What are the best young adult romances with a bad boy character?

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    #1Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry is the first book in a young adult romance series by Simone Elkeles. It tells the story of it-girl Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes as they try to reconcile their differences for a chemistry project.


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    Zoe Sheng
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The female lead character is a senior in high school, and this book definitely caters to that demographic. Written from both points of views, the characters are pretty stereotypical and all play an exaggerated and somewhat unrealistic role. However, there is sarcasm and wit, flirting, and tasteful romance for a reader that doesn't care too much about inherent depth or plot."
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    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Adriana Castro
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Mixed reviews on this romance novel. I'm not sure I would call it a best. "
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    #3Easy (Contours of the Heart)

    Easy (Contours of the Heart)

    Easy is the first novel in the Contours of the Heart series. It tells the struggle of a girl who is recovering from a breakup, learning to fight back against an attacker, and accepting the love she gets from a secretive boy.


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    Sandra Turner
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is pretty much exactly what I was looking to read. It's a young adult romance, and it features kind of a bad boy character. Rather, a few varying levels of "bad" boys. I loved it!"
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    #4Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)

    Beautiful Disaster is a novel written by Jamie McGuire. This romance novel is published in 2011, and it is part of the Beautiful series. It is about Abby Abernathy whose life has changed after entering college.


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    Crystal Armstrong
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is fantastic, it describes a very special story, it absorbs you into the story, you will read every page of this book being surprised on the situations and the situations that occur, and i am sure you will love this book as i do. I suggest reading it during free time, and i am sure this time will be qualitative."
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    #5Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker

    Fifty Shades Darker is the final book in the adult erotica trilogy Fifty Shades written by E.L. James. This book is intended for mature audiences.  


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    Frank Schmidt
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "the so called global phenomenon that is fifty shades, erotic, sensual, and full of suspense. If you have not heard of this series, you have not been paying attention to the mainstream media, and it is worth checking out. If you have, you know what to expect"
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    Thoughtless is a new adult romance novel by S.C. Stephens. It tells the story of Kiera and her unbidden attraction for her new roommate, rockstar Kellan Kyle. It is the first book in the Thoughtless series.

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    Brian Reyes
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a good novel for romance fans. A tale of one woman attracted to two men. Needless to say chaos ensues as both protagonists and antagonists struggle to set things right but can't quite fix things. The book is well written and the story flows quite naturally and keeps you hanging on the edge. This is a book that you'll finish in just a few days guaranteed! This is a promising new author. You should give it a try."
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    #7Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.


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    Brandon Carpenter
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Hush, Hush is one in the long parade of young adult romance novels that have come out these days. In that sense it's pretty generic. Fans of the genre will enjoy this, however most other people should steer clear. It's very cringe worthy"
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    #8Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction is the second book in the Perfect Chemistry series about Carlos who gets involved in a narcotics bust, causing his brother Alex to send him to his former professor to avoid being sent to jail. There, he gets closer to Kiara and things start to change.


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    Donald Rose
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Rules of Attraction is an excellent follow-up to the first in the amazing Perfect Chemistry series, although if you haven't read book #1, you'll have no idea what's going on. While not recommended for very young children given the subject matter (narcotics and jail), the matter is appropriate for mature teenagers and is a great blend of drama and romance. Check it out!"
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    #9A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Angela Guerrero
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is one of my favorites. It was so good they made it into a movie! I love the bad boy persona of Landon."
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    #10The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King, the first book in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, is about Meghan, a normal girl who discovered she was the daughter of a faery king that is in the middle of a deadly magical war in the faery world.


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    Scott Jordan
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "While The Iron King is an incredible tale of fantasy and romance, it doesn't feature very many young male characters that fit the "bad boy" vibe and might not be exactly what you're looking for. Meghan's story is incredibly compelling regardless and it is a great, quick read for teens."
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    #11Pushing the Limits

    Pushing the Limits

    One horrible night, Echo Emerson gets scars on her arms but she can't remember what happened. She just wants to get back to her normal life. It is when Noah Hutchins enters Echo's life who might change her mind to learn to love again.


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    Yuan Ma
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Yeah, this is a good one. I like this one and it is good for young adults who like to read about bad boys."
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    #12Sweet Evil (Sweet)

    Sweet Evil (Sweet)

    Sweet Evil is the first book in the young adult fantasy paranormal series Sweet written by Wendy Higgins which follows the life of Southern girl Anna Whit who is born with the sixth sense. 


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    #13Gabriel's Inferno

    Gabriel's Inferno

    The first book of 'Gabriel's Inferno' starts the story of Gabriel Emerson, a respected professor haunted by his own past that lives an uninhibited life. Dark and full of terrors, his life seems to have find light when he meets Julia Mitchell, a sweet and innocent student that will make him meet his terrible past. 


