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Bad Influence

(Bad Bachelors #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  92 reviews
He's the bad bachelor who inspired it all...
Annie Maxwell had her whole life figured out...until her fianc� left her when his career took off. If that wasn't bad enough, every society blog posted pictures of him escorting a woman wearing her engagement ring. To help the women of New York avoid guys like her ex, Annie created the Bad Bachelors app. But try as she might, An
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 26th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dramatic, emotional, and sizzling!

Bad Influence is a heartwarming, passionate, second-chance romance that takes us into the lives of the resolute, intelligent, Annie and the charismatic, hardworking Joe as they discover that even though they let each other slip away once, the heart wants who the heart wants, and some things are worth fighting for.

The writing is smooth and crisp. The characters are smart, lovable, and alluring. And the plot is a wonderful blend of life, love, familial pressure, f
Jan 30, 2019 marked it as not-interested
These characters sound too immature. (view spoiler)
What would you do if you were New York’s most wanted woman, but no one knew your identity until a hacker threatened to expose you? Hide and give into the hacker’s demands? Tell the world? Or ask your very much despised ex, who just came back from a stint in Singapore, for help? Annie Maxwell’s path is obvious. Right?

But let’s back up a bit. With Bad Influence, book #3 in the Bad Bachelors series, Stefanie London tells the sexy, swoony and heartwarming story about bank executive Joseph Preston a
Dilek VT
Feb 13, 2019 marked it as never-no-way
Annie Maxwell had her whole life figured out...until her fiancé left her when his career took off. If that wasn't bad enough, every society blog posted pictures of him escorting a woman wearing her engagement ring.

Yeah, well, this is the hero she will forgive and end up with. No, thanks but no.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it

The Bad Bachelors series has been such a treat overall. I have to say though that this finale was easily one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I couldn't wait to find out more about the woman behind the Bad Bachelor app that was wreaking havoc in NYC and all about the man who broke her heart. Bad Influence delivered a strong romantic story that I am most definitely going to be revisiting in the future.

Joe and Annie used to be the IT couple before an unfortunate event forces them to break up
This book.. okay im annoyed about it.. joe.. asshat joe.. you move on fast when you didnt get your way.. get engaged to someone else.. and dont fight for the love of your life who you been with for 6+ years cuz she choses to stay with her mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer??? Instead of leaving the country with you to follow your dreams? That your father wanted.. Also its taken you 3 years and your sorry.. 3 years .. no fighting or connecting Annie.. also it was mentioned your ex fiance ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aar, arc, romance-other
Bad Influence is the third and final book in the trilogy of stories involving the controversial website/app called Bad Bachelors, a means for women to honestly rate the men they date.  It’s a sexy, second-chance romance between the site’s creator, Annie Maxwell, and Joseph Preston, the man she loved and had planned a future with until circumstances forced them apart three years earlier.  I haven’t read the other two books, but there’s enough background detail here for the newbie to be able to re ...more
Nicole Westmoreland
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Annie Maxwell made a life changing decision…without consulting with her significant other, so Joseph Preston continued on with their plans without her.

I enjoyed this storyline and the characters in this third book in the Bad Bachelors series. I love how Annie created the “Bad Bachelors” app, and kept it secret for so long. I did, however, get annoyed with the denial on Annie’s part for their breakup…she kept blaming him and expecting an apology, and that part bothered me. This had some good lau
Mary Mooney
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Annie thought she had her life figured out, the perfect man with his dream job taking them around the world. Then her life comes crashing down and she makes a decision that affects them both and Joseph leaves New York without her.
Now three years later, she thought she was over him until they literally crash in to each other and the old feelings come back at full force. She tries to stay away from him bu
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The last of the Bad Bachelors series and I couldn't put this one down. This is Annie and Joe's story.
Annie is the creator of the Bad Bachelors app that took off after her long term relationship with Joe ended over her choosing to stay with her Mother after she was diagnosed with cancer and not going to Singapore with Joe. For Joe this was a non-negotiable. Soon after his arrival, she sees her engagement ring on the hand of another woman and that pushed Annie out her heartbreak slump into forming
Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this final book, we FINALLY find out what drove Annie to create Bad Bachelors, and I for one, found her story to be my favorite of the series.

