It’s that time of year where a lot of reflection takes place and gratitude. I, for one, am extremely grateful for the literary bad boy and these characters are excellent examples as to why. The “bad boy” can turn your day right side up or, more than likely tie you into knots. These new adult heroes listed below will all have you thanking the stars for their creation.
Once Kissed by Cecy Robson is the start of a new series, the O’Brien Family. Her stories are engrossing, her alpha males are charismatic, tough, yet vulnerable. She continues the trend in Once Kissed with Curran O’Brien. Tess is a straitlaced law student trying to get out of her father’s thumb one semester at a time. When Curran and Tess meet again, these opposites are pulled together by circumstances (i.e nutzos after Tess) beyond their control. I laughed, I smiled, and I was enthralled with their story. I can’t wait for more in the series!
The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan has a man-bun, check. Beard, check. Virgin? Eh. Not what you normally expect when you think of the new adult hero but, Ethan Dexter has been way too busy to focus on things other than football. His quiet intensity drags Fi in and she’s reluctant to get involved with what she thinks is a hot shot player. One kiss sets Dex and Fi off on a game plan that she didn’t know she needed.