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Bailey and The Bad Boy – R. Linda

It’s the last day of school, and everyone is excited for the big summer leading up to our senior year. I was too…until my heart was ripped out of my chest. 

As if getting dumped wasn’t bad enough, I’m forced to endure the humiliation of witnessing my ex-boyfriend flaunt his new girl—who also happens to be my now ex-best friend—all over town. Double whammy. 

Now I’m the pathetic ex-girlfriend left gutted, heartbroken, and nose deep in a bucket of ice cream. I’m doomed to spend the summer sulking over a guy who thought I was predictable and bad in bed. 

So, when I get an offer guaranteeing me some well-deserved payback, of course I’m going to take it. Besides, the plan is simple. Pretend like I’m dating Ryder, the town’s popular bad boy, and make my ex wallow in a pit of jealousy and regret. It’s perfect. 

I mean…what could possibly go wrong?

I’d like to thank Lady Amber’s Tours for sending me an earc of this book, it is greatly appreciated! Also sorry that this isn’t posted on release day like it should be! (OOPS!)

If you didn’t know this about me you are about to learn it, I love love love bad boy stories, they are my guilty pleasure, well I wouldn’t say guilty pleasure because I’d totally admit to it freely. I love these kinds of stories something about them just makes my heart melt. Bad boys are definitely one of my favourite things to read about! This is a debut book from the author and she did not disappoint, this had everything I wanted in it. I will definitely be following this author more and see what she comes out with next!

The story follows Bailey as she is dumped by her very popular boyfriend Chase and how she learns to be happy with herself as well as getting a little revenge which everyone loves. It was a very cliche story but I didn’t mind that as I say I love a good cliche sometimes, there was a twist although I expected it (think I’ve read too many of these tbh) but yes it was a good twist and turn and I really liked the cliche in this. I will definitely reread this story when I feel like I’m in a slump.

I really loved Bailey’s character after Chase broke up with her she kind of went on a road of trying to figure out who she was and who she was comfortable being in front of her school peers and stuff. It was nice to see her come into herself. I really loved her personality shining through and her embracing who she really was.

Ryder he was such a sweetheart, I love how school label these people bad boys just because they have a makeover. Ryder really cared for Bailey and was willing to help her get revenge on him for breaking up with her in front of everyone. We don’t discover why Ryder wants to get revenge on Chase but we do soon learn why!

Chase was a proper doosh bag, I literally wanted someone to like run him over or like hit him hard and hard. I hated him, he was a dick. That’s all about Chase and he turned out to be an even bigger dick than we expected!

I loved how in this book Ryder and Bailey both went against the social hierarchy when it came to Chase and the new girlfriend (can’t remember name) they seemed to not care about sticking to it, and the rest of their peers began to see Chase and the girlfriend for what they were horrible and bullies and it was nice for horrible people to finally get justice.

I really do want to tell you what the reason for his bad boy label was but you should read it and find out, I think you’ll love it!

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