The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

tbbbPages: 217

Goodreads Rating: 3.83 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: November 14, 2016

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

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:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Thank you Entangled Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Faith Gladwell is a sweet, kind girl and a graceful ballerina who came from a wealthy family. She’s disheartened when Cameron, her boyfriend cheated on her and started spreading rumors how uptight and cold she is. As her revenge, she made a deal with Kyle Sawyer to pretend as her boyfriend. With his bad boy reputation in school, surely it will piss off her ex-boyfriend. Days of spending time with him, it seems these rumors she heard aren’t all true. Yes, he has this bad boy image but he’s actually a hardworking, mysterious and closed off guy. This fake relationship they have developed their attraction to each other. Somehow, they want this to give it a real shot.

I didn’t expect to enjoy this book. I like the characters and I can’t help smiling on their sweet moments. I adore Faith’s parents because they are supportive on Kyle for their daughter. Though they didn’t know the rumors about him, they believe he’s a good kid based on what they see. Usually, most fictional parents don’t like bad boys (in my opinion) and give them hard time to prove them wrong. The story progressed really well, it’s freaking cute and adorable! I just wish it didn’t end up abruptly. I recommend this book if you’re looking for a lighthearted YA contemporary romance.


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