Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review: A Bad Bit Nice by Josie Kerr

A Bad Bit Nice
By: Josie Kerr
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Series: Second Chance Neighbors Book 1

Em Davidson is a curvy, never-married, 43-year-old Internet security analyst who has been working at the wrong job, living in the wrong house, and involved with the wrong man for about 10 years too long. All she wants is a challenging career, her very own home, and an age-appropriate Mister Ideal who will make her toes curl when he kisses her.

Mick Brennan is a bearded, tattooed widower of 20-plus years who thinks, maybe, just maybe, he might be ready to dip his foot back in the dating pool. He might not know exactly what he’s looking for in a relationship, but he knows he doesn’t want a girl half his age.

When Em moves into her dream home, she had no idea that her downstairs neighbor could be her Mister Ideal. When Mick meets his talkative upstairs neighbor, he’s more intrigued by the her than he has been in any other woman in two decades.

Can these two lonely people overcome the wounds of their pasts to discover love again?

This contemporary/second-time contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language.

This book goes to show you that you do have a life after forty and sometimes good things come to those who wait, or should I say sometimes there are second chances to a happy ending.  It all depends on how you handle situations and taking that first step forward in life.  Josie Kerr did a great job of introducing us to these brilliant characters who do just that, take that leap of faith.

We meet Em who is not doing too good at work and her relationship, not because of her mind you but because of her surroundings and the people around her.  There’s only one thing to do and that’s to leave it all behind and start something new, start doing what you’ve been wanting to do forever and with that will come good things, at least she hopes they will.  Which let’s face it, it wouldn’t be a good book if good things didn’t happen to come her way, especially in the form of one very attractive neighbor.  Mick is living day by day and just surviving, not really looking for anything or anyone especially after the life and luck he’s had in life (bad luck).  He just wants to keep going and nothing more, that is until he meets his new neighbor and a spark flies, a spark he hasn’t felt in years.  There is life after tragedy.

The chemistry between the two main characters, and let’s face it everyone in this book, is outstanding.  I love the little bit of Irish and other nuances in this book, it’s always good to learn new phrases here and there.  After all a bad bit nice, has an interesting ring to it, right?  So yes not only is there chemistry between Em and Mick but also between their best friends, they can make it a party! There are some real issues throughout the book it’s not all about getting down to business in the best sense of the word, there is history that is being dealt with on both ends.  Sometimes the things you go through in life are what make you who you are though, and I think it works out for them but it’s a struggle to get there. 

Overall I thought this was a great book and a really great start to a series, sure they’ve all been printed already but I’m interested and I’m jumping in full force and if you haven’t already I suggest you do too.  Love the characters.  Great story plot, love the couple and the setting.  There was a bit of action, drama, great friendships, bad exes and sad stories.  Overall kept me wanting to read it in one sitting!

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