Bad Boys After Dark: Mick (Bad Billionaires After Dark #1) Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

· Bad Billionaires After Dark Book 1 · Sold by World Literary Press
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Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. "Mick" is a USA Today bestseller. 


Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!

Meet the Bad Boys... Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.



Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she's researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She's waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action--and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.


Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn't do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.


Amanda thinks she's hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man--until she discovers the man she's made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick's already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction--no strings, no regrets, and for goodness' sake, come Monday, no quitting--the tables turn, and Mick's totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.







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The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:


Sisters in Love

Sisters in Bloom

Sisters in White

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)

Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max)

Destined for Love (Rex & Jade)

Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley)

Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy)

Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack)

Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree)

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)

Taken by Love (Luke)

Fated for Love (Wes)

Romancing My Love (Pierce)

Flirting with Love (Ross)

Dreaming of Love (Emily)

Crashing into Love (Jake)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

Healed by Love (Nate)

Surrender My Love (Cole)

Crushing on Love (Shannon)

River of Love (Sam)

Whisper of Love (Tempest)

Thrill of Love (Ty)


Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella)

Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights)


Game of Love (Dex)

Stroke of Love (Sage)

Flames of Love (Siena)

Slope of Love (Rush)

Read, Write, Love (Kurt)


Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)


Seized by Love (Blue)

Claimed by Love (Duke)

Chased by Love (Trish)

Rescued by Love (Jake)

Swept Into Love (Gage)


"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​



Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.


Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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149 reviews
Kristien Vanhove
September 15, 2021
Mick is the first book in the Bad Boys After Dark series, the fifth book in the Billionaires After Dark series, and book fifty-seven in the Love In Bloom series by Melissa Foster. It's an interconnected standalone, so you don't have to read the previous books before starting this one. I haven't read all the previous books and had no problem following the story. The story is written in the third person pov. Mick is 197 pages long, so as not as long as the usual Melissa Foster. Mick is a gem, the story, and the character. It was easy to fall in love with him, scars and all, it made him more perfect. It was heartbreaking to read where his disbelieve in love and relationships stemmed from. Amanda was a courageous woman, so much stronger than she thought she was. I admired her for going after what she wanted. This couple fitted perfectly, Mick and Amanda are so different, but they had this deep-rooted love and respect for each other. They would do anything to make the other happy, even if it would hurt themselves deeply. Mick and Amanda had chemistry. Amanda was a little conservative at the start, but she needed the right person to help her break free, and Mick was that person. The sex scene's in this book are scorching hot! Melissa Foster starts to build up to it from the first page, and when it happens, the scene is long, descriptive, and sexily written. After that, she starts building up again and again. What I loved the most about this book was how these characters loved and craved each other. The way Melissa Foster put it into words made me feel their love deep in my heart. I love Melissa Foster's writing style, it sucked me into the story, made me feel all the emotions, and I rooted for this couple every page of the story. She brought these characters to life and made them feel like friends. Mick is a must-read! It's a short but super sexy, sweet workplace romance with lots of firsts. A book that makes you feel all the feels!
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Sharon Martin
June 22, 2016
Ultimate Pleasure, that's how I would describe this book. Oh my!! Be prepared to have your breath taken away (as long as your 18+). Amanda has revised her seduction bible ''Release Your Hidden Temptress Handbook' so much that she has now gone from theory to red hot practice at a masquerade bar crawl with the aim to attract exciting men into her life, one night at a time. And so the temptress game begins, she soon singles out Mr Hot, who by the way has had plenty of pleasurable experience, and they take their love dance elsewhere until he suddenly stops and arranges a meet up the next day but why? She soon finds out that her delicious Mr Hot is her boss Mick, both have had serious hots for each other for so long without the other knowing. Now the truth is out Mick offers to give her the hard pleasure she craves while keeping her safe so no harm comes to her, with a 'no strings attached' for 'one night only' offer then back to the office Monday. Seems a fair offer ;-) Let's just say that those amazing chapters were quickly read, making my heart pump that bit faster, I couldn't wait to get back to my, I mean Amanda's sexy training! BUT to tease us even more the 'one night only' turns into a whole weekend as Mick offers to also show her the real ways to seduce a man while staying out of danger, for the girl he cares so much about. More sensational hot reading to be had! There's two sides to this instant hot blooded man, he is smooth, caring, gentle and affectionate yet can melt a women's heart in an instant as the words slide off his delicious tongue and let's not even get to the spine tingling bits. I was totally in awe and in parts I totally forgot I was actually reading. With a lifetime of hurt and sadness, no longer believing in love, switching back to reality on Monday is no problem for Mick, is it? And what about Amanda, when Monday comes can she really go back to her dull, loveless life after such a fantasy? This has been an unmissable serving of strong tasting Love Pie and I am now holding my breath for the next one. I've got to say that Melissa writing the 'Release Your Hidden Temptress Handbook' would be an absolutely amazing addition and so much fun!
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Nancy Stopper
June 20, 2016
Wow! That's all I can say about this sexy, sultry book, the first one in the Bad Boys series. The author teased us with this relationship in the Wild Boys series but boy, it was so much more than that. In a "friends to lovers" and "forbidden relationship" story, we see Mick and Amanda fighting feelings for each other, each looking in different places to fill the hole in their soul they feel without the other. Mick is an extremely-sexy, overwhelmingly attentive lover. He takes on the challenge to help Amanda become more confident in herself and her sexuality but instead finds himself being drawn into her gravitational pull. While he thinks he's teaching her about herself, she's teaching him how to love - something he thought he wasn't capable of doing. The story is deeply sexual but the relationship development is equally compelling. I always love when a strong alpha- male is undone by the woman in his life. And once Mick admits his own feelings to himself, he goes all out to prove himself to Amanda. A perfect ending to a wonderful story. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

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