Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
He has one last chance to deserve the girl of his dreams...
Overachiever River Purcell was never supposed to be a struggling single mom, working double shifts just to make ends meet. Nor was she supposed to be abandoned by her high school sweetheart, breaking her heart into a thousand jagged pieces. Now Vaughn De Matteo is back in town, his sights set on her...and River is in danger of drowning a second time.
No one believed Hook's resident bad boy was good enough for River. Not even Vaughn himself. But he'll fight like hell to win back the woman he never stopped loving, to keep the daughter he never expected, and convince himself he's worth their love in the process--even if he has to rely on their fierce and undeniable sexual chemistry.
But even as River's body arches under his hungered touch, the demons of the past lurk in the shadows. Waiting for Vaughn to repeat his mistakes one last time...
Second chance romance with heat galore, Thrown Down is the next installment in the Made in Jersey series and won’t disappoint fans. Vaughn has been in love with River since they were teens but never believing that he was worthy of her, he leaves, hoping that she will find a better life without him ruining her chances of it. Years later, he finds a letter in his PO Box from her brother; River and Vaughn have a child and they need him. River, having had her heart broken once before is hesitant to let him back in but the heat between them that was always there instantly flares up when they’re in the same room and they can’t deny that they both still have strong feelings. But secrets still lay between them and Vaughn will have to earn her trust and love over again if he wants his happily ever after with his family.
I loved the addition of Duke and his sister’s and kind of hoping he gets a story in the future as well.
I really love Tessa Bailey’s books and this was no exception. I wanted just a little more communication between the two because a lot of their problems seem to be solved by the physical. I also wanted to see a little more of Marcy and daddy/daughter interactions. A scene with her wrapping him around her little finger. I do love, that these are regular, working class people, and not everything is their life is perfect. No billionaire’s with a great job kind of story but the average joe finding love and their ending was perfect for them. Great edition to the series and I look forward to more.
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