Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Bad Reputation by Stefanie London

It's true, Wes is well-endowed.
But everything else is a huge misunderstanding...

Wes Evans, son of Broadway royalty, just wants to achieve something without riding 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. Working with Wes is the perfect chance to reclaim her career. Remi promises herself not to tangle with the guy who holds her career in his hands... no matter how enticing his reviews are on the Bad Bachelors app.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
A cute, fun read with all the angsty drama of the first book.

Remi came to New York City after sabotaging her ballet career in Melbourne. After a couple of bad auditions, she decides she's not good enough to dance professionally, so she becomes a ballet teacher. A chance meeting with Wes Evans, the son of ballet royalty, gives her a chance at something she thought she'd never get: a real chance to dance in an acclaimed ballet production.

Wes likes Remi, her irreverent attitude and especially the way she dances. He knows what it’s like to be on the outside looking in - he's there now. His own parents are not supportive of his dream – to launch a new type of ballet, one that takes it to the next level. His mother wants him to come back to the fold, to stay within the traditional lines that ballet has painted for centuries, but he just can't do it.

The romance between Wes and Remi is a breath of fresh air that neither of them were expecting. I liked the book and the chemistry between Wes and Remi is combustible.

This is the second book in the series – and I would recommend that you read book one first as there are strong links, but it probably isn't essential. Stefanie London has done a good job of catching the reader up on the basics.

Wes has broken away from his family, wanting to be successful in his own right. He keeps coming across hurdles, but a chance meeting with Remi at his niece's ballet class at least gives him a new lead dancer for his show. Then the Bad Bachelors app reviews of him cause him embarrassment and a lead funder of his project... so up and down moments abound.

Wes and Remi fight their attraction for each other whilst they work together, until they just can't, but that too leads to all manner of issues and accusations. It does seem like the show is fated to fail, and as Wes has been funding a lot of it, he will also lose a lot. And we also feel for Remi, who has finally started to believe in herself as a dancer again.

I loved the dance elements and the difficulties of setting up a show, the rehearsal pressures, the reality of the pain that a dancer grows to expect. It is very engaging and gives intensity to the story.

The other thread is about the app, and the irony that Wes connects with Reed, not realising that he is in a relationship with Darcy (story in book one) who is a close friend of Remi. It is sad when Remi realises that Darcy and Annie have not been entirely honest with her, and once again gives rise to questions about the app remaining in place.

Another excellent installment, thank you.

The Bad Bachelors app strikes again, but this time it is after Wes Evans. He was known for his family connections in the ballet world but now he is known by the reviews being left on the app. Wes thinks if he forgets about them then they will not matter. After all, they are not bad reviews, they just talk about his sex life.

Remi Drysdale left Australia four years ago and after a few bad auditions, she didn't think she was good enough for ballet anymore. Now she is a teacher at a barre studio, helping children learn ballet moves. She is doing okay until a man comes in with one of her students and he blows her away. The sparks between them are off the charts. Turns out the man is none other than Wes Evans and after he sees Remi dance, he wants her in his off-off-Broadway show.

Remi accepts Wes' offer to join the show but refuses his offer for a date. She can't mix business with pleasure. Not again, because in the end she will lose.

When a problem comes up, Wes has to tell Remi. But can he tell her without losing her? Can Remi trust him to pick her over the show? Will she lose everything again? Can Wes let her go if she decides that is what is best for her? What will happen to the show in the end?

I loved the first book in this series, but I think Wes and Remi is my favorite couple. This story has all the feels, you are laughing one minute and crying the next. You can feel their pain and hope they get the happily ever after because they deserve it in the end. So set back and enjoy this series, I loved it and hope you do too.

Also Available in the Bad Bachelors Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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For reviews & more info, check out our Bad Bachelor post.

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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 Reputation (Bad Bachelors #2) by Stefanie London to read and review.

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