Resisting the Bad Boy: Serial Trilogy, Book #1 (CAN'T RESIST series)

Resisting the Bad Boy: Serial Trilogy, Book #1 (CAN'T RESIST series)

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by Violet Duke
     
 

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"A heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun read!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

The book that started it all. Book #1 of the Nice Girl trilogy, the acclaimed three-book serial that began the New York Times & USA Today bestselling CAN'T RESIST series.

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and

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"A heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun read!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

The book that started it all. Book #1 of the Nice Girl trilogy, the acclaimed three-book serial that began the New York Times & USA Today bestselling CAN'T RESIST series.

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery—and repel the drama—Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

Note: This is NOT a standalone. This is the first book in a three-book serial.

This three-book serial is part of the CAN'T RESIST series. Books #1-3 (Abby's story) must be read in order. While Books #4-6 are separate standalones, it is recommended that they be read after the trilogy. Books #1-3 are also available as a bundled boxed set.

THE CAN'T RESIST SERIES:
BOOK 1: Resisting the Bad Boy*
BOOK 2: Falling for the Good Guy*
BOOK 3: Choosing the Right Man*
BOOK 4: Finding the Right Girl
BOOK 5: Keeping the Rebound Fling
BOOK 6: Having the Real Thing

*Also available as a three-book bundle in the Nice Girl trilogy boxed set

PRAISE FOR VIOLET DUKE:

"Emotionally charged with wonderful characters! Violet Duke made me laugh and cry in this incredible romance. One of the best I've read this year!" -- NYT Bestselling Author J.S. Scott

"A sexy, emotional treat!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan

"A unique series that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I couldn't put these books down!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Carly Phillips

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Bestselling Author - Lexi Ryan
"A sexy, often emotional treat that will resonate with the 'nice girl' in all of us."
New York Times Bestselling Author - Lauren Blakely
"A heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun read!"
New York Times Bestselling Author - Joan Swan (writing as Skye Jordan)
"Prepare to laugh, cry and fall in love! Choosing a man has never been this wickedly irresistible."
Review Blog - Helena Mama's Reading Break
"Absolutely amazing. It gave me one of the best (or worst) book hangovers I've had in a LONG time!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044646025
Publisher:
Violet Duke
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
3,968
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, B&N, and iTunes, and have been featured on USA Today, IndieReader, and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband. Find the latest on her books and weekly fan giveaways at www.facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks

