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Book Review #8: Bad Romeo

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Title: Bad Romeo

Author: Leisa Rayven

Published: 2014

GoodReads Bio:

When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they’ll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

I could not put this book down, I loved every minute of it. Its funny, romantic and sexy all in one really pretty cover. It is a début novel, so it crosses off another square on the bookish bingo challenge.

It starts at rehearsals for a Broadway show, where Cassie Taylor is playing the lead alongside Ethan Holt. Ethan and Cassie know each other from The Grove acting academy, where they fell in love and ultimately got their hearts broken.

Rayven tells their story from the present day, where Ethan is desperately trying to win Cassie back and right his wrongs, and Cassie is trying to stay away and not risk another heartache, although as the reader you do not know the back story as to why this is so. Until we get a flashback to three years previous where is it all cleared up.

We follow Cassie and Ethan through the struggles of beginning a new relationship and being heartbroken and trying to move on. You want Cassie to forgive him, even though you are not sure what he did specifically. As you read through the flashback chapters it becomes clear, and there is understanding as to why Cassie is so reluctant to go there again, despite the pull she feels towards him.

This book captured the everyday struggle of love and fear of getting hurt, which most people know well. I am a hopeless romantic and this book was right up my alley. If you love a good romance, then I urge you to pick it up!

Thank you for stopping by, and happy reading 🙂


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