***Book Blitz & Review – Badass: A Stepbrother Seal Romance by Linda Barlow & Alana Albertson – 3.5 Stars***

***Book Blitz & Review***
Badass: A Stepbrother Seal Romance
by Linda Barlow & Alana Albertson



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Badass: A Stepbrother SEAL Romance

I f**ked a SEAL—the human kind, the kind who shoots terrorists, sports rock hard abs and tattooed biceps, and scores an easy lay with every girl he ever wants.

I should’ve known better. I should be studying harbor seals’ breeding habits, not conducting my own research into mating rituals of the Navy variety.

He’s a jackass. An arrogant, womanizing, patronizing, Harley-riding jerk.

A one-night stand. One night of the most incredible sex I’ve ever had. Shane is trained to kill with his bare hands in 300 different ways—and he knows 300 ways to f**k me, too.

Now my father is engaged to his mother. And we’re heading to Mexico for the wedding. The prick is blackmailing me. He’s threatening to ruin their big day if I don’t surrender to his demands.

Quit is not in his vocabulary. I hate him, but I know he’ll never give up until he gets everything he wants.

Screw that! I won’t give up—I’ll never submit to America’s cockiest badass.

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Review 3.5 Stars

Badass is the first book I have read by these authors and I was gifted a copy of the book to read for Gemma reads too much.

Badass is in fact actually a real cutie pie lol

Shane tries really hard to be an asshole but honestly I never really believed it. He’s just a sad little boy hiding behind the “I don’t have lovers I fuck” stereotype 

I really liked Cassie she’s just a nice genuine girl, I think she falls for Shane from the very first moment.

And really what’s not to like he’s macho and alpha I love his bossy sexy moments. Even when he’s being a dick he’s still really quite nice with it.

My lord there’s lots of bossy sexy sex, Shane is a tiny bit Dom which only makes him sexier and slightly more swoon worthy.

The whole biker badass scene in the desert was a bit random and extreme.

I get that the whole step sibling thing is a bit taboo but really, well there not are they!!!! This bugs me about every step brother book…. You are not blood relatives in ANY way!!!

Anyhoo I liked this book Cassie and Shane had brilliant chemistry and I loved how their relationship played out. It didn’t feel like instant love or really rushed, but I liked the lust and I liked the love too.

Badass gets 3.5 stars from me.


About Alana Albertson


Alana Albertson is the President of RWA Contemporary Romance Writers, former President of RWA’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters, and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

About Linda Barlow


Linda Barlow is the author of 25 novels, with more on the way. She lives in New England with her mysterious spouse (who sleeps during the day, which has often made her wonder if he’s a vampire) and their equally enigmatic and nocturnal cat.
Linda has written in various genres, including historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, New Adult romance, family sagas, and general mainstream fiction. Publishers have included Doubleday, Dell, Penguin, Warner Books, Hachette, New American Library/Signet, Berkley/Putnam, Silhouette and Harlequin.
Linda is a USA Today bestselling author. She’s proud to have earned a few awards over the years, including the Rita from Romance Writers of America for Leaves of Fortune; New Historical Novelist of the year from Romantic Times for Fires of Destiny; and a Career Achievement award from RT.

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