Book Review: Once Upon a Bad Boy by Melonie Johnson

Title: Once Upon a Bad Boy

Author: Melonie Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publish Date: June 25, 2019

Format: ebook

My Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

*I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Short Synopsis:

Sadie Gold is ready to be more than a pretty face on screen. As an actress, landing the leading role in a promising up-coming movie is what she needs to launch her career into the limelight and rid herself of the spoiled rich girl image. But what she didn’t bargain for was having to work with Bo Ibarra, stunt coordinator and childhood sweetheart. Can she put the past behind her long enough to finish making this movie?

My Thoughts:

As always, Melonie Johnson had me captivated from the very beginning. The third book in her Sometimes In Love series, we finally get to see headstrong Sadie find love again with her childhood sweetheart. We definitely get to see the other wonderful ladies from this series quite a bit in this story, which is something I love. The relationship between Sadie and Bo was steamy and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Miss Gold. And let me mention the relationship between Bo and his cat. Hilarious!

The only thing I wished was different and really kept me from giving it another star was how quickly they, um, hooked up. Obviously, the childhood sweetheart plot is a trope that I am pretty familiar with at this point. But I kind of wish Sadie put up more of a fight before falling for him again. I mean, it’s Sadie Gold, ultimate bad-ass woman, and she just melted at the sight of Bo. Who can blame her, but still….

Would I Recommend:

Like the preceding novels in the series, I absolutely recommend this. The writing is amazing. The characters are unique and stand out in their own ways. The plot was constantly moving forward and at no point was I bored reading this. Melonie Johnson is a queen of her craft!

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