Title: Thrown Down
He has one last chance to deserve the girl of his dreams...
Overachiever River Purcell was never supposed to be a struggling single mom, working double shifts just to make ends meet. Nor was she supposed to be abandoned by her high school sweetheart, breaking her heart into a thousand jagged pieces. Now Vaughn De Matteo is back in town, his sights set on her...and River is in danger of drowning a second time.
No one believed Hook's resident bad boy was good enough for River. Not even Vaughn himself. But he'll fight like hell to win back the woman he never stopped loving, to keep the daughter he never expected, and convince himself he's worth their love in the process--even if he has to rely on their fierce and undeniable sexual chemistry.
But even as River's body arches under his hungered touch, the demons of the past lurk in the shadows. Waiting for Vaughn to repeat his mistakes one last time...
Author: Tessa Bailey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Boiling Point, Raw Redemption, Worked Up, Too Hot To Handle
Series: Made in Jersey #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Worked Up, Wound Tight
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Purchased for Self
Published: April 4, 2016
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romance
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Over the last few years, River has raised her daughter on her own which she takes great pride in. She refuses to tell the father after he left her crying on the floor of THE hotel room where he made love to her for the first time on her 18th birthday. Vaughn may never have been perfect but he was everything to her. Now as a single mother struggling, she needs to protect her daughter, and her heart, from the inevitable-Vaughn walking away. Yet, her nosy brother has other plans and knows Vaughn has the right, responsibility, and devotion it takes to see River and Marcy happy.
Let me just say, I am not a fan of second chance romances, I will read them but do not normally gravitate towards them. Especially ones were one party leaves the other for no real reason or uses their insecurities as a crutch without giving their partner a chance. Its hard for me to feel sorry for them, but hey, that’s just me.
Although, Miss Bailey, Vaughn has ruined me for all other second chance romances….or men in general!! He is blissfully imperfect that makes him utterly endearing. No matter how hard he tried to stay away from River, he could not as she was his sole purpose to becoming a better man. Add Marcy to the mix and he could not get back to them fast enough. He does everything he can to show River he is not leaving ever again.
River is the perfect kind of stubborn. If I were in her shoes, I would no doubt have done everything she had. She does not want to seem weak and that’s exactly how Vaughn made her feel after he left. Marcy is her only priority and will put her first in every situation. When Vaughn comes back she has a hard time believing she is over him and can maintain her distance. But I mean, no one can resist a man who will apologize for hurting every part of your body! That was an awesome scene.
Overall, I could not get enough of this book. I did not want it to end. Thank you Miss Bailey for changing my outlook on second chance romance (however, I do not think any will ever compare to Thrown Down!)