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(Bad Rep #1)

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"Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes".

Maysie Ardin is soaking up the summer before her junior year of college, shopping, hanging by the pool and shopping some more. But when her black belt in spending lands her in trouble with her parents, she is forced to take a seco
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Published December 21st 2012
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult/College

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"His voice was like liquid caramel. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with him. I wanted no holds barred, throw-me-against-a-wall-and-pound-me-within-an-inch-of-my-life-SEX.
~internal monologue of Maysie

And she gets it too. That and then some. **Fans self**

Honestly I don't know where to begin... Here we go!

Maysie Ardin has just been slapped in the face by life when a bill for $3,500.00 comes sending her parents in to
Jenny Levine
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it


OMG. It took me some time to write a review because Idk where to start because while it annoyed me so much, I actually do love it as well...

Now, am I making any sense? No?
Okay then, I'll just start with my review...
[May contain spoilers]

Bad Rep is about sorority girl Maysie who hasn't been doing the best choices lately (Read: 3,500$ credit card bill!!!) Not wanting her parents to save her ass AGAIN and be disappointed at her AGAIN , she dec
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
My Maysie and Jordan:

"I wanted to tell you that I couldn't stop thinking about your face. That you had burrowed your way so deep into my veins that I would fucking bleed you. That if I died tomorrow, I could go a happy man for having felt your lips on my skin."

I hate when this happens to me. Interesting story, good writing but NO connection with characters. They were annoying, immature, cheating, mean... Some parts of this book were boring, some were really frustrating, I was really angry wi
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing

What if the timing and circumstances were off when you meet your soul mate?

What if he was everything you ever wanted and the attraction was overwhelming?

What if he had a girlfriend for three years and they were considered your college’s ‘it’ couple?

What if his girlfriend was your sorority’s president and your social standing would suffer?

What if he was crazy about you and you acted on it before he closed the door on his prior relationship?

What if your reputation got destroyed?

Would he be worth
Mar 12, 2013 rated it did not like it

I'm honestly at a bit of a loss as to where to start with this screaming hot mess. Maysie is one of the more unlikable characters I've come across in awhile. She's vain. We are repeatedly told how she knows she is hot. She's also an insecure whiney baby and a bit of a jerk. Jordan is whatever the scene calls for him to be with zero consistency. One minute he is a "poet" the next a cheating bad boy then a possessive alpha-male then a charming stand-up guy. All over the place. Honest
Lise *friends don't flag*
New Adult at its best!

Maisey is an insecure college girl away from her controlling parents with a Father that makes her think she is not good enough. She joins a sorority to help her fit it and feel part of something. She and her roommate Riley, get a job at a local bar, Barton’s for the summer. This is where Maysie meets and falls for bad boy drummer, songwriter, Ducati riding, bartending hottie fully equipped with tats and piercings. His name is Jordan and he happens to be fraternity presiden
Kim Person
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock-roll, arc
First I must thank A. Meredith Walters for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Bad Rep! Anyone, that knows me knows I have serious obssession with Rock Stars so as always when I got the book I just.....

This is seriously a wonderful read. The book is told from Maysie's POV and I think it had to be in order to understand that how much at one time other's opinions mattered more to her than what she thought of herself. Maysie is a Junior in College and part of a sorority. Well, due to her hog wi
Airah ♔
"One day, I’ll get you a ring on your finger. You just wait and see."

Aww. Seriously. One of the best New Adult novels I’ve read recently!

With all the sorority drama going on in this book, Bad Rep clearly has more issues than the movie Mean Girls.

Everything started with the $3500 credit card statement from a weekend trip to Virginia Beach:

My Visa was supposed to be used “in emergencies only.” My parents had given me a 5,000 dollar limit, stressing that I was NEVER to even think abo
Smitten's Book Blog

So let's start with the most important part. I, Smitten, am totally in love with Jordan Levitt!

5 stars for Jordan and Maysie!

Awwww, this book is so good. Firstly, you have to know, I have a hell of a lot going on in my life at the moment, so finding a book that can hold my attention is difficult. I'm only getting short periods of time to read and I'm finding things just aren't holding my interest so well... and then I picked up Bad Rep.

