cover image Bad Reputation: Bad Bachelors, Book 2

Bad Reputation: Bad Bachelors, Book 2

Stefanie London. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4926-5520-6

London capably follows Bad Bachelor with this frothy, spicy contemporary in which a gossipy dating app wreaks havoc. Playboy Wes Evans comes from Manhattan dance royalty, but he’s determined to make his own success with an offbeat ballet production his family doesn’t support—until the notorious Bad Bachelors app strikes, spreading rumors about his impressive physical endowment. Soon a key investor steps back from supporting Wes’s show. Quirky ballerina Remi Drysdale fled her native Australia after a devastating betrayal. After several flopped auditions, she’s convinced herself that she’s doomed to teach barre fitness forever. When Wes accompanies his niece to one of Remi’s classes, he’s immediately drawn to Remi’s quick wit and graceful body, and when he sees her dance, he knows he’s found his show’s lead. Remi’s powerfully drawn to Wes, but she’s mixed business and pleasure before with disastrous results. London’s hero and heroine have impressive depth and her charming supporting cast shines. This fun and heart-filled contemporary will satisfy London’s existing fans and garner her new ones. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Aug.)