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A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne.

Derek Spencer hadn’t even bothered to RSVP to his Catfish Creek’s high school reunion. He’d been too busy fighting a war in Afghanistan in his capacity as a Marine and wouldn’t even be in the States during the event. Unfortunately, one emergency phone call from his mother changed everything.

Tessa Daniels had been voted most likely to do everything back in high school. She somehow didn’t think that included acquiring her very own stalker at the relatively young age of twenty-eight. It had stopped being simply annoying after someone broke into her house, invading her privacy. Now, she was actually in fear for her life.

Derek’s mother feels terrible that her son has spent almost every waking hour at the hospital, watching over his recovering father. She sets out—and succeeds—in arranging for Derek and Tessa to attend their high school reunion together. Neither one of them expected sparks to fly or memories of long-lost crushes to emerge, but they are not only faced with their newfound passion…they must also confront the person trying to extinguish their chance to rekindle the flames of past desires.

107 pages, Kindle Edition

First published June 27, 2017

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Kennedy Layne

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Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her romantic thrillers in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. Kennedy also has a deep love for cozy mysteries, thrillers, and basically any book that can keep her guessing until the very end. They live in the Midwest with their menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.

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4,953 reviews306 followers
September 30, 2018
Derek is back home from the Marine Corps after his father landed in the hospital. His parents feel that they owe his recovery to Tessa and inform Tessa that since Derek is back home, maybe they can go to the high school reunion together. Neither was going to go as it's the last thing on Derek's mind, and for Tessa, she has been so busy with work and trying to keep her life together as someone wants Tessa dead as she has got a stalker and it doesn't seem like whoever it may be is going to stop anytime soon. After a few more interactions, Derek feels the need to protect Tessa, and they finally decide to accompany each other to their ten-year High school reunion. The night doesn't bode so well for Tessa as she is attacked again, this time in the women's restroom. Tessa and Derek leave, and soon we can see a romance brewing between the pair as well as the fact someone really is turning up the stalker ante on Tessa. When the stalker finally corners Tessa, will it end with her dead on the floor or will Derek be able to step in and save the day and in doing so realising he doesn't plan on letting Tessa go ever again ? Find out in Honor by Kennedy Layne, another great tale in the Bad Boy Homecoming series.
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2,734 reviews138 followers
June 27, 2017
If you are looking for some quick romance and suspense, this is your book. Both elements are well balanced and that made the book an example of a good short story. I wanted entirely invested in the two main characters and this is the reason I am not giving the book a higher rating. I liked what the author did with the stalker plotline. I wasn't able to guess who was behind the dead flowers, the phone calls and other gruesome things that happened to Tessa which is always a plus in my book. The epilogue was very nice and definitely my favorite part of the book.

Derek is not a bad boy. He is a nice caring person who serves his country and helps Tessa when he finds out that she is in danger. He doesn't fit the description of the series title.He is a softie and completely the opposite of a bad boy.
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744 reviews38 followers
June 28, 2017
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book, given by the author.
Finished the third book, yes I have been reading them all in weird order, but they still work out great so no problems there! lol

This time we get Derek and Tessa's story and I have to say it really hit home. I have a few friends at the Marine Corps and I can say for a fact that their lives are similar to Derek's. Living to serve your country is an honourable thing, but that leaves them with little space for anything else. They are unable to create real bonds with people because sooner or later they will be moving on to the next post.

Clearly similar to what Derek's though at first, he figured he could just have this week and then move on, but life is funny like that and he was blindsided by the attraction they both felt. Everything was intensified by her stalker, which brought out the alpha male inside of him and now there was no turning him off.

I think he knew he was done for since their first kiss, but his obligations with his country were weighting on him, he has an extremely hard and life changing choice to make.

Tessa was sweet and hardworking, she has a great life and she is happy, until things start to get weird and scary, and Derek might be just what she needs.
I'm sure she had no doubts when it came to him, she was sure he was leaving so that might have made her think twice before falling for him, but she was head over hills the second he picked her up for their date.

