“Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes”.
Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a second job at a local bar to dig herself out of a deep financial pit.
She thought she’d be miserable. But then Maysie didn’t count on Jordan Levitt, the hot, pierced and tattooed, drum playing bartender who also happens to be very interested in her. And the feelings are totally mutual.
It had the makings of the perfect romantic set up. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy has girlfriend? Okay, maybe not.
But attraction is a hard thing to ignore and soon Jordan and Maysie find themselves in the middle of a gossip induced firestorm. Maysie has to learn whether she can set aside her fear of public disapproval in order to be with the one she wants. Or will she let the opinions of others dictate her life and her heart?
I was very lucky to have been given an ARC for this book (thanks Meredith).
I’d be honest to admit that it took me a few days to pick up the book and start flipping pages. With the workload I currently have in the office, holiday rush, piling books to read and doing book trailers on the side made me read the book in 3 different times. I read the the first few chapters while waiting to pick up a friend from the airport. Since the flight was delayed and I seriously hate waiting, I then decided to make use of my time, finally open my iphone and start reading it and seriously? Im glad I did! I never knew delayed flights could be more entertaining and somehow I wish it could be delayed even more so I can finish it, but my excitement was short-lived when my friend finally arrived after 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The story is told from Maysie’s POV and I couldn’t wish to have it any other way. Maysie Ardin is very entertaining. She has a big mouth, a free spirited girl and a big time shopaholic! Due to her wild spending habits, she was then forced to look for a second job to pay all her debts, especially that her parents refused to cover her expenses so as to teach her a lesson. So when she decided to go with her best friend/roommate Riley to submit their application to the local college bar, Barton’s, she was stunned to see one of the most gorgeous and sexiest guy on planet earth, Jordan Levitt. Not only the guy is gorgeous, he also plays as the drummer of the band called Generation Rejects, a bartender in Barton’s, and the President of the College Frat, not to mention his beautiful tats & piercings which totally makes him even more sexy.
The connection between Jordan and Maysie was instant. They have this undeniable chemistry that makes them both hot just by looking at each other. But through a twisted turn of fate…everything has changed. Maysie found out from her sorority sisters that Jordan is already committed…not just with an ordinary girl, but who happens to be the President of her sorority and the most famous gal in the campus, Olivia. So this is where the conflict begins…the push and pull of temptations.
Will Jordan give up his 3-year relationship with Olivia for someone he just met? Will Maysie choose love over her sorority friends, and the reputation she has patiently built and created for a long time?
Meredith surely knows how to write sexy scenes. She has this huge sexual vocabulary that can definitely push you over the edge, makes you want to go, excuse yourself and pee (lol) but that’s the way I like it. Although I would love it even more if we can witness some more scenes where Maysie can satisfy sexual needs. The story is not overly complicated, but I’d admit that there were times when I just want to hit Maysie with my fist so she can finally realize how dumb of a girl she is to let go of him. I mean, he’s Jordan Levitt for fucking grace! A guy who can literally have any girl he wishes in a snap of a finger. But there he was, head-over-heels, chasing after her.
Overall, I think Meredith has done a KILLER job on this book and I am so hoping that there will be a second book. if you’re a fan of a rockstar bad boy turned good, steamy love scenes and one helluva love story? Then this one’s for you! Its definitely worth your time! Im giving it 5 stars. As a show of my appreciation to Meredith for the taking the chance on me for the ARC, let me give you the book trailer for the Bad Rep. Enjoy guys!