Reasons I Loved Bad Influence:

• It's a second chance romance. This is my catnip, people. I am enamored with the idea that we can make mistakes, but maybe still be able to salvage what we once had.

• So. Much. History. I had no idea we were dealing with two people, who had been connected to each other since childhood. Just imagining them frolicking as sm
Linda Dunn
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reuniting Love Bonds

This story has all the feels I want and desire in a HEA. I was wondering how Stefanie London was going to bring Annie's story to life, and I was not disappointed. Annie Maxwell, creator of the Bad Bachelor app was left devastated after her one and only love upped and left her for a once in a lifetime job opportunity. Annie never recovered and her way of seeking payback was in creating Bad Bachelor to ensure other women did not go through what she had experienced.

Joseph Presto
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Annie and Joseph were ready to share a life together and both wanted to travel the world. They were about to follow their dreams when he got a job offer he couldn't refuse, but she couldn't go with him, not when it means abandoning someone dear who needed her. So 3 years ago, they went their separated way. Now he's back in New York and after a chance encounter, she doesn't see anybody else who she could ask for help for her blackmail trouble, no matter the fact she would prefer to keep her di
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
imagine an author trying to write 3 books and let them be standalone and also be connected. Impossible task? not for Stefanie London. Bad Bachelors is an amazing series and this the last " Bad Influence" has brought old friends back together and covered Annie and Joseph's story. Annie and Joseph have planned to move to Singapore when Joseph is offered a position that dreams are made of. Annie is all ready to go until her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer and she cannot go across the world f ...more
Becky S
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received and ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

So many layers with this story, and they all fit perfectly! The first two books in the series have led us to this- Annie and her complex story of how it all began. This isn't a girl got scorned let's have some revenge story that you would assume. The author peels back the layers of their story bit by bit, and in a realistic way. Sure, you have a billionaire boy- but you also have a protective Italian family mixed in there too, a
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
First and foremost, Annie's story was everything I wanted and needed. From the first two books, I was dying to know what made Annie tick and what event encouraged her to launch Bad Bachelors. Her relationship was Preston was just as complicated and devastating as I expected and I shipped the two together immediately. In addition to being second-chance lovers, Annie and Joseph Preston were opposite's attract as well. Annie extended all of herself to help others and be around people, while Preston ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-kindle
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Lucy Dosch
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the characters and would have enjoyed the story more if the whole conflict that broke them up wasn't completely idiotic.

Annie and Joe knew each other long before they started dating freshman year of college. Annie's mother used to clean his family's house and sometimes young Annie would hang out with Joe playing video games. As we always find, Joe's rich and powerful father didn't like that Joe was dating the help. Even though Joe struggled with his need to win his father's approval, he
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I thought I could get past the hero been engaged to another woman and the fact that this is a second chance romance, but I couldn't. Maybe it's because the ring the other woman was wearing belonged to Joe's grandmother and it would have been perfect for the heroine, but he gave it to another woman while he still had feelings for Annie. Maybe it's because Annie's plans included crying over the anniversary of their breakup while he had obviously moved on and was about to marry another woman. Maybe ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has both cursing (including a lot of f-bombs) and on page sex – if those things bother you, this isn't the book for you.

The Bad Bachelors series has been hit or miss for me, I must admit. After reading the second book, I kind of wished that the first book had been a stand alone because the whole Bad Bachelor thing went from intriguing to baffling. While the concepts that were confusing in the second book weren't really explained any further in this book, the major problems with it wer
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Bad Influence is a lovely conclusion, being the third and final book in the Bad Bachelors trilogy: Bad Bachelors (Darcy & Reed), Bad Reputation (Remi & Wes), and Bad Influence (Annie & Joseph).

