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Return of the Bad Boy

(Second Chance #4)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  773 ratings  ·  170 reviews
He's a mess...

Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways come to a sudden stop when he learns he's the father of a three-year-old from a past relationship and suddenly this rock star
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Forever
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Jessica Lemmon
Aug 04, 2015 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)
***UPDATE*** A COVER! *runs around squealing with delight*

Hi Readers!

I'm going to try not to litter this post with exclamation points, but it might be challenging considering all I can think to type is ASHER!!! Yes, Evergreen Cove's visiting "rock god" is finally getting a book, and Gloria (after being a secondary character in The Millionaire Affair, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, Rescuing the Bad Boy, and A Bad Boy for Christmas) is finally getting to tell her story. She's sure not going to make
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Confession Time. THIS IS MY FIRST BOOK THAT I HAVE READ FROM JESSICA LEMMON. I didn’t even know of the Second Chance Series. But thank goodness for Netgalley, because it allowed me to discover this new author and this series.

Return of the Bad Boy was sexy, sweet, and oh so sinfully addicting!!! Jessica Lemmon has whipped up a romance that will set hearts fluttering as a rockstar bad boy makes it known to the woman who walked away from
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars !

Jessica Lemmon is a very talented author, she gives life to her characters in such an authentic way that, as a reader, I had the feeling to be a part of their story. Needless to say that I devoured this book ! Return of the Bad Boy is the fourth installment in the Second Chance series, a favorite trope of mine. It can be read as a standalone, the author does an excellent job at introducing all her characters. It was my first book by Jessica Lemmon but, after enjoying it so much, I have
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4 stars!

ARC kindly provided by Rock Star Lit and the author in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Asher and Gloria! A second chance romance among a rock star/chlidren's book author and his agent!

This is the fourth installment of the series Second Chance and the first book I read from Ms. Lemmon. On the good side, the writing was really beautiful! The story was moving in a nice pace and all issues were addressed and resolved in a non-magical way but with communication and
Eve (Between The Bookends)
I started this one a few days ago, but then I realized (view spoiler)

SO over that type of plot device...

Christy LoveOfBooks

Finally! I was hoping for Gloria and Asher’s story as soon as they appeared in the first Second Chance book, so I’m a happy girl! Return of the Bad Boy did not disappoint.

Oh boy, have these two gone round and round for a while now. Their story was perfect for the finale, because we got to witness what Gloria and Asher were already dealing with throughout the previous books and how it all led up to this. They’ve had a complicated, and often times antagonistic relationship. Ah, but do sparks ever
Claire Robinson
3 - "No more whiskey for me..." Stars!

This is the second book I have read by this author, the first one didn’t really blow me away, and Return of the Bad Boy definitely falls into the 'didn’t love it, didn’t hate it' category.

I think my main issues were the on/off relationship between Ash and Glo, in that it was all over the place for most of the book. But you can tell that Jessica has built a great world of characters and stories around the town of Evergreen Cove, Ohio, and I wonder if I would
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Return of the Bad Boy was not an easy romance, these characters have history and a lot of it is volatile, but they also can't deny the pull between them. I loved every minute of this complicated, emotional, sweet and very, very sexy story. It was really hard reading this book knowing it was the last in the exceptional Second Chances series, but Jessica Lemmon takes this series out on a high note giving resident rock god Asher Knight and
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing

5 "Do this thing with me." Stars

Return of the Bad Boy is another excellent installment in Jessica Lemmon's Second Chance Series. The fourth bad boy, the rock star of the group returns to Evergreen Cove after some life-altering news rocks his existence. He and book agent Gloria Shield get the second (maybe 3rd or 4th) chance to have each other in a way neither was prepared to have. Another awesome second chance story in Lemmon's lovely third person writing style.

Having read this book in an
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Coffee dates with Return of the Bad Boy

First Date: We have witnessed Asher and Gloria’s on again off again romance since the beginning and I could not wait to begin this first date. Asher is a sexy rocker and children’s book writer. He was a huge playboy until Gloria. Gloria believes Asher cheated on her with a groupie, but Asher denies being with any other woman when they were together. Asher wants Gloria in his life, but a series I complications have prevented him from pursuing her. There is
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lemmon is back with my favorite bad boys and oh yes Asher is just yummy! If you read the previous books you know already that Asher doesn't have the best reputation. He's a rock star and children's book author but now he is ready to put down roots since he found out he has a 3 year old son.

Gloria dated Asher 3 years ago but that ended badly. Now it's only a business/friends relationship with an hookup here and there but once she starts seeing the changes in Asher she starts thinking that just
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am sad to see this series end. That said, I loved the way it finished up. Asher and Gloria. Asher. I can understand why she has such a hard time staying away from him, even with him drinking that awful smoothie.

Minor Spoilers if you haven't read the first books....

Asher finally grows up. He was heading on this path, but in the first 3 books, he really is the one of the guys who is still a player, living life to the fullest. But, and I can't remember who said it (Evan??) when one of the guys
Jennifer Schultheis
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon is sexy, intense, and worth the read. The characters are well-developed, the story is well-written, and the cover is freaking hot!

