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Bad Son Rising

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,450 ratings  ·  190 reviews
People think I'm a douche.
And maybe I am.
I use most people.
It's what I know.
But if I love you,
I'd die for you.
I just don't know that I'm worth loving.

Handsome, privileged bad boy Zac Moore has always played by his own rules - at school, in business, with women. He's rewritten the rules to suit his own needs and his needs are
360 pages
Published September 12th 2014 (first published September 10th 2014)
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Sophie's Reading Corner
**2.5 stars**

Zac Moore is a young, rich college student and he is a BIG TROUBLE!! A handsome playboy who doesn't know about relationships, suddenly meets a girl in his father's wedding, who doesn't throw herself on him, like he's used to. He tries to approach her, flirting with her, but getting nothing back from her. This girl seems like a big challenge to him and she intrigues him. They only share a dance, exchange a few words and that's enough for him to thinking about her, when he goes back to college.

Liliana Cast
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
... Zac Moore was never, ever going to play it safe. It just wasn't who he was.

When we first met Zac Moore in Searching For Moore he was a troubled bad boy...egocentric, selfish, manipulative, hateful, confused and did things that hurt others. But as the series went on, we began to see some healing and growth in him.

Zac is gorgeous, built, cocky, wealthy by birth right, and is like a magnet for the ladies. He can usually have any woman he wants, but is soon done with them. Then one night he meets L
I had a hard time with this one. I know that this part of the book was supposed to make me see the good side of Zach, but all it did was annoy me.

Zach was used to getting his way, but now he wants are changing. At a wedding he meets Liliana who does not give him the time of day because of this this Zach is fascinated with Liliana. They do not talk after their initial meeting and 22% of the book passes. 22% where Zach life in college is discussed with his friend Liz and how he tries t
CRlovebooks ❤️
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
❤Astounding - brilliant-amazing- emotional ( I will make you smile, I will stay right by your side until the end.D.B) 3> I really I don't know where to begin. This book is absolutey amazing. The story was so well written and I loved it so much that I stayed up late reading this emotional story. The emotions were so real the arguments were realistic, and the reactions were believable. "I'm really not that asshole people think I am, give me a chance, I will show you”, this quote went a long way ...more
Anne OK
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
2 to 2.5 Stars

This was a new-to-me author who came highly recommended. I had the highest of hopes that this book would be a blockbuster read. I liked the premise of the story and I even liked the characters at times. But it didn’t blow me away. In fact, at times I had a really hard time staying with it. And once again, I find myself in the minority.

I hadn’t read the previous books so I had nothing invested in Zac Moore. He certainly was an entertaining bad boy with redeeming qualities. I got the
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bad Son Rising was the first spinoff from the Needing Moore series by Julie Richman. It was told from a single POV, Zac's. Zac was the son and stepson to Schooner and Mia Moore. I knew I would love Zac's story and Richman didn't disappoint!

When we met Zac, he was an entitled punk. He was the exact image of Schooner physically but socially and psychologically, he aligned with his mother. He was selfish, rude and showed zero respect for others, especially women. Near the end of the Nee
Kristen Geist
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I’m absolutely blown away by Julie Richman! She’s got a way with words, amazing attention to detail, and a way of evoking all kind of emotions from her readers. While reading this book, I laughed and I cried…a lot!! It was amazing, seeing the journey Zac Moore has been through in his life. He’s a bad boy – or at least that’s the persona he portrays – he does what he needs to do to keep people at a distance. But he truly has a heart of gold. He’s Schooner’s son through and through. Ju ...more
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love Julie and she knows this. Poor woman probably hides when she sees me message or pop up on her phone. LOLOL

Bad Son Rising is sort of a spin off of her Needing Moore series (a must-read if you have not already). We met Zac in that series but here’s where we get to know him more.

Zac is a douche – plain and simple. He treats women like they are his to feast upon. And it’s not like he hides it either. And it’s not that’s he’s trying to compensate for anything by a
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 STARS - It was ok.

I really wanted to Love this book.