I’ll admit to being a bit wary of this book. In the previous two books, Annie certainly didn’t present herself as a very likeable character. I wondered how I would feel sympathy and want a HEA for a woman who was willing to put a web site above the needs of her friends, who she calls her famil
Pelusa Rivera
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
This book had it's good moments and very frustrating moments. So Annie and Joseph were supposedly so in love until Annie's mom got sick and she made a decision for both of them. Now to me she should have stayed with her mom, but as adults they should have sat down and put everything on the table. However him leaving and then getting engaged to someone else fast, nope sorry but no, supposedly Annie was the love of your life, really..Yes I was angry because I do not understand that..Anywho we do h ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
I enjoyed this second chance romance with a bit of suspense thrown in. Which I must say I did not figure the person who was the one bullying her.
You see, this story is about Annie Maxwell a middle-class gal from a loving, meddling, yet funny family from Brooklyn. At the time the book opens, is together with Joseph Preston a wealthy, young thirty-year-old, IT man for a bank. So, they will be moving to Singapore.
It’s the night before they are to move, and Annie comes to him saying that she can’t
Sue's Romance Reviews
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bad Influence by Stefanie London is simply amazing. No filler, fluff or over dramatization. This is second-chance romance the way it was meant to be written.

Annie and Joseph had a devastating break-up three years ago. Both were heartbroken and believe the other is at fault.

Now, Joe has returned home from abroad and quite literally runs into Annie.

Feelings of hurt, betrayal and anger are too apparent but love simmers just beneath.

When Annie has no other choice but to seek help and advice from Joe
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
Annie and Joe! Loved loved loved! Review coming soon!
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a surprisingly enjoyable read and now I'm upset with myself that I haven't read the first two books in this series!! I've never read anything by this author before but I'll be reading more from her now--excellent contemporary romance with a twist. Well developed characters with depth and soul that gave me all the "feels" I look for in books like this. Annie and Joe have their issues and the reason behind their breakup made me think...quite a bit actually which is a good thing! I co ...more
Avid Reader
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bad Influence (Bad Bachelors #3) by Stefanie London
3.5 stars
M/F Second Chance Romance
Triggers: Stalking
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Annie and Joe thought they were super happy. They had plans that went beyond just their relationship - they had future plans. But, when tragedy strikes Annie's family, she has to choose whether to follow her heart or be there for her family. While Joe wants Annie to be with him, he is more upset that Annie decided to stay without consul
This book is a challenge to review without revealing spoilers. Having previously read the rest of this series, I wasn't sure that Annie, the heroine of this book, could be redeemed. While I'm still not sure I agree with her actions/decisions in earlier books, I feel like the author, Stefanie London, did achieve redemption for her.
Hero, Joe Preston, definitely gets his second chance in this book, but there were definitely times I wanted to shake him for letting his family influence decisions he m
Linda Quick
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!!! This is the final novel in the series and in it, we finally learn Annie's story and why she created Bad Bachelors. When the catalyst for Bad Bachelors returns to NYC, Annie is forced to face their past and take a hard look at her life. When a threat increases her stress level, she turns to Joseph, the last man she should ever read out to....

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and found I couldn't put it down. I loved learning Annie's story and meeting her family, while also learni
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keeper, netgalley
Bad Influence is the final in the London’s Bad Bachelor series and the most emotional. This story really tugged at my heartstrings. I knew from reading the first two books in the series that a guy had really done a number on Annie and had left her broken. Then as I started reading, I realized the hero is the one who did that! Wow. I knew I was in for a roller coaster of a ride and London did not disappoint.

There’s a happy ending but it took a bit to get there. I love an angsty read and this one
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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with humour, heat and heart. Also llamas.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her wonderful husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee.

Her bestselling book, Pretend It's Love, is a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.


Other books in the series

Bad Bachelors (3 books)
  • Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors, #1)
  • Bad Reputation (Bad Bachelors, #2)