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The Perfect Bastard

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  206 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
What is the one thing you shouldn’t do when your wife leaves you? Sleep with your best friend’s sister.

It’s too bad Roan Reddick never got that piece of advice before he fell into bed with Mia Cavalano. She’s smart, sassy, and sexy as hell. She’s also the only woman to flip his world upside down since his wife. And she’s leaving for college in two days, which is good cons
Published (first published August 16th 2017)
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Mia had crushed on Roan for years and one day all of her dreams came true when she ended up in bed with him. Then those dreams came crashing down when she woke up the next morning and he was gone. Determined to move on, she went off to college and ended up landing her dream job… right back in Boston. Avoiding Roan was impossible as he was her brother’s best friend and business partner, but she wasn’t opposed to giving him the cold shoulder, even if her heart never stopped belonging to him.

When R
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised with the Perfect Bastard. I'm well read in LK Collins books and didn't expect the storyline. I really liked the family element to the Perfect Bastard as it gave it more depth and and a heartwarming element to it. I also felt the humor in this story was great and there was more of it than what I usually find in this author's books. At least the way the character Chandler was written in this story made it seem that way. I loved him and can't wait for his story.
I enjoyed
Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by author.

I was not very familiar with L.K. Collins books until recently, and The Perfect Bastard is my second book from this author and I am quite positive it won't be my last.
This is a second chance/single dad romance and I am a sucker for both, so I have to say that I really enjoyed it right from the very beginning. It is simply a beautiful story of two complex characters with complicated pasts and explosive chemistry who find themselves tangled together.
L.K. Collins' wr
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4 Quick and Dirty CROWNS

I can always count on L.K. Collins to deliver a fast and uber-sexy romance, and The Perfect Bastard is all that I was anticipating.

Roan Reddick will earn his war into readers' hearts because he is that perfect blend of bad boy and good guy. He has a temper and is often quick to act out, but he is also a really great dad. The dichotomy of his character is further exemplified with his physical look, wearing a suit with tattoos peaking out. H
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I am a huge fan of single parent tropes. Add in best friends little sister and this could be a momentous read. Instead, I was finding myself caught up in the action. Then lots of time passing with out seeing the action. I admit I did blank on the warning that the book ends at 50% on the kindle and there is a second book. Even with that, the story just sort of ended.

There was tension....ex's and angry brothers.....but everything just kind of fell away. Now, did I love Roan and Mia? Absolutely. t
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
The Perfect Bastard is a story about the true struggles of being a single father and raising two teenage girls. I love the 'single father' trope, I love the emotion that shines bright through the characters with this trope!

Seven years ago Roan's wife (Georgia) signed her rights away, split, and left him alone to raise their two girls. Now the girls are teenagers and he's questioning everything he did as a father in the past and feeling it wasn't enough. Roan is a man with a fighters heart. He's
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The Perfect Bastard is a lovely story about a sexy single dad and second chance at love. It's easy to fall in love with the story and characters.

Roan is a wonderful dad who is willing to do anything to see his daughters happy. He's still dealing with his wife's abandonment and with the woes of raising two daughters, one a preteen and the another a teenager. Roan may need some help and he is hesitant to ask the one person for help.
Mia has returned after years of being away and re-enters Roan's
Heaven Scheuring
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017, arc
4 stars! This is one hot read!!!

A friends to lovers, best friends little sister, single and second chance romance.
Roan is a single dad raising 2 girls (a preteen and a teenager). His wife, Georgia, leaves him when they are young to persue drinking all day and her own agenda. Roan is best friends with Chandler which is Mia's older brother. Mia is a few years younger than Roan and Chandler. Roan and Mia have an incredible one night stand before Mia leaves for college, but Roan manages to screw up
Melissa Joseph (Book Addicts Reviews)
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-read
3.5 sexy stars!! Not only is Roan a hot dad but one hell of boyfriend!!

🔥This is Roan and Mia's love story....

