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(Classical Badboys #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  61 reviews


We never play by the rules. In life, in music, or in bed. Rules are for those who give a f#ck what other people think. The only opinions we care about are our own.

We love each other like brothers, only closer. We’re each other’s biggest support and greatest rival, and we give each other everything. In life, in music, and in bed.


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Published July 27th 2020 by The Other Shoe Productions
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Rome is going out of his mind with want for Quincy, the woman in their trio, the woman he can't have because she's in love with King. Normally in a tense situation like this, he'd go out and lose himself in a bottle and drugs and women, but since he's just gone through rehab, those options aren't available to him any longer. So what's a man to do when he's going crazy with wanting someone he can't have?

Except perhaps Quincy has room in her hea
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bowed is the second book in the Classical Badboys Duet and this story picks right off where we left off with Plucked. This is a MFM story surrounding King, Rome and Quincy packed full of drama, sizzling chemistry and heat that radiates off the pages. I am not a lover of MFM stories so I did struggle a little but this is a personal thing and in no way reflects on the writer or the story. However in saying that my connection with the characters was more drawn to King and Quincy and at times I foun ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Bowed by MV Ellis is book two in the Classical badboys Series. This continues the story of Roman “Rome” Ivanenko Anthony “King” Kingston and Quincy Copeland. So, you really do need to read the previous book 'Plucked' before starting this one. This book does pick up about where we left off. Roman is dealing with being in love with Quincy along with her being with his best friend King. They are trying to all work through their feelings while trying to maintain a relationship. I don't want to say t ...more
Linda Lee
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads-2020
“At that moment, it was as though they were the only two people on the planet, or at least the only two who mattered, to each other, or to anyone else. The scene was as moving as it was personally devastating.”

Bowed picked up from the ending of Plucked effortlessly. One of my favourite reads and my favourite duet this year. Ms Ellis is a brilliant wordsmith and is able to put you right in the room with the characters through her narrative. A rhapsody of emotions bubble to the surface, whilst liv
Lauren miss.reads.alot
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐
Bowed seamlessly picked up right where Plucked left off. My memory was instantly triggered as soon as I began ready and I was easily able to get back into the story. Q, King and Rome were just as perfect together musically, emotionally, and sexually as I remembered from book 1 and then some. While the drama in this book was a little let life threatening then book one, there was still a good deal of it. What was lacking for me was the detailed, hot sexual chemistry that I got from one book.
Tara Lee
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a MFM and the hotness rolls off the pages.
It's intense from start to finish, add in the sizzling chemistry, packed full of drama, highly emotional and so passionate.
This intense trio have you sucked in.
A story showcasing how sometimes love can be complicated at times and how HEA sometimes take time.
There are ups and downs, complications and pushing and pulling from the characters that takes you on a ride.
A love triangle that leaves you with all sorts of emotions but has you captivat
Erin Figueiredo
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

DAMN!!! This finale is so DAMN HOT!!! My kindle was smoking with the sizzling words on every page. There is so much emotion in this story (love, anger, frustration and passion) that will leave you swooning for these characters. They have this deep connection that is hard to deny.

“This is life. This is love. If we can’t be there for each other in these moments, when it’s not pretty, but it’s real then, we might as well not pretend to be there for each other at all. I’m your
charly & raine
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Work hard – Play Harder! Play hard they did, in this case they played hard on and off the stage. Our bad boys King and Rome are brought to their knees by the exquisite Quincy in this brilliant sequel “Bowed”.

Pure joy, Rome on the cover, the dark broody tattooed alpha male. Nothing makes my heart swoon more than this man showing the one woman he loves his tender side. Holding his arms out and interlacing his fingers with hers to support her when she needs him the most.

Three hearts. Two men and o
M. Mendes Bookstagram
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so thrilled with the ending of Bowed. Sorry had to get that out there. This book is so full of angst and emotion. They say that artist are so full of passion and it is so true of King, Rome, and Quinn that it is not even funny. As you can tell I loved Bowed. Kudos to M. V. Ellis for writing an splendidly well written book. I need to say this I didn’t get distracted not once with typos and other grammatical errors as I do with some others. I don’t want to ruin this book for anyone as to me ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love should mean never having to choose, love just is!
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Love makes the world go round, and there is undoubtedly a lot of love going on in the book. Trying to live their lives, both personally and professionally, was hard for Rome, King, and Quinn. When Rome fell for Quinn, he knew his best friend felt the same way, and he loved Quinn and King too much to stand in their way—keeping his feelings a secret sent Rome on a downward spiral of sex, alcohol, and drugs. When he returned from Re
Lisa Staples
This finale to the Classical BadBoys Duet absolutely SIZZLES!!
MV Ellis's "Thoroughly Plucked" are back, and this melting pot of sexual tension and soaring melodies, that is the musical trio of Quincy, King and Rome, deliver the goods to burn up the pages of this super hot and swoony, love affirming, standing ovation worthy romantic performance!

