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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
"Mia and the Bad Boy is what the young adult genre should be made of! A story full of heart and humor with the right mixture of romance throughout. I loved the friendship that blossoms between Mia and Ryder, and seeing it develop into more. I will absolutely be reading more from the Crush line, and more of Lisa Burstein!"-Jessica, Thoughts at One in the Morning
(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.
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 characte... ...more
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 a... ...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 go... ...more
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!... ...more
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!), b... ...more
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 t... ...more
"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"... ...more
This good girl’s about to meet her match…...more
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 th...
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, Entang... ...more
GENRE: Young Adult
THEME: Romance, Rock Band, Contemporary
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 w... ...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... ...more
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, d... ...more
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 sta... ...more
**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 reall... ...more
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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, b... ...more
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
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 N... ...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 GE... ...more
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... ...more
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
**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... ...more
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 afr... ...more
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 :)
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 dif... ...more
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... ...more