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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,783 ratings  ·  175 reviews
He’s keeping me up all night long…

Emerson Hayes is sexy, arrogant, and has abs that would put a Hemsworth to shame. He’s also opening a bar with his buddies right below my apartment. Goodbye, peace and quiet, hello sleepless nights fantasizing about my hot new landlord…

But when my stuffy workplace makes it clear I need a plus-one for our events, I have the perfect way
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published April 30th 2018 by Katie McCoy Books
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

I honestly do not have much to say about this one. It was a cute read without a lot of angst or drama. The writing was great. The pace (for the most part) was good. The plot was humorous and sweet. It had some excellent secondary characters (although, I am not 100% sure I care to read Chase's book as I am a little over the whole "player who sleeps with everything" type of hero). Both of the main characters were very likable, and the ending was a sweet HFN.


My only issue with it was the
Emer (A Little Haze)
I loved the beginning of this book. So freaking cute and flirty.
But then...
Well I soon got bored...
The dual points of view annoyed me.
The background of the male lead EPICALLY annoyed me... I'm tired of rich boys with daddy drama in NAs...
The smart, hot female lead with a heart of gold annoyed me... Does everyone have to be always so perfect?
There just wasn't enough of my style of humour and banter for me...
Mostly I think this book is a case of not being to my particular taste rather than an
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2020
It was okay, but I guess my problem with it is that it was mild.
Beneath The Covers Blog
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads, kelly, arcs
Definitely my new favorite of Katie McCoy’s books!

I’m not just anxious for this new series, but super anxious…super-duper anxious…DYING for the next book level of anxious! Rascal is classic Katie McCoy romance…feel-good love stories with humor, drama, and sizzling chemistry!

Rascal wastes no time diving right into its gut-busting degree of hilarity and unforgettable first encounters. Let’s face it…we females at one point in our lives have endured the awkward circumstances that surrounds the purch
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5: This was super cute and a quick read. Emerson and Alex meet for the first time when he’s in line behind her at the drug store. They then get locked in the bank’s ATM vestibule together. They share a kiss and then go their separate ways only to find out that Emerson is opening a bar below Alex’s apartment.
Emerson is swoon worthy new bar owner and Alex is working to be an associate at a law firm. He’s trying to get out of the type of life she’s trying to get into. Together they’ll have to fi
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2018
"I also loved the side characters, Chase, Sawyer, Dante and Liam all of Emerson’s friends who also had a stake in the bar, I enjoyed how they came together to do it. I loved how we also got to see an insight to them as well and that they were so rounded characters and they felt incredibly real. I also loved Hayley (Emerson’s sister) I loved how she managed to boss all the boys around. I’m going to say it now. I think there is a thing between her and Dante. We’ll see if I turn out to be right bec ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, lol, arc, hea, 2018-read
4 stars!

Alex is a junior associate at a top Chicago law firm and is working her way to become a permanent associate. She has absolutely no time for distractions, especially the ones that come in the form of hot guys. And there is an exceptionally hot guy opening a bar with his hot friends directly below her apartment. What happens when the one guy she keeps bumping into becomes someone she can’t stay away from?

Rascal was a much needed escape from the angsty books I’ve recently read. Hilarious, s
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rascal was just the light-hearted and feel-good romantic comedy that I needed. It’s a fast paced story, which definitely sets the tone for the book because as much as Emerson Hayes and Alex Mathis don’t feel like they have time for a relationship, the fact that sparks fly during their first awkward and hysterical interaction and then turn into flames that continue to burn brightly despite their respective needs to focus on their careers, everything seems to occur in warped speed and that works f ...more
Michele McMullen
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Emerson and Alex . They are fresh out of the gate with funny, embarrassing moments . Alex is an associate at a law firm and is waiting not so patiently for the results of her bar exam. She is living in a quiet apartment until they move in . A bar has taken up residence downstairs and the sexy hot arrogant man running it is trying her patience . She also can't keep him and his swoon worthy abs out of her thoughts . Emerson is trying to get his business off the ground when he runs smack dab into A ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 /4 STARS
If you want an easy read without too much drama and a really cute story this is the book for...

Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry Katie McCoy, but I had to change the female main characters name. Only because my partner's name is Alex, and it was just too weird.

