Lucian Badd saved my life. He jumped into the freezing water of the Ketchikan harbor after I fell in. He took me to his room, stripped my wet clothes off, and wrapped me in a warm blanket.
That should have been it. I should have hit the road as soon as I could, because I’m a vagabond, a drifter. A homeless orphan with no family and no future except what I create for myself. Which is why getting tangled up with a guy—no matter how tall, dark, quiet, and sexy he may be—is a really terrible idea.
Yet…I kissed him anyway. And that one kiss? It set my world on fire, turned everything upside down.
I know I shouldn’t get involved with him. I tell myself I won’t. Yet, I still get pulled in by him and his seven brothers and their wives and girlfriends—by the concept of family, something I haven’t had in a very, very long time. Something I never thought I’d have again.
Every moment I spend with Lucian turns my present into perfect, and puts my future at risk.
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As the second youngest Badd brother, I’ve lived my entire life in the broad shadows cast by my older brothers—the burly, bad boy bartender, the Navy SEAL, the trick pilot, the athlete, and the rock star twins. Even my younger brother, Xavier, finds a way to outshine everyone in the room with his unassuming charisma and dizzying intellect. More and more lately, I’ve been asking myself where I fit in.
And then Joss Mackenzie fell into the Inside Passage in the middle of a freak snowstorm, and in so doing, fell into my life. I saved her from the icy water, but can I can I save myself from falling for a girl I know is only going to end up doing the one thing she does best—leave?
It’s evident from the first kiss what the answer is—there’s no saving myself, not from the magnetic appeal of her wild, untamable spirit, or the exotic allure of her caramel skin and long dreadlocks and golden-brown eyes and perfect body. I’m helpless against this attraction.
But as I seek to find myself and my place among my larger-than-life brothers, will I lose my heart to the exotic beauty with walls a mile high and a tragic past?
Just as steam as the rest of the series and completely worth the cost of a cup of coffee! I got lost in this book for a few hours and it was fantastic!
Another Badd Boy
Jasinda Wilder never disappoints. The Badd brothers is a series of books about some insanely hot brothers who live in Alaska and run a bar. Lucian is the focus of this installment (the 7th book) of the Badd Brothers series. Lucian and Joss meet when he saves her after she falls into the icy cold water after having just arrived in his town. Joss has a very complicated and troubled past, but Lucian is drawn to her. I liked how this book was not an instant love kind of story. There was a bit of charachter development first. Joss has had a hard life and tells Lucian that she prefers to take things slowly between them. The chemistry is intense and the romance is sweet. This book, like the others in this series, do not have to be read in order.