Betting The Bad Boy
by Sugar Jamison
Published: February 2, 2016
The Bad Boys of Destiny are back and this rugged Alpha is in for the surprise of his life when he comes back to town.
Ten years ago, Duke King knew that getting involved with Grace Truman would only bring trouble into his already hard life. After all, the son of the town drunk has no business falling for the judge’s daughter…a passion that led to disaster and ended with Duke serving a ten year prison sentence. Duke never wanted to return to Destiny, especially now that he’s built a multimillion dollar custom car empire with his brothers. But when his sick aunt calls him home, he must face his past and discover a secret that instantly changes his life.
Grace never thought she would see Duke again, especially after years of silence. But when Duke comes storming back into her life, looking hotter than ever, and determined to get to know the son he never knew he had, she realizes that maybe she’d been wrong about him so many years ago. So Grace decides to make Duke a bet. If he can stay in the house with them for the next thirty days and prove he’ll be a good father, she’ll agree to letting him be part of his son’s life. If not, he’d better be prepared for a fight.
Going from single guy to family man isn’t going to be easy for Duke, especially with the still sexy, now fiery, Grace clouding his every thought. Can Duke be the man he never thought he could be or will his old bad boy ways be too much to conquer?
Duke was definitely a bad boy gone good. Oooh my. I loved his character. Grace was a down-to-earth woman; a hard working mother. I can relate to that! Haha.
It has been years since Duke and Grace saw each other; he was in jail, and she was shipped off by her father to live elsewhere. It’s the same story; boy and girl meet, father doesn’t like boy; boy gets in trouble, etc. However, there was a huge misunderstanding between both of them. Duke gets out of jail and thinks Grace hates him. She thinks Duke hates her. It’s an absolute disaster.
I had this book figured out from about 15% into it. I pretty much knew how it was going to end. But I kept on reading. I was captivated by how he could not know, and if he did, how he could not care. The explanation was not what I expected though. It was a twisted series of events that led to the miscommunication.
This was my first book by Sugar Jamison, and while I did not fall in love, I think I would give another book a try. I liked her style and the way everything unfolded, I just found it to be a tad predictable. Overall though, it was a sweet story with a happy ending.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review, provided by NetGalley.
So, what did you guys think? Is it another book added to your TBR?