Bagging Alice (Babes of Brighton #3) by Laura Barnard
Publication: November 1st, 2018
Alice is used to taking photographs for a living – not having intimate pictures of herself posted for all the world to see, thanks to a disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Now her clients are canceling appointments, and she’s almost out of cash. What else could go wrong? Oh yeah, her roommate has scarpered leaving Alice completely out of luck.
Enter Tom ‘man-whore’ Maddens. Having disappointed his father one time too many, he moves to Brighton, ready for a new start. And where better to begin it than in Alice’s newly-vacant spare room? And if he tries to seduce her at the same time? Well he’s just living up to his reputation, isn’t he?
But then he didn’t bank on actually falling for her. Will his reputation as a commitment-phobe put a stop to any sparks between the pair? Or can Alice put aside her trust issues and take a leap of faith for Tom?
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Bagging Alice by Laura Barnard is the third book in her Babes of Brighton series but can be read as a standalone. This book review is short because I did not care for this book at all. I DNF’ed at 60% because the dialogue made me cringe. I tried to get through it and I tried to enjoy it but the characters lacked depth and the plot was very been there done that. Nothing happens in the book that is worthy of note. I don’t mind reading books that have been done before as long as the characters feel fresh and the writing is good but Bagging Alice did not have either. Alice and Tom argue and it’s an enemy to lovers book but the arguing wasn’t even witty or exciting. I wanted to like this book but it was just not my cup of tea.