Book: Bad Company 2nd Edition
Series: Bad in Baltimore
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Published: January 2, 2018
Length: 200 pages
Reviewed by Racheal
Some things are sweeter than revenge.
“I need a boyfriend.”
Hearing those words from his very straight, very ex-best friend doesn’t put Nate in a helpful mood. Not only did Kellan Brooks’s father destroy Nate’s family in his quest for power, but Kellan broke Nate’s heart back in high school. Nate thought he could trust his best friend with the revelation that he might be gay, only to find out he was horribly wrong and become the laughingstock of the whole school. Kellan must be truly desperate if he’s turning to Nate now.
Kellan’s through letting his father run his life, and he wants to make the man pay for cutting him off. What better way to stick it to the bigot than to come out as gay himself—especially with the son of the very man his father crushed on his quest for money and power. Kellan can’t blame Nate for wanting nothing to do with him, though. Kellan will have to convince him to play along, but it’s even harder to convince himself that the heat between them is only an act....
Kellan is done being his dad's pawn! For years he has done everything that has been asked of him without question! However, nothing he has ever done has pleased his father. Kellan has always felt that he has never been able to live up to be the kind of person that his late brother was. So he started to become reckless, sleeping around, three failed engagements! Finally, his father has had enough with all his shenanigans and has thrown him out without a dime! This time, however, Kellan will not let his father win. He has a plan and only one person can help him.
Nate Gray lives a comfortable life. He loves his job giving advice in his column. He is not looking for any serious relationship because all they bring is heartache. His past has taught him that. Never get close to anyone because, in the end, they will only turn on you leaving you heartbroken and shattered. Nate thought he left the past behind him but as he was sitting at the bar having a drink in walked a person fifteen years from his past.
Kellan knew it would be hard to get Nate to go along with his plan about being his fake boyfriend given the fact that he is straight and their very rocky past but he hopes with what he has for trade will work in his favor! What Kellan didn't expect was his feelings to change so much and for Nate to be so standoffish about anything more coming out of this fake relationship.
Nate knew this fake boyfriend idea was a mistake but he now senses that things have changed with Kellan but past hurts are having him second guess everything that Kellan is saying and doing. Are Kellan’s feelings really changing or is this another one of his big acting schemes just to get back at his homophobic father that destroyed Nate’s teenage years?
Definitely, a must read! I was so enthralled with the characters Kellan and Nate! They were both charming, funny and oh so stubborn.
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