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The Bad Girls' Club

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
When Imogen, Juliette and Beth are seated together at a wedding, they have nothing in common but their dissatisfaction with their lives and their resentment of the bride, Poppy. A risque prank draws them together and they decide to form the Bad Girls Club - a last ditch effort to free them from the shackles of their everyday lives.

The club rules are simple. Each girl must
Published (first published December 22nd 2012)
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Marise Ghorayeb
Jan 21, 2013 Marise Ghorayeb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a lot of fun reading ‘The Bad Girls' Club’. There was plenty of humor, a good dose of sexual heat, and the stories of how three very different women find themselves and good friendships through a dare club. I normally have my head buried deep in the science fiction/fantasy genres and I rarely come up for air so I really can’t say if this was a unique concept or not, but it was new to me. It read somewhat like a kinky chick-flick and the style reminded me of the “Diary of Bridget Jones’ mov ...more
Leonardo Noto
Jan 28, 2013 Leonardo Noto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book with my book club and, although it isn't the type of book that I usually read, I enjoyed it and found "The Bad Girl's Club" to be both well-written and quite witty. The book is essentially about three women who have lived straight-arrowed lives who decide at "frenemies" wedding to become bad girls through a series of dares. The book is humorous and well-edited. I have no doubt that women and older teenagers will enjoy this book, although I would add the caveat that some of the m ...more
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy and yet enjoyable read, Kathryn O’Halloran’s ‘Bad Girls Club’ tells the story of three women who want to rid themselves of their good girl images in the search of something more. The three very different women provide the reader with some amusing anecdotes and racy details of their brazen bad girl dares. Beth, who is uptight and respectable, dreams of the life that society says she should have. Although she is happy to become a bad girl, it is only as long as she’s in control and no-one ...more
Lynda Bester
Feb 05, 2013 Lynda Bester rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Laura Bambrey
Aug 27, 2013 Laura Bambrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, let’s just say that this book is a twist on the classic chick lit. It may use some classic Chic Lit devices- the evil boss, the overbearing friend, the perfect cousin from hell (all who happen to be the same character), the one with the weight issues, the shy mouse and of course the useless sap of a boyfriend- but when spiced up by the merest sprinkling of naughty erotica-action, it succeeds in turning these conventions on their head to create something fresh, new and very sassy.

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Dec 30, 2012 Kourtni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The bad girls club was great I couldn't put it down once I got to know the 3 girls. I could relate to a part of each of them! I love how the story took u into the mind of all 3 of the girls and u felt like u were part of the bad girls club. It had the right amount of erotic and even comedy in some parts. I know I love a book when I got to the end I wanted more of their stories. Would to love to find out where each of their hea is! Hope their stories turn into another book to find out where they ...more
Sep 07, 2014 Marina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘Good girls go to Heaven, bad girls go everywhere.’

What happens when the person you care about most she literally sweeps the floor with you? What happens when you live all your life in someone else’s shadow? When do you realize that enough is enough?

Poppy is so perfect. She is the best in everything she does and everyone loves her. Except, she treats people like sh**t. Beth is her cousin and always lives in her shadow. Juliette is Poppy’s best friend since primary school. Imogen is her personal
Natalie aka: PajamaBookGirl
Here we have three completely normal but, completely different girls.
Beth who’s smart and classy, with a mouth of steel.
Imogen who’s bubbly in both body and personality, with the classic food addiction.
Shy, timid and lovely Juliette with the loser boyfriend.
They’ve all been thrown together in despair by the poisonous Poppy. We all have a Poppy in our lives unfortunately. In Beth's case she's the cousin we all have who you secretly want to scrag by the hair every time you see her. For Imogen It's
Maureen Reil
Jul 15, 2013 Maureen Reil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one debut book that I was really looking forward to reading since I’d read such great reviews about it already and I had to agree, it was pretty special. It had everything you could want from this type of story, as its proper chick-lit meets part erotica and a whole lot of fun in-between. It was a humour filled party and written in such a sassy style that you got to know each of the main characters in dept; flaws and all as you fully related to the realistic scenes and even with the spa ...more
Jonel Boyko
Feb 23, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: honorary-6-star
PRICELESS!!! This book is completely and utterly priceless. I don’t remember the last time that I laughed so hard. I’m still laughing now. It was sheer brilliance.

Not only is this book very well written but O’Halloran has an unbeatable storyline that is so different from anything I’ve ever read yet completely based in real life. O’Halloran doesn’t depend on the supernatural or on overly fairy-tale-esque events. She takes things that happen to real people and weaves them together in a heart-warmi
A. Swanson
While The Bad Girls Club is witty and entertaining, it is also uninspiring. Kathryn O’Halloran’s humor shines in this story. There were moments and situations where I felt the awkwardness and laughed aloud at her characters’ interjections. She is a very clever writer, but there were some aspects of this book that didn’t work for me. The exposition was much too long, and the dynamics between Beth, Juliette and Imogen were flat. The structure of the story is told through a weaving of their first p ...more
Apr 29, 2013 Adelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Bad Girls’ Club is a ‘girl power’ story about three girls determined to spice up their lives (Apologies for the Spice Girls references) after they meet at the worst wedding ever.

Imogen, Juliette and Beth are all very different characters and initially it seems like the group of new-found-friends doesn’t work, but it does. Over time the girls get to know more about each other, they forget about their hang-ups and they become true friends and as a reader you see that growth. How does it happen
Yvette Roserie
Apr 05, 2013 Yvette Roserie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What makes a Bad Girl a Bad Girl?

