Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review: Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Book Description

Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that's all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She's still her rich daddy's little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she's still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn't resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?

Lily is about to marry a man she doesn't love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson's timing couldn't be worse . . . or better. Because Lily's all grown up, too. She's aching for another taste. And for the first time, she's ready to be a bad girl.

AVAILABLE: September 15, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Bad Romance was my first step-sibling romance book.  I've seen this theme all over the place lately and it has always just scrolled right past them.  I'm glad Bad Romance was my first one though... I enjoyed it.

Jackson and Lilly's parents were only married a few months before Jackson left to enlist in the Army and leave his controlling new stepfather behind.  But not before kissing 15 Lilly, the only person who was nice to him.  Jackson always felt more than Lilly, but the perception from their parents marriage wouldn't allow for anything more.

Seven years later, Jackson is back stateside, after an injury took him out of combat.  Jackson and Lilly run into each other at a bar, where Lilly is enjoying herself dancing.  From then on, these two fight the attraction they have for each other.  

I liked both Jackson and Lilly, though I wish Lilly stood up for herself more with her father.  She has (apparently her father signed a contract...) to marry a man she doesn't love all to save her father's company, so she only "offers" herself to Jackson till she gets married...

Rating: 4 out of 5