Bad Boys After Dark: Carson (Bad Billionaires After Dark Series #3)

Bad Boys After Dark: Carson (Bad Billionaires After Dark Series #3)

by Melissa Foster

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Meet the Bad Boys After Dark, four sinfully sexy, fiercely loyal, uber-alpha billionaires who are about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. Discover the magic of Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom series.

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone steamy romances featuring four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller J. Kenner

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Second chances really do exist...
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life--in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She's a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she's ever loved--the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn't the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it's only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she's back in Carson's life, and he's determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was...

Want more BAD BOYS? Read the entire Bad Billionaires After Dark series:

More Billionaires After Dark books:

The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series is part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:

Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max)
Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)
Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)
Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)
Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)
Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
Taken by Love (Luke)
Fated for Love (Wes)
Romancing My Love (Pierce)
Flirting with Love (Ross)
Dreaming of Love (Emily)
Crashing into Love (Jake)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
River of Love (Sam)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)

Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)
Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights)

Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)
Touched by Love (Boyd)

Seaside Dreams (Bella)
Seaside Hearts (Jenna)
Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)
Seaside Secrets (Amy)
Seaside Nights (Sky)
Seaside Embrace (Hunter)
Seaside Lovers (Grayson)
Seaside Whispers (Matt)

Seized by Love (Blue)
Claimed by Love (Duke)
Chased by Love (Trish)
Rescued by Love (Jake)
Swept Into Love (Gage)

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional love stories are always family oriented. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157206475
Publisher: Melissa Foster
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Love in Bloom: Bad Billionaires After Dark Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 3,894
File size: 478 KB

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction - perfect beach reads - with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.

