Bad Romeo (The Starcrossed Series #1) (Paperback)
St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250063274, 416pp.
Publication Date: December 23, 2014
While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own…
Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college…then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.
Now they've made it to Broadway where they're reunited as romantic leads once again—and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret—and he's determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it's the things that aren't good for us that are the most irresistible.
Don't miss Leisa Rayven's Bad Romeo, the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online—a story that'll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.
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Praise For Bad Romeo (The Starcrossed Series #1)…
“Leisa Rayven crashes onto the romance scene: laughing, flirting, and just daring us to put Bad Romeo down. I couldn't!” —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard
“An unputdownable debut! Filled with delicious tension that will make your palms sweat, toes curl and heart race.” —Alice Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger
“The perfect combination of hot and hilarious, Bad Romeo is utterly dazzling. I loved it!” —Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of Real
“I gobbled this book up in one sitting. The emotions between the characters were superb. The new hottest book couple!” —Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain
“Bad Romeo delivers perfect romance—emotional, edgy, and illicit. Every page is charged with off-the-charts chemistry. Don’t miss this exciting debut. ” —M. Pierce, bestselling author of the Night Owl Trilogy
“I absolutely LOVED this book. This is a romance that you feel with all your heart and soul. Ethan and Cassie's chemistry was off-the-charts and their connection so intense that it kept my heart racing the whole way through. The writing captured the emotional intensity of their epic love while balancing it out with hilarious scenes that had me laughing out loud, and other scenes that had me fanning myself from the hotness. It was the perfect balance! Absolutely freaking ADORED it. And I can't recommend it highly enough.” —Aesta's Book Blog (5 Stars)
“I loved reading this book. The heroine is infused with the perfect amount of believable hopefulness and charm. She is fully-fleshed out and possesses a sense of humor that is wry and witty…And the hero is perfectly drawn. The reader may want to throttle him for a sizable portion of the text. They will equally want to make out with him. And that dichotomy is perfect for a New Adult hero. He is wonderful and believably bad for her in all the best ways.” —Bibliopunkk (5 out of 5 stars)
“A 100% MUSTREAD. There's drama, angst, humor, and sexy, sexy romance. And that ending… GAH! I wholeheartedly recommend Bad Romeo o those who enjoy contemporary romance with some angst, but the promise of humor and swoons to smooth the way.” —We So Nerdy
“It's part second chance romance, part friends to lovers and part antagonistic romance. The mixture is straight-up perfect. Especially when you add in all the sexual tension. And my god, there was sexual tension.” —Kimberly Fay Reads
“There were times I was swooning and times I was fuming with these two characters through their love-hate-love relationship, and as the plot was building, so was my heart-rate. I swooned, I laughed, and I had those sweet chills up my spine from the intensity of two lovers approaching a second chance at making things right.” —Romantic Reading Escapes
“WOW! This book! There isn't a single thing I didn't like about this amazing, fantastic read. An outstanding debut!” —Beauty and the Beastly Books
“With phenomenal writing, scorching chemistry and a great plot, Bad Romeo is easily one of the best contemporary romances I have ever read! The attraction between the protagonists is so palpable, I could almost taste it. If you like unforgettable romance stories, believe me, you do not want to miss this one!” —Reading Is My Breathing
“With Broken Juliet, Leisa Rayven meets and exceeds the high bar she set in Bad Romeo. It has a fair share of angst and heartbreak, but the dialogue is sprinkled with sharp, witty, absolutely hilarious banter, which assists in giving dimension to the story. Bad Romeo concluded with a cliffhanger, but happily, Broken Juliet ties off the story arcs in fine fashion, leaving this reader very satisfied. What Ethan does to win Cassie back is definitely sigh-worthy - he proves he's the good Romeo she deserves. ;) If you enjoy a heartwarming unique New Adult romance, Broken Juliet is highly recommended. This book and Bad Romeo are keepers.” —USA TODAY Happily Ever After blog
“The chemistry between Cassie and Ethan is red-hot in this contemporary new adult romance, and Rayven certainly has a way with dialogue.” —Booklist