Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3)

Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3)

by Katee Robert
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Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3) by Katee Robert

A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Katee Robert.

Jake Davis had it all in high school—a scholarship to his college of choice, a promising football career, and the gorgeous prom queen for a girlfriend. And then he lost it all when he was injured right after graduation. Ten years later, he’s mostly made his peace with that, and now runs a company that provides women with dates for special events. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the ex who left him in the dust needs a fake boyfriend for their high school reunion…

Jessica Jackson used to be the mean girl to end all mean girls. But life didn’t turn out like she’d thought it would, and now she’s twenty-eight, single, and works as an insurance agent to A-listers instead of being the A-lister like she’d always dreamed. She can’t go back to her home town and admit just how thoroughly she’s failed, so she lets her friends set her up with a fake date for the reunion.

The second Jessica realizes that her fake date is Jake, she tries to call the whole thing off. The problem is the chemistry between them is even hotter now than it was when they were teenagers. Against her better judgment she lets herself get drawn into Jake’s arms again—and into his bed. But time doesn’t heal all wounds—sometimes, it actually makes them worse—and if Jessica and Jake can’t learn to forgive each other, their second chance might not last the weekend.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154272565
Publisher: Katee Robert
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Bad Boy Homecoming , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 21,895
File size: 2 MB

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Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
CoffeeGoddessTK 5 months ago
Who says that you can't go home again? In the case of former mean girl and prom queen Jessica Jackson, returning to her home in Texas means facing the music in a big way. Going back to Catfish Creek for her high school reunion in order to mend some fences and show her former classmates how much she's changed is what Jessica needs to do to move on with her life. She's also determined to show them that she's doing just fine, thank you very much, and with the help of Diamond Dates, she'll be able to do just that. Jake Davis was the golden boy in high school. MVP, destined for the pros, prom queen on his arm...but it all went up in flames, and Jake was left with none of the above. But you can't keep a good man down, and Jake has made a successful life for himself as the head honcho at Diamond Dates. When a request for an escort to his very own high school reunion comes from one Jessica Jackson, there's no way that Jake is letting it slip through his fingers. Because he and Jessie have some unfinished business... Katee Robert hasn't written a book that I don't truly enjoy. Her reads are full of pop and sizzle, and satisfy at every level. PROM QUEEN, part of the Bad Boy Homecoming series, is a short and not-so-sweet trip down memory lane. The chemistry between Jake and Jessica is still as strong as ever, and while Jessie would be happy to overlook their spark, Jake is having none of it. He's bound and determined to rekindle the flame, and to help Jessie see that bygones can indeed be bygones, and help her see the good in herself. For being a shorter read, PROM QUEEN manages to titillate and gratify quite nicely. There is plenty of heat, but there is also a nice rounding out of characters, and resolution at every turn. All of this makes PROM QUEEN an easy 4.5-star read for me, and one that lovers of Katee and of romance should definitely add to their TBR.
beckymmoe 6 months ago
Prom Queen almost makes me wish I'd gone to my ten-year reunion. But just almost. Let's not get crazy here...after all, there was no Jake at my high school. Plenty of Karlys and Leahs, but no Jakes. But I digress... Katee Robert has given us a fun, fast, and sexy second chance romance in the 3rd installment of the Bad Boy Homecoming series. It worked just fine as a standalone, though Jessica's brother Drew is part of a bit of a scene in this one, which immediately made me go look for his book ( Trouble Trouble , which I will be reading soon) and of course the classmate that Jake meets in a bar at one point has his own book too (Travis in Rock Star )...so, yeah. They're standalones cleverly written to make you want to read all of them. I see what they did there. But if they're all like this one--fun, flirty second chance romances--I can't say I really mind all that much. Prom Queen was a great way to start off my summer reading! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LightningCityBookReview 7 months ago
"Prom Queen" has an intriguing storyline based on reputations and things not being what they appear. Katee Robert whips up an engaging couple with a complex history with a present tip toeing around a ticking secret. The Heroine's an intricate character, a recovering "Mean Girl" seeking redemption. Jessie was cruel and uppity during high school but only her ex-boyfriend Jake knew the reason. Afraid she's going to be tarred and feathered by bitter classmates at her ten year reunion. So Jessie feels she needs buffer. Her roommate books a "fake boyfriend" from a company that provides event escorts; not the "happy ending" kind. Jessie hopes the "fake boyfriend" will shield her from the high school boyfriend who's heart she broke cruelly. Unfortunately the professional dating site's owned by Jake and he decides to personally be her "faux boyfriend" for the reunion. Katee Roberts add a sexy and romantic entry into the Bad Boy Homecoming series with "Prom Queen". Jessie and Jake are complex, compelling as well as charming. The storyline is rich and the sexy fun times extremely satisfying for this small novel format. My only problem is that the ending felt rather abrupt. But everyone always loves an Epilogue and when one isn't there it makes a reader awful sad. Despite the tidy bow "Prom Queen" has the feel of a full and rich storyline. Thankfully it doesn't leave you in the lurch regarding spicy and steamy sex. As usual Katee Robert delivers making this installment one of the best in the Bad Boy Homecoming series. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-209 This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 7 months ago