I loved the fact that this time around the characters knew each other from before but they never really had a relationship, it's a brand new story that starts out of a fate encounter.

Another two lives changes by the reunion!

I'm off to the next one!
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2,794 reviews1,381 followers
June 23, 2017
I was really excited to read the Bad Boy Homecoming series as it sounded like something totally different - 5 couples; 10 different people, all someone we might identify with back in high school. Kennedy Layne's Honor was outstanding. Tessa and Derek had passion, emotional intensity, banter and kept me hooked from the get go! 

When Tessa Daniels finds herself suddenly getting victimized and terrorized by an unknown assailant, Marine Corp soldier (and all around hottie) Derek Spencer comes to her rescue. While being classmates ten years ago, they never really ran in the same circles or hung out to due to life getting in the way. But when Derek's mom sets them up on a date to attend the Catfish Creek high school reunion together, sparks fly! But will their newfound love be jeopardized by a dangerous stalker or will Derek and Tessa be able to stop them in time?

I really really loved this! I am a sucker for a military man and Derek was such an amazing alpha hero! I loved his protective nature and chemistry with Tessa. This was an absolute delight to read! Bravo! 4 stars! ~Ratula
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318 reviews19 followers
June 26, 2017
Honor by Kennedy Layne is part of Bad Boy Homecoming series. It is 5 different authors that focus on 10 different people (5 *couples*) that all come together for their 10 year high school reunion.

One thing that I think is starting to get overused in books is the term "Bad Boy". To me, Derek didn't fit into that category. That being said, I still liked this quick read. The description of this book is pretty much the story, so I won't add more to ruin any twists this book has!!

If you are looking for a quick read, and like the sound of this book, then I recommend picking up Honor!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC from InkSlinger PR in exchange for a honest review.**

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3,990 reviews473 followers
October 6, 2019
I read this entire series while on vacation last week in Florida. It was the PERFECT pick for my vacation! The stories weren't overly short or long. They were just perfect! I don't have a favorite, so don't ask me LOL they were all really fantastic in their own right!

If you're as old as I am, you may have experienced a few HS reunions yourself and maybe, like me, you may not have wanted to re-visit those days for whatever reason, but a whooooooooooole lot can change in a decade, both good and bad, and in the end, you might just end up re-connecting with people you never thought in a million years you would :) IMO, that's what this series was all about. Each author took two people in the same world and brought them back together ....

In Honor by Kennedy Layne we get Derek and Tessa's reunion. However, I don't know if I would call their story a second chance. IMO, it's more of a chance to go after what I should have gone after back in the day. It's a fine line between the two tropes, but it's there .... But who really cares, because it was fantastic LOL I really loved both their characters. Kennedy Layne is a new to me author and she has impressed me with her development. I loved the set up of the story as well as the execution. It didn't miss a single mark. This is by far the sweetest story in the series. VERY heartwarming with a lot of heart!

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2,435 reviews381 followers
July 9, 2017
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As was the case with the previous books in the Bad Boy Homecoming series, this one was a quick, smoking hot read. Following Avery Flynn's lead in Trouble, it added a little darker, more suspenseful storyline to the mix. I really appreciated the extra bit of oomph it provided for the story. 

Honor follows Derek, the military hero, and Tessa, the nurse heroine, as they get their second chance at romance. I really liked both of them and what was happening between them felt authentic. I liked that he was the one crushing on her hardcore in high school and how, with a little help from his meddlesome mother, they were going to their reunion together. They were both hardworking, genuine people who deserved a happily ever after. The biggest wrench in that plan, however, was that Derek was simply on leave and Tessa was up for a promotion of sorts at work, so there would come a time when distance would be a problem. But I was pretty sure they could figure something out. They were too perfect together not to. 

