Title: Bad Romeo
Series: Starcrossed #1
Author: Leisa Rayven
Release Date: December 23rd 2014
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own…Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college…then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan’s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.Now they’ve made it to Broadway where they’re reunited as romantic leads once again—and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret—and he’s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it’s the things that aren’t good for us that are the most irresistible.
Cassia and Ethan auditioned for the same play and it’s clear that there’s chemistry between them. Ethan tried to avoid getting close to Cassia, but it wasn’t that easy. When they both get the main roles for Romeo and Juliet, it makes their connection inevitable. Everything seems to go well until Ethan leaves Cassia heartbroken. Six years later they are auditioning for the same play again, but this time Cassia is trying to protect her hurt and Ethan is trying to win her back.
I really liked the book, I liked how it was put together-it went back and forth between present and the past. The story grew slowly towards the main point-what happened to Ethan and Cassia’s love six years ago? By the end of book it was clear what happened, but then the readers were left with a cliffhanger, so you must read the second book in the series to find out how the story continues.