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A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

One night with him will change her life...

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four ti
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Kindle Edition, 2nd, 236 pages
Published August 13th 2019 by Elle Kennedy Inc. (first published 2008)
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Laura
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I was super excited when I got an email about this book and I flew through this story!

I came to really care about the two main characters very quickly, especially Maggie. I adored her the most. Her spirit was so strong and she was so likeable and sweet but also sassy, I loved her.

There were a few issues at the beginning of the book, and I was about to feel kind of uncomfortable with the way our characters met but the progression of it worked well and that took my mind off the first encounter. I
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Jen
Another wonderful story written by Elle Kennedy! So far I have thoroughly enjoyed any book I have read of hers. “Bad Apple “ is about a workaholic woman who schedules her sex life... basically twice a year a guy she doesn’t truly know comes into Maggie’s town and they get together for a bootie call! There are no strings attached and emotions get left at the door!
When Maggie goes to the hotel for her night of sex, she ends up in the right room but quickly finds out it is the wrong guy in the bed
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Christy
3 stars

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Bad Apple is a stand alone romance by Elle Kennedy and it has the famous hero/ordinary heroine troupe. From what I can tell, Elle wrote this book back in 2008 and re-released it with some edits, which is probably why I hadn’t heard of it until recently. I enjoyed reading about Maggie and Ben finding love. It was sweet, sexy, and had an interesting meeting between the two of them. This was a book I liked, but not one I fell in love with. I think I have really high expectations for El
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I never read the previous released version of this so this was a complete new read for me, what can I say!?! Other than how much I really enjoyed this one!!
The giggles, the swoony moments, the characters themselves, all made for a riveting read, this was such a fun story to get lost in. Once started I was hooked!!
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Maggie Reilly grew up in foster care, and is an independent woman who has learned she can only rely on herself. Between work, school, and volunteering, there are never enough hours in a day, so she definitely can’t fit in dating or a relationship. Men are just complicated and distracting anyway, so she’s perfectly content with an arrangement she made with a fellow workaholic. They are lovers who meet up 2-3 times a year to have a good time. This is about all
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Wendy
3,5

I don't know why I didn't read this book when it was first published in 2008 as 'Midnight Encounters', but I am guessing it has to do with my ever-growing TBR list. That and the fact that my only free time to read in 2008, was when I went to the bathroom :P 

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Anyways, I am glad I got to read it now, with all the new content.

This was definitely one of those "feel good" reads and I really needed one at the moment, so lucky me :P I had plenty of "laugh out loud" moments, that's for sure.

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Maggie and Be
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Isabella. R
4 Bed Hopping Stars ⭐️
 
When Maggie’s booty call goes embarrassingly wrong, she finds herself in the wrong man’s bed.
With barely her pride intact she never expected the mystery man to seek her out with her lost panties in hand.

"Okay, so I molested a man whose name I don’t even know. Big deal. He’d liked it. I liked it too. Nobody was harmed. And we’ll probably never cross paths again, so really, what harm had been done?"

All Ben Barrett wants is some sleep. Is that too much to ask? But as a famou
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Auntee
Feb 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of erotic contemporaries
I really, really enjoyed this hot little romance between a bad boy Hollywood movie star and the sassy, work-a-holic New York waitress/ social worker-in-training who rocks his world. I'll admit a Hollywood movie star wouldn't be my first choice for a romance hero, but this guy, Ben Barrett, was just so deep-down sweet and charming, despite his bad-boy image and sometimes arrogant ways, that I totally fell for him. And I love when that happens. It makes the story so much easier to read when you ha ...more
Lana Reads
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
2,5 stars

Well, the cover is hot. The rest... Maybe because the book was a new retelling of an existing story (which I haven't read), but it felt like parts of it were filled with empty rounds of the same thoughts, rephrased...

She's fresh and different! I want her!! He's a bad boy and oh-so-hot, but I don't have time!!

...and the spaces in-between were filled with clichès and more emptiness. Nothing about the story felt original or authentic, plus the hero's pushiness and heroine's attitude got ol
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Jessica
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A new [okay, newly republished] Elle Kennedy book? With a gorgeous cover? Count me in!

