Author: Lisa Burstein
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: May 19th, 2015
This good girl’s about to meet her match…
Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor.
Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…
But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.
Review by: Heather
Mia and The Bad Boy follows the story of Ryder teenage heart throb and boy band member and Mia a sheltered 16 year old who is hired to be Ryder's secret tutor while on tour. Wanting to keep the fact he never graduated high school from his fellow band members, Ryder and Mia pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend.
This book is YA and outside of my normal genre. I really liked Ryder and how he struggled with with who he was versus who everyone else- his manager, his band, the fans and the media- thought he was.
Mia I was not a fan of. I really felt that the author went over the top with her shelteredness especially the frilly night gowns she wore to bed.
Over all the story was cute but definitely not geared for women in their thirties. I would have connected more if i was 20 years younger maybe. I give this 3.5 stars.
About the Author
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.
She wrote her first story when she was in second grade. It was a Thanksgiving tale from the point of view of the turkey from freezer to oven to plate. It was scandalous.
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