Once Upon a Bad Boy (Sometimes in Love, #3) by Melonie Johnson
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley, publisher

NEVER SAY NEVER Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the Publisher via Net Galley but that did not in any way influence this review!

This is a great second-chance romance. One that has you eagerly awaiting the happily ever after that you know is coming but also allows you to embrace that little bit of doubt and concern that it may not actually happen.  The author weaves several twists into the story and one very large surprise, making the road back to each other a bit rocky for Sadie and Bo.  After having been childhood sweethearts their romance ended abruptly, and now it’s been many years since they’ve seen each other.  Neither is sure what will happen next.

A chance meeting on the set of Sadie’s new movie has them remembering the good times and wanting desperately to grab hold of them once again.  These two had wonderful chemistry.  They shared some great banter and their love for one another was palpable.  As with the other two books in this series, I may have (did) fall for the hero.  Bo was strong and self-assured, sexy, and had a heart of gold.  His desire to have Sadie back in his life was easy to understand and something I could definitely get behind.  Their story required moving slowly, sharing secrets, and treading cautiously.  But, most of all, it required a leap of faith that they were meant to be together…one I gladly took with them.

This is the third book in this series and I’ve enjoyed them all.  The characters are fantastic and the writing is wonderful.  Ms. Johnson has a way of pulling the reader into her story and making you feel less like a bystander and more like a participant in these characters’ lives.  I enjoyed the road to Sadie and Bo’s HEA and can’t wait to see what this author has is store for me next.  This is definitely a great series…give it a try!

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