Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven


 When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they’ll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks

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THIS is exactly the kind of romance I live to read.  Loved the tension, the chemistry, the plot…loved it all.
Cassie is a stage actress.  She gets the lead in a Broadway play, which is awesome.  The one problem is that it’s opposite the only man she ever loved, and the one man who broke her heart.  Ethan was her lover in college all those
years ago, and now they have to work together, each bringing their own baggage to the table.  For Cassie, it’s that she still harbors resentment for getting her heart broken and for Ethan it’s that Cassie is his biggest regret.  Ethan
seeks to redeem himself and Cassie seeks to protect her heart.  Who will succeed?
First, the history between Cassie and Ethan is DEEP.  She was a good girl, he was a bad boy and they came together for a relatively short, but explosive time.  The number one thing I look for in books like this is the chemistry and build up between the H/h and this book had it in spades.  Though the chemistry would mean nothing if it wasn’t written well and I really felt captivated and entranced by this author’s writing style.  Cassie and Ethan’s relationship was intense and emotional, and I felt every bit of it.  Perfection, seriously.
Overall, I think this is one of the better books I’ve read this year.  I would have included it in my “best of 2014” list if I could have!  The writing and the characters are all done so well.  The way the story is told through a series of  flashbacks spliced together with the present day really adds dimension to the story.  It was awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!  5 stars.