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Lauren Blakley and Lili Valente’s Good to be Bad ARC Review

Thank you to Lauren Blakely, Lili Valente and their teams for the advance reader copy of Good to be Bad, the third story in the Good Love series. This story releases on May 28th!

From lovers to enemies to back to lovers maybe, and everything in between. This is another super fun story from Lauren and Lili’s tried and true partnership.

I am a member of Lauren Blakely’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

It was only supposed to be one time.
But that red-hot one night stand from the party?
The sexy man in the suit who gave me more Os in a few hours than I’ve had in a year?
Turns out my charming British stranger is keeping a little secret.
He’s as much of a whiz in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom and soon we’ll be going head-to-head in NYC’s biggest bake off.
My one-time lover is now my enemy. I vow to loathe him for all eternity, though that would be easier if I wasn’t dying to get naked with him again.
But the more I learn more about my rival, the more I suspect he just might be everything I’ve wanted…
If only I knew how to let him in…

GOOD TO BE BAD is a sexy standalone romance in the Good Love series!

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Gigi is our female protagonist and she owns her family’s pie shop. She is a New York native, Brooklyn specifically and absolutely loves living there. She is such a lovely protagonist, the reader cannot help but like her. Her love interest is West, he is a Brit who has just moved to New York permanently. Both of them have had their struggles with dating and are overplaying any games.
  • Setting: Brooklyn is the heart and soul of the story. Gigi as a Brooklyn native spends time talking about her fave borough. I love how Lauren paints the vivid imagery of a neighbourhood with funky bars, artsy vibes, eclectic shops, swanky music venues and of course Coney Island.
  • Pacing: This book was so so so fast-paced. I could not believe that I had engulfed it in one night.
  • Romance: The chemistry these two have is electric. Gigi cannot help but react to West’s voice while he is attracted to her right away. He spends many thoughts on her curves, cleavage and confidence. I loved the fun & competitive nature they had with each other. I loved how gentlemanly West was as he would shower her in compliments, pay the tab, and pull her chair out. These two had a sensuality about them and I loved the push and pull between them. The internal fight of are they the one for me forever and will all of this just blow up in my face and end miserably. This at its core is a happy story and I think we could all use one of those these days.

Good to be Bad receives four out of five stars.

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