Book Review: The Bad Boy's Girl by jessgirl93 (Blair Holden)

Type: Duology
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: January 23, 2015
Publisher: Wattpad
Source: Wattpad
Where To Get It: Wattpad
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Summary:  “Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything. They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.”
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever

Tessa O’Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come-or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love Jay Stone to love her back. What she isn’t prepared for is for Jay’s brother, Cole to return to town and change the life she’s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy.But the guy that’s come back is like no one Tessa’s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she’s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity and most of all he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy that infuriates her to the point of no return might just her guardian angel.

Warning: The story comes with a bad boy notorious for making you swoon, inducing hysterical laughter and making you question whether you could purchase a clone on ebay


I read this book a loong time ago and I was obsessed with the story. It was a very light and fluffy read so I thought that I would reread it after reading something very heavy and emotional. Now that I am reading it for a second time, I noticed some (a lot) flaws in this books that I wouldn't have noticed when I was younger.

First off, it is very cliche, but I can't say I didn't like it. There are bad boys, mean girls, social pariahs, and typical drama you would find in a very cliche high school setting. The whole gist of the story is this: Tessa was dumped by her ex-best friend in high school and is now trying to lead a quiet life throughout her senior year, but that is made impossible especially since her ex-best friend, who also happens to be dating Tessa's crush, is doing whatever she can to make her life a living hell. To make matters worse, her childhood bully, Cole, is coming back from military school. However, instead of mistreating her, Cole is actually trying to protect her.

There were definitely a lot of swoon-worthy moments with the couple and Cole can sometimes be waaay too brooding and cheesy to actually be a real person, but that doesn't mean that it was quite that bad. It was a really entertaining book despite all its flaws. The story did drag on quite a bit and the writing wasn't as great as I wish it would be.

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