Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Series: Starcrossed #1
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: December 23, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Emotional, New Adult, Romance, Second chance love
Pages: 417
Format: kindle book
Source: Library
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When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

Sweet Lawd Baby Jesus, that was some serious angsty perfection. Bad Romeo is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It totally owned me in every single way. Prepare to read insane flails and endless gushing about how glorious this story is. Basically, this post is one big huge ginormous love fest.

So, I read this series out of order but it didn’t matter at all. I started this thinking I couldn’t love anyone as much as I loved Liam and Liss in Wicked Heart, but I was totally wrong. Ethan and Cassie blew me away. I know, I’m still in shock. Told from Cassie’s POV this story flipped from the present to the past. I probably enjoyed the flashbacks more, which is unusual as normally it’s the opposite for me. Right there, that tells you how talented Ms. Rayven is. However, I have a feeling the next book will be different and regardless of how it’s done it will be the death of me and my heart…and I can’t wait. *bites fist*

Ethan has some serious demons. I have to tell you, my imagination was running wild with every single scenario under the sun as to what made him that way. It wasn’t until later that we got a glimpse into some of the reasons that he was so brooding/angry/lonely….gah….basically perfect. Some of these reasons would have personally impacted me more than others, and Cassie seemed to focus on one, but I feel like we haven’t even begun to really peel off some of Ethan’s protective layers. I am kind of predicting that it’s going to get really ugly before we see any kind of happiness.

Cassie was an open book, and I think I fell in love with her because of her combination of innocence and dirty mind. She was the perfect balance to Ethan, even though the road to get there was so delicate. It was so delicate that it didn’t always survive every bump in the road. But with a love that strong I just knew (prayed) they will find each other.

Their relationship was fascinating to me. Cassie was totally the one who went after Ethan, but it was done in this way that was magnetic and destined. Seriously. It was a push and pull that had more pull but never quite got there and had me hanging on every single word. But what you really want me to talk about is the angst, right? I’m a massive spoiler-phobe so just know that I might not have EVER read a book as good as this in that department. The level of sexual frustration ramps up this love story to an insane level of bliss. Just trust me on this one.

If I read a review which says a book is hilarious I almost tend to pass over the book. While I like humor in a book I have found that it’s nearly impossible to get right. Ms. Rayven does that and then some. I nearly choked out loud several times at the hilarity. It was some seriously funny sh*t.

Rec this? HELL YES. Do we need air to breathe? That’s your answer. If you love angsty goodness this is an absolute must for your TBR.

I think book 1 was amazing, but I have a feeling book 2 is going to be a chart topper in terms of gut wrenching heart break and I have one thing to say: Bring. It. On.

Happy reading!

Book Rating Breakdown
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Characters
Plot
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Swoons
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Dirty Talk Ability
Brooding level of the hero
Degree my heart was ripped out
Angst Me So Good
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