Synopsis from Goodreads
Kellan Maguire’s on the run from the mob, living a secret life. The only bright spot is his U.S. Marshal handler. Yeah, he wants to handle her….a lot. And in spite of all the rules it would break, Federal Marshal Delaney Evans secretly fears she’d risk everything for one night with Kellan. Even though Delaney’s career, her entire world, could implode if she admits how important he is to her. And all that is before the biggest complication of all hits…
Got It Bad ties the Bad Boys Gone Good series beautifully. Kellan and Delaney have been on a collision course from the very beginning, although Delaney’s position as the US Marshall assigned to the brothers puts her in an off-limits position.
Kellan has had to adjust to a lot over the last few months, having his whole life ripped away from him and learning that his brothers have spent his whole life lying to him in order to protect him is a lot for anyone to come to terms with. On the surface, Kellan appears as if he has adjusted exceedingly well, taking everything in his stride, while internalizing all his pent-up frustrations. It is only when the inevitable happens with Delaney does Kellan find not only a passion to rival the sun in its heat but also a connection he wasn’t expecting, an understanding he never knew he needed.
Delaney has spent her life pouring her heart and soul into her career, so you know that when she takes the risk with Kellan there is a lot more than a quick fling going on, even if she tries to maintain that status quo. Delaney has invested so much of herself into her career and avoiding relationships due to her childhood and the choices of her parents that she didn’t realize the emotional support she had been missing.
There is a lot going on within the pages of Got It Bad, however, I will say the narrative focuses on the details of the Maguire brothers coming to terms with their past, accepting their situation and embracing their new lives enough to begin to plan their futures. Although the looming trail they have to testify in acts as a shadow over their happiness.
There are a few surprises in store, I loved the way in which Christi blended the serious and the quirky all together creating an amusing tale rather than a suspenseful one 💞 The mixture really, really worked. Getting to witness the beginning of each Maguire brothers HEA was inspiring, my only hope is that Christi writes a short story for Lucien 🙏