Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars from Ari
Narration: Lexi Richmond, Roberto Scarlato
Length: 7 hrs, 54 mins
I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago.
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen.
We couldn’t ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable.
He was too troubled, and I was too naive.
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things.
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners.
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, three years later, he’s back.
Callous and cruel.
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him.
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes.
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits.
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist.
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me.
Three years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up.
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall.
I hate her for what she did.
But she’s always been my drug of choice
Addictive, seductive, and just damn good It’s like this book was written for me! Forbidden love trope, check! Delicious, swoon-worthy alpha-hole (yes, it’s a thing), check! Kickass, strong female lead and fantastic secondary characters, check and check! I couldn’t stop listening and I didn’t want to. The chemistry between Asher and Briar was electric and the fact that their love was forbidden made it hotter. Also because Asher Kelly.
Narration by Lexi Richmond and Roberto Scarlato we’re so great! Lexi Richmond’s narration as Briar was so good! She sounded young and fresh without making Briar come off as childish. Roberto Scarlato is a new to me narrator and I loved his narration. He perfectly embodied Asher’s relaxed, don’t-give-a-damn attitude. After waiting so long for this book to be on audio I’m so glad it lived up to my expectation and beyond. Five stars.