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Bad at Love by Karina Halle

Bad at Love Book Cover Bad at Love
Karina Halle
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
November 15th 2017


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. 

Jenny’s Review

Over the years I’ve read a lot of books. So many characters, so many book boyfriends, so many off the wall heroes and heroines. Being introduced to Marina in this book brought me a mix of emotions. I loved her yet I rolled my eyes at her, I laughed at and with her yet I wanted to strangle her. And lucky me, I’m also reading about the brooding, confident (or it seems), sexual, over achieving, and hot as fuck character Lazarus, or Laz as his one million Instagram followers call him..

This is a book about friends to lovers and its an adventure of finding love, your first love, your first everything. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The beginning was slow for me but the development of the story was amazing. After about 45% into this story, I didn’t want to put it down, I couldn’t wait to see what happened between these crazy characters. I simply couldn’t get enough of Marina & Laz!

If you want a sweet, enjoyable read, I recommend this one wholeheartedly!! This book will leave you with a permanent smile ?

Book Excerpt:

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.

Kiss me.

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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