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Falling was the easy part. Kate Elliott can still see blood on her hands and feel the last breath of a dying man on her lips. Anytime she closes her eyes, a small piece of her world crumbles, leaving her something she's never been: weak. Luckily, Nicholas Bryant is strong enough for the both of them. And he'd do anything to lift Kate up…kiss her tears until they stop, take Falling was the easy part. Kate Elliott can still see blood on her hands and feel the last breath of a dying man on her lips. Anytime she closes her eyes, a small piece of her world crumbles, leaving her something she's never been: weak. Luckily, Nicholas Bryant is strong enough for the both of them. And he'd do anything to lift Kate up…kiss her tears until they stop, take her breath away, and pleasure her until she barely remembers the outside world. But... Nicholas' past is catching up to him, and fast. The secrets he's kept at bay have wound their way into his present and threaten the very real future he’s started to build with Kate. He'll fight for Kate—every bit as much as he'll fight with her—but even that may not be enough. Nicholas Bryant may turn out to be very Bad For Business after all.


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Falling was the easy part. Kate Elliott can still see blood on her hands and feel the last breath of a dying man on her lips. Anytime she closes her eyes, a small piece of her world crumbles, leaving her something she's never been: weak. Luckily, Nicholas Bryant is strong enough for the both of them. And he'd do anything to lift Kate up…kiss her tears until they stop, take Falling was the easy part. Kate Elliott can still see blood on her hands and feel the last breath of a dying man on her lips. Anytime she closes her eyes, a small piece of her world crumbles, leaving her something she's never been: weak. Luckily, Nicholas Bryant is strong enough for the both of them. And he'd do anything to lift Kate up…kiss her tears until they stop, take her breath away, and pleasure her until she barely remembers the outside world. But... Nicholas' past is catching up to him, and fast. The secrets he's kept at bay have wound their way into his present and threaten the very real future he’s started to build with Kate. He'll fight for Kate—every bit as much as he'll fight with her—but even that may not be enough. Nicholas Bryant may turn out to be very Bad For Business after all.

30 review for Bad For Business

  1. 5 out of 5

    BexLOVESBooks

    Like the good little blogger I am, I will try to find words where they've completely failed me. This book you guys... it absolutely blew me away. Bad for Business Picks up right where Strictly Business left off. Nick and Kate have gone through difficult almost unbearable things and come out the other end still standing. I want to say stronger, but they each are still trying to find their bearings. While I truly loved Strictly Business, it blew me away and I will never forget the first time I fel Like the good little blogger I am, I will try to find words where they've completely failed me. This book you guys... it absolutely blew me away. Bad for Business Picks up right where Strictly Business left off. Nick and Kate have gone through difficult almost unbearable things and come out the other end still standing. I want to say stronger, but they each are still trying to find their bearings. While I truly loved Strictly Business, it blew me away and I will never forget the first time I fell for these amazing characters... after reading Bad for Business I see that it was only a slight tease, of how deep this story was going to go. Bad for business took us, the reader to places with Nick and Kate that we may not have been ready to, or even willing to go. We traveled through uncharted waters, up to the tops of mountains the Ace threw us off blindfolded. And Holy Shit did I love ever second of the rush! I think that one of my favorite things about reading is when I unconsciously STOP reading and just start FEELING. I'm not watching the clock, or the percentage, I'm not thinking about sounds outside or what trouble my kids are causing in the next room. All through out this book I just handed myself over to the author, and to the characters, and let them take the lead. Holy Shit. I don't ever want my heart back. I didn't want to leave this world, or Nick and Kate behind. This book was RAW, Unapologetic, Heartbreaking, Infuriating, Invigorating, Heartening, Sweet, and just Sexy as Fuck. Its a beautiful thing, putting your trust in an author, putting your heart and your time (such a valuable thing) in their hands and having faith that they won't lead you astray. Please put your trust in this blogger when I say, read this series! Its spectacular. Fall in love with Nick & Kate with me. ...and then hit me up so we can talk about it like 13 year old girls! Eeeeeeeeeeeee! #ACEFANGIRL4LIFE

  2. 4 out of 5

    Selin'

