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.
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.
Bad Habit was a wonderful start to the Bad Love series and I really enjoyed Asher and Briar’s story. The storyline and characters were interesting and intriguing, and I loved Charleigh Rose’s writing style.
Asher and Briar were great characters and I enjoyed them and their story. I liked their personalities and chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. There were some parts/aspects that I didn’t care for, and I wished there had been more of certain things, but otherwise I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved that it was written from both Asher and Briar’s POV, and I enjoyed most of their banter and interactions with each other. I will admit there were a few things that frustrated and annoyed me between Asher and Briar, but it wasn’t that bad. Even though I felt like something was missing that would have made it a five star read for me, I still really enjoyed it and was more than pleased with the conclusion to Asher and Briar’s story. It was more than I was expecting and made me very happy.
Most of the secondary characters were wonderful as well, and I really liked Adrian, Dash, Natalia, and Dare. I’m really looking forward to hopefully reading all of their stories in the books to come in this series.
Bad Habit was an interesting and enjoyable New Adult romance, and an excellent way to kick off the Bad Love series. Charleigh Rose is a fairly new author to me, but I’ve enjoyed the two novels that I’ve read from her so far, and I’m definitely excited to read more in the future!
FOUR “Asher & Briar” STARS!