Today we have the blog tour for Christi Barth’s Never Been Good!
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Author: Christi Barth
Publication Date: 3 April 2018
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Series: Never Been Good, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
USA Today bestseller Christi Barth returns with another steamy Bad Boys Gone Good novel!
Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker. Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist. Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.
My Review:As seems to happen with me more often than not lately (way to pay attention, lol) this ended up being a second in a series and I didn't realize it. Of course the good thing to know is that it wasn't until I was well into the book, about 15% that I realized that fact so I can say without a doubt that this can be read as a standalone. The only thing that even made me realize is that one of the brothers has a serious relationship going on and I thought no way would the author do that in the first in a series about three brothers. Anyway, jump right in here if you want to, Christi Barth does a fantastic job of setting up the story with out giving away anything that would make you feel like you were missing something, but you'll totally be going back and reading book one because, why wouldn't you?
I really enjoyed this story about Flynn and Sierra, the back story they each have and then watching them fall in love and support the other. Individually they are so interesting to get to know but together they are an amazing story. How do you fall in love when you can't share your secrets, when you can't share your past, your fears, your hopes. How do you fall in love when you have to become someone entirely different?
Never Been Good is such a cute sweet story. I loved how sweet Flynn is, how much of an Alpha he is but how kind and caring is. I loved Sienna's strength, her desire to take care of herself, to be strong even though she has felt weak for so long. There is some angst that I am never a huge fan of but as expected things work themselves out and our couple finds their joy, though I will say there is room for questions left at the end that means we should have a check in with them come book 3.
If you are looking for a summer read that will give you the romance you want, the suspense you need, the sweetness and angst to keep you turning pages and craving more definitely pick up this series and this book in particular. I am really excited to go back and read book one but more to get to Kellan's story, the one is going to, as my 9 year old would say, be EPIC!
~ HAPPY READING ~