Bad Son Rising

Bad Son Rising

by Julie A. Richman

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Overview

Bad Son Rising by Julie A. Richman

"I don't even read the synopsis when a Julie Richman book comes out, I just click...FAST!" ~ Vi Keeland, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

People think I'm a douche.
And maybe I am.
I use most people.
It's what I know.
But if I love you,
I'd die for you.
I just don't know that I'm worth loving.

Handsome, privileged bad boy Zac Moore has always played by his own rules - at school, in business, with women. He's rewritten the rules to suit his own needs and his needs are all that matter.

Serious and focused family friend Liliana Castillo has one goal. Leave the pre-Med program at Yale to help people in developing nations.

As their paths cross and uncross, a tale of love, agony, betrayal and growth is woven, transforming two people who've hidden from relationships and love.

This is a stand-alone novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500966379
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2014
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 760,213
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations. She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust.

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Bad Son Rising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Ciara2 More than 1 year ago
To the person who rated this a 1 ... the author posted everywhere the first night that a formatting glitch happened, pulled the file and replaced it. She told readers to please not buy the book until she put new links out.  The glitch   - which was a paragraph in one chapter - was fixed immediately and the manuscript was virtually flawless. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. I really enjoyed reading it. Can't wait for holly's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a treat to read about Zac Moore and him growing up in this story. I also liked how it wasn't too raunchy and more of the romance reflected on Zac and Lily's story. It was heartfelt and honest and appropriate of their ages. It reminded me of how I fell in love in my early 20s. Read this book! It's definitely more satisfying after reading the Needing Moore series. 4.5 stars.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
When I read the title of the book and I thought this book will be about some really bad guy!  Then I started reading the book and again my impression was this about a really bad boy that can’t help himself when it comes to being responsible and staying out of trouble.  He also has a reputation with the ladies of being a one night stand man with no attachments or girlfriends allowed. However, as the story unfolds my first impression is proved to be totally wrong and a new respect begins to evolve for this ‘Bad Son’ that is deserves another look! Zac was the golden boy born with a silver spoon in his mouth and everything a boy could want was his for the asking!   Everything changed for Zac at the age of thirteen when one of his mother’s friends decided that he would make a good boy toy and set about using him for sex.  Confused, feeling used and not good for anything else, Zac became a user.  He used women for sex while keeping them at arm’s length, until the night of his father’s wedding when he found the one woman that he could not live without, Lilly Castillo.   The only problem was that Lilly wouldn’t give him the time of day and walked away from him without looking back. Zac has been kicked out of college and is at a loss to know where to go next.  The disappointment on his father’s face is crushing him and gives him the determination to prove that he is more than a mess up.  When Lilianna’s father visits and expresses his concern about the work she is doing in the Congo, Zac listens intently.  Zac’s father suggest that it would be a good thing if he took off some time from school and went to work with Lilly on the same project.  He would be able to protect her and keep her safe.  Zac agrees to this because he really wants to be near her and it also involves using his area of study, engineering.  Will he finally be able to show Lilly that he is the man for her? Lilly Castillo knows what she wants out of life.  She is attending Yale with a goal to study medicine at John Hopkins when she graduates.  There is no place for a beautiful, trouble maker named Zac Moore.  Regardless of how he makes her feel or how much she wants to get to know him, Zac is not for her.  Two years later when she encounters Zac in the Congo working on the same project that she is her heart once again reaching for him. Is Zac interested in her?  Does he want a relationship with her?  When tragedy strikes will it destroy what could have been?  Has Zac really changed or is he just using her like all the others? Hero: Zac Moore 4.5 stars Heroine: Liliana Castillo 4.5 stars Plot: 4.5 stars Steam level: 4.5 stars Cliffhanger: No Would I recommend this book:  Yes! This book will make you laugh, cry and yet reaffirm that true love really does exists for those that look for it!  A fantastic read for everyone that loves a bad boy that turns into a hero for a good girl. Would I recommend this author:  Yes!  Julie A. Richland writes books that enrich the soul while touching the heart with promise.  Beautifully written stories by a great author! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
MelanieJean More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE fan of Ms. Richman.. I fell in love with the Moore trilogy (hands down - I can say that it's in my top 20 - maybe even the top 10) I loved reading about Zac's dad in the Moore trilogy and now after this book - I love him too! I ,at first, was not a fan of Zac. I actually thought that he was a villian. After being inside his mind, I can say differently. I loved the connection he had with Lily. Beautiful story. I hope there will be Moore books in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 magical stars... Julie A. Richman has a gift, her storytelling has the ability to reach my emotions. I always end up crying for one reason or another because she makes me 'feel' the words, and she touches my heart. She took me on a journey, letting me see into the dark places that made Zac the 'bad son' that was so unlikeable when I first met him in the Needing Moore Series. I've always known that it's necessary to go through things in our lives, good and bad, to end up being the people that we are today. Some paths are more painful than others, and some rewards are worth the pain. And some things just have to be accepted because they can't be changed. Buckle your seat belt, you are about to go on an adventure that will open your mind and your heart as you witness the player who doesn't have relationships, "an expert kisser that had never kissed before", learn to care about someone other than himself...someone that he can't have...or can he?
PatchesST More than 1 year ago
Zac Moore, bad boy. College boy, using women to pass the time away. Side businesses that are going to get him in trouble if found out. Liliana Castillo good heart , helps others even at the risk of her own life. When theses two meet, Zac wants her and he knows she is different from the girls he usually goes for. Liliana see Zac for what he is and wants no part of him. When everything goes south for Zac, he decides he must change , to help he will go to a third world to help others and get Liliana for himself. Nothing goes according to his plan and he must make a choice, stay the same or grow up. This book was delightful! As much as I disliked Zac, watching him grow up and put others first was refreshing. Liliana was a breathe of fresh air. Even with her hang ups she was a very determined young lady, with a spine of steel. The characters were very well developed. The whole story in itself was very well written! 5 Stars Patches
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not meet expectations. Did anyone check for errors prior to publishing? Loved the MAJOR error in the first half of book.