Under the term “bad boy” Asher Knight should be listed at the very top. This bad boy is hard to resist! Asher can have any woman he wants and frequently does, but when he and Glo get closer than they should, flames erupt and there is no stopping them…until one of Asher’s groupies comes between them. From this point on it’s all
3 stars

This is my second book by Jessica Lemmon and I just don't think we are a good mix. I enjoyed the storyline-reformed bad boy becomes a good man and his scenes with his little boy are very sweet. I did wonder why he didn't demand a custody agreement in the beginning. I also found the sexual aspects of the book very well written and super hot. Gloria and Ash worked very well together in bed (or against a wall, bent over a desk, get the picture) But I had issues with the heroine.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 stars

"RETURN OF THE BAD BOY is sweet and steamy!"

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Anna's Herding Cats
Sep 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
omg omg omg is this gonna be Glo and Ash?!! Please!!!! Let it be Glo and Ash.
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley, 5-stars
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

YES! FINALLY! Asher and Gloria. Jessica teased us throughout this series and I was itching to get my hands on this book. I wanted an epic story and I wasn't disappointed. I mean, I already loved him going in, but then seeing him with his son (so cute!) and his adorable dog just made me love him so much more. The dog! I won't give anything away because I think the less you know, the better, but I definitely reached out to
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Return of the Bad Boy
Second Chance series book #4
Release Date: April 26, 2016

I'm not gonna beat around the bush here...I love this series! From the first page in book #1, I've been utterly captivated! I almost had to take a step back when I opened this book. I wanted to read it desperately, but I wanted to make it last at the same time. Crazy? Perhaps!

I fell in love with Asher Knight from the very moment he walked onto the page in the first book. He's a rockstar, and Lawd, I have a weakness for
Melissa Mendoza
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Return of the Bad Boy
Author:Jessica Lemmon
Series:Second Chance Series, Book #4
Release Date:April 26, 2016
Genre(s):Contemporary Romance
Page Count:416
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

He's a mess...

Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways come
Amy A
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Return of the Bad Boy was one where I literally stopped everything else I was reading and picked this up......and proceeded not to put it down again until finished.

For anyone who has read this series since the beginning with Bringing Home the Bad Boy there has always been Gloria and Asher. These two characters proceeded to dance around the edges of the other books in the series, while the other couples were getting their happily-ever-afters, and I was so happy when Jessica Lemmon announced she
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it

When I first started this story I was worried that not having read the previous books in the series might make me feel as though I was missing too much to enjoy the story. It was clear that there was a past between the two main characters, Asher and Gloria, that had been told in those previous books. But the premise of the book was so good and the author started off on just the right note for me to want to keep going and find out.

I am so happy that I did. This was a fantastic story and if
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Rock star Asher Knight has just learned he has a 3-year old son by the woman who derailed his relationship with his agent, Gloria Shields. He's back in Evergreen Cove to establish a relationship with his son and hopefully get the one with Gloria back on track. But she's a big commitment challenge and he's got his work cut out for him.

Both Asher and Gloria are fascinating characters, she especially. Gloria's tough, highly skilled and an infamous loner. I was
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG Finally!!! I have been waiting for Asher and Gloria's story and boy it did not disappoint. Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone - as always though, I recommend reading this entire series because it's just that great.

Asher Knight is the typical rockstar. He live a life of plenty... including women. Gloria Shields is his agent and the sexual tensions and chemistry between these two is through the roof. She's spunky, sassy, full of fire and everything that
Heather andrews
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked the man Asher was when he was with Gloria, “you make me an animal, sweetheart.” He bared his teeth. She kissed the underside of his chin." Asher is not a bashful man, "no boxers, so he was free and so hard and absolutely ready to go. “We need to get you on the pill, Sarge.” Her hands flattened on his shirt. He shoved his hands higher, cupping her bottom and moving her directly over him." I loved this book Asher was a good man.
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the 4th book in this series, and I have to say I'm let down by this book. There was a lot of build up and I just felt like the factors that went into making the first 3 books so great was lacking in this book. I really enjoyed the dynamics of the characters and relationship development in the first three that this one was almost painful in comparison. There was little to enjoy about these characters.

I felt the chemistry was forced, mostly because there is so much angst. The back and
Nicole P
The last installment in the Second Chance series sees bad boy rocker Asher Knight falling for tough as nails Gloria Shields. Their road to a HEA is fraught with issues and only adds to their growth and development as individuals and as a couple. As usual, Jessica Lemmon spins a lovely tale of love and acceptance, of taking chances and believing that we're all worthy of love. I would recommend reading the other three books in the series first but it's not a must.
Kathleen R.
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Return Of The Bad Boy
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Series: Second Chances series, book 4
Publisher: Forever
Reviewer: Kathleen
Release Date: April 26th, 2016
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count:416 pages
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

He's a mess...

Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways
Ralou by Collector Of Book Boyfriends


book review: 4 “Sarge” stars!

"We were always fated to be, you were meant for me." - Fated -

The I thoroughly enjoyed it doesn’t even begin to cover how much I loved this book and the story it tells. A story that totally captured my heart and made me fall head over heels with the amazing and unforgettable Ashria (Asher + Gloria = Ashria ;) ). There ISN’T a thing that I didn’t love about the Return of the Bad Boy since Jessica Lemmon once again did her magic
Mignon Mykel
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Jessica Lemmon first introduced her bad boys of Evergreen Cove in Bringing Home the Bad Boy with Evan and his adorable boy, Lyon, and his late wife's b.f.f., Charlie... I knew this series was going to be a hit. And quite frankly, I was shocked because I, personally, couldn't quite get on her previous bandwagon and was shocked to find that Evan and Lyon were the Evan and Lyon in Kimber and Landon's book, The Millionaire Affair. With just that one book, with Evan, and Lyon, and Charlie, ...more
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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create ...more

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