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Bang Theory

(The Bangover #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Advice from my Future Self: Don't Ask Your Best Guy Friend to Give you Nookie Lessons.

Oops. Too late.
I already begged my rock star BFF to give me lessons in seduction.

And sweet, strong, always-has-my-back Shep already let me down easy, proving I have zero game, even with people who profess to care about me.

Now, I'll never live down my embarra
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published November 4th 2019 by Self Taught Ninja
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Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book overlaps the end of The Bangover with Kirby and Colin and we see a few of the same characters and some new characters too.

Bridget is Kirby's little sister and Shep and Bridget have been best friends forever, but recently after getting really drunk together when Kirby and Colin were in Vegas, something happened to change the dynamics of their friendship.

Now, both see eac
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Star!

Where does Lili come up with this stuff? I mean that title y'all... brilliant alone and absolutely hilarious and so dang fitting in every way... oh and eye catching like crazy. I mean y'all, BANG THEORY! LOL!!!! Plus the hottie up there? Yum!!

Well good freaking news! Bang Theory lived up to the hype I built up for it (I mean did you read that blurb?!) and then some in this fun, steamy, refreshing new romcom. Bang Theory was packed with heart, heat, and one unforget
Cee Cee Houston
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best 'friends to lovers' rom/com ever.

Bang Theory is the second book in this new series of standalones by Lili Valente. Set once again in Hidden Kill Bay, Bang Theory is Shepherd Strong and Bridget Lawrence’s story. Shep is the drummer with rock band Lips On Fire and Bridget is Kirby’s little sister. Colin and Kirby were the stars of the first book The Bangover.
Bridge and Shep have known each other since they were kids and have been crushing on each other almost as long, only n
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All's fair in love and spreadsheets especially for Bridget Lawrence who feels woefully inept in the relationship department. She decides her best friend, Shep, is the perfect lab partner for her love experiment, and her first act of wooing includes the aforementioned spreadsheet and a white board presentation. Yes, she's a little awkward, but it's nothing her bearded bestie can’t work with.

Bridget and Shep have quite the entertaining story, mostly because they get in their own way. B
Nov 12, 2019 rated it did not like it

I got so bored. Found myself skimming, skipping, and unable to focus. Just not a good book for me. Sorry not sorry.
Sofia Almiroudis
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bang Theory was a BIG BANG alright. Lili Valente never stops amazing me with her creativity in storylines and characters. Shep and Bridget have been best of friends forever. It is the type of friendship you find once in a lifetime. It is also the type of friendship that can turn into so much more if explored. Bridget is done being the predictable, boring girl. She wants her love life to be exciting and unpredictable. She wants to set her sheets on fire and the man sharing them set on fire too. S ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Bang Theory is the second book in the The Bangover series by the hilariously talented, Lili Valente. You can read it as a standalone but I recommend reading The Bangover to get to know Shep and Bridget even more. I had a feeling something was going on with them and now I know exactly what it was.

Bridget is tired of being the cute girl. The one who reminds men of their little sisters instead of a sexy vixen. She wants men to want her. She wants passion. She wants kisses that make her melt. She w
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Bang Theory is the second book in The Bangover series. I am loving this series with the rockstar heroes and the quirky, fun loving leading ladies. I loved Kirby and Colin's story, but I loved Shep and Bridget's story more! Lili continues to amaze me with her fantastic writing, loveable characters and the hilarious banter. Shep is the drummer in Colin's band and Bridget is Kirby's sister. Shep, be still my heart! He's perfection with his beard, his sweetness and his sexiness! Shep and Bridget hav ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Had me LMAO and getting the warm and fuzzies

Highly recommend! Lili Valente is definitely one of my favorite authors. She totally delivers in this book about friends who end up turning into lovers and realize they more than like each other. This is the second book in this romcom series, but can definitely be read as a standalone book. There's no cliffhangers but I can't wait for the next one. Some of my favorite quotes from the book are from conversations the main characters had with some of the
Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
Yes! Bang Theory was just what I needed! Laugh out loud funny and super sweet with a hint of danger! I just love Valente's characters, they pulse out a feel-good feeling that explodes your heart! When I realized this was Shep and Bridget's story I squealed with excitement! Bridget has a sweet old soul and she is so loveable. I love her quirky brain and that peen party was hilarious! Her revelation was even funnier, I died laughing so many times all throughout this book! The ultimate friends to l ...more
Misty - The Erotic Book Blog
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just from out brief encounter with Shep and Bridget from The Bangover, I knew they were going to have an interesting story to tell. And this one started off with a bang (no pun intended).