I really enjoyed the Searching for Moore Series and I wanted to see how Zac would redeem himself, but (view spoiler) ...more
Tara Marie
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing addition from Julie's lineup!!
I love all of the Moore's and have to say Zac was my least liked (next to CJ of course). This book made me fall for the bad son and see him completely differently! I love that Julie was able to transform a character that I had such strong feelings for in one series and bring him into a new light just by giving him his own story.

Zac is what some would call a ladies man in college, he's all about his pleasure and no one else's, as long as he gets off
Halos Horns
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing addition from Julie's lineup!!
I love all of the Moore's and have to say Zac was my least liked (next to CJ of course). This book made me fall for the bad son and see him completely differently! I love that Julie was able to transform a character that I had such strong feelings for in one series and bring him into a new light just by giving him his own story.

Zac is what some would call a ladies man in college, he's all about his pleasure and no one else's, as long as he gets off
Cassia Brightmore
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Stereotypes. We’ve all seen them, some of us may even fall victim to them. To the judgement of others, judgement and experiences that may shape the way we see ourselves and they way we react to different situations. They are the villain of the story, the unseen force that shapes who we may or may not become. Zac Moore is no exception to this. With his All-American boy good looks and his less than stellar past trailing behind him, he’s classed as a bad boy without merit, without any redeeming qualities. Gi
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Title: Bad Son Rising
Author: Julie C. Richman
Series: Standalone (Series spin off)
Release Date: September 12, 2014
Rating: 4.75 - 5.00 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

Zac Moore was a lot of things: asshole, sex toy, manipulative and a selfish prick. He also happens to be crazy sexy and smart. Zac is used to getting what he wants with his incredible looks and sizeable bank account. When we first met Zac in the Searching For Moore series, he was a h
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had no doubt that I would love this book just as I loved the Needing Moore series. It will always be one of my favorite series. Liliana and Zak's story is so sweet because we see how much they have grown as characters from the previous books. You can't help but love this story and the characters. I can't say enough about Julie's writing. She has a way of bringing you into the story and her character's lives. I look forward to reading other books by Julie and hopefully get a chance to have some ...more
Zac was introduced in the Moore series and he was the king of ass holes! I couldn't stand him and I wanted to see how the author was going to redeem Zac! Well, he has been redeemed...hallelujah

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By the end of the book I was swooning over Zac Moore! Plus, it was nice to catch up with Mia and Schooner.
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh Zac Moore…..I knew there was good in you. You're just a misunderstood bad boy looking for love. Zac's story totally went in a different direction than I expected, and I freaking loved it!! We get Zac the player, Zac the ass hole, Zac the loyal friend and Zac the humanitarian. His story is beautiful and heart breaking and everything I wanted it to be.
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I actually read this one first before I knew about the searching for Moore series. Great job Julie, looks like you have a forever follower. Now let me start book 3 of Schooner Moore and Mia.
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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** Bad Son Rising made Smut Book Junkies Reviews 2014 Top Pick lists**

**Bad Son Rising can be read as a stand alone novel**
I have been reading the Needing Moore series from the very first day Julie released Searching For Moore. I was blown away by the characters and their story. I needed more and became addicted to this series. Julie A. Richman delivered a mature romance that spans over twenty years. From the beautiful young love romance to the painful separation that spanned over twenty years, the readers experi
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

When I read the title of the book and I thought this book will be about some really bad guy! Then I started reading the book and again my impression was this about a really bad boy that can’t help himself when it comes to being responsible and staying out of trouble. He also has a reputation with the ladies of being a one night stand man with no attachments or girlfriends allowed. However, as the story unfolds my first impression is proved to be total
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


Rating: 4.5 Stars

You’ll hate him, you’ll love him. You can’t help but fall for this guy. He might have been a douche, making his own rules, doing his own things, shagging every girl he wants but deep down, he’s an amazing friend who would do anything and everything for the people he cared about. He’s a sweet brother, and a reformed son. He did something previously and is making up for it.