Maggie is one busy woman who has no time for anything. Between work to pay for school, school, and her volunteering, there's no time for friends or a relationship. So when her twice-a-year fling calls to say he's in town, Maggie is ready to let off some steam for the night and go back to reality in the morning. Instead of finding her fling in their designated hotel room, she rolls into bed with Ben Barrett, mo
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Wil Loves Books!
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Super cute quick read

This was super cute. This is a revamped, rerelease version of an old Elle book called “Midnight Encounters”. It’s a cute story about a movie star that falls in love with a regular New York girl. They meet under some very unusual circumstances and they can’t help but to be drawn to each other. As with all other Elle books, the hero is super swoony and the heroine is strong and awesome. Totally recommend if you’re looking for a quick and hot read!
JadeC
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!
i like this! cute and sexy Hollywood romance. also, look at the cover!! damn. 😍

"A complete stranger just slipped into my bed, kissed the hell out of me, got me harder than granite, and now she’s offering me free drinks to make up for it?"

Hollywood Bad Boy Ben Barrett has enough of the paparazzi shit so he decides to go into hiding. he takes refuge in a cheap hotel before waking up to a beautiful redhead fondling him.
Maggie has been abandoned by her family. she is also too busy for l
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Ari
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

*3.5 Stars!*


Bad Apple is a reissue of Kennedy's previous release, Midnight Encounters. Though it is a re-release, Bad Apple contains new content and an added POV so it's definitely worth a read, or a re-read. Either way, Bad Apple was new to me so I was definitely looking forward to reading it.

Action movie star and notorious bad boy, Ben Barrett, needs an escape from the paparazzi and the scandalous
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
That feeling you get when you dive into a book that turns out to be a whole lot of yummy, sexy, sweet deliciousness... ughhhhhh. Giddy. I was giddy as I read Bad Apple, an unexpected celebrity romance that took everything I typically expect from the trope and flipped it on its head! 

So often in these dynamics, the celebrity in the relationship has an unattainable quality to them. They're usually larger than life, set upon a mountainous pedestal where their counterpart feels like they're in a con
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Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Soooo good! How does Elle Kennedy do it every time!? I love the way she writes characters that feel so real. Maggie and Ben were so much fun to read. Ben is a famous actor, but he's just a down-to-earth guy who's done with being in the limelight and wants to lay low. Maggie is the perfect person to do so with, and they have their no-strings-attached fun. Their meet-cute is hilarious and quite unique. They have some great banter and chemistry, and though their book is a little on the shorter side ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

If you're looking for a short, sweet story by Elle Kennedy, then look no further. Ben and Maggie were really good together and their "meet cute" was hilarious and just a tad awkward!

Ben's an actor in the middle of a scandal and trying to hide out from the paparazzi. Maggie gives him a safe haven in exchange for some nookie. You heard me right...nookie.

Which is no small feat for this ultra workaholic who usually only gets some two times a year. Ben gives it to her and then some but he wan
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Amy
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

If you’re looking for a quick and sexy read, then Bad Apple is the book for you.

Bad Apple follows the story of Ben and Maggie. Ben is tired of living in the limelight and misses his privacy. After a scandal causes utter chaos in his life, he decides that now is the best time to take a break. All he wants is to forget for one moment that he’s famous. But, what Ben didn’t plan on was Maggie. Maggie is like a breath of fresh air. They meet in the most unlikely of situations and Ben is tot
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Alaina
Ugh, love anything and everything by Elle!

Bad Apple definitely caught my eye when I was scrolling throughout my audible app. First, the title and then the cover. So, yeah, it wasn't hard to convince myself to get into it. Luckily for me, the book was actually entertaining.

Not going to lie, loved the characters throughout this book. Definitely get the whole workaholic life.. because what else do I do on a daily freaking basis? I am completely chained to my desk 9-6 Monday to Friday. Barely take l
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book bruin
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bad Apple is a fun and sexy forced proximity, opposites attract, and celebrity romance. The book was originally published as Midnight Encounters in 2008, but it was revamped and new content was added, along with a new cover and title.

I really enjoyed Maggie and Ben's playful banter and off the charts chemistry. These two are combustible from the very start and their unconventional meet cute had me both laughing and fanning myself! ;) Yes, it's a bit instalove between them, but I think it worked
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Pick a Book
English / Português

4 stars

I didn't read the version of this book released in 2008 (previosly named "Midnight Encounters") so this story is new to me; I couldn't compare. I know this version has been expanded and the author has added alternate point of views.

