11.12.2018

REVIEW: FALLING FOR THE BAD BOY BY KENNEDY FOX

Never trust a man who answers the door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should've been my first sign.

I write about guys like him for a living — sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f*ckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks — traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head — but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

Meeting him was fate, but falling for him was inevitable.
And forgetting him will be impossible.

**This is a complete STANDALONE novel — filled with plenty of humor, steam, & romance! 18 & up only due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content. Previously published as My Week with the Bad Boy by Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish.**



★★★☆☆


Falling for the Bad Boy was a next-door neighbor, small-town romance about a guy suffering in silence and a girl who spoke before thinking. I wanted to love it. I wanted to love it so hard. And if this story was about Ethan working his way through his grief and finding new purpose and then falling for a woman who deserved the greatness of his love, I probably would have. But I failed to connect to the relationship he shared with Vada.

❀ I much preferred when they were frenemies. I liked the tension that existed between them from their first meeting, be it sexual or otherwise.
❀ I liked that despite the fact that she was quick to make judgments about things she didn't know, he was laughing at her on the inside. I was laughing right along with him. She was condescending and superior and she had no right to be.
❀ I loved Ethan's family. His mother and his aunt were the highlights of this story!
❀ I didn't feel the build up to the relationship was satisfying enough. I guess I wanted to see Ethan reach real closure and I wanted Vada to suffer through something to introduce her to some humility.

In the end, there was a whole lot of instalust and hating going on and if that's your cup of tea, then sip. I've loved other books from these authors and I know I'll be reading something else from them in the future and finding another one of their stories to fall in love with.

Side note: I'm still very much in love with the original cover of this book. I have a copy of it on my bookshelf 😋

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