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Dirty Bad Boy

(Back to You #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  44 reviews
I'm not a total dick…
Most days, I'm a damned decent guy. Just not around my buddy's sister.
She's sexy as sin, sharp as hell, and she's also the lush little harpy who's been rubbing me wrong since we were kids.

I don't want to do her a favor…
If it had been any other damsel in distress looking to shake some unwanted attention, I'd have been the perfect fake boyfriend for al
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published November 13th 2018
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Claire Robinson
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 - "I’m the whole package… People get ideas." Stars!

You know you are onto a winner with a book when you start it late afternoon, and forego your dinner in order to finish it. Dirty Bad Boy is a book that did that to me, and was a great addition to the Back to You series.

"Trust me you’re the last woman I’m interested in screwing."

I love a good frenemies-to-lovers romance, and add in to that, that Jack is also Laurels brothers’ best friend, and these two had all-sorts of chemistry sizzling off th
Jessica Alcazar
I am all kinds of stupid happy and ridiculous giddy AGAIN you guys! Holy frikking balls, Mira just keep hitting it out of the park!
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Enemies to Lovers Stars!!

“It’s the kind of dictate that should have her eyes narrowing, her stubborn chin rising in challenge. But for once, this woman who has been fighting me for as long as I’ve known her doesn’t fight me at all.”

Dirty Bad Boy is the third book in the Back To You Series and can be read as a standalone novel. Dirty Bad Boy is a fun and sexy enemies to lovers romance. And when you add a fake relationship into the mix, you’ve got the recipe for one entertaining read.

When we f
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mira has another hit on her hands with Dirty Bad Boy and this is my favorite book of the series.

I absolutely loved Jack and Laurel. Jack is so tough on the outside, with his trade mark smirk, but on the inside Laurel has been his since he was 6 years old. Life happens, people/things stand in their way, but Jack is there for Laurel When she needs him.

You see heart break at an early age and just when things seem to be looking up for both Jack and Laurel - bam, your heart is broken in two. It leav
AC Squared Book Blog
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book really blew away all expectations!!! Mira had reached out to me about reviewing it, but I didn't think I had the time. After reading the blurb I quickly decided I needed to make time. I'M SO GLAD I DID!!

I absolutely loved everything about Jack and Laurel. From the moment she walked into the bar and THOUGHT of Jack I was glued. I was so curious about their past, how they knew each other and how Jack would play along. The constant bickering and nods to their past was so addicting!! Was
Lori ~ BF Bookies
This...this book right here is one of the reasons I love being a reader! I enjoyed every single second of it.

I was intrigued by Jack the first time I met him in book 1. I knew his story was going to be amazing. I finished this the other night and my heart is still reeling.

The story, so flawlessly written, captured me and took me away into Jack & Laurel’s world. These two have stolen my heart! Their banter was adorable and entertaining and had me giggling and smiling a lot.

Watching their r
Every Mira Lyn Kelly book is so easy to dive right into and you don't want to come up for air until the last word is read. With Dirty Bad Boy it's no different!

From funny first lines, quirky side characters, and hilariously awkward predicaments, you easily get sucked right in.

Laurel is trying to get her boss' creeper son to get away from her by making up a boyfriend. Unfortunately the closest available help is her brother's best friend who's also been the thorn in her side since they were kids.
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How have I never read anything by this author before!? Dirty Bad Boy has placed Mira Lyn Kelly right up on my top 5 must read authors!

Frenemies! With a second chance! Writing GOLD!

I think what I adored the most about this story was the verbal sparring between Jack and Laurel. This story was an emotional win for me. I found myself running through several emotions from beginning to end. Anger, glee, sadness, fear. I laughed, I cried. It.Was.All.There. I read to feel, to be entertained and that was
Kristina Birch
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enemies who are faking an engagement AND he’s her brother’s best friend!? It’s like Mira Lyn Kelly knows all my fondest wishes!!!
Dirty Bad Boy delivers on every level; snarky banter, a legitimate reason for the adversarial relationship to exist and, more importantly, end (nothing bothers me more than an enemies story where the reason for being enemies is thin or where it’s something that really can’t be forgiven), super steamy sexy times, and some seriously romantic notions by a seriously hot b
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first taste of the Back to You series. It was a very appetizing morsel. Both Laurel and Jack were enjoyable characters. Be careful what you wish for. Laurel thought she was just going to use Jack for a quick escape but little did you realize that he wanted her for "two months". Well the joke was on both of them as they end as they ended up together "forever".