Well, the first day I started it, I was terribly late for w
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

Yup ok.. no! I have to shelved this under DNF. I do not understand how Bad Rep have a good rating. The story is bad. I thought it would be like Gossip Girl, but it is not. It feels like I am reading cut and paste from other YA/NA romance in a very bad way.

The heroine (forgot her name, thank God) is just horny and throw herself to Jordan even though he has girlfriend. Not to mention the heroine is just very immature.

Well I guess I had another bad pick of NA romance.

2 stars
Kellie Maddox-Ward

Sweet little baby Jesus

**I do need to say that although this book is essentially about cheating. I kinda condoned it. In real life cheating is not cool! Fiction sometimes it is.. like with this.. and Kellan Kyle**


Maysie Arden has always wanted to be popular.
Wants everyone to like her.
As she has always striven for her parents approval but has never got it.

When she moves away to College that happens.
She gets a hippie/vegan straight shooter best friend Riley.
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
“No more running.”
“I’m all run out, baby. You caught me fair and square.”

Maysie is a college student who has to get a second summer job to pay her parents back some money she owes them for overspending on her ‘emergency only’ credit card- I mean new shoes are sort of an emergency, right? She and her best friend, Riley decide to apply at a restaurant/bar called Barton’s. They both get hired on right away and meet the bartender Jordan. Holy bad boy Batman! I fell in love with this story (and
A. Walters
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
BAD REP WILL BE RELEASED DECEMBER 21, 2012!!! Mark your calendars! :-)
Samantha Rue
Jan 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
I somehow made it to chapter 5 of this thing, which is kind of miraculous since I spent most of it rolling my eyes, complaining, and laughing (at you, not with you).

Most of the problem was that it's just not my cuppa tea, but there's no denying that the characters are just... not good.

The main character is a blatant Mary Sue. The love interest, Jordan, is 'perfect', and a bad boy (because he's got like piercings and tattoos and stuff! Sooo bad!) even though he's actually a frat boy, and every g
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it

Maysie is a junior at College. She is 20 years old, lives with her best friend, Riley, is in a sorority which she loves, and is sort-of dating a slacker stoner who doesn’t really do a lot for her, but she is happy to go along with it for now. Most importantly, she is doing what she wants, and enjoying life away from the constant disapproval of her parents. She does seem a bit selfish and immature at times, but I kept reminding myself that she is only 20. I was
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it

Up until 80% this book was a 3stars read but the last 20% the book got better and I really enjoyed it!!!

Jordon, is one holy badboy batman with tatoos, piercings and his in a band!!! Oh and freaking good in bed :)

Maysie was irretating me 80% of the book but she got a lot better the last 20%, there were times when I just wanted to bash her head with a basball bat!! Why does she care what other people think of her or the sorority girls, yes she is 20 and still young but geeeze was I t
4.5 stars !!!

Okay , its official ... I'm in love with A.Meredith Walters !!!!



Full review to follow ...

Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it

"Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes"

Sorority girl Maysie Ardin has made some bad choices lately. She's not doing so well in school, she's dating a loser and, instead of using the credit card her parents gave her for emergency use only, she bought expensive clothing. And now she has racked up a $3500 bill. Her parents are not happy. It's time for Maysie to get her priorities straight. Fir
Anne OK
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
What do you get when you mix all the following?

A $3,500 credit card bill for a pair of Manolo Blahnik sandals and a “Vitamin A” bikini screams the demand for a second job for college junior Maysie Aldin.

A roommate and best friend with some common sense, who offers up a solution to Maysie’s money problems and many many more as time goes by.

A waitressing job at the local college hangout, Barton’s Pub.

A flirty and sexy bartender named, Jordan Levitt, who is a mixture of tatted-up bad boy and gorgeo
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
****$ .99 on Amazon! 12/26****

Is self-worth really found in the opinions of others?

Twenty-year-old Maysie Ardin finally has independence from her very conservative parents. She’s about to start her junior year of college and is a proud member of Chi Delta sorority. A shopping spree with her sorority sisters lands her $3,500 in debt…with her parent’s credit card. In order to pay off her debt, Maysie is forced to take on a second job. She finds a waitressing job at a local
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I'm afraid this is shaping up to be the year of "everyone liked it but me" and it sucks.

