Review | Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy

September 12, 2019 | 2019, elle kennedy, review / 0 Comments

Review | Bad Apple by Elle KennedyBad Apple by Elle Kennedy
Release Date | August 13th, 2019
Genres | Contemporary, Novella
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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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!



You want to know something crazy? I didn’t start reading Elle Kennedy until earlier this year! BlasphemyBad Apple is a republished book of Elle’s with a new cover and content. And I really enjoyed this hot little novella!

Elle is quickly becoming one of my auto-buy authors, I’ve got quite the backlist to her work so I was pretty happy to check off this quick read off my TBR.

When it comes to Maggie and Ben, I’m not really a fan of the no-strings attached sort of relationship, but this was actually a cute read and it was fun watching these two fall in love. The banter was definitely one of the highlights of this book, Elle writes it so well.

Even though this was a such a short read, the emotions were packed in and I wasn’t expecting that at all. It really pulled at my heart.

I have no idea how this was originally written, but I loved every bit of Bad Apple.

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Elle Kennedy

New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. 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.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!