Everybody’s talking about the hot new app reviewing New York’s most eligible bachelors. But why focus on prince charming when you can read the latest dirt on the lowest-ranked “Bad Bachelors”—NYC’s most notorious bad boys.

If one more person mentions Bad Bachelors to Reed McMahon, someone’s gonna get hurt. A PR whiz, Reed is known as an ‘image fixer’ but his womanizing ways have caught up with him. What he needs is a PR miracle of his own.

When Reed strolls into Darcy Greer’s workplace offering to help save the struggling library, she isn’t buying it. The prickly Brooklynite knows Reed is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But the library does need his help. As she reluctantly works with Reed, she realizes there’s more to a man than his reputation. Maybe, just maybe, Bad Bachelor #1 is THE one for her.

Titles in the Bad Bachelors series include:  Bad Bachelor – Bad Reputation –

Title:  Bad Bachelor
Series:  Bad Bachelors #1
Author:  Stefanie London
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 6, 2018
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

I had such fun with Bad Bachelor.  With a couple you’d never, ever match up, witty banter, quirky tendencies, misunderstandings and finding out exactly who you really are… yeah, I was hooked on this one from the start.

The villain in this story is completely anonymous (for the most part) as the newest, trendiest app hitting phones and computers all over New York City, Bad Bachelors lets anyone rate the bad boys of the city.  And there is no way whatsoever to know if these ratings are real, vindictive or simply made up for the users amusement at talking trash about some stranger.  So, yeah, I’d say that the app is definitely a character in this series, one that used for nasty, mean-hearted purposes is definitely the villain in this piece.

There are reasons that Reed doesn’t want a long term relationship.  He never lets on to a woman that there is anything serious about their time together.  But not everyone listens.  Thanks to the app Bad Bachelors, Reed has been shaken to find that his reputation is now in the sewer, his job is in jeopardy and he needs some help, fast.  Darcy has no reason to trust any man.  She’s content to simply now be free to be herself for herself.  A very bad experience has convinced her that she’s far better off on her own.  When Darcy and Reed meet there is definitely chemistry but neither is  looking for that special someone that simply doesn’t exist.

I liked this couple.  Two people who have been burned for various reasons and find it almost impossible to trust anyone.  Their banter is funny, the sizzle between them is definitely hot, and the emotions they’ll bring out in each other is unexpected.  I did wish that Darcy hadn’t been so quick to believe everything she reads online – come on now, in this age we all know better.  I’d recommend Bad Bachelor (the book not the app) to any reader who loves snarky banter, a truly bad boy, one quirky librarian and a really good solid romance.  If you love Rom-Com then you’ll enjoy Bad Bachelor.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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