But is he really, really, bad? Well, Melanie talks to us about it and, well, there might be more underneath.
Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends (Life Lessons, #2) by Melanie A. Smith will release in a couple of weeks (19th) in the Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting… Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?
That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.
Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.
From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the second book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.
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AUTHOR BIO: Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.
A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.
After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.
Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.
There isn’t much about the Hero in the synopsis, can you tell us something about him?
The Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends synopsis does say precious little about our hero. He’s a bad boy (obviously). He’s mysterious (as bad boys tend to be). And yes, Vincent DeMarco seems like the stereotypical bad boy from the outside. Leather, tattoos, an “I don’t-give-a-f&ck” attitude, and a past that’s about to catch up with his would-be paramour.
But the whole point of the Life Lessons Series is that things aren’t always what you think they are. Really, Vincent is a good guy. (I pretty much only write good guys, though. I’m not one who falls for the alpha-hole.) So while he may seem withdrawn, he’s really just quiet. While he may seem “bad,” he really just had a rough start.
You learn in the book that Vincent’s mom left when he was young, and his dad isn’t the best guy, nor do they get along. So naturally, Vincent gets into a lot of trouble when he’s younger and makes some poor decisions that continue to affect his life. There’s one particular secret he’s got that’s the surprise twist late in the book, so I won’t spoil it. But suffice it to say he’s not at all what you think he is, and he’s really just trying to do the right thing, even when it doesn’t look like that from the outside. It’s just hard to know what the “right thing” is when you didn’t get to see a lot of that growing up and haven’t had the best luck since.
Even our heroine, Becca, discovers along the way that she’s making assumptions about him that are totally false. Sometimes you get pegged as being something that you feel like you need to live up to; you become what people perceive you to be just to fulfill their idea of what you are. If that doesn’t make sense, hopefully when you read the book it will, because it’s not just Vincent who suffers from this. ;D
This post is part of a Tour. You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2020/02/25/tour-sign-up-bad-boys-dont-make-good-boyfriends-by-melanie-a-smith/).
Giveaway:Tour-wide giveaway (US only)
- A signed paperback and matched bookmark, a “Book Boyfriends do it better” tote, a “F*** Off I’m Reading” mug, a gorgeous skulls and roses book sleeve by Rockpaperwords, and a handmade “Read or Die” skull bookmark by BookticketsByAM