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Once Upon a Bad Boy

Once Upon a Bad Boy

A Sometimes in Love Novel

Sometimes in Love (Volume 3)

Melonie Johnson

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Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

The Sometimes in Love series is:

“Playful, passionate, and positively unputdownable!”
New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

“Witty, sexy...Melonie Johnson is an addictive new voice in contemporary romance.” New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker


SPRINKLES. SADIE GOLDOVITZ braced her feet on the mat, bent her knees slightly and twisted sideways, pulling her elbow back. No, Glazed. She rotated, hips twisting as her arm shot forward, fist flying. Her cross punch landed...

Praise for Once Upon a Bad Boy

"Another deftly scripted romance novel by Melonie Johnson, 'Once Upon A Bad Boy' is a true and compulsive page turner of a read from cover to cover." -- Midwest Book Review

"An emotional and steamy contemporary romance." -- Fresh Fiction

"A celebration of choice and of a woman’s right to determine the direction her life takes. Sadie models that strength in how she lived her past, how she handles her present and how she builds a new future with Bo." -- BookPage

"Johnson delivers a wonderfully romantic and deeply satisfying love story with endearing characters and lighthearted humor, while deftly delving into relevant issues with compassion and gravity." -- Frolic

"A lovely second chance romance novel that is sure to sweep you off your feet … I highly recommend Once Upon a Bad Boy to anyone who loves steamy romance novels with depth.” -- Lovely Loveday

"Once Upon a Bad Boy is both a heart-breaking and heart-warming story readers will enjoy." -- Romance Reviews Today


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Melonie Johnson

After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—taught high school English and Theatre for several years. An award winning author and a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist, she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. She lives happily ever after with her husband, two redheaded daughters, a dog that's more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. She is the author of the Sometimes in Love series which includes Getting Hot with the Scot, Smitten by the Brit, and Once Upon a Bad Boy.

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