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Bad Habit

Series: Bad Love, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

BRIAR -

I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. We couldn't ever be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable. He was too troubled, and I was too naive. But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. Until one day, he was gone without a trace. Now, three years later, he’s back. Callous and cruel. He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare. I should hate him. But like a bad habit, I can’t quit him. 

ASHER -

I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. We could never be together. I was too old and she was too off limits. She was too good and I was too fucked up. Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. I hate her for what she did. But she's always been my drug of choice.

©2017 Charleigh Rose (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Nancee
  • 28-12-18

Loved this story of Young Love♥♥♥♥♥

Charleigh Rose wrote a fabulous story of young love, miscommunication and second chances. The performances of Lexy Richmond and Roberto Scarlato were perfection and this is one BAD HABIT that you'll want to keep. Extremely well done all around ♥♥♥♥♥

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  • Magnolia Powers
  • 14-12-18

Amazing book!

I loved this book. The characters had enough depth to make it interesting without driving the story overboard. The writing was flawless and well timed and the narration was spot on for both Lexy and Roberto.

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  • Reading Wingard
  • 28-03-19

Perfect!

The writing, the pacing, the story, the characters were all perfect. Obviously, I’m not reading romance for enlightenment or it’s erudition. I read it for it’s ease and ability to take me a way. This one had all of the feels and a HEA. Asher is the ultimate book boyfriend! I almost wish this was a series. Since it’s not, I’m currently looking for her next book because the review numbers indicate the author is more obscure than her talent deserves.

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  • Fatuma
  • 08-06-19

I don’t support pedos

I couldn’t ..........Could they have at least made her 18 when they reunite? I read in online reviews that they are 17 and 21 in later chapters. I quit reading once he started making a move on her at while she was 14 .We can not romanticize this kind of junk. It will give young girls the wrong impression. As a survivor of sexual abuse I couldn’t with this book... Asher is a creep.

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  • Lee Anne Martes
  • 21-09-19

mixed feelings

i have mixed emotions about this story. it was good, but there were aspects that had me cringing.

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  • J padilla
  • 06-09-19

Bries age was cringey at first...

struggled to get started. Bries age bothered me. But I liked the characters and kept an open mind. well worth listening to.

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  • JillyMart
  • 20-07-19

Mixed feelings on this book

I have to say I considered stopping this story and returning the book a few times throughout the book. I guess you can say morbid curiosity kept me going. Briar is in love with her brother’s best friend, he is in love with her. Things heat up one night between them and the very next day poof he is gone without a trace. 3 years later he is back, she still feels the same but he seems to hate her, she has no idea why.

So one big issue I had and have with other books that do the same is leaving the big secret til VERY late in the book. I get it’s for suspense and to keep the readers guessing but damn it bugs me lol. I mean I had a feeling what and who it was that caused Asher to be sent away but I guess I would have rather known sooner.
Something else that I didn’t like was Asher repeatedly treated B like crap, but at the same time slept with her or did other things with her. I hate that she was such a pushover about it. It just made her look so weak.
The age difference in the beginning of the book 14/17 was a little ick for me with her being 14.
The female narrator was good. I liked her but the male was kind of unemotional and sounded a lot older to be portraying a 21 year old. IMO.
I’m just glad this book is in the audible escape and I didn’t use a credit on it. Try it, you may like it. I liked it better once they became more civil with each other

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  • Gizel Alvarez
  • 12-02-19

Not Usually one for YA

I enjoyed it, it was angsty full of assumptions that made the plot of our story full of a major plot twist. there's also very hot scenes that are blush worthy.

having never read this author I was unsure of what to expect however was happy and look forward to more, the performance was also perfection our Heroine's potrayal couldn't have been more perfect especially with her being a young adult.

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  • Shauna Erickson
  • 16-08-18

Not the best book.

This was an ok book. Not really worth the credit. sweet but it's to much like all the other regular typical love stories I read. I need more than this.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-19

An excellent story

This was a good book. I know that some people have issues with the age difference both in the beginning and then even still after the time jump but I am not one of those people. Age of consent laws for about 2/3 of the country sit at 16 and even then many states (true Arizona isn't one of them) have allowances for relationships within a 4/5 year age gap.

That out of the way, the characters for the most part were believable and well written. You could feel their emotions and understand why they did what they did. The sexual tension was scorching and had just enough that you didn't feel the need to skip ahead to get back to the story.

Finally I loved that there were all the side characters and that you got to know them enough to want to learn more about them. I will definitely be going on to the next book in the series.

Regarding the narration:
The narrators were both amazing and suited their characters well I feel. If I could change anything it would be that they each voice their individual character even when the dialogue is in the other person's section as it was slightly jarring hearing Lexy voice Ash so differently than Roberto.