Bad Love Series Book #3
By: Charleigh Rose
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Release Date: June. 12, 2019
When I moved to River’s Edge, dating was the last thing on my mind.
I definitely didn’t expect to fall for him.
Popular. Star athlete. Cocky as hell.
You know the type.
But as time passed, I realized there was more lurking beneath that gorgeous exterior.
Secretive. Angry. A little bit broken.
The more I peeled back his layers, the deeper I fell.
Until I slammed headfirst into his sea of lies.
I blew my shot.
Pissed everything away—college, lacrosse, my future—only to end up right back where I started in River’s Edge.
I was content to revel in my misery, spending my days drowning in a bottomless pit of booze and girls.
Until I saw her.
Beautiful. Sarcastic. Perpetual bad attitude.
The pretty little distraction from the shit show that was my life.
But the sins of my past were closing in on me, and I learned the hard way that nothing gold can stay.
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Bad Influence by Charleigh Rose is the third standalone in the Bad Love series. I have had the pleasure of reading all three of these amazing books and although I have loved all of them, I wasn’t even halfway through Bad Influence when I realized this one was my favorite! I have been waiting (not so patiently) for Jesse’s book ever since he appeared in book #2, Bad Intentions. Charleigh did not let me down with this one! Although you do not have to read the first two books in the series to follow the story, I would still recommend reading them first because it makes the story that much better having the back story of some of the other characters that appear in Bad Influence.
“My Dad always said that both the best and worst things in life are unexpected. They’re the moments that change your life indefinitely, and even if you see them coming, you’re never prepared for the impact. It’s what you do in the aftermath that matters. It’s how you deal with the crisis—or good fortune—that defines you.”
Usually, I give a bit of an extended synopsis now but with this one, you need to go in blind! So I’ll just tell you why I gave Bad Influence 5-stars and would have given it a lot more if I could!
The angst in this story is REAL! The first scene is enough to break your heart completely! When Allie is on the phone with her Dad (who she has a super close relationship with) while he is wishing her a Happy Birthday he gets in a horrible car accident and dies. Yea, talk about an opener!
Allie had made plans to move to River’s Edge with her Dad and go to school at Kerrigan University. Eight months after the accident, while still grieving her father she decides to follow her plans anyway. But things don’t work out the way they were supposed to almost as soon as she gets to River’s Edge. The one upside is she gets a job at Blackbear, the local bar/restaurant in town that’s also owned by Lo, Jesse Shepards older sister.
Although he appears to be the typical playboy jock with the cocky attitude and a smirk that would make even the strongest woman weak in the knees, Jesse Shepard is far from typical. Underneath that cocky attitude is a broken boy who’s been through more than anyone his age should. Jesse and Lo both grew up way to fast and learned to survive while leaning on each other. But now that Lo has finally settled down and is living her life he doesn’t want to burden her with problems. Even though he definitely makes some bad choices, Jess is loyal to a fault.
Allison A.K.A Allie, I love that girl! She is kind of the grunge girl who would rather stay in listening to music on her old as shit CD player rather than go out partying. You can’t help but feel for her as she continues to grieve over the loss of her best friend, her Dad.
Love is real. Powerful. It has the potential to destroy you. To start wars and end lives. Love is a weapon. Love is dangerous, and I want nothing to do with it.
From the very first interaction between these two, where Jesse pretends to be dating Alle to get rid of one of his “fans” I knew this book was going to ruin me in the best way possible, and it most definitely did. While it is a full-length novel, I finished in record time because I just literally could not put it down until I found out what those secrets were that Jesse was hiding.
I absolutely loved the back and forth banter between the two of them, and OMG that mouth of Jesse’s, whether he’s talking shit or talking dirty it’s HOT! The two of them are polar opposites but in the same sense, they are so similar. Allie is the only one who can see the REAL Jesse behind the pretty boy image.
Now, even though I said it would be better to read the other books first, you don’t have to at all. Honestly, you could start with either of these books, they don’t really “spoil” anything from the ones previously released.
The angst, the secrets, the “almost” sex scenes, the actual sex scenes, the love *sigh* seriously you guys this book was EVERYTHING I look for in a young adult romance! Most definitely on my TOP reads of 2019 list!
I am absolutely hooked on the people of River’s Edge and I can NOT wait to see what comes next, Sully and Halston maybe? I’m hoping! Lol
If you like young adult reads then I HIGHLY recommend checking out Bad Influence as well as the other books in the Bad Love series, Bad Habit, and Bad Intentions. You won’t regret it!
Oh yea, by the way, I will NEVER look at a lollipop and not think of this book! Gahh read this book! #Jessie’sGirl
“You’re a bad influence.” I smirk, taking another step, effectively closing the distance between us.”I’ve been called worse.”
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About The Author
Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children.
She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza.
When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.