How to Seduce a Bad Boy

How to Seduce a Bad Boy

by Traci Douglass

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ISBN-13: 9781640637283
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/14/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 97,180
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Traci is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her stories feature sizzling heroes full of dark humor, quick wits, and major attitudes, and heroines who are smart and tenacious and always give as good as they get. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and she loves animals, chocolate, coffee, hot British actors, and sarcasm—not necessarily in that order.

Connect with her through her website: www.tracidouglass.net

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How to Seduce a Bad Boy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 5 days ago
Traci Douglas is a new author to me. This was a fun, entertaining and read; a friends to lovers story. Melody Bryant is determined to loose her virginity and she has just the man to help her in her quest, Adam Foster. Well if she can convince him that is. Adam is her older brother’s best friend. The fact that Mel has been in love with Adam for years does not help as Adam believes that he is not good enough for her. Coerced into helping Mel with her complete makeover, Adam has no idea what he is in for. I liked the characters of Mel and Adam and the story flowed well. Although at times I felt that the story was a little slow, this was a sweet romance that had me smiling and overall it was enjoyable.
beckymmoe 5 days ago
How to Seduce a Bad Boy is a cute and sweet older-brother's-best-friend romance between the town librarian and an Army vet, and the first in the author's new Point Beacon series. The characters were fun to root for, and the setting was charming. Overall I enjoyed this one, and will definitely be looking for future series books. But...Melody was a little *too* stereotypical librarian, IMHO--and her image was magically "fixed" with a makeover, haircut, and shopping trip that suddenly had men falling all over her. That totally happens, right? ;) (Personally, I was more of a fan of her after-after look, when she blended the new with the old and made her own "new" Melody.) I also was really not a fan of her brother and Adam getting together and deciding that it was going to be okay for them to date--Adam and Melody, not Adam and James--because, hello, someone important is missing from that discussion, gentlemen... Those two issues aside, though, this was a fun read from a new-to-me author who I'll definitely read more from in the future! Rating: 4 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks 5 days ago
How to Seduce a Bad Boy is a cute, fast read that ends with an HEA but leaves a less than satisfied reader. The story revolves around Adam rejecting Melody because she is his best friend's younger sister and his upbringing makes him feel undeserving of love and incapable of feeling it. Melody, for whatever reason, has no confidence and is incapable of getting past the first date with a guy. She devises a plan to make Adam help her remake herself and learn how to attract a man, but all the while plans to seduce him herself (all the while knowing he "doesn't do love") It sounds like the beginnings of a fun, sweet romance but I felt like there was an emotional depth that was missing. It was very repetitive and made the characters seem fixated on their issues like it was the end of the world. I didn't feel as though I could connect with the characters because everything that happened in their lives circled back to that fact that they wanted to be together, but didn't feel like it was possible for their own reasons. And their reasons ranged between superficial and unbelievable. I didn't get the sense that they truly grew over the course of the novel, yet somehow it all works out for them. *ARC provided in consideration for review*
ytcruz 5 days ago
This is the first book by this author I have read, and I must say, I loved it. Melody Bryant is approaching her 25th birthday. She’s a librarian, only has disastrous first dates, and dresses like an older woman. But now she has decided it’s time to make changes. Adam Foster is the town’s bad boy, now a hometown hero after returning from Afghanistan where he served with James, Melody’s brother, and is also his business partner. Melody and Adam have known each other since they were kids and she’s been crushing on him forever. So when she decides she needs lessons on how to get a man , she chooses Adam as her teacher. Needless to say, that’s when things get and complicated. The plot was engaging from the start, and the characters well developed. The story was at times heartbreaking but also heartwarming. Especially when we learn about Adam’s childhood and his belief of not being good enough and unlovable. Will they find their HEA or will the past and loyalties to her family hinder that happiness? I am looking forward to what else the author has in store for us. Hoping that James and Lily get their story. I was entrusted a copy of this book by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing. The opinions expressed are solely my own
