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Bad Cruz Kindle Edition
I would say Dr. Cruz Costello is my archenemy.
But that would require acknowledging one another, which we haven’t done in over a decade.
He’s the town’s golden child. The beloved quarterback-turned-physician.
I’m the girl who got knocked up at sixteen and now works at a diner.
He is Fairhope royalty.
I get my monarch dose from tabloid gossip.
When our siblings get engaged, Cruz’s parents invite both families to a pre-wedding cruise.
Except Cruz and I find ourselves stuck on a different ship from everyone else.
Cue ten horrible, insufferable days at sea with a man I cannot stand.
(My fault, of course.)
But when the alcohol pours in, the secrets spill out, and I’m left with one question:
Can I take another chance on love?
- ASIN : B098YJJ4TQ
- Language : English
- File size : 828 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 378 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09NGKJGCY
- Best Sellers Rank: 323 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All in all, not my favourite LJ Shen book, but it did make me laugh and kept me entertained right up to the end.
I put it down when I was frustrated.
I put it down when I was too turned on lol mi put it down when I cried.
I picked it back up every time because LJ Shen knows how to write stories that you can’t walk away from.
Characters you love or hate with a passion, characters you laugh at and want to be friends with.
I found Tennessee at times highly frustrating and equally funny.
Her son Bear is a crack-up. He is teenage son goals.
Cruz was delicious.
I recommend this book if you like stories with less than perfect characters you can relate to.
It funny, witty, light but with plenty of feels, angst and dark corners, not as sizzling hot as L.J. Shen's other books but still steamy enough. A feel good book!!
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Tennessee was an incredible FMC. She was quirky and strong and funny. I adored her lack of filter and her humour and her strength to raise a lovely son alone (I would love a 2nd gen story about Bear- he was a gorgeous character too). She has carried the burden of judgement and played the role of the clumsy, ditzy woman about town for so long its almost as if she believes the part she has been assigned. She doesn't strive for more or defend herself. Through the events of the book she becomes stronger and lives her truth without hiding her kind heart.
This is a story of healing and love and strength. Cruz is the town's golden child while Tennessee is the awkward outcast. I love how Cruz really sees her and how they become better together. This is a fun, sunny romantic comedy. I was gripped from page 1 and stayed up far too late to finish it
So we get to meet Cruz, town doctor, gorgeous and popular, from a good family and well respected. A good honest man and I fell totally in love with him from the first words that popped out of his gorgeous sexy mouth. Cruz has known Tennessee all their lives but they have always been at loggerheads with each other; lets face it he has the attention of every woman in town as the most eligible single batchelor and is never short of admirers.
Tennessee is the towns disappointment. Pregnant at sixteen to her high school boyfriend Rob, who ran and left her as soon as he found out he was to become a dad. Now she is raising her son all alone with the help of her awful judgemental family and works in the local diner to make ends meet to provide a life for herself and her son Bear who is now thirteen. The whole town has an opinion about Tennessee and none of it good, she is labelled the town slut. She dresses and acts the way people perceive her until she really believes this is the part she has to play. Tennessee lets people put her down constantly and yet never defends herself, ultimately believing this is what she deserves in life for her mistakes. Really this lady is the bomb. Funny, strong (but underneath vulnerable ) she has no filter when she speaks her mind which leads to some awkward but hilarious situations that made this book what is is, amazing in all ways. I loved Tennessee but felt so sorry for her at the same time too.
With her sister getting married to Cruz's brother very soon, all the families decide to take a cruise together, only Tennessee having had one too many to drinks this particular night and feeling very sorry for herself she ends up booking her and Cruz onto the wrong ship and this is where the fun really starts.
I loved the way no matter what happened Cruz had Tennessee's back, he sees the woman and the potential she could really be and sets out to show her just that, but things start to get complicated and before they know it a little thing called chemistry is playing with their feelings, each fighting to ignore what they really feel for each other.
A wonderful feel good book that made my heart ache with joy. A book that makes you smile, believe in humanity and one I won't forget in a hurry.
PS. There are plenty of A holes in this story, just not the ones you would expect!!!
LOVED LOVED LOVED - end of.
The snark was real and although not truly LOL, still pretty funny and confrontational.
Loved how the heroine went through a real hero journey. Because her unjustified hang ups were really sad and she didn't deserve to be treated how she was (and she chose to play the role they have her).
Extra juicy points for 3d characters all around. Even the minor ones. Even the mean ones. It truly warms my heart when authors do this - because I know it's much easier to write 100%mran characters or secondary ones that just serve the plot. So to just add a little something here and there to make them more human... Ahhhh joy!
I would have liked a bit more work for forgiveness but at least there was a reckoning so I'm good.
LJ is an auto buy for me but no author automatically gets a 5 star from me. Having said that, I still think 4 stars is pretty good.
Just be prepared because it's not what we usually get from the author. It's snark instead of angst. It's light instead of dark. Or shall I say lighter since there's some darkness to it too?
Anyway, give it a try. Hope you enjoy it too!
This had it all. Laughs, love, angst, single mom, bitchy families. I loved the banter from Tennessee, she was trying to stay strong after becoming a single mom at 17 and providing a good life for her now, 13 yr old son. However the town and her family saw her as Messy Nessy, always causing problems. Cruz who had loved her since they were kids, without her knowledge, finally was in a position to let her know his true feelings. What followed was secret sex sessions, family rows, angry exs, wedding bridezillas and the return of the prodigal father to Tennessee's son, who'd done a runner 13 yrs previous. I loved it. I'm a huge fan of LJs , Vicious, being one of my all time favourites but this was a great surprise.