By: Blair Holden
Release Date: Feb 27, 2017
Series: The Bad Boy's Girl #1
“Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
Tessa O’Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come-or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love Jay Stone to love her back. What she isn’t prepared for is for Jay’s brother, Cole to return to town and change the life she’s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy.But the guy that’s come back is like no one Tessa’s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she’s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity and most of all he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy that infuriates her to the point of no return might just her guardian angel.
Warning: The story comes with a bad boy notorious for making you swoon, inducing hysterical laughter and making you question whether you could purchase a clone on ebay
This book really wasn’t what I expected, because it was so much more than that. I know this is a series from Wattpad and I will have to look into the rest of the series but Blair Holden had you hooked from the very beginning. The characters were multi-dimensional and interesting to say the very least but what really got you was the story.
We meet Tessa and her friends who are constantly bullied by her ex best friend Nicole, while she is deeply in love and crushing on Nicole’s boyfriend Jason. This is a classic story and one that always catches my attention because you just know there will be jealousy and drama from the get go. But throw in an even hotter step brother who just also happens to be in love with someone who doesn’t even suspect it and the book just got a million times more interesting.
Cole is a bad boy who has terrorized Tessa for most of her life, little did she know that there was something more to it than just that. It’s so cute when boys are so obviously trying to get a girls attention probably not in the best way but it’s still so noticeable to everyone but the involved parties. Again another classic story but still the way it was developed throughout the book, bringing him back after being away for a while and him finally being in touch with what he really feels and knowing how to express that. Bonus.
I really liked all the characters they bought life to this book and kept me wondering what would happen with them next. It dragged a little in the middle with the transition of the story continuing but overall I can’t wait to read what happens next to these characters and how their lives are about to change in college.
Don’t get me wrong I feel like this was almost two short stories in one because it could have easily stopped with a happy ending for the two finally getting together, but then it kept going. I was surprised and worried at the same time like where is this book going to go to next. The way it ended left me breathless and my heart in pain. You have to read this book from the very first line to the very last. I am thoroughly impressed.
I received this book from NetGalley and Trident Media Group, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!