There is no pause from the action of the first offering "Plucked" and you won't need to recap as Ellis seamlessly picks us back up with where we left this
PP's Bookshelf
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bowed by M.V. Ellis took heat to a scorching hot level and the chemistry just won me over. A steamy, passionate and intense story from the beginning to the end. And what an explosive ending to the duet!

Quincy and King are now a couple. But Quincy and other part of their musical combination Rome has this simmering chemistry that just refuses to disappear. Can they find a way? Will King accept Quincy and Rome's feelings? Will Rome self destroy under frustration and anger?

King and Rome are two side
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bowed picked right up where Plucked left off, so you HAVE TO READ PLUCKED (Book 1) FIRST! I normally have issues with MFM, but since I'm a HUGE fan of MV Ellis, I went in on the Classical Badboys duet. It surrounds King, Rome, and Quincy, with both guys in love with her. Rome has history with her, while King is her present, and that has Rome really feeling out of sorts altogether which isn't a good thing since they're all in the band together. The push & pull is very frustrating as these three t ...more
L Holland
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I’m quite a fan of MV Ellis’ writing. Bowed is the second installment in the Classical Bad Boys Duet and it picks up where the first book, Plucked, left off. This book falls firmly in the MFM category, which definitely makes and keeps things interesting between the characters. The fact that best friends (King and Rome) are in love with the same woman (Quincy) lays the foundation for so much drama and tension, which gives the story a multi-dimensional feeling and engag ...more
Daisy Sauceda
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THIS IS HOT! If you have not read the first book then you need to read it before reading this book. We pick up from book one and let me tell you, this book is on fire. Rome, King, and Quincy are trying to pick up the pieces from the tour. Rome is still being his douchy self. Their is a twist, King is paranoid. There is heartache, emotions everywhere and finally everything comes to light. What will Quincy do? I feel like she is stuck between reality and fantasy. What will it take for all three to ...more
Carol 27
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Battle lines are quickly drawn when Rome reluctantly moves in with King and Quincy out of necessity rather than desire. Consequently, all hopes for the trio living in peace and harmony are quickly tossed out the window. As tension escalates between the men, Quincy struggles with admitting her true feelings to them both. Is she courageous enough to embrace an unconventional romantic liaison or will she sacrifice her happiness and succumb to societal pressures? This is a well written story filled ...more
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Threesome heaven! The story picks up where the first one left off with King and Quincy a couple and Rome in a bad place. Poor Rome is on the bumpy path of recovery having to leave all his vices behind even the irresistible Quincy. Well, that doesn't last long as the sexual heat between Quin and Rome is alive and well. King is faced with losing his girlfriend or his best friend or both. He loves both too much for any of those scenarios, so it's on. These three are at their best when they're toget ...more
SBee Reviews
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
★ Off-the-charts charisma & chemistry - perfect ending ★

—>>> Two best friends and the only woman they’ve ever wanted to keep between them. Off-the-charts charisma & chemistry is still ongoing between this trio, but for Rome, his more self-destructing vices are forced to a stop as King and Quincy make themselves his keepers during his detox under the same roof, their fears of barely having pulled Rome back from very-near death still utmost in their minds. But when a series of events lead to an in
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I loved this trio so much. They all had this undeniable connection that no matter what, they were unable to break it.

To have to be in love with one of the guys but still feel something for the other must have been really hard for the heroine because when you feel such a strong attraction towards both and both of them are best friends, it's just hard to have to settle for one when you have them both at your fingertips.

