Title: Bailey & The Bad Boy (Scandalous Series #1)
Author: R. Linda
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Format: Ebook (Kindle Unlimited)
I enjoyed this book. It was a bit cliché in some ways but it didn’t make me want to throw it out the window. It was cute, and the characters were developed enough that I cared to find out what happened.
The main plot is that Bailey, a 17-year-old high school student, has recently been dumped by her seemingly perfect boyfriend. During a road trip planned before the breakup, she finds her boyfriend making out with her seemingly perfect best friend. Obviously Chace & Christina were not as perfect as Bailey thought.
Along comes Ryder, a boy who used to be Chace’s best friend. He offers to be her fake boyfriend to piss her ex off. She eventually accepts, and finds herself re-evaluating a lot of people in her life, including herself. As always, hijinks and drama ensue.
My main issues with this novel were the setting inconsistencies. At one point it is mentioned that it is based in California. However, the main characters have a 2 month “summer” vacation over Christmas. Given the Author is in fact from Australia, it makes more sense to pretend I just never saw the mention of California. I also don’t see how teenagers can just disappear from school as much as these kids seem to. Cutting out of their classes with seemingly no consequences for that. The one character leaves for a month. At my high school, you’d be risking being held back and repeating the grade.
I also think that is a bit idealistic, but that’s okay. I plan on reading the next book, Indie & The brothers Best Friend next. We will see if it continues to be enjoyable. I did not have that experience with the Holiday HIgh series I started to read/review earlier this year (hence why only one got reviewed in the end).
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