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Bad for You

(Lone Star Lovers #9)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  392 ratings  ·  78 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 ha
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published October 2nd 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
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 going
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 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
The last time Aimee saw Brandon he was mean, cruel and a bully - her crush on him turned to hatred and stayed that way for years... when he suddenly and shockingly returns as an employee under her supervision, she has to learn to tolerate him, and the intense attraction that hits them both. Brandon has returned to his hometown - and his father's hospital - but not by choice. He's angry and taking it out on everyone - including Aimee. They can't deny their chemistry though - and soon enough, emot ...more
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.
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love enemies to lovers books and seeing the transition to get there!! Brandon and Aimee definitely had it against them but somehow managed to overcome all that. I love this series!!
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 l
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 oth
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
NICUnurse Stephanie
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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 temporaril
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 docto
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
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! W
M Hurford
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
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. ...more
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. ...more
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
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.
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 9th book in the Loan Star Lovers series.
I really enjoyed the interaction between Aimee and Brandon,The story line was well written and the chemistry was off the planet.
A really entertaining read!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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, as
Jeeves Reads Romance
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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’
Emma (Emlovesreading)
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 d
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 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 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 busti
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
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 wi
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 bully & now
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 assigne ...more
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Taylor Holloway is a bestselling romance author who writes sweet and sexy stories with just enough of an edge to offset all the feels. Her books are specifically Taylor-ed to make you blush, cry, laugh, and swoon. She's an Austin native with a penchant for bad puns, strong margaritas, expensive shoes, and shiny things. When she's not writing, she's working a hilariously bland corporate job, spoili ...more

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