I wanted to love this book. I adored the other book I read by this author - Find you in the Dark so I was really looking forward to this one.

I liked the last 7%, but that wasn't enough to make up for all that came before for me.

I'm always a harsh judge of cheating in a plot line - so I know that was part of my problem. I had a hard time liking Jordan after the crap he pulled in the beginning. I just still
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Must, Must, MUST read! My review is going to be short and sweet, just enough to whet your appetite, because you really have to read this book for yourself.
Bad Rep is a fantastic, funny, heart-wrenching, heart-warming story of love. Maysie & Jordan are so real and easy to relate to. Oh, and Jordan with his tattoo and piercings is quite delicious. ;)
The supporting characters are great and I keep coming back to the word real to describe them, we all either are or know a Riley or should.
The songs
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love the feeling of content when you finish a book you loved and that is exactly how I feel right now.
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This book came highly recommended by a GR friend. I was really excited about it but afraid I'd hyped it up in my head too much. Sooo happy that wasn't the case. This book had angst, sweet romance, and hot sex! I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Jordan. A. Meredith Walters has made a fan out of me. If you haven't read this book- read it :)
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Ultimately 3.5 Stars...But definitely a 4 Star at times!

"At what point did parties go from 'hey lets hang out' to 'I'm gonna drink shots from between your boobs?'"

I really didn't know what to expect when I bought Bad Rep, but boy was I pleasantly surprised! The character's were awesome, the dialog was entertaining, and the romance was hot! I absolutely love books that take place in college. It's like reliving my keg stand glory days (not like I still do keg stands anymore or anything...), but si
So here’s the gist. She splurged and needs the money to pay back so she decided to find a job. She found a job…and a guy. She and the guy has this undeniable attraction, she didn’t mind the flirting. She thought it was harmless or so she thought because luck runs out when she found out he has girlfriend and she’s the president of the sorority she belong to. Damn luck, right?

But the worst has yet to come, although they tried (they weren’t really trying hard to ignore their attraction) they eventu
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Here's the thing, this could have been an absolutely amazing book. It could have, had the main character been nothing like what was written.

Maysie was an absolute terrible character. She was whiny, insecure, stubborn, and just a really terrible character. Anytime anything went wrong, she ran and hid. Seriously, she freaking hid under her blankets.

Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes life sucks and you get some shitty stuff thrown your way. Especially if you make the decision to follow through on
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Bad Rep" by A. Meredith Walters 4.5/5 Stars

“Dear lord, the flash of his gleaming white teeth was like a hot button to my nether regions. Down vagina! Down, girl.”

There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments in 'Bad Rep', but those are not the only reason to fall in love with the story (and Jordan).

The story is told from the point of view of Maysie, a twenty year old college junior who falls head-over-heels for her sexy, off-limits coworker Jordan. Jordan also falls for Maysie, and their relations
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

What an absolutely stunning book!

Jordan Levitt tattooed, drummer, boy band, pierced,romantic and even in a frat!!! He is such a fine specimen!
Maysie Ardin another cutie, who thinks high and low of herself at da same. Joins sorority for friendship and oh boy don't they just become bitchy and evil!

Urgh!!! This book made me smile, sad, irritated and perhaps wee bit anger. No right words to explain my emotions!

So, Jordan Levitt --- he def makes girls do things that we shouldn't. Too delicious!

Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book had me up until 5am. I couldn't put it down without knowing how it ended. The first 40% I was wanting to pull out my hair. Guy has girlfriend, likes other girl. Flirting back and forth. I though, oh great, another love triangle with an indecisive person. But the thing is, Jordan was never at odds with what he felt for Maysie. The connection was instant for him and Maysie too. She just fought it harder. She was very emotional when it came to what others thought of her, and it makes sens ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-loves, new-adult
I recommend this to every freaking body!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! So SIKED to have read this. So BUMMED that it had to end. I am in love!

I loved Jordan and he is Ab-so-fucking-lutely my top spot in my list of book boyfriends. Next to SEXY in the dictionary is a picture of a lean, short dark haired, pierced and tatted hottie named Jordan. I promise you you will come all over yourself at just the mention of his name after reading this. Holy fuck!

I'm salivating. Sorry.

The drama! There was drama every freaki
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