So Bad It Must Be Good by Nicole Helm Release Date: August 22, 2017 Publisher: Lyrical Press Book #2 in the Gallagher & Ivy series Number of pages: 198 Kindle Edition Source: Net Galley ARC Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: XXX Read 8/11/17
Although I enjoyed the first book in this series, this book was better. There were so many emotions through this story and it totally broke my heart. As I mentioned in my review of So Wrong It Must Be Right, Kayla was actually my favorite character. I liked her from the start and felt for her and how she was treated by her family.
What I didn’t expect was the treatment Liam gets from his family. Without giving anything away, I must say that things that seemed minor in the beginning really became significant as this story went along. Like Kayla, I was furious with Liam’s family once I realized how deep their dependency went and how shallow their support was. His mother is actually a vile person that I don’t understand in any way, shape, or form. Even after the reader gets a “reason” for her actions.
The chemistry between Liam and Kayla was not just hot, it was warm. As in, lots and lots of warm-fuzzies! I love it and Liam made me feel like I was wrapped in a warm blanket. The way he, more than once, had to turn around from what he was doing to go back and give Kayla a kiss…swoon-worthy.
I like the previous two books I read by Nicole Helm, but now I’m starting to get excited about her books. And I’m beyond happy that I have the next book in the A Mile High Romance series already waiting on my Kindle.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**