    W O W just W O W Where do I begin? As some of you may know, Book Two in the Mixing Business with Pleasure series was one of my most anticipated books. When I read the first, I didn’t quite know what hit me. I didn’t expect a book to pull me in so completely and make me love Kate and Nick so much. For those wondering, link to my review for the first book: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... I’m always a little skeptical about series, because when one book disappoints, it ruins the whole complet W O W just W O W Where do I begin? As some of you may know, Book Two in the Mixing Business with Pleasure series was one of my most anticipated books. When I read the first, I didn’t quite know what hit me. I didn’t expect a book to pull me in so completely and make me love Kate and Nick so much. For those wondering, link to my review for the first book: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... I’m always a little skeptical about series, because when one book disappoints, it ruins the whole complete series. BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN! Book one ended with a cliffhanger and book two picked up right where it left off and I LOVED EVERY FUCKING PAGE. I swear, Ace has an amazing mind! When I thought one thing was solved, another thing happened. When I thought I had my emotions under control, she pulled a twist that made me feel so many emotions at once. I thought Strictly Business was a rollercoaster, but it doesn’t compete with Bad for Business. It was only a warm up of what was to come. My heart hurt so many times because Kate and Nicholas pulled me into their story so completely, and I felt every emotion to the core. “You amaze me, you delight me and my life is better because you’re in it” I kept hoping for more chapters because I just couldn’t let them go. I kept wanting to experience everything with them. Gah, my emotions are still all over the place. All I know is that Ace stole my heart. Not only does her writing capture you so immensely, she also knows how to write a killer ass story, that will hold you attention until the very last page. I can’t wait for the next one!

  3. 5 out of 5

    bookmarkbelles

    Review: As some of you may know, I was one of the first few bloggers given the chance to review Strictly Business(the first book in this series) and if you had read my review back then you would know that I was skeptical to review it at first. After finishing the book I was ecstatic that I took a chance on this indie author because I adored everything about her story. Nick and his red ribbon found a forever home in my heart and panties. With that being said I was anxiously waiting for the author Review: As some of you may know, I was one of the first few bloggers given the chance to review Strictly Business(the first book in this series) and if you had read my review back then you would know that I was skeptical to review it at first. After finishing the book I was ecstatic that I took a chance on this indie author because I adored everything about her story. Nick and his red ribbon found a forever home in my heart and panties. With that being said I was anxiously waiting for the author to finish Bad For Business because the cliffhanger got to me-If you have read SB then you know the struggle and I feel for you! No worries tho its almost here and trust me when I say it will blow your freakin mind!! This book! This freaking book!!! I've been warning a few of you who have already started the Arcs not to throw your Kindles at a wall or something cause lord know the temptation is real!!! The author is an evil genius I tell you! The feels this book gives you is indescribable but I will definitely try. I feel like SB was just a slight preview of Nick and Kate's relationship. As you dive into BFB you start to notice that their relationship isn't as perfect as you first thought. I may have yelled at the author and refused to talk to her for a few days because of the drama she created in this book. I was literally so mad!!! that's what makes BFB so much more different then SB for me. I feel like the authors writing improved drasticically and it was already amazing to begin with. This book is written in a way that makes you feel every single thing and I do mean every single thing! If you think SB was filled with lots of drama then strap yourself in cause you aint ready for this ride. I don't want to say anymore because I'm scared of spoiling something but I will finish this review off by saying that I'm so damn intrigued by the villain in this story and I feel like I may fall for him but that's just me- I have issues! I always find myself falling for the villain in stories. Something about a dark bad boy always has me clenching. So stay tuned to find out if I will remain on #TeamNicholas or if I take a walk on the dark side and join #TeamChristopher

  4. 4 out of 5

    R.K. Ryde

    This was my long anticipated follow up from Strictly Business and Ace Gray didn't disappoint! There was hot sex and conflict and twists I didn't see coming and oh, did I mention the hot sex?? Well done Ace! I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in your series and can't wait for the third! This was my long anticipated follow up from Strictly Business and Ace Gray didn't disappoint! There was hot sex and conflict and twists I didn't see coming and oh, did I mention the hot sex?? Well done Ace! I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in your series and can't wait for the third!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melissa (Corrupted BY Smut)

