Book Review: Pretty Boy by Tara Oakes 1


Pretty Boy – Badge Boys #1

by Tara Oakes




*** WARNING *** This novel is intended for those over 18 yrs. of age due to mature and sexual material.
“Didn’t anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well… let Pretty Boy show you.”
Agent Christopher Gibson has everything a man in his position could want. A successful career as one of the FBI’s most credited undercover field agents, with no personal ties to hold him back. He tried that once, it didn’t go over too well.
Jessica Leary is on her way to the top, working on her father’s Senate re-election campaign. She has the job she wants- the opportunity to prove herself to both the political elite and her father.
What could these two people from very different worlds ever have in common? Nothing.
Nothing other than a hot, sexy, torrid love affair that was left in the past- torn apart by the different directions their lives were headed.
Now, months later, Jess finds herself in a perilous position. The past that once brought “Pretty Boy” Chris Gibson into her life has now come back to haunt her, threatening everything that she’s worked for.
When trouble comes knocking on your door, what’s a girl to do? Why, call your bad-ass, sexy-as-sin, FBI agent of an ex-boyfriend to do what he does best… take down the bad guys and anyone else that stands in his way, because when Pretty Boy sets his sights on a target, nothing distracts him. But, why is it that this time is different?
Being close to Jess again, seeing first-hand what he’s given up is just enough to throw everything off course, as Jess seems to be the perfect mix of good AND bad girl.
Didn’t anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well… let Pretty Boy show you in book one of the brand new BADGE BOYS series of stand alone novels.






My Rating:

4 hearts

Favorite Quotes:


“I can’t help it if you’re an animal.  You would think that all those etiquette classes you took as a kid would have helped a bit.”


“Let’s just say I’m no Betty Crocker.  I made the pie once and Chris did his very best to smile and eat it, choking down every single bite.  I finally took a bite of my own creation and immediately tossed the remaining pie into the trash.”


“A blonde bombshell in a prizefighter’s robe enters stage left, wearing boxing gloves and heels.  Right… because what boxer doesn’t top off their outfit with stilettos, right?”


“Because without you, it doesn’t matter if I have my job, if I have anything.  It means nothing if you’re not there to come home to.”


My Review:


Pretty Boy was a quick and easy read, I finished it in an afternoon.  The story had sprinkles of humor and steam, and was an easy to follow and lightly suspenseful read that held my interest.  Despite it being an apt description, an up and coming FBI agent did not appreciate his nick-name of Pretty Boy.  Hmm, I certainly wouldn’t mind being given that moniker.


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More About Tara Oakes

Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She’s a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she’s not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.






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One comment on “Book Review: Pretty Boy by Tara Oakes

  1. Reply alishadwebster Oct 12,2015 7:49 am

    ohh an ex-boyfriend book. I’m sure it’s full of lots of sass! haha

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