Author: Jen McLaughlin
Published: September 15th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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In this explosive novel from New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, a good girl falls for the ultimate bad boy: her stepbrother. Perfect for fans of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, Bad Romance proves that passion can be so wrong it’s right.
Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?
Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl.
I started reading this book almost immediately after I got approved even though it wasn't releasing for a few weeks. I already love Jen McLaughlin's books (the ones written as Diane Alberts), so I knew I would enjoy this. It was literally impossible to stop reading!
There's a lot to the story on this one. Jackson and Lily have a past, one where the two of them were separated because of a kiss. Years later they meet again and Lily, because of her kindness, offers Jackson a place to stay while he's in town. Not exactly the smartest idea considering her father would be extremely upset to discover he's living with her, but she doesn't care. Close quarters lead to temptation beyond what they can bear. But nothing can come out of a sordid affair like theirs. Not when she's supposed to be getting married to save her father's company. Stepbrother and stepsister caught? No, that can't happen. There's too much on the line. The heart wants what the heart wants, though. Is it possible for Jackson and Lily to find a way?
Bad Romance is a very satisfying forbidden romance. The banter between Jackson and Lily was supurb in every way, and you know how much I LOVE banter. Not only that, but it was extremely sexy and requires a fan while you're reading it. Phew! Jen McLaughlin brings it with this stepbrother novel.