RELEASE DAY BLITZ: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: My Week with the Bad Boy by Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish

Title: My Week with the Bad Boy

Series: My Week, #1

Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog

Cover Model: Joey Berry

Cover Designer: RBA Designs

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 2, 2017

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic fuckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.


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One week…

To write in a peaceful environment

To work through her writer’s block

To finish a deadline

Nowhere in Vada’s plans did it involve lusting over a half-naked man who seems to be nothing but a glorified bad boy or spending a week in the sack with said hot as hell artist after she sees beneath his façade and wants to explore the instant chemistry between them, but that’s exactly what she finds herself doing when she escapes the busyness of her life in order to write all the words she needs to type ‘The End’ for her latest novel, and while the plan for the week still holds true, Vada now has other ‘activities’ to occupy her time away, which could either be the best or the worst thing for Vada and for Ethan because neither of them imagined falling for a complete stranger after only 7 days or the fact that they, specifically Ethan, would have to deal the past in order to commit to a much happier future.

I’m usually not a huge fan of insta-love/lust, but because the writers put a set timeframe on how long their hero and heroine would have in order to explore their feelings for one another, it helped me to understand that the limited days they had together would definitely drive their physical and emotional connection far more rapidly than it would if they had more time to explore the attraction to each other.

Because the story is told in both Vada and Ethan’s perspective, readers learn why both characters act the way that they do and why it’s difficult for them to let go of the stressors in their life and simply enjoy their time together. I do wish readers would have been given a few more insights into all that has made them the people they are today so that a more tangible connection could be made between readers and characters, but it didn’t prevent me from enjoying the story line, especially the times they lost themselves in one another’s bodies because that’s when they seemed to speak to each other, indicating their feelings without uttering a single word.

My Week with the Bad Boy is a fast-paced and sexy story that illustrates just how fast and easy it is to become addicted to someone despite the obstacles and limited timeframe. What Vada and Ethan shared during their week together led them to live their life a bit differently and the Epilogue provides readers with so much needed insight in order to feel like there was a chance for one week to turn into forever.

4 Poison Apples

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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA TodayBestselling Duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 6-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and naps. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.

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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing with Brooke as Kennedy Fox, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.

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