Wednesday, September 19, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of Bad Reputation by Stefanie London

36954697Title: Bad Reputation
Series: Bad Bachelors #2
Author: Stefanie London
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492655201
Links:  Goodreads | Amazon | B&N 
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Wes Evans, son of Broadway royalty, just wants to achieve something without riding on his family's coattails. Too bad the whole world is talking about his sex life after the notorious Bad Bachelors app dubs him "The Anaconda." But when he sees a talented ballet dancer, he knows she is exactly what he needs to make his show a success.

Remi Drysdale only had one thought when she fled Australia for New York--never mix business with pleasure again. Ever. She gets the perfect chance to reclaim her career when a handsome stranger asks her to audition for his show. Remi promises herself not to tangle with the guy who holds her career in his matter how enticing his reviews are on the Bad Bachelors app...

Crystal's Thoughts:
The Bad Bachelor app strikes again in this charming and passionate tale, Bad Reputation hits all the marks for an entertaining contemporary romance!

Remi Drysdale was a rising star in her home of Australia, before she got entangled with a fellow dancer and was blacklisted because of it. Now she teachers barre in New York , until a student's sexy uncle walks into her class and offers her a second chance at her dreams.
Wes Evans may be well known on Broadway thanks to his illustrious parents, but he refuses to use their influence when it comes to his new Off-Broadway production. It's not going to be like anything the Broadway highbrows have ever seen, he's just missing one thing.... the star of the show.
When Wes sees Remi practicing ballet he knows that she's everything he's been looking for, for his show and so much more. With her, his show is sure to be a hit. When reviews about certain personal attributes from the Bad Bachelors app begin to overshadow the quality of his production though, Wes must set aside his pride and call in every favor he can to get it off the ground. But all of that takes a backseat to what Wes is beginning to feel for Remi. Remi refuses to acknowledge the attraction that sizzles between them though, after all, sleeping with your boss is the epitome of dumb ideas and she already knows where mixing business with pleasure gets you...

Bad Reputation was another satisfying addition in the Bad Bachelors series. I'm really enjoying the over-arcing theme of the Bad Bachelors app. These stories show incredible insight into the good and bad of the modern dating scene and social media in general. As a lover of Broadway shows and ballets, and a dance mom who is lacking any sort of dance skills herself, I also appreciated the world that was built around these characters. London was vivid and detailed in her writing. The plot itself flowed beautifully, and I could easily picture each scene in my head. Strife, courage, strength, and devotion were just a few aspects of Remi and Wes's journey to a happily-ever-after. There was a wonderfully delicious push and pull between these two that burned with sexual tension and suppressed feelings. I adored seeing them each conquer their inner demons and grow into a dazzling team. Best friends Darcy and Annie show up for some support and contention, while other supporting characters from the show add humor and drama to the plot.

While I didn't find Bad Reputation as explosive as the first book in the series, I enjoyed it none-the-less. I definitely recommend reading this series in order so that you can know the history of some of the supporting characters, as well as the origin of the Bad Bachelors app. And while I don't care for Annie's character at the moment, I am looking forward to reading her story that is coming next spring. I have feeling that she just may win me over by the end.

Suggested Reading Order:
Book #1 Bad Bachelor

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