Monday, March 19, 2018

Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆
The premise of the book was solid, but I never did understand the reason that Reed was "targeted" by the Bad Bachelor app. The person behind it said it was just the way the reviews fell, but to me, there should have been a better reason.

The whole app sounds like a great idea, but honestly, I don't know if an app like that would or could work in the age of social media, especially when the app’s reviews begin to have an effect on a person's livelihood.

The romance between Reed and Darcy was well paced, but the reasons behind Reed and his father's issues aren't discussed until the last chapters of the book and the ending itself seemed rushed.

3 1/2 to 4 stars.

I liked the idea of this story and wanted more of why Reed was the target of Bad Bachelors but it wasn't explained very well, hence the 3.5 stars. But the banter between Reed and Darcy was great and them wanting more is worth four stars.

Reed McMahon is the man everyone wants to hate – he is successful, good looking, and every woman wants him. But he doesn't do commitment, that is why he has landed on the Bad Bachelors app as the worst bachelor. He has the worst reviews as a date. At first, he doesn't care what the reviews say, he told the women he dated up front that it would not lead anywhere, so why should they be hurt he didn't call them. When he takes on a fundraiser for a library to help his assistant, he finds himself face-to-face with Darcy Greer. She is nothing like the women he is used to.

Darcy Greer is still not sure about dating, even a year after finding her ex with another man the day before their wedding. She doesn't want to put her heart out there with the chance she might get hurt again. When her BFF shows her the app for Bad Bachelors, she can't believe they have such a thing. But she is drawn to Reed McMahon, who just happens to have the worst reviews. When Reed shows up at the library to help with the fundraiser, Darcy is drawn to him, but she uses banter and her sharp tongue to keep her mind and body from thinking about him.

As Darcy and Reed spend more time together, they share personal things and their past. Something that neither would do with anyone else. Can they make a relationship work for them? Will the Bad Bachelors app come between them? Will Reed find out who is running the app and why he was targeted?

This is a first for me from this author and I enjoyed the story; I just wish there would have been a little more about the app and Reed's past. I can't wait to see where book two takes us. If you are looking for a new author and a good story, then check this one out and I hope you enjoy it too.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

In the digital age, someone was bound to create an app to help those out there who are single and looking for a potential partner – a rating system to help weed out those who might not be worth your time. Unfortunately for Reed, he is the target of this app and its poor review ratings. But, you're left wondering why he was targeted throughout the story. It was somewhat confusing and convoluted in terms of the app and how it played in to Reed's life.

Then you have Darcy. She has a great group of friends who worry about her and her sex life. She is a tough as nails woman who really wants to help her library succeed. She is also a woman who has a stubborn streak and isn't afraid to show it.

The banter between Darcy and Reed is combustible and I really enjoyed watching them together. I think where this story fell a little short was there were hints about a backstory for Reed, but we weren't really given much until the very end. It would have been a much more emotionally engaging story had we been given more pieces throughout.

Overall, I really hope the other women in Darcy's life get their own stories. It was a fun romance and I will definitely look for book two.

This is the first in a new series, and I am looking forward to the future directions it will take. Bad Bachelors is an app developed to help women see how their previous dates have rated them. In modern day New York this seems like a good idea, but as we find, there are some definite issues with the app.

Reed McMahon is the biggest loser when the app is revealed, as he is the worst rated bachelor in town. Not unexpectedly, this does some terrible things for his reputation generally. I did have a bit of an issue with how toxic the app really was and the ratings it was achieving, but I appreciate that was the crux of the story at the end. I laughed at the five-star Darren though!

Darcy is a great character and I enjoyed her greatly. She was a great friend and a fun person. Her interactions with Reed were generally fascinating and often amusing. There was no denying the chemistry between them, even with all the barriers that they both erected to ensure they were safe. I found Reed's story to be well crafted and given credence through what we see of his father and his care for him.

This is a lovely romance with an interesting twist with the Bad Bachelors app being involved. The end reveal will have a significant impact in the next story I am guessing and am curious to see what direction it will take.

Books that make you laugh a little, and love a lot.

Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen contemporary romances and romantic comedies.

Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and her writing praised as “Elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have earned prestigious awards such as the RT Top Pick and have achieved bestseller status with USA Today and iBooks.

Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. But writing emails for CIOs didn’t fulfil her creative urges, so she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors #1) by Stefanie London to read and review.

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