I've read a few lawyer romance books, so I want to know if it's true that every time there is a company get together, it is implied that the higher-ups prefer the workers to be in a stable relationship?
Is it to get the main character to get into a relationship, even though they keep saying they have no time for it? I know they say in the book that the com
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh I'm over here swooning wishing there was more pages! I need more Emerson in my life! Rascal was such a great read with some pretty amazing characters. Alex is trying to get the associate position at work, working long hours and putting her social life on hold. A hilarious meeting with Emerson shows a serious amount of sparks and chemistry. Emerson and his friends are opening up a bar, which happens to be directly under Alex's apartment. Loud noises and late nights up working don't mix. Afte ...more
Apr 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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He’s keeping me up all night long…

Emerson Hayes is sexy, arrogant, and has abs that would put a Hemsworth to shame. He’s also opening a bar with his buddies right below my apartment. Goodbye, peace and quiet, hello sleepless nights fantasizing about my hot new landlord…

But when my stuffy workplace makes it clear I need a plus-one for our events, I have the perfect way to even the score. Emerson is A+ arm-candy… as long as I can resist takin
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Alex and Emerson have nothing and everything to lose by falling deep, but somethings are worth risking it all. Alex learned very young that fairy tales don't always play out with an HEA. Her mother struggled after her father left to start a bright shiny family elsewhere. But that's okay, she has her friends and is working herself to the bone to establish her career, so finding a man to ‘complete’ her was never a life goal. She should have know that fate is a fickle lady and would throw a wrench ...more
Lexi Cubbins
My first book by the author and while I wasn't blown away, I'm definitely going to pick up more of her books.

Alex meets the hottest man she's ever seen while she's shopping for pads and tampons. Not ideal. Not long after that she's trapped with him in an ATM vestibule and receives the best kiss of her life.
One she can't stop thinking about and doesn't have to forget about because her hottie turns out to be the co-owner of the new bar that's opening right under her studio apartment.
Emerson, one
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rascal by Katie McCoy is the adorable book in her new Rascals series. Rascals aptly describes the five friends who have opened a neighborhood pub, also named Rascals. If this first book is any indication, the series is going to be fantastically fun.

Rascal features soon-to-be lawyer Alex and Emerson, a would be trust fund “kid” looking to make a living on his own. These two come from opposite ends of the socio-economic ladder, and they come together in an unlikely but hilarious way. Their common
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fast and super sweet and funny read. I caught myself laughing throughout the book.
I loved Emerson and Alex.
Alex is trying to get the associate position at work, there are 3 people vying got the position, which means no time for love or romance.
Emerson and his college friends are opening up a bar which just so happens to be directly under Alex's apartment.
The first meet for these two was priceless, I literally busted up laughing. From the Grocery Store overhead for a price check on
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
So id give this a 3.5 star read. Cute. Hott sexy scenes. Short lived angst. Only gripe is so she lives in an apartment that is over a bar. A bar that is 2 weeks from opening night and she is JUST now being bothered by the construction? 🤔 That doesn't really add up or make sense but whatever. Overall worth the read. Off to read about mysterious Dante and Hayley! ...more
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
It wasn’t bad, I didn’t hate it. I just found it to be a tad on the boring side.
We get the gist of who the characters are; Alex the girl who grew up poor and who’s life is run on winning a permanent position with the law firm she works at, she has no time for anything more, including relationships.
Emerson, he grew up in a rich family that was stifling, and he wants nothing to do with it. He and four of his friends are opening a bar. He is complete relationship material, but he has a chip on hi
Marisela M. Chavez
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One, this book took place in Chicago and I absolutely loved it. The mentioned of the Cubs was everything. Two Emerson and Alex story was beyond phenomenal. I couldn't get enough of them. This story had me smiling throughout the whole book! ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just not my thing. There were too many ridiculous occurrences in too short a time.
I gave up.
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
This is the first book I've read from this author and I enjoyed every page of it! It held my attention from the first chapter to the last and now I need the next book in this series..... like now! ...more
Chantelle Hazelden
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just what I needed today.


Nothing too serious but enough drama to keep you engaged.

Looking forward to reading more from this series.
Kelly Emery
Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.*
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a crazy small world!

Alex has her eyes on the prize a position at a top law firm. Then Emerson happens. In a big way. He is opening a bar below her apartment and she can't stop thinking about him. One thing leads to another and he's her date for an office event. Only she doesn't really know Emerson all that well. But the firm does! Can she date Emerson and still be a key part of the team? What about all the hard work she's done to get this far?

Emerson is tired of living in the shadow of his
This was a cute quick read. I will say that it is unfortunately not something I will read again. I found my self getting very bored and just skimming to the end.

Overall story - 2.5/3
Steam - 2/5 - not smutty just pg-13ish
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought this was a light, cute, and sweet read. It was just the right thing for me to read after a downer of a book.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Pretty bland romance.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
What a captivating novel! I loved Rascal. This novel is a stand-alone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the other characters in this book get their own stories. This book has a ton of heat, a little bit of drama, and a whole lot of will they or won’t they. All in all, it was a great story.

The plot of this book was interesting. The beginning of the book started in an fascinating way. The meet-cute was perfect and set up a whimsical story to draw readers in. What I loved most is the theme of the boo
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