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Bad Romeo (Starcrossed #1) by Leisa Rayven **Jodie’s Review**





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






Jodie's review
4 stars


“I swear on the Almighty God of Justifiable Homicide, I’m going to murder him with my bare hands.”

So in my case it is not a him, it’s a her and I swear to you if I ever get the chance to meet Leisa she is going to hear all about how we are not friends, in fact we can’t even be friends until she makes book 2 appear in my kindle.  I have never tried to will my kindle to produce pages as much as I did with this book.  I have never then decided that I hated my kindle because it couldn’t give me the goods and therefore I broke up with it   Which leaves to my dilemma rating this book.

“Joy, shock, lust, love, regret, elation.”

And I can promise you will feel all those emotions and more.  But I have to tell you this book really set me off.  REALLY SET ME OFF!!!  First let me explain my first opinion of Ethan Holt.

“He’s an asshole.”


“Holt is captivating.  Like a rare, exotic panther; equal parts beauty and power.  Enigmatic without even trying.”

Honestly as much as I wanted to smack him I fell in love with him, heart and soul. WTF?!?!

“If and when he finally gets up the courage to be with me.  I’m all in.  Hell, I’m all in already.”

So that happened and somehow I am waiting on a marriage proposal from him and just mind your business and let us move on.  Cassie on the other hand I didn’t love her she made me want to scream GROW UP, Kick him in the balls.  No wait grab him by the balls and just stop letting him treat you like this!!  GOODNESS she frustrated me.

Seriously though I am all about angst, in fact, I LOVE IT but this one made me want to break things, I was stabby and outta control with my emotions.   At the beginning I was all in with this story and then somewhere around 30 -35% I started to find myself getting lost and wanting to end the flashbacks.  I found myself getting confused at parts, was I in the present, the past, I don’t know where the hell was I?!   But then Leisa did something that makes me want to give her a standing O because that last 20% was like a punch to my face.   She had me hook, line, whatever else you want to add in here because I was so into this ending I could barely breathe.  THEN SHE F’ING JUST STOPPED, SERIOUSLY I WAS ALL OMG HERE WE GO, WIPING TEARS, TRYING TO STOP BUTTERFLIES FROM FLYING OUTTA MOUTH AND THE BOOK FREAKING ENDED!!!   I know what you are thinking Jodie it’s the first book in the series you knew a cliff was coming but no, no this was not a cliff.  This was the mother of cliffs.  Actually I am still convinced my book is missing twenty pages and they are going to appear eventually.  Even as I write this I am still sitting her trying to get my kindle to go to the next page.  LEISA I AM MISSING PAGES AND I WOULD LIKE THEM IN MY INBOX IMMEDIATELY DON’T WORRY I WILL WAIT….  BOTTOM LINE BAD ROMEO ….

“He’s so deep in me, he’s tattooed himself on every nerve ending.  Pleasure and pain and gasping perfection.”


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author bio




Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)


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