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Resisting the Bad Boy: Serial Trilogy, Book #1 (CAN'T RESIST series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 188 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so good. I couldnt put it down. Read it in one sitting. But now I have to buy book 2 & 3. I have to see how it ends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book but Nook users cannot buy books 2 and 3 because they are only sold at Amazon. I would not have bothered to read this one if I had known.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one night, I seriously couldn't put it down! I laughed out loud multiple times. Not a lot of books have the power to bring uncontrollable laughter to me. Its sweet and a little sad at times too. The main characters are so likable and witty and the conversations between them feel like REAL interactions. My only complaint is that it ended :(
AmyHiggs More than 1 year ago
Resisting the Bad Boy is the first book in the Nice Girl to Love Series. It introduces you to Abby "the nice girl", Connor "the bad boy" and Brian "the nice guy". Connor and Brian are brothers and Abby is Brian's best friend. Abby and Connor have a romance but it only lasts one month per Connor's rules. The author leaves you with a cliffhanger at the end of the book so I recommend buying all of them at the same time! I really enjoyed this book and Violet Duke is on my must read list now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't get over the last page! OMG! I'm going to have a hard time not diving right into the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved his book can't wait to read the rest. VIOLET DUKE,has done it again, she always exceeds my expectations. L.M.A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!! Looking forward to reading the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed.130 pages. Be warned there are 3 parts to this story and each of those parts has its own book. Instead of making just one book per story it is split into 3 books. I find that ridiculous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review by Danielle @ Coffee and Characters Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke is seriously epic. I cannot tell you how enthralled I was by this book! I was sucked into this story from the very beginning and found my heart melting at every turn though don't let that comment fool you because Resisting The Bad Boy was heartbreaking at times as well. This one really put me through the ringer! I laughed and I cried and was put through an emotional roller coaster that I wish I could ride again and again. Watched Abby and Conner develop their relationship made me want to be them! I wanted that depth of feeling! And the ending..Oh My God is all I can say. I had to dive right into book two without even waiting a day because I was so shocked. Resisting the Bad Boy is officially on my "YOU ARE CRAZY IF YOU HAVENT READ THIS YET" book list because seriously...You ARE crazy if you don't read it!! This book made be an official Violet Duke fan...she can do no wrong in my eyes.
smutbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
Violet Duke does an amazing job with character development. I fell in love with Abby and Connor. I love to see alpha males develop feelings in a love story that they do not know how to handle. I think most men have a difficult time sorting out their feelings and expressing them. Connor thinks he can walk away after 28 days and not look back just like he always has but Abby is different then other girls. She is sweet and kind and could care less about his status or money. I loved this entire series and look forward to Violets spin off series coming soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many ups and downs in this story. Her best friend is a great guy but his brother appears to be the bad boy. Slowly she learns how great he is too. KD
Anonymous 7 months ago
Not nicr to leave the ending hanging..May not try any more of this series
Trouble052622 7 months ago
Resisting the bad guy When Conner saw Abby a his house soaked, he made a fool of himself. After realizing who she was he decided to apologize. Finding out that Abby was going home to her family while her home was being worked on, Conner invited her to stay with him. There month was full of surprises the ending has you wanting more I can't wait to read the next book tomorrow
Anonymous 10 months ago
Ended too soon, but the next book is now available so I will buy it & CONTINUE ON.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved it.
hockeygirl773 11 months ago
I thought this book was a good book. It didn't reach out and grip my heart like some of Violets other books, but I still liked it. It is a wonderful story. Connor is a magnificent character. We could all use a Connor in our lives. Abby on the other hand, I didn't not connect with as well. This doesn't take away from the beautiful story being told though. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book/series is amazing. I read it while pregnant & the dreaded cant sleep nights. I couldn't put it down, it became the reason, for my lack of sleep. Ive read her Cactus Creek book 1 previously, this is much faster more juicy to read vs the humor and the anticipation in Cactus Creek. Love her books. The characters were amazing, and you end up picking a team you are routing for by the end of the first book. Love this series!
mimipeggy More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t resist getting the 2nd and 3rd books in this serial after reading this. What a great book that I didn’t want to put down. There is so much emotion in this book…ups and downs and in-betweens. Conner is a very successful lawyer, who doesn’t believe in true love or lasting past one month with ANY woman. When he meets Abby, a teacher and student, who is friends with Conner’s brother, he realizes he had never met anyone like her. Abby had helped Brian get through the rough times when his wife was sick. She also spent time and was there for his daughter, Skylar. Conner decides he wants to spend time with Abby, but only for one month. Abby has to decide if she’s willing to go along with the one month agreement, or if it’s not worth her time. When she decides to go along with it, she never imagined all of the ups and downs and twists and turns that would happen in her life. With Conner having a father who only thinks of himself, you would be surprised at what this man wouldn’t do. I was totally flabbergasted with the gall of this man. Abby and Conner both have so many different emotions through this book. This book had great characters and was told in such a way that it draws you right into it. This book is definitely worth the read. With it being a cliffhanger and ending like it did, I couldn’t resist in purchasing the second book in this serial. I even went ahead and purchased the third book, so I would already have it ready for after I finish book two. I definitely want to be prepared to read on after book two. I just know it will be as good as book one.
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Banshieboy More than 1 year ago
Great book, take a hour or two to read it and you will enjoy the fun ride.
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A 140 page free story of a PHD student and her involvement with two brothers. The attraction to the 'bad' boy? The story has a repetious long-winded narrative beginning but the dialog is good after it finally starts. Also, some parts are just too cute for words. Humor, angst, drama, adult language and explicit sex scenes. The next two stories in the series are also available in the free Nice Girl Triology available under the author's name on Nook.
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