What I liked about this duet was the fact that it was different, the musicality
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
They can make music together but can they make a life together also

Bowed is the second book in the Classical Badboys Duet that continues the story of Rome, King and Quincy. This book continues their intense, sensual and amazing story. But not all is rainbows and butterflies between the three not that they are together. The dynamic has shifted and tensions are heightened where they did not exist before. Rome and King are at odds over Quincy and she is having a hard time because of her love for bo
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Classical Badboys duet and cannot be read as a standalone. Bowed picked up right where Plucked left off.

This story is all about the relationships. King and Quincy are together. Rome and King are best friends who are both in love with the same girl. Quincy is in love with both King and Rome.

I absolutely love the trio of Rome, King and Quincy. They are smoking hot. The sex scenes are scorching. Their chemistry is sizzling off the pages.

I fell in love with Rome even m
Wendy Livingstone
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd part of this amazing duet and continues straight on from where Plucked ended. King and Quincy are together, but she loves both men. King, Rome, and Quincy are like puzzle pieces which fit together so perfectly. Rome is a dark and broody alpha who is fighting daily with his addictions, King is paranoid, and Quincy is the woman loved by both men. The chemistry between these characters is explosive, but will King and Rome’s friendship splinter and survive? This is a beautifully writ ...more
J. Ockenhouse
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a true triangle each piece is equal to holding to the others. Rome, Quin and King are that definition.

Oh the drama is high and I found myself tugging my hair and holding my reader tight. These three are going to show that rollercoaster and beautiful music definitely work together.

This one is a full on steam train but also the lessons of love, acceptance, power of true friendship and that honesty always finds its way to the surface.

Now to the good stuff. The se* is close to the sun hot, th
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an amazing trio. Rome is doomed because he loves Quincy but she is in love with King. The music this trio makes is emotional and exciting but can they continue to live and work together with these unrequited feelings hanging like a cloud around them. Quincy finds herself struggling because she does love 2 men and doesn’t know how to exist in this environment. Will King and Rome be able to bridge their divide to truly unite this trio outside the studio? Exhilarating and off-the-charts sexy j ...more
Yvette  Grimes
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC of Bowed by M.V. Ellis for an honest review. This is the second book in the Classical Badboys Duet. If you haven't read Plucked then I highly recommend reading it before this book. Bowed picks up where Plucked left off. From the first page, the tension between Rome and King is intense. Quincy thinks it's because Rome is dealing with his addictions but it's more than that. The three go through a some tough times. After reading the first book, I was able to guess what happens an ...more
Mylene Williams
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This epic story resumes with Quincy and King trying to assist Rome. Rome's actions has it's consequences and it affects them all. This toxic relationship is about to bubble over. King and Rome both love the same girl - Quincy. She is also their musical partner and King's lover. A scandal drops them dead centre of the public eye. Will they all survive this relationship this time around and all that goes with it or will it end in true tragedy for someone?

A great ending to this duet story line.

I re
Isabel Debono
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was not my normal trope to read. But what do you do when you are in love with two men at the same time?
Quincy, King and Rome had their ups and downs but had to make a big choice.
Do you make it work or walk away?
Do you fight for those you love?
Felt there was great chemistry between them all.
I guess when it comes to love... nothing stands in the way.
The ending surprised me but it was right for them.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Linda Frigault
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Bowed picks up right where Plucked ended. In this second part, Rome doesn't have it easy and the banter that i really liked between him and King is almost gone in the first part of this book. There's still sexual tension between them and Quincy but this second part is more about the emotional tension between them. I loved this story and the characters, they are perfect for each other.

This duet was a fantastic and quick read with lots of sizzling steam and a satisfying HEA.

I received a free co
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“M.V. Ellis you had my heart in your hands the whole time. Just wow!!! Bowed was pure joy and bliss. Did I mention I absolutely root for triangles? Yes, sometimes they do broke my heart but I can't help to love them. Quincy, King and Rome’s story was full of ups and downs with some intense situations and ultimately a choice. Let’s be honest King and Rome both love Quincy so they had kind of a toxic relationship. It’s quite complicated to describe without giving some spoilers but it was a great e ...more
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reverse-harem
This story continues from Plucked and is truly an epic story. The relationship between King, Rome and Quincy is even hotter and steamier, guaranteed to make your panties melt right off of you! Though the trio will have to go through a lot of misunderstandings, angst, and a scandal, the emotions and conversations they have will make your heart melt, cause tears and be super happy when they reach their HEA!

I received an advanced reader’s copy and am voluntarily leaving a fair and honest review.
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