Oh boy, my heart. Who doesn't love a Bad Boy with a troubled childhood, add in an accent & you've got me sold!
Roark is a lovable rogue who loves a drink, a fight & his friends. On the surface he seems like your typical bad boy, but other than hurting himself he only wants what best for his mates & his clients.
Sutton seems like your typical naive southern Bell, but under her good girl facade she has a spine & some sass.
Together they even each other out, but also challenge each other & have chemistry to burn.
I love Meghan Quinn & she doesn't disappoint , would recommend
I finished this book yesterday, and I had to take time to process and try and form my words correctly. The first thing I have been thinking about is that I miss Sutton and Roark! Such a heavy book hangover! I have been wondering what they have been doing and did they get their hamburger craving fix? I wish it was real so that I go meet them for drinks! This is how I know that this book will be one of my all time favourites not only from Ms Quinn but ever.
We all go on about book boyfriends, and you will be hard pressed to find one better than Roark but I loved these two as a couple and individually as well. The banter was perfection, the small slow burn feel was an aphrodisiac and the intimacy was well..... hot! 🔥🔥🔥It ticked all the boxes for me, one of them is an enemies to lover trope.
Sutton may have been inexperienced and a little naive but she had a lot of wisdom that comes from having to deal with heartbreak at an early age. She was the ideal match for Roark. She was pushed out of her comfort zone a few times, but she held her own and gave as good as she got. Roark was divine. I loved his bad boy persona, it wasn't extreme and he still had a soft side that only comes out when dealing with those that give him the same respect and loyalty that he gives. He had me from the first diary entry!
We saw a little of Roark in a previous book, The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend's Sister, and I was so intrigued to know more about him, and I was more than impressed with him. I have two wishes, one that Rath gets his own book as his story is very appealing and it's alluring me. Second wish is that within that book, we get to see a little more of Sutton and Roark, just like we did with Bram in this one. I will NEVER EVER forget Bram retelling his proposal attempt! True Quinn brilliance!
Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn is an emotive enemies to lovers story. When Roark accidentally swaps phones with Sutton, could just simply arrange for them to meet and swap them back. But no, that's too easy for this ‘bad boy' and instead, he decides to torture her, prolonging it for as long as he can. The result is a funny teasing exchange of emails between the two that sets up the ‘enemies' phase of the story. But when Roark and Sutton's work world collide they are forced to come to some sort of truce, and the rest, as they say, is history…
Roark was my favourite character. He presents himself as cocky and arrogant, a consummate drinker and smoker, and more than a little bit of a manwhore. This is all a front though for a truly damaged individual with a lot of issues he must work on before he can hope to start the life he soon realises he truly wants.
Sutton was good for him, calling him on his schtick and not giving an inch. She was also mature enough to recognise and deal with his issues. Having said that she was a bit of a princess with daddy issues. Not bad ones, but her problem with her father and Roark annoyed me a bit at the end (no spoilers, you’ll know what I mean when you get there). Especially considering Roark’s insecurities the whole thing should have been dealt with differently. Though to be fair she’s only 24…
Overall, Diary of a Bad Boy was an addictive read. Once I really got into the story, I didn’t want to put it down. Meghan Quinn has a lovely writing style and the ability to create characters that wiggle their way into your heart and keep you turning those pages.
Diary of a Bad Boy can be read as a standalone. Although it follows on from The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister and the characters reoccur with one ongoing situation, it really doesn’t affect your enjoyment of this book if you haven’t read it. I haven’t read The Secret yet, and I was still able to follow the conversations with characters from the previous book. In fact, all it did is make me want to go back and read it!
I’d highly recommend Diary of a Bad Boy. It is an enjoyable contemporary romance from an author that can be relied upon to give you a good story with a strong emotional theme, without making the story too heavy.
*I received a free copy of the book from the author. This voluntary review is unbiased and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As with all of Meghan's books that I have read so far, I enjoyed this one. I actually didn't pick up on the fact right away that we had met Roark before, until Bram turns up in the book a bit later on. Roark is the mysterious, troubled, Irish loose cannon, and he sure is a damn pain to Sutton at the start of the book when their phones get mistakenly swapped.
I loved the back and forth banter between these two, both whilst enemies and then eventually lovers. The age difference was sometimes noticeable, but not an issue for me in this book. I just enjoyed getting to know these characters and watch them grow together. Roark also grows a fair bit individually by the end of the story, which is definitely something that needed to happen.
Not too light, not too angsty, a bit of everything, this was another great read from Meghan. I also really want Rath's story now too.
I am a big Meghan Quinn fan, and I couldn't wait to get may hands on this book. Roark is a totally loveable Irish bad boy. I absolutely adored him. I love it when a man like him fights so hard against falling in love, and then when they do, not only do they fall hard but they are "all in". Sutton is definitely his perfect match. I liked that after spending time with him she slowly started to come out of her shell and basically stand up for herself. Their story is hilarious at times, but mostly I thought that they just make a terrific couple who bring the best out of one another. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
Diary of a Bad Boy by Meghan Quinn is another truly great story. A captivating storyline that has you feeling all sorts of emotions from lol to wanting to slap some sense into Roark and soo much more. A thoroughly enjoyable read.