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Bad for You

(Lone Star Lovers #9)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  72 reviews
The boy next door.

Star of my teenage fantasies.

My tormentor.

After serving as an army doctor in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, Brandon has finally come home. And he’s brought his cocky, alpha attitude and rugged good looks with him. To my hospital. He’s still a loose cannon and I’m right in his sights.

But instead of begging for him to stop, this good girl is
Published October 3rd 2019
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Wow. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of Bad for You. Just... wow.

Enemies-to-lovers is pretty high up on the list of tropes I love. It usually leads to crazy intense sexual tension and a lot of sass and snark, which makes my heart very happy. I am pleased to inform you that Taylor Holloway did not disappoint. In fact, she exceeded my expectations (and I was expecting a lot).

This book starts off with a bang right from the prologue. It tugs at your heart and makes you feel for
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Taylor Holloway & Booksprout!
Bad for You (Lone Star Lovers, #9) by Taylor Holloway Bad For You: An Enemies to Lovers Romance By: Taylor Holloway
Lett'n HIM Be "Bad for You" Turned Into The BEST Decision of HER Life!
He was Her Bully & Tormentor when She was Younger,
Then He went Away...
But Now He's BACK to practice at the Hospital She's gearing Up to take OVER,
And He's NOT happy with His assignment... At ALL!
That's WHY they CLASH... And He's "Bad for You" in Every WAY Possible!
But as they say, Opposites attract TOO,
And He's attracted to Her in an Element WAY,
Sooo, He's
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!


Taylor Holloway did a real solid when she penned this enemies to lovers, second chance "of sorts" romance and had me getting all in my feels right from the very start. Bad for You was really, really good y'all and had me moving through the pages in an unstoppable, unputdownable way.

You see these two have history and it's not good... at all. It's messy, complicated, bad, jaded, and unforgettable in the best AND worst ways possible. Brandon and Aimee left each
NICUnurse Stephanie
Taylor Holloway was a new-to-me author when I picked up Bad for You. I always go into books by new-to-me authors a little jaded. Sometimes I win. Sometimes I lose. Bad for You was an absolute winner!
Brandon and Aimee shared a past. For her, it was a past full of bullying, degradation, and at times bordered on sexual assault all because she was a child prodigy in a school full of spoiled rich kids. And because she wasn't in the same economic/social class as her schoolmates. Brandon, however, was
Jennifer Pierson
Aimee was a 13 year old girl, who harbored a secret crush on Brandon, a popular rich kid, but he bullied her to mercilessly, and I wasn't a fan to be honest. I don't give a crap what is going on his life, it's no excuse to bully a 13 year old girl, especially since he's older. I'm not going to lie, I was glad he disappeared so Aimee could have a bit of peace as she grew up. Now, it's been 13 years since she saw him last, and while she's thought about him through the years, that doesn't mean that ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aimee and Brandon have history, one riddled with painful memories and lots of scars. Brandon and his friends use to torment her when they were back in high school, and she has carried that hate for them to her adult life. What made it tough was that he was her first crush, but with their age difference she never really had a chance with him. Not that he seemed interested anyway...

She has thought of him off and on through the years, wandering where life has taken him, and if he is still as good
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy before release for an honest review.

This is a book I have been waiting for and it was as good as I imagined it was. In this story we go back to the hospital where in a previous book in the series Dr Eric and Nurse Faith fell in love in book#6 in A Bad Case for Loving You. If you read their story you know that Faith's mom ends up married to the evil Dr Koels, the hospital admininstrator. Dr Aimee is his protegee and his son Brandon has come back to the hospital
Ga Books LoverX
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Taylor Holloway and her Lone Star Lovers series is so freaking good! I have been following this series since the beginning and love how she has changed the books up but kept the core of the series together with how things have changed. Bad for You was a great book and I highly recommend everything reading it!

