Title: Bad Boy Blues
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2019
Cleopatra Paige hates one thing in this world — just one — and his
name is Zachariah Prince.
In grade school, he pulled at her pigtails. In middle school, he spread
false rumors about her. And in high school, he ruined her prom.
She hates that his smirks are unfairly sexy. And she definitely loathes
that his dark eyes seem to follow her everywhere. Sometimes, even in her
It doesn’t matter that he’s rich and popular or that he lives in a
freaking mansion full of butlers and maids. He’s rude and arrogant, and she
wants to stay as far away from him as possible.
But unfortunately for Cleo, she lives in the same freaking mansion as
Only he’s the prince and she’s the lowly maid who serves him.
A fairy-tale love story. Rich boy and a girl from the wrong side of the track. Cleo and Zach known each other since grade school. Zach was a bully, together with his little gangs they tormented Cleo for years. Sometime during their high school year, Zach disappeared. Rumors has it he went off to Princeton … but did he? Cleo never thought she would ever see him again. She now lives and work at the estate own by Zach family. She needs to save money to buy back her childhood home. Cleo can’t afford any distractions, least of all from the boy she despises. Except three years has passed and Zach is no longer a boy – he is all grown up, brooding, tattooed, sexy alpha. Friend or foe, Cleo didn’t stand a chance.
There is quite a bit going with this book – bullying, abuse, dyslexia, self-loathing, social status. At one point I wasn’t sure where the story was going but I guess the events are all tie together. I like the enemy-to-lover romance (one of my favorite) – a bit unsure with the modern day live-in maid where Zach thinks he owns Cleo (it’s the alpha effect I presume :)) but romantic and beautiful. I adore Zach and the way he stands up for what he believes is right. Sorry, couldn’t get into the blue hair thing … but love Cleo – strong, smart, caring, hard worker, a spitfire who has a huge heart. I like the forbidden romance bit as well. I love that this story teaches us about mistakes, compassion, forgiveness and redemption. A bit emotional at time, agnsty, some drama. Over all, well-written entertaining read.
Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.