The Bad Boy Experiment by Reese Ryan _ Book Review

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A steamy fling with an old crush who doesn’t do commitment? What was she thinking! Find out in the conclusion to Reese Ryan’s Bourbon Brothers series.

What happens when you say yes to a bad boy?

Even if divorcée Renee Lockwood were willing to give love a second chance, she wouldn’t choose Cole Abbott. The sexy, successful real estate developer doesn’t do commitment. But he’s perfect for a no-strings fling—exactly what Ren needs now that she’s moved back home to raise her son. Mind-blowing pleasure with the man she once crushed on is harder to quit than Ren expected. Impossible, in fact. Is time running out before the bad boy bolts…or will the results of her experiment surprise her? 

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of The Bourbon Brothers series:

Book 1: Savannah’s Secrets
Book 2: The Billionaire’s Legacy
Book 3: Engaging the Enemy
Book 4: A Reunion of Rivals
Book 5: Waking Up Married
Book 6: The Bad Boy Experimen

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

The Bad Boy Experiment
 is the final book in the Bourbon Brothers series by Reese Ryan. While it is a standalone, I adore the entire series, so I highly recommend them all if you have it read them already.

“Their relationship was a complicated dance. Friends. Next-door neighbors. Competitors. Lovers.”

This follows Cole, the remaining single Abbott brother. When his high school crush moves back to town, he might not be a playboy for much long. Ren is a divorcee and single parent to her adorable autistic 4-year-old son, Mercer. They’re both vying for property on her family’s land. Cole wanting to build housing and Ren wanting to build an organic farm. Her father proposes that they both live on the property and show what they plan to do with it. Being neighbors brings them close together and they quickly become friends once again and evolve into more when they decide to partake in a no strings attached physical arrangement. But will Cole’s fears of not being good enough for Ren keep him from embracing their mutual feeling of love.

“I’m no fairy-tale prince, Ren. […] I’m not the man you deserve.”
“But you’re the man I want.”

I loved so much about this one! Cole was absolutely charming right from the start and a gentleman helping her out when she was technically his rival for her family’s land. I loved how he accepted her son and was so good with him. Ren was simply a wonderful mother. Oh goodness as a mother to an autistic mostly non-verbal son myself, her struggles were very relatable and the tender moments with her son warmed my heart. The romance between Ren and Cole was sweet, slow and passionate. There is no big drama, but it was highly enjoyable nonetheless. I was rooting for him to man up and proclaim his feelings to her.

“Whatever you want, whatever you need… that’s why I’m here , sweetheart. I want to give you everything you’ve ever desired. Everything you’ve been afraid to ask for.”

The Bad Boy Experiment 
by Reese Ryan has cheesy graphic t-shirts, mom life , meddling grandparents , family weddings, and passionate kisses .A great wrap up to the Bourbon Brother series, and I’m looking forward to the spin-off series, Valentine Vineyards.

—Written by Amanda

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