FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL (Cutting Loose #1) by Nina Croft-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 27,2017
As a second generation detective, Nathan Carter is a cop, through and through, one who definitely sees things in black and white. But his work ethic—and libido—are thrown off balance when he heads up the case against jewel thief, Regan Malloy. Because with one sizzling look, she’s got him hot and hard. And he’s been that way, ever since.
Growing up, Regan’s favorite hobby was learning to crack safes, and she was very, very good at it. Still, she’d always tried to keep to the straight and narrow, and only strayed when she believed a friend was in desperate straits. Now she’s out of prison and starting over. If only she could forget that she’d spent the last three years fantasizing about the stunningly gorgeous detective who locked her away.
It’s inevitable that they meet up again—in bars, hotels…and hotel beds. Despite their differences, they can’t keep their hands off each other. Still, it’s just desire. If they give it enough time, it’ll burn itself out. Because a good boy and a bad girl can’t possibly make it work. Can they?
REVIEW: FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL is the first installment in Nina Croft’s contemporary, adult CUTTING LOOSE erotic, romance series. This is detective Nathan Carter, and former inmate Regan Malloy’s story line.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Nathan and Regan) FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL follows former inmate Regan Malloy-a second generation thief-who upon her release from prison finds herself in bed with the very man who made the arrest and sent her away. Enter detective Nathan Carter-a second generation police officer-and the man who hasn’t stopped thinking about the beautiful woman who stars in all of his erotic fantasies and dreams. What ensues is the building but forbidden relationship between thief and detective- Regan and Nathan- and Regan’s attempts to hide their secret from the family she loves.
FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL finds Nathan Carter unable to separate business from pleasure. His attraction to Regan comes at a time when his personal life begins to implode as the father he adores battles cancer, and a relationship with a former thief threatens his advancement and standings on the force. Regan is determined to go straight but her relationship with detective Nathan Carter is all sorts of problems for her family and her friends. As our heroine struggles with her future, Nathan struggles with his relationship with the woman with whom he is falling in love. The sex scenes are seductive and intense.
We are introduced to all of Regan’s family members including her brother Tom, father Sam and mother Sarah Malloy , as well as Nathan’s father, former detective Pete Carter. Regan’s friendships on the inside are her only hope upon release-former inmates Darcy and Summer who help our heroine get settled and start her on a path towards a new life.
FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL switches up the bad boy/good girl trope in that our heroine is guilty of the crimes she committed- a reformed thief, an ex-con, who is determined to make it on her own in a world that does not accept the life that she once led. The premise is entertaining; the characters are spirited, intelligent and dynamic; the romance is provocative and challenging. FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL is a spicy look at a forbidden relationship.
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Reviewed by Sandy