Meet the Rascals: five friends, one bar, and a whole heap of sexy trouble! Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Helen Hunting, and Elle Kennedy.
Emerson Hayes is sexy, arrogant, and has abs that would put a Hemsworth to shame. He’s also opening a bar with his buddies right below my apartment. Goodbye, peace and quiet, hello sleepless nights fantasizing about my hot new landlord…
But when my stuffy workplace makes it clear I need a plus-one for our events, I have the perfect way to even the score. Emerson is A+ arm-candy… as long as I can resist taking a bite. Our arrangement is supposed to be just for show, but Emerson is like that fifth shot of tequila: tempting, intoxicating, and liable to leave me flat on my back with my panties around my ankles, begging for more.
Maybe I can stay for just one more round…
Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble…
The hot new standalone series from Katie McCoy, coming in 2018!
The Rascals Series:
PRAISE FOR KATIE:
"This is my new favorite romance! The chemistry is SIZZLING and the characters had me screaming with laughter. A must-read!" - Lila Monroe, USA Today bestselling author.
“The passion between the characters crackles with pure delicious sexual tension and its HOT as EVER!” Marie’s Tempting Reads
"OMG. This freaking book left me laughing out loud!! I loved it! This is one wild ride that will keep readers both entertained and hot and bothered." - Pretty Little Books Blog
"I swear Katie McCoy's books just keep getting better and are always such a joy to read. Her writing is flawless, and the plot will suck you in from the first page. Her characters are perfect, and you fall in love with them both easily." - Stacy, Between the Hard Covers
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Good one. Funny, smooth, enjoyable. One of the better ones when it comes to urban romance books. ;) quick read, perfect for rainy days.
Romantic Rascal is Charming and Delightful
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review
Rascal is the first entry in Katie McCoy’s newest series. It pairs Alexandra (Alex) Matthis and Emerson Hayes following a mildly embarrassing and utterly endearing meet cute over women’s feminine hygiene products that was later complicated by a power outage in an ATM lobby.
Almost attorney Alex later discovers that her run-in with Emerson is not a one-off, as he owns and manages the newly-constructed bar below her apartment. From there, their relationship transforms from an awkward introduction, to mildly adversarial tenants, to a fake coupling, before evolving into an actual, honest-to-goodness adult relationship. Of course their relationship is complicated by his social status and its potential benefits to her career, but in the end, Alex and Emerson are able to overcome these obstacles on their way to happily-ever-after.
McCoy is excellent at cultivating chemistry amongst her couples, and Alex and Emerson in Rascal are no exception to this. This story is another example of McCoy’s ability to write authentic, real-life relationships that feel genuine and are engaging to romance readers. I will say that, for me, the resolution seemed too easily achieved, to a certain extent. But, the cute, sweet, charming nature of Alex and Emerson’s whirlwind romance is a joy, and negates any minor flaws in the plot. This is a delightful and pleasant start to McCoy’s latest series, and, given the secondary characters introduced in this book (who will surely have greater roles in the future), I anticipate the upcoming installments in the Rascals series.
The fact that she didn’t know who his father was when they met is a clear indication that she wasn’t betraying him. The guy is always so prideful and won’t apologize to the girl, even if he was the one who said some nasty untrue things. Then the guy makes it seem like he is sacrificing his chance with the girl because he’s not good enough, when in fact the guy is just a coward waiting for the girl to apologize.