Title: My Week with the Bad Boy
Series: My Week, #1
Authors: Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish
Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog
Cover Model: Joey Berry
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2017
Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.
That should’ve been my first sign.
I write about guys just like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic fuckboy.
And I want nothing to do with that.
Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.
One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.
One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.
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So for those of you that don't know, Brooke & Lyra are the amazing duo behind Kennedy Fox. I absolutely love their Checkmate series and I was really excited for this one. I'm not big on love at first sight or insta-love, but let me tell you, it is now one of my favorite tropes in contemporary romance. I was really excited for this book because the protagonist, Vada, is a romance author who books herself a trip down South to get some much needed inspiration on her latest deadline. I loved that we got a bit of an insider look of what it's like to be a writer. There she rents a cottage from someone named E. Rochester and she did not expect a shirtless, gorgeous, and arrogant man to answer the door. Immediately the hit it off and I loved all the ridiculous sexual jokes Ethan threw at her just to get a rise out of her. For everything Ethan said, Vada was able to keep on pace with him and call him on his crap. They bonded quite immediately and got into a comfortable relationship with one another. Even though they quickly get into bed with one another and they both claim it to be casual, it quickly becomes more than that. Yes, they "fall" for one another over a week, but Brooke & Lyra capture the feeling where you've known a person your whole life really well. Once you learn of their backstories, you just really root for these two broken people to find someone in their life. I don't want to spoil anything but damn, Ethan's backstory had me absolutely bawling my eyes out. Underneath that cocky exterior is an extremely vulnerable guy. There are so many layers to him and he continuously surprised me. I also really loved his relationship with his aunt and those moments totally made me smile and make my heart swell. Just like other books by Brooke & Lyra, the steamy moments are incredibly steamy and swoony, and goodness, the declarations of love just make me cry from happiness. This book has everything I look for in a contemporary romance book: a lovable male lead, a strong female on the same footing as him, and an authentic falling-in-love story with a HEA. Even though I'm biased and love all their previous books as Kennedy Fox, I will say that this is my favorite book by Brooke & Lyra yet and I can't wait to pick up the next in the "My Week" series!
My rating of the book: ✮✮✮✮✮ (5/5 stars)
Brooke & Lyra also put together a Spotify playlist here! I definitely recommend listening to it while reading ;) The songs they chose are absolutely perfect!
Disclaimer: An advanced reader's copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA TodayBestselling Duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 6-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and naps. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.
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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing with Brooke as Kennedy Fox, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.
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