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Life Lessons #2

Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends

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From award-winning and international best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes the second book in a new series of steamy contemporary medical romance standalone novels about life lessons that break all the rules.

Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting…

Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?

That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.

Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.

156 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 19, 2020

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Melanie A. Smith

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Melanie A. Smith is a former engineer turned stay-at-home mom and award-winning, international best-selling author of steamy contemporary romance. She crafts strong book boyfriends with hearts of gold and smart, self-sufficient heroines. When she’s not lost in the world of books, you’ll find her spending time with family, cooking, and driving with the windows down and the stereo cranked up loud.

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2,834 reviews624 followers
March 18, 2021

I give up! Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends is a relatively short novel. But I can not connect with anything on this book.


Moving on....

2 stars
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Author 13 books1,057 followers
May 20, 2020
Wow! Melanie, you blew me away with this one. I loved Becca. That girl stole my heart. She was feisty & funny with a heart of pure gold. As for Vincent, he had me swooning all over the damn place. I loved the connection they had, all the pushes & pulls. I have to say, the last 20% had me all torn up (in a good way). Such a good twist & a fabulous ending. Can I request a Becca & Vincent novella? I need to know what their new life is like after that ending.
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38 reviews2 followers
April 28, 2020
3.5 stars

Thank you NetGalley for my first ARC in exchange for an honest review!

It was such a fun experience to read this book because not only is the romance steamy, it was fast paced too. This book is about Becca Dillon who’s been crushing on one of her co-workers in the healthcare sector. But she doesn’t go after him, not only because of the false rumours that he has a girlfriend, but because she stereotyped him as a bad boy. And bad boys don’t make good boyfriends. This was a really short read and I finished it in one day. Vincent DeMarco is a man of secrets. Though he isn’t looking for a serious relationship, he finds himself falling for Becca and not wanting to let her go. It was a given that he had secrets and I had a list of predictions but what happened was definitely not on my list! I was super surprised. What I found lacking was the chemistry build up. Yes, I loved the pacing but I wanted to see more of the connection between Becca and Vincent. Nevertheless, I loved seeing the secrets unfold as their relationship grow. Overall, I do recommend this book. Give it a try if you’re interested!
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1,371 reviews173 followers
November 3, 2021
2.5 stars. Just not into this book. The hero keeps a huge secret, and it turns out that he has a kid. I am not a fan of being surprised with a kid. The heroine ofc is EXTREMELY UNDERSTANDING, because she's in love. I just don't think that keeping a secret like that from your partner is ok...at all.

SWE; they both dance around each other for a while and the heroine kisses some OM, hero is kissed by OW and his ex causes a little bit of drama. No scenes besides the MCs.
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885 reviews50 followers
May 19, 2020
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

I loved reading Becca's story, especially after being introduced to her character in Never Date A Doctor. She still lacks a filter and is still lovable with her loudmouthed ways. Enter bad boy hottie, Vincent, with his quiet broodiness and throw in some unexpected gossip-worthy drama and this story is an EPIC read. Their interactions are hot and cold, but when it's hot, it's absolutely scorching. Opposites truly do attract.

Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends is an EPIC read and will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

2,335 reviews12 followers
July 13, 2020
This is the series which I was unaware of until I started reading, they keep mentioning Lacey and as you continue to read you ca n tell she is not a nice person. I was ok with Vincent he just as to get cojones like Becca said. He give a comment then act like they don't know each. The hospital staff is like a high school with the way they acted and apparently a bunch of back stabbers. Becka would give in immediately, and I get that due to previous relationship they didn't end well and her parents example was not great and then her brothers then how her brothers talked horrendously. So do I care about them, I don't I am nosy and like to knows what is going to happen next would I put on calender when it is going to be released.

rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions.
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Author 29 books492 followers
April 11, 2020
The title of this book... read it again, and don’t be fooled. Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends, this book proves that isn’t the case...

