Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends (Life Lessons, #2) by Melanie A. Smith @melasmithauthor @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #contemporary romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends
by Melanie A. Smith
(Life Lessons, #2)
Publication date: May 19th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
 
From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the second book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.

Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting…

Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?

That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.

Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.

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MY REVIEW

Welcome to my review of my second Melanie A. Smith book.  The first being Never Date a Doctor which “starred” Sasha and Cal and introduced the sassy and sarcastic best friend, Becca Dillon.

Becca knows a bad boy when she sees one. His name is Vincent DeMarco. He’s quiet, incredibly sexy, and totally confuses her.  I mean, the hot and cold stuff.  Come on.  Either he likes her, or he doesn’t.  Becca’s a casual sex kind of gal, but she sees something more in Vincent and she wants to take it slow to see how it goes. He has fessed up to his recent past, but she senses he’s holding out on her. What is his deal? And why does she have to find out from her asshole ex-friend Avery that he may be seeing someone else?  It’s time to get real and watch the sparks fly!

I love seeing a character like Becca who is a take ’em or leave ’em kind of girl.  She’s blunt and tells it like it is. She calls an asshole, an asshole. And she’s LOL funny! I so wish I had her confidence at that age. It would have saved me a lot of time in the relationship department. However, Becca has her faults. She is a steamroller sometimes which her friends have told her in no uncertain terms, and she judged Vincent as a certain type.  In reality, Vincent is a very complex and thoughtful individual who has a lot on his plate. And I was very impressed with Becca’s reaction to Vincent’s big secret. Though it was very shocking, she took it in stride with her no-nonsense and take-charge way.

Overall, this was a fast-paced, funny, and sexy romance that touches on the serious subjects of mental illness and stereotyping.

Thank you to Ms. Smith for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

Giveaway

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  •  A signed paperback and matched bookmark, a “Book Boyfriends do it better” tote, a “F*** Off I’m Reading” mug, a gorgeous skulls and roses book sleeve by Rockpaperwords, and a handmade “Read or Die” skull bookmark by BookticketsByAM

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melanie A. SmithMelanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.
 
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