Sunny Shelly’s Review: Diary Of A Bad Boy, by Meghan Quinn



Dear Diary,

I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I’m not talking about the “court mandated community service,” or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head” kind of trouble.

I wish it were that simple.

Nope. I’m talking about the “falling in love with one of my client’s daughters,” kind of trouble . . .
The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.

How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.

Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green.

Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she’s my client’s daughter.

Dating her might be the best or worst decision I’ve ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell.



Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Every time I think that Meghan Quinn has written her best book boyfriend yet, she puts forth into the world another swoon-worthy man who gives his predecessors a real run for the money.

In Diary Of A Bad boy, we get to know Roark, the whisky-guzzling Irish pal of Bram from The Secret To Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister. Roark is a troubled lad, and is forced to make diary entries as part of his therapy sessions following a fistfight. He’s a one-and-done Guy, never seeking romantic connections. But the real Roark is an insecure guy with a ton of emotional baggage thanks to his parents, and someone who doesn’t think he’s worthy of love.

The moment that Roark meets Sutton, she despises him. Her irritation grows when he holds her phone hostage after a mix-up. He’s a cocky, arrogant jerk who just likes to be difficult because he can. But little by little, that mutual dislike morphs into a friendship of sorts, and there is a clear attraction between them.

I adored Sutton. Despite the pull between them, she refused to give in to Roark until she knew he was all in. She stood her ground where many book heroines would give in to the playboy’s sexy accent.

The diary entries were a great insight to how Roark was struggling to make sense of feelings he’d never experienced before. He shows so much vulnerability with Sutton, and even when he feared he wasn’t worth her time, his actions spoke otherwise without him even realizing he was a loyal and dependable boyfriend. There is zero OW/OM drama here; it all stems from Roark’s insecurities — and Sutton’s blindsided father. And the reunion is full of happy tears.

For fans of Secret, there is a HILARIOUS scene with Bram that also had me in tears! I can’t wait to see what MQ offers next for the third buddy in this group!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.




USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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