Bad Judgment by Meghan March

Bad Judgment Book Cover Bad Judgment
Meghan March
Contemporary Romance
Red Dress Press
August 22, 2016

He’s so arrogant.

She’s so self-righteous.

I can’t stand him.

I want her.

He’s a distraction I don’t need.

She’ll say yes eventually because I’m not giving up.

Justine Porter is stuck between a rock and a stripper pole. She lost her law school scholarship, which means she has two choices to keep her life on track: strip for her tuition or tutor the most distractingly sexy guy in her class—the one she’s been turning down for two years straight. It should be an easy choice, but tutoring Ryker Grant could derail her plans to graduate with honors faster than two-for-one night at the Déjà Vu. Then again, topless has never really been her color.

She could take the easy road, just this once … but the deal has enough loopholes to trip anyone up.

Who knew they taught bad judgment in law school?

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Sizzling Couple with an Intriguing Plot

Ahh, new adult romance.  You’re so fickle. Sometimes, you’re just full of sappy sentiment and sexy bodies.  Sometimes, you’re emo and edgy. But when it comes to Bad Judgment by Meghan March, it’s all sorts of spicy, combined with a twisting, swirling vortex of dramatic storyline.  Is that a good thing?

Oh yes, it’s a very, very good thing.

I very rarely find a book in the NA category that really draws me in, but March does it effortlessly. In fact, I read the entire book in just two sittings because the story really did catch me off-guard.

It’s clear March brings her law background into the book, which makes sense since the main characters are in law school. She keeps the language and dialog at a level befitting this level of education, and doesn’t try and play them down with domestic violence or stupidity. I am especially pleased March kept this up for Justine, as opposed to making her weak or needy.

Though we are often presented with a sympathetic heroine, they are far too often somewhat pathetic.  Thankfully, in this case,  from the very first page I found a kindred spirit in Justine.  She’s strong, smart and resourceful – and doesn’t fall all over herself for the hot guy at her own peril.  Well, at least not for a while 😉

Not that anyone can blame her because… well… Ryker.  We all fall for the hot, smart protector.  It doesn’t hurt that he’s a bit cocky, too!

The steam between this couple is positively steaming and just plain hot from their first touch. You cannot read this book without finding the sizzle addicting.

What really takes this book from palatable to intriguing, though, is the storyline woven consistently and completely throughout.  Ryker and Justine’s romance is sexy, but Justine’s own demons, difficulties and dramas draw the reader in and keep you engaged to the very last page.  The subplot involving Ryker’s dad is particularly interesting, given her relationship with her own parents, and Ryker’s for that matter.

So what does this mean?

If you’re looking for a steamy romance to keep you warmed up, and a solid story to keep your mind engaged, I pass this book to your soon-to-be-satisfied hands.

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