It’s been awhile since I’ve read an honest to goodness Contemporary Romance. Kind of glad I did. I went into Once Upon a Bad Boy with fresh eyes and a heart that was willing to have another go at the genre. This is the perfect book to take with you to the beach, since summer is just around the corner.
Once Upon a Bad Boy
Okay, let me start by saying that I just jumped into this series. It’s book #3 and while reading this book, I didn’t feel out of place at all. It’s such a cozy feeling reading about characters that have such great chemistry with each other. The friendships are where it’s at, let me say. Especially between our heroine, Sadie and one of her besties Ana. Ana is a hoot.
While talking about donuts and love lives:
“Delayed gratification only works up to a point.” Ana eyed her up and down pointedly. “Trust me, you don’t want to end up with a stale donut.”
“Ryan was grocery store cake. You don’t fall in love with grocery store cake.”
(Me thinks she’ll be eating those words later…) <—see what I did there? 😉 har har har.
There are secrets being held in this story, a major secret that not even the reader is privy too until almost the very end of the book. Well, let me say that there was something Sadie wasn’t telling us (the reader and Bo), but her actual thoughts weren’t made clear until much further in the story. I actually liked that, because even then it still wasn’t brought out into the open until she told Bo. So big surprise. It was handled well and Bo handled that news realistically in my honest opinion.
All in all, this was a fun and fast paced read with some good drama thrown in. Totally beach worthy read, if you’re headed that way this summer.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Once Upon a Bad Boy
NEVER SAY NEVER
Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.
WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE
Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?
Have you started your beach reads list yet? Let me know what’s on yours!