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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. Because with one sizzling look, she's had him hot and hard ever since

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?


Praise

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
Tropes: bad girl/rich boy, bodyguard/protector, enemies to lovers, opposites attract, redemption

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4 STARS

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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 cov... ...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... ...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 lika... ...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 s... ...more

By Sandy February 27, 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. B... ...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... ...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 wh... ...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,... ...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 Reg... ...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... ...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... ...more

By Eva February 27, 2017

regan malloy has done hard time, three years of it to be exact. and the man who ensured she was locked up, he hasn't stopped thinking of her in all that time. nathan carter knows he's losing his mind when he shows up outside the prison on the day she is released. and following her and her friends... ...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 wa... ...more

By Isha February 24, 2017


ARC Review: Falling For The Bad Girl (Cutting Loose) by Nina Croft

We've been conditioned to see the world in a black or white format, but in truth we are surrounded by many shades of gray. Regan learned that lesson from the school of hard knocks. She lead with her heart, instead of her mind and e... ...more

By Jennifer February 27, 2017

Falling for the Bad Girl by Nina Croft will definitely be a story I will read over and over again. One of my guilty pleasures are romances that involve someone from law enforcement and someone whose ended up in jail or prison getting together…so reading Falling for the Bad Girl was like winning t... ...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 stea... ...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 nothin... ...more

By Patricia February 27, 2017

Every time I get my hands on a copy of one of this authors books, I know I'm in for a great read.

Nathan a cop who see's things as black and white or on the right side of the law or not is having trouble keeping his way of thinking. He helped put Regan in jail. After all she was guilty. Now she is... ...more

By Lin February 27, 2017

I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this book.
Nathan & Regan were attracted to each other even when he was the prosecuting cop at her trial. Now she is being released & he hasn't forgotten her in the past three years.
Nate is a straight down the line, by the book cop who cannot help but b... ...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 doe... ...more

By Laura March 11, 2017

I'm kind of ashamed by how long it's taken me to write this review, because I loved this book. More than that, I binge read this book! It was so addictive that I didn't want to put it down. Saying that, I already expected it to be good simply because it was written by Nina Croft, and she's one of... ...more

By Denise February 17, 2017

Nathan is a second generation cop who arrested Regan years ago. Too bad he's never been able to forget about her. On the day Regan gets released from prison, Nathan is there and follows her and her friends. They give into their attraction, hoping to get one another out of their systems. They ente... ...more

By Linda February 06, 2017

Loved this book! It's a fast paced contemporary romance that kept me turning pages just as quickly as possible. Nathan is a detective that arrested Regan several years ago for a diamond theft. She ends up serving three years before being released, then sees Nathan and they end up in bed together.... ...more

By Denise March 01, 2017

When I really want a escape I know I can count on this author to provide it in her novels. This one was a delight and also at times flowing with heat to read. Two opposites in direction of their paths, Nathan and Regan will have a second chance at each other. You will sit back and go along seeing... ...more

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Nina Croft

About the author

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. www.ninacroft.com And if you’d like to have learn about new releases sign up for Nina’s newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/rZ5rz

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