The witty banter between these two had be chuckling. Although, I must admit that Jack had one up on Laurel. The sexual tension
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a wonderful read. Fun, steamy and emotional, this book brings a whole lot to the table. This well written, fast paced read quickly sucks you into this enemies-to-lovers romance. It was so easy to fall for Jack and Laurel. These two share history. Some good and some bad and that adds lots of complexity and complications to their relationship. Their witty dialogue was entertaining, their chemistry sizzling and the real way they felt about each other so obvious and poignant, that you a ...more
Heather Nobbs
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been looking forward to Jack’s story since I met him in Hard Crush and this book did not disappoint! I could not put this book down once I was started- it was so freaking good! And HOT!
Laurel was the perfect woman for Jack, they were childhood friend’s but never really got along. They traded more barbs than jokes. But it was more to hide the real feelings that Jack was harboring towards his best friend’s twin sister.
Laurel needs Jack to fake being her boyfriend to ward off a co worker tha
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
My FAVORITE Back to You book to date!

I fell hopelessly in love with Jack and Laurel from their very first encounter. The previous book left me wanting and needing their story, and Ms. Kelly did NOT disappoint.

I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately and I desperately needed a book to get me out of it and Dirty Bad Boy accomplished that by leaps and bounds. Start to finish in one sitting. There was no putting down this book, there was no passing go, there was no $200. I was in book jail i
Karen Hicks
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jack and Laurel have been in a love/ hate relationship since they were 6 years old. They fight constantly. But when they both have to appear to be in a relationship to avoid others, they have to try to be nice to each other. This is easier for jack, he's a fun loving guy. But he broke Laurel's heart when they were teens. She has been able to avoid him since then.
Laurel is up for a promotion at work but the boss's son is trying to date her. She makes up a fake boyfriend and Jack is her only opti
Bette Hansen
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED!! This is a fun, sexy, sassy frenemies to lovers story that is full of all sorts of goodness. Once I started this book there was no way I was putting it down. the story grabbed my attention right from the start while the snarky banter between Jack and Laurel just kept me giggling. The book is very well written and will keep you entranced as Jack and Laurel's relationship evolves with a wonderful slow burn. This is a light sexy read that I definitely recommend.
Jane Ashley Converse
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes! This one had me flipping the pages.
The chemistry was off the charts! The story had me laughing out loud in parts. And the characters had me falling in love right along with them!
Another 5 star read from Mira!
Will not be disappointed! Must read!
Maria Rose
This is a fun and sexy best friend's sibling/enemies to lovers trope romance! Jack and Laurel have known each other for years, but have always been at odds (which of course, hides their secret attraction). When Laurel reluctantly enlists Jack's help to play the role of a fake boyfriend to fend off a work colleague, he gets her to return the favour for similar reasons. With their fake relationship making them spend time together, it's not long before that simmering attraction is impossible to ign ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-november
Enjoyable, light and easy read.
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, romance-2018
Jack and Laurel are just the best. I love their banter, their romance, and simply everything about them and their story! A definite must-read!
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was totally and utterly hooked with this story, I absolutely love a good enemies to friends to lovers story. With plenty of Romance, humour and steam. This book had it ALL and so it was so thoroughly enjoyable and a pleasure to read.
I Love Jack and Laurel, they made me laugh, cry and swoon, with their chemistry that was completely electrifying they stole my heart completely.
This is a perfect read,that you can get swept away in.
Brilliantly written Mira Kelly I Loved every single word.
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received a free copy of this book from the author but all opinions provided are my own.

Mira Lyn Kelly has become a contemporary romance author whom I can dependably turn to for all the heart eyes, and her latest release, Dirty Bad Boy, delivered in a big way. If you’re a fan of fake romance / enemies-to-lovers / sibling’s best friend tropes, this book is for you. And if you’re not, in the words of Countess Luann, “Don’t be all, like, uncool”—give this sizzling book a shot.