Does the “Mean Girl” get a second chance? Jessica Jackson was the Prom Queen, Homecoming Queen and head cheerleader. She was dating Jake, the guy most likely to make it to the NFL. When he got injured she bailed and headed for the California coast. Now it is ten years later and she is determined to make amends. But that doesn’t mean it is going to be easy. I thoroughly enjoyed this second chance romance. It was nice to see the other side of the “mean girl” and to know that the high school characters can and do change.
KSP91301 7 months ago
Prom Queen is all about second chances. Jessica Jackson, once the prom queen and class mean-girl at Catfish Creek High, reluctantly agrees to attend her 10 year class reunion to make amends to all those she wronged before leaving town after graduation. That includes Jake, the longtime boyfriend she left behind when his promising future was sidelined. Naturally things don't go well or as expected. Mostly because of the inspired, slightly devious way Jessica and Jake are reunited. (Insert author's satisfied smirk here.) All goes downhill from there, but it's worth suffering the hateful behavior of her former classmates and family to witness she and Jake get their HEA. There aren't many flashbacks of Jessica in mean-girl action, so it's hard to imagine her in that role. The author usually pens strong, confident heroines. Having one so unsure of herself is a bit unnerving, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about that. Jake himself isn't the arrogant hero Robert is known for, so he and Jessica are pretty evenly matched. I love the premise of this connected series. It's unique, intriguing, and leaves room for all manner of twists and turns. Prom Queen is an enjoyable read, even if it does bring back high school memories best forgotten. It has appearances by at least three main characters from two of the other books, which makes me anxious to discover their stories. I've pre-ordered and am waiting for release day. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 3.75 stars
2kasmom 7 months ago
This is the 3rd book in the Bad Boy Homecoming series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading in order. Jessica gets talked into going to her 10 year reunion. She knows if she goes back she will take a lot of crap, she was a horrible person in high school. She fears what she has to face. You can't go back, can you? Jake cannot believe his luck. The love of his life suddenly needs a date to their reunion. If he can stand to be around her without touching her maybe it will be okay. If not, they have a lot of time to make up for. The sparks are flyin'! This book was just as sexy and sweet as I was hoping. Never failed by this author to have a treat to read. This series is also a hot and yet sweet joy to read. Makes me sad I missed my reunion. I truly love second chance stories and this just hit the spot! ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
Alyssa75 8 months ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Prom Queen by Katee Robert Book Three of the Bad Boy Homecoming series Publication Date: June 27, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley Official Summary: A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new erotic romance from NYT Bestselling Author Katee Robert. Jake Davis had it all in high school—a scholarship to his college of choice, a promising football career, and the gorgeous prom queen for a girlfriend. And then he lost it all when he was injured right after graduation. Ten years later, he’s mostly made his peace with that, and now runs a company that provides women with dates for special events. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the ex who left him in the dust needs a fake boyfriend for their high school reunion… Jessica Jackson used to be the mean girl to end all mean girls. But life didn’t turn out like she’d thought it would, and now she’s twenty-eight, single, and works as an insurance agent to A-listers instead of being the A-lister like she’d always dreamed. She can’t go back to her home town and admit just how thoroughly she’s failed, so she lets her friends set her up with a fake date for the reunion. The second Jessica realizes that her fake date is Jake, she tries to call the whole thing off. The problem is the chemistry between them is even hotter now than it was when they were teenagers. Against her better judgment she lets herself get drawn into Jake’s arms again—and into his bed. But time doesn’t heal all wounds—sometimes, it actually makes them worse—and if Jessica and Jake can’t learn to forgive each other, their second chance might not last the weekend. What I Liked: At first glance, this doesn't look like a book for me. I typically don't read or like second-chance romances, though this year I have read more second-chance romance novels than I think I ever have, in my life. Second-chance romances are usually really angst-ridden and filled with hurt, so I like to avoid them. But I adore Katee Robert - she is one of my favorite adult romance authors - so I knew I would be reading this book, regardless of the romance trope. I ended up enjoying the book! The story starts with Jessie's roommates talking her into going to her ten-year high school reunion. They know she doesn't want to go alone, due to how terrible of a person she was back in high school, so they "buy" her a date who will be by her side but won't be doing anything else. What Jessie doesn't know is that her ex-boyfriend, Jake Davis, is the creator and owner of that company. When Jake sees Jessie's application, he decides to be the one to be Jessie's date. She doesn't know he is the owner, and she is very surprised to see him waiting for her at the airport. With a day left before the reunion, the pair decides to go through with the arrangement, especially since Jessie will need all the help she can get at the reunion. But the chemistry between them hasn't diminished in the ten years they've been broken up, and they'll have to decide if this reunion weekend is enough. I'll start with Jake because he is the best part of this book! He was a football star in high school, but a car crash left him injured in the shoulder and so he didn't get drafted or play ball in college. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Nicolerko 8 months ago
