Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Being bad never felt so good.
I fell for Ally the moment I saw her. Who doesn’t like a confident, intelligent woman with curves I could spend days exploring?
Who am I kidding?
Our story ended abruptly when she left like we weren’t meant to be. We are. So I’m calling her bluff. That’s how I ended up thousands of miles from home, standing next to a man who claims to be her fiancé.
Being good has never felt so bad.
When it comes to a successful man with an incredible body and biteable jaw aka Hutton . . . let’s just say willpower is not my strong suit.
Try bad-boy American.
Embracing my newfound good girl status, I do the right thing and start my reign. My desires no longer matter. The monarchy, the people, and my country do. There is no place for love in this new life.
But I never expected to see him again, much less standing next to my royally appointed soon-to-be fiancé.
As if that didn’t complicate things, the man I once told I love you to is wearing a perfectly tailored tuxedo and my favorite smirk. I straighten my crown and adjust my dress, realizing this good girl never stood a chance. I’ll take the bad reputation if I get him.
This SECOND CHANCE ROYAL STANDALONE Romance by New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, will have you feeling like the Queen of your own fairy tale. One-click this new romance and fall in love while reading.
Not counting regency or historical romance, this is my first “royalty” romance read. And what a great introduction to the contemporary “royalty” romance trope. From the moment we meet Hutton Everest and through his eyes meet Ally Edwards, we know a very important connection has been made. Following this incredible “meet-cute”, Hutton and Ally continue to build a no-strings attachment, that is until it isn’t. No strings that is. Entangled in emotions that neither expected to feel, real life becomes a major barrier.
Together and a part, these two are fabulous and oh so perfect for each other. What I love is that while it may seem, we may assume that it’s Hutton that is the rebel, the one with a bad reputation, Ally has had her share of scandals. Deserved or not, Ally pushes the envelope and suffers the consequences. But these two really do share fundamental characteristics. When Hutton describes Ally “She’s a free spirit with a kind heart. Playful. Clever. Vivacious. Gentle. Quiet. Introspective. She’s every color of the rainbow and a myriad of emotions in the span of a few hours, tenderhearted before me now.”, all I could think was, wow, this man is the ultimate romantic. I found myself falling for him early one and his treatment of Ally is so genuine and sincere. But the thing is, as we watch him with Ally it’s all too apparent this is also who he is.
In Bad Reputation, Scott gives us a fun and sexy read driven by the drama inherent in Ally’s life. There are plenty of villains to create strife but the story is perfectly balanced and the dialogue serves to show us who the characters are, both main and secondary. I was very happy with the ups and downs as at times I feared the worst, but Scott guides us through these moments to give Hutton and Ally the royal HEA they deserve.
~Review by Cyndi
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