Bad Reputation – Callie Blake

**Release Date October 23, 2017**

bad reputation

Bad Reputation
Full-length novel

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Connor Schaeffer is a successful screenwriter and notorious playboy. His last project was so successful that he’s expected to write a sequel; only the movie was never intended for a sequel and is guaranteed to be a bust. Famous Hollywood producer Russell Cohan approaches him with an offer: mentor his mess of an actress daughter, Kensie, so she gets better roles and stop embarrassing him and he will get Connor out of his contract to make a sequel. Connor’s stuck on the fence about accepting until he has an interesting first encounter with Kensie’s cousin/assistant, Peyton. Hoping to see more of her, he accepts Russell’s proposal.

The characters are well-fleshed out. Peyton is strong and opinionated but incredibly selfless and caring. Connor comes off as a manwhore, and he sort of is, but his transformation is significant and genuine after getting to know Peyton. Plus, he’s pretty dreamy and chivalrous a lot of the time. Their relationship is slow but intense, the attraction upping each time they see each other until they finally- FINALLY- give in.

The plot is humorous and steady. There were a couple of inconsistencies in the book (IE Peyton’s eye color), but my biggest peeve was the third-person omniscient POV. The segues from one character’s internal monologue to the next wasn’t well distinguished, so I had to go back and re-read some bits to make sure I understood it correctly. It was a little annoying, but didn’t stop me from enjoying the story.

If you want to escape for a few hours with a funny but steamy RomCom, this is a prime choice.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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