- Sourcebooks Casablanca
- Release Date
- March 2018
- Book 1 of Bad Bachelors
Everybody's talking about the hot new app reviewing New York's most eligible bachelors. But why focus on prince charming when you can read the latest dirt on the lowest-ranked "Bad Bachelors"―NYC's most notorious bad boys.
If one more person mentions Bad Bachelors to Reed McMahon, someone's gonna get hurt. A PR whiz, Reed is known as an 'image fixer' but his womanizing ways have caught up with him. What he needs is a PR miracle of his own.
When Reed strolls into Darcy Greer's workplace offering to help save the struggling library, she isn't buying it. The prickly Brooklynite knows Reed is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But the library does need his help. But as she reluctantly works with Reed, she realizes there's more to a man than his reputation. Maybe, just maybe Bad Bachelor #1 is THE one for her.
Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Mar 23, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
79 people found the following review helpful
BAD BACHELOR captivated me from the first page with sympathetic, relatable characters and anticipation of the upcoming fireworks. It's unusual that I would be so excited to read onward since the hero and heroine haven't even met by Chapter One. But such is the engaging and compelling power of the author's writing.
BAD BACHELOR is a slow burn romance, quite different from the ones I usually read, so I find myself a bit miffed as I read onward. I'm used to a somewhat faster pace. The upside to this though is that the romantic development was believable and realistic and you can really see that these two characters are slowly falling for each other as their views about the other changed with each interaction and as a little bit more of themselves was revealed. I love reading the chapter openings even as I find myself feeling sorry for Reed, that women would write such about him.
In this, the author quite surprised me. I thought the app would be a good tool in helping Darcy find her "the one", but instead the author took the other route and showed us how such a tool could be abused. And this is all too likely. Pick any technology tool today and I bet you'd know of some horror story.
The identity of the person behind the Bad Bachelors app surprised me only a little bit; I had been putting my bet on that person when Reed had become adamant about discovering it in an effort to salvage his ruined reputation.
The writing is engaging and the story well-plotted. Coupled with unforgettable characters, BAD BACHELOR is a must-read, especially in this modern dating age.
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