Laurel Matthews and
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The kiss was frantic, intense. A flash flame that left us blazing, already past the point of control.
It felt like I’d been waiting for this kiss forever. Like it was right.

It’s been a Mira Lyn Kelly kinda weekend for me. I’ve already read (and adored) Decoy Date, and I’ve just closed Dirty Bad Boy . . . which I also loved.

I’m smiling just at the thought of this book. I read it in two sittings—first until I couldn’t keep my eyes open due to the late hour, and then again as soon as I had my coff
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't think I have enough positive adjectives in my vocabulary to describe this book! Jack and Laurel have an explosive and sizzling chemistry that leaps off the page every time they speak (or text) each other. It's palpable, like the chemistry that you seen on screen in your favorite rom com. It sparks like sparklers on the 4th of July. And this happens in chapter one on page thirteen...and there's nothing unlucky about it. In fact, the reader is very lucky to be invited into their g ...more
Donna Smith
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jack and Laurel have known each other for years. She is his best friend's little sister. Oops, I forgot annoying little sister. They banter back and forth constantly. Laurel finds herself in a pinch and has to rely on Jack to get her out of it. See, she's been talking about a "boyfriend" at work to avoid the C-man hitting on her. C-man wants to meet the boyfriend and happens to be going to the same bar as Laurel. The first and only single person she recognizes is Jack. He plays along beautifully ...more
2OCC Reviews
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
Dirty bad Boy was everything I love within a romance story, with two characters that were complete opposites that were absolutely perfect for each other. I absolutely loved the storyline of this book with strong characters. I really loved the writing of this story because I was able to feel the emotions of the characters while also enjoyed the storyline. I love the way the story had a number of funny moments throughout it while also having the perfect mix of drama and romance throughout the stor ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s no secret that I adore Mira’s writing. It’s smart, witty, charming, and sexy. Dirty Bad Boy is no exception, dropping us back into the group of friends we’ve visited twice before in Hard Crush (omg...Hank!) and Dirty Player (swoon...Greg!). This time around we’re hanging with Jack and Laurel in a classic tale of enemies-to-lovers.

Jack is trying to land a business deal, but his client has a look in her that says she’s got the PERFECT girl for the devilishly handsome, happily singl
ARC was given by author (thank you) my review is given voluntarily, all thoughts in review are mine alone.

Dirty Bad Boy by Mira Lyn Kelly this is book 3 on The Back to You series.

This book was on FIRE.....I'm still burning up from it ;)) I loved this one.
I mean how can you not fall in love with Jack when he says this:
♡♡You smiled at me when we were six, and I’ve been gone for you ever since ♡♡
Jack and Laurel have been bickering, mouthing at each other since they were six years old.
This is a
Jennifer Eve
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a wonderful read. Fun, steamy and emotional, this book brings so much to the table. This is a well-written, fast paced read which rapidly draws you into this enemies-to-lovers romance.

It was so easy to fall for Jack and Laurel. These two share a history. Some good, some bad which contributes to the complexity and complications of their relationship. Their witty dialogue was entertaining, their chemistry was off the charts sizzling hot and the real and true way that they felt about
Tori Puente
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is #3 in the Back to You series, and I've read the first two as well. I was highly anticipating this installment, as enemies to lovers is my favorite romance trope. And while the groundwork for Jack & Laurel's dislike of each other was laid out, I didn't really feel that their present day situation had much animosity. At least not on the level I like, lol. I love the banter, but I typically like characters in this trope to go AT each other for a good portion of the book. Which I gues ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars.

I really enjoyed this one, I just love it when the characters hate each other and then turn to love. <3

We have Laurel and Jack, they’ve known each other for years and hated each other almost as much. He’s Laurel’s brother’s best friend, so he’s always been around, much to Laurel’s displeasure. But then they both need each other to be their fake boy/girlfriend and suddenly, they don’t hate each other that much.

Anyway, I loved their evolution to something more, they really were grea
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Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the

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Back to You (3 books)
  • Hard Crush (Back to You, #1)
  • Dirty Player (Back to You, #2)