    *Received an ARC from the author for an honest review" Okay, I'm not even sure where to start with this review other than with a bunch of screaming caps font but here goes! (Deep breathing) I've literally been sitting here staring at a screen for the past couple of days because this book took over my life and has yet to completely let me go! When I said in my first review for the authors debut novel in this series (Strictly Business) that it should be made into a movie, this second book just com *Received an ARC from the author for an honest review" Okay, I'm not even sure where to start with this review other than with a bunch of screaming caps font but here goes! (Deep breathing) I've literally been sitting here staring at a screen for the past couple of days because this book took over my life and has yet to completely let me go! When I said in my first review for the authors debut novel in this series (Strictly Business) that it should be made into a movie, this second book just completely solidified that for me!! Holy HELL!!! Ace Gray turns up the heat, increases those FEELS, and then adds in a whooolllleeee bunch of nail biting anxiety into the mix that you just don't even know what to do with your DAMN self!!! Kate and Nicholas' relationship, while still oh so sweet and oh soooo STEAMY, takes a different turn throughout book two. I'm not gonna lie, I may have wanted to jump in the book and throat punch Nicholas a time or three!! And I NEVER thought I would feel that way about him!!! And at one point I was completely like "NO!! NO WAY!! KATE, you need to put on some big girl panties and do what needs to be done babe!!! What he is doing is uncalled for!!!!" I literally didn't know what to do with myself because I felt like Nick was betraying me!!! And then UGHHHHH that scene, and my anxiety was through the roof, tears were shed and I may have wanted to throw my iPad across the room!! I can't and won't say much more than this, because it has to be read on your own to understand what I'm talking about. And don't worry, Nick and Kate are STILL Nick and Kate, two perfectly dominant people with a spark to light the entire world on fire! BUT the villain in this story does enough to keep you guessing on his motives and when he'll come around and just screw up everything for these two. And just when you think everything is going to be okay..... ITS NOT!!! And that ENDING COMES and your like WTF?!?????!!??? THAT'S IT?!?!?? Why am I scared for them but slightly turned on at the same time?!???!!!!! And whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do we have to wait for book THREEEE?!???!!!!!!!!! JUST NO!!! NOOO!!!!!! Alas, waiting, it seems I'll have to do! But while I wait to know what happens next (very VERY impatiently I might add) I am going to close this review by saying again that this series DESERVES to be on the big screen. The chemistry, the tension, the thrilling aspects to this story make it movie worthy!!! I was on the edge of my seat and will OBVIOUSLY remain there until I can get my greedy little hands on book three!!!! 5 fricken amazing stars for this book and this series!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ginger

    Ace you've done it again!!! I fell hard for Nick and Kate in Strictly Business and have been dying for book two ever since. Luckily, Ace put me out of my misery with an ARC of Bad for Business (because she's awesome like that) Let me just say Billionaire/CEO reads are a hit or miss for me. Most of the time, they're cut from the same cloth. BUT not this series! NO! Our heroine is not some meek/weak girl that has no backbone. Kate is a fierce, strong business woman that can give any male CEO a run Ace you've done it again!!! I fell hard for Nick and Kate in Strictly Business and have been dying for book two ever since. Luckily, Ace put me out of my misery with an ARC of Bad for Business (because she's awesome like that) Let me just say Billionaire/CEO reads are a hit or miss for me. Most of the time, they're cut from the same cloth. BUT not this series! NO! Our heroine is not some meek/weak girl that has no backbone. Kate is a fierce, strong business woman that can give any male CEO a run for his money in and out of the office. I will say we got to see a different side to Kate in Bad for Business. A more emotional, tender side, which wasn't a bad thing at all. I really loved seeing that side to her. I definitely connected with Kate on such a different level in this book. All of the things she went through, I went through right along with her. I loved the connection I had with her. And Nicholas Bryant... Oh how I missed this man! He is definitely one of my favorite CEO/Billionaires. He's swoony, sweet yet demanding, possessive and just so damn SEXY!!! I love him even when I wanted to kick his ass at one point during the book...dammit Bryant!! But any time Nick wants to take me around the race track or break out the mirrors and his camera, sign me up!! HOLY HOTNESS!! And the hotness factor between these two is off the charts!! The ending had me about to lose my mind!! I CANNOT wait for the next book. Ace I love you and your words... I can't wait to see what else you bring to the table.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    Ah, Ace you kill me with all that is Bad for Business. After the killer ending in the first book, I was dying to get my hands on this bad boy. And it definitely didn't disappoint...wow. Kate and Nick are back, and they are fiercer than ever. After the horrific events that Kate endures in Strictly Business, she is ready to learn how to move on and grasp ahold of her life again. But she doesn't know how to move on. It haunts her dreams and her every thought. And Nick is hiding something from her, Ah, Ace you kill me with all that is Bad for Business. After the killer ending in the first book, I was dying to get my hands on this bad boy. And it definitely didn't disappoint...wow. Kate and Nick are back, and they are fiercer than ever. After the horrific events that Kate endures in Strictly Business, she is ready to learn how to move on and grasp ahold of her life again. But she doesn't know how to move on. It haunts her dreams and her every thought. And Nick is hiding something from her, he's always hiding something from her. Kate is so tired of Nick hiding things from her and not including her in what's going on like she's some fragile piece of glass. She's ready to get her life back and take control of everything that she's lost. But just when things are starting to go her way, everything crumbs at her feet when she sees a truth that Nick has been hiding. She's flees Manhattan and returns to her hometown of Portland, OR. She's lost and a shell of herself. She misses Nick like nothing she's ever missed before but he's her ultimate weakness and she doesn't want to be weak right now. Will Kate give into her feelings and give Nick another chance? Or is Kate all out of chances for Nicholas and will she really find out that he's Bad for Business? I throughly enjoyed this book and getting to see where Nicholas and Kate would go. And it definitely didn't disappoint. ***was given an arc copy for review***

