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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Mira Lyn Kelly, DIRTY BAD BOY: A Fake Fiance Romance is a sexy, fun, sparks flying standalone in the Back To You series of second chance love stories.
“Another winner from Mira Lyn Kelly, this enemies-to-lovers, best friend’s little sister romance hits all the right notes!” – Kate Meader, USA Today bestselling author of the Chicago Rebels series
DIRTY BAD BOY: A Fake Fiance Romance By Mira Lyn Kelly (November 13th)
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I’m not a total dick…
Most days, I’m a damned decent guy. Just not around my buddy’s sister.
She’s sexy as sin, sharp as hell, and she’s also the lush little harpy who’s been rubbing me wrong since we were kids.
I don’t want to do her a favor…
If it had been any other damsel in distress looking to shake some unwanted attention, I’d have been the perfect fake boyfriend for all of five minutes.
But Laurel brings out the bastard in me, and five minutes hardly seemed enough time to make her squirm.
She wants to one-up me, and I want to win…
But maybe I need a favor too.
All I need is a single guy chivalrous enough to play the part of my boyfriend for five minutes…
Half of Chicago calls Belfast their favorite bar, and there’s already a good crowd. But two-thirds of the way through the main room and I don’t know a soul. How is that possible?
I jump from face to face, searching as my stomach turns.
Recognition in the form of: Oh no. No. Not him. Anyone but him.
But it’s definitely him.
I recognize the blade-straight nose, the chiseled cheekbones over a square-cut jaw. And that mouth. Soft and full, it shouldn’t fit with a face as masculine as his, but those lips have been distracting my girlfriends and making my classmates swoony since the seventh grade.
There’s a leanness to the strong angles of his face that wasn’t there in high school, and as much as I hate to admit it, it looks good.
Jack Hastings. Bane of my existence. It would have to be him. And, of course, he’s single.
Steely-gray eyes clash with mine, and the air leaks from my lungs on an F-bomb my parents would call classless.
The guy hates me. It’s there in his eyes, just the way it’s been since we were six years old. But I know for a fact he can hide it so well that there was a time when, briefly, even I didn’t know better.
I start across the bar, my smile straining at maniacal proportions.
“Hi, guys,” I sing out, giving everyone a cursory wave as I close in on Jack, whose obvious confusion would be spectacular if the whole point of this charade wasn’t to sell my coworker on a relationship that doesn’t exist.
Reaching his side, I press in close, then closer still, so my arm is looped around his broad shoulders. “Jack, sweetie, didn’t see you at first.” Shooting him a pleading look, I motion behind me. “Remember me telling you about Clarence from work?”
Jack’s one of the smartest guys I know. But the blank look I’m getting back from him makes me want to whack the side of his head to shake something loose. Instead I give him a pointed look, praying he’ll throw me a bone. “He was starting to think I’d made you up!”
The lights turn on in his eyes, and the hard line of his mouth falls into a slant that probably ought to concern me. So far as I know, Jack has never passed up on an opportunity to make me squirm. Not that I have either. But he’s a good friend to my brother. So I hold my breath, waiting to see what he’ll do next.
I don’t have to wait long.
“Babe, why didn’t you tell me I was finally gonna meet him?” Jack offers his hand and waits for Clarence to drag his attention from Julia, who happens to be one of the hottest sports reporters in the country right now. She’s also engaged to Greg, star center for the Slayers, Chicago’s newest hockey team. And Hank, heck, the guy makes Elon Musk look like a member of the Geek Squad.
I’m giving it another thirty seconds before Clarence asks everyone to sign his shirt. And after that, he’ll step back to give us our space. He’ll be out of my hair. I’ll apologize to my old classmates and put some much-needed distance between my hip and Jack’s thigh. As hard as it’s going to be, I’ll say something nice to him, and—
“Clarence, man, pull up a chair.” Jack’s arm turns to steel around my waist as I stiffen. Because what… the… hell?
Jack flashes me a wink. “Join us.”
Oh, I’m going to kill him.
* * *
I shouldn’t be getting off on the undiluted murder in Laurel Matthews’s eyes, but—well, hell—that’s the kind of history we’ve got. It’s been forever since I’ve seen her, and that one look when she walked in was confirmation enough that ten years later… nothing’s changed.
Except maybe she’s even prettier than she was at eighteen… at sixteen, twelve… six. I’ve seen pictures of her at Law’s apartment and on his Instagram feed. But in person, it’s even more obvious. Not that I’m susceptible to her looks.
She could peel off her little summer work blouse and narrow skirt and stand in front of me wearing nothing but the peachy lace bra I caught a glimpse of when she stepped into my space, and it wouldn’t get a rise out of me. Because beneath all the smooth skin and soft curves, there’s a prickly wet blanket that’s been getting under my skin since the sixth grade.
Shit. I can still see that bit of lacy strap at her shoulder. Fine, she gets a rise out of me. But it’s strictly physical.
This book really blew away all expectations!!! Mira had reached out to me about reviewing it, but I didn’t think I had the time. After reading the blurb I quickly decided I needed to make time. I’M SO GLAD I DID!!
I absolutely loved everything about Jack and Laurel. From the moment she walked into the bar and THOUGHT of Jack I was glued. I was so curious about their past, how they knew each other and how Jack would play along. The constant bickering and nods to their past was so addicting!! Was almost like watching an old married couple LOL. I really loved how long they’d known each other, and it really seemed like as they stayed together it was as if they’d never been apart.
The bullheadedness of these two was outrageously good! They both didn’t want to admit anything, especially as circumstances would change and that was hysterical. To see the banter and the constant amount of “holding back” what they wanted to do, it really made such a difference in this book. Having the dual POV made this book soooooooooo much better! I loved that we really got to see what both of them were thinking, but never at the same time. It really helped the story flow so well!
Between their subtle changes, friends comments, and their “moments” this book really was just so good! I loved every single minute of this story and can’t wait to go back and read the others stories! It made such a great standalone, that I had no clue it was in a series!
Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.
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