Vincent. Oh Vincent... the bad boy that every girl dreams about. But is he really bad?
When reading this story, I knew that all wasn’t as it seemed with Vincent. I could feel it because the author makes sure that you are right there with her words, feeling EVERYTHING.
Vincent is the best type of brooding man, and underneath all that brooding there is a gooey centre that you can’t wait to dip yourself into.
Becca is a bad ass, independent, take no shit leading lady. I LOVED HER and her fierce attitude. She goes toe-to-toe with anyone that dares to challenge her. And that makes for some explosive scenes with Vincent.
I also really enjoyed the continuation of Becca and Sasha’s friendship from Never Date a Doctor.

Honestly, this author gets better and better with each story. I don’t know how that is possible because her first ever book was nothing short of amazing, but Melanie has a way of drawing you in, pulling at your heartstrings and leaving you sitting on the edge of your seat with each and every page turned.
Five glorious stars later and I’m already impatient for the next book!
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1,205 reviews11 followers
May 19, 2020
We met Becca in "Never Date a Doctor" and she was a hoot. I wanted to see who she would end up with, because she seemed like the type of character that was hiding her true self from everyone. Sarcasm, no one gets to me kinda attitude. She is a devoted character to her closest friends. Once you get her trust, you're her people.

There are rumors swirling around the hospital staff about Vincent Dimarco, the new staff member. He has bad boy written all over him. She never really thought about falling in love. But while she wants to give into wanting him, also she wants to fight it, there is also something about him that intrigues her deeply. Vincent has secrets and as much as he is falling for Becca, those secrets are hard to let her in on them.

I enjoyed the book. It was fun to see the characters from the previous book. We get to see the background of the hospital setting. It was hard to connect with Becca in the beginning, but as she let her walls down, it made much more sense, and I understood her better. This is a really good addition to the series. I am looking forward to see who's next!
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407 reviews81 followers
May 19, 2020
This is the second book in the Life Lessons series and Melanie A Smith didn't dissapoint! This Follows the bad boy Vincent and the sassy as always Becca, who was introduced in book 1. Vincent and Becca make one of the best duos and couples. Vincent is the type of guy that tries to show off a hard exterior but has the heartwarming interior, he just makes the perfect combo! Becca is the literally amazing, I love her fiery personality, strong attitude, stubborn at moments and her amazing friendship with Sasha. Becca and Vincent's chemistry and connection is so strong and I really did enjoy their story. They went from the couple that shouldn't be together because Becca knows better to being really perfect for each other. Just like book 1, the side character interaction in this story is a huge role in making this story the enjoyable and great story it in. I highly recommend checking out this series and Melanie if you haven't already!
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306 reviews5 followers
April 19, 2020
"I wanted to make him mine. But I didn't consider how much I wanted to be his."

This is the most romantic of Smith's books so far. That doesn't mean it's not steamy (wowza) or that it's lacking in (felonious!) girl drama or fierce friendships (I want in that #girlgang.)

Vincent is gold, wrapped in muscles and and tats. Becca is scared, but hides it with sex and sass. Inside, they both have so much to give. I felt so many gut clenches from the words and connection and fire they share. It's a quick read but has deep feelings and SIZZLIN' chemistry.

This will be added to my comfort reads shelf, for sure. Who better to soothe your heart (and maybe other things) than a Bad Boy? Another must-own by Melanie A. Smith.
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4,965 reviews158 followers
May 14, 2020

Though Becca may be crushing a tad bit on Vincent, she knows better than to let him know because she's not down with bad boys. But is Vincent really as she judges him to be?

Somehow, someway the two embark upon something that neither was expecting, and it's looking like there's real happiness in the future for them. But Vincent is hiding something significant, and not only does it have to the power to change everything, but the very fact that he's hiding it could spell the end for their relationship. Will Vincent open up in time to save their relationship?

I love the push and pull between Becca and Vincent and damn...the chemistry is hot! But my favorite part of this book is Becca - she's smart and strong and a sweetheart. Vincent ended up being perfect for her even if he seemed to be the opposite of what she needed on the outside.

ARC via Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review.

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Author 3 books46 followers
May 17, 2020
I have read all of Melanie’s books and I loved all of them, but this one is my favorite!

I want a friend like Becca, she’s kind and caring but don’t take #*! Vincent is the ultimate bad boy with layers, oh so many layers and how I enjoyed discovering each one. Becca and Vincent are perfectly imperfect and I loved it!

