Review: “When He Was Bad” by Poppy Dennison

TITLE: When He Was Bad
AUTHOR: Poppy Dennison
SERIES: Coconut Cove
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Contemporary Romane
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 70 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2018
PRICE: $3.99 e-book

BLURB:

Coconut Cove: Book Three
Lights, camera… wardrobe?
Coconut Cove is television’s newest hot sensation. The glitzy teen drama set in the beach lover’s paradise of Key West is the talk of every gossip rag eager for dirt and hookup news on the hot young actors—like Levi Phillips, who plays the show’s resident bad boy.
Levi’s attraction to costume designer Whit heads into high romance when Whit orders Levi out of his clothes—in an attempt to save Levi from heat exhaustion, of course.
Sassy Whit knows just how to dress, and undress, Levi, and soon the sexy duo are steaming it up offscreen, which is no surprise to their friends and castmates.
But love in the public eye is complicated, and rumors pose challenges that can threaten careers and love….


I’m totally in love with this book. I can’t decide which book of the series I love more. For being a series of novellas, they sure do pack a lot of heat and heart. I love the chemistry between the main characters. The banter was laugh-out-loud funny. This book had very little drama and no angst which made it even more fun to read.

Levi Phillips plays bad boy Robbie in the Coconut Cove hit tv show. I love his wit and sense of humor. He was such a fun character to read. He’s such a trooper especially when the Florida heat almost gets the best of him. This poor guy is having to wear a leather jacket in the middle of summer for his character and ends up with heat exhaustion. Luckily for him, he was in the care of Whit, the sassy costume designer before he passed out. When Whit orders him out of his clothes, things go from hot to scorching as these two banter their way into the bedroom.

Whitney is the show’s sassy costume designer, and I just loved his tenacity and take-no-prisoners attitude. He takes his job extremely serious, so when his lust interest almost falls out in front of him, he does what he’s good at… gets him out of his clothes. Sparks fly, and these two are just downright combustible.

I definitely recommend this book, and I would suggest you read the previous books in the series. Every character has something special, and I’m enjoying getting to know them all.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

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