Delaney Hart has come a long way from her wild youth, dating tattooed bikers at her father’s bar, The Bad Seed. But when his death pulls her back to Wildwood, California, she must stay to renovate the dive he left her. And also face the lies and secrets that sent her running ten years before.
When Wildwood’s chief building inspector, Ethan Hayes, shows up on the property, Delaney doesn’t recognize him. The last thing he wants to do is save the bar where his cousin died in a brawl. But the good boy from her past is all too willing to remind her of the bad girl she used to be. And one night of passion leaves them both in a compromising position.
The last place Ethan should be is in Delaney’s bed. Guilt, family pressure, and plans for a brewpub of his own make shutting down The Bad Seed his top priority…until his feelings for Delaney interfere. Because her future depends on the success of the bar’s renovation and his dreams are rooted in its failure, their forbidden romance may be destined for heartbreak.
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When Delaney receives a notice from the city of Wildwood that her late father's bar, The Bad Seed, either needs to be demolished or renovated, she heads back to the one place she swore she would never return too. Either way she decides, it is going to cost her a pretty penny. At least with renovation, she has a chance of coming out ahead and she has the skills to see if through.
Ethan, Wildwood's building inspector, has been run ragged by his father's demands. It's always one 'favor' after another and ensuring that his father's friends follow the law and the building codes is always a barrel of laughs. And now Delaney, the girl who starred in all of his teenage fantasies, is back in town.
Delaney and Ethan are wildly attracted to each other but there are some huge issues around them getting together. Ethan's family blames Delaney for the death of his cousin and well, she not planning on staying in this town any longer then she needs too.
I very much enjoyed watching Delaney learn that she can depend on and trust someone other then herself And Ethan had to learn just how manipulative his family is and how if he wants to be his own man that he needs to cut them loose. They are both great people, warm and caring. They just needed that little push to discover it.
I do recommend FORBIDDEN FLING to my readers who enjoy a hot contemporary romance. I just want to insert a gentle warning that the heat doesn't stop at the bedroom door so probably not appropriate for kids.