My favorite line from the book “I knew from the start he had ‘bad boy’ written all over him. But that’s just a label. And you fall for a person, not a type.”

Like with all Melanie’s books the world and characters are well developed and the plot, oh boy. That twist, I did not see it coming! This is the type of book I’ll read again, for the feels and just because it’s so damn well executed.

Congratulations Melanie, you’ve done it again♥
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78 reviews
May 20, 2020
I loved this book, I ended up reading it in one sitting. Melanie Smith did not disappoint with the second book from The Life Lessons Series.

Becca was introduced to us in Never Date a Doctor, but this book is all about her. We get to follow along on her journey as she navigates her feelings for the new guy Vincent. Emotions she was not prepared for.

I loved everything about this book. I loved the connection Becca and Vincent had. I loved the amazing writing, that brought me on the emotional rollercoaster right along with the characters so well.

You will not be disappointed with this book, I guarantee it. It was perfect.
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Author 6 books147 followers
April 19, 2020
Melanie does it again... (insert clap here)

After meeting Becca in Never Date A Doctor, I was super excited about her book. She's my ideal female character. She's sassy, fiesty, and knows her worth 100%. She is definitely the friend we all love to have, and I for one adored her.

Then came Bad Boy Vincent... oh dear god, yes! He was everything I needed and more. HE IS BOOK BOYFRIEND GOALS!

I love this little world Smith has created and from the first sentence, I was all in. Great read. 100% recommend!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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Author 10 books52 followers
May 19, 2020
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Smith honestly does so much to keep me guessing. Usually I can predict certain elements of a story, but Smith has a tendency to keep me on my toes. Although the mystery in this book isn't as intense and suspenseful as the ones in her Safeguarded Heart series, the end was something I didn't see coming. Oh I had my theories, but none of them came close to the final reveal.

But the mystery is only a small portion of this fast-paced novel. Most of it focuses on the emotional aspects of opening yourself up to another person as Becca and Vincent navigate the difficult territory of having a serious (and healthy) relationship for the first time. Becca is probably one of my favorite of Smith's heroines, but that might just be because I have a weakness for stubborn women.
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370 reviews23 followers
June 21, 2020
And she does it again... this is now my absolute favorite book by Melanie. This story was fast paced and kept me intrigued the whole time. I love Vincent’s character and how swoony he is. This story had love, humor, angst and serious heat that radiates from the pages.... love love love this story.
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Author 25 books179 followers
March 28, 2021
This books had me laughing so hard. The characters were fantastic. And I couldn't stop listening to the audiobook, because I needed to know how it ended. Now I'm waiting impatiently for the next audiobook.
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8,902 reviews53 followers
May 14, 2020
Becca is a woman who works hard at her career as a medical assistant but when it comes to her personal life she prefers casual relationships and minimal complications. She has been attracted to Vincent, her co-worker, she decides that a fling could be fun but what happens if a fling is not enough?

Vincent is an orderly at the hospital and he is quite happy to embark on a no strings relationship with Becca. He is a man with a lot of secrets, and he is determined to ensure that they remain that way but when feelings become involved things are about to get complicated.

Neither Becca or Vincent were looking for love however it had a way of finding them when they least expected it. They share an intense chemistry and witty banter so all that is left is to share their secrets with each other.
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Author 1 book36 followers
May 18, 2020
I love Smith’s books and knew from the first few pages I was going to swallow this one up. The story is so easy to slip into - you get steam, buckets of drama and well developed, relatable characters. Becca is strong, fun and feisty, Vincent is mysterious and sexy, and of course, their chemistry is on fire. As if the build up to their relationship isn’t enough, there are many surprises to keep you turning the pages. I’m loving these stand alone books in the Life Lessons series.
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369 reviews3 followers
July 18, 2020
love the storyline of the book. wish there's an epilogue to the book :)
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211 reviews3 followers
May 19, 2020
Once again Melanie A Smith did not disappoint. This book takes hold of you as the characters try and work on their emotions. Becca is a strong women but this bad boy is her kryptonite. The chemistry between Becca and Vincent is perfect. The drama - I did not see that coming. I'm not normally a fan of bad boy books but this book was a five star read for me as I could not put this book down. I cannot wait to see who the next story is about. Loved it!

