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Once Upon a Bad Boy: A Sometimes in Love Novel (Mass Market)

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This is book number 3 in the Sometimes in Love series.


Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

The Sometimes in Love series is:

“Playful, passionate, and positively unputdownable!”
New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

“Witty, sexy...Melonie Johnson is an addictive new voice in contemporary romance.” New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—enjoys sipping cocktails that start with the letter m. Declared a “writer to watch” by Kirkus and a “fizzy, engrossing new voice” by Entertainment Weekly, her smart funny contemporary romances include Too Good to Be Real and her award-winning Sometimes in Love debut series: Getting Hot with the Scot, Smitten by the Brit, and Once Upon a Bad Boy. A former high school English and Theatre teacher, she spends her days in her Star Wars office, dreaming up meet cutes. She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, their two redhead daughters, and one very large dog.

Praise For…

"Another deftly scripted romance novel by Melonie Johnson, 'Once Upon A Bad Boy' is a true and compulsive page turner of a read from cover to cover." -- Midwest Book Review

"An emotional and steamy contemporary romance." -- Fresh Fiction

"A celebration of choice and of a woman’s right to determine the direction her life takes. Sadie models that strength in how she lived her past, how she handles her present and how she builds a new future with Bo." -- BookPage

"Johnson delivers a wonderfully romantic and deeply satisfying love story with endearing characters and lighthearted humor, while deftly delving into relevant issues with compassion and gravity." -- Frolic

"A lovely second chance romance novel that is sure to sweep you off your feet … I highly recommend Once Upon a Bad Boy to anyone who loves steamy romance novels with depth.” -- Lovely Loveday

"Once Upon a Bad Boy is both a heart-breaking and heart-warming story readers will enjoy." -- Romance Reviews Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250193070
ISBN-10: 1250193079
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Sometimes in Love