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.

Titles in the Sometimes in Love series include — Getting Hot with the Scot – Smitten by the Brit – Once Upon A Bad Boy

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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