Good and bad. Right and wrong.
Life would be easy if things were always that simple.
That’s never been the case for Henri Boudreaux.
Son of a criminal. Ex-boyfriend to a Priest.
Henri’s made a career out of getting in trouble and avoiding the law.
So when he winds up in bed with it, he knows that things are about to get…complicated.
But what’s life without taking a few risks?
And what’s a risk without the threat of being caught?
No one’s ever accused Henri of being good man.
And Officer Craig Bailey is about to find out just how bad he can be.
Oh yea…we’ve been waiting for Henri haven’t we? If you read the previous 4 books, you know you wanted to know more about him. Priest’s mysterious childhood friend who he seems to have a somewhat rocky relationship with. And we love bad boys. Just admit it.
We pick up pretty much where we left off- at the wedding of Priest, Julien and Robbie. Robbie had invited Henri, and although he showed up, he hasn’t shown his face yet. Until he runs into Bailey, a friend of the trio who is a cop in Chicago. Sparks! They don’t even do anything, but still. Serious chemistry already.
Henri runs, mostly because of Priest. But HA! The universe brings Henri and Bailey back together quickly. And then Henri runs. Do you see a pattern?
Obviously they do get together. And while their chemistry is super hot, Henri has some growing up to do. He seems to still be hung up on Priest. Not cool. He is also keeping most of his life a secret from Bailey. Also not cool. But…he kind of goes all in with the relationship thing, which is admirable.
These guys are SO opposite. Bailey is such a good guy. Beat cop by choice, hangs out with his brothers, helps friends, lives in his childhood home. Henri is a criminal (although his exact criminal activities right now are blurry at best), has no family, keeps his friends at arm’s length and is basically a nomad.
For a cop, Bailey sure let’s Henri get away with a lot. I think Bailey has stars in his eyes for Henri at first. Breaking his one night stand rule. Like I said, we all love a bad boy.
The book is well written and the story flows. Even though this is book 1 of 2 for Henri and Bailey, we do get an answer on one thing, but others are left dangling for the next book. The book kind of sucks you in though. You’re rooting for these guys- especially Henri. Ugh, this poor guy. So tough but so vulnerable. He just needs love!
Ok, ok. If you read the first 4, you will definitely want to read this (and the next). No way around it. You technically can read this one without reading the first 4, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Especially Priest’s story as they are tied together.
So while there are some “character holes” as I like to call them, it’s still a worthy read. I hoped we had gotten more background of Henri, being that it was his book, but I guess not. There are just a lot of years unaccounted for.
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