Black Hills Bad Boy, book three in Debra Salonen's Black Hills Rendesvous series, is another of those warm, comfortable novels that you just feel at home in within the first few pages. Kat and Jack are an unlikely couple. He's a successful dentist who's always followed the rules until the discovery of his fiancée in a compromising situation makes him question what he wants from life. Jack's bucket list includes buying a shiny new Harley and all the gear to go with it and setting off to explore the Black Hills of South Dakota. Kat is a struggling single mother of two, both sons the result of her succumbing to the swoo of their respective fathers. She's studying to become a teacher and picking up whatever jobs she can manage to supplement the meagre child support she receives. The very last thing Kat needs or wants is to fall for yet another gorgeous man, but where there's a swoo there's a way. These two are lively, genuine characters whom I liked from the start. The small country town setting also appeals to me and as I've already read the first two books in the series I felt as though I was catching up with old friends. The plot also had plenty going for it and I found it hard to put the book down. I'm looking forward to Black Hills Bachelor, which is the fourth book in the series.
This was a sweet story. Jack is trying to reinvent himself, walk on the wild side a bit. Kat is just trying to make ends meet and take care of her two kids and deal with her two exes at the same time. I like how Jack seemed so out of place and yet was trying to be the bad biker dude. Kat and Jack had great chemistry, and were both very likable characters. Jack may have started out trying to prove something, but ended up learning something about himself in the process.