I was given a ARC of this book.
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496 reviews24 followers
May 19, 2020
Bad boys don’t make good boyfriends is a hell of a title for an outstanding book. I loved Vincent’s attitude and just how alluring his personality was. Becca was a great character. I loved how she could be sassy and sexy and not put up with the bs that’s handed to her. Their dynamic is interesting to read, they seem to feed off one another’s energy and thrive being near each other. Melanie A. Smith doesn’t disappoint with this novel. It’s got everything I could want in a romance story; the great chemistry between the love interests, a good plot that doesn’t drag on, and great writing.
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240 reviews36 followers
February 21, 2021
Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends by Melaine A Smith (2020/05/04)
Rating 3/5 Stars
Disclaimer: I received an eARC from the author.
This is the second book in Melanie A. Smith's contemporary medical romance series. This book can be read as a standalone though I do suggest reading the first book. I loved this book so much more than the 1st book. This story is about Becca who is a medical assistant in a hospital who has been crushing on one of her co-workers in the medical section. Unfortunately there has been a rumor about him having a girlfriend so she rides him off as taken and doesn't go for him. Later on Becca finds out that he is single and decides to make her move. In the beginning Becca and Vincent both don’t want to be in a relationship but the more Becca gets to know Vincent the more her mind starts to change. She then starts to realize that he is keeping secrets from her, secrets that she wants to find out and the story progresses from there. I really enjoyed this novel, Becca was a very funny and feisty character throughout the novel. I feel like the title was a little misleading to me, It did not feel like Vincent was a bad boy at all, he was really sweet. I really enjoyed the banter and the friendships in this novel. I also appreciated that we go to see glimpses of the couple from the first book as well as new characters. Originally I did think this was going to be a 4 or 5 star read. However, I gave it 3 stars because I felt like it was too short, especially because what happened at the end I would have liked to see the characters and storyline be a little more flushed out. Overall, I really liked Becca and Vincent's relationship and I would recommend this to people who want to get into romance or people who like workplace romances with witty characters. I can't wait to read more of Melaine's work.
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162 reviews18 followers
February 3, 2021
“I see you. All of you. It’s what made me fall for you. Don’t ever forget that. “ 💕


I’m a BIG FAN of Grey’s Anatomy like I’ve watched the whole series 2 times! 😂 This book gave me Grey’s Anatomy VIBES and I LOVED that aspect of it! It was fun reading a story that is an different scenery than the usual books I read! I LOVED the medical/hospital scenery! 😍

It was a FUN and EASY read, I finished it in a seating and I ENJOYED it! 🙈🥰

I really loved Becca’s character! She was FEISTY and SPONTANEOUS. I also loved Vincent’s character, he had BAD BOYS vibes in the beginning but ended up being a SWEETHEART! I also LOVED their CHEMISTRY together!

This book made me SMILE numerous times. It was a CUTE read! The end was HEARTWARMING🙈🤩

Honestly, the only thing that was missing was the development of Vincent and Becca’s relationship. I felt like it was lacking interactions between them and their story was fast paced! I finished the book wanting MORE of these 2. (There was no epilogue maybe that’s why idk🙈) I still enjoyed the book overall! ❤️

*I was provided this ARC in exchange of an honest review*
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1,340 reviews30 followers
May 22, 2020
Becca tended to jump from guy to guy in the search for sexual release. Not really a fan of that personally. I did like her spunky attitude otherwise. Didn't really feel a good connection between Becca and Vincent. This was probably due to the fact it was just sexual at first and then way to fast moved to love. Really liked Vincent's back story and this is what saved the book for me.
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2,966 reviews121 followers
May 12, 2020
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 5/12/2020.

I am loving this series!

