Book Review: The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

cover99310-mediumTitle: The Bad Boy Bargain
Author: Kendra C. Highley
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Pub Date: November 14, 2016
Format: Kindle eBook
Pages: 217
Source: NetGalley
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: ★★★★
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Synopsis from 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.

My review:

I received this eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion of the work.

I wish I had a more eloquent way of putting this, but… this book is super cute! I was looking for something quick, fast-paced and fluffy to read, and The Bad Boy Bargain was the perfect choice!

The “bad boy” is good in all the ways that matter. I mean, he is just earnest and unsure of himself, but it is so terribly endearing. And something about his love for landscaping is very charming. On a similar note, the female protagonist did not annoy me (for once). She was actually quite likable! It’s hard not to root for these two characters to be together.

Other than that, the synopsis tells you everything you need to know. The outcome is predictable but I got exactly what I wanted out of the story.

Pick this up if you’re a fan of the fluff!

*3.5 stars

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