Author :R.C. Stephens
Series:A Bad Boys Novel
Release date:April 25th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb :

My name is Dixon Crawford—my friends call me Dick. I’m rich, divorced and I have two small kids. When it comes to women, I like to play the field. I don’t want to ever be tied down again. I met Eden at a Presidential gala and, yes, I was intrigued. When school started in September I was shocked to learn Eden was my son’s kindergarten teacher…I’d slept around with the lonely rich mothers at the school and had earned a reputation.A reputation Eden knew about…Eden was on the untouchable list—the band on her finger screamed, “I’m taken.” But when she got into trouble with her husband she asked me for help and I obliged.I soon discovered that innocent Eden had secrets of her own. I also discovered she was beyond tempting. Giving her a little friendly help turns into something bigger than I ever imagined….My name is Dick. I’m told I’m an asshole, but you will need to read my story and decide for yourself!

Review :

The Price for my toughest judgment on a book so far this week goes to “Dick: A Bad Boys Novel” by R.C. Stephens.

First of all this is my first book by this author and I liked the writing style. It was fluent, flawless and the characters were well developed.
When I choose the book I knew that there might be a deal breaker inside as the blurb announced a marriage. But I knew that depending on the handling that might be OK and actually it was. Edens husband was … lets say it this way – Dixon had a fitting name for him.
I liked Eden – she was interesting developed and the chapters told from her PoV were well written – I could understand her and follow her line of thinking.
And with some nice side characters like “Ma” there was enough Background story to create a dialogue between the characters that felt real and not staged
I liked also the reasoning behind the “Dixon/Dick” naming … even though – Dixon’s own thoughts on that came a little late into the story. And it was also Dixons PoV that makes my decision on the rating difficult.
I liked him he was nicely developed and a great guy but his “inner dialogue” that showed his PoV to the reader felt strange at times. I am a woman – but I felt it hard to believe that a man would think stuff like that – well I guess we would have to ask a man on that and hope for an honest opinion.
At a certain point I came to terms with his way of describing things and I can live with it as the story paced nice and the storyline itself was good, but still his side of things felt staged and forced at times.
And because his PoV is 50% of the book it does make a difference – so I think this is where I really need the 0.5 Star option – because it is not really 4 stars therefore it left me to irritated at times … especially if I consider his “hugest” obstacle and the way it was “solved” (I refuse spoilers) .
But 3 Stars would also be an insult – so what should I do ?!?
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