November 16, 2016

Blog Tour: The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley – Interview and Giveaway



Hello readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

presented by Entangled Teen Crush!

We have Kendra on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!




Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses…and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.

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The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley
Publication Date: November 14, 2016
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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thank you for having me!!



Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Good girl seeks bad boy to get revenge on a nasty Ex



What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

My editor heard a song (“Please” by Sawyer Fredericks) and had the initial idea. I volunteer to write it, and it expanded from there.



Tell us about the main character(s).

Faith is a sweet, driven ballerina with dreams of Broadway and real love. She’s not naïve, she just expects the best out of people.  She’s looking for The One.


Kyle is a perceived bad boy (he’s worked hard for that) who’s broken by his past. He’s a secret gardener who loves plants and wishes he could find a girl who loves him for the “real Kyle.”



Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

There are a ton of things about the book I love. Cade’s talk with Kyle made me laugh out loud when I wrote it, but I think the banter between Faith and Kyle is my favorite:


“Okay, so you have a…a…”

“Reputation? Like maybe I steal walkers from old ladies at the supermarket and use them to break church windows?”


“So, you want me to pretend to be your boyfriend and start a rumor that we’re having scorching sex as often as possible?”




Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

Probably the middle of the second half. I had to work to draw out the tension.



What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’m in editing with the second book in the Suttonville series, and drafting the third.



It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thank you! I hope you all enjoy The Bad Boy Bargain.


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  1. Audrey Stewart

    My favorite sports romance was Major League. I am exited to read this book.

  2. Emily Endrizzi

    I am most excited to read The Bad Boy Bargain because it also involves my favorite sport, baseball!

  3. Stephanie

    I like the idea that Faith knowingly goes after Kyle for his bad boyness.

    So far The Wall of Winnipeg by Mariana Zapata is my favorite sports story.

  4. Diane Elizabeth

    Basketball sports romance novels are my favorite. Baseball is a close second :)

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