Review: Bad for Her by Christi Barth

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Title: Bad for Her
Series: Bad Boys Gone Good #1
Author: Christi Barth
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2017
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Doctor Mollie Vickers loves the tight-knit community of her tiny Oregon town. But she’s not a fan of the limited dating options. Sleep with a guy who tried to copy off her in junior high? Pass. Mollie’s sex life is flatlining… until a deliciously handsome man she’s never seen before stops to help her fix a flat tire.

As an ex-mobster, Rafe Maguire’s no saint. But he’s trying to turn over a new leaf. Although he probably shouldn’t kiss the hot doctor on the side of the highway. Or suggest a no-strings fling with a woman he has no business pursuing. Rafe’s life is too complicated for love—his new WITSEC-provided identity doesn’t fit him at all and there’s a U.S. Marshal watching his every move. He can’t tell Mollie the truth… but their chemistry is scorching and being good doesn’t mean he can’t be a little bad.

Mollie can’t resist the guy who looks rough, talks tough, and is loyal to the bone. But it’s obvious Rafe is keeping secrets. When the truth comes out, Mollie must decide if she could ever love an ex-mobster… or if this bad boy has truly gone good.

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REVIEW 

Prepare yourselves – you are going to meet an extraordinary ex-mobster the likes of which you couldn’t even imagine.

Rafe, although it’s not the name he was born with, is loyal to the core. Entering the witness protection programme in order to save his younger brothers. Although with 5 different names changes and locations, WITSEC hasn’t exactly gone smoothly so far. Leaving behind all the things he thought contributed to his identity has been stripped away from him. While it is a fresh start, it is also a total immersion lesson in self-awareness. I’m not going to lie, I absolutely love Rafe, love, love, love. It is obvious the mobster lifestyle isn’t something that Rafe would have entered into if it weren’t for his family already deeply tied to it. Rafe’s innate goodness shines through the narrative from the beginning, his protective nature will melt your heart.

Mollie is a hometown sweetheart, she has returned to her roots after training as a doctor to give back to the town that raised her. A flat tire leads Mollie to Rafe and a soul-searing kiss during that initial meeting!!! There is no denying the serious chemistry between Mollie and Rafe, however, Mollie has issues of her own stemming from her mother leaving her when she was a mere toddler, leading to a fear of relationships.

Desperate to explore the sizzle between them, Mollie and Rafe agree to a friends-with-benefits situation in order to avoid the issues that hang between them. Although the more time they spend getting to know each other only serves to deepen the connection between them. Mollie and Rafe discover new things about themselves alongside gaining support they didn’t know they needed.

Unfortunately, Rafe’s former life and Mollie’s relationship issues hang between them. Can their connection overcome the barriers that have been placed in their way?? #TeamRafe

The peripheral characters are adorably quirky adding humour to the narrative. Rafe’s younger brothers, Kellan and Flynn are introduced during Bad for Her, but only the bare bones of their identities are given, aiding curiosity in discovering all there is to know about each of them. Next in the spotlight is bartender Flynn in Never Been Good!!!!!

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