So some of us here at XOXO might have just discovered the soapy pleasures of Riverdale, the dark-side retelling of Archie comics that feels like a time-warped Gossip Girl. And it is a truth universally acknowledged, dear readers, that one of the best things in Riverdale is Cole Sprouse’s Jughead, a broody, emo, wrong-side-of-the-tracks guy who keeps to himself, but can’t resist the allure of picture-perfect Betty Cooper. And of course, she can’t resist him either (can you blame her? just look at him!).
Anyway, to celebrate good girls and bad boys everywhere, we’re sharing this list from our fellow romance aficionados at A Love So True. They’ve collected 10 delicious bad boy romances that make being bad feel awfully good, and we’re sharing our favorites here. To see the whole list, be sure to pop on over to ALST and check it out here.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has crafted an “all’s fair in love and war” tale about a pair of Americans—Blair, a government man’s daughter, and Craig, the diplomat sent to rescue her—who connect amid the backdrop of a war-torn country. Think Romancing the Stone without the stone.
Dirty Little Lies
Can we just take a second to appreciate the befitting title No. 1 bestselling author Lora Leigh has applied to her scintillating series? The Men of Summer. Now that that’s done, we turn our attention to the stud taking center stage in Dirty Little Lies: Zack Richards. A hard-body alpha male with a checkered past who’s devoted to protecting his naïve Grace Mad
dox from her own power-hungry family, he’s exactly who you want to cozy under the covers with on a brisk night.
Described as “Wall Street meets Sons of Anarchy,” New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s Hard Rules is the first in her Dirty Money series. The bad boy under the spotlight here? Shane Brandon, the only morally-just member of the affluent and corrupt Brandon family. As his efforts to follow his moral compass drag him further into the darkness, there is one woman who might be able to save him. Her name is Emily Stevens. Secrets and lies ahead.
Who can say no to a man named Horse? Well, not a woman named Marie, the protagonist and object of the chiseled biker’s desire in author Joanna Wylde’s smutty read. Still bruised from an abusive marriage, Marie doesn’t want to saddle up, if you will, with Horse–no matter how many packs of abdominal muscles he has. That is, until her brother gets into trouble with Horse’s gang and surrendering to Horse is the only way to save him. Consider this one a wild ride.
The heart wants what the heart wants in M. Leighton’s raunchy romance about a woman and the emotionally damaged, yet undeniably seductive, bounty hunter she falls for. Muse and Jasper collide in an effort to find Muse’s missing father, but what they unearth is a chemistry that can’t be denied. The first in the New York Times bestselling Bad Boy trilogy, Strong Enough is touted as a “sexy contemporary” novel—but we just call it a must-read.
And that’s not all! A Love So True has lined up 10 delicious bad boy romances for your delectation, so be sure to head over to their site to catch them all!