As much as I really enjoyed the romance between these two, I also dug the stalker storyline. Yeah, I'm aware that's a strange thing to say, but I'm owning it. Of course I didn't WANT Tessa to have a stalker, but I did appreciate that it wasn't a totally predictable storyline. I never did guess who was behind it until the big reveal. I don't read a whole lot of mystery or suspense books, but I find that I enjoy them when they're thrown into a good romance. 

There were some feels with this book, particularly near the end. I soaked every single one of them up, too. Honor was a great addition to the Bad Boy Romance series. It was my first Kennedy Layne book, but it won't be my last. I enjoyed her characters and writing quite a bit. 
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492 reviews8 followers
June 26, 2017
This was probably my favorite book in the series, I just adored both Tessa and Derek’s characters and their second chance at love just made the best story!

Tessa and Derek each had crushes on one another in high school but never did anything about it. 10 years later Derek has taken leave from the Marines to come home when his father is hospitalized and this happens to coincide with his 10 year high school reunion. His fathers nurse happens to be the woman he crushed on in high school, Tessa, and with a little meddling from his mother Tessa and Derek wind up as each others dates to the reunion. Derek’s taken this leave to be with his father and is hesitant to leave his side to go with Tessa but when threats start to be made towards her he refuses to leave her side. Things heat up pretty quickly between the two but they both know that Derek’s leave is just temporary so it can’t go anywhere.

I absolutely freaking loved the ending of this book, it is SO sweet! The whole story is sweet but the ending definitely melted my heart. I couldn’t put this one down, read the entire story in one sitting and loved every page! Really looking forward to reading more from this author!

I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
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1,725 reviews
June 23, 2017
Honor (Bad Boy Homecoming #4) by Kennedy Layne
4 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: stalker
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Tessa and Derek are old high school crushes. While they never acted on their crush way back when, Derek is home on temporary leave in order to make sure that his father is OK, and re-meets Tessa, who is actually one of his fathers' nurses.

Tessa has a great life. She is a nurse and loves her job. She has great friends, but doesn't want to go to her 10 year reunion because there isn't really much there for her. However, when Derek comes back in to her life, she takes notice - he was hot back in high school, but now, he is on a higher scale of hotness.

Derek isn't looking for anything other than a few days off, seeing his parents and rest. When he sees Tessa again, she catches his eye, but he doesn't want to abandon his father in the hospital. When his mom suggests that she would like Derek to take Tessa to their 10 year reunion, he is hesitant. However, when he sees that someone is bothering her, his protective instincts kick in.

What follows is a sweet story between Derek and Tessa. The mystery comes to head and Derek and Tessa need to decide whether or not they want this relationship to continue or just be a fling.

It's a sweet second chance friends - to - lovers romance.
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568 reviews5 followers
July 26, 2017
I was initially drawn to this story because it was part of the Bad Boy Homecoming series and I had enjoyed the other books immensely so even though this was a new to me author, I took a chance. Glad thing I did. This was a great story. I loved the connection between Derek and Tessa and it had just the right amount of suspense that kept me engaged from start to finish and I had no clue who the "bad guy" was. I'll definitely be checking out more stories by this author.
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313 reviews7 followers
July 5, 2017
By: Kennedy Layne

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Star Review by Kristie K

Kennedy Layne drops it like it’s hot with her installment of the Bad Boy Homecoming series, and it is HOT indeed…

What do you get when you take 5 bestselling authors, 5 unique storylines, all set in the same location in small town Texas at a high school reunion? You get the Bad Boy Homecoming series, which contains five AMAZING books all their own. Honor is the fourth installment in this amazing and unique series, written by the indelible Kennedy Layne.

Honor focuses on Derek Spencer, a marine home on emergency leave when his father undergoes open heart surgery, and Tessa Daniels, a high school friend and nurse on the cardiac floor of the hospital. Both Derek and Tessa held unspoken attraction for the other from the time they were in high school, neither believing they were good enough for the other. When Derek learns that Tessa is facing a frightening stalker all on her own, he decides to do whatever he can to help bring the smile back to her face. The meddling his mother did is no longer unwelcome as it gives him the perfect opportunity to accompany Tessa to the reunion, and help her with her problem. As tension rises, neither one of them can deny their attraction and desire for one another. When they finally give in, the chemistry is off the charts and something neither of them expected. With feelings growing stronger, and the stalker becoming more brazen and dangerous, there is more than just their hearts on the line.

