Return of the Bad Girl

Return of the Bad Girl

by Codi Gary

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Bad girls don't forgive.
Bad girls don't forget.
Bad girls don't fall in love.

Caroline Willis may be known for causing trouble, but she is NOT about to become homeless. So when she learns that her perfect apartment has been double-booked—to a dangerously hot bad boy—Caroline's bad-girl reputation comes out in full force. He may be sexy as sin, but she's not afraid of him … or his panty-melting smile.

Rock Canyon's got room for only one bad attitude—and Gabe Moriarty was here first. Still, starting over means playing it smart, so while sharing his new apartment is less than ideal, it's worth getting his dream business off the ground. Not to mention that it means shacking up with a sexy wild child. Caroline may be giving him the cold shoulder, but Gabe always was good at starting fires …

Caroline vows to keep things professional with Gabe, but as close quarters begin to ignite the sizzling chemistry between them, she's left wondering: Bad boy plus bad girl equals nothing but trouble … right?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062372239
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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Return of the Bad Girl 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so captivating that i stayed up until 5am trying to finish reading it. After "Things Good Girls Dont Do" I have had to read every single book from this authors series. because they are all similar but different in a way that reading all of the series together wont sart to become a bore and will actually be entertaining through out the series.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Caroline Willis is really a bad girl, and Gabe Moriarty is a bad boy, but a lot has to do with gossip and nastiness from the part of other people. They are trying very hard to get their life back on track and it’s not easy. Caroline is back in Rock Canyon Idaho for family and business matters; she’s decided to face her troubled past head-on and it’s harder than she ever thought it could be. Gabe is looking to have his own motorcycle shop and Rock Canyon seemed like a good place to start anew. RETURN OF THE BAD GIRL is the latest in the Rock Canyon series, and Codi Gary has given us what could be her strongest effort yet. This is not light, often not pretty, but it’s honest, tough, and oh so real; Caroline and Gabe became part of my life, people I really care for. Ms. Gary does not do fluffy and pink, and I am grateful for it. A fabulous, touching, potent story that you will not soon forget!
Charlene Brown 4 months ago
Great story & series. Loved Gabe.
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
I have never read one of this authors books but I have to say after reading this one I am bow an official lover of this author. This book had so many realistic characters that it really manages to draw you in. Caroline is a girl with a rocky past because she was raped and the one and only person she told didn't believe her. Now when she goes back to her hometown after 12 years she gets way more then she expected in a bad way. Gabe has been trying to make amends for the past nine years after a fateful night that almost resulted in his sisters death, trying to make a new life in a new town becomes a little hard because the apartment he was suppose to have was also going to Caroline. This is one story you won't want to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After all the lead in to the story it ended very fast.
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aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
Codi does it again! I love the Rock Canyon Romance series. Caroline Willis returned to Rock Canyon when her father had a heart attack. She’d hoped he would welcome her home and be proud of her after she’d made good and established herself in business, but the stubborn old man was just as angry and refusing as ever. Not to be discouraged, and tired of sleeping on her sister’s couch, she decides to find a place of her own and seek out customers for her consulting business. Having found the perfect place to live, she’s ready to move in but discovers she’s hit an incredibly sexy and equally stubborn brick wall as she is, by the name of Gabe. Gabriel Moriarty has some demons he needs to exorcise from his past. He has a lot to make up for and one of those things is an apology to his former best friend, Chase Trepasso. Rock Canyon seems to be the perfect place to set up his custom motorcycle shop. It’s a town where no one knows the past he's ashamed of, where his best friend lives, and it’s close enough to where his sister is being cared for that he can make sure she’s well and see her as often as he wants. The two-bedroom apartment he found is perfect. The rent is good and he can’t wait to move in, but there’s a gorgeous fly in the ointment. With a simple suggestion from his sister, he offers to let the beautiful, and far too sexy and very stubborn, Caroline Willis share the apartment. When he made the offer, he thought he could live in close quarters with her but it doesn’t take long for him to find himself desiring her more than he should, and wanting to protect her from whatever demons are chasing her too. Caroline and Gabe are made for each other. Both are fearful of opening up to anyone yet the trust begins to build between them even as they fight it. Caroline begins to see a multitude of layers in the gorgeous man who presents an even harder shell to the outside world than she does. When her past comes back to threaten her and her sisters, it’s Gabe who gives her the strength to face it head on. Even though Caroline is a take no crap from anyone kind of gal, there’s one person who makes her quake in her boots. To protect Gabe, she finds the strength to take control and defeat him. Loved, loved it! In return, Caroline helps Gabe see the hero that lies deep within him, which he’s determined to deny but eventually allows to come forth for those he loves. Every visit to Rock Canyon is like coming home. The secondary characters we’ve come to know and love, and not like so much, make this place real in our imaginations. RETURN OF THE BAD GIRL by Codi Gary is a coming home story filled with humor, angst, good times, and bad. It’s about family, friends, forgiveness, and how even the worst things done for whatever reason can be forgiven and give strength to those affected by the deeds. Caroline and Gabe are kindred spirits who find each other, clash delightfully, create delicious sexual tension, and then come together with explosive intensity. I enjoyed watching these characters grow and become complete by finding the person they really are and how together, they could share, trust, and love each other. I highly recommend RETURN OF THE BAD GIRL, book four in the Rock Canyon Romance series by Codi Gary because coming home to face your life is an experience worth doing. I love this series more with each book, and I’m going to keep coming back to Rock Canyon and the wonderful inhabitants conjured by the incredible imagination of Codi Gary. I hope you will too. ***I purchased this one for my own personal reading and am willingly sharing my honest and unscripted thoughts.
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I have read all the a Rock Canyon books and this is my favorite! The characters of Gabe andCaroline just spoke to me and I was totally rooting for them all the way. And their story was Hawt!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it