E-Originals, October 19, 2018 | Xpress Reviews

This series gets better with each installment. The retelling of the story from each brother’s point of view provides the chance to revisit characters you fell in love with in the previous books; despite some pacing missteps, this enjoyable friends-to-lovers workplace romance is high on drama but low on angst

Week ending October 19, 2018

Barth, Christi. Got It Bad. Avon Impulse. (Bad Boys Gone Good, Bk. 3). Sept. 2018. 384p. ebk. ISBN 9780062685674. $3.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Kellan Maguire had it all. In his last year of law school, with good looks to boot, he could make the girls swoon. Kellan started his game on a woman who seemed different, and then his whole life changed. The woman, Federal Marshal Delaney Evans, was his brothers’ handler. Their “chance” meeting was the night he was pulled in and informed that his brothers, mob men, were bringing him into WITSEC with them. Their business relationship makes it precarious, but the heat between Kellan and Delaney simply cannot be extinguished.
VERDICT This series (Bad for Her; Never Been Good) gets better with each installment. The retelling of the story from each brother’s point of view adds depth and provides the chance to revisit characters you fell in love with in the previous books.—Heather Lisa Maneiro, SILS, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Welsh, JN. In Tune. Carina: Harlequin. Oct. 2018. 300p. ebk. ISBN 9781488038570. $3.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
After her former client (and ex-boyfriend) trashed her to the press, Leona (Leo) Sable is slowly rebuilding her career as a music manager. After his last manager (and fiancée) stole his money and dumped him for his producer, EDM DJ Luke Anderson is cagey, but Leo is the best and can take him to the next level of fame. Leo’s company needs to sign Luke, but he will make her jump through hoop after hoop to get his business. A summer tour forces workplace proximity in hotel rooms across the country as these enemies become lovers. Neither wants to get in another relationship with a business associate, but they can’t deny their attraction. Luke and Leo give into their physical attraction early on, lessening the impact of their emotional slow burn, but Welsh (Before We Say Goodbye) spins a great story of Leo regaining her professional and romantic confidence. It is a joy to see her put together the logistics of a successful tour and wow Luke with her overwhelming skill.
VERDICT Despite some pacing missteps, this enjoyable friends-to-lovers workplace romance is high on drama but low on angst.—Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington P.L., VA

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