Honor is a relatively short read, with great character development, and a captivating plot. I truly enjoyed meeting Derek and Tessa, and their story was captivating, exciting, fun, and sexy. Derek was a wonderful lead male, with his quiet strength, intelligence, and big heart. He wasn’t an overbearing alpha male, and his loyalty and love for family and friends is heartwarming. Tessa is a treasure. Her sweet nature, kind heart, and enduring faithfulness is inspiring. The plot and storyline are somewhat unique, with a history between the characters and an unspoken desire, a hint of danger and intrigue, and unbelievable chemistry. There were times when I would have loved to have a bit more background, a little more detail, and a little more oomph. That being said, I still loved the book, the story, and the characters. The idea of this series grabbed me from the beginning, and the authors were the icing on the cake. Ms. Layne did an amazing job with her part of the series, and I look forward to seeing the others.

Kristie K
951 reviews9 followers
July 5, 2017
This review is for the entire series.

Dropout 4stars
Is it wrong of me to have wanted an epilogue showing some sort of bad karma for Karley, Jason, and Anton? I'm was hoping it would come out that maybe Jason cheated on the bar exam and got disbarred and disgraced which caused Karley to bail. Or something that knocked him down a few pegs. Plus Anton maybe getting caught with his dental hygienist or something. Maybe that will come out at the 20 year reunion. Okay despite the fact that didn't happen I enjoyed this quick read with Grayson and Kate. I'm also looking forward to reading the rest of the homecoming series. I'm glad Kate got her life back. I see all to often one spouse supporting the other through school to only get left behind later.

Trouble 3stars
Leah had a high school crush on Drew. Drew was the older brother of her ex-best friend Jessica. Leah and Jessica became high school enemies. Drew and Leah hooked up one summer after graduate school but he left for a job. She's worried of a repeat.

Prom Queen 2.75 stars
I didn't care for Jessica that much. I'm still not sure why she was upset with Leah. She was the cruel one that rejected Leah first in school. At the reunion she makes the comment Leah's not good enough for Drew. Still not happy nothing happened to Karly and Jason.

Honor 3 stars
Tessa is a nurse while Derek is a marine. Derek's meddling mom tries to set him up with Tessa for their reunion. Tessa is dealing with a stalker and Derek tries to help her.

Rock Star 3stars
Travis and Rae were high school sweethearts. She let Travis leave to pursue his music career. She had her own goals of becoming a veterinarian. Years later realizes he's missing something and heads back for the reunion. He and Rae have a weekend together before he heads back to New York. Once he's there Rae realizes she played the strong person last time and she wants to lean on him this time and heads to New York.

Overall for series
The first book was my favorite but I've read several of Carrie Ann Ryan's books. The other authors were new to me. Perhaps that's why I didn't care for them as much. I'm so disappointed that Karly and Jason didn't get what they both deserved. I wanted an epilogue just about those two.
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1,114 reviews
July 18, 2017
I loved this book by Kennedy, my 4th book in the series and this book is Derek and Tessa.
I love how all the characters overlap into other books, yet it still isn't an absolute to read the other book to know what's going on.

Derek, home on emergency leave from the Marine Corp because his father had a heart attack and his leave coincides with the 10 year high school reunion. Derek has no intention on going, his job is to make sure his Dad is okay and then head back to his team overseas. Derek's Dad is doing well enough to go home, meanwhile his Mother runs into Tessa who works on the cardiac floor and although Tessa doesn't want to go either, tries to fix the two of them up.

