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Peek Inside The Bad Boy Bargain

Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder... Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways

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Every good girl needs a bad boy.

Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses...and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.


"THE BAD BOY BARGAIN is everything you'd want in a book: an intriguing story, lovable characters, a swoon-worthy guy, some humor, and a whole lot of heart....This was a sweet and heartwarming page-turner that I could not put down. I'm always a fan of Kendra C. Highley's books, but this one is a new favorite!" --Erin Fletcher, Author, All Laced Up
"This sweet, adorable romance ticked all the boxes for me. It was a quick, entertaining read that left me with so many good feels. I'll definitely be checking out more of this author's work in future." -Siobhan Davis, My YA & NA Obsession
"Overall, it was a quick and cute read. I'll definitely be checking out future works from this author." -Stacee, Adventures of a Book Junkie
"Lies, fear, trust, and love all come together in this great read. What will happen with Kyle starts to feel something for Faith? Will she want to know everything about him, or is this truly just a game of revenge? I have a love of YA. I could read the genre every single day. This book does not disappoint. The characters are well developed and the story plays out perfectly. I couldn't help but fall for Kyle and be sympathetic to all he and Faith were going through. Great story!" -Michelle Dare, Once Upon an Alpha
"The Bad Boy Bargain is an incredibly sweet read about appearances and reality...and for a very refreshing change, how a bad boy's cultivated image doesn't at all match who he really is as a person. The revenge plan and the bargain Kyle Sawyer strikes with Faith Gladwell drive the plot, but I think Kyle himself is pretty much the standout in this for me." -Dísir, Unstuck Pages
"I absolutely loved this book. It's well written and kept me hooked right from the start. I probably shouldn't have started reading it so close to bedtime because I was struggling to put it down and it was the first thing I reached for when I woke up. It ticks all the right boxes for me and I would definitely recommend it especially if you like your sweet teen romance novels." -Danielle Duncan, Chapters Through Life
"OMGOMGOMGOGMGOMGOMGMOG!!!!! I freaking love this!!!! This is why I love chick lit they make me feel like I can fall in love with life and these stories are the epitome of life. With these kind of books they help me to get out of reading slumps and make me fall in love with reading again.*sighs*" -Anessa, Book Lover
"The Bad Boy Bargain was an enjoyable read. I loved the plot as well as the characters. The romance between Kyle and Faith was sweet! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can't wait to read more from this author." -Poulami, Daydreaming Books
"I  loved this book. It was sweet, funny, and everything first love should be." -Katrina Tinnon, Bookish Things & More
"With refreshingly realistic characters, a good foundation and moral to the story, I highly recommend The Bad Boy Bargain to young adults and adults who want to remember the first stirrings of a crush." -Erica Chilson, Wicked Reads
"I loved Finding Perfect by Kendra, so I was very excited to read another YA romance by her. I was not disappointed with this book! The Bad Boy Bargain was another sweet and fun romance that I enjoyed immensely. I think I can officially say that Kendra knows how to make me swoon." -Miranda, Mrs. Leif's Two Fangs About It
"Such a cute book great for teens and young adults!" -Amber Carroll, Amber'sWorld of Books

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757905
Series: Suttonville Sentinels, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 14, 2016
Page Count: 278
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, sports romance, young adult
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, fake relationship

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By Stacee October 14, 2016

I'm a sucker for the revenge/bargain plot line and this one sounded adorable.

I loved Faith and Kyle. They're both such good people and I really enjoyed being in their heads. I loved that she was obsessed with his arms and he was obsessed with her legs. Every time it was mentioned, I couldn't sto... ...more

By Cyndi May 21, 2017

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. It is very well written and a fun read! Kyle and Faith are both great characters and very sweet together! ...more

By Rose November 16, 2016


*melts* ...more

By Hristina March 09, 2017

Update (March 9th 2017): I've been generous with the rating, so I'm changing it to 4 stars. As I'm reading the second book of the series, I gave part one a look-see (to jog my memory), and decided that the style seems a little rushed (much like part two).

Copy received through NetGalley in e.../>Copy ...more

By Michelle March 15, 2017

**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
The Bad Boy Bargain is a young adult contemporary standalone romance by author Kendra C. Highley. This book is chock full of cuteness. That is the best way to describe it. It is like a smile in a box. I thoroughly enjoyed The Bad Boy Barg...

By Beatrice November 21, 2016

Thank you Entangled Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Faith Gladwell is a sweet, kind girl and graceful ballerina who came from a wealthy family. She's disheartened when Cameron, her boyfriend cheated on her and started spreading rumors how uptight and cold she is. As her reven.../>

By Sarah October 29, 2016

(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“Because this didn’t feel like just messing around. This felt too big for just a quick hookup.”

This w...

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Kendra C. Highley

About the author

Kendra C. Highley

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to three self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most critical job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.

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