Review of Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Posted December 23, 2014 by Karen in Book Recommendation, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review of Bad Romeo by Leisa RayvenBad Romeo by Leisa Rayven
Also by this author: Broken Juliet
Series: Starcrossed #1
Also in this series: Broken Juliet
Published by MacMillian, St. Martin's Griffin on December 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 403
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1250063272

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When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan's romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they're forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they'll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

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~Karen Ponders~

Are you looking for an angst riddled book with enough drama to keep you up all night?  Then I have the book for you, the debut novel Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven. OMG this book had enough emotional twists and turns, for me not to know if I was coming or going.  I was totally exhausted when I was done reading this book.  Ms. Rayven not only put her character’s through the emotional wringer, but pulled me along for the ride.  I felt dazed and confused as I shut the book on the last page.

The story revolves around two characters Cassie (Juliet) and Ethan (Romeo). They just happen to be actors, and their universe has collided not once, but twice.  The course of true love is not smooth, I felt like I was inside of a Shakespearean play or a Greek Tragedy.   I honestly could not decide which one would be better, those Greeks always did like a twist the knife tale. But look at how the original Romeo and Juliet ended up.  YIKES!!!  Ummm…. for the record I did think the Ethan was arrogant, and at times he rubbed me the wrong way.  But, then again, I found  Shakespearean Romeo had his own agenda and rubbed me the wrong way too.    So if you love bad boys who are mercurial and love stories that are volatile and emotionally charged, then this is a book for you.

The questions that kept popping up in my head as I read were… Should love be bad for you? Should it hurt this darn much?

Be warned, this book does not have a neat ending as the second book, Broken Juliet, is due out April 28, 2015.

Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me.

Broken Juliet

Broken Juliet[1]

Some loves never let you go…Cassie swore she’d never forgive Ethan for breaking her heart when they were in acting school years ago. He was her one great love, and when he refused to love her back, a part of her died forever…or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Finally he’s able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago…but can she believe him? Has he really changed, and what makes this time different from all his other broken promises?The answer lies somewhere in the past, and now the truth will come to light. Will Cassie rediscover what it’s like to be trusting and open again—the way she was before Ethan? Or is it too late for these star-crossed lovers?Don’t miss this mesmerizing final chapter in the Bad Romeo duet, the unforgettable love story that captured the hearts of over two million fans online.


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About Leisa Rayven

Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured
throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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