Falling for the Bad Boy: A small town friends-to-lovers romance

· Self Taught Ninja
11 reviews

About this ebook

Since when do bad boy tattoo artists do the nice-guy thing? Isn’t that a rulebook violation or something? Here I was, perfectly oblivious about never having been truly hot and bothered before. Then Nick goes and kisses me, effectively making every paltry lip-lock I’d ever had in the past utterly forgettable in comparison.

But what does he do after learning I still have my v-card? He locks us in the friend zone. Maddening, really, since no safe, tame guy even registers for me anymore. Seems it’s intense, rumbly-voiced swooniness or nothing for this girl.

So, do I go to Nick’s shop and ask him to ink me as part of a big master plan? Nope. It just happens. Admittedly, the liberating request comes out a little dirtier than I intend.

Which just makes it doubly perfect.

* * * 

For such a nice, good girl, Melody sure knows how to be all kinds of trouble for me. Seriously, what the hell had I been thinking kissing her? It’s been a month now and I still can’t get it—or her—out of my head. There are too many reasons I shouldn’t get close to her. And she makes me forget every single one. Her town sweetheart status and innocence aside, she’s also my boss’s sister. Until my new tattoo shop takes off, I can’t afford to lose my day job.

But, it’s no use. Fact is, no other woman is going to do it for me anymore. It’s cute, funny, beautiful-inside-and-out sweetness or nothing. That said, I need to keep my distance. At least until I can make something of myself. A guy like me co-owning a business? That’s something. This thing with Melody, on the other hand?

It could be everything.

Previously titled Virgin Seeks Bad Boy. Same swoony, feel-good story, just with a fresh title and cover makeover.

The Bliss River Series

- Falling for the Fling (Lark & Mason)

- Falling for the Ex (Aria & Nash)

- Falling for the Bad Boy (Melody & Nick)

11 reviews
Rochelle West
October 5, 2020
This is the third book in the Bliss River series and a revamp of Wild for You. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Wild for You so when I had the chance to read the updated version, I was all for it. Loved Nick and Melody. They are the younger siblings of Aria and Nash and on paper they are wrong for each other. She is the good girl who never does anything wrong and he is the bad boy who shouldn’t be attracted to her. Loved their romance, it was a very slow burn that will be worth it in the end because they got to fall in love without sex getting in the way. You will be swooning, laughing and sighing the entire time you are reading it. I also listened to the audio as well and I loved it just as much as reading it. Lili Valente and Connor Crais were so good as Melody and Nick. I have listened to several books that Lili has narrated, and I have never been disappointed. She always does a great job bringing any character she voices to life. Connor is a new to me narrator, but this won’t be the last book that he does. Highly recommend this story and the whole series.
Nicole's Book Musings
October 3, 2020
I really love these March sisters and I'm glad to be back in Bliss River. One thing I can say about this book is made my romantic heart so happy. I gobbled this one right up. I loved how Nick is bad boy, but when it comes to Melody a whole new side comes out. Melody and Nick are so cute together though Melody has her work cut out for her to get Nick to act on it. Can't blame Nick for being gun shy, but he could let the best thing slip through his fingers though. This book had me hooked right from the beginning. The epilogue is the icing on the cake and so fitting for this couple.
Sofia Almiroudis
October 9, 2020
Can a good girl change a bad boy? Melody March is the youngest of the March girls, and the most innocent. She has always played by the rules and done what her parents and others have expected from her. She is just that good. Then there is Nick. He is the opposite. He is the family black sheep, the rebel, the one who plays by his own rules. He has never been known to be one to have a real relationship. No one knew about Sarah Beth, the good girl that Nick dated for more than a week. The good girl that broke his heart when she went back to her old fling leaving poor Nick heart broken and untrustworthy of good girls and long term relationships. Yep, girls that didn't want a relationship were a lot safer for Nick by far. So when Nick finds himself thinking about Melody 24/7, he knows that his heart just can't take it. As much as he tries to deny his attraction and desire for Melody, he just can't stop thinking about that kiss and how much he wants to do more with Melody. Melody knows that Nick is the bad boy that she should stay away from. The pull and excitement she feels when she is around him is one she has never felt before in her life. She is at the point in her life where she wants to feel alive by going against everything everyone expects her to do and be and do what feels right for her. Nick, he makes her feel alive. He is the one she desires and will stop at nothing to get him to want her back. It isn't hard for Nick to not notice Melody. Not only is she sweet as candy, but she has a body and a spirit he can't dismiss. As much as he tries to fight it, Melody's persistence finally break down his walls. Do the bad boy and good girl have a chance to make it? Can Nick convince his and Melody's family that he is a changed man and he can make Melody happy? Will Melody finally put her foot down and go against her family for a man she feels is the one for her? I Love Melody and Nick. They complement each other, bringing a balance among them that makes them better versions of themselves. Well written Lili Valente. This is a great addition to the Bliss River series.

About the author

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic, she can't resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. She lives in Vermont with her two big-hearted boy children and a dog named Pippa Jane.

Lili also writes naughty books as L. Valente. Learn more at www.lilivalente.com

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