She knows better. She just doesn’t care.
Apple Malloy is a woman scorned. Scorned by a society that has shamed her, and scorned by the men who have claimed her. On the verge of college graduation, Apple finds herself entangled in one last game of manipulation, deceit and sexual corruption with her former lover, and constant enabler, Brick Valmont.
Apple sets her sights on Jensen Moon—the enigmatic professor who had failed her the semester prior—and vows revenge. She’ll make him fall in love with her, and then break his heart, leaving his reputation destroyed in the process.
Brick makes her a wager she can’t refuse.
If Apple can seduce Jensen before Brick can sleep with Tyra Young, the beautiful, innocent daughter of a sitting U.S. Senator, then she will emerge victorious. If she wins, she gets the satisfaction that she has beaten him at his own game. If she loses, she must sleep with Brick one last time before heading separate ways.
Apple is a pro at this. She knows how to maneuver men and wrap them around her finger. She knows how to get what she wants, but Jensen tosses an unexpected grenade into her path to victory. Soon, she realizes it is she that might face the worst fate of all.
She falls in love.
Jensen has a power over Apple and it terrifies her. He can make her feel things. He can make her heart race. He might be the only one capable of saving her soul before it’s too late. But one thing is certain—nobody escapes unscathed in this titillating story of manipulation where nothing is as it appears.
Bad Reputation is the first book in the Bad Reputation series, and is loosely based on the 1782 classic novel Dangerous Liaisons.
To be honest I wasn't expecting to like this or to blow me away, but I really liked it.
The writing style is really addictive and you can't control how fast you read, because you want to know more and more and more. Plus the dynamic of this novel is to be fast and even if this is short you get so much. I wasn't expecting it to be so action packed and to have so many plot twists. But it had and I liked it.
I liked Apple as a character and whether at the beginning you think that her character it's too much, you'll get accustomed to it and you'll start to enjoy her way of thinking, how she does things and also how she plays with men. Because she's very strong, competitive, ambitious and she will do anything and everything to get what she wants. Whether she destroys *or change* herself in the process. Also, the guys are very hot and interesting but I won't talk about them. I'll let you discover them! :>
I think this is an awesome read whether you want something short, fast, light but hot or you want somwething twisted, complicated, action packed and hot. Because this book is both and don't let the page number fool you, because this novel has more action than a ton of bigger books. And even if this was my first read from this author for sure I'll read more, because I liked her writing style, how she wrote this idea and I liked how she created and shaped the characters. They were real, vivid and very complex.
Enjoy your read!
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for lending me this one!