Linda__ 5 days ago
Loved this book! Melody thinks she'll be a spinster crazy cat lady librarian.....at the ripe old age of 25, so she propositions her brother's best friend, Adam, to help her change her style and her life. Adam has always been attracted to Melody, but as the town's resident bad boy and her brother's best friend, he's stayed away. When Melody put him on the spot, he said no, but then was afraid of what trouble she'd get into if she propositioned someone else... This is the typical brother's best friend and younger sister trope, however it was very well written and so entertaining that I didn't care that it was predictable. Melody thinking she'd be a spinster at 25 made me want to throttle her and tell her to take her time, but it worked for the story. I loved the self discovery that Melody experienced and how her relationship with Adam developed. If you enjoy the genre, you will love this book. This is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last, as I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
MaryJoMI 2 days ago
Melody is a successful woman being the librarian but she finds herself in a rut. She is 24 and still a virgin and she desperately wants to change this status by her next birthday in a few short weeks. Her ideal candidate is Adam, her brother’s best friend. Her friend Lilly helps her realize that she needs a makeover. Even though Melody loves how she dresses, it doesn’t inspire a great romance with her more conservative look. Now, I love that Melody approaches Adam and asks for his help. Adam has always noticed Melody but since she is his best friend’s brother, he would never date her. When she asks him for help to lose her virginity, well, it is pretty priceless and puts him on alert. The thought of someone else being with Melody doesn’t sit right with him. I love the natural connection these two share, especially as Adam takes her for her makeover and shopping. There are many sweet moments between these two and Melody finds a new part of herself as she embraces the changes. Now, will Adam be willing to break the ‘code’ and admit how he really feels for Melody? I had fun with this couple and enjoyed their sexy flirtation. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
Sailon 4 days ago
How to Seduce a Bad Boy was a fun, entertaining, and interesting twist for falling for your best friends sister...with a uniquely choreographed plot to win the man she's always loved. Douglass has created a contemporary romance that provides a marvelous book-cation. I received this ARC copy How to Seduce a Bad Boy from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Bliss. This is my honest and voluntary review.
ReadYourWrites 4 days ago
Traci Douglass is a new to me author. I’m happy to say I have found a new author to read. How to Seduce a Bad Boy was definitely an enjoyable read. The story combines two of my favorite troupes, best-friend/sibling and friends-to-lovers. The result is a sweet romance with likeable characters and the start of a new series. Melody Bryant is the epitome of prim-and-proper. The twenty-four-year-old is the local librarian. She rocks twinsets and pearls like she’s someone’s grandmother. She even has a cat that she carries on conversations with. By all accounts, she seems to be happy. Melody would be over the moon if her dating life wasn’t in the toilet. After yet another disastrous date, Melody is ready to shake things up. She vows to be a different person by her birthday, and that includes losing her v-card. When Melody hears the roar of a Softail Fatboy, she knows just the person to turn her from prim-and-proper to a bad girl. “Let Project Seduce Adam Foster begin.” Adam Foster has served his country and gained a little respect from the good people of Point Beacon, Indiana. Now this Army vet is back and starting up a new auto repair business with his best friend James Bryant, Melody's older brother. James is still in Afghanistan and since Adam arrived home before him, he asks Adam to look after Melody and his family until he returns. When Melody asks Adam to help her ruin her reputation, he knows he should stay away. But not wanting her to be taken advantage of he agrees. Over the course of helping Melody change her appearance and gain confidence in social settings, Adam’s resolve starts to waiver. Soon, Melody is even more in love with Adam and he's kicking himself for having his own feelings. When their secret fling is discovered, the two are going to have to decide if being together is worth risking everything. I'm a huge Entangled Publishing fan and I read various imprints from them. Their Brazen line is spicy and tends to