What happens when the boy that you were crushing on absolutely bullied you to no ends and then disappears? And right when you are comfortable and loving how your life is going, BAM he shows
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent romance from the prologue
I loved the story from the beginning. It is a conquest beyond the past a little heavy from harassment between the two heroes. The story is full of twists, has good dialogues, is well written, and partially unpredictable, in the world of the hospital. The author has been able to express each character in its extremes, the good ones as well as the bad ones.
Aimee was harassed by Brandon when she was young, but when they meet, both have changed. They are both
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aimee's mom worked for Brandon's family as a nurse to his mother. Brandon and his friends tormented her every chance they got until one day his friends went too far. Now years later Brandon is a trauma doctor in the military and ends up at the hospital his father and Aimee work at. Sparks between them as they banter back forth, Brandon wants Aimee not because he wants her but because it'll stir up things between him and his father. When Aimee gives in and lets down her guard to Brandon it seems ...more
linda wilson
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW I could really feel the pain for 13 year old Aimee and the bullying she went through from Brandon and his friends(although he did stop them) , this is not an excuse for what he did but Brandon went through mental abuse from his dad and I felt sorry for him for how he was treated , no spoilers from me just read the book and make your own opinion , it has a great storyline including the sensitive subject of bullying and what happens with Aimee and Brandon when they meet again years later when ...more
M Hurford
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enemies to Lovers Storyline Works!
A great story with relevant issues included in the storyline. The characters, Aimee and Brandon are doctors caught up in a love/hate relationship. Throw in Brandon’s father who is the CMO of the hospital who is mentoring Aimee to take over and is not fond of his own son and there’s twists and turns abound.
The writer does an excellent job at holding the reader’s interest from cover to cover and includes a sneak peak into the next book, which is always a plus.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An enemies to lovers with a twist! Ashley @Carolina Chic’s Read

Aimee was the daughter of the women taking care of Brandon’s mother! Brandon was the privileged rich kid who bullied Aimee but never let anyone else bullied her! When Brandon’s Army assignment is at his father’s hospital and Aimee is the child that his father never had. Aimee is a strong and sassy women trying make sure she reaches her goals! Brandon is caught between a rock and a hard place and doesn’t want to be where his dad is!
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aimee is an amazing woman. She was bullied by Brandon as a teen (yes he stopped his friends from doing it) however that didn't stop him. Aimee could have hated Brandon and been ignorant yet even if she wanted nothing to do with him she did end up giving him a chance and these two grew as people, especially Brandon and I respect that.. That my friends is what won me over.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book made me smile a lot. I've really enjoyed the journey this couple went on to find their happy ending. It was a wonderfully intense and emotional story in many ways. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book in exchange for a free copy.
Heather andrews
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aimee has got some balls on her, " can take that knowing attitude of yours and shove it straight up your smug ***.” I liked this book, I liked Brandon and I loved that Aimee didnt let her man get away with crap.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had a great time reading this book with characters being well developed and engaging and plenty of chemistry made for an enjoyable reading time. The storyline flowed easily.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Penny Matthews
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bitter sweet?

There is a thin line between love and hate. Taylor dies an excellent job defining the two here. Emotions run deep and the plot twist brings it all together.
Jeeves Reads Romance
Full of feuding and fire

I loved the premise of this book; it’s not a second chance romance so much as it is a second chance for our hero to treat the heroine right. It reads like an enemies to lovers story with conflict between these two throughout much of the book. I enjoyed it but it’s not my favorite in the series; the pacing was a little off for me and it disrupted the romance.

The story follows Aimee, a former chubby and nerdy girl who met Brandon when she was young. Aimee’s mom was Brandon’
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
From start to finish I really enjoyed this book. It's about two people coming together 13 years later but don't mistake this for a second chance romance. No, this is about a heroine forgiving her childhood tormenter.

At the age of 13 Aimee had a high crush on her mum's bosses son Brandon. He was mean and a bully yet protected her against his own friends. Now years later Brandon is back and has his sights set on the young girl who has grown into a powerful and commanding woman.

Aimee is tough,
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

I really wasn't expecting the intensity that this story has. I was happily surprised when this book hooked me from the start.

The plot of the story is solid. The story pulls you in and intrigues you. You just want to know more about these characters. The writing has a perfect flow and the dialogue between characters felt natural.

