Photographic journalist Lea Vance lives in terror of her boyfriend until the night a powerful man steps between them and makes her feel something she hasn't in years: safe. Just as quickly as he appeared, however, he is gone, and Lea is left to wonder who he is and if she will ever have the opportunity to thank him for helping her escape.
Finally feeling like she can leave her house without being afraid, Lea heads back to work and starts a project chronicling the work of the graffiti artists throughout her city. She finds herself particularly drawn to the work of one specific tagger, and when she encounters him while taking pictures, she knows exactly why. She has found her mysterious savior again, but is she ready to let someone so bad yet so beautiful get close to her? Can she look past his harsh exterior to let him love her?
Can two people haunted by their pasts get through them to find each other and the possibility for a future?
Note: This is an erotic romance book. It contains graphic language, strong emotion, and passionate love scenes
©2015 Alessandra Bancroft (P)2015 Alessandra Bancroft
Bad Boy Romance: Tagged, delivers a punch from the intense first paragraph to the erotic climax. This well conceived, neat and intriguing story line is compelling from the word go and Lea makes an interesting and believable lead character. The author cleverly uses mystery as a strong hook to reel the listener in, by shrouding the "Bad Boy" in a cloak of unanswered questions from the beginning. These questions are gradually answered as the story continues. There is a violent element to the book, and the sexual scenes are well scripted and sometimes hard hitting, all of which is nicely balanced by the tenderness that bad boy, Jordan, is also able to display.
I found the narration a little distracting in places where Kendall Taylor used a rather clipped unemotional intonation, despite the story being intensely emotional throughout - but on the whole she did a great job. Her narration is clear, easy to listen to and bolsters the author's storytelling.
All in all a great listen - not my usual genre but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
yes two time or even more
the story is mature and romantic. No 13 yr old stuff
well... she brings in the romance bit. first time listening to her
Yeah. chapter 3: whispering into the past
I loved this story, but then again I love Lea and Jordan (notice I put her first). :) This is one hot and steamy story! Don't plan on doing anything else when you start this. I found I couldn't put it down! (I apologize up-front for the over usage of: !s and all-around gushing). There are several reasons why I think Bad Boy Romance: Tagged is incredible and here are just a few of them.
It is mature and sexy than most, so if like me you are on the higher side of the young adult age bracket (or are older than that) and are a little fed up with romance that is on the level of what a 13 year old would experience then this is perfect.
Alessandra Bancroft is amazing at writing beautiful romances which still have a strong plot. Every single aspect of her writing is excellent and you won’t find anything lacking. The characters are well developed, they have their good and bad points and they seem like real people (some I wish were real). Every second of the story seems so real and you can almost see it happening around you.
Lea is a pretty great main character, she starts off just wanting to please everyone and be perfect but throughout the book you get to see her growth and development as she realizes that is not the most important thing in life.
Alessandra Bancroft's tale of romance is a thrilling listen. Their is a tremendous pace throughout the book, from the gripping beginning to the exciting ending.
Lea is a great main character and Bancroft's writing really draws you in to feel many emotions through the story, while Jordan and Brent are believable and engaging characters.
Narration is excellent throughout and I look forward to more romance tales from Bancroft!
This book is the perfect bad boy romance novel. The storyline is gripping and the characters are developed and believable which makes the whole experience much better. It is packed full of suspense and romance, leaving you with goosebumps the whole way through. It definitely plays to every girl's knight in shining armour fantasy!
I'd definitely recommend this book to romance lovers and am definitely going to seek out more books by this author.
This is such an aggressive (but in a nice way) bad boy romance story. The whole time I was listening to the audio book, all I could feel was goose bumps all over my body! It even makes you get more interested in how the story was constructed especially the part where it all begins because who doesn’t want a knight in shining armour in their lives, right?
I really love how the story makes you work your imagination and how interesting it is. I do not regret that I purchased this book. I recommend this to everyone! I hope that the author writes some more romance books just like this!
This is my cup of tea!
Mysterious, thrilled and delightful
The beginning of the story is shocking, when it starts with brutal rape scene. That is something unusual for romance that also involves very strong emotion and language. The most excited is the end, where gentle love scene is contrasted with the very harsh beginning.
Kendall Taylor is a great narrator, she can play with her voice tone and highlights the most excited moments.
Yes, I was shocked and terrified at the beginning of the audiobook. I also have emotional attitude towards characters. The hero is Jordan, mysterious and enigmatic figure who suddenly comes out from the darkness and rescue Lea. His relationship with Lea is very excited and develops step by step as they meet each other and shares their secrets. The one thing that helps them to understand each other better is the fact that they are artists and have naughty sides. Jordan is interesting because he has mysterious nature, in one side he is cold and strong, but deep inside he is fragile and very emotional. He had very bad experience in the past and he blames himself for the death of his closes friend.
“Tagged” turns into psychological reflections about human nature and things deeply hidden in our souls. Very emotional, full of passion romance, that contains elements of a good thriller. Bancroft is a very good writer that invokes extreme emotions in the mysterious scenery.
