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Bang on Loosely

(The Bangover #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  799 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Pop Quiz: You just banged a rock star you vowed to loathe until the end of time. What’s next?

Hint: You don’t agree to be his fake girlfriend. And you certainly don’t fall in love…

Once upon a time, Cutter Comstock was the hot older boy who tormented me in high school. Fast forward thirteen years and I find myself in his bed, riding him like the last stud at the sex rodeo…
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published February 3rd 2020 by Self Taught Ninja
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Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
I think this book is messed up in the story/ plot. Here we have the Hero is trying to win his love, the one who got away, by proposition his childhood friend to be his fake girlfriend. This concept is just too weird for me. Does not make sense at all. Why do you want to have fake girlfriend to win another woman's heart? The book does not explain this.

The heroine is also off. Why she accepts this proposition? Her motive is weak. It seems she just say yes for the sake of the romance to roll on. A
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Hero is a creep

Sorry, but I couldn’t get into this guy. Cutter was a douchecanoe who had commitment issues. He loved Megan but he cheated on her, so he lost her. He slept with women on tour all over the place. But then when he slept with Theo and she thought it was a mistake, his feelings got hurt?
Then he convinces her to help him get Megan back, he has no problem using her to get what he wants, but when she agrees but says no sex, he isn’t with her more than a few days before thinking he needs
Mar 20, 2020 rated it did not like it

This one wasn’t for me. The plot is all of we the place. He’s in love with one girl and wants to win her back, but still screwing randoms. He and the heroine (whom he has known forever) hook up and he is still screwing ransoms. It also wants her to help him win back the other other girl. ok, but at 80% into the book he is still SCREWING OTHER PEOPLE! Im not exactly sure on the timing of everything, but he reveals that it’s “been a while for” him and when she asks what a while is he responds “2 w
Hours I can’t get back.

Not nearly enough angst to engender the hate it’s received. He’s still a douche. And kinda dumb. Unfortunately I kept picturing the 28 year old version of Bill and Ted for the H.

It wasn’t pretty.

I’m almost certain the h is Indian (if the absolute shite reference to curry the H makes about her is to be taken seriously). Her ethnicity is mentioned one time and NEVER do we even get a clear picture of what she looks like. The author’s attempt at diversity is almost a slap in
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Note: An ARC was provided by the author.

Yes, yes, and YES! I already knew going into Bang On Loosely that I was going to get the laughs I've come to expect in this series, and after reading the prequel novella, Enemies with Bang-ifits, that this was going to be an enemies-to-lovers romance that has as much bite as it does bang. But what I wasn't expecting was that dash of angst that led to third and emphatic YES at the beginning. Dare I say that with every new novel Lili Valente releases in her
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Lili Valente never, ever disappoints y'all and I knew from that blurb in this new release, I was gonna be hook, line, and sinker pretty early on with this one and surprise!! I was soooo right. Rock stars are one of my weaknesses but give me one like Cutter and I'm sooooo done **swoooooon**!! Add that you've throw in a bit of enemies to lovers -- fake relationship -- lots of history and you have the PERFECT romance.

Bang On Loosely was so so good... sexy, sweet, fun, one of her best yet, a
I could almost copy and paste my review for the earlier book in this series for this one, which is both good and bad, lol. It’s the same issue: Compelling characters, that get totally side swiped by over the top plot that comes in to resolve the conflict instead of writing out the characters working it out together.

In this case though, the hero needed to fucking grovel and a bombastic mortality plot move does not replace the groveling that needs to happen. But the book thinks so, so everything
Nate Brightman
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Bang Loosely is the third book in Lili Valente’s Bangover Series. I wanted to, but I just didn’t love it. Not nearly as much as I enjoyed the first two books in the series. I rate books based upon two criteria. First, how hard is it for me to put a book down when I should be giving my attention to something else? For this book, not very. Second, when I’ve finished a book how do I feel? Do I feel a little sad like I’m saying goodbye to a group of old friends or am I sort of ambivalent? I was sort ...more
Sofia Almiroudis
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what it is about two people loathing each other but having CRAZY HOT CHEMISTRY. It drives me insane but in such a GOOD WAY! Cutter and Theo have never been friends, more like enemies. Growing up, each thinking that the other thought they were better than them, when really it was anything but. Cutter had a really tough childhood and took it out on many around him. He wasn't the nicest of people, especially to poor, sweet, innocent Theo. That was then and Theo has never forgotten it. ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Theo and Cutter are ... so perfect for each other.
I've been so grumpy and the fact that I read this book cover to cover, and I liked it - I mean, that's huge.
It's my favorite of the series thus far - and it was nice to see... they weren't exactly enemies to lovers (not a premise I like) - but "enemies" in HS who became friends-ish/adults who were civil around each other ... to the "plan" to lovers. <3