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    Nathan Hopkins
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Just a link to random young adult book with only a description and no contexts. "
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    #14Silence (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Silence (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Silence is a paranormal fantasy book written by Becca FitzPatrick. Silence was published on October 4, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. It is the third book in the Hush Hush Saga.


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    Jerry Ward
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Excellent read and it is very well written. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the title, made it seem silly when you read it. "
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    #15Shadowfever (Fever)

    Shadowfever (Fever)

    Shadowfever, the last book in Karen Moning's Fever series, is about MacKayla being hunted by the spirit of the Sinsar Dubh, the powerful million-year-old book that can create or destroy any world in just a flash.


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    Frank Griffin
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I enjoy crazy romantic books that have an amazing story, with a bad boy main character. I tried out Shadowfever based on my tastes, and it just didn't fit the mold. The main character was a female lead, which I like, but the bad boy they had in the book was just too formulaic. I wouldn't recommend the book."
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    #16Frostbite (Vampire Academy)

    Frostbite (Vampire Academy)
    Soon after the Strigoi attack that struck St. Vladimir's school, love feelings rebirth between the students, so the annual holiday ski trip is a must. But surprises are waiting for the students in Idaho, as three friends will try to get rid of some Strigoi but will fail miserably. 


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    Juan Dean
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I was hunting for a book to give my daughter. She's getting into young adult romance novels and digs the stories with the bad boys. Hey, as long as the boys stay in the books, I'm good. This one was recommended to me and she loved it. She's now reading the entire series."
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    #17Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster (Beautiful)

    Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire is a contemporary romance of a protagonist surrounded by women, gambling, and violence. Experience a painful bliss through the eyes of Travis who loves hard and fights harder as what he learned from his mother.


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    Austin Medina
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The best part of this book was the epilogue! Sorry but this is the worst book you have written. It just does not flow, if someone were to pick it up instead of beautiful disaster and never read it they probably wouldn't read any more of your work. Plot was thin, so much detail missing. Just jumpy random things happening with no detail or preamble as to why. Nice to see Travis' side but it would make more sense to rewrite the original from both points of view."
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    #18Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in the fantasy fiction and romance trilogy of Infernal Devices. This book follows the story of Tessa Gray and her encounter with a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club.


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    Keith Stanley
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book wins the Cheesy Book Award of 2018. My god. Every person in Cassandra Clare's "Clockwork Angel" is a cardboard cutout of a WB teen angst show. There is nothing redeeming about the book whatsoever, and we are all dumber for having even discussed it."
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    #19Obsidian (Lux)

    Obsidian (Lux)
    Katy Swartz, a seventeen yeard old girl that moved to West Virginia for her last high school year, would have never believed that the hot guy, yet worth of a beat down, living next door was an alien. Daemon and his sister are being attacked by enemies from another galaxy, and he will have to use his powers, like the ability to freeze time, to save them and Katy. 

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    Rebecca Mason
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I can't wait to read more in this series. Obsidian is a great first read. I enjoyed all the characters and found even the bad boy to be entertaining. A great addition to the young adult romance genre."
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    #20City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.

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    Anthony Williamson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I'm not sure why this book is as popular as it is, it's really rough. The pacing is really bad and the world building feels excessive without telling me much. Plus the characters are really just archetypes with no real attempts to make them standout. "
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    #21Cracks in the Armor (The Clipped Wings Series)

    Cracks in the Armor (The Clipped Wings Series)

    Cracks in the Armor is a romance novel written by Helena Hunting that tells the story of Chris. He is a hot tattoo artist who is courting Sarah. They are exact opposites but love will bring them together. 


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    Michael Fields
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is more of a segue between two other "Clipped Wings" series, but it's still important to the overall character building. I read this particular book after I had finished the rest of the main books and it helped put some pieces together. The book is entirely focused on the main couple of the story, and has a good romance feel to it."
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    #22The Sound of Fishsteps

    The Sound of Fishsteps

    The Sound of Fishsteps is a book by Buket Uzuner that tells the story of a romance between a man and a woman. They are both in love with each other, and when everything seemed perfect, the other one will be exposed. 


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    Jacqueline Ford
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Sound of Fishsteps take a classic of building a utopia and adds some awesome new twists and elements. Anyone who loves world-building--which I know I do!--will find plenty here to like; the tantalizing mystery drew me in immediately. There's a lot to unpack about the nature of humanity and whether we'll recognize dystopia, even as we are living it. Lots of great political lessons about the past, present, and possible future."


Best What are the best young adult romances with a bad boy character
1Perfect ChemistryBooks 25 Paid
2FallenBooks 24 Paid
3Easy (Contours of the Heart)Books 22 Paid
4Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful)Books 22 Paid
5Fifty Shades DarkerBooks 21 Paid
6ThoughtlessBooks 21 Paid
7Hush, HushBooks 18 Paid
8Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)Books 18 Paid
9A Walk to RememberBooks 17 Paid
10The Iron King (The Iron Fey)Books 17 Paid

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