Becca and Vincent's story was near-impossible to put down. Like the book before it ( Never Date a Doctor it's told in the first person from the heroine's POV--which, since the hero has some pretty major secrets for much of the book, is definitely a solid narrative choice. As much as I'd have liked to get a glimpse into Vincent's head, I'm actually glad I didn't know certain things about him until Becca did. Plus, maybe his thoughts wouldn't have been quite so snort-worthy? And he definitely wouldn't have waxed quite as poetic about his...ahem...assets...as Becca did, so there's that. ;)

Vincent and Becca were ah-mazing together; the pages were practically smoking when the two of them gave in to their baser instincts. Even though he had a habit in the beginning of turning things off and on in a seemingly random manner, we'll find out later that he has reasons. Good reasons, even. So though Becca (and the reader) might be annoyed with him, much of that annoyance is made up for in the end. Becca's tendency to be impulsive and make snap decisions about things? Might not *quite* be fixed by the book's end...though what happens when she impersonates a crazy-stalker-type-girlfriend later on will hopefully make her think twice about acting crazy in the future. At least her not trusting Vincent seems to be cured by the end--at least I hope so--because that ending... :)

(Short aside, feel free to skip this paragraph because this is just my pet peeve: Once again I have the same teensy complaint--not all cardiac care patients are elderly! My dad had a heart attack at 29, and from that point on went to regular cardiologist appointments with his mother, who yes, was older but not ancient at that point. Dad was a regular on the cardiac care scene from before he turned 30 until he died, and even by then he still wasn't *that* old. He just had a bad heart. But honestly, cardiac care unit employees would know this and not always assume that every patient is over 70...sure, it made for a cute scene here, but c'mon...)

I am really enjoying the gang at the Rutherford Hospital--and gee, so many of them are still single...subtle hint...;)

Rating: 4 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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1,697 reviews45 followers
June 1, 2020
Even when you know better, sometimes it’s simply too tempting…

Hospital work isn’t for the faint of heart. Becca Dillon knows that firsthand, having worked as a medical assistant in the cardiac unit at Rutherford Hospital for longer than she cares to think about. What she does care to think about is having fun, gossip, and … guys. Her favorite of the three. And why stick to one, when you can sample them all?

That’s exactly her plan when a workplace crush on a mysterious bad-boy orderly unexpectedly takes a very steamy turn. But Vincent DeMarco turns out to be nothing like she expected, and before she knows it, she’s falling hard and fast. She wants him in ways she’s never wanted anyone before, but there’s something he’s keeping from her. Something that’s holding him back. And Becca is going to find out what.

Even though she knows that bad boys don’t make good boyfriends, he seems like he might be so much more. Will her quest unlock the truth behind who he really is? Or will it end their relationship for good? Either way, ready or not, Becca’s world is about to change.

My Review:

Becca is not the commitment type. She's happy to have fun, a fling, and a goodbye. All that changes the day she meets Vincent, a new orderly at the hospital at which Becca also works. He's distant, doesn't acknowledge her except on his terms, and leaves her wanting more. When they finally agree to try dating, Becca discovers he's harboring a secret; one that could very well could come between them.

Despite Vincent's standoffish personality, he and Becca are drawn to one another. I enjoyed their journey toward romance. Becca is a strong, independent character who hides her loneliness and insecurity behind bravado. I cheered for her when she dropped her guard and let Vincent into her heart. Vincent is a strong character with incidents and events in his past that he's trying to protect and keep quiet. Becca's discovery of one of Vincent's secrets brings both tragedy and joy - but it may signal the end of something between them before it even began.

This is my first experience with Melanie A. Smith and it won't be my last. As soon as I finished Bad Boys Don't Make Good Boyfriends, I went straight to Amazon and bought Never Date a Doctor, book 1, in the Life Lessons series. The author's writing style is conversational and easy to follow. The book is so engaging and beautifully written I suddenly found myself at the end of Becca and Vincent's story.

I'm excited to go back and read book 1 and to read book 3 upon its release.

I was provided a copy of this book to review.
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1,065 reviews12 followers
May 11, 2020
I found this book quite enjoyable, even though I wasn't too sure at the beginning. It was the second in a the Life lessons series; and having not read the first volume, I worried about being lost as to what was going on. Although there did appear to be some backstory that were alluded to but that we weren't made privy to much here, there was nothing too confusing and the story just moved forward through current events.

I had a hard time relating to Becca at first, from her brash attitude to sleeping around. But I certainly understood her falling for a guy who (at least at first glance) seems like he might be at least a bit of a bad boy, not to mention that he may or may not be interested in her. Vincent himself was a bit perplexing. He certain ran hot and cold as far as his reactions to Becca, and I for one wasn't sure what to make of that.