be open door. I found How to Seduce a Bad Boy to have a Brazen feel, but without the bad words or dirty talk. For me, this was a sweet Brazen book. Melody, Adam, and the secondary characters are great and easy to like. Melody and Adam seem to see more in each other than those around them do. When you talk about love completing you, that’s so true of these two. They are already good people, but when they are together, their goodness shows. I liked that the story ended with the potential to see Melody and Adam in future books. In fact, I’m envisioning this being at least a three book series. The four people I see making up the future two couples are definitely going to be fun to watch. **Received a copy of the book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**
TerryL56 4 days ago
Melody is the town's librarian and a 25 year-old virgin. Adam is the town's bad boy who's been fighting oversees for the past 8 years ... and he's Melody's older brother's best friend. Adam was asked to watch out for Melody till her brother got back from his tour of duty. But when Melody asks Adam to help her with a makeover so that she can get a man, he may not be able to keep his promise. This is a sweet older brother's best friend/little sister romance. But I just couldn't connect with the characters and there were absolutely no surprises in the plot. I was good, but I just found it very typical . I received an ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
MarijaL 4 days ago
Interesting, fun, entertaining story about falling for the best friend's sister. I simply enjoyed reading it from the start till the end. I loved the plot and characters Melody Bryant and Adam Foster, local librarian and ex military now working in auto shop bad boy. It is a perfect story to pass the holidays during this snowy and cold weather. I am looking forward of reading the next books written by this author.
Laura_F 5 days ago
This was my first book by this author and it definitely won't be the last. I need to read more of the Victory Vets!! Mel has a birthday coming up and with Adam now home from his last tour overseas, she's ready to recruit him for her improvement project. Restyle herself and finally lose her V-card. With the guy who turned her down before he left 8 years ago. I loved these two together. They balance each other so perfectly but they also push each other to be more than others think they are. I loved the other characters introduced in this story and I can't wait to see what comes next. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Darlene491 5 days ago
How To Seduce A Bad Boy is the first in Traci Douglass new series called Victory Vets and is available starting today, January 14th. The premise of this series is a group of Army vets arriving home, starting new lives and finding love. Victory Vets also happens to be the name of the auto garage the vets started and/or work for. Never having read any of Ms Douglass previous work, I wasn't sure what to expect. Sure the title and description reeled me in but I had no idea what I was getting into. It's a nice story that hit a little too close to home for me. Melody "Mel" Bryant is the only, she thinks, 24 year old virgin in Point Beacon, Indiana. She might be right. Mel may be stunning but...she's a librarian, dresses like Mrs. Cleaver in 1950, and owns a cat. First dates don't lead to second dates. She feels dependable, predictable, boring, and invisible. For those of us not popular, not head cheerleader types, this stings. Wondering why your friend, but not you, attracts men who buy drinks and want to dance. Oh yes, it stings. Mel decides that if she wants to be an un-virgin by her next birthday she needs an overhaul. Her BFF agrees, makes her a hair/makeup appointment and then flakes at the last minute. The plan must continue, cannot be derailed. There's only one thing to do, one person she wants to help her, her girlhood hearts desire. Adam Foster is her brothers best friend. He was always around when they were kids and Mel's crushed on him forever. She tried to lose the v card to him 8 years ago but he said no and joined the Army. Way to feel special, not. She works up the nerve to ask Adam for help and manages to talk him into it. If he doesn't want her surely someone will. Adam does want Mel, always has, but she's James little sister. He can't ruin his friendship, can't screw up the business they started together. Mel is driving him crazy but he must resist as long as possible. That's about a week. Adam is sure disaster lies ahead but jumps in with both feet anyway. Their story is sweet and relatable. A wallflower who doesn't know how attractive she really is, how to flirt and can't find out from a book. A bad boy with a bad reputation trying to live it down and forge a new, good life for himself. These two deserve a happily ever after and you'll want it for them too. Thanks to Netgalley for providing an ARC. Receiving a free book ARC is a privilege and one I enjoy. Being able to share my opinion is a pleasure. Both are free and without obligation. Happy reading. #Netgalley #victoryvets #TraciDouglass #HowToSeduceABadboy