When Derek sees Tessa who he had a little teeny thing for in high school, he changes his tune and talks Tessa into going. Meanwhile Tessa has been having problems with an unknown person who's threats and actions are escalating. Derek picks up on this and even though Tessa has called the police, they right it off. Until it gets pretty ugly and they can't. Derek is determined to protect Tessa at all costs. Meanwhile they both know that he has to leave in a week to rejoin his unit and consider his future as a Marine. Tessa is tending to blame a relationship gone kind of wrong that ended 6 months ago and while he's confronted at the masquerade ball, Derek feels like he's not the one. They need to look outside the box.

Derek and Tessa enjoys each others company for a the remainder of the week and I loved how "bossy" Derek was with her and how special he made her feel. Tessa too is in over her head and they both wonder what will happen at the end of the week when he has to leave. Derek wants her safe before he leaves. Steam level was smoking!

And thus during a little emergency trip to the hospital with his Dad, Tessa along we see the story come to a head and man, I didn't see that one coming. And the crazy that went with it!

I love this series, Kennedy wrote a great book, I knew just from the blurb I'd love these two and I did.
I highly recommend the whole series.
Great story Kennedy! I loved it!
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1,136 reviews18 followers
June 28, 2017
Your Gaurdian!!!

Derek Spencer, a Marine who didn't even bothered to RSVP to his high school reunion. He had been busy fighting a war in Afghanistan plus he never thought he would make it back home in time for the event. But one phone call changed everything.

Tessa Daniels graduated high school with honors, she was voted likely to do everything. Now she was a at the age of twenty-eight plus she has her own stalker. It all started out innocent but enough is enough.

Derek's mother felt bad about him spending all his time at the hospital sitting vigil over his recovering father. She set him and Tessa up on a blind date to attend their high school reunion together.

At first he was reluctant but sensing that something was off where Tessa was concerned, he went to the reunion with his high school crush. The woman couldn't catch a break and it was taking a toll on her. The person Tessa thought was harassing her wasn't the culprit.

She was happy that Derek was there for her when she needed him the most. He wasn't taking any changes when it came to her. They finally gave into their feelings for each other. A high school crush that turned into something more as they both found their way HOME.

HONOR is the fourth book in the BAD BOY HOMECOMING>/b> series. It was heartwarming, fascinating and steamy. Kennedy Layne did an excellent job!

****Teaser courtesy of Kennedy Layne.****
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527 reviews33 followers
June 29, 2017
Ooh...I love how this book in the Bad Boy Homecoming series took a turn for the darker side and ratcheted up the suspense and tension! Derek is the ultimate in military heroes, home on emergency leave due to the sudden illness of his father, who is in the hospital where his one time high school crush, Tessa works. I loved both Tessa and Derek for their commitment to the well being of the friends and family in their lives and found the chemistry between them explosive. The mystery of this short book was intriguing and kept me wondering. I have to admit that I didn't see the culprit to the crime coming, which was a nice surprise.

There sexy times are HOT in this one, with a few steamy scenes that showcase the bond between Tessa and Derek. There's something so intriguing about a second chance romance, and I wondered how it would end with Derek returning to military swrvicve, but the grand gesture in this one is so sweet, and it made me smile! I love a sweet hEA, and this one absolutely delivers.

This is admittedly my first Kennedy Layne novel, but after some quick research I see she has an extensive backlist for me to choose from. I love finding a new-to-me author with a big backlist so I can go binge read! 

this is a great addition to the Bad Boy homecoming series! Go get you some sexy second chance romance! 
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677 reviews18 followers
June 29, 2017
Kennedy Layne's "Honor" absorbing Second Chance romantic entry in the Bad Boy Homecoming series. This short novel has a satisfying and compelling element of danger to spice up the romance. The Heroine, Tessa, is a hard-working nurse in the cardiac ward helping to tend for the Hero's father. Derek is in town for two weeks because of his father's heart attack. The military's sparing him from battle on a brief emergency leave. Derek's mother decides to set him up on a date with the nurse who was in his high school class. Coincidentally their high school reunion is this week. Although Derek has no desire to attend he learns that Tessa's afraid to go. For the past couple of weeks she's been harassed by disturbing pranks she believes are courtesy of her recent ex-boyfriend. So a sexy dedicated soldier finds himself entranced by the smart beautiful girl from his past.
Kennedy Layne put a lot of storyline into this short novel. The main characters are likable and engaging and there's just enough spice to make things fun. So far the Bad Boy Homecoming series is a fun grouping of quick Second Chance romances by stellar authors. "Honor" is definitely worth reading!
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852 reviews35 followers
June 28, 2017
Honor is one of the books in the Bad Boy Homecoming series by Kennedy Layne. And if the rest of the series is half as good as this one, then it’s worth buying the whole set of 5!

