Bad Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2)

Bad Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2)

by Liz Kelly

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Bad Cop
Book 2 in the Heroes of Henderson series by USA Today Bestselling Author Liz Kelly

When Vance Evans tracks down Piper Beaumont, the little blonde who saved his life back in fourth grade, he doesn't just find the sweet, delicious, curly-haired Tinkerbell he remembers. He also finds a complicated woman who proves to be way more than he's bargained for. Though she's still Perfect Piper with the soothing touch, now she's also The Lawyer Beaumont, a defense attorney carrying a personal grudge against every cop who crosses her path. So when his newly adopted Good Cop persona can't break down the lawyer's defenses, Vance decides to fall back on his old Bad Cop ways to coax Naughty Piper into his arms.

All the books in the Heroes of Henderson Series are complete romances. They do not need to be read in order, but it might be more fun that way as characters continue to show up in Henderson in big ways and small.

Heroes of Henderson books to date:
Playin' Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Prequel (Novella)
Good Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 1
Bad Cop Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2
Taming Molly Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2.5 A DuVal Cousins Quickie (Short Novella)
Top Dog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3
Tempting Vivi Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 3.5 A DuVal Cousins Novel
Kissing Cooper Heroes of Henderson ~ A Christmas Quickie
UnderDog Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 4
Mr. Wrong Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 5
Mr. Wright Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 6
Mr. Wright Now Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 7

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148887157
Publisher: Kelly Girl Productions
Publication date: 12/14/2013
Series: Heroes of Henderson , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 293
Sales rank: 260,670
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author of the Heroes of Henderson Series.

Liz's Heroes of Henderson series grew out of the New Year's Eve Anthology, Countdown To A Kiss, where the Devine Sisters of Henderson, N.C. had a bet every year at their parents' New Year's Eve ball. The sister who didn't have a date to kiss at midnight had to kiss their nerdy neighbor, Lewis Kampmueller.

Duncan James, the hero of Liz's novella in Countdown To A Kiss (which has also been published separately as Playin' Cop) is not only best friends with Lewis, but with both Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans, his fraternity brothers from NC State. Brooks and Vance are the Henderson cops who kick off the series with Good Cop and Bad Cop.

Recurring characters is the theme of the Henderson series. Each book is a complete romance in and of itself, but you won't lose touch with the couples you fall in love with. They keep playing big parts and small in following books as Brooks and Vance lead Team Henderson in finding ways to revive their small town.

"DuVal Cousin" books are an additional part of the Heroes of Henderson series, and usually are tucked in between books with numbers like 2.5 and 3.5. They can be full length novels or short novellas, and they are based on Lolly DuVal's (from Good Cop) Henderson cousins. Where the Heroes books are hero-centric, the DuVal Cousin books are heroine based.

Henderson is an actual town in North Carolina where some of Liz's favorite people were raised. Liz's version of Henderson is completely fictional since she hasn't had the pleasure of going back in nearly thirty years. But oh the fun she had while visiting there in her youth. Her memories are the perfect landscape for her contemporary romances.

Liz enjoys putting friends and readers in cameo appearances in her books. Originally from Baltimore, she spent every summer near Annapolis, Maryland in a community where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song. (The place where Jesse James gets banished from in Bad Cop. There is going to be a series about that place someday.)

A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL in the winter, where dancing and romancing continue ad infinitum.

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Bad Cop (Heroes of Henderson ~ Book 2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 3.5 Focusing on the second half of the friend-duo introduced in the first book, this story is Vance’s tale. And I’ll admit, of the two friends, he was the one I found needed the most time to grow up and leave his childish behaviors behind. He had few redeeming features, and his competitive streak with his more mature and honorable friend Brooks tilted toward too much too often. But here we have Vance’s chance to redeem (or bury) himself, and hopefully show some growth and maturity along the way. Brooks and Lolly have softened him, and she’s made him want more from life and to change his reputation. Lolly knows this is an uphill battle, but she’s determined to believe in this former himbo’s desire to be better. Vance is struggling with what he ‘should’ do juxtaposed with what his ‘instincts’ tell him, especially when it comes to the woman who got away, in fourth grade, Piper. When his mother left his family, Piper became his best friend, his solace and his comfort. Even when Vance moved on and through a cavalcade of women, she’s kept an eye on him, if quietly. But she hasn’t remained static: now a successful defense attorney, she’s got a bit of the defense attorney’s bias toward police, and most especially toward Vance. Of course, seeing Piper all grown up now, he realizes that he met, and dumped her years ago at a bar- so he’s got lots of ground to make up. Like the first, this was a clever feel-good read, this one having a bit more substance with Vance’s issues and Piper’s attitude toward him, and in terms of her determination to defend ALL of her clients. She’s the same feisty, take charge and protective woman that was foreshadowed in the feisty little blonde fourth grader, and there’s plenty of laugh out loud moments as she gives back as good as she gets…repeatedly. The interplay with Vance and Piper shoots sparks – fueled by attraction and old insecurities, finally coming to a head when they both let down their guards. Narration in this story is again provided by Charles Lawrence, and his skilled and nuanced use of tone, delivery and pitch perfectly suit this story. Never overreaching for a voice or a moment, the characters come alive in his presentation, and his ability to add subtle pauses that serve as moments to digest the humor, impact and subtext in the conversations impacted the story and provide a wonderful listen. A solid follow up to Good Cop, Kelly did manage to flush out Vance’s character and add depth to this humorous and enjoyable story. A bit more substantial than the first, this story gives readers and listeners a great getaway, make you smile story. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from the narrator for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Liz Kelly for the Henderson series !
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Awesome!! The folks in Henderson are hilarious and the leader of the crazies, Vance Evan, is the best. I love all his nicknames he gives everyone and how he is so much more than most people think. I really enjoyed his story! With Lolly's help Vance is beginning to understand his issues with women. He's ready to track down Piper Beaumont. She was the little girl who helped him when his mother left but she's all woman now and she may be the one Vance has been waiting for all this time. When he sees her for the first time he realizes right away she's the woman he met in a bar and ran out on a few years ago. He has no idea why he ran he just knew he had to get away. Now he knows and he wants nothing more than to get to know Piper. The right way not the jump in bed way! I actually listened to the audio version I must say I really enjoyed this narrator this time around. I definitely recommend this one to everyone whether you chose to read or listen to it, it's a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Cop set some pretty high expectations, and Bad Cop definitely delivers. Liz Kelly beautifully revisits and expands on the society of Henderson in this second novel, continuing the precedent she has set for snappy, funny dialogue and fiery heroines giving their boys all sorts of delicious trouble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Hell I love the whole series. What great characters. Harry the bartender with his wonder shots. Vance the bad cop. Brooks the good cops. Lolly tje dynamite. Tinkerbell Piper. The keeper of the Debs Annabell. I just love them all. So well rounded. Funny, witty, just great characters. The books are awesome and well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Good Cop, got a few peeks at Vance, and had to read his story in Bad Cop. Swoon! Let's just say I'm Team Vance. I loved the way Liz Kelly made him such a bad boy player with flaws and vulnerabilities he struggled with and worked really hard to overcome. This book sealed the deal--I'm officially a Liz Kelly fan. One of my auto-buy authors. Keep 'em coming, Liz!
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I liked the first book too, Good Cop. The characters are so much fun. I could read this book over and over and still enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great. I love vance and all the characters. Felt like i should find my own bad cop! Wont disapoint!!!!
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I couldn't put it down
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