The character growth in this story is amazing.
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Ok so I’ll admit this book piqued my interest because I saw the word tormented in the blurb and though oh bully romance. I like my bully romances, but it’s not really a bully romance per se as it actually takes place 13 years after the bullying. It’s kinda of like a second chance romance.
Brandon tormented Aimee when they were younger, making her life hell. But he also protected her from his friends. And as Aimee even says herself he isn’t all bad. He has issues and his emotions with trying to
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Aimee Ford has made it no secret she loathes Brandon with a passion. In past books we have been on the sidelines of their battles, but now we finally get to learn why. As teenagers Aimee and Brandon were forced together under tense and devastating circumstances and Brandon made it his goal in life to make Aimees life as miserable as possible. Now 13 years later they are once again thrust together when Brandon is sent to Texas to work at Aimees hospital. Things are definitely tense with these two ...more
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a sucker for love stories involving the perennial bad boy. So when I read the blurb for this new release, by an author whose work I have never encountered before (sorry), I knew I had to check it out. “Bad for You” is a second-chance-at-love type of story. The main characters knew of each other as kids. The heroine’s point of view resonated with me, ‘coz I was in her shoes, too. I really liked this bad-boy-wannabe in my teens, but he was an asshole (still is, btw), but in “Bad for You,” the ...more
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kaboom baby! Taylor weaves a tangled web until we're cacooned so thoroughly riding a razors edge that hooks you from the start and reels you in for the duration. Combating the trials and tribulations along with a multitude of plot twists and turns that leave you breathless craving more. Sparks fly as the chemistry sizzles, intense drama and intrigue propel this spinning bad boy to life beautifully. Throw in distress and turmoil and you have the recipe for one block
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an enemies to lovers story that is part of the Lone Star Lovers series. Aimee and Brandon have known each other since they were kids. She was a pudgy, very smart young girl who was always picked on. She was 13 and in high school so the bullying was beyond what any normal child should go through including from Brandon and his friends. Brandon was a miserable young boy whose mother was dying and had a father who didn't seem to care. Ten years later, Brandon comes back to town being ...more
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
This is a new author for me and I'm jumping right in at book #9 in this series. I can say that Bad For You works as a standalone as I really didn't have any idea of the previous books in this series.

Aimee is all grown up now but she still remembers Brandon, a childhood bully and first crush. She's too smart to get involved with him now that they are working together, especially when she still has not so good past memories of Brandon. It's a perfect setup for a enemies to lovers story and they
Jackie Roberts
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You see these two have history and it's not good... at all. It's messy, complicated, bad, jaded, and unforgettable in the best AND worst ways possible. Brandon and Aimee left each other's lives a long time ago yet never left each other's minds. Now he's back in town and at her hospital and it's SUPPOSED to only be temporary. She isn't supposed to want him and plans to avoid him at all costs. He should definitely avoid her and do his time... in and out, quick and efficient because he knows the ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adore a wonderfully crafted romances, and The Lone Star Lovers Series is jam packed with nothing but superbly designed books.

Bad For You is Ms. Taylor Holloway's latest installment to this series. I found it exceptionally easy to envision these characters and the storyline was full if ups & downs & emotional highs & lows. I was compelled from the first page, to keep on reading; finding myself engrossed in Brandon and Aimee's quest to their happily ever after. He was her
Christine Garza
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a phenomenal new book form Taylor Holloway. Brandon is an army doctor who returns home. Aimee is an ER doctor who was always book smart and a pain in Brandon's rear end. As teenagers Brandon makes Aimee's life a nightmare now as adults and colleagues their enemies relationship has turned lovers. Bad for You is a sexy captivating must read that readers won't be able to get enough of with wonderful characters readers will fall in love with. I absolutely loved this new book from Taylor ...more
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Taylor Holloway is a Contemporary Romance author living in Austin, Texas with her husband and spoiled Maine Coon cat. She works in a cubicle when she isn’t crafting amazing, romantic escapes for herself and her readers, and she dreams about having the freedom to travel the world.

She loves everything about her hometown except the scorching summer heat, and enjoys running, biking, cooking,

Other books in the series

Lone Star Lovers (9 books)
  • Admit You Want Me (Lone Star Lovers, #1)
  • Kiss Me Like You Missed Me (Lone Star Lovers, #2)
  • Lie with Me (Lone Star Lovers, #3)
  • Run Away with Me (Lone Star Lovers, #4)
  • Hold On To Me (Lone Star Lovers, #5)
  • A Bad Case of You (Lone Star Lovers, #6)
  • Touching Me, Touching You (Lone Star Lovers, #7)
  • This One's For You (Lone Star Lovers, #8)