Monday, November 14, 2016

The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

by Kendra C. Highley
Published Date: November 14, 2016
My Rating: 5/5

Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies' man, fearless outfielder... Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways. 

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn't it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it's time to let a little bad into her life. 
Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer--dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer--is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, " dating" Kyle will silence the rumors.  

But Faith's plan threatens to expose Sawyer's biggest secret of all...and that's a risk he's not willing to take.

Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses...and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.

My review: 5 Stars!
I often chose a book by the cover, and the cover what was first drew me to this book. So cute! Although I read a lot of adult romance, sometimes I need a sweet, fluffy YA novel to cleanse my palate. I adore sports romances, and I also find the fake romance trope enjoyable, and The Bad Boy Bargain had both and so much more.

Once I dove into the book, I found myself neglecting my long to-do list, which is a sign of a great book! I finished this in one afternoon and loved every little bit of it. Both Kyle and Faith were extremely likable, and the flow of the story was perfect. Although Amazon labels it as appropriate for 12+ and it is actually very tame romance-wise, I'd still recommend it for 16+. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from Kendra Highley.

via netgalley

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