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Bad Boys After Dark: Carson 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Melissa Foster. Getting a second chance at love, is wonderful especially when you see it and take the chance. The lost by these two people shows what happens when on off the wall remark is taken as truth. Love conquers all.
Kathleen Edwards 27 days ago
I generally enjoy this author's books, this was disappointing
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Loved this book . Couldn't put it down
beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
Carson got me from the very first page with 'his rich cocoa eyes', from then it just got better and better! The electricity between Carson and Tawny simply burnt through the pages as I read, stunning. Prompted by her dying father asking her if she had any regrets, her loveless marriage and her lost dreams, Tawny takes the big decision to make her life worth living. She divorces, moves to Paris and starts to put her life back together, there was just one thing stopping her from moving on.....Decades of lustful memories from her student times with her real true love and 'experimental' lover Carson. Both Carson and Tawny had grown so much more than intense lovers in their passionate time together, they were soul mates, and if they had only communicated, owning up to their feelings for each other, they would have prevented so many lost years. but instead sharing none. Was that the end of the dream? Oh absolutely not, from the moment they re-connected it was the beginning of a new chapter creating another exciting and passionate ride. Carson's kindness and love for Tawny absolutely melted me, the never-ending love they had for each other brought such an emotional edge to the story. The way Carson's family and friends embraced Tawny into their lives brought Melissa's familiar sense of loyalty and friendship to the story. Another wonderful steamy read that will surely take your breath away. I'm so looking forward to joyful Brett next and the woman who tries to tame him down!
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
Melisa Foster’s Bad Boys After Dark is aptly named. Hot, sexy, and slightly dangerous is the perfect way to describe the Bad Brothers. At first glance these four brothers could be described as the quintessential bad boys – the ones that your mother always said to stay away from. But dive in deeper and you meet a fiercely loyal family that will always stand up for the underdog. Tawny was very much the girl next door when she first met Carson in college. He quickly turned her world upside down – so much so that she dove into a “safe” marriage. No-one wants to be the fallback spouse. Obviously, a relationship like that is doomed to failure, and Tawny fled the country to escape the mess she had created of her life. Finally grown into her own, Tawny returns to New York to see if she can put things to right again. Running into Carson feel like a sign – but a sign of what? I really liked how Foster weaved the story back and forth so I could see both Carson and Tawny’s take on the events of both the past and the current. It really kept me tied to my iPad. With summer ending there is just time for one more good romance story before the hustle and bustle of the school year starts again. Make this your final read of the summer and end of a high note!
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Second chances as it's best    Love is sweeter the second time around as what the saying goes. It is indeed true between Carson and Tawny.     How can you moved on with your life when someone is missing? These two's chemistry is so hot. I could never think of dressing room as dressing room again. Love is about taking a risk and that risk works perfectly for Carson and Tawny. These two is insatiable.    This book is so sweet. Watch out for Angeline. She will spread her sweetness like Tawny's perfume.     This book is so hot and oh so good. Carson, oh my Carson, he is my new  favorite Bad guys. This series is getting hotter and hotter. Get those fan or AC ready ladies, you need it to cool real down.
AngelaMc1 More than 1 year ago
Tawny is a perfumer who has been divorced from her vanilla ex for two years. Carson is a security business owner who has not thought about any other women but Tabs, as he calls her, since their college rendezvous. Tabs has decided that she needs to see Carson to know if what she is feeling is real or not. He could not be happier to welcome her back into his life. Carson is as kinky as her brothers I have read about so far. He loves being tied up and tieing up with silk ties. Tabs was unsure of how she felt about this back in college but as an adult she is happy to explore more with Carson. She has a little girl back home at an orphanage so she is not sure if she want to move back or stay in Paris. All Carson knows is that he does not want to lose her again. I really love this story. It had spice and emotions and brought me in quickly. It was one that I finished in two days. The commitment between Tawny and Carson was so touching. It was an awesome book and I cant wait to read about the next brother!
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
Carson and Tawny are my new favorite of Melissa Foster's characters! Tawny and Carson were soulmates in college, but misunderstandings and fear separated them. Yet they continue to think of each other and compare all dates to the past. Tawny takes a chance and travels from Paris on a whim to see Carson, hoping that they have a chance together. While Carson is thrilled to see her, he's also cautious of getting his heart broken again. Can they make this relationship work, especially with their past and the fact that they live on different continents? This book is seriously HOT! Tawny and Carson burn up the sheets (and the floor, and the window). They're just a wee bit naughty, and the book is pretty explicit in its love scenes. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
JessicaCali More than 1 year ago
Carson is like a good steak, or a big peace of chocolate cake. One bite (or for me, one paragraph read) and I'm hooked. I couldn't put the book down, didn't want to put the book down, and in fact, I DIDN'T put the book down from word 1 until the very last word in Carson's story. This book was phenominal. It shoots up to my top 5 favorite Melissa Foster books (Tru Blue still holding firm at #1). Carson Bad wears his last name like a badge of honor and he draws women in like I draw mosquitoes to me. Melissa Foster delivers a fantastic second-chance love story in this book and Carson and Tawny have such an intense connection. This book was fantastic.
LadyStephM More than 1 year ago
Tawny is a perfumer in Paris and cannot get Carson out of her mind, even her ex husband knew that. Tabs left Paris to see Carson, her college friend and lover, and truly live her life as a happy fulfilled person. Carson is also a successful multimillionaire who can find out anyone's secrets, however has not looked up Tawny because of his broken heart. Knowing she was the only one for him, to think of when she left him still hurts. No matter how much time has passed, when you love someone, you cannot let them go. You take risks that may seem crazy to some, but in your heart you know what that love means. *A copy of this book was provided to me for review purposes only, all opinions expressed are my own*