I normally won't read a book with the heroine who was the "mean girl" in high school, but I'm a huge fan of Katee Robert so I knew she would dot this book justice. I was proved right! I instantly liked Jessica. Getting inside her head and realizing why she acted she did years ago makes her easily redeemable. Now going to the ten year high school reunion and facing those she treated not so well is a nightmare, but that's what she's going to do. Now enter he ex high school sweetheart whose heart she crushed at one of his lowest moments. Things are about to get very interesting.
Rhondaz 8 months ago
Prom Queen (Bad Boy Homecoming, #3). This is a fun sexy read that has you turning pages. Jake and Jessica get a second chance in this Bad Boy Homecoming series. I enjoyed their story and this is the second book in the series I have read and they are great. I highly recommend this book and series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.
MJHughes12 8 months ago
3.5 Stars Any story by Katee Robert is guaranteed to bring heat and heart and Prom Queen was no exception. This second chance love story was wrapped up in redemption and forgiveness and quickly drew me in. I really liked Jessica. She has definitely had a rough childhood, but she knows now that it doesn’t entirely excuse her mean girl behavior in high school. She’s been trying to be a better person and has found a wonderful support system in her two best friends out on the west coast. Coming home for her high school reunion isn’t something she wants to do, but she knows if she wants to move forward with her life she needs to head home and not just seek forgiveness from others, but also seek forgiveness from herself. Jake was faced with not only an injury that took away any hope at a professional football career, but also with losing the one person he thought would be by his side while he recovered. He’s never forgiven Jessica for leaving him or truly gotten over her, so when he sees a chance to get close to her again and, yeah, maybe also get a little bit of revenge, he totally takes it. Of course he doesn’t count on his heart getting in the way of his plans. Jake and Jessica have a lot of issues to work out, but their attraction to one another certainly isn’t one of them! These two couldn’t be near each other without the sparks going off, but unfortunately a quick roll in the hay is not going to erase the pain and heartbreak of the past. All in all, this was a fun read that delivered everything I love in a Katee Robert book – plenty of heat and lots of heart. It did seem a bit rushed at the end and I would have liked to have had just a little bit more of what happens next (one of the drawbacks of a novella!), but overall this book delivered a great story that has me looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
MoniqueD 8 months ago
Katee Robert and mean girls? I was sold even without having read the blurb in its entirety. Few authors write larger than life characters better than Ms. Robert, and the least I can say is that she did not disappoint. Jessica Jackson was the meanest of the mean girls in high school, she always thought she was better than everyone else, but the years she spent later on in LA took her down several notches. It’s now her high school ten-year reunion, and she doesn’t want to go, she doesn’t want to face all the people she realised she hurt all those years ago. Karma has a way of getting back to you, doesn’t it? Her friends Brooklyn and Cora convince Jessica to go, but she doesn’t even have a date, so they procured her one from the Diamond Dates website. What they don’t know is the owner of the company is Jake Davis, whom Jessica loved and dumped when his football career came to an abrupt end. Jake, having access to the data, finagled himself as Jessica’s date. While he doesn’t want to humiliate her, a little revenge won’t hurt. Prom Queen was not at all what I expected, and it is fantastic. Katee Robert’s skills at character building and development border on genius, and never has it been more obvious than here. Jake and Jessica are exceptionally well fleshed out, there is so much more than I anticipated behind the surface. Watching Jake and Jessica, individually and together, is positively riveting, how their present evolves, how their past defines them, and even though they want to, they have no idea how they could possibly recapture the love that was once theirs. Prom Queen is a powerful, emotional, intense, gripping, and mesmerizing story that put me through the wringer, and I wouldn’t change a word of this amazing story. The sex scenes are also desperately erotic. PROM QUEEN is a magnificent story, which demonstrates Katee Robert’s staggering storytelling skills, as well as her astonishing writing, which might be her best to date. PROM QUEEN is a triumph, and Katee Robert again demonstrates what an amazing writer she is with this unforgettable story. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Lashea677 8 months ago
Prom Queen is one of those narratives that inspires lust, humor and thought provoking commentary. Katee Robert definitely knows what it means to make a statement. Just like Jake and Jessica, we all have our make or break moments. Some are terrifying, others are heartbreaking and then there are the ones that can lead to something wonderful. Jake's life defining moment left him broken, bruised and with no where to go but up. It was a long hard road but it lead the boy football star to make some real grown up decisions. Jessica's life changing moment took a lot longer but boy was it a doozy. The high school it girl with the mean spirit and the uppity attitude, now needs the help of the boy she carelessly cast aside. Payback is a *****. Ms. Robert uses realistic situations, smart dialogue and great characters to get her point across.