Monday, March 5, 2018

4 Wine Glass ARC #Review of Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

36404234Title: Bad Bachelor
Series: Bad Bachelors #1
Author: Stefanie London
Format: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Item number: ASINB076BWZC74
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

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.

Crystal's Thoughts:
Stefanie London introduces readers to a campy cast of characters and a new dating app that is taking NYC by storm in this fun contemporary romance, Bad Bachelor, where two unlikely hearts collide!

Reed McMahon is a public relations guru and partner in one of New York's biggest PR firms, keeping his elite clientele in a positive light while earning enough money to keep his father's medical bills paid. When his personal life and is professional life collide though, Reed must work his own PR magic on himself in order to save his job and his reputation.
Darcy Greer may have been burned in the past, but with the help of her two best friends and Bad Bachelors, she is ready to get back into the dating scene. When she comes face-to-face with Bad Bachelor #1 Reed McMahon though, Darcy finds herself questioning her own assumptions, and the intentions of the mysterious writer behind Bad Bachelors.
Can this feisty librarian let down the walls she has erected around her heart to find the happily ever after that she's only read about? Or will Reed let the demons of his past rule, and loose his one shot at love?

Bad Bachelor was an enjoyable read with a refreshing plot for the romance genre that you won't want to miss! Reed and Darcy were wonderfully flawed characters that stumbled greatly around each other in the beginning, but found their footing as the story progressed. The slow-burning, frienemies turned lovers romance between these two was tantalizing. I really enjoyed the wit and sarcasm that this pair shared, as well as the taut sexual tension that was evident from first meeting. Darcy's spunk continually kept Reed on his toes, while Reed's arrogance was both amusing and a constant frustration for Darcy! There is definitely more then meets the eye to these two characters though, and New York's #1 Bad Bachelor just might be the hidden catch of the city.

This was my first read from Stefanie London, who delivered a well-written, sexy and entertaining story. The underlying mystery of the woman behind Bad Bachelors kept the plot moving at a good pace. While the twist was surprising, I can't say that it is one that I really liked. However, Bad Bachelor spotlights the good and bad of social media applications which I thought was great. How they can be used to find exactly what you're looking for, but also how they can be abused by those with cruel intentions. All in all, this was a good read and I am looking forward to more from this series and it's author!

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