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Peek Inside Falling for the Bad Girl

Detective Nathan Carter is a cop, through and through. But his work ethic—and libido—are thrown off balance when he heads up the case against jewel thief, Regan Malloy

Falling for the Bad Girl

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Smoking hot heroes, driven heroines, and inventive stories--Nina Croft is on my one-click list!" – NYT bestselling author Katee Robert

It takes an incredibly good man to tame a bad, bad girl…

As a second-generation detective, Nathan Carter is a cop, through and through, one who definitely sees things in black and white. But his work ethic—and libido—are thrown off balance when he heads up the case against jewel thief, Regan Malloy. Because with one sizzling look, she’s got him hot and hard. And he’s been that way, ever since.

Growing up, Regan’s favorite hobby was learning to crack safes, and she was very, very good at it. Still, she’d always tried to keep to the straight and narrow, and only strayed when she believed a friend was in desperate straits. Now she’s out of prison and starting over. If only she could forget that she’d spent the last three years fantasizing about the stunningly gorgeous detective who locked her away.

It’s inevitable that they meet up again—in bars, hotels…and hotel beds. Despite their differences, they can’t keep their hands off each other. Still, it’s just desire. If they give it enough time, it’ll burn itself out. Because a good boy and a bad girl can’t possibly make it work. Can they?


5 Stars: “Spending time with Nate and Regan put a smile on my face. Their story was emotionally satisfying, deeply romantic, and incredibly sexy. What more could a girl ask for?” - Eve Scalzo, Indecisive Opinions Blog

4 Stars: “This book was a ton of fun. I loved the way Regan and Nate were with each other...The push and pull, the back and forth was fun and led to some hilarious moments.” - Paris Hansen, Goodreads

5 Stars: “FALLING FOR THE BAD GIRL is sensuous, moving and full of wise words and bad choices. Ms. Croft manages to create a sexy story with a powerful message. People are more than labels. We all make mistakes, it's the lesson we learn that make us the people we are.” - Isha Coleman, Goodreads

4 Stars: “Whether it be the scorching sex, bonds of friendship, the accidental meeting of Regan’s family (holy smokes, even I felt the embarrassing burn) or the heartfelt moments between Nathan and his father, there is something for every romance reader in this fantastically written story.” - Rachel Hamilton, The Sub Club Books

5 Stars: “Loved this book!! The fast pace of the story was great and the fine line Nate and Regan walked was intriguing making it a fantastic good guy/bad girl story….This is one I think everyone would enjoy.  I highly recommend it.” - Bette Hansen, Goodreads

5 Stars: “Loved this book!  It's a fast paced contemporary romance that kept me turning pages just as quickly as possible...Fans of the genre will love this novel!  The author is on my must read authors' list and she should probably be on yours as well.” - Linda Quick, Goodreads

4 Stars: “If you've read Nina Croft's works before, you know they are hot enough to fog your e-reader, and this is no exception. But, it's more than just a sizzling romantic escapade. Nina weaves a story rich in characters and with all the complexities that life likes to throw at all of us, and uses humour and drama to good effect that keeps you involved in the characters journeys.” - Ellen Hall, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758667
Series: Cutting Loose, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 27, 2017
Page Count: 228
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen, military/men in uniform
Tropes: bad girl/rich boy, bodyguard/protector, enemies to lovers, opposites attract, redemption

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ March 17, 2017


Regan Malloy, I want to screw you until you can’t walk, until my dick is so sore I don’t even want to think about sex, and then I want to screw you some more. And if we do it enough, we’ll both get this inconvenient attraction out of our systems.”

I love a refreshing change of pac ...more

By Nicola February 26, 2017

4.5 stars.

I love it when a Nina Croft Brazen lands on the kindle. You just know what you're getting: an entertaining story with great couple who have a scorching chemistry and don't scrimp on the sexy. Plus 90% of the time they're set in the UK. And Falling for the Bad Girl has all the above covere ...more

By Claire February 27, 2017

4.5 - "You're the enemy. You always will be." Stars!

Nina Croft begins her new Cutting Loose Series in stellar style with Falling for the Bad Girl, a copper and an ex-con were never hotter together.

This story hits the ground running and doesn’t really stop until the end. Regan Malloy has just been re ...more

By Irene February 28, 2017

4.5 stars

I really enjoyed Falling for the Bad Girl.
From the first few pages I knew this was going to be a great read. It was one of those books you didn't want to put down.
The writing is well done, the storyline held my interest all throughout the book, the characters Regan & Nathan were likable, en ...more

By ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ February 27, 2017

3.5 Stars

I love a story about a bad boy getting with the good girl so when I read the blurb for Falling for the Bad Girl I really liked the idea of that role reversal. Shout out to Nina Croft for writing some pretty hot instant attraction and characters that aren’t perfect, which is what really stoo ...more

By Sandy S June 04, 2017

4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 27,2017

As a second generation detective, Nathan Carter is a cop, through and through, one who definitely sees things in black and white. But his work ethic—and libido—are thrown off balance when he heads up the case against jewel thief, Regan Malloy. Beca ...more

By Kim Reads March 17, 2017

Falling for the Bad Girl marks my first time reading a book by Nina Croft. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the book takes place in England.