Derek Spencer is home to Catfish Creek on emergency leave from the Marines because his dad has had a heart attack His mother is determined that he make her a grandmother after he gets out, so she sets up a date at his 10th high school reunion with high school crush Tessa Daniels, now his father’s second shift nurse.

But Tessa’s been the object of a series of incidents that lead her to believe she has a stalker, too bad the police don’t believe her. Derek doesn’t want to get involved, he has a week left before he has to report back to his marine unit. When he runs into Tessa and talks to her, something changes. Will they find out who Tessa’s stalker is and keep her safe before he returns to active duty? And will they both be able to keep it casual?

Kennedy Layne has always been an auto-buy for me, and this book is just another reason to keep her that way! I wasn’t too crazy about Derek in the beginning, but I really loved him later in the book. Tessa is just a wonderful character with loads of warmth and one heck of a backbone! A definite keeper!

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1,068 reviews20 followers
June 30, 2017
Derek Spencer has taken temporary leave from the military to return home to Catfish Creek when his father falls ill. Through the maneuvering from his mother, he is persuaded to not only attend his 10 year Hugh school reunion, but to take an old friend as his date.

Tessa Daniels is a busy cardiac nurse. After she has had some unsettling events happen to her, she has been on edge and her reunion is the last thing she wants to attend. That is, until Derek agrees to be her date.

When the danger she feared seems to be getting closer and closer, and she and Derek start spending more time together, she realizes that he will eventually leave... but will she ever be safe when he's gone...

Honor was yet another interesting storyline in the Bad Boy Homecoming series. I liked Derek and Tessa, they were never more than friends in high school, but reuniting 10 years later they have an undeniable mutual attraction. The plot was interesting, fast-paced and coupled with Derek and Tessa's romance, this book was an enjoyable read.

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1,373 reviews81 followers
June 30, 2017
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

We first met Tessa in Dropout (the first book in the Bad Boy Homecoming series, written by Carrie Ann Ryan) and it was so nice to se her have some fun and get her HEA - especially once we find out that she recently got out of an abusive relationship AND has a mystery stalker! She rekindles a friendship (and then some) with Derek, who has been serving the country as a Marine since graduation. Neither of them planned on attending their ten year high school reunion, but after some slight manipulation from Derek's mother, they attend the final shebang (a masquerade ball) together and discover that they feel a true connection with each other. Both Derek and Tessa are very likable characters - she's the perfect balance of vulnerable yet strong and confident, while he is deliciously alpha. The 3rd person POV was handled well and I like that Kennedy Layne included quite a bit of technical lingo when dealing with Derek's character. Honor was sweet, suspenseful, and sexy. I give it 3.5 out of 5 wine glasses.
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564 reviews13 followers
June 24, 2017
This is the first book I've read by this author and it certainly won't be the last. I was hooked from the first page and devoured it in one sitting. Tessa and Derek went to school together and although they had an attraction to each other, neither did anything about it. 10yrs later Derek is home from the marines on leave and re meets up with Tessa, with a little meddling from his Mam, they are thrown together. There's a little bit of mystery, a few twists and turns that you don't see coming and a time limit on Tessa and Derek's romance. Can he save her before he goes back to his unit? I was rooting for this couple from the start, I hoped they would be able to find a way to stay together once Derek went back to his men. Overall this is a sweet, sexy read with a bit mystery in that keeps you turning the pages.

