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Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors) Mass Market Paperback – March 6, 2018
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"Wonderfully witty and achingly romantic, Bad Bachelor is an absolute must-read. Stefanie London delivers all the feels in this exceptional opposites-attract love story." - LAUREN LAYNE, New York Times bestselling author
"Bad Bachelor is a romance reader's delight. It has all the sexy-times but it's also emotional and funny, with a fantastic cast of characters. I totally recommend!" - M. O'Keefe, USA Today bestselling author of Ruin You
"Author London's new series concept is vibrant and creative . . . A fun start to a sexy, engaging series." - Kirkus Reviews
"Genuinely entertaining and memorable." - Booklist STARRED Review
"The perfect romantic read...steamy." - Fresh Fiction
"Engaging, entertaining, sexy." - Harlequin Junkie
About the Author
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 6, 2018)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1492655171
- ISBN-13 : 978-1492655176
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1.5 x 6.88 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,456,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top reviews from the United States
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To tell the truth, I was unsure how this book premise was going to play out because the whole “Bad Bachelor” website concept felt sort of icky to me, but Ms. London eventually addresses all of the things that are so wrong about that kind of website and more, so if you're on the fence about the concept, you need not worry, it gets dealt with perfectly.
I loved Darcy and Reed. I don't say that lightly, I really loved them. This book is pretty long for the romance genre, and it comes to a complete and wonderful conclusion, but I found myself feeling disappointed as the book drew to a close because I just wanted *more* of them together. Reed was complex and so incredibly likable that I found myself rooting for him from the start despite the (absolutely hilarious) reviews of his, uh, relationship performances. And Darcy was extremely likable from start to finish, but the highlight was the banter between these two. Although they were great apart, when they were on the page they were combustible, and I found myself laughing out loud as I read – that's the sign of a great book.
Hopefully this becomes a series (I assume Annie and Remi will get books, but I would love to read Cynthia's story, too!) and that we find out these two really did live happily ever after because I just love them together.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good enemies-to-lovers story and a fresh new idea in this day and age of the same-old-same-old in the romance genre. Five honest, not at all biased (unlike the ladies who reviewed Reed on the Bad Bachelor app) stars.
It was nice seeing Darcy’s strained relationship with her mom somewhat mirror Reed’s relationship with his dad. When Reed and Darcy finally got together it was HOT. This book will definitely be a re read for me, I loved everything about this book. My only complaint was that it had to end.
Let’s start with the good, shall we? I adored Reed and Darcy. Darcy is a librarian and the black sheep of her family. She’s hardworking and cares so much, which I absolutely loved. She’s also incredibly vulnerable between the contentious relationship with her mother and the way her engagement ended the day before she was supposed to be married. She has walls a mile high, but that’s nothing compared the walls Reed has around his heart. Reed is rich, polished, and a PR whiz. But no one sees the man beneath the glossy exterior…until Darcy. Reed has seriously deep old wounds he doesn’t allow anyone to see and they make him unwilling to open his heart and trust any woman. He’s dedicated to his job and being the best, not because of ego, but because the money allows him to care for his ailing father. Aside from wanting to push people away, Reed’s pretty much the perfect hero. He and Darcy are dynamite together and I loved watching them put together a fundraiser for her library. They’re a perfect match even though on the surface they seem nothing alike. The fact that they outwardly seem so different but inwardly have a lot in common is what makes them such an appealing couple. Their love story is easy to fall into and Ms. London makes it impossible not to root for them.
I adored Darcy and Reed so much that I hate to say anything bad about Bad Bachelor. However…the Bad Bachelors app plot was beyond aggravating. The Bad Bachelors app is – in essence – a Yelp review site of New York City’s bachelors. In a place as big as NYC, the number one “Bad Bachelor” isn’t a predator, criminal, abuser, liar, user, addict, cheater, or even someone who doesn’t tip well. No, it’s – brace yourself for the horror – a man who doesn’t want to commit. It’s necessary to roll with this premise or the entire book falls apart, so I knowingly went into this willing to suspend disbelief. The problem is, the more I saw Reed’s hard work being torn apart, his personal and professional reputation being shredded by this popular app, the more sour the taste in my mouth. The more the popularity of the app grew, the more it was like watching a good person be repeatedly kicked in the face not just by bitter and shallow exes, but workplace rivals and possibly internet trolls. The last bit is not altogether implausible, which makes it all the more depressing.
Bad Bachelor has good characters, an engaging and sexy romance, and a background plot that just left a bad taste in my mouth. Darcy’s two best friends, Remi and Annie, are featured in the next two Bad Bachelors books. I loathed Annie and will likely pass on her story, but I adored Remi and I love Ms. London’s writing so I will definitely be reading the next book in the Bad Bachelors series, Bad Reputation.
Top reviews from other countries
Darcy is everything his "type" isn't. She is outspoken, sassy and sports tattoos over her body, a harlot in goth clothing. Who knew a librarian could get away with that look. Reed surprises himself by actually thinking she is a refreshing change to all the women he is accustomed to. Reed's popularity at being a screw them and leave them type of guy with the ladies has caught up with him and landed him in some deep waters. A new internet app called Bad Bachelors has put him at the top of their list for douche hats. Normally he does not let this kind of tripe bother him, but it is putting his job he has worked so hard for at risk. He needs this job to take care of his ailing father. So he has to take action to ensure he keeps it.
This is where Reed and Darcy cross paths. She needs to raise money for the library where she works, and Reed is an expert in PR. He takes on the task of having a fund raiser to bring the library back to life. The two of them are like oil and vinegar, but the sexual chemistry between them is too sizzling hot to deny. Darcy is more than Reed bargained for as she has the ability to draw out his vulnerabilities and discover his soft underbelly.
I loved the back and forth banter between these 2 characters. It was a fun and sexy read. This is the first book I have read of Stefanie's, but definitely not my last.
I read Bad Reputation first by accident (really enjoyed it) and knew I needed to go back and read the first one in the series. Now having read all the books in the series I can unequivocally declare Bad Bachelor my favourite, followed very closely by Bad Reputation.
I loved both Reed and Darcy. They were such a great opposites-attract pairing and it was so enjoyable reading about how they bring out the best in each other.