Title: Bad Girlfriend (First and Last #4)
Author: Kirsten DeMuzio
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 18, 2014
What they say: Brooke Mills has only ever wanted to be loved. The product of a teenage pregnancy and raised by her grandmother, Brooke went looking for love in all the wrong places. She has been the other woman or someone’s dirty little secret more times than she cares to admit. When Brooke’s questionable judgment lands her in the bed of her new neighbor, it’s the wakeup call she needs to change her ways. With the help of her friends, Brooke is determined to find a nice guy.
Adam Branigan is new in town, and despite the way he and Brooke met, Adam knows there’s more to the beautiful redhead than meets the eye. He wants to be the guy to show Brooke that she deserves more than late night booty calls. But will outside pressures and past relationships conspire to keep them apart?
**This book is intended for a mature audience, age 18 and older, due to language and explicit content.
I am an author of new adult and contemporary romance novels. My husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio with our two young daughters and happy golden retriever. When I’m not spending time with my family, I can be found doing one of my other favorite activities - writing, reading and napping.
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I received a copy of Bad Girlfriend in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: I hadn't read the other books in Kirsten's First and Last series but I found Bad Girlfriend worked as a standalone (although I kinda wanna go back and read the other couple's stories).
Brooke is misunderstood; she's loyal, sweet, beautiful and has no idea about any of this. She lives with her Gran and has an absentee mother. Brooke's history with guys and dating is terrible, so much so, she's not had one remotely successful relationship and is constantly used by men.
The new town Head Teacher (our Brit word for Principal) Adam is not only hot, geeky and young, he's also immediately attracted to Brooke and vows to prove her assertion that love doesn't exist wrong. I found them to be a mixture of sweet, hilarious (often unintentionally) and hot but in a naive kinda way.
Most of the problems Brooke and Adam face are from malevolent outside forces (conniving ex's, small town gossip, unfair assumptions etc) but a few are down to Brooke's accepted position in their small town. I like Brooke and would seriously reconsider ever moving to a small town if that's the sort of thing you have to face. Adam is charming and determined; I liked how he goes all out to protect her and follow her 'dating rules'.
I would have liked to see their relationship develop a bit more and to find out what happened to certain ex's and local busybodies.
3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!