Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Blog Tour: Review of Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends by Melanie A. Smith

by Melanie A. Smith
(Life Lessons, #2)
Publication date: May 19th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

From best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the second book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.
Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting…
Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?
That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.
Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.


My thoughts:

Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends is the second book in the Life Lessons series.  It worked very well as a stand alone book.  I didn't feel like I missed out from not having read the first one.  This one is Vincent and Becca's story.  For the most part, I did enjoy their romance. I loved the chemistry between the couple.  Becca was a great character.  I do love females who aren't afraid to talk about things ands say what is on their minds. I also loved the talk she had with her brother toward the end of the book and how it changed her perspective on things.   I didn't feel like I got to know Vincent as well. I wish we could have gotten his point of view.  I also wasn't a fan of the secret keeping.  I'm more of a "lay it all out there" kind of person.  Despite that, I still enjoyed this one. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Melanie A. Smith is the best-selling author of The Safeguarded Heart Series and other contemporary romance fiction. Originally from upstate New York, she spent most of her childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Los Angeles for college. After that, she spent almost fifteen years in the Seattle Area, and now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas with her family.

A voracious reader and lifelong writer, Melanie’s writing began at a young age with short stories and poetry. Having completed a bachelor of science in electrical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s in business administration at the University of Washington, her writing abilities were mainly utilized for technical documents as a lead engineer for the Boeing Company, where she worked for ten years.

After shifting careers to domestic engineering and property management in 2015, she eventually found a balance where she was able to return to writing fiction.

Melanie is also a Mensan and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the lovely feature and review!
-Melanie A. Smith

Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Kari! Glad you liked it! :)