Title: Forbidden Fling
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.
Author: Skye Jordan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wild Kisses
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Ignite, Smolder, Torch, Wild Kisses
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: July 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Forbidden Fling was a fun read. I liked Ethan and Delaney. They are both very complex. They have dealt with a lot in their lives and are still embroiled in much of the mess that’s shaped them into the persons they are. Ethan has carried a torch for Delaney since high school but she doesn’t remember him. When they almost immediately hook up, they come to the situation with different perspectives. Delaney thinks it can be a quick fling during the short time she’s home to deal with her dad’s bar. Ethan wants more but will take what he can get. The attraction between the two is hot but they fight it for a number of reasons; families ties, public perceptions and conflicts of interest.
Delaney has a refreshingly uncharacteristic career background and I loved that she had worked construction and had moved her way up the corporate ladder.
There’s lots of tension between the two for the reasons listed above as Delaney deals with the mess that is her dad’s bar and Ethan is the inspector who’ll decide if her plans are acceptable. At times, the tension was almost too much. They spent too much time having misunderstandings and keeping their distance. On the other hand, at times their feelings seemed so real it had me in tears.
Predictably the two finally address their demons, determine what they want and go for it, including each other. Their happy ending was heartwarming.