By Elle Kennedy
Release Date: August 13th, 2019
A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!
One night with him will change her life…
Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four times a year. But when she shows up at the hotel expecting to hop into bed with one man, she accidentally ends up with another—Ben Barrett, Hollywood’s most notorious bad boy.
Ben, determined to lay low after another scandal, just wants some much-needed sleep. What he gets is a scorching make-out session with a gorgeous, naked redhead. He won’t accept her apology, but what he will accept is a place to hide out…and if there’s some hot, no-strings sex involved, why the heck not?
But Ben soon discovers that one week with his sassy, bed-hopping waitress is definitely not enough. He wants more. A lot more.
Now he needs to convince relationship-averse Maggie that a bad boy might be oh so good for her—and the best thing that’s ever happened to both of them.
* Previously published in 2008, Bad Apple (formerly Midnight Encounters) features almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. Enjoy this new version of an old favorite!
Although Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy is a re-release from 2008, it is still a current,steamy, sexy, Hollywood romance.
This story takes place in New York City when Hollywood Bad Boy film star, Ben Barrett, is on the run from the paparazzi. Taking refuge in a small, somewhat seedy hotel idea seems like a good place to lay low and get some sleep. He never thought he’d be woken up by a naked, sexy redhead in his bed. He could never imagine that this new scandal would forever change his life.
Maggie Reilly barely has time to take a few hours off let alone date. She has a scheduled hookup twice a year with a travel journalist when he is in New York. When she discovers the man in her room is not her hookup, she is downright mortified. When she finds out who he is, she is running in the opposite direction. She does not have time for his Hollywood nonsense but she can sympathize with his current problem. When she offers him one night of refuge in her apartment it turns into something else completely. It could destroy her perfectly synchronized life or become the best thing that ever happened to her. She just has to take the first step and take a bite of what Ben is offering.
I read this novella years ago when it was first released and loved it. Reading it eleven years later was like reconnecting with a good memory. This story can still stand on it’s own merit and is still current in today’s fast paced society. It didn’t feel dated or technically behind today’s trends. Elle’s writing is good enough to stand the test of time and still capture the reader’s complete heart.
I highly recommend Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy. It is the perfect book to read on your lunch break or tight schedule.
About The Author
A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a BA in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
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