Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2018
386 pages, ebook, paperback, audiobook, audio CD
I was provided a complimentary copy by Casablanca via NetGalley. This is my honest review for which I receive no compensation of any kind.
The cover is great and goes along with the title and the story of this book really well. This looks like one bad boy. Bad Bachelor is a new app that shares the bad scoop on local bachelors. And Reed McMahon has been almost as bad as he’s being painted and the app is going viral. But does that mean he should be targeted to the exclusion of almost every other bachelor in town? To the point of causing trouble for him with his board of directors and clients starting to be worried that he might really be that bad? Now he’s doing a pro bono fundraiser for the library. And he hates libraries because his mother, who left when he was 15, was a librarian. But he’s very good at what he does.
Our heroine, Darcy, is the librarian he has to deal with. She’s not fond of bachelors, having just had a “wreck the dress” party one year after her canceled wedding. The bride and her two best friends, Annie and Remi totally destroyed her wedding gown. And they took pictures to prove it! But Darcy and Reed have to work together for this fundraiser, and she’s passionate about her library.
The pace is easy without being slow. The tension keeps you looking to see what else can happen with these two! They share their history. They share their present. They question and do their own thinking. They talk and forgive. They look beyond the facade. This is a romance and has a HEA, but I’m not going to tell you how they get there or reveal any of the secrets of the book. There are only so many in any romance. Suffice to say, this a 5-star recommendation!