DBergs More than 1 year ago
Carson and Tawny's story was definitely an attention grabber! Of all of the Bad brothers, Carson was always the quietest one to the outside world - with the exception of Tawny. Watching the journey of two friends find each other after ten years was an interesting ride. Their story rings true on so many levels. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the two of them loved each other early on but did not communicate their feelings. Instead, they both suffered heartbreak and finally true love when they found each other again. Finally finding their happily ever after did not come as I expected but I was thrilled with the way their story concluded. I can't wait for the final installment of the Bad brother series with Brett's book!
NRuffo More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars - If you're a fan of hot and sensual romances, you'll love this book. Add to that the wonderful second chance love story, and you have perfection. There wasn't one thing that I didn't love about Carson and Tawny's story. It's important for an author to create a plausible reason for the break-up and time apart as well as the reason for reconciliation. In this case, the love and passion that Carson and Tawny experienced during college was too much for them to handle or even understand. Like any young and confused woman, she ran away to avoid the feelings and uncontrollable need that Carson brought out in her. And he wasn't ready to chase her back then. After spending a decade apart, they are both ready to fight for the love that has burned within since the moment they said goodbye. I adored watching them come back to each other and find the passion that they were never able to attain with anyone else. It was so easy to fall in love with these characters and their story. I enjoyed learning about their families and Tawny's work as a perfumer. I was happy to find that there was very little drama and a whole lot of communication in the present. It made their journey that much more enjoyable. Oh, and I can't forget about the epilogue! So perfect! I can't wait to see where Carson and Tawny are in their relationship when Brett's story comes out. This was my first book in the Bad series, and I can't wait to read about the rest of the brothers. I'm absolutely hooked on these oh so bad boys! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of this book.
pughtwins More than 1 year ago
I think this is probably the most seductive Melissa Foster book I have read. I am in love with Carson, no really he is mine! While this is a second chance romance, I love that we don't have to have long drawn out build up for these two. Carson and Tawny fit so well together. Carson is so sure and strong, while Tawny is very timid and unsure, to the point I wanted to shake her sometimes. I have been waiting for Carson's story for a while and I am not disappointed. Within the first few chapters I was already so drawn in and invested in this story. There are so many great ways to describe this book, steamy, seductive, sexy, to name a few. Now lets wait and see if Brett can live up to his Bad brothers. #MSBB
_KatMar More than 1 year ago
Carson's book in the Bad Boys After Dark series is an intensely sexy read. The character's chemistry flies off the pages. Old flames spark even hotter between the two main characters, Carson Bad and Tawny Bishop. The instant connection between the two, even after years of not seeing each other, made me wonder what could have caused them to separate in the first place. Miscommunication could easily damage a relationship. Tawny is a woman who knows what she wants and pursues her passions. I really like that Tawny is willing to admit her mistakes and what she's learned over the years. It has taken Tawny awhile to learn who she is and be comfortable with herself. Carson is very much an alpha male who is protective of his friends and family. He is adventurous inside and outside of the bedroom. He's also very loyal and patient. After all these years, Carson still has a desire for Tawny and wants answers to why she ran away. The book made me seriously want a Carson in my life or any of the Bad brothers. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
This super sexy reunion story will take your breath away! Such a great couple! They are fun, flirty and devastatingly honest. You'll be invested in their story and hoping against hope that they figure out a way to be together! I adore the Bad brothers!! Tawny Bishop has been living in Paris enjoying her life as a sought-after perfumer, but she can no longer ignore the part of her that's missing. There's one man that has owned her heart since she was little more than a teenager and she just can't ignore the fact that there will never be another him. She has to confront it head on and see about moving on with her life afterwards! Carson Bad can't believe it when she steps back into his life unexpectedly. She was always the one that got away. The light of his heart. The one that he still yearns for after all of these years. Can he really let himself dream that they might still have something between them?
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
I look forward to each of these Bad men coming out from Melissa Foster. I have yet, until I read CarsoIf yn and Tawny's story, to decide one is my favorite but now I am pretty positive it will be Carson. These After Dark books that Foster writes are a bit racier than her normal fair but they are amazing written pieces. I do not find them too over the edge on the sexiness. I do think that the 18+ rating is a definite thing, though. If you want something sweet, do not pick up this series. There are some sweet, touching parts to Carson's story of reuniting with Tawny but overall, it is steamy. I am always amazed by books where the couple have a history. We all have that person in our pasts that makes us wonder what if. I am sure Carson is that person for Tawny and vice versa. The fact that they have the ability to find each other after ten years, and it isn't at a quirky class reunion, amazes me. If you are looking for a great romance novel that has a bit more heat than the average, pick up Bad Boys After Dark: Carson. I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Oh my word. Oh my word. Oh my word. I love, love, love this book! Pretty sure this is my favorite Melissa Foster book yet – and I have read them all! The story line is very racy with plenty of excitement in the bedroom, but the love story is out of this world. The emotions, the message – AMAZING. I really don’t want to give anything away because this is absolutely a must read, but in short, do not live your life with regrets. The relationship between Carson and Tawny is so special and so real. The ending was exactly what I was hoping for throughout the entire book. Bad Boys After Dark: Carson is a book I can read over and over again because it was that great!
collyn23 More than 1 year ago
