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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,378 ratings  ·  145 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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Eve (Between The Bookends)
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
Beneath The Covers Blog
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kelly, arcs, 2018-reads
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
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
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hea, lol, reviewed, arc, 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,
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 ...more
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 ...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 ...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
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. ...more
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
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
Apr 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
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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
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
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.
Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
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*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.
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
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Rascal is the first book in the Rascals series. Five hot guys. One bar. All with different personalities. Yeah, I couldn’t pass this series up! I have real all of Katie’s books so I knew I was in for a sexy and fun ride.

It all started when her Aunt came to town...

After the hottest kiss of her life, Alex walks away. No last names. No numbers. No personal information. She didn’t think she would ever see her sexy mystery man until she makes a noise complaint to her new downstairs neighbors. The
Neilliza Swaffar
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
:::::::4.5 STARS:::::::

The story is a fast paced romance, lighthearted and full of love. Also a great start to Author, Katie McCoy’s latest Rascal series. Rascal has five hot owners that all have their own story to tell and I cannot wait to read each and everyone one of the books.

Rascal is a sweet and short read. Emerson and Alex first meeting at a drugstore was hilarious, but the way the day ended was priceless. Can you imagine getting stuck in a room with one of the hottest guys you’ve ever
Louise Roach
This is my first book by Katie McCoy, and I have to say I am so excited for the rest of this series and more from this author. This was a brilliant fast-paced, feel-good romance. There wasn't too much drama, but what was there was worked perfectly.

The introduction to this story and how the two main characters meet was brilliant. It was funny and crazy but made me want to keep reading after their late night encounter. When it transpires that Alex is going to be seeing a lot more of Emerson, we
Marie-Elizabeth Dohar
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Rascal is the first entry in Katie McCoy’s newest series. It pairs Alexandra (Alex) Matthis and Emerson Hayes following a mildly embarrassing and utterly endearing meet cute over women’s feminine hygiene products that was later complicated by a power outage in an ATM lobby.

Almost attorney Alex later discovers that her run-in with Emerson is not a one-off, as he owns and manages the newly-constructed bar below her apartment. From there,
Books Laid Bare
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh My!!
I think I could stop there and quite happily be done, I’m not so sure you would appreciate it but I have nothing left to say other than at the risk of repeating myself…oh my!!
I’ve read plenty over the last few weeks, this is my favourite read to date, it had everything I wanted and it also had Emerson and boy did he brightened my day.
From the outset he had me swooning, ever so slightly – no that’s total BS I fell for him hard from the beginning, totally shameless I know but …hey who
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Rascal has kicked started us of on Katie McCoy's new series Rascals. Centred around five friends that have come together to open up a bar. This is Emerson and Alex's story.

Alex is head strong and pushing forward trying to secure her position at one of the best law firms in Chicago. Alex wants and needs to achieve more, have more, than she did growing up. Being a Lawyer and making a future through all her hard work is her goal.

Emerson is opening a bar with his four best friends, "Rascals". He
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Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St.Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.

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