Delaney Hart has come a long way from her wild youth, dating tattooed bikers at her father’s bar, The Bad Seed. But when his death pulls her back to Wildwood, California, she must stay to renovate the dive he left her. And also face the lies and secrets that sent her running ten years before.
When Wildwood’s chief building inspector, Ethan Hayes, shows up on the property, Delaney doesn’t recognize him. The last thing he wants to do is save the bar where his cousin died in a brawl. But the good boy from her past is all too willing to remind her of the bad girl she used to be. And one night of passion leaves them both in a compromising position.
The last place Ethan should be is in Delaney’s bed. Guilt, family pressure, and plans for a brewpub of his own make shutting down The Bad Seed his top priority…until his feelings for Delaney interfere. Because her future depends on the success of the bar’s renovation and his dreams are rooted in its failure, their forbidden romance may be destined for heartbreak.
Part of a Series: Yes – Book one of the Wildwood Series
POV: Dual – Delaney and Ethan
Steam-level: Very Hot
This is the first book I’ve read by Skye Jordan and definitely won’t be the last. While being rather hot at times, there was a good mix of story as well. Skye Jordan does a great job exploring the issues of reputation, guilt, and family. Ethan is plagued by family obligations and has to wrestle with his feelings for Delaney and her business and their feelings toward Delaney. I love that Delaney is independent, capable, and focused. The way she deals with intimidation is cool, calm, and collected and a good reminder to be that way as well. Ethan’s grandfather’s wisdom about the family you choose is sage and also something to remember, especially if the family you’re born into isn’t the best. The messages in this book are subtle, not at all preachy, which make this book an easy and quick read that you can choose to read superficially or deeply. I look forward to reading the next book in this series (Avery’s book) and seeing more of Ethan and Delaney.
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