Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Read: Daring the Bad Boy - Heidi Rice

If you're anything like me, whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's Day is just a big waste of money. I don't really need an excuse to buy chocolate or a card, or spoil my man, but I definitely like sexy books that authors can think up for the holiday. The extra flirty mood in the air doesn't hurt either. If you're looking for a Valentine's Day read, get your hands on a copy of Daring the Bad Boy by Heidi Rice when it releases on February 4!

Rating: 3.5 Stars
Published: February 4, 2016
Genre: Romance
Many thanks to Netgalley and Tule Publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Amazon Goodreads
Determined to break her Valentine's Day curse, Rosie let's her friends and the daiquiris she's drinking give her enough courage to flirt with the hot, angry faced man at the bar. Cal's just dealt with some pretty rough family news and Valentine's Day is the worst day to be out, but a drink is needed if he's going to process the news he just received. When sweet Rosie approaches with a terrible pick up line, he knows he has to have her, even if it means taking care of her drunk and chasing her down for some impromptu sex later on. When she begins asking personal questions, Cal has to draw the line on their hooking up, even if she's been his best muse to date.

At 150ish pages, Daring the Bad Boy doesn't disappoint. Rosie is a sweet character, though her sexual maturity is that of a much younger woman. She believes she has a Valentine's Day Curse due to her ex breaking up with her a year ago to the day. With a bit of liquid courage however she finds herself flirting it up with leather jacket wearing Cal. Cal, while not really a bad boy, was a great character. He found himself using women as an escape, especially since his life revolves around his career as a photographer. I loved how he kept going back for Rosie and all her awkwardness. He's a character I could easily picture and actually enjoyed overall. I liked his dialogue the most, because he had such an artistic view of everything. Then there's the element of his past that comes into play in his life and in his short relationship with Rosie. Like the summary shared, Rosie asks the questions he doesn't want to be asked, but it brings out such a great side of him. I really enjoyed how this story flowed and wrapped up. It's sexy, there's some great smut, pretty funny, and it has a complete beginning, middle, and end with plenty of detail even at novella length.

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