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(Bad Boy Homecoming #4)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  40 reviews
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 even
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Published June 27th 2017 by Kennedy Layne Publishing
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Paula  Phillips
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 an ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ep ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 lea
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
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
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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!!

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Jessica Alcazar
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 ba
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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 ha
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Avid Reader
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 r
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
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. ...more
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 K
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 Da
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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 hi
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 b ...more
Char Sowers
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
KnottyGirl Reviews
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.

Nightbird Novels
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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 fe
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
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
Susan Trewick
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Christina Reed
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 a ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 reacquain ...more
Selina Durio
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
Cynthia L. Turner
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Sandi Ramirez
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 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. ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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!
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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.
Yolandi Bosch
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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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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 liv ...more

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