Roan~ I am a single father of two young girls. One is a teenager now and damn if I am lost with what I am to do with her. Now my love life that's a whole other story. I mean it's non existent. My ex wife destroyed me and my girls. But one slip up from some time ago had came back in my life and I realize how much I actually enjoyed that slip up...did I mention that slip up is my best frien
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
A one night stand for Roan and Mia is a night that neither of them can forget. Mia is Roan's best friend and business partner's sister so she should have been off limits but it couldn't be helped. Years later and Roan has an ex wife and daughters who she abandon. He feels lost and needs a woman's advice. A father wanting to do the best for his girls with out putting his his foot in it. A nice romance, Roan was a wonderful guy, I really liked him.
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
OK Collins is at it again with another good book, the cover of this book had me hooked before I had even read the blurb!
Roan should know that Mia is out of bounds being his best friends sister but that doesn't stop them having a one night stand!
My favourite type of story best friends sister books.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Megan Jacob
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
just perfect...did not want to put down. a heart felt story of two people with a complicated past. coming together after 4 years and fighting a attraction for each other. reading the story and how it unfolds, obstacles and children's emotions that this relationship has was written wonderfully. loved this story. this is my honest review for a book I volunteered to read
Crystal Burnette
This story was not at all what I expected it to be. Single dads are the latest "thing", the latest hot fad that seems to be popping up everywhere. Roan Reddick could be like any other man trying to do the right thing by his family while also trying to do his sexy thing on the side and keep it hidden. But I was wrong. This single dad was so much more. This man is unlike any hero that LK has ever written. This story has a different feel than anything LK has offered and is a wonderful show of her t ...more
Donna Smith
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this story about Roan and Mia! I'm not so sure that I would call Roan a bastard though. He has gown up in a tough situation where neither of his parents cared about him. Then he has found himself becoming a father himself at 18. He promises himself and his daughter that he's not going to be like his father. He marries Georgia and they have another daughter and their marriage isn't perfect but he loves her and tries to make things work, until Georgia walks out on all of them. She can't stan ...more
Sassy Southern
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't express how much I loved this story line! I've read a lot of "brothers best friend hooks up with little sister" books-and I've got to say, this has been my favorite! It was so unique-but so realistic, that I really could see this being a movie.
I loved everything about Roan and Mia. Roan is left a single dad caring for two young girls when his alcoholic wife leaves him. He's distraught, but knows he has to be there to do everything for his little girls. He does exactly that-he gives up fi
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I may be a bit biased at this point, and trust there's a definite reason for it, but The Perfect Bastard is another home run but this dynamic duo! Roan Reddick already carries a lot of negative baggage from his childhood, but when his wife leaves him and his girls with only a note, everything is only that much more magnified. So what does he do, he sleeps with his best friend's sister, and sneaks out in the middle of the night. Now several years later, Mia Cavalano is back, and Roan can't get he ...more
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
The Perfect Bastard is the type of book you grab when you want a fast paced, emotion-packed story. Mia and Roan give you a bit of everything that will keep you entertained. After a one night neither can forget, he left her when he “realized” he was no good for her. Fast forward to a time they come face to face again and the sparks fly all over the place.

I loved Roan, he is not the “bastard” I expected. I see where Mia would feel that way, since he left her, but he is a great businessman and a wo
Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
A phenomenal story filled with passion and romance!

The Perfect Bastard is the story of Roan and Mia. A “forbidden” love that they can’t seem to control. Neither wanted Mia’s brother and Roan’s best friend to find out about their time together. Even after years apart, an intense spark still ignites between them. Mia is determined to prove to Roan that no matter your past everybody still deserves love and happiness.

The Perfect Bastard is a well-written story with characters that are well develop
Literary Epic
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LK Collins one of them authors that I tell everyone to just one click without even having to read a blurb. You know you are always going to get something great and completely unique when an LK Collins book lands on your kindle!!

The Perfect Bast**d was no exception. The concept of this book was so refreshing. Roan’s wife leaves him with two young children, she just ups and goes. Roan thinks that is it for him, he won’t let another women ever do that to him or his girls again.