Sexy rocker Shep is instantly lovable. He's down-to-earth, humble, and doesn't possess that rock star massive ego you would expect. He's a genuine guy with a loving heart and tons of loyalty when it comes to his friends. They're nothing he wouldn't do for them. He's funny and charming, and somehow bo
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is Shep and Bridget’s story.

I thought this was cute and steamy read; I loved that Bridget went for what she wanted even if Shep did run away at first. Shep and Bridget are best friends and they grew up together, but for some reason Shep thought he would be a terrible boyfriend to Bridget even though he loved her so much.

I loved that this book didn’t do the miscommunication or took forever to get to point; our couple handles everything that came upon them and didn
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Note: An ARC was provided by the author.

Lili Valente set the bar high with The Bangover, and well, consider that bar met and raised with Shep and Bridget's story! Bridget was SO different from Kirby, and that isn't a bad thing because I love that they were sisters who had such a strong bond but had their own personalities and were now beginning to live lives separately. Then there was Shep. Le sigh. I swear, the guy has got to be among the top ten book boyfriends EVER. He always put Bridget fi
Tami Talbert
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bang Theory is Lili Valente’s newest rom-com release and definitely one you don’t want to miss. I honestly can’t remember the last time I finished a book in less than 48 hours, but Shep and Bridget’s story was so entertaining I didn’t want to put it down. Their tale is one of best friends to lovers which kept my undivided attention from beginning to end. Once again, Ms. Valente delivers fun characters, witty banter, sexy escapades and a bit of suspense. The connection shared between Shep and Bri ...more
Lee Ann
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another stellar tale from Lili Valente, who makes friends-to-lovers come to life in this swoon-worthy rom-com.

Shep isn't ready to settle down. Hello - he's a rock star with commitment issues. But Bridget feels she needs to up her sex appeal, and she turns to him for help. At first he turns her down, but then the idea of anyone else giving her those tips makes his blood boil, so being the good friend that he is, he decides to help her out until the band goes out on tour again.

Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great book. Shep and Bridget are best friends and have been for years. Shep is a drummer and Bridget runs a Bed and Breakfast and are different from night and day but their friendship works great. That is until Bridget decides Shep can help her with her "theory". Shep isn't as up for helping her as she had hoped until he sees her practicing with someone else.

This book has it all. It's funny, it's swoon worthy, there are dangers lurking and lots of hidden feelings between Shep and Bridget
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, arc
Looking for a fun, lighthearted, friends to lovers romance with a little bit of scientific theory thrown in? Then look no further! Lili Valente once again delivers laughs along with swoon-worthy sex that will have you hooked from the beginning to the end.
Bridgette and Shep have been friends since childhood but have always kept a respectable distance, until one night when they share a kiss. Sure Bridgette doesn't have much experience with men but that kiss had to mean as much to Shep as it did to her,
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t stop smiling… I just can’t…

I’m always happy to pick up a Lili Valente read because I know it will be funny and steamy while tugging at my heart. Bang Theory lived up to that and more…

Bridget and Shep was a friends to lover story with all the passion and angst you can dream of! I started smiling at the first pages and never stopped as these two found their way through a veritable minefield of hilarious scenes, passionate encounters and unforgettable love… They were
Bree Howland
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Sometimes after you read multiple novels from an author, you find they all start bleeding together. Like each one is just a repeat of the last but this is not the case with Lili's writing. How she comes up with so many amazing characters, I will never know! I loved the parts with Bridget in the Bangover and getting to see her full story and getting to know her in this novel was just absolutely fantastic!

I loved her and Shep's relationship so much. And the whole "ask my frien
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
So we are re-reading tr first book?

