Review – Bad Reputation by Callie Blake


OK, I can be totally honest, this book shocked me, but in a good way.  At first, I couldn’t get into the book.  It was slow to take off and the cousin of our heroine completely repulsed me with her whiny and childish behavior.  But, I committed myself to sticking it out and I was glad I did.  I really like the love story of Connor and Peyton.  Connor, while he comes off as a complete manwhore in the beginning, surprised me once he became interestedin Peyton.  He was charming and arrogant, sure, but he had a very sweet side and was fiercely protective of Peyton from the beginning.  I loved how he rescued her one evening…good thing because I pretty much thought he was a lost cause for awhile.  Peyton is sweet and kind but is a doormat for her cousin and uncle.  It broke my heart!  She had sass and fire and I really enjoyed her spirited banter with Connor.  These two, together, have some pretty amazing chemistry and once they finally stopped fighting it, I was blown away!  I LOVED everything about their relationship, once they decided they couldn’t fight what was happening between them.  I adored how Connor stopped at nothing to make Peyton’s world brighter, and how desperately he wanted to bring calm to the chaos that sometimes surrounded her.   Truly, the ending was made of the best of all things!!!!  There is plenty of angst in the form of an over-the-top needy cousin (who finally mans up at the end) and an snotty friend who just can’t handle her friends good fortune.  There is a bit of a family issue that made me want to knock the crap out of Peyton’ s uncle on more than one occasion.  Overall, I did finally enjoy Bad Reputation and I think you will too.  Don’t get discouraged if you feel it starts off a little slow…it picks up in pace and leaves you wanting more at the end!  I look forward to trying more books by Ms. Harper.  4 stars!


Title: Bad Reputation
Author: Callie Blake
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 23, 2017
He’s everything a good girl knows to avoid…So why is it that she can’t resist?
Hollywood has never interested Peyton Greene.
As her socialite cousin’s unofficial caretaker, she’s seen the ins and outs of the industry. The sleaziness, the backstabbing – the constant parade of womanizing assholes who break her cousin’s heart every week.
They’re all bad news, and as far as she can tell, Connor Schaffer is no different.
He’s six feet and two inches of cocky, smirking asshole – the panty-dropping king of one-night stands, and everything Peyton hates. But when Connor signs a unique contract with her uncle, Peyton finds their lives suddenly entwined on a daily basis. 
And despite their nonstop, claws out fighting, she finds herself suddenly tangled in his sheets.
Their spark was unpredictable, the sex unbelievable, and just like that, Peyton’s world is turned upside down. For the first time in her life, she’s discovering hot lust,
real pleasure and everything she swore was strictly not for her.
Long story short, Hollywood’s got this good girl screwed.
***Bad Reputation is a full-length standalone with no cheating and a HEA***


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Callie Blake is a new author, a romance addict and a connoisseur of trashy reality TV. She’s big on dessert for dinner and over-the-top Lifetime Originals. She currently lives in New York with her husband and two dogs. Follow her on Twitter at @calliebbooks.
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Release Blitz – Taken By the SEAL by Callie Harper

Taken By the SEAL

By Callie Harper

Release Date: October 20, 2017 



Now that I’ve taken her, I’m never letting her go. 

Taking Olivia hadn’t been my plan. I’d been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway.

I’m an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I’d been working with the bad buys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I’m back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress.

Now we’re in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear, and desire.

The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape.

She’s not going to escape.

She’s going to be mine.



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Callie Harper writes hot, fun page-turning romances. She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. Born on the East Coast where she learned the joys of fast-paced sarcastic banter, she and her family are now kickin’ it in the West Coast sunshine. On any given day there’s a good chance you’ll find Callie outdoors enjoying the gorgeous Bay Area, but if she’s indoors, she’ll likely be reading, writing or eating, preferably all at once.


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