Bad at Love by Karina Halle
Release Date: November 16th
Bad at Love, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!
She’s bad at love, but he’s even worse…
Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.
Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.
There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.
They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.
The place is called Tanner Smiths and is one of those trendy bars with a prohibition theme. It’s packed and dark and there’s a small dancefloor by the door so that when you walk in, you’re sucked into a group of people grooving all up in your space. Beyonce blares from the female DJ in the corner and everyone is drunk and happy.
“I approve of the vibe,” I say to Laz.
“What?” he yells back mockingly over the noise, cupping his ear. Then he leans in, close. Very close. “What you havin’ to drink, sweet girl?”
His breath is hot on my ear and I momentarily close my eyes, letting the feeling sink along my skin, down my back, all the way to my toes. “Anything,” I manage to say.
I open my eyes and his face is still at my neck, lips at my ear. “I had no idea you were so easy to please,” he murmurs and I swear his lips are grazing my skin. Goosebumps spread and I’m hot and cold all at once.
My throat feels thick as I speak. “Only when it comes to drinks. Anything else, you might have to work at it.”
“Is that so?” he says, pulling back enough to look me in the eye.
There’s fire inside him. God, how I want to burn.
“We’ll have to see, won’t we?” I tell him.
His languid gaze drops to my lips, his nostrils flaring with impatience.
Fuck, do it, just fucking kiss me.
He leans all the way back, gives my hand another squeeze before letting go. “Don’t you dare go anywhere.”
“Bossy,” I comment, my stomach summersaulting like crazy.
“You have no idea,” he says. Then he winks, a bit of a smile, and heads down to the bar to place the order.
I watch him. I watch him and I watch the girls in the bar watching him and I know tonight, tonight he’s mine. I have him.
I’ve never felt so alive before, a swarm of electricity underneath my skin, my heart happy, happy, happy with anticipation, knowing what might finally happen between us.
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Bad at Love is another book that Karina wrote so beautifully. I swear Karina has never written a bad book, in my opinion. Most of her books are 4 or 5 stars for me and this one was just amazing! Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, so I was quite happy I was chosen to obtain an ARC.
This book starts off with Marina a full time beekeeper who is smart, funny, and quirky and Laz, a sexy brooding British rocker, meeting at a club Laz has a gig at. From the get go you can tell Laz has eyes for Marina but she is warned that he is a serial dater who loves to have girlfriends but tends to get bored with them easily. Then we have Marina who has never really had a real boyfriend add to the fact that she is also a virgin and not quite great at dating. These two come up with an idea to date each other to see what the other person is lacking when it comes to dating and relationships.
What ensues is Marina and Laz grapple with the fact that maybe they are made for each other but both have never really been in love before. You see these two grow in a relationship with each other and have to deal with some complexities that go on in a relationship. Of course there was some family drama in the mix which made me feel really sorry for both Marina and Laz. I love how Karina really writes from the heart and makes you feel so many emotions for her characters. By the end of the book I was rooting for these two to be more than just friends and to get their HEA.
Of course in the end I was so head over heels in love with this book, that ending was everything! Karina’s writing is flawless and I love how she can make words read out like poetry. She has got this writing thing down and I never pass up a chance to read one of her books. Please pick up this book and I hope you too will fall in love with the beautiful beekeeper and her sexy poet.
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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