The Bangover by Lili Valente Review


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Dear Self—Do not pass Go, do not bang your oldest friend in the limo on the way to the swanky Vegas hotel. Just get back on the plane, fly home, and forget you almost had co-ed naked best buddy time with the one man who is completely off limits.

I give myself very good advice. 
Too bad I suck at taking it.

Not that Colin Donovan, my bad boy rock star best friend, is any help. Walking around looking ridiculously sexy, telling me I’m beautiful and fun and perfect the way I am and somehow making me believe it.

If only we hadn’t drunk so much whiskey that first night, if only I’d kept that red bikini in my suitcase, if only his evil ex-girlfriend hadn’t come sniffing around making me feel all territorial and protective.

And if only I hadn’t been secretly in love with Colin for years before this Friends with Bennies Vacation got started.

Who knows? Maybe the high will be worth the fall. 
Either way, there’s no way I’m leaving Vegas without one heck of a Bangover.

The Bangover is a red-hot, laugh out loud rom-com featuring two best friends on a collision course with Vegas-flavored disaster—and each other. It stands alone. No cheating or cliffhangers.

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Lili Valente writes some truly entertaining romantic comedies, and I’ve enjoyed each one that I’ve picked up. From her hockey romcoms to her small towns romances, she consistently turns out enjoyable stories rooted in fun and original plots with sweet, sexy romances.

The Bangover is a best-friends-to-lovers romance between Colin, a rock star, and Kirby, a horror novelist. Colin and Kirby head off to Vegas on a temporary friends-with-benefits sex-cation, complete with the heroine’s cat, Murder, in tow. As a series of hilariously unfortunate events begins to unfold, pandemonium, passion and pondering of possibilities ensue as someone—literally—tries to get away with Murder.

An easy-reading, light and breezy, suspenseful romantic comedy, The Bangover was low on the angst but loaded with laugh-out-loud humor and fanning-my-cheeks heat. Four smooches from me for Lili Valente’s The Bangover!

~Danielle Palumbo




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