Blog Tour + Review: Bad at Love by Karina Halle

Bad at Love, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is LIVE!!!

Genre: Contemporary Friends-to-Lovers Romance
Cover Designer: Hang Le

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.

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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.


Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 4.25 stars

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

"Wild and free and full of light. I want to be a part of that light in your eyes. I want to be the cause of it."

I was in the mood for a fun and light contemporary romance, and knowing that Karina always delivers, I decided to read this book. Let me tell you that I was not disappointed. I am a very difficult reader, and I am especially picky with contemporary romance novels. So it isn't that easy to grab my attention, and keep me interested until the end. But Karina did such an incredible job with the characters and the story she created for this book. It was just such a fun read, and I loved that Laz was a Poet and that Marina was a Beekeeper. They are best friends but both of them are bad at love in a different way. Laz is switching girlfriends every few months, and Marina can't get past the third date. So Laz proposes that they date each other as a test to see what they are doing wrong, and how they can be better at dating. I loved this idea so much, and I already knew feelings would be involved pretty fast. What I loved about this book is how everything developed in a very organic way. 

"Marina, I've never wanted anything, anyone, in this whole bloody world as much as I want you."

What made me love this book the most were the personalities of the two main characters . They were the opposites in some ways, but also had a couple of things in common. I absolutely loved their friendship. Marina is the sweetest girl: she is nurturing, positive, loyal and has such a kind heart. She is the forgiving type and will help anyone who needs it. Plus she is a Beekeeper, which is so awesome! I need more unusual occupations in books. I loved all the fun and weird facts she would cite about bees at the most random times. Laz, is a Poet and is also is the lead singer in a cover band. Plus he has a sexy British accent, which I LOVE! He was this fun guy, but also has an other side that he doesn't share with anyone. There were a couple of heartbreaking scenes and my heart went out to both Laz and Marina. I do love how they supported each other. These two were made for each other, and I couldn't get enough of them. Bad at Love is such a great friends-to-lovers contemporary romance, with very hot and steamy sex scenes. I highly recommend this book.

Meet Karina:

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor karina halleKarina 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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