Yes yes I know by now most of you have already read Bad Romeo and LOVED it..well I am officially jumping on this bandwagon and can’t wait to start Bad Juliette tonight. I have so many books that I NEED to read so bare with me while I play catch-up. Wendy, I suck, I know…forgive me.
Synopsis: Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college, then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan’s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.
Now they’ve made it to Broadway where they’re reunited as romantic leads once again, and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret, and he’s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it’s the things that aren’t good for us that are the most irresistible.
Review: I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS, I LOVED THIS. So freaking much! Ethan and Cassie’s story is the stuff of every girl’s romantic dreams are made of. I loved how they started off as friends and grew into something so much more. The jockeying from past to present allows us to see how their relationship evolved. Although it wasn’t written in dual POV’s you really won’t mind.
Ethan was the perfect mix of salty and sweet. He was cynical about love and had reason to be but when he explained how foolish Romeo and Juliet were to believe in love at first sight I couldn’t stop laughing.
“Her vagina could offer shiatsu massage and whistle the national anthem, it’s still not worth marrying her to get a piece of it” ~ Ethan Holt
Cassie was also written extremely well. Young Cassie wasn’t completely naïve and ditsy she was thoughtful and careful even when she was pretending to be something she wasn’t. With Ethan she was always herself regardless of how embarrassing it may have been. She wanted him as her friend and lover and she made that clear all while making him comfortable even if her vajay-jay wanted to slap her
” Just thinking about him sexing me up, pretend or not, is enough to make my vagina start slow-clapping in anticipation” ~Cassie Taylor
Although Cassie and Ethan are the main characters the supporting ones are just as awesome if not often scene stealing when they probably weren’t supposed to. Marco the super gay director. Erika the hardassed theater coach, Elissa the little sister, Ruth the drunk roommate, Connor the boy waiting in the wings and Jack..just hilarious Jack give the extra little something that makes this story a winner.
” But, Taylor, really… what the hell are you waiting for? Are you one of those chicks who’s saving it for marriage? Because let me tell you, my mom did that and it was a bad move. Apparently, my dad is a lousy lay. That’s why I’m an only child. I’m pretty sure they’ve only done it that one time.” ~ Jack on Cassie’s virginity
This book has it all… angst, love, romance and dun dun ddduuunnnn…a cliffhanger. That’s right folks but at least part 2, Broken Juliet, is available NOW. So 5+ stars for the start of this series. Leisa Rayven did an amazing job with this one
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