Bad at Love, an all-new sexy, standalone friends-to-lovers contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, is AVAILABLE NOW!
Cover Design: Hang le
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: Bad at Love
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: November 16, 2017
She’s bad at love, but he’s even worse…
Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.
Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.
There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.
They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.
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The place is called Tanner Smiths and is one of those trendy bars with a prohibition theme. It’s packed and dark and there’s a small dancefloor by the door so that when you walk in, you’re sucked into a group of people grooving all up in your space. Beyonce blares from the female DJ in the corner and everyone is drunk and happy.
“I approve of the vibe,” I say to Laz.
“What?” he yells back mockingly over the noise, cupping his ear. Then he leans in, close. Very close. “What you havin’ to drink, sweet girl?”
His breath is hot on my ear and I momentarily close my eyes, letting the feeling sink along my skin, down my back, all the way to my toes. “Anything,” I manage to say.
I open my eyes and his face is still at my neck, lips at my ear. “I had no idea you were so easy to please,” he murmurs and I swear his lips are grazing my skin. Goosebumps spread and I’m hot and cold all at once.
My throat feels thick as I speak. “Only when it comes to drinks. Anything else, you might have to work at it.”
“Is that so?” he says, pulling back enough to look me in the eye.
There’s fire inside him. God, how I want to burn.
“We’ll have to see, won’t we?” I tell him.
His languid gaze drops to my lips, his nostrils flaring with impatience.
Fuck, do it, just fucking kiss me.
He leans all the way back, gives my hand another squeeze before letting go. “Don’t you dare go anywhere.”
“Bossy,” I comment, my stomach summersaulting like crazy.
“You have no idea,” he says. Then he winks, a bit of a smile, and heads down to the bar to place the order.
I watch him. I watch him and I watch the girls in the bar watching him and I know tonight, tonight he’s mine. I have him.
I’ve never felt so alive before, a swarm of electricity underneath my skin, my heart happy, happy, happy with anticipation, knowing what might finally happen between us.
Bad at Love was absolutely amazing and one of my TOP FAVORITE reads of 2017! Karina Halle never ceases to blow me away with her talent, and every novel she writes gets better and better than the last. I truly loved her writing style and the storyline and characters she created in Bad at Love. It was incredibly unique and intriguing, and I was completely hooked from page one. I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read what Ms. Halle releases next!
Laz and Marina were awesome and I immediately fell in love with them and their story. They sucked me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until the last word, and I loved every single minute of it. I loved their personalities and strong chemistry and connection together, and I loved how their friendship/relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the story from both Laz and Marina’s POV, and I thoroughly enjoyed their banter and interactions with each other. I was truly captivated by everything from start to finish, and I honestly couldn’t have been happier with the conclusion to Laz and Marina’s story. It was one of my top favorite romances from Karina Halle so far, and it won’t be one I forget anytime soon. It was amazing and I highly recommend it!
Bad at Love was another extraordinary standalone contemporary romance and one of my TOP FAVORITE reads of the year! Karina Halle truly outdid herself with this book and it was one of my favorite novels from her so far, as well as one of the best friends-to-lovers romances that I’ve ever read. Bad at Love was incredibly unique and engaging, and I was more than ecstatic with the outcome to Laz and Marina’s story. It was perfect for them and made me extremely happy. Karina Halle is by far one of my top favorite contemporary romance authors, and I have honestly loved every single book that I’ve read from her. She is beyond talented and I am so excited to devour more of her amazing stories in the future!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
FIVE “Laz & Marina” STARS!
About the Author
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!