BAD APPLE tells the story of Maggie and Ben, two people who were looking for nothing and ended up getting into a mess that brought them together. With doses of drama and a bit of comedy, Elle Kennedy brings a wonderful story about finding ou
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Shawna
4 stars – Contemporary Romance/Erotica

What do you get when you take a sassy redhead New York waitress, a sexy-as-sin bad boy, playboy Hollywood movie star, and throw in a hotel room mishap? This fun, hot little number!

Maggie Reilly defines workaholic...She waitresses at a posh Manhattan club called The Olive, volunteers at a center for abused kids, and attends college classes with the intention of becoming a social worker, so the last thing she wants or needs is a messy distraction like a relati
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
An adult fairy tale translated into modern lingo...with hot sex to boot. "Midnight Encounters" is my first full-length (220 pages in trade paperback) read by author Elle Kennedy and it hit just the right mix between fantasy vs reality and serious vs light. In addition, there's no bondage, menage, or anal sex for those who enjoy their romances on the more 'vanilla' side ;) but there IS plenty of hot one man/one woman sex.

Maggie grew up an orphan and has filled her life with work, school, and volu
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 STARS
Is it possible to hate a man and want to rip off his clothes at the same time?


Cute and steamy and totally hit the spot for me. A lighthearted and easy romance. Too lazy to write a full review, but really enjoyed this one.

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Rachel Dyken

The Plan:
Finish Work ✔️
Get key to his hotel ✔️
Crawl into bed with your hot, no-strings-attached lover ✔️
Discover you're in bed with a stranger ❓❗


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A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

One night with him will change her life…

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s g
...more
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4 CROWNS

I did enjoy this book. It had likable characters, an interesting storyline, especially how they meet, and Elle Kennedy always writes a great book. I think, though, it needed a bit more.

Now, don’t get me wrong, it is a shorter novel, so there is an expected lack of depth to the story and characters because of the size of the story. It just left me feeling an overall lack of connection to them or their romance.

I did like the interesting storyline. How th
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Jennifer
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bad Apple is smart, sexy, witty and full of swoons. Exactly all the things an Elle Kennedy is known for.

I loved Maggie and Ben's connection. It was sizzling and HOT with an emotional connection between the characters I could not get enough of! Their unique and sexy meeting was just the tip of the iceberg of this mouth watering story. They sizzle together on every page and make readers yearn for them to be back together when they’re not.

I love Elle Kennedy’s books and this one was no different.
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Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Plan:
Finish Work ✔️
Get key to his hotel ✔️
Crawl into bed with your hot, no-strings-attached lover ✔️
Discover you're in bed with a stranger ❓❗


 Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Google


A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

One night with him will change her life…

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s g
...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly, ratula
Bad Apple couldn't have come on a better day when I was looking for something smart, sexy, banterific and full of swoons. Exactly all the things an Elle Kennedy story has. I loved Maggie and Ben's connection. It was sizzling and HOT with an emotional connection between the characters I could not get enough of! Their unique and sexy af meeting was just the tip of the iceberg of this mouth watering story!

When a long standing casual sex date results in a case of mistaken identity and an almost scor
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ABookLover73
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for a new (old) book by Elle Kennedy ❤!!!

I love Elle's writing and that love started when I've read the first book from "Off-Campus" series, "The Deal".

I didn't read the first edition of this book because in 2008, when it was released, I was only ten years old 😅, so noup, I couldn't read it 😂. But, now I'm 21 and legal and I've read it 😁.

"Bad Apple" is one sexy and funny story which you read fast because this book is totally page-turner and easy to read 😉.

If you're looking for a quick
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Desperado
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoy erotic romances minus the kink.
3.5 Stars
My Thoughts:

I thought this was a pretty good ER. I liked the idea of a movie star falling for a struggling waitress. I would even compare it to a ER Cinderella story if the heroine Maggie wasn't so damn resistant. I loved our hero Ben. He was everything you could want in a man: sexy, generous, kind, ambitious, funny, smart. I did have a problem with Maggie. She annoyed the hell of me. I realize she had a bad childhood & it's wise to play hard-to-get sometimes, but she toke that crap way
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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

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