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The Bad Boy's Guilt by Sara Daniel
Series: The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
A broken-down car destroys Nicole DeMonde’s plan to be cool and self-sufficient when she returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding.
The cop who comes to her rescue is none other than local hottie Wyatt Truman, who slept with her then dumped her when they were teens. She has no choice but to accept his help. However, she knows better than to trust him with her heart twice.
Wyatt is determined to earn Nicole’s forgiveness and make amends for his callous past. Once he lays eyes on her, he can’t help wanting more than forgiveness. In fact, his intentions are starting to bear a suspicious resemblance to the forever variety.
If she can’t avoid Wyatt, a one-night stand might be just the thing Nicole needs to work him out of her system. Or will her recovery plan destroy her heart once and for all?
This was another quick read (I read in about 45 minutes) but it was equally as good as the first if not better. Wyatt really was a number one jerk fifteen years ago and did something out of a misguided revenge on Zane that he never should have done. In doing that he hurt Nicole (who also happens to be Zane’s sister) and himself if he’s honest. He knew just how much he messed and now with Zane marrying Wyatt’s sister Julianne he is really nervous about seeing Nicole again.Nicole is just as nervous about seeing Wyatt but also about being back in a town where she will have to face her own past. One where her father was an alcoholic and a brother whom everyone thought would be just like him. Her past as taught her that if you keep people at a distance and don’t let them in then they can’t hurt you.
Of course her car breaking down and Wyatt being the first person runs into doesn’t really go according to her plan. From the moment these two meet again you can see just how much of a connection they share. One of the things I really liked about Wyatt is how he accepted and owned his past, mistakes and all. He didn’t just write it off as a teen learning to become an adult. After all we all regret things we did as teens. He however accepts them and tells Nicole that he is willing to fight for a second chance with her. I also loved that Nicole, although emotionally a wreck, was strong. I loved how much she pursued Wyatt and the way he did his best to keep his distance. So far all of the characters we have met both in this book and in the previous have been so wonderful and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
“Aren’t you going to invite me in for coffee?”
“No.” Fortunately, she didn’t know how much he wanted to invite her in. He had two nights and one day to get through. He’d protect her and send her away again. At the very least, she deserved that much.
“We could skip the coffee part.” She batted her eyelashes and laughed.
The laugh sucker-punched him. “I’m not going to make a move on you.”
Tomorrow, they’d be in-laws of a sort. He wouldn’t do anything to upset his sister on her wedding day. Having Zane beat the hell out of him for the things he’d do with Nicole if she walked inside his house again would definitely upset Julianne.
“Lucky for you, I’m looking forward to being the one who initiates all the moves.” She trailed her fingernails along his arm.
“I’m trying to make up for the past, not repeat it. Stay here.” He ran into the house and closed himself inside. Leaning against the door, he sucked in a deep breath. He never thought twice about doing the right thing on a daily basis, but, with Nicole, it took all his willpower.
Once calmness and control settled over him, he returned to the truck and stowed her luggage. As he resettled behind the wheel, she adjusted something on the rearview mirror.
“What are you doing?” he asked.
“Giving you a souvenir.” She shot him a smug look.
The glow of the outside lights revealed a silhouette of pale lacy fabric hanging from the mirror. He nearly choked on his tongue. “You took off your underwear?”
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