Bad Company (Bad in Baltimore #1) by K.A Mitchell

BadCompanySome things are sweeter than revenge.

“I need a boyfriend.”

Hearing those words from the mouth of his very straight ex-friend is enough to make columnist and editor Nate Gray choke on his Corona. It’s been thirteen years since Kellan Brooks’s father crushed Nate’s family on his climb to wealth and power. Even longer since he entrusted Kellan with the confession that he might be gay—only to have his best friend out and humiliate him to their entire high school. The last thing Nate expects is Kellan begging for his help.

Breaking off his engagement to a senator’s daughter was the last straw for Kellan’s CEO father. Frustrated at being cut off, his father’s stinging words—that he wishes Kellan had never been born—still ringing in his ears, Kellan turns to Nate. In a move worthy of a corporate raider, Kellan plans the ultimate revenge. Come out as the boyfriend of the man his homophobic father betrayed.

Convincing Nate to play along isn’t easy. It’s even harder to figure out why the lie feels so close to the truth.

Warning: Contains old friends, old enemies, a dramatic cat rescue, soft drink references and a lot of teasing before the steamy sex. Readers are cautioned against drinking any beverage while reading to avoid accidental snorting or spraying of said beverages.

Yes, every once in a while I actually do go back to the beginning of a series after starting in the middle. Bad Company is a prime example. I read the 5th book in the series, Bad Behavior, before reading any of the other books. If you’ve been here before, you know that’s nothing new. 😉

For the record, I’m glad that I started this series from the beginning. Nate and Kellan together were entertaining. Nate had been burned by Kellan in the past, so he took a big risk agreeing to his plan. He took an even bigger risk with his heart because as much as he wanted to hate, hurt and use Kellan, he just couldn’t. Kellan kept doing the unexpected, which totally threw Nate off. These two together was as ridiculous as it was inevitable and I loved watching them both squirm.

As much as I liked Bad Company, I’m still not sure I’ll be reading all the books. I might change my mind as I continue, but there were a couple of characters in Bad Behavior that I really don’t feel the need to get to know any better. We’ll see how the rest of the series goes, and I’ll let you know if my opinion changes. 😉



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