Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 5, 2019
Format: eARC, 371 pages
How I got it: From the author
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I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble.
I wish it were that simple.
Nope. I’m talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters,” kind of trouble . . . The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.
How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.
Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.
Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter.
Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
I think my feelings about Diary of a Bad Boy might have been a case of “it’s not you, it’s me,” but I struggled a bit with this one. I thought it started off kinda slow (and repetitive) and ultimately I think that kept me from truly connecting with the characters or the story. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book or anything. I still got a few feels and laughs along the way. I just didn’t connect with the story way I normally do with Meghan’s books.
Roark and Sutton were interesting characters and they both had some really good character growth throughout this book. Roark probably more so than Sutton. But I never did quite get to swoony book boyfriend status with him. He was flawed, but there was a really good guy underneath all of it. I did appreciate the openness of his diary entries. They also gave a good dose of humor at times throughout the book. There was more to Sutton than met the eye, but I had a tough time relating to her. I think it all comes down to the overall lack of connection to these characters. There were some cute moments, and a good dose of heat. I loved seeing some of my faves from other books along the way.
I don’t often question my decision not to rate books using half stars, but I did when it came to Diary of a Bad Boy. A three star review shouldn’t be considered a “negative” review, but it often is. I didn’t dislike this book. It was good, but it was missing something for me. If could give it 3.5 stars, I probably would, but I just couldn’t round up to four stars. I’m a fan of Meghan’s other books, but while this one was good, it just didn’t get me the same way her others have. But, it’s still a solid read without any real problems.
“Now kiss me under the stars. Give us a moment to remember for a long time.”
Sutton is everything I never knew I wanted in my life, and it’s about time I let myself feel, rather than live in a constant state of numbness.
Do you keep a diary?