astroyic 5 days ago
Get Ready To Laugh, Swoon & Fall In Love! Yowza! Loved this Charming, Entertaining and Sexy Romance. I Love this trope and they never fail to make me swoon. This is the first Traci Douglass story that I have read and I can’t wait to read more, more, more. Poor Melody she has always been the good girl, and dressing like an old June Cleaver hasn’t helped her situation. But every man in town, just doesn’t measured up to Mel’s crush, her big brother’s best friend Adam, the towns’ bad boy, who was too wild, too reckless, and too poor. But he left town eight years ago, after he turned her down. But after two tours of duty he is back and is in business with her brother running Victory Vets Body Shop and Repair. Adam has always been attracted to Mel but she was always to good for him, besides her brother and his best friend, James, will kill him if he gets involved with her. So when Mel asks for his help to give her the male perspective with a make over he says no, but Mel just doesn’t give up until he gives in. And when Mel and her friend Lily pulls out all the stops, Adam can’t take his eyes off her. As Mel and Adam work on her flirtation skills and her conversation for dates, Adam starts to fall. But when she talks about ruining her reputation and getting rid of her v-card before her twenty-fifth birthday with another man, he only sees green with envy. And is not about to let that happen. Will these two finally realize they are great for each other? What will happen when her brother finds out what they are up to? You will need to read this witty, charming,, entertaining and sexy romance to find out! YUMMM.... Loved it! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lorizen 5 days ago
I loved this story! Best and one of my favorite tropes, brother's best friend, quiet sister who's got a serious crush, a splash of second chance romance, stir and relish this book! Meet Melody the quiet librarian who dresses the part who has zero luck in the dating department and when her brother's best friend Adam returns home from his deployment she sees an opportunity to have him teach her how to cut loose and bring out that inner bad girl that she thinks might be in there somewhere. I'm laughing as I write this... it really is a great story. Adam is reluctant of course. The whole best friend/sister thing and Adam really feels he isn't good enough for Mel. While the plot's been done before, I still loved this. The inner dialogue of Mel, the chemistry between Adam and Mel was smoking, well written, a fun, easy read. Add to that Mel's friend Lily who was quite the character and Mel's brother. Fantastic read. Totally 5 stars. arc from NetGalley and Entangled for an honest review.
Bette313 5 days ago
This sweet romance was cute and fun to read. Melody Bryant is the town good girl and she's sick of it. Sure she may be a librarian and likes her world orderly and neat but that doesn't mean she doesn't want to have a little fun. Being a twenty four year old virgin with no prospects in sight has her coming up with a crazy plan. Adam Foster may be her best friends brother but he's still the only guy who has ever tempted her. After turning down her advances in the past he owes her so who better than Adam to teach her everything she needs to know about seducing a man? Let the fun times begin! I highly recommend this one.
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RomanceNovelGiveaways 5 days ago
Such a cute and inspiring story! While the premise of the book was about Mel changing who she was in order to "land a man," I liked how Adam also morphed into the man he became by the end of the book. Mel and Adam were each self-deprecating enough to be believable. Because, hey, who doesn't acknowledge their own flaws? I admired Adam's devotion to his friends and family, and I really felt for him being caught having to decide between what was best for him and what everyone else expected of him. I also admired Mel's bravery at wanting to do a 180 with her life. Her excitement and apprehension along the way were wonderful to read! On a side note, the internal monologues of Mel and Adam, respectively, about how wrong they were for each other or how they couldn't be together, etc. got a tad exhausting at times, repeated too often and a bit overkill, in my opinion. But, the repetition certainly did its job in the final part of the book leading up to Mel's birthday party. I was an emotional wreck dying to see what happened and how Mel and Adam resolved everything! No spoilers here! This was the first book of Traci's I've read, and I really did enjoy this clean romance! I am VERY much looking forward to reading what I hope is the next book about James and Lilly! (I was given this book in consideration of my honest thoughts)