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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Review: Ex-Con Bad Boy Romance by Parker & Shiloh Walker

Ex-Con: Bad Boy Romance
by M. S. Parker, Shiloh Walker
Pages: 350
I was an ex-con. A convicted killer. And I knew that’s all anyone would ever see me as. At least I thought so…until I met her… When recent parolee Bobby Cantrell loses yet another job, he resigns himself to the usual struggle of finding a place willing to take a chance on someone with his past. Then, without warning, a gorgeous blonde careens into his life and everything changes. Carly Prince. Gorgeous. Untouchable. Everything Bobby could ever want and knows he can never have. Except, maybe, he’s finally found someone who sees the good inside him, something even he can’t see. What he can’t do, however, is escape from his past. A past that now threatens to destroy the new life he’s building for himself…and threatens people he’s come to care about. Can he save them, or will he have more blood on his hands?

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The cover of this story is HOT, no question about that. However, where the cover is smoking the story itself falls more in the category of lackluster and generally unbelievable. I really did want to like this one more then it turned out, I mean who doesn't love a sexy romance with buffed up dudes. The areas that needed more development for me had to be the chemistry between our main pair. They didn't in any way make sense to me. She's a rich Hollywood gal who falls for the dirt poor bad boy, but the why and how of it never clicked to me. She crashes into him on the street one day and the next second becomes his sugar mama. Like almost a reversed Pretty Woman situation, if they happened to meet on the set of The Body Guard. Meh. NO thanks.

He's also over the top with his sob-story background. Sure, we know he was an ex-con (it's in the bloody title!) but it's all the guy ever talks about. He throws it out there every other page. Making him into more of a weepy male then the strapping alpha. Last thing I want to do is hold hands while you have a good ole "man cry." This inner angst/self worth issue our main man has seems to be the whole story. Which would have possibly been okay in much smaller doses. Added to a leading lady that's got a screaming need for more complexity to her character and this saga could have jumped many sheep in ratings! I'm sad that the authors gave the green light without working on some details a bit more. But this is all just my review ramblings. I recommend checking out what other reviewers are saying before you proceed. This con wasn't for me, but it could be just the right jail bait for you!

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About the Authors:
M.S. Parker
M.S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection. Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance. Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn't retired her dancing shoes just yet. She is still waiting for the call for her to appear on Dancing With The Stars. When M. S. isn't writing, she can usually be found reading- oops, scratch that! She is always writing.

Shiloh Walker
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and urban fantasy under her penname, J.C. Daniels.

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