Release Blitz & Review: My Week with the Bad Boy by Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish


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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: My Week, #1
Heat Level: Moderate
POV: Dual

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys just like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic fuckboy. 

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you. 

One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems.

One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.



This was a fun, low angst sexy read.

Vada and Ethan’s relationship starts out with a lot of animosity due to their preconceived notion of each other. Ethan appears as the sexy bad boy player and Vada comes off as uppity and snobbish. However, they quickly move past this because of their instant attraction to each other. The banter between these two was hit or miss for me. Funny at times and at other times, fell short.

I usually don’t mind insta-love but the fast progression of this relationship was too unrealistic for me. In less than a week they went from hating each other to having sex with no expectations to falling in love. Regardless, the chemistry between these two was off the charts and the steam factor in this book was done just right.

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My heart broke for Ethan. His story was tragic and heart wrenching and it explains his initial need to keep Vada at a distance. When he does decide to commit, he became the ultimate swoony, sexy boyfriend. Seriously, the patience and dedication he showed to prove to Vada how much he loved her was so heartwarming.

Overall, this was an enjoyable light, sexy read but I thought it was slightly rushed and I didn’t completely connect with these characters.

3 Stars

Publication Date: November 2, 2017
Length: 243 pages

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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA TodayBestselling Duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 6-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks coffee, leggings, and naps. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.

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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn’t busy writing with Brooke as Kennedy Fox, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.

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