REVIEW: Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose

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“Bad habits are easy to make and impossible to break, and Asher was the worst addiction of them all.”

Back of the book blurb:

I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. We couldn't ever be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable. He was too troubled, and I was too naive. But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. Until one day, he was gone without a trace. Now, three years later, he’s back. Callous and cruel. He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare. I should hate him. But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.


I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. We could never be together. I was too old and she was too off limits. She was too good and I was too fucked up. Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. I hate her for what she did. But she's always been my drug of choice. 

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Pages: 348

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My rating:

            What drew me to this novel first was that cover. Holy shit. I drool every time I see it! Then, the book blurb got me really interested. Brother’s best friend romances are one of my favorites and they always make me so happy! This one seemed like the right mix of angst and sexuality that I was looking for. And guess what? It was!

“My eyes follow Dash in slow motion, and my heart sinks like a ton of bricks when I lock eyes with him. Asher fucking Kelley.”

            Briar has always been into Asher since she was younger, and when she gets a taste of him and he leaves town without a word, she’s heartbroken. So, when he shows up three years later, she doesn’t know how to act. She thought she was moving on, but that’s hard when he’s in her face at all times.

            Briar and Asher’s chemistry was off the charts. I absolutely loved their dynamic. Briar was a badass bitch and Asher was this broody, angry dude. It made for some incredible hate sex. And while Briar was badass, she also had a heart of gold and cared about every single person in her life without regrets. She was an angel and I loved traveling this journey with her.

“Someone should’ve warned me not to fall years ago.

            This is a book about miscommunication. (I know that’s literally every book). But, Asher comes back to town angry as shit at Briar for unknown reasons that you will find out later in the novel. It can be seriously frustrating, but in the end, it makes sense and it makes the battle that is Asher and Briar’s relationship completely worth it. Bad Habit was such a fun read! Like I said, the angst and sex made for an incredible ride.

“Nat snorts. ‘Maybe you should stop diddling your skittle to thoughts of Asher all night.’”

            While I absolutely loved Asher and Briar, Nat—Briar’s best friend—really stole the show for me. There were some hints about her and Briar’s brother, so I’m desperately hoping that the next novel in the Bad Love series is about Nat! She was my absolute favorite—fierce and sexy and absolutely hilarious.

            Bad Habit was a delicious read and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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