Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks.
I had the sample for this book sitting on my kindle for awhile before I decided to crack it open. Once I did, I was glued to the pages. The way the author has written the story pulled me right in from the first chapter. I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. 

The premise of the story is pretty simple and one that's been done many times over. Girl meets boy, thinks she can change him and ends up with a broken heart. And I think that's the thing that had be sitting on this one for so long before starting it. But that was a huge mistake on my part. Because no matter how many times a story has been done before, every author CAN put a fresh spin on it and make it uniquely their own. Which this book definitely accomplished. 

Cassie meets Ethan at college and despite his constant warning that he is not and can not be the guy she wants, she still ends up falling for him. At times, I wanted to strangle her for being so naive to how crappy he was treating her. But I think it's safe to say, we can all relate as we've all fallen for the wrong guy at some point in our lives. 

Fast forward three years later and Cassie has moved on with her life. She thought she was doing pretty well, until she is cast to star opposite Ethan in a play. He has done some growing up in the time since he last saw Cassie and feels he's now ready for the relationship he wasn't all years ago. But for her, it's too little too late. She is not giving her heart over to the one person in the world who has the power to crush it all over again.

I loved the way the author incorporated the past with the present in this book. It kept each chapter fresh and gave so much insight into the relationship between Cassie and Ethan. I felt the heartaches right along with Cassie each time Ethan let her down and his strong belief that this time he would get it right. One of my favorite things about books like this is when an author's writing can make me feel all the emotions the characters are feeling! 

This is a to be continued story, so a heads up for those who prefer to wait until all books in a series are available. Definitely a must read for those who love those angsty type books with a touch of humor to ease the heartache. 
Broken Juliet is the next book in the series and releases on April 28th, 2015. Be sure to preorder a copy today!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Becky! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review.

    Happy 2015 to you!

    L x