It was in a wedding when his atten/>Rating:
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
Zac Moore has never been a perfect son. From his devious activites during the Needing Moore series, to the illegal and questionable activities he engages in during his first two years at Bryson College, Zac Moore is a bad boy. He is confident and has a major ego that follows (or leads) wherever he goes. Despite some major mistakes, he is beginning to grow up, beginning to look out for the people around him. But still, his streak as a bad boy continues, and his choices are not always on the up an ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
It's no secret that one of my favorite series' of all time is The Needing Moore Series. It's one of the few that I have read more than once. Schooner stole my heart from page one and I've loved him for a long time. We met Zac, Schooner's son, in Searching for Moore and he was a horrible, spoiled, pain in the ass. But, he looked so much like his father that you couldn’t help but be intrigued by him. He eventually redeemed himself in the books that followed and man was I excited when I heard he wa ...more
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
After reading the Searching for Moore series I have to say this.... 'who knew that Zac Moore would become a book boyfriend??!!'

Zac was the moody, pouty and spoilt son of Schooner who seemed to cause so much trouble between his father and Mia. The one thing that redeemed him with me was how much he loved his little brother and sister. He is so sweet with them :)

Zac pretty much parties it up in college, he is popular and attractive, girls just hang off him so he takes full
Michele Welch
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading a loving Julie's first three books the Needing Moore Series I couldn't wait to read this.
We first encountered Zac Moore in the previous series as a handsome teen who's his fathers double in looks but unfortunately his mothers son in more ways than one. Zac Moore wasn't nice but can a bad boy change his ways?
We pick up with Zac just after his father Schooner's wedding to Mia Silver whilst at the wedding one Liliana Castillo the daughter of a friend of his fathers catches his eye.
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3 stars!!

“Please don’t fall in love with me, Zac silently warned. Please fall in love with me, Zac silently prayed.”

I am a huge fan of the Moore Family series and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into Bad Son Rising. As much as we knew Zac Moore was the “bad boy” I knew that with a family like his that there must be some redeeming qualities in him somewhere, they just needed to be unearthed.

Zac Moore did have a lot of redeeming qualities, it t/>
Reanell Tisdale
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was my first book of Julie's that I read, I've heard great things about the Moore series so when I saw she was doing a spin-off I had to read it. And did you see that cover?! I imagined that face the entire time I was reading about Zac Moore!!

I am really impressed with the way Julie sucked me into the bad boy Zac Moore. We are introduced to him as he is being sucked off and is bored. I was quite surprised he wasn't into it more. But, we soon find out that he was used for sex at
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Misunderstood, without a relationship compass, drifting to find his purpose in life is Zac Moore. He is at that "crossroads" of life where the big decisions he makes now will alter the path of his life.

He has grown up without a true sense of family. Now that he is in college, he is older,smarter and able to recognize what a true and loving family looks like. Schooner and Mia have blended a family that exudes the magic of true love. Zac is now part of that family but still seeking to
Samantha Campos
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When first meeting Zac Moore in Julie A. Richmans Needing Moore trilogy I have to admit I wasn't a fan. With that being said, from the first page of Bad Son Rising I started to have a change of heart and by the end of the book, I had fallen in love with his character.

We all have a story to tell, and I wasn't expecting the story I got, but I'm blown away at the events and feelings this story brought to me.

Throughout Zac's story I found myself laughing, crying and cursing. There
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Zac Moore...GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!

This man had me talking to him, crying with him and wanting to jump in the book and hug him until he was alright.

If you loved Schooner then you will fall in love with Zac. Yeah, yeah, I know we wanted to kill him when we first met him. But we were too quick to judge him. In Bad Son Rising we get to KNOW Zac. We walk through life in his shoes and let me tell you my Jordan's are freaking comfy but they get dirty at times.

The Book Fairy Reviews
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An amazing story about how we grow up and learn from our mistakes. Yeah this is the story of Zac Moore and how he was a total F~up. That is until he learned that all he needed was the love of a woman to show him that he is worth everything he thought was beyond his reach. Not just any woman though, no the one that rejected him. The one that ignored him. The one and only Liliana Castillo.
Inspiring, beautifully heart breaking and extremely hot. Zac is the ultimate playboy alpha. Playing with
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USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortu ...more
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