regan malloy has done hard time, three years of it to be exact. and the man who ensured she was locked up, he hasn't stopped thinking of her in all that time. nathan carter knows he's losing his mind when he shows up outside the prison on the day she is released. and following her and her friends that first day out is a bit beyond the pale. and then meeting up with her at the bar is the height of insanity.
and he swears it will only happen one time, one night, just to get this insane attraction that has been driving him crazy for three years. that regan feels the same way is incomprehensible. but she does. she felt the pull back when he was working to get her behind bars, even though at the time she wasn't sure that he felt anything for her. and now that she's a free woman, intent on staying on the straight and narrow, feeling the way she does about nate is a complication she doesn't need.
her family are known con artists, thieves, tricksters, and not only is nate a cop, he comes from a long line of cops. their worlds couldn't be more different. but when one night segues into two, and then a third, and then instead of one night they decide to give themselves a month. a month of being together and not mixing in each other's worlds.
as if that wasn't an impossible task. because nate and regan are perfectly matched. and if it weren't for his profession and her family, maybe they could work things out. but falling for the bad girl is a stupid thing for a cop to do, especially one up for promotion. and even if she's only a minor league bad girl, more of a robin hood than a bonnie parker, she still has all that baggage. she still belongs to a family of criminals. but when they don't think about that, and are simply together, the way their relationship deepens and grows is really wonderful to read. they talk about their lives, their dreams, they open up to one another in a way that feels so real and so romantic.
but how do they get from being a couple in their bubble to one that can make it in the real world? what sacrifices are they prepared to make for one another. are either of them ready to trust that this uncontrollable passion that they feel is actually love? getting those answers is so worth it. spending time with nate and regan put a smile on my face. their story was emotionally satisfying, deeply romantic, and incredibly sexy. what more could a girl ask for?
**falling for the bad girl will publish on february 27, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.