A Hollywood actress and a stuntman from different worlds get a second chance at love after they were torn apart as teenagers
Former soap opera star Sadie Gold is determined to overcome her reputation as a spoiled rich girl with more connections than talent. She’s thrilled to score a coveted role in a blockbuster movie—until she learns that the stunt man training her is Bo Ibarra, the guy Sadie lost her heart to years ago.
Sadie and Bo haven’t seen each other in a decade, and their reunion is bringing up desires they haven’t felt since they were teenagers. But Sadie has been holding onto a secret from their past she is desperate to keep hidden.
When a tabloid splashes the secret across the headlines, both of them are shaken from the fallout. Can Sadie convince Bo to take a chance on them again? One thing’s for sure, happy endings don’t come as easily in real life as they do in the movies.
Title: Once Upon A Bad Boy
Series: Sometimes in Love #3
Author: Melonie Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 25, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 stars
ONCE UPON A BAD BOY is such an emotional story, the kind where I really do not feel comfortable talking too much about the actual plot for fear of giving away spoilers – or more than what is already revealed up there in the Cover Description. Yet, I can easily say this one melted my heart, bruised it and healed it back up whole once again. And that’s saying a lot right there.
Sadie and Bo have a past, they are about to get a present – and maybe, if the past can be gotten beyond and the present behaves itself they might just have a future. So much depends on how they react to each other as adults, not the teens they once were. And how secrets can define and tighten a relationship or tear it to shreds.
I have loved the entire Sometimes in Love series, it’s been a great girl’s group of friends series with each of the ladies finding their own happily ever after. I would not hesitate to recommend either ONCE UPON A BAD BOY or the entire series to any Romance reader, no matter your preferred genre.
I loved this story in the series – I simply believe it’s better for you to experience the emotions and the decisions Sadie and Bo make firsthand not through my words.
*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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