Yes, I’ll Take One Bad Habit Please! Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose Release Blitz and Review

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Title: Bad Habit
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: NA Romance
Release: November 16, 2017

Synopsis

 BRIAR

I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago.
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen.
We couldn’t ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable.
He was too troubled, and I was too naive.
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things.
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners.
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, three years later, he’s back.
Callous and cruel.
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him.
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.

ASHER

I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes.
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits.
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist.
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me.
Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up.
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall.
I hate her for what she did.
But she’s always been my drug of choice.

Review

I love New Adult books.  When I first stepped back into the romance genre, NA is where I started.  It was everything I loved about YA Contemporary, but with more angst and sex.  Over the years, I’ve read some really great NA, and some blah NA.  Bad Habit fell way, way at the top of the great NA pile.  I absolutely loved this book.

Asher and Briar have always felt a strong connection, even when that connection was taboo.  After a night where actions took place that had deep and long lasting consequences, Asher leaves without a word.  Briar is devastated after his sudden disappearance and spends the next three years attempting to forget him.  However, his sudden reappearance sets her entire world into a tailspin, and she tries frantically to make sense of her new reality.

The best thing about this entire book was Asher.  I have a real thing for angsty, damaged heroes.  There is something about seeing their anger begin to fade, and their hearts open up to love that always makes me so happy.  Asher checked off all the marks on my favorite type of hero list.   Angry, check.  Damaged, check.  Feelings of unworthiness, check.  It was all there.  And seeing him with Briar made my heart incredibly happy.  Charleigh Rose took a character that by all means should not have been lovable, and made me fall head over heels for him.

Bad Habit flows very well, and has excellent pacing.  Charleigh Rose threw in the right amount of angst and bitterness to keep the story from being sappy, and left me with a romance that had me on the edge of my seat, flipping the pages to see if there would be a happy ending.  She also created an entire group of secondary characters that has left me dying for their stories.  I really hope that we will see their stories in the future!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ fabulous stars!!

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Excerpt

The quiet snick of the front door closing alerts me to her arrival. About fucking time. I flatten myself against the wall behind her door right before she opens it then gently nudges it shut with the back of her foot. She kicks off her shoes and starts to pull her dress up to take it off. Standing with her back to me in front of the moonlit window, I can make out her brand-new curves. Her tight, round ass. The dimples on the small of her back. Her dress is just past her hips when I speak.

“Have fun tonight?”
Briar yelps and drops her dress back in place before spinning around.
“I was until I had some perv spy on me for the second time in as many days.”
“Oh, I’m the pervert?” I taunt, moving closer. She wants to back away, but she doesn’t. She stands her ground, and it only spurs me on. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was you who watched me jack off this morning.”
I’m almost sad the lights aren’t on to see her inevitable blush. I’m standing over her tiny form, and she has to crane her neck to look up at me.
“Momentary lapse in sanity.” She shrugs. “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.”
Those words kick around in my head for a second before I practically tackle her onto her bed. She lands on her back, mouth parted in shock, with her legs spread and her dress ridden up. My hips fill the spot between her thighs, and I pin her hands to the bed.
Fuck, this was a bad idea. She smells good—sweet, like her conditioner—and she feels even better. I have to fight the urge to grind into her.
“Nothing you haven’t seen before, huh?”
“No,” she says between clenched teeth.
“Who was it?” I demand. “Was it the little golden boy from tonight?”
“None of your business.”
“Tell me, Briar,” I whisper, getting closer to her ear. “Did he make you come from a kiss like I did? Does he know what you sound like as you do? Because I can still hear you. I can still see you.”
If her sharp intake of breath didn’t let me know she was affected, the way she rocked into my jean-covered cock does. I stay stock-still, still braced above her with my hands around her wrists.
“Does he know that I was the first one to make this little body come before you even knew how to do it yourself?” I bring her wrists closer together so I can grip them both with one hand, and I trail my index finger from her sternum all the way down to her underwear.
A moan slips free, and her hips chase the friction once more.
“No,” she whispers.

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