Title: My Week with the Bad Boy
Series: My Week, #1
Authors: Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish
Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog
Cover Model: Joey Berry
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
5 Horngry CROWNS
The writing duo of Lyra Parish and Brooke Cumberland have the ticket to my love of insta-love, super sexy romances. They always give me the right amount of fun, romance, steam, and drama, and I always enjoy reading them.
Vada, a successful romance author, is attempting a retreat to breakthrough her writer’s block. Her initial encounter with the cocky and seemingly arrogant bad boy, begins endless encounters of verbal sparring. With each moment, she becomes more attracted to him, who she assumes she can’t be with for varying reasons, the most prominent being the insecurities he brings up for her. Readers, though will enjoy her sassiness and the sparring that eventually leads to some amazing physical scenes.
Ethan is the stereotypical bad boy, and although he plays the part, I didn’t buy into the fact that he is that manwhore bad boy. Yes, he has slept around, but when readers get his back story, they understand his choices. We also aren’t privy to his escapades and very rarely are they brought up, which lessens the his playboy perception. What readers do see about him is how broken he has been and how much progress he makes since his destruction. I found myself enchanted by his charm and arrogance and dirty mouth. I didn’t find it hard to believe that Vada would be attracted to him in any way.
Lovers of insta-lust and insta-love will devour My Week with the Bad Boy. These authors bring everything readers love about this trope: characters with animosity that turns to steam-inducing physical relations, back stories that make the characters more interesting and complex, and enough drama/angst to keep readers entertained. Plus, the ending is absolutely perfect for this pair, and their HEA is everything these two deserve.
I fell in love with these two authors as Kennedy Fox, and I continue to be enamored with their characters and story telling. I always get quick, dirty, and fun with them, and who in their right might can resist that?
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Never trust a man who answers the front 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 just 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 fuckboy.
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 all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.
One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.
One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.
Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA TodayBestselling Duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 6-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and naps. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.
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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing with Brooke as Kennedy Fox, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.
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Visit Brooke & Lyra here: brookeandlyrabooks.com