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Book Review: Bailey And The Bad Boy by R. Linda


Bailey And The Bad Boy by R. Linda 
Series: Scandalous, #1
Genre: Romance| Contemporary
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: eBook, 284 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 7th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC
R. Linda: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

It’s the last day of school, and everyone is excited for the big summer leading up to our senior year. I was too… until my heart was ripped out of my chest.

As if getting dumped wasn’t bad enough, I’m forced to endure the humiliation of witnessing my ex-boyfriend flaunt his new girl — who also happens to be my now ex-best friend — all over town. Double whammy.

Now I’m the pathetic ex-girlfriend left gutted, heartbroken, and nose deep in a bucket of ice cream. I’m doomed to spend the summer sulking over a guy who thought I was predictable and bad in bed.

So, when I get an offer guaranteeing me some well-deserved payback, of course I’m going to take it. Besides, the plan is simple. Pretend like I’m dating Ryder, the town’s popular bad boy, and make my ex wallow in a pit of jealousy and regret. It’s perfect.

I mean… what could possibly go wrong?

I didn’t actually know Bailey And The Bad Boy is young adult book instead of for adult audience but I really enjoyed it as it was. I decided to pick this book up because while I’ve read many high school fake relationship books in Wattpad I haven’t actually recall reading any ‘real’ books about the subject.

“Well, you look hot. Chace is gonna piss himself when he sees you next. Christina’s got nothin’ on you,”

Bailey had been friends with Christina since they were eight but to Bailey’s surprise she finds Christina kissing Chase not long after their sudden break up after two years. It might be because it’s a series but I wanted some answers why Christina did that to her best friend. I just don’t understand why would she want to make Bailey her image and be there for her but end up being such a bad person? I liked Bailey’s other friend Indie but I do still think Bailey forgave her too easily.

Ryder used to be best friends with Chase but something happened two years ago and now they hate each other and Ryder wants to help Bailey get her revenge against Chase and Christina. It wasn’t shown in the book a lot but I love the fact that he likes reading.

“That kiss. I thought you were trying to piss him off.”
“That kiss was all you, Bailey.”

I like how the romance wasn’t too quick since Bailey just got her heart broken. She was still hurt by Christina and Chase, especially when they kept making remarks how boring she was and how Ryder would get sick of her.

I really enjoyed this book but I wouldn’t recommend it if you dislike cliches. I didn’t give it full five star for two reasons; the relationship could’ve been more romantic in the end and I wouldn’t really call the hero bad boy like I thought after reading the synopsis and the title.

4 stars

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