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Falling for the Bad Boy

Bedtime Reads, Book 1
Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Joe Arden
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Kennedy Fox Bedtime Reads! Steamy love stories you can listen to in one sitting! After everyone goes to bed for the night, snuggle up with a Kennedy Fox Bedtime Read! These are fast-paced, full-length standalone novels that are filled with humor and insta-lust, but still have everything you love about a Kennedy Fox book.

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 f--kboy. 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.

©2017 Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish (P)2018 Novel Audio Inc.

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  • 03-22-18

This book was purely sex on a stick!

Holy tahiti man! This book was purely sex on a stick! So I'm gonna give it to ya strait! This is a completely insta-love type of book. So while it might not be a realistic story, it was a fantastic non-fiction book! I loved Ethan. He was super sweet and utra sexy! The analogies he threw out upon meeting Vada. I seriously hooted out laughter several times!

Now, with this being an audio book I feel like got more feelings out of it. The narrators CJ Bloom and Joe Arden were seriously fantastic! That southern drawl that Joe portrayed was great! I loved CJ's different tones. These narrators did a superb job and making their listeners feel the emotion in the book... even if most of it was horngry! ;)

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Hot, but sad, but sweet and then hot again!

I LOVED THIS AUDIOBOOK!

First off, Joe Arden with a slight southern twang? Yes, please. CJ Bloom was great as her character, too! Just really perfect choices on the narrators here.
As for the story, WOW, I was not expecting it to be to be what it was. I thought this book would be equivalent to a quickie, if you know what I mean. And I did finish it quickly, but it had much more depth than I was expecting. Ethan's back story literally made me tear up and Vada was a strong heroine that I really respected. Their chemistry level was off the charts, but they also had a lot of humor and then some seriousness between them. LOVED IT!

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I fell for Ethan!

I definitely fell for Ethan in this one. His smooth attitude, naughty sense of humor, and suggestive conversation had me from the beginning! I loved his ability to make any conversation naughty and his unapologetic and honest mannerism, in spite of the extreme tragedy in his past. I love a bad boy who works with this hands, knows how to sweet talk a lady, and takes flirting to a whole new level. Pair that with a strong female character who is up for an adventure and you have a great love story!

Narration by CJ Bloom and Joe Arden is excellent, as always! These are two of my favorites and both delivered a great performance in this swoonworthy story. There is some tragedy and their performances really delivered all of the feels.

Definitely worth the credit!

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loved it

This was such a great story. will definitely look for more from this author. narration was perfect. it makes all the difference in the story with the narrators that are chosen.

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Stella Bloom

I love your regular voice. The one you use narrating by Reaper’s property and Kristen Ashley. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve canceled the audiobook when using this voice. You are worth the money. Trust me!

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Great story

Story was good with dirty bad boy talk (which I love). Only negative comment I have is although I am a fan of the female narrator, I did not care for her very much in this book.

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OMG!!

What did you love best about Falling for the Bad Boy?

OMG!!! This is the first book of Kennedy Fox's I have read and AHHHH! This girl got me HAWT!!

Ok so Ethan is hawtness but I really like Vada and her sassy attitude that keeps up with Ethans. They were awesome to read about as well as their ups and downs. I am so excited to read more of Kennedys books!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Falling for the Bad Boy?

I would have to say the most memorable was when he said he loved her.

Which scene was your favorite?

The closet scene lol

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part where he was in tears calling her.

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Love, angst, and a dirty talking Joe Arden. Yes, Please!

I’m a total fangirl when it comes to the insta-love trope and My Week with the Bad Boy was a book that does it so freaking well! I loved Vada! How could I not? She’s a freaking romance writer! But mostly it was her sass. She definitely gives Ethan a run for his money. And oh, Ethan! He’s totally got the bad boy thing down, but as the story goes on we see all the layers behind the manwhore exterior and I found myself falling for him just like Vada. My Week with the Bad Boy was filled with fantastic banter, an amazing backstory, solid characters, and sizzling chemistry and plenty of angst to keep me book heaven.

Narration for this book was great. The pairing of CJ Boom and Joe Arden is one I hadn’t come across before, but I really enjoyed it. CJ Bloom does a great job of infusing the right amount of sass into Vada’s character and giving her vulnerability as well. Joe Arden. Wow. I loved his narration. Especially when he was giving life to Ethan’s dirty talking tendencies. Yes, please! Definitely worthy of a credit. 5 Stars.

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Heartfelt & Naughty!

This was a great story and great narration. In this story we have a very alpha, yet vulnerable male hero. Then the heroine was very sassy, yet naïve. I really enjoyed the narration from both the male and female counterparts for Ethan and Veta. Joe and CJ did an excellent job of making this story come to life. This is a duo I would definitely love to listen to again. I also thought the story was really good. Ethan has gone through some devastating times and is still dealing with the aftermath of that pain. Veta has been wronged by men more times that she knows how to count, so she's on the defense and doesn't want to allow herself to fall for the same tricks she's been dealt in the past. But there was a lot of sass and funny times to be had throughout the story too. Henry and Lucile add a lot to the story also. You'll have to read or listen to see why they're such an integral part of this story. Very refreshing and heartfelt story totally worth the listen.

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Fun, Sassy, Emotional Romance!

Wow, this first book in the Bedtime Reads series has all the feels! It was the perfect mix of funny, sassy, heartbreaking and steamy. Romance author, Vada, rents a cabin from sexy southern bad boy, Ethan, to help with her writers block. Ethan recognizes how uptight Vada is and he knows just how to push all her buttons to help her relax. After a rocky start, these two are burning up the sheets and breaking down all their defenses. This story has a depth I didn't see coming and made me really care for both Vada and Ethan. I also loved the eccentric family members that made this story even more fun.
CJ Bloom, and Joe Arden perfectly captured the love, passion, heartache and quirky nature of this romance. Their intonations and accents really brought this story to life.
I really enjoyed this audio and can't wait to listen to the other books in this series!

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  • 07-11-19

narrators good but storylines not so good

I think this story is a little bit boring I was wondering when it was finished when I got just over halfway through but I always loved the narrators that are reading the story I usually follow them more than the people writing the stories although this author has done good books in the past this isn't one of them

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  • Cas
  • 11-14-19

Wow

This book was so much fun to read. The banter between the characters gave me a chuckle or two. Both fighting past hurts, but in the end their love was too strong.
Narration was awesome too.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 09-18-19

Brilliant ❤️❤️

Love these two. Love their beginnings. Love what is through at them but some how they have made it. They found their happy place. Awesome. Can’t wait for more. Definitely worth it.❤️❤️❤️