He's the bad bachelor who inspired it all…
Annie Maxwell had her whole life figured out…until her fiancé left her when his career took off. If that wasn't bad enough, every society blog posted pictures of him escorting a woman wearing her engagement ring. To help the women of New York avoid guys like her ex, Annie created the Bad Bachelors app. But try as she might, Annie just can't forget him…
For bank executive Joe Preston, his greatest mistake was leaving the love of his life when she needed him most. Now, all he wants is to make things right—and she won't have him. But when Annie's safety is threatened by a hacker determined to bring down her app, Joe is the only one she can turn to. He'll have to lay himself on the line to prove to Annie that he's a changed man. But will their hard-won bond survive the revelation that Annie is the one pulling the strings behind Bad Bachelors?
Bad Bachelors Series:
Bad Bachelor (Book 1)
Bad Reputation (Book 2)
Bad Influence (Book 3)
Praise for Stefanie London's Bad Bachelors:
"Sizzling, sexy and so much fun!"—SARAH MORGAN, USA Today bestselling author
"Wonderfully witty and achingly romantic. An absolute must-read."—LAUREN LAYNE, New York Times bestselling author
"Original, witty, and sexy. My #1 romance read of the year!"—JENNIFER BLACKWOOD, USA Today bestselling author
"Elegant, descriptive and delectable."—RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, 4.5 Stars
London wraps up her Bad Bachelors trilogy (Bad Reputation) with the delightful story of the Manhattanite who founded the controversial Bad Bachelors app. Annie Maxwell's world was rocked when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her almost-fianc (she saw the ring in his sock drawer) dumped her after she decided not to follow him to a high-profile new job in Singapore. Three years later, Annie's secretly helming Bad Bachelors, the internet's favorite place to check out the behavior of single men in New York City. When Joseph Preston, chief information officer for a global bank, returns to Manhattan, he literally runs into his ex, Annie, in Central Park, and immediately begins his plan to win her back. After Annie starts to receive threatening messages from an incensed man who calls himself Mr. Justice, Joseph steps in to help protect her safety but he can't protect his heart. London spins a multilayered tale that any woman who's navigated the dating scene can empathize with and introduces an appealingly gutsy heroine who doesn't wait for Prince Charming to rescue her. Romance readers will fall in love with Annie's colorful Italian family, and cheer for her to reunite with Joseph.
Joseph, This Is For You...
Annie Maxwell was living the dream. She had an amazing boyfriend, a loving family, and was planning on moving to Singapore with her “almost” fiancé. But life had other plans. When Annie’s mom is diagnosed with cancer, she feels as though she needs to stay behind and be with her family through this difficult time. So Annie makes the difficult decision to not follow her dreams or at the very least, put them on hold in order to support her mom through treatment. What she doesn’t do, is discuss possible options with Joe.
Joe Preston, the only child of a wealthy family, has lived his life trying to prove himself. All he’s ever wanted was his father’s approval, his parent’s love. So Joe allows his dad to manipulate him into accepting the job in Singapore as a steppingstone to further his career. Without Annie by his side, Joe gets caught up in the parties and things that he despises in the corporate world. After three miserable years, Joe accepts a job as the youngest CIO for a major banking institution in NYC. Joe moves back to NYC with hopes of making things right with Annie and her family. He just didn’t expect to “run” into her so soon.
Bad Influence is absolutely the best novel in the series! Although this novel can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading this series in order. After witnessing her best friends heartbreaks and experiencing her own devastating breakup, Annie decides to do something to help her fellow women. Annie anonymously designs The Bad Bachelor app where women can rate, review their dates. It was never meant to harm anyone, but it does. With a stalker claiming to reveal her identity, Annie contacts Joseph for help. Will Joe be able to keep Annie safe while trying to convince her he’s her One True Love?
Loved it, loved it, loved it! This story is about forgiveness, setting your hurt aside and allowing yourself a chance at true love. It’s about second chances and redemption. It’s about best friends, who may not always agree with each other and go weeks without speaking to each other, but ultimately KNOW they have each other’s backs. Best ending ever! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.