Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

The Bad Boy Bargain

Author: Kendra C. Highley
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA
Release Date: November 14th 2016


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.


Initial Reaction:
great cute & fluffy!

Quite different from what I initially expected. The bad boy is totally swoon worthy but so not at all what I thought he would be like.
The sweet girl is ...sweet but not as sweet as even she would like to think

The Bad Boy Bargain basically starts with a twist. Because right off the reader gets insight to who the MCs really are.
The rest of the story is quite classic cute & fluffy. But never the less, extremely enjoyable.

This isn't the first novel I read by Highley. I enjoy her brand light-hearted swoony, with a splash of serious. I like her easy writing style and her cute dialogues. But mostly I love how she always shows, that everyone has more than ones side to them and the character building of her MCs.

Just like in all the books I've read, I fell in love with the resident bad boy, immediately. Highly writes cool boys, IMO. Kyle is an awesome male lead, one with problems but also one who is interesting and is carving his own path. I loved his relationship with his family.
Faith, at first glance a goody sweet girl, is just as interesting and passionate. I loved her passion for dance. And again, great family dynamics
The support cast features interesting adults & some great friends. Wouldn't mind some spin-off for the besties..just saying.

My only little issue was the bully thing. I mean, I think the actual situation and what happened around it, is sadly true. But somehow Cam and co were too much. I mean every cliche one expects a movie badie to pull: Cam pulled each and everyone with the line that goes with it.

Lighthearted, sweet, swoony and very very enjoyable.
A MUST read cute & fluffy.


ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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