The plan - while I normally dislike deception etc - it's not a huge deal here ESPECIALLY since f
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, audible
Bang on Loosely by Lili Valente is another stand alone in her Inter-connected standalone "Bang" series. We got a taste of Theo and Cutter's history and relationship (or lack thereof) in Enemies with Bang-ifits, a free prequel story to Bang on Loosely but you just don't know and understand until you live through it with them within these pages. God Lord! The angst, the sarcasm, the sheer unadulterated swagger that Cutter possesses matched with Theo's honest to God cannot deal with Cutter's crap a ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I am not surprised at all that i loved this book by Lili Valente, she is certainly on my list of one-click authors.

Theo and Cutter had a great chemistry together and when Theo finally saw under the veneer of Cutter, she finally sees all of the man, and the man is a seriously nice guy.

Cutter and Theo have been enemies since their school days, but after getting little drunk at a BBQ and finally clearing the air a lit
Hopeless Romantic Chick
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Funny and cute!

I've read the series though not in sequence but i enjoy all of thrm. Just like the others this a huge LOL craziness. Loveable characters just wondering why theres no story about Zach? I'd love to read about his unique personality too. Thanks Lili!
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Bang on Loosely is the third standalone in the Bangover series by the very talented and funny, Lili Valente. I am so in love with this series and the characters. You can read it as standalone but they are all tied together by some sexy rockstars and friendships. I have been waiting for this story especially after reading the free prequel, Enemies with Bang-ifits (The link to it will be at the bottom of the review.)

It happens. They bang. She goes on with her life. He goes on tour. And six months
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I adore Lili Valente and all of her books, and the Bangover series has been a true delight. Lili's great at writing characters that are more than meets the eye, and the boys of Lips On Fire are no exception. Take Cutter Comstock, for instance. He's living the rockstar life, with his dirty mouth, his devil may care approach to love, and his fear of all things commitment. But, wait, could there be some romance under that bad boy exterior? Yep, and who'd have thought that this love 'em and leave 'e
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What happens when two frenemies that were like oil and water in school give in to their heated desire? They explode then it is back to the love hate relationship it always was but trouble is those feelings are still there.

Cutter is the playboy in the band and he has no plans of giving up his playboy ways that is until he finds out the one that got away is getting divorced from her no good husband and now he thinks he wants to win her back. Trouble is he can't do it alone. He needs help showing h
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it

This is Cutter’s story.

This is a frenemies to fake romance to lovers story, and it was completely enjoyable.

Cutter is anti-marriage but he happy for his friends who have found their loving partners; however, he learns that Megan, “one who got away” is recently single and comes up with odd scheme to win her back. Which brings us to Theo, his frenemy from high school, who he had sexy moment with months prior and decides she is perfect for his plan.

Although Cutter and Theo start off with somewh
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Bang on Loosely is Lili Valente's newest standalone in the Bangover series. Lili always knows how to make me laugh and swoon! I love a good enemies to lovers with a side of fake girlfriend romance and Theo and Cutter are the perfect pair. They shared a drunken night months ago and now Cutter is back in town and needs Theo's help to win back the woman who got away. Theo is a chef who loves food but not her job. Cutter offers her the chance to have her own restaurant in exchange for pretending to ...more
Misty - The Erotic Book Blog
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't started this series of interconnected standalones yet, you're missing out on ALL the fun!

How can you not find bad boy Cutter Comstock irresistible? Sure, he's the textbook definition of a playboy rock star, but he never makes apologies for who he is and never leads a woman to believe he's interested in anything more than one night of fun. But he has so many redeeming qualities! He's charming, sweet, considerate, and attentive. He's much better boyfriend material than he thinks he
Tami Talbert
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bang on Loosely

Cutter and Theodora have been enemies for as long as they can remember. But when Cutter returns home from touring and suggests a fake romance to help him win the one that got away in exchange for helping Theo with her dream, she agrees. But as the time they spend together becomes more frequent, Theo’s feelings towards Cutter begin to change. Will Cutter ever let the walls around his heart down and recognize the true love that already stands in front of him before it’s too late?

