So Bad It Must Be Good by Nicole Helm
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press
Publication Date: August 22nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Wrong guy. Wrong situation. Might be right.
Free of her overbearing family and their dreams, not hers, Kayla Gallagher is living for herself instead of for her clan's successful restaurant. Step One: finally make her move on Aiden Patrick, the bad-boy son of Gallagher's long-time repairman. Too bad Aidan’s taciturn older brother shows up instead . . .
As the “responsible Patrick,” Liam has always made a conscious choice to do the right thing. He likes fixing things for people—whether it be a broken appliance or a bad situation. Which means he can’t just brush off the quiet Gallagher. Clearly, she needs a shoulder to lean on. But suddenly a shoulder becomes so much more, and Kayla isn’t the quiet little girl she used to be. She’s a vivid, down-for-anything woman showing Liam several sizzling ways to put passion first . . .
As things heat up between them, Liam’s family threatens to come apart for good. The only way Liam can set things right means giving up Kayla. But she’s not about to take no for an answer—or let their chance for something sweeter than desire crash-and burn without a fight.
Kayla has always worked for her family but she decided she’d been treated badly one too many times and quit. Unfortunately she’d not really done anything since then. She sees her old crush Aiden Patrick one day and he’s excited to see her. Aiden asks Kayla out but when it comes time for the date Aiden isn’t around – is supposedly dealing with something – and asks his stoic brother, Liam, to go tell Kayla that he can’t make it.
Liam heads to the bar and ends up talking to Kayla (who’s pissed about Aiden) and even though they don’t touch each other that night they eventually start a relationship. They’re so good together but Aiden is pissed at his brother for taking “his girl” and complains to mommy – who asks Liam to give Kayla up to keep the peace in the family. Liam has to decide if he will go with his family’s wishes or stay with the woman he loves.
This was a pretty cute book. It seemed to be a pretty fast read as Liam and Kayla get together and things move along at a pretty fast clip. I liked Liam and Kayla together so reading their romance was a treat.
I hated the way that Liam’s family treated him – mostly his mother and brother. Kayla hated it too and it was really the only thing they got into arguments about. When Liam’s mom asks Liam to give her up because of Aiden, I was madder than a hornet! What mother does that? Ugh!
Anyway, the romance was cute and I liked the characters in the story. It was a pleasant read and I definitely liked it better than book one in this series.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5