Literally the same story as the first just with the roles reversed. I will say that I did like the main characters better but the pacing of the book is really off. The climax of the book happens so fast and that whole part of the story felt off almost like the author forced it to much, maybe cause it was already done in the first book and it was just a rehash. I'm iffy on reading the 3rd book I will say if there is any hint of kidnapping I will run the othe
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Oh man! Another hit from Lili Valente!!!

Shep had me falling over my own two feet. Bridget was adorbs and I love how easily embarrassed she could be. I loved all things with this book. But Lili brought it up a notch. She added some suspense. A huge turn for the story line. I could not believe what was happening....but it just made the book so much better.

Bang Theory will give you the laughs while making you the little detective to figure out a mystery. I was unable to adult because I had to kno
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still quirky, but such a cute couple!

I loved Shep and Bridget together. They go from friends to lovers even though Shepherd fights against it with all his might. That alone made me chuckle!!

The chemistry between these two - holy moly!! "If the chemistry stays this hot, the two of you are going to end up banging like bunnies. Or something worse than bunnies..." The rest is just the type of analogy I'd expect from the lovely Lili Valente!

"I'm helping Bridget wit
Jolene St Germain Triggs
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Such great light hearted fun book! Shep and Bridget are good friends who never thought about more until they did and it was so fun to watch everything they thought they knew about themselves and each other change and morph into what they never thought they could wish for. This book is funny, especially once Bridget finds her sassy bone lol, and typical of this author she throws a life lesson at you without you realizing it until it washes over you. Loved everything about them redefining their fr ...more
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read.

Yay! I have been looking forward to Shep and Bridget’s book and was not disappointed. Shep is a drummer in a rock band and Bridget is a quirky, anxious B&B owner. They have been friends for years both hiding their attraction to each other.

Throw in a stalker, incompetent small town police and friends looking at adding benefits to their relationship for some superb entertainment.
I laughed so hard at Bridget’s spreadsheet, I had to stop reading to get the tears
Melinda Swaine
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romantic comedy done right!!

I loved this book so much. These characters were hilarious, funny, sexy and made me swoon with their antics!! I just knew Shep and Bridget we’re going to be explosive! This book was hot, yet so sweet (at the same time) with Lili Valente signature lightness, sexy times and humour. Bang Theory is romantic comedy done right! Can’t wait for Theo and Cutter book. Need it now, hate waiting lol already pre-ordered so I can get it the minute it comes out. So pick up your co
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I need the third book now!!!! I NEED to know if the book is going to follow Cutter. Or Theo, possibly both???? 😈 One could hope.

Again Ms. Valente rocked this book. Shep and Bridget were everything I imagined and then some. The feelings they had for each other were known from the start and it was great to watch them both come to the realization at the same time. The only thing I wanted to see was Bridget say "I told you so." to a certain detective. But that's ok, it was still a phenomenal bo
annette kraft
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Bridget wants love and one man forever, but she hasn't had any luck with the whole dating scene. Shepherd is her best friend who she wants to take sexy lessons from. Shepherd has been in love with Bridget forever and feels he's not good enough for her. Bridget feels differently and is about to show him, but Shepherd has a stalker who is out for there own forever. Can these two find forever and hold everything of there past? Read now and find out!
Regan Pierce
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining

I enjoyed this one in the series. Bridget is an adorable combination of shy and fierce, and she truly just needs to get out of her own way to be able to get any guy she wants. But luckily for Shepherd, she feels like she needs help learning how to be sexy.
The only problems I had with this book was the silly fantasy after her accident and who uses the word “cooties” when talking about STDs?
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a laugh out loud, very sweet and oh so sexy new book by the incredibly talented and funny as heck Lili Valente! Her sense of humor is seriously off the wall and so often outside the box, which is what I absolutely adore about it! Her brand of humor is right up my alley! I spent so much time with a smile on my face trying not to sound like a loon while I read this and I really love that about these RomComs!! Guaranteed swooning, smiling and laughing, every single time! I positively love S ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute friends to lovers

Bridgette and Shep have been friends for awhile and secretly in love with one another for a long time.. She's very inexperienced in sex and wants to be more than the pretty little sister everyone she dates feels towards her. So she asks Shep for help to step up her sexuality. Of course they realize quickly this will not be a one time bang. Throw in a crazy stalker and fun secondary characters. Quick paced low angst romcom.
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