I loved the premise of this book; it’s not a second chance romance so much as it is a second chance for our hero to treat the heroine right. It reads like an enemies to lovers story with conflict between these two throughout much of the book. I enjoyed it but it’s not my favorite in the series; the pacing was a little off for me and it disrupted the romance.
The story follows Aimee, a former chubby and nerdy girl who met Brandon when she was young. Aimee’s mom was Brandon’s mom’s caretaker in her final days before passing, and Brandon used to bully Aimee because of it. To him, she represented an extremely painful time in his life and he was unfairly mean to her. Now that years have passed, they become coworkers at a hospital. Old feelings resurface and it’s easy for Aimee to hate Brandon, but he sees the woman she’s blossomed into and can’t help but be attracted. Sparks fly as they deal with their new dynamic and get to know each other as adults.
Taylor Holloway’s writing is consistently good, so I knew I was in for an enjoyable read. There’s chemistry and heat and deep emotion as with all her books, but the pacing threw me off. It felt like things combusted very quickly and then there was an awkward period where there’s no forward movement. I would’ve loved a little slower of a burn to really feel the chemistry before it explodes, and then for these two to move forward but that’s really not what happened. All in all, I liked the book and will definitely continue with the series but my connection to the characters wasn’t as strong as I would’ve liked. I received a free copy via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The boy next door.
Star of my teenage fantasies.
After serving as an army doctor in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, Brandon has finally come home. And he’s brought his cocky, alpha attitude and rugged good looks with him. To my hospital. He’s still a loose cannon and I’m right in his sights.
But instead of begging for him to stop, this good girl is having to stop herself from begging for more.
I thought I put my obsession with this moody bad boy to bed.
It now appears that’s right where he wants me.
I’ve always made good choices.
But this time I’m worried I’ll pick the one that’s bad for me, even if Brandon feels oh so right.
‘Bad for You’ is a sweet and sexy romance featuring a bully turned military hero and a smarty-pants girl next door on a twisted road to happily ever after. It stands alone with no cheating, cliffhangers, or nonsense.
About the Author:
Taylor Holloway is a bestselling romance author who writes sweet and sexy stories with just enough of an edge to offset all the feels. Her books are specifically Taylor-ed to make you blush, cry, laugh, and swoon. She’s an Austin native with a penchant for bad puns, strong margaritas, expensive shoes, and shiny things. When she’s not writing, she’s working a hilariously bland corporate job, spoiling her husband and cat, or going for long walks in the dark.
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