A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!
One night with him will change her life...
Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly's day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she's got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four times a year. But when she shows up at the hotel expecting to hop into bed with one man, she accidentally ends up with another—Ben Barrett, Hollywood's most notorious bad boy.
Ben, determined to lay low after another scandal, just wants some much-needed sleep. What he gets is a scorching make-out session with a gorgeous, naked redhead. He won't accept her apology, but what he will accept is a place to hide out…and if there's some hot, no-strings sex involved, why the heck not?
But Ben soon discovers that one week with his sassy, bed-hopping waitress is definitely not enough. He wants more. A lot more.
Now he needs to convince relationship-averse Maggie that a bad boy might be oh so good for her—and the best thing that's ever happened to both of them.
* Previously published in 2008, Bad Apple (formerly Midnight Encounters) features almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. Enjoy this new version of an old favorite!
|Publisher:||Elle Kennedy Inc.|
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About the Author
Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Elle Kennedy is a new author to me and I couldn’t wait to read Bad Apple.I really enjoyed the story of Maggie Reilly and Ben Barrett and found myself totally invested in them achieving their happily ever after. This book was hot and steamy as the chemistry between Maggie and Ben intensified as the story progressed. The banter between them was amusing and had me laughing out loud at times. I loved how Ben was able to help Maggie realize that she could relax the rules she had imposed on herself and live life a little without compromising whilst Maggie’s support of Ben was heart warming. The connection between Maggie and Ben was not only physical but emotional and that brought additional layers to their story which I really enjoyed. Maggie and Ben really do complement one another if only Ben can convince Maggie to take a chance on a bad boy. Although not a particularly long book, Elle Kennedy certainly packed a lot into it and I will be reading more from her as soon as possible.
You don't really get to see too much of the male characters life. He's basically living with the girl & wants to shack up but she's a control freak with a packed schedule who has no time for relationships. It's cute & a quick read. Entertaining.
Bad Apple is a fun and sexy forced proximity, opposites attract, and celebrity romance. The book was originally published as Midnight Encounters in 2008, but it was revamped and new content was added, along with a new cover and title. I really enjoyed Maggie and Ben's playful banter and off the charts chemistry. These two are combustible from the very start and their unconventional meet cute had me both laughing and fanning myself! ;) Yes, it's a bit instalove between them, but I think it worked with the story and characters. I liked how they both helped the other achieve their goals and pushed the other out of their comfort zones. The drama and angst was believable given Ben's history and profession, but I appreciated that it was resolved just as quickly as it began. An epilogue would have been great further down the line, but I was happy with how the story wrapped up. If you're looking for a quick and sexy read, you definitely want to check Bad Apple out! 3.5-4 stars *I voluntarily read an advance review copy of this book*