Lorraine Brattin
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a 5 star and a must read story by Lily Valente.

How hard is it to say that this is one of my new favorite books? Not hard for me. Lily pushes this story to the absolute end. I just wish it wasn't over. I can live on with both Cutter and Theo forever.

Cutter is a superstar and plays in a famous band and Theo is a fabulous chef and they have kinda been friends since high school. Theo has a love/hate relationship with him and when Cutter asks Theo to pretend to be his girlfriend while he
Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Untapped love

Theo was a smart, loyal, bad a$# chef. She had poured herself into her career and hadn't really looked back. Her name was so unusual I wanted to know the story behind it, but it was never mentioned. She was a great friend and that helped to make the story somewhat believable. Cutter was a bad boy that loved playing women and was a certified rockstar. He had a sweet endearing side that he seemed to want to keep under wraps to avoid getting his heart into anything serious. I was quite
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cutter Comstock has a filthy mouth, and I’m absolutely in love with him. I wondered how Cutter’s story was going to unfold, and I didn’t see this one. Cutter is the most layered guy of his band mates. Not that the other guys are boring, because they certainly aren’t. They’re just more in touch with their feelings than Cutter. No spoilers, but he’s got a complicated backstory.

Theo is her usual workaholic self. Being the chef extraordinaire, Theo thinks of nothing else but her job, and making all
Lisa Anne
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cutter is a bad boy rock star, at home before going on tour. He knew Theo when they were growing up, and they didn't get along. Then, one night they got drunk, opened up to each other, and ended up in bed. But it didn't end well. Fast forward 6 months, and Cutter needs a favor from Theo. He wants her to pretend to be his girlfriend so he can look reliable, so he can get his soon-to-be-divorced ex- back. He gives her what she wants--a lease for restaurant space--and he gets what he wants. What th ...more
Judy Miracle
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I loved this entire series. But this book. I devoured it. I could not put it down. Lili once again does disappoint.

Bang On Loosely is an enemies to lovers kind of book. Cutter use to make fun of and be mean to Theo when they were younger. She never forgot. Cutter had a tough childhood and took it out on everyone around him. But when he lets you in, then your in for life. He doesn't do feelings easily.

Theo is strong, independent, loyal and she doesn't care to much for Cutter. But when he asks h
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Bang on Loosely has been added as another favorite by Lili Valente! I adored Theo. She is a strong soul that has passion and fire! She will not back down and is ready to put up a fight. No Lili adds her signature comedy at the beginning with Theo and Cutter’s dad. I could not stop laughing. But then there was Cutter and his smart alec remarks which had Theo walking out and not looking back.

Cutter loves another and is ready to show how much he is ready to settle down. In the midst of things, fee
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book - my favorite of the series.

I absolutely loved Theo and Cutter. They definitely go from enemies (more so on her side) to frenemies who "sleep" together to fake romance to of course, real romance.

This one still has the quirks we love from a Lili Valente book, but it had depth to the story and Cutter and Theo just pull you right into their love story and you can't help but root for them. And when Theo "lashed out like a cornered honey badger"...well that was laugh out loud fu
Nicole Smith
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not gonna lie I was a tad skeptical of Cutter at first, but he really surprised me. Once you get know him better the more you can't help but fall for him. This book brings the humor that I love, but it also brought the feels. Several times these characters hit me right in the heart. I loved Theo so much. Reading this book she made me feel empowered as a woman and that's a great feeling. Theo has fight in her which she is going to need to make her way in the culina ...more
Lee Ann Schwartz
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cutter and Theo are both such funny characters. They are well-written, no-holds-barred and totally unapologetic in their beliefs. What's amazing is how quickly Cutter goes from thinking he wants his old love to realizing that he's put her on a pedestal and he really, really wants the sassy, chatty, challenging lady that accepts him for who he is even though she pretends she doesn't like him. Their enemies-to-lovers/fake romance story is fun and fast-paced.

As for narration, Lili Valente and Jaso
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to The Bangover series!! I always make sure my schedule is clear before starting one of Lili Valente's books, because the outside world doesn't exist once I start! This story was no exception, I was captivated from the beginning!

I love rock star books! This story is about Cutter and Theo. He's a rock star and she's a chef. They've know each other from long, long ago. They weren't the best of friends, but now he wants her help to play the role of his fake fiance to show his
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