Title: Carson (Bad Boys After Dark)
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Second chances really do exist...
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.
Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it's only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she's back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was.
This book belongs to a series of erotic novels and when I started reading it, I decided not to create high expectations, once the last erotic book I read was a bit disappointing. However, I found this story much more interesting than I could imagine.
The story is all about Carson Bad and Tawny Bishop. They've had a romance when they were college students but life pulled them apart, even if they did not forget each other. Thus, after so many years, they meet again and relive their hot romance, while they fight against some ghosts and unsolved problems from the past.
I loved discovering Carson and Tawny's personalities, as their life as a couple. The story is full of love and sex, with a lot of erotic descriptions; although they are pretty detailed, I didn't find them obcene or nasty. Also, I think the novel has good content and talks about nowadays' important issues.
I enjoyed very much the author's writing, which was informal, fun and very rich. What I appreciated the most was the fullness of adjectives, mostly referred to the sense of smell, once Tawny is a perfumer and that is her most particular sense.
In the end, this story might seem to be a cliché happy ever after, but I loved it anyway. I think I'd love to read the other series' books or even more about this couple!