"Short Romance Novel with Great Characters"
The story was enjoyable. The lead male actually saves the lead female from a rape and beating by her boyfriend and she feels drawn to this mysterious man. They seem to keep meeting up. The story is believable and the situations possible.
The loving way in which the author presents the love between the characters. It does have some serious sexual content, but that content is written in a delicate and loving manner as each of the main characters only wish to please each other.
The female lead is a photographer and journalist that is writing about street art. She meets the male lead in a rail yard and he admits that he is a street art artist and shows her some of his work. The scene had some action and you got to know the characters better
I enjoyed the ending when we find out if the characters will stay together or not. Bancroft tends to write stories with happy endings; endings you actually want to see, and this book is no different.
This is a short Romance that can be listened to in a small amount of time. It is short and sweet and packs a punch into that little bit of time.
"Feeling Unfulfilled? Scratch That Romance Itch!"
The end of the Twilight Saga s long gone and the Fifty Shades of Grey movie was kind of a disappointment. So what's next? And even more importantly, what do we read in the meantime?
Well, I have the answer to the last question here! This book is a really interesting, suspenseful, engaging read that's digestible enough for you to read on the ride to work, on your lunch-break, or before bed.
You've got nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. Once you finish it, you'll be hungry for a sequel just like me!
"A real bad boy romance!"
This was a lot of fun to listen to! The female narrator hits the mark and the writing is excellent. If you are looking for pure entertainment then look no further. This audio has definitely given me some ideas!
"Sexy & fun romance novel."
I thought this was a pretty interesting and fun book to listen to. The narrator keeps you wanting to listen and has you staying interested all the way through. I thought the characters in Tagged were well developed and amusing - all in their own ways. I really enjoyed taking the journey with Lea, Brent and Jordan through this hot romance. Very well written and would love to hear more from this author.
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. The author has done an amazing job of creating believable characters the reader can relate to. After Lea is saved from her terrible boyfriend by a sexy stranger, she feels as though something is missing. While working on an assignment on street art (Lea is a photojournalist), she finds herself drawn to a particular tagger. And, for good reason, it's the mysteriously sexy man who saved her from her abusive ex. I won't give any more away but this is a for sure must read. I also love that the bad boy is also a good guy. The modern day twist on romance is especially likable.
"Great romance book"
If you like to read romance books I would suggest that you purchase this book and listen to it as it is a great romance story. It has some great twists in the plot which makes it more than worth it to purchase and listen to.
"Great Alternative Romance"
I would recommend this book to all of my friends because it's not your typical romance novel. It made for a great read that I'm sure to revisit several times.
This features some gritty characters that get your pulse going. It is really hard to pick a favorite. I feel a lot of empathy for the main female, but I also would probably fall in love with the hero of this story if he were real.
Again, this is really hard to say. Between the two main characters, I love them both so much.
I loved the opening segment of the book featuring the damsel in distress, without it seeming cliche.
I really wish that more romance writers would think outside of the box like the writer of this book has.
This audio book is great! The story has a really well developed plot and it pulls you right in. The narrator is really good too. This feeds right into any bad boy fantasy!
"Got Tagged Too!"
Yes I would listen to it again. Its well narrated and an interesting one to listen. The characters are also easy to relate to and the imagination is awesome.
My memorable moment was when Lea took Jordan to find out her secret in a club and when Lea was dancing in a locked cage, Brent came in. Jordan protected Lea in a manner that was desirable and Lea also stood up against Brent and told him that he no longer had that power over her. That was touching.
No I haven't listened to any other but been my first, she didn't disappoint me.
Yes it was. It was brief and very interesting, I was left wanting to listen more.
Alessandra is a passionate writer. I always fall in love with her choice of characters and am always on the look out for more of her romance novels. You should get this book and get tagged too.
"Can the Tag of These Two Lovers Make Them Whole?"
I would rank "Bad Boy Romance:Tagged" as one of the top books written by Alessandra Bancroft. I believe it should be ranked #1, and it is tied with "Always You." I love her writing.
One of the most memorable moments for me from "Bad Boy Romance: Tagged was when they were in the club. They were having a serious and erotic moment, "Lea felt on display, but not in the brutal, unbearable way to which she had become accustomed. Instead, she felt Jordan's protectiveness surrounding her as he touched her, nurturing her with his hands as if to show everyone around them that he was there purely for her and that he would keep her safe." After all Lea had been through with her ex, she found courage and warmth in the arms of the man who saved her, even if they were showing everyone their good time.
I have listened to Kendall Taylor perform for other audio books before, and I love listening to her read the words. She reads them with both warmth and feeling. I can close my eyes, and see myself as one of the characters in the book.
The moment when Jordan explained his "Tag" to Lea was very emotional, ""She was the only one who ever knew that I was an artist. When she died, her mother buried her wearing a necklace with Tigger on it that she always wore. She said it was to keep me with her. That's when I changed my tag. This is how I keep her with me. This way she can never be forgotten. She is everywhere." It is so sad yet very touching.
I have to say that the last sentence of the book made me smile, and gave me goose bumps, "With each kiss, each touch, each word they would put their pasts further behind them and walk into the future, together." They each found that happiness that they had both lost in each others' arms, and everyone should feel love like this.
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