The Good Bad Boy by Raven McAllan

The Good Bad Boy by Raven McAllan
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short story (43 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

What do you do when a co-star won’t take no for an answer and your film company wants you to be in a committed relationship?

Noah Jackson knows—turn to his estranged wife and throw himself on her mercy.

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Should she trust him and give him the support he needs? Can they become a couple again? Or should she give in to her insecurities and forever wonder … what if?

Noah and Summer had been a thing many a moon ago, but some doctored photos, a stunning blonde co-star and a number of insecurities had them both blowing up and leaving the other hurting badly. Time has rolled on though, and now Noah is back in town again. Noah and Summer still desperately crave each other, but have they learned lessons from their previous mistakes?

I found this to be a fun and light short story. I was pleased that Noah and Summer’s break up was well into their past – and while the hurt and problems still needed resolving between them, the actual arguments had eased with the passage of time. The doctored photos – or more precisely, Summer’s lack of self-confidence and faith in Noah – both felt a bit clichéd and I don’t feel I’d have been as empathetic or forgiving to Summer had that all happened during the book itself. Summer having the calmness and strength from a few years having passed gave her a much more realistic and mature outlook on the situation and her being able to own up to her mistakes really helped me feel in her corner and root for her and Noah to patch their relationship up.

One of the reasons I picked this story up was because it was the second in the Bare Alley Ink series – about a tattoo parlour where the tattoo artist is a bear shifter. Therefore I was quite disappointed that pretty much none of this story revolved around either the parlour, or really anything much paranormal. I feel readers hoping for a paranormal or shape-shifter world (or element to the story) will find this lacking in that respect.

From the perspective of a romance reader though, I did enjoy how most of the plot centered around Noah and Summer reconnecting and almost starting their relationship new once again. Instead of re-hashing old arguments, or being plagued by what could have been or other far less romantic and interesting aspects which the book could have focused on, I really enjoyed seeing the two characters show each other just how much they had each matured, and how honest they were with just how badly they had missed the other. I found it sweet and romantic and a good indication that they’d both learned from their mistakes and personal issues.

With some steamy sex and plenty of emotion, this was a fun and happy contemporary story that I enjoyed.

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