Gabbi Reviews: Bad Boyfriend by KA Mitchell

Title: Bad in Baltimore, Book 2: Bad Boyfriend

Author: K.A. Mitchell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 272

Characters: Eli Wright, Quinn Maloney

POV: 1st

Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series

Kisses: 5


A Bad in Baltimore Story

Bad in Baltimore: Book Two

Causing trouble has never been more fun.

Eli Wright doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. When he was seventeen, his parents threw him out of the house for being gay. He’s been making his own way for the past five years and he’s not about to change himself for anyone’s expectations. For now, romance can wait. There are plenty of hot guys to keep him entertained until he finds someone special.

Quinn Maloney kept the peace and his closeted boyfriend’s secrets for ten years. One morning he got a hell of a wake-up along with his coffee. Not only did the boyfriend cheat on him, but he’s marrying the girl he knocked up. Inviting Quinn to the baby’s baptism is the last straw. Quinn’s had enough of gritting his teeth to play nice. His former boyfriend is in for a rude awakening, because Quinn’s not going to sit quietly on the sidelines. In fact, he has the perfect scheme, and he just needs to convince the much younger, eyeliner-wearing guy who winks at him in a bar to help him out.

Eli’s deception is a little too good, and soon he has everyone believing they’re madly in love. In fact, he’s almost got Quinn believing it himself….

Second Edition

First Edition published by Samhain Publishers Inc., December 2011.


Bad Boyfriend by KA Mitchell is the second book in the Bad in Baltimore series and it’s the first book I’ve read by this author.  I had no issue with reading this book without reading the first book in the series, Bad Company, so this book can easily be read as a stand-alone in the series. I will say, that after I read Bad Boyfriend, I will definitely read Bad Company, as well as, the rest of the books in the series, too.

What struck me most about this story was how well-written the characters in this book were. I truly enjoyed watching Quinn and Eli’s story develop as the story continued. To me, it felt as if Ms. Mitchell loved her heroes because they lived and breathed off of the written page. I quickly found myself becoming enraptured by these two men’s lives and the story they had to tell.

What I really liked about this story was the way both men truly go through some personal growth as their story progresses. Also, because this is a May/December romance there are some differences between the two men that had to be worked out as they got to know one another. It was fun to see Eli get Quinn to loosen up, take chances and enjoy life more. I also thought it was good to see Quinn show Eli how great it could be in a relationship with someone who truly cares about you. It was good to see these two men develop a strong bond, learn to trust, fall in love and have fun with each other.

Bad Boyfriend is a book that will definitely be on my keeper shelf. I loved these two men and can’t wait to see that the author has in store for us next!

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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