Book Review: My Week With The Bad Boy (My Week #1) by Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish

Title: My Week with the Bad Boy
Series: My Week, #1
Authors: Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish
Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog
Cover Model: Joey Berry
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic fuckboy. 

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you. 

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.

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Vada is on a terrible writer’s block and flies to Charleston for one week in hopes of gaining some inspiration. She rents a place to stay from a guy online. Everything is fine up until the moment a hot shirtless guy answers the door… I mean, who does that?! (But just so you know, if a man like Ethan answers my door shirtless, I won’t complain. Nope, not one single bit. *wink*)
Ethan is the bad boy of the town. Everyone knows him, some (let’s be honest, most women) have been with him. He is the man Vada writes about in her novels.
Ethan is the sexy player with a dirty mouth while Vada is what appears to be snobbish and uptight. After they get over their initial feud, Ethan finds the perfect way to spark inspiration in Vada. And man it was hot!
I loved both of these characters. Right from the start, I was smiling like a fool reading their banter. They are so cute and adorable. 
Just after a few pages, Ethan stole my heart. My heart broke for what he had to go through. His vulnerability and honest raw emotions were enough to break me and make my heart ache for him. I hurt seeing him hurt.

Reading this book, I felt all the emotions. The humor and happiness of their lighthearted and witty banter, the raw emotions from both their hurtful past and the strong love they had for each other.
I truly admired Ethan’s patience and understanding nature. But I was really annoyed with what Vada put him through. I feel like on Vada’s part, things could’ve been done a lot differently and still have the space that she needed to overcome her issue on her own.
I am not proud to admit that I have never read any books by these authors. But I am very glad that I picked this book up because I truly enjoyed it. Their writing is beautiful and I found the plot to be very unique and touching. It had everything that makes a romance novel great. 

With that being said, I am definitely looking forward to more books from this series and eager to read more books from these authors.
This was truly a great novel and I would recommend this to anyone who has a love for bad boys and witty banter, with just the right amount of emotions and angst. A solid 5/5 stars from me.
** ARC generously provided for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA Today Bestselling Duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 6-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and naps. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.
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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever after. When she isn’t busy writing with Brooke as Kennedy Fox, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and a black cat named Nibbler.
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