Immediately, I was intrigued by the characters of Regan Malloy and Detective Sergeant Nathan Carter. These two have a history going back three years, ...more

By Bette February 13, 2017

Loved this book!! The fast pace of the story was great and the fine line Nate and Regan walked was intriguing making it a fantastic good guy/bad girl story. A jewel thief and a cop are truly an unlikely couple but these two pull it off beautifully. He may have been the one that got her locked up but ...more

By Elizabeth March 13, 2017

Three years ago, Nate met a woman he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since. The problem...he was arresting her. Now he's standing outside the prison, knowing she's getting released, and he admits, at least to himself, that it has nothing to do with the diamonds they never recovered.

Regan, th ...more

By Deborah February 26, 2017

Loved this book!! A contemporary romance that shows some risks are worth taking.

As the blurb states, Detective Nate Carter put Regan Malloy away for a diamond theft. The merchandise has never been recovered. During the trial, Regan and Nate felt an attraction that went beyond ordinary. After Regan ...more

By Ellen February 11, 2017

Falling for the Bad Girl is the first of a new series,'Cutting Loose', by Nina Croft. As the title indicates, the story follows 'bad girl' Regan Malloy after her release from Holloway prison and her arresting officer (all puns intended) Detective Sergeant Nathan 'Nate' Carter. The setting of the sto ...more

By Laura March 16, 2017

I know I said I was never going to read new adult/erotic fiction again. I read the synopsis of this and thought it sounded ok, then I won it on Goodreads. I opened up the package and thought 'oh no', what was I doing? I don't like new adult! But I was determined to read it because the author had so ...more

By Penny March 03, 2017

4 “Detective Stalker” Stars

Falling for the Bad Girl is an opposites-attract love story. Regan comes from a family of thieves, Nathan is not only a second generation police detective, but he is the one who put Regan behind bars. By rights they shouldn’t feel any attraction, though three years of fan ...more

By Heather February 09, 2017

Nate is obviously well endowed, and I loved it when the man got angry, "...his temper flared to life. “Hey, sweetheart, I might have been the one to catch you, but it was hardly my fault that you were guilty as hell.”He pushed the sheet down and climbed out of bed. Naked, with a b***r, both of which ...more

By Sandy S January 05, 2018

4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 27,2017

As a second generation detective, Nathan Carter is a cop, through and through, one who definitely sees things in black and white. But his work ethic—and libido—are thrown off balance when he heads up the case against jewel thief, Regan Malloy. Beca ...more

By Paula February 28, 2017

Falling for the Bad Girl is the first in a brand new Cutting Loose Series by Nina Croft. For the most part I found this to be a straightforward romance with family and career hindrances Both Nate and Regan are the second generation to follow in the family footsteps. Regan sees the error of her ways ...more

By Crystal February 27, 2017

I loved this book and can't wait to read more in this series. It has been awhile since I've read a book by this author and I don't know why. This book just reminded me why I love her books.

Nate had to put a woman away that made him feel things he had never felt before. Every since that day nothing h ...more

By Loz May 28, 2020

I liked this one with somewhat of a role reversal with our Detective lead, Nate Carter having been the copper who investigated and help put the only daughter of a notoriously criminal family, Regan Malloy behind bars for three years.

Missed out on the criminal act itself, as this all happens after R ...more

By Paris February 24, 2017

I’ve read a few other books by Nina Croft that were super sexy so I had a very good idea of the temperature level of this book. I enjoyed those other books, but not as much as I enjoyed Falling for the Bad Girl. Not only was it hot as hell, but I connected with Regan and Nate so much more than the c ...more

By Sam~OTT Alpha Male Addict~ March 17, 2017

An unexpected find! The blurb was wonderful, and the storyline quite unique so of course I had to read it. But i did not expect to like it - LOVE IT - as much as I do! I'm not a fan of slow burning romances but the whole cop in love with a criminal thing was too perfect to resist. And the secondary ...more

By Liz May 12, 2017

Loved this book! Nina Croft is such an entertaining author- her characters are unique but also real. This story of a cop & a reformed jewel thief was crafted just perfectly. Falling for the Bad Girl is the first book in the Cutting Loose series & I can't wait for the next one.

I voluntarily reviewed ...more

By Cheryl March 15, 2017

4.5 Stars
This fantastic story features Detective Sergeant Nate Carter and ex-con Regan Malloy. After all they've been through you would think the intense attraction they felt for each other would have died after three years but no. It would only get more difficult.

This is a fantastic story line with ...more

By Pamela March 13, 2017

Fast paced

Reagan was the good girl. She was not going to end up in the family business. Only she was betrayed. After spending 3 years in prison, she is out. The first person she sees is Nate Carter, the man who put her away. From that night on, they are tearing up the sheets. What neither wanted to ...more

By Lynn March 02, 2017

4 1/2 STARS!

Loved this book! There was just something about the simple, raw connection between these two characters that really got to me. He was lonely and needing comfort, she was distancing herself from those she loved most and hanging adrift ... but together they felt right. It's majorly steamy, ...more

By Ana March 04, 2017

I received an ARC from the publisher and I am voluntarily writing my review.

What a read. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did. After I read the synopsis I thought it would be just an ok read. Boy was I wrong. I was glued to my kindle, devouring the book.

This book has some steam. Boy does i ...more

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Nina Croft

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Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction. And if you’d like to have learn about new releases sign up for Nina’s newsletter here:

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