Considering the background and situation that they both came from, it was a wonder they were ever able to get together at all, let alone work through some of the complex issues they were faced with. But it was more than apparent that both were quite emotionally invested in the relationship before it had progressed very far at all. And it was great that they put the effort and committment that they did into making it work.

Once the truth comes out about everything, it is apparent that he had legitimate reasons for keeping things from Becca. And yet it really irked me that he didn't understand her trepidation at how secretive and deceitful he appeared.

There were some characters that seemed determine to make trouble, and they certainly tried to do so, on more than one occasion. This had the potential to turn me off from the story because I don't like a lot of drama and angst. Fortunately though, these incidents were rather quickly resolved, and all ended relatively well, even quite great in some regards.

I'd definitely be interested in reading future volumes in this series, and might even go back to the first volume to get caught up there on all the backstory here.

I received a free eBook copy of this title from Xpresso Book Tours, and have willingly provided and honest review.

This review originally appeared on the So Few Books blog at: https://sofewbooks.blogspot.com/2020/...!
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373 reviews18 followers
May 12, 2020
This was such a quick and relaxing read. If you are looking for an easy book, with a strong female character who knows exactly her value and won’t take crap from any man this is your book. There is mystery surrounding the male character as well that will be revealed in the end and that you will not see coming and lots of gossip.

Becca has not had such good male models growing up and this is why she is cataloguing new-comer Vincent DeMarco as a bad boy. But they work together and have the same circle of friends, so it’s impossible not to spend time together. But what happens when the ice is broken and the bad boy does not seem so bad after all? Becca needs to decide if she is ready for a serious relationship and Vincent… Let’s say he has more on his plate!

I loved these two and I loved how they start to know each other. Their relationship starts with uncertainties and they take time to reveal them. She has family baggage that prevents her to fully commit, so it would be a big step. For both, but this is something we learn in the end. I loved Becca’s friends and how they play a role in her decisions at some point. Her support system is great.

We see things through Becca’s perspective, so Vincent remains a mystery until the end. I would have liked to see alternative chapters here, as Vincent has a complicated story to tell. But on the good side, the lack of knowledge regarding his background remains until the end. Speaking of background, I would have liked to learn more about Becca and her family. I feel we know little about her and what determines her to act the way she does. Also, you should probably read the first book as well. Even if the romance is not related, the abundance of office drama (between nurses, medical assistants, doctors and whatnot) can be overwhelming. There is reference to the events happening in book 1, so if you don’t want to feel like an outsider in some discussions, go ahead and start reading in order!

All in all, I liked the book, it was a great, fun and quick read. Because of the items detailed above, I am giving it 4 stars and I cannot wait to read the next story. Until next time, happy reading!
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Author 7 books104 followers
May 4, 2020
I had the honor of receiving an ARC for this book and holy mother trucker! I’ve read all of Melanie’s books, and Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriends is hands down my favorite of hers. I was already half in love with Becca from Never Date a Doctor. She doesn’t mince words. She has her friend’s back when push comes to shove. She owns her sexuality. And she’s just hilarious. But we get to see a whole other side to her in this book. She has this vulnerability that is real and endearing. I felt very connected with Becca and her relationship with her mom. It truly hit home and had me in my feels. Basically I was a hot mess reading this book, but I was so here for it. Becca has this big heart but is terrified to give it away. But mysterious bad boy Vincent DeMarco steals it anyway. And thank goodness for that!

Oh Vincent. My new book boyfriend. Yummy ICU orderly with all the secrets. He wants to keep Becca at arm’s length and at the same time pull her in close and never let her go. Their chemistry was straight fire. Just smoking hot. The tension, the push and pull, had me fanning myself. It was palpable. And those sex scenes …GAH! Melanie A. Smith knows how to write a dang sex scene.

Bad Boys Don’t Make Good Boyfriend’s kept me on the edge of my seat. The entire book, I knew the other shoe was going to drop, I just never knew when until BOOM! And what a boom it was. The second I finished this book, I wanted to re-read it. I expect nothing but greatness from this author, but this book is hands down my favorite of 2020 so far. I tore through it. It’s a book I will go back to over and over. Highly recommend.
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