Bad Influence by Stefanie London

Posted March 31, 2019 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

He’s the bad bachelor who inspired it all…

Annie Maxwell had her whole life figured out…until her fiance left her when his career took off. If that wasn’t bad enough, every society blog posted pictures of him escorting a woman wearing her engagement ring. To help the women of New York avoid guys like her ex, Annie created the Bad Bachelors app. But try as she might, Annie just can’t forget him…

For bank executive Joe Preston, his greatest mistake was leaving the love of his life when she needed him most. Now, all he wants is to make things right–and she won’t have him. But when Annie’s safety is threatened by a hacker determined to bring down her app, Joe is the only one she can turn to. He’ll have to lay himself on the line to prove to Annie that he’s a changed man. But will their hard-won bond survive the revelation that Annie is the one pulling the strings behind Bad Bachelors?

Titles in the Bad Bachelors series include:  Bad Bachelor – Bad ReputationBad Influence

Title:  Bad Influence
Series:  Bad Bachelors #3
Author:  Stefanie London
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 26, 2019
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4.5 stars

BAD INFLUENCE brings us back to Annie and Joe with an emotional, tension-filled second chance romance between two people who never really stopped loving each other, in spite of what appearances showed.

Annie’s Bad Bachelor app has put her in the spotlight in ways she never, ever expected.  She’s stayed hidden, behind the scenes as much as possible but a hacker has her identity and isn’t above threats, blackmail and more.  Revenge?  We’ll discover who and why by the story’s ending… but for now the suspense builds as Annie and Joe work their way back to each other.

Once Joe and Annie had their lives together planned out and were ready for their well deserved happy ever after.  Until their lives together fell completely apart.  One of the oldest problems between couples since time began… not talking to each other, not explaining what is really happening in their lives outside of being a couple, not understanding because they didn’t have all the needed information.  All of that and perhaps more were Annie and Joe’s downfall.

It didn’t take long for Joe to realize his mistake in walking away – or for Annie to create her infamous app.  Neither has moved on, they each still love each other but stubborn pride and deep hurt have prevented them from fixing their problems.  One hacker will do what they could not… bring them together again.

I had such a good time back in this world again… and I’m sad that this is a farewell moment, but I’ve had a blast with these characters and I do wish them all well.  If you love a really good second chance romance then you’ll want to pick up BAD INFLUENCE.  I would not hesitate to recommend this story or the entire series to any reader who enjoys a good, believable romance, interesting characters, intriguing plotlines and secondary characters who bring the story to life.

*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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