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Peek Inside Mia and the Bad Boy

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring Ryder Brooks, her favorite member of her favorite band? It's dream come true...until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He's crude, arrogant, and pretty much a jerk

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Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor.

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…

But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, underage drinking, sexual situations, and lots of swoons. It may convince even the good-est of good girls to go bad.

Each book in the Backstage Pass Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book one: Aimee and the Heartthrob
Book two: Mia and the Bad Boy
Book three: Daisy and the Front Man
Book four: Anya and the Shy Guy
Book five: Abby and the Cute One


"A fun, hot stay-up-all-night-to-finish read. Burstein is so in sync with her characters. She definitely proves she's not a new kid on the block when it comes to romance."- Leah Rae Miller, The Summer I Became a Nerd

"I absolutely loved Ryder's character. He was the perfect bad boy. AND the end was one of the cutest that I ever read. I loved it to pieces and it made my heart feel like it was full of rainbows." --Miranda, Goodreads

"Reading Mia and the Bad Boy will make you laugh and smile and then laugh some more. It will make you want to eat a corn dog." --Joli, Goodreads 

"This was a sweet read and I'd recommend it to anyone out there who's ever fantasized about being with their favorite boy band member." --Jen, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752665
Series: Backstage Pass, Book 2
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Page Count: 225
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: fake relationship, forced proximity, opposites attract, road romance

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By Sarah Elizabeth May 24, 2015

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“You are one weird girl,” Ryder said, but in his head he really meant, You are like no girl I have ever met. You are like no girl I ever thought I would meet.

Thi ...more

By Miranda June 24, 2015

I was so excited to read this book because I love the premise of a good girl and a bad boy falling in love. I often feel like I can relate to the good girl character, so I love putting myself in their shoes and pretending like the bad boy is falling in love with me. Mia was the good girl character i ...more

By Joli October 01, 2015

Warning: Reading the Backstage Pass series will lead to endless hours of watching your favorite boy band videos on YouTube.

When I found out that Lisa Burstein was writing a new YA novel, this author fangirl did a fist pump to more books from a favorite author. When I found out that the book was abou ...more

I want to thank Entangled Teen for supplying me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has not altered my opinion or review.

I liked the first book in this series. It was really cute. But this one? This one was really great. I mean bad boy meets good ...more

By Ideally.Portia May 20, 2015

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from Entangled via Netgalley.

This is the second book in the Backstage pass series. The first one followed Aimee and Miles from the boy band Seconds to Juliet, and this one follows the BAD BOY, Ryder, and Mia.

I definitely liked this one better!

Ry ...more

By Ophelia April 14, 2015

I snagged this ARC extra-early bc I'm friends with the author. Heehee And, DUDE, am I glad I did! This book had me smiling, laughing, melting and swooning with every turn of the virtual page. Yes, I obviously adored the scenes with "Miles" from book #1 (and Ms Burstein did a fab job with him!), but ...more

By Kei • fiction court • June 15, 2015

4 bad boy stars!

Good old young adult with all the swoony moments and the fun stuff. Seconds to Juliet is fast becoming one of my favorite fictional boy bands to be honest and I'll just fangirl for a moment... OMG I loved it just like the first one, this series is really restoring my faith in YA to b ...more

By Jess April 18, 2015

"5 out of 5 stars!! When Mia gets the chance of a lifetime to associate with her all-time crush--Ryder--for a month, she leaps at the opportunity. However, as soon as she arrives all her hopes of it being a "fun" experience disappears in the wake Ryder's personality. Yet, as their "relationship" pro ...more

By Elizabeth April 30, 2016

This good girl’s about to meet her match…

Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the r

By Jen May 14, 2015

Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein is the second novel in the multi-authored Backstage Pass series from Entangled Publishing young adult (YA) arm, Entangled ...more

By Kristen May 25, 2015

GENRE: Young Adult
THEME: Romance, Rock Band, Contemporary
3.5 Stars

I’m a fan of the bad boys, it’s those dark, moody and mysterious guys that have such an interesting story. Even though I hadn’t read the first in the backstage series, I was ...more

****Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.****:)

I absolutely loved this book! The first book in the series, Aimee and the Heartthrob was such a cute romantic story that when I found out that there was going to be a second book in the series, I couldn't pass down the opportunity to read it. ...more

By Lindy May 21, 2015

My Thoughts:

Mia and the Bad Boy, is the second book in the Backstage Pass Series, but can be read as a standalone. It was a sweet, and cute little romance, that was low on angst, and drama. The story is told from the dual perspectives of famous "bad boy" musician, Ryder Brooks, and intelligent, dedi ...more

By Melissa May 03, 2015

Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

Mia and the Bad Boy was a fun quick read. I didn't know that this book was part of a series (the second book) and although I would have loved to have known more about the other characters mentioned, it didn't stop me from enjoying this book because it reads like a good stand- ...more

By Krystianna May 14, 2015

**Thank you to Entangled Crush for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!**

Mia and the Bad Boy was the perfect companion to Aimee and the Heartthrob! It followed yet another boy in the band, Ryder Brooks. Ryder is the classic bad boy of the group and he doesn't even really w ...more

By Deanna May 19, 2015

rc provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

I am so in love with this series, and I’m seriously in love with Ryder Brooks. There’s just something about a bad boy, especially when he isn’t nearly as bad as he pretends to be. He doesn’t want to care about people, about Mia, but ...more

By Jessica May 18, 2015

See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

It's been a long time since I've read a YA (at least, one that wasn't about to come out on the big screen). When I saw this one and learned about Entangled's new YA line, Crush, I was intrigued. It almost has a feel of NA i ...more

Mia and the Bad Boy is the second book in the backstage series. I loved Aimee and Miles, but I was very excited to know the other boys in S2J. In Mia and the Bad Boy, we get to know Ryder a bit more; I mean who wouldn’t want to read a story about the bad boy in the band. Ryder needs to get his GED s ...more

By Kristi May 13, 2015

This story was so, so good. From the beginning I was hooked. I just loved the edginess to this story. A rocker falling in love with a high school girl that is his tutor. It was just a really heartwarming, lovable story. This story had me smiling, laughing, some awww moments. Some sad moments, it jus ...more

By Irene May 21, 2015

3.5 stars

Mia and the Bad Boy was a sweet, fun and entertaining read, I really enjoyed it.

Both Ryder and Mia were great characters, I enjoyed seeing them connect.

This was a quick and fun read. I'm really enjoying the Backstage Pass series, looking forward to the next book Daisy and the Front Man

Than ...more

By pearl. August 24, 2018

**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I really really really liked this book. I think I liked it more than the first in the series. I just loved these characters so much more. Again, this series is just super fun and easy to re ...more

By Heather May 01, 2015

Ryder was such a sweet boy and had exceptional manners warm and inviting, not, "eff me.” He ran a hand through his bangs. “I guess you should come in, then." He's one of those guys that says what comes to mind, "I kind of figured you weren’t easy,” he said, staring down at her Keds." He's not afraid ...more

By Leslie April 17, 2015

I was givin this book via net galley ih exchange for review
I loved Mia and the bad boy it was a sweet romantic read If you loved Amiee and the heart throb than this is your next read !!!! MORE SECONDS TO JULIET HOTTIES PLEASE :)

By Sheri May 20, 2015

Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

This has been such a fun series so far. I mean, I realize it's only two books in but with 5 books from 5 differ ...more

By books are love May 22, 2015

The first book in the series with Miles was sweet but this one bowled me over. there is more to Ryder than meets the eye and his rough and rude exterior is a front for a little boy who is afraid. All his life he has been disappointed by adults and let down and now he builds a wall so that no one can ...more

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Lisa Burstein

About the author

Lisa Burstein

Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of Pretty Amy, The Next Forever, Dear Cassie and Sneaking Candy.She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats.

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