Mia is Roans brothers
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read from this author, and wow.....was I impressed! Such a fantastic tale of falling in love with your best friend's sister as a divorced father of two pre-teen daughters.....and trying to navigate that situation! Roan had been through so much in his life already, and when Mia re-entered his life, it forced him to deal with feelings that he wasn't sure he was ready to deal with. They had always had a connection, as evident by their one night together many years ago ...more
Sara Koelsch
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve read so many LK Collins books that I usually do in expecting a TON of hot and dirty sex and a small storyline. Well, don’t worry! There is still a TON of that hot and dirty sex but the Perfect Bastard has much more of a storyline then I’m used to with LK Collins! I enjoyed it, to be honest. I get a little burnt out just reading sex scenes so this was a nice surprise! You’d also expect a perfect bastard with that as the title but there was a heartwarming piece to this book. It really made i ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am always up for reading anything by LK Collins and like her past books she totally captivated my attention with this one. Reading about second chance romance are a bit of a favourite for me and even though I get frustrated at the misunderstandings and missed chances it just makes it that much sweeter when things come together. This was a brilliant 4.5 star read.

With a title like “The Perfect Bastard’ you could be mistaken for thinking that you are going to dislike the male lead but that is so
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LK Collins is one of my all time favorite authors, I never have to 2nd guess whether to buy her books, and this one was no different. It has a little bit of everything in there, friends/ enemies to lover as well as second chance at love. Four years ago, Mia and Roan hooked up for one amazing night while she was interning at his and her brother’s firm. Now finished with college, Mia returns home, still angry at the way Roan left her.
They both have unresolved feelings about that night as it turns
Latisha Clark
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
L.K. Collins you've done it again I think Roan is perfect, not a bastard though. Roan is a amazing loving man done wrong. Roans wife left him with two small kids to raise all alone. With eventually getting divorce papers and papers where she signed her rights away on their girls. One night he bumps into Mia and one thing leads to another and they have a one night stand before she leaves for college. Not to ever bring it up again, but they both thought of it often.

You see bumping into Mia or Mia
Jillian Kerr
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Perfect Bastard is a perfect combination of best friends little sister/single dad/and friends to lovers!! Roan has never had an easy life. He had to fend for himself as a kid and was always fighting his way through life, figuratively and literally. His best gifts and what he lived for were his two daughters. The three of them went through a life changing loss when the girls were younger and it was just the three of them for years. Roan had the support of his best friend, Chandler. Chandler a ...more
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
If you are looking for an intense, exciting and unexpected romance book, then this is absolutely the book for you!

As soon as I saw the blurb, I knew I had to read this beauty, as it just had that hint of 'don't go there' romance, you know, the one we all have a think about at some point, but know we shouldn't. This book took that to the next level, and really made it both super hot and sweet.

The characters are brilliant and really fun to get to know. The author gave us enough depth to really m
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Review of The Perfect Bastard by LK Collins

Roan and Mia - 5+++++ stars

Oh, how Ms. Collins can write a set of characters! She had me hooked with the first lines of Roan, a man that is and has been broken, but yet knows his many flaws. My heart actually hurt for him and the things he went through before we ever met him. And, oh how I wanted to bitch slap Georgia for what she did -- I'll leave it at that, since I don't want to spoil the book for others. There are soooo many good parts to this sto
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A stand-alone book that is part of a series, The Perfect Bastard brings lots of heat and heart. Mia and Roan have a one night stand shortly after Roan's wife abandons him and their two young daughters. Roan decides for them both that Mia deserves better than his messed up life, and leaves during the night without a word. Did I mention Mia is Roan's best friend, Chandler's, little sister? He doesn't need to ever know, right?

Fast forward a few years and Mia has finished her engineering degree and
Reckless Readers
I fell in love with the storyline of this novel and it made me want to jump right in. Mia is definitely one of the strong characters even though she is very timid at times when it comes to Roan. He is best friends with Mia's brother and tries to hard to resist her. He is one tough guy however with raising two girls on his own. Their mom left them and Mia wants nothing more for Roan to let her in but it's like trust is a huge issue through this story. It takes an impromptu camping trip for pieces ...more
Jenny B
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LK Collins has written another beautiful story that absolutely captured me and had me reading in one sitting. This book is just a very simple love story between a man (Roan) and his best friend's little sister Mia who has always had a crush on Roan. Roan's life is a little more complex with two daughters and a wife who abandoned him and his daughters and he is trying to raise these girls the best he knows how. I would have loved to have a little more with daughters as I think their story line co ...more
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LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness.

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