Lucas Badd…the Baddest of them all, he’s patriarch of the clan, a man with the size and temperament of a grizzly bear whose past holds the keys to not only his own future, but also the way everyone connected to him will move forward as a family.
Who can tame a man this wild?
Olivia Goode. A widow, a mother, and a woman who is Lucas’s opposite in every way imaginable. If anyone can, it would be her, but the real question is whether she can move past her own tragedy to see the man beneath the grizzly bear exterior, and whether Lucas has the courage to face his demons and become the man he’s spent the last forty years pretending not to be.
Review by Nancy
I have to say that I loved this latest installment in the Badd family. Lucas Badd is one grumpy and stubborn man with a very disappointing past. Olivia Goode is a widow with 5 grown daughters who’s making it on her own as an interior designer in Alaska. They’re unlikely friends and an even more impossible couple. Olivia sees something in Lucas that he deosn’t see. She thinks he’s funny, obscene, and is determined to lift his spirits. Lucas is entranced with ‘Liv. She’s an angel to him and he finally desires to become a better man.
I loved this book because it wasn’t “instant love.” It was a slow build with a very realistic story line. We get to see Olivia with her struggles separate from Lucas and his battle. During the story Lucas loses a significant amount of weight by changing his diet and going to the gym. He also makes a major effort to mend fences with his sons and nephews. I really liked the redemption theme in Badd Daddy. Your past doesn’t define you. Badd Daddy is a slow burn romance with some very steamy scenes and great characters. 5 stars! Thanks, Jasinda!