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The Perfect Bastard

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  101 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 Roan left
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'
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, wearin
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)
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
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
Melissa J (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 m
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.
Reading with 2 book lovers
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
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
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 business
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
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 ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
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 bu
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
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 man
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
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
Wit & Wonder Books
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by the author for an honest review***

You know when LK Collins produces a book it’s going to spectacular! The Perfect Bastard is another fantastic, 100% steam-worthy romance that must be added to your collection!

A one night stand ends up being a night hard to forget for Mia and Roan.

Mia and Roan have undeniable chemistry that LK Collins perfectly writes in her steamy scenes. You can almost feel the connection from the pages it’s so good. Mia throws his world upside d
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I didn't know what to expect from this book. It's not my normal genre but I loved it. This was the first time I've read a book by Ms. Collins and I wasn't disappointed.

Mia had crushed on Roan for years and when an opening came up to intern at Roan and her brother's engineering company she jumped at the chance. Flirting all summer long they finally gave into temptation and slept together. Then Roan split in the middle of the night never contacting her again. Mia was
Kerry Melton
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Solid 4 stars

Don't let the title fool you! Roan is a lot of things, but a bastard isn't one of them!

Roan hasn't had a easy life. It's been rough. He is a successful, single father raising his two daughters. They are the light of his life. Roan has his demons that he keeps at bay, but when they're unleashed, there's no telling what could happen.

Roan and his best friend, Chandler, run a successful business. He is nothing like Chandler, who's a man whore and self absorbed. So wh
Sheila'S Book Corner
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of hot single dads, second chances loves and a little of Forbidden this one is for you

This book gives you all the feels a love story must have and I enjoyed every laugh and any other tear.

Roan is a single dad struggling on how to be a good father to 2 completely different teenagers and feels he is failing. He doesn't think he needs help or to be happy until Mia appears.... again, and this time for the best.

Mia is forbidden to Roan for many rea
Trish Kitty Taylor  ***UNBOUND BOOK REVIEWS***
Loved this fab story of second chance love!!! It was the perfect Saturday afternoon read, with gorgeous characters, a lovely story & some trademark LK steam to set my pulse racing.

Roan & Mia had a one night stand, when circumstances for Roan were far from ideal.. roll on several years & more challenges than he can barely cope with, he is faced with Mia’s return & all the feelings that have consumed him since that night. She was the one he walked away from, determined
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Just WOW!!!! I can't believe that It took me this long to read LK Collins, I don't know what is wrong with me!

Mis and Roan story was amazing, powerful and very emotional. It took me to real places, real problems, real people dealing with life.

Roan had the dream come true, a wife, two daughters. Until his demons won the battle and put him in a delicates situation.

Mia never forgot that one night with the sexy man that it was Roan, his passion, his fire an
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, LK how do you continue to surprise me with your talent. I absolutely loved this book. I think it's my favorite of yours so far. That's not easy to say because you've blown every book out of the water. I'm keeping this completely spoiler free because this is one that you just want to see the twists and turns.

Second chance romances are my absolute favorite. When two people collide and their soul tells them they need to have that person at all costs.

I absolutely l
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This book certainly lives up to its name. Roan is a cocky, sexy man who has had his heart broken then does a jerk move by sleeping with his best friend's sister. I was immediately hooked within the first couple chapters. Roan may be a jerk, but he is sexy jerk that Mia has never stopped thinking about. When Mia comes back & they can no longer fight their attraction what's the worse thing to happen!?!? Or maybe half a dozen things that can go wrong.....

These two have off the
Jaime Seal
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book more stars, I would! This is my first LK Collin's book! Wow....just wow. It most definitely won't be my last! Roan is a single father of 2 girls. Mia is his best friend and business partner's little sister. They have a one night stand, but Roan walks away. It isn't fair to bring Mia into his messed up life. Mia comes back....and there is still chemistry. Will it be enough to bring these 2 back together for their happily ever after??? Read it and find out! This book is s ...more
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing second chance romance from such an amazing author!
I honestly only put this book down for short times! Like when I had to lol
Sexy, emotional, touching, tons of emotions! Life has definitely not been a walk in the park for Roan. The sexy single Dad makes it work though, and is the best he can be!
Once Mia is introduced, the chemistry heats the pages! Fast forward 7 years later and finds she's still attracted to Roan! Neither of them wants to fight their desires but they al
Cecily Bonney
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book! It was the perfect mix of love, lust, romance, and raw emotions!
I am in love with Roan. While reading this book it didn't take long to fall for this character. He has been through so much in his life time. Then to be left behind with two sweet innocent girls breaks my heart.
Mia is a very strong willed character and I love her. She is one of the guys one minute but then she is still such a woman.
This story will melt your heart over and over again.
michelle Shelly
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Perfect Bastard is really a great read. The characters Roan and Mia are extremely sexy together and I loved the storyline. Mia is Roan's best friend and business partners little sister. They all grew up together and she has had a crush on him for years.
Roan is a complete mess. He is left to raise two girls on his own and in no way thinking of another relationship. One night together and even years later neither can forget.
These two are explosive! I loved their story and really enjoyed that
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This forbidden, second chance romance was so hot and sexy but also so poignant and moving, that it captured me right from the start. Roan has had a hard life and it hasn't gotten easier when his wife deserts him and their 2 young daughters. He is determined to be the father to them that he never had. When his best friend, Chandler's smart, and sexy sister interns at their office, the sparks fly. They have a night of passion that neither can forget. Roan leaves Mia, knowing he is no good for her. ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 SEXY ARROGANT STARS!! This is a fast fun book that you can't put down, it keeps you turning pages. Roan is a sexy arrogant single dad of two girls. Mia is a beautiful woman and Roan's best friend and business partners sister. These two had a one night stand a while back and still have attraction to one another. This was my first book by L.K. Collins and I loved it. I highly suggest this Book to anyone trying to escape real life for a couple of hours. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader co ...more
Cynthia Villarreal Ortiz
Love is always there if you fight for it!!

Truly loved Roan and Mia's story!!
He is a lost soul. Ex-Fighter turned business man. Father to 2 girls. Abandoned by his wife. Learning to love again is hard. But when she's his best friend's little sister, it's supposed to be off limits.
Mia is not backing down. She knows love is worth the fight.
Great Story!!
LK Collins have done it again!!

**I voluntarily received an advanced reader's copy for review.**
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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