Okay you all know by now that I love a great romance book. You also know Melissa Foster is one of my favorite writers of those romance books. She has so many amazing stories in her series. I just finished another book from the bad boys series called Carson and it was so good! I couldn't put it down! It was so hot, sexy and sweet! Definitely two thumbs up and I can't wait to read Brett's story, the last one in that series. Carson and Tawny are the sweetest and sexiest soulmates. They were best friends in college then turned into secret experimental lovers. Honestly the love making scenes are so hot! But it was overwhelming for Tawny and she broke it off and married a very boring, vanilla man. It broke both of their hearts. Ten years later after loss, soul searching and realizing where her heart belongs Tawny and Carson reunite. Their everlasting love is explosive, awe inspiring and electrifying. This is true soulmates love. I love seeing the struggles they overcame to show each other how much they love each other. Carson is such a deep passionate man that any girl would be lucky to have obsessed with her. They are so good together. I loved bed the happy ending and getting to see a little of what was happening with the other Bad brothers and their girls. Definitely a great book and I can't wait for the next one. I recommend it for anyone that loves sweet romance books. Pick it up today!
BehindClosedDoorsBookRev More than 1 year ago
Amount of sex 3.5 / 5 How explicit 3.5 / 5 Story 4 / 5 Overall: 4 / 5 Carson is the third book in the Bad Boys After Dark series by Melissa Foster and a complete standalone. The story does contain the couples from the first two books, but there is nothing from their books needed to understand this story. Ms. Foster does a fabulous job of including them for the readers who have read the series and not in a way that is too confusing for those that have not read them. In this story, Carson and Tawny met and became friends in college. They had a secret relationship, but things ended before graduation. Soon after, Tawny got married to another man named Keith. Carson was crushed and has since compared every girl to her. Tawny’s marriage fell apart as she can’t forget Carson. What will happen when Tawny finally finds the courage to see Carson again? Will he be receptive to her? I enjoyed this second chance romance and recommend you add it you your TBR list!! *Voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy*
MissyTanner More than 1 year ago
Bad Boys After Dark, Carson Reconnecting with lost loves or former friends can be good or bad. When Carson and Tawny reconnect, it was anything but dull. Melissa Foster presents Bad Boys After Dark: Carson where she show us that love, when it’s meant to be, will always find a way. Tawny Bishop has started to reclaim her life. Her father passed away, she divorced her husband and she moved to Paris to be a perfumer. She knew there was only one other thing she needed to do for herself and that was to see Carson Bad, her best friend from college. Sure, she and Carson shared a brief affair, but it was never about love. At least that’s what they told themselves. She secretly loved him more than a friend and has always wondered if he knew that, would their fates have been different. When Carson and his family throw a fundraiser honoring his late sister, Tawny realizes that it’s the perfect time to reconnect to her college best friend. Carson Bad has loved Tawny since the first day they met at college. When their brief affair was through, he never stopped thinking about her. When he sees her in the hotel where the fundraiser was being held, he couldn’t believe it. Their attraction was hotter than ever. In Bad Boys After Dark: Carson, Melissa Foster show us that true love can and will always find it’s way. These characters are so real and so lovable, you don’t want the book to end. Foster is my favorite author and I love each book more than the next.
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
A secret passionate love story of finding true love…again! Bad Boys After Dark: Carson is a story of a frightened girl that runs away to find the one thing that she didn’t realize was right in front of her. A relationship of love and trust although it was kept a secret. Tawny builds a successful life in Paris far from where she grew up however she still isn’t content and happy. Carson is the one that got away. No matter how Tawny tried she couldn’t find what Carson and her had. Years later, Tawny takes a huge chance on showing up unexpectedly to see if she can capture what Carson and her shared. Carson has been in love with Tawny for years and felt crushed when she left him. Carson is determined to do what it takes to keep what he loves a second time. Melissa Foster has written a book with a plethora of romance and passion. The chemistry between Tawny and Carson is steamy and explosive. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in the book. This author really knows how to build up the romance and passion while keeping your attention to the very end. The characters were well developed and engaging which makes it easy to connect to and likeable. Melissa does a good job of intertwining the different characters from previous books. This was another book from Melissa Foster that I had a hard time putting down. Melissa is a very talented author that tells fabulous stories that captivate you and keep your attention from the first page to the last page. Definitely an author that you will want to keep on your go-to list. I know when I pick up one of her books, that I won’t be disappointed. If you enjoy reading a steamy book filled with passion and romance, then you will enjoy this book.
SherryMH More than 1 year ago
Melissa Foster knows how to write steamy love scenes and proves once again that she can nail a second-chance romance. Can Tawny get her second chance with sexy-as-sin Carson Bad? Billionaire Carson is sweet, sexy, and alpha. Tawny moved on but never forgot her college love, but has he forgotten about her? There were moments I didn't understand Tawny's motivation, but once I knew what she was after I pulled for her and Carson, full-force. So. Much. Steam. There is a lot of sexy steaminess in Carson's story and man, Melissa has given us a hero that we want to hold on to and hug tightly. I'm ready for one of her male leads to be real. You know, other than in my head and on the pages. This author loves to include family in her stories and this book doesn't disappoint. A second chance love story that makes for the perfect beach read. Not too angsty and loads of witty banter makes it a great addition to the Bad Boys After Dark series.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
This series has been one of my favorites that Melissa has written because it's a little edgier and bolder than a sweet, gentle love story. I thoroughly enjoy both but I consider this series to be that "push you over the edge" kind of series! Carson and Tawny are different than most couples because there is a deep, long-rooted friendship. That piece of their connection never leaves but leave it to miscommunication and the relationship is put on hold for 10 years. I look at the 10 years as being a time to find themselves as individuals. Had they previously been open, then relationship may have went up in flames. I'm a firm believer that fate has it's own way of making things happen on the timeline intended, rather than what we want it to be. Tawny and Carson reconnect, igniting a fire than burns with such intensity that my breath was literally pulled from my lips deep into the love scenes. Is the reconnection based on the past enough to keep the flame burning or is their relationship simply a flare that will fizzle out when it's time to face the real world? Secrets always have a way of coming out...and it's not always pretty! I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.