*** reviewed for sweet & spicy reads-ARC provided for honest review ***
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796 reviews9 followers
June 27, 2017
I really enjoyed Tessa and Derek's story. Derek is on an emergency leave from the Marines because his father was sick, so his mom decided to take advantage of that and set him up with Tessa, a former classmate and nurse taking care of his father. Their date is only supposed to be for the reunion, but with someone harassing Tessa Derek decides to stick around longer. The mystery aspect of this book intrigued me and I liked the way that played out. The only problem I had was the first time Derek and Tessa had sex felt like it came out of left field. They hadn't really kissed or had much buildup to that point. Once I got passed that, I enjoyed the story again. It was a good novella and I give it 4 stars.
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3,739 reviews45 followers
July 2, 2017
Honor (Bad Boy Homecoming #4) by Kennedy Layne is a sweet high school reunion story with a bit of a twist. Cardiac care nurse Tessa Daniels is being stalked and it is freaking her out and is escalating. But she is trying not to let it keep her from living her life. Derek Spencer is a Marine and wasn’t planning on even being in the US for his high school reunion but is home on emergency leave because his dad had a heart attack. His mom sets him up with Tessa for the reunion. As they get reacquainted Derek is determined to find out who her stalker is and stop them before someone gets hurt. Danger, excitement and love.
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2,480 reviews7 followers
July 5, 2017
Gym vs Hall?

While I am really enjoying this series, this installment didn't wow me like the other three. It included action, romance and intrigue, but something is missing. Additionally, the other three installments stated that the reunion took place in the high school gym and this one places the reunion in a hall. This is the first continuity problem I've read in this multi author series. Derek and Tessa are great and I'm glad the epilogue was included to give some closure.
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February 16, 2018
Derek and Tessa

Derek is home on an emergency leave to his hometown of Catfish Creek because of his father's illness. One of his father's nurses is an old high school friend, Tessa. With the help of Derek's mother, the two of them (Derek and Tessa), and up going to their tenth high school reunion together. Tessa has an unknown stalker and Derek's military training does come into action. A solid read with an intriguing plot and we'll w characters. Derek and Tessa do get their HEA.
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1,855 reviews14 followers
July 9, 2017
Oh wow..This book made me swoon!

Oh my I 'swoon over Derek and Tessa's story. Yes, this is one of the reunion books but it's more of a Romantic mystery with a little bit of the reunion thrown in there. We get some mentions here and there of other classmates but this is really their book. And what a really well written entertaining book this was. Loved it.
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December 17, 2017
I liked the suspense line in this one. However, continuity went out of the window. I know these books were written by 5 different authors but in this one it's like the author missed the meetings about what was going on in the other books. Things like name tags or no name tags at the reunion. Where was the reunion held? This type of oversight disrupts my enjoyment of the story.
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June 15, 2017
Tessa sometimes has to give Derek a little nudge in where she wants to go, “we’re going to need to take this in the bedroom if you plan on formally consummating this encounter,” Tessa said softly..." I really liked this book, I loved Derek and Tessa.
June 26, 2017
Honor by Kennedy Layne was a great read!

I loved getting to see the connection and chemistry progress between Derek and Tessa. You could tell that they truly cared about one another, but ultimately were afraid of what might happen when the reunion weekend is over. What would happen next?

Throw in the elements of mystery and intrigue, and you have yourself a novel that is both suspenseful romantic and sexy.

I definitely recommend this novel to everyone! Go and pick it up today!

4/5 Stars!
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3,645 reviews
June 30, 2017
Loving the Marine

Derek and Tessa have a date for their high school reunion that neither of them want to attend - can Derek find out who's been terrorizing Tessa before he gas to return to his unit - oh and not fall in love with her.
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113 reviews
June 30, 2017
Finding home

It was an easy book to get through. Likeable characters the only criticism I have is that the ending felt rushed and that story line was a little thin for me. Bt worth the time I spent reading..
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