Juliette, Beth, and Imogen embark on a journey of multiple dares in search of their inner bad girl. Tired of being a doormat and the nice girls they form a club dubbed "The Bad Girls' Club". The only thing they have in common in the beginning is their dislike for Poppy; Beth's self centered cousin, Imogen's boss, and Juliette's childhood friend. Their journey takes them from Nude beaches, strip Clubs, Sex Clubs to self discovery. It also helps them get the ultim
Aimee Nichols
Apr 29, 2013 Aimee Nichols rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bad Girls' Club is an absolutely delicious blend of chick lit and erotica, and has many of the best traits of both genres. I loved the way the friendships between the three main characters developed, and how real they all felt - there was something in each that I related to.
O'Halloran writes beautifully and I devoured this book in two days; the fact that the sex scenes are hot, hot hot! didn't hurt either.
Definitely recommended for those who like their chick lit smart, funny and very sexy.
Anita O'halloran
Dec 23, 2012 Anita O'halloran rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a jolly lark! I found it very engaging and funny. The premise was interesting and well executed and I think for anyone who wasn't comfortable with the erotica aspect of the book, you could easily ignore those and read the book as a less racy chick-lit novel. I think the use of the different point of view characters worked really well, and showed how each of the three girls evolved over the course of the story.
Ruby Chua
A very interesting book written from the perspective of 3 different ladies with a common 'enemy'. The way their friendship developed is fun and touching. This is a book that will remind you of your true friends. :)
Melanie Moore
May 13, 2013 Melanie Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! It was what you would get if you combined The Sweetest Thing with Fifty Shades of Grey. Did you think the Shades book needed more girl power and less wimpy girls 'murmuring'? This is what you need! Don't let the length scare you, it was definitely worth the time!
A foxy, fresh and fun tale of friendship with three women going in search of their inner bad girl. I love Kathryn's humour and writing voice... it's fantastic to get it in novel form! Moar pls Kathryn :)
Lauren R.
Jan 29, 2013 Lauren R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laughed out loud funny read! All 3 main characters had me cracking up and I could relate to a part of each of them! Story had a nice flow to it! An entertaining read!
Allison Rowland
Jan 24, 2013 Allison Rowland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I got to know the girls, I fell in love with each of them! Parts of this book were absolutely hilarious. I wish there was a sequel!
Apr 16, 2013 Caffenero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fun, kindle, indie
A very spicy chick-lit ;-) I really enjoyed reading about this crazy exclusive club :-)
Kate O
Feb 05, 2013 Kate O rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read!
Zrinka Jelic
Feb 27, 2013 Zrinka Jelic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I looooved this!!!! Oh straight from the Imogen's nude beach fantasy to quiet unassuming Juliette's daring transformation to a dominatrix, to Beth's silly yet predictable bathroom sex with her new boss, you got to laugh your head off. And while I didn't think the three friends who formed this club to change their lives around, will ever get back to Poppy, the made up all knowing, gossip loving, fake thing, they got her in the end. They've got her good, and it was a spur of the moment. By the end ...more
Jul 20, 2016 Carole rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a frustrating read with the editing and possible formatting errors. Is it really too much to expect when someone fancies themselves an author that they have the book proofread before releasing it? The story line was interesting enough though. Three women feeling they are too dull and proper form a exclusive club to challenge themselves to live outside their comfort zone. They give each other dares to meet before each weeks' gathering of the Bad Girls' Club. These challenges succeed in sho ...more
Sarah LaFleur
Aug 22, 2013 Sarah LaFleur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. At the beginning it felt a little like I was reading a foreign language film. There are so many slang terms for things I found there were several passages I had to re-read to fully comprehend what was going on. I was distracted enough by it that I had a hard time getting into the story being told.

Once I got past that, the characters were fun, complex and believable. They each experienced a "coming into her own" and the end result was a fantastically funny climactic scene.

Sep 10, 2016 Bianca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This was such a fun read. I read this book (along with four others) while on a cruise last week, and I couldn't have picked a better one to enjoy while lying by the ocean. I read it in one day because I just couldn't stop reading.

It was impossible not to love the three main characters, and they're so different from each other that most people would be able to identify with at least one. I found myself actually cracking up out loud at all the shenanigans these "bad girls" get into, and a few time
Jennifer Collin
May 01, 2014 Jennifer Collin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. First and foremost, this is a story about female friendships, and it's beautiful. Kathryn O'Halloran excels at characterisation, and in the Bad Girl's Club, creates three very different but equally loveable female protagonists. This isn't a book for nice girls though, these are modern, flawed women who sometimes do foolish or thoughtless things. But the way they work through their mistakes makes them so easy to relate to and adore.
Three girls with a common enemy unites together to form The Bad Girls' Club, giving each other dares they deemed to portray themselves as a bad girl. It is a very easy book to read and the girls are hilarious. Their sexy dares are most interesting to read bout. However, I didn't felt the bonding for the girls until the last 2 chapters when they stepped in to protect each other. The characters development could be better. Overall, it is an enjoyable and fast read.
Lala Thaddeus
Jan 19, 2014 Lala Thaddeus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can't take yourself too seriously reading this. It's a filler, the buffer between the last great book you read and the next epic you'll set on. The prose is simple and incredibly easy to read quickly. I have to say the friendship between the characters could have been developed further and the book did end quite abruptly. There were some strings left open that I had questions about--it felt rushed.
Jul 14, 2015 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-books, 2015
Fluffy & predictable, but exactly the break I needed right now. I'm always bemused by how prudish women are in these "shed your old skin/realize the important things in life" books, though - I don't think many actual 20- & 30-something women these days are quite so closeminded.
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Kathryn O'Halloran was told to write what she knows; despite that, she now writes erotica. She finds the research gruelling but she goes at it with guts and determination.

Her chequered work history includes time as a computer programmer, a phone psychic, a mystery shopper, a community television star, a maker of psychedelic fake fur handbags and wielding a machete on a vegetable production line.

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