by Shannyn Leah
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Bad Boys of Willow Valley - Book 1
Publisher: Pronoun (November 21, 2017)
Publication Date: November 21, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 235 pages
Dax Colyn is one of the bad boys of Willow Valley. A fearless volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic, he makes all the woman swoon and he likes it that way. He keeps people at a distance since his mother died. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, much less a woman he knows he could fall in love with.
Ava Anderson keeps people away, too. Haunted by her tortured past and constantly fearful of the future, it’s only her daughter Olivia and Dax’s dad Rowdy that she’s let in.
But when tragedy strikes, it pushes Dax and Ava together, forcing them both to let go of their fears. They soon learn how hard it is to keep pretending and how easy it is to let others in. Especially when those people are family.
Dax by Shannyn Leah (Bad Boys of Willow Valley, #1)
He is everything a girl could ask for, handsome, rugged, daring and good with his hands. Dax is also a love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy, ever since he saw firsthand what caring for someone could do. Dax watched the strongest man he knows fall to pieces the day his mother died and like Humpty Dumpty, he didn’t have anyone who knew how to put him back together again, at least not until a young mother and her infant daughter, Olivia came along. For as much as young Olivia has softened his dad’s heart, there is still no way Dax can let Ava anywhere near him, because she alone has the power to bring him to his knees and he'll be damned if he will give her the chance.
Ava’s past didn’t give her much hope for the future until Rowdy Colyn took her in and made her family, becoming a doting grandpa to Olivia. Ava really shouldn’t even be looking at Dax, let alone thinking about who or what the brooding male is doing. Definitely not, the man is bad news and Ava can't afford to be one of his conquests.
When tragedy strikes, Cupid will get a little help from beyond as two souls, terrified of being hurt, learn to leave the past where it belongs and let the future be a daring leap of faith for their hearts.
DAX by Shannyn Leah is a tale of frozen and fearful hearts thawed by love. Ms. Leah writes with a passion that does not need flowery phrases or misty fields of green. She writes of real people, flawed, afraid and still hoping to find that special someone. From moments of intense intimacy to the sweet innocence of a small child, this new series is going to be an emotional scorcher! If you haven't already read Shannyn's work, this is the perfect place to get your Bad Boy Fix!
I received an ARC edition from Shannyn Leah!