In Leisa Rayven’s breakout debut Bad Romeo we meet Cassie, a Broadway actress whom shows up at her latest production to find that her ex-boyfriend Ethan has been cast as the romantic lead. Their breakup was nasty and left Cassie cynical and emotionally scarred, turning to a string of one night stands to help cope with the feelings that left her gutted. Now they must work together; will the two ever be able to move beyond the toxic relationship of their college years, and could it be that Ethan’s casting was no mistake?
This book is an amazing journey of finding not only love, but also one’s self in an attempt at a second chance. The story is told in both the past and the present and the transition is flawless. The characters were real, the relationships and their complexity felt real, and the storyline keeps the reader engaged from the very first page. The book does end on a cliffhanger, however there is enough resolution that you won’t feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you. This was easily a five star read and one of the best I’ve read all year!
St. Martin’s Griffin