Tail (Carolina Bad Boys, #6) by Rie Warren
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Sweetness, you have filled up my whole damn heart."
What do you mean this is the last of the Carolina Bad Boys? I was having withdrawal before I even read the first page, knowing Tail would be the tail-end of an awesome series. Those bad boys have a special place in my heart and I'm not ready to let them go yet.
Tail earned his name. He had no shortage of tail available to him. He was frequently teased by his brothers for his neverending string of women, willing and waiting for their chance to be with him. He could have any woman he wanted,
except her. Maddie is the little sister of one of his brothers. She was off-limits according to her brother. But that wasn't enough to keep him from pursuing her. Used to having women fall at his feet, she was a breath of fresh air, refusing to follow suit. She was his first tail-fail. And he wouldn't have it any other way. She deserved more, and he was going to give it to her. Even if he knew he didn't deserve her, he wanted her. Would she be the one to end his manwhore ways and give him what his brothers had? Was he ready to turn tail and stop running from commitment?
Maddie knew his reputation. She knew her brother didn't want her to have anything to do with Tail. She didn't intend to. But it never hurt to just stop and admire all that sexiness, right? As long as she never admitted that she was lusting after him, he'd never know. It was a good plan until he turned on the charm and focused it on her. He turned the tables on her, being helpful instead of sleazy. How was she supposed to concentrate on saying no, when she so desperately wanted to say yes?
I have to admit, there's a lot more to Tail than I expected. All that lighthearted flirtiness gave the impression that he had no worries. But that was the farthest thing from the truth. He had responsibilities weighing heavily on him. He had a crushing debt that just kept getting bigger and bigger and the Bad Seeds MC pushing him to pay. He'd always kept his problems to himself, choosing not to share them with his brothers. But his secret was catching up with him, and his time was running out. But he kept plugging away, working and buying more time, ever determined to get himself out of the mess he was in. But would he? Would his past end up hurting his future with the woman he couldn't stay away from? Would her brother's wrath be worse than the rival MC's? Would it all be worth it if she felt the same way he did?
As always, the author made me work for it. I had to wait and worry and wonder as the events unfolded and the danger was dealt with. But that's okay because while I was waiting, the love and the laughter between the Carolina Bad Boys and their women kept me entertained. And yes, I did a little spying as the passion between Tail & Maddie kept getting hotter and hotter. Though they were so busy with each other, they didn't even notice. I might have gotten a little scorched, but I'm not complaining. 😉