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Welcome the Bad Boy by Annie Rains

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Welcome the Bad Boy
A Hero’s Welcome Series #3
By Annie Rains
August 2, 2016
Loveswept 

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From the author of Welcome to Forever (“Full of heart and emotion!”—Lori Wilde) comes a sweet, sexy novel about breaking all the rules. In Seaside, North Carolina, the boys on the base are heroes—but that doesn’t mean they’re always well-behaved.

As a preacher’s daughter, Valerie Hunt only dates the very respectable, very boring men who meet her father’s strict standards. In private, however, she leads a double life as a romance writer of steamy stories about the least respectable sorts of men. Valerie has always kept her hottest fantasies separate from her real life, but when she nearly runs a hot-blooded biker off the road, the lines begin to blur.

Even though Valerie almost killed him, Griffin Black can’t be angry after he learns the reason for her distracted driving: an unruly puppy belonging to her ailing friend. As a member of the military police K-9 unit, Griffin insists on training the dog himself. But he soon wonders how he’s ever going to stay disciplined around the most alluring, down-to-earth, and totally unattainable woman he’s ever met. Valerie is the ultimate good girl. And Griffin is going to need all his old tricks to unleash her wild side.

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Received an ARC from Netgalley and Tasty Books Promo’s for an Honest ReviewOut of the three A Hero’s Welcome Series, I think this one was so far my favorite.

We have well-developed characters with an important back story that is addressed within the text. Our two protagonist have family obstacles that need to be resolved before they can truly allow themselves to open up fully to someone. The story alternates POV’s between Griffin and Val. I have come to like that a great deal, because we (as the readers) see how their internal thoughts evolve.Griffin and Val are so endearing. You love Griffin. He is your bad boy with all that roughness and hard exterior, but once you get to know him he is a complete softy. He is a K-9 Marine Cop. His partner and constant companion is his dog. He is training a new dog named Jaws, because his other partner, Trooper, has now retired from the military. Trooper has become Griffin’s pet at home. I love when we have some animals in a story. They have their own personalities that shine through the pages.

Griffin’s family obstacle is his Mother. He found out some startling facts when he was about the head to college that shook his whole world. Ever since then, he hasn’t spoken to his mother. Now she is ill and Griffin guilt over his mother weights him down in all other accepts of his life. It isn’t till he finally is able to talk to her and have a real conversation that the burned is able to be lifted. Till then he struggles to find a balance between helping his mother and his strong attraction to Val.

Val was born and raised in Seaside. Her father is a pastor for one of the churches in the area. Their relationship has been estranged since the death of her mother. Even though she still attends his congregation and helps him out with church duties, she still seeks for his constant approval. This need to please her father makes her hide facts about herself from everyone. The main secret she harbors is the fact that she is a romance writer, and a popular one at that. It isn’t till the-cat-is-out-of-the-bag that she finally finds herself face to face with her biggest fear – her father shunning her or criticizing her for her art.


I heard this song, and immediately felt that it went with this book so well.

If you haven’t heard it, it is a must listen to. Super cute.


Griffin and Val’s guilt and need of acceptance from their individual parents haunts their relationship. They both are aware that the other one needs to resolve those conflicts to be able to move on in life, but both struggle to do it.Annie Rains first book and parts of the second, kind of leave you hanging. Not in the cliffhanger since, more with regards to how the parent-child conflict is fully resolved. In this book not only are all obstacles resolved, we are able to come full circle. I am glad that she did that. I feel that I have closure with Griffin and his mom; as well as with Val and her dad. So now the question is, who does she write about next. She sly with introducing other characters that she will write about next, but we have two different girls she may pick between. I am pretty sure the next book will be on Troy but will the love interest be Allison or Beth???? The question remains. Maybe she will answer for us?

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Annie Rains
 is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors.

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