Monday, December 14, 2015

Review: Fighting for Devlin

Title: Fighting for Devlin (Lost Boys 1)
Author:Jessica Lemmon
Type: Novel
Length: 224 pages (Kindle)
Publisher: Loveswept, Randon House
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Genres: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Devlin Calvary makes his own luck. Orphaned as a young child, he was taken in by a crew of bookies and gamblers—and they became his family. They’re the reason Dev’s running a trendy bistro, living in a high rise, and enjoying the good life with a string of women who never ask for too much. Until, one night, he finds out how much it hurts to trust the wrong people.

Rena Lewis sticks to the straight and narrow, determined not to slip up again . . . like the terrible night of partying four years ago that ended in tragedy. A waitress at Oak & Sage, she knows that sleeping with her boss is not a smart move. But when Dev shows up on her doorstep, beat up and clearly shaken, Rena’s not about to turn him down . . . or kick him out of bed.

Dev reawakens something primal within her—a need to go wild. And Rena soon finds out that the heart she’d sealed away years ago still has the power to fight for love.

Wading Carefully
I definitely appreciate a devilish hero that is just a bit on the wrong side of the law. Devlin is the handsome owner of the Oak &Sage and a local bookie’s apprentice/enforcer/money collector-exchanger. Though the bookie angle was interesting and I was expecting to see an extra dominate/alpha type of male from Devlin. Don't get me wrong, he was cocky, arrogant and self assured of his skills but Devlin as an the alpha male type .... I can honestly say that he's almost there. Always like the idea of the bad boy or pseudo bad boy growing a heart, doing the right thing but Devlin wasn't a true ‘bad boy’ who had to redeem himself of anything. He was just a lost hero who was paying for his father’s sins. As for the heroine (Rena), she was a good girl going bad or bad girl pretending to be good? The answer ... Rena is a bit of both. Her history is there with all the reasons for her current behavior and I must say that guilt is one hell of a motivator. I'm disappointed in her character because she had talent that she wasn't doing anything with. Her character just lacked something. What propels the story forward is Devlin’s character and the anticipation of what other little naughty thing he will do. Sorry to say it, I am a sucker for emotionally wounded, lost and untrusting heroes. As for the other characters (Cade in particular), I am looking forward to reading more about them. 

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

 ~ARC was graciously provided by the author and publisher via Netgally.~

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