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Krystel

    Nicholas Bryant has done it again ladies!! He is just omg so good lol! You can't help but surrender and submit this man. He knows how to work a room and he skilled in the bedroom. Can't wait for more from this man! I do In a way have bone ton pick with him, I understand he had to help Piper but he could of answered his phone at least when Kate called. Still love him tho amazing job again Ace Grey definitely a 5 star winner!!! Nicholas Bryant has done it again ladies!! He is just omg so good lol! You can't help but surrender and submit this man. He knows how to work a room and he skilled in the bedroom. Can't wait for more from this man! I do In a way have bone ton pick with him, I understand he had to help Piper but he could of answered his phone at least when Kate called. Still love him tho amazing job again Ace Grey definitely a 5 star winner!!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Ann

    This book is a great continuation of "Strictly Business". I loved being reunited with Nick and Kate, the ups and downs of their relationship is an insane ride, the steamy scenes are hot, crazy hot! Ace did a superb job and I am very much looking forward to the next book! This book is a great continuation of "Strictly Business". I loved being reunited with Nick and Kate, the ups and downs of their relationship is an insane ride, the steamy scenes are hot, crazy hot! Ace did a superb job and I am very much looking forward to the next book!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Diana's (Books And Coffee Cups)

    Awww Nick and Kate.... I mean I completely fell in love with them from book one (Strictly Business). I believe I'm able to call that weekend that I started this amazing series "Taking Care Of Business"... Get It ?!?!?!. I loved everything about the characters and the story. The author was able to give us a connection between Nick and Kate that I totally felt through her writing. And good lord did I devour their hot steamy sessions. Yes I need more of that..lol I'm trying to stick to just the revi Awww Nick and Kate.... I mean I completely fell in love with them from book one (Strictly Business). I believe I'm able to call that weekend that I started this amazing series "Taking Care Of Business"... Get It ?!?!?!. I loved everything about the characters and the story. The author was able to give us a connection between Nick and Kate that I totally felt through her writing. And good lord did I devour their hot steamy sessions. Yes I need more of that..lol I'm trying to stick to just the review on Bad For Business but because I read both books back to back I'm just completely wrapped up in the story as a whole. The roller coaster of emotions that Gray gives us in the story is pure delight I tell you. Those moments in a book when you have to walk away for a minute because you want to fix them so badly, good lord I had a few of those...Those are the best books, because they have you on pins and needles. (Thank you for that Gray)....You literally had me hooked!!....A lot of What?...And Why? I'm trying my hardest not to ruin or give too much away...UGH!..I swear I'm about to explode on this review..lol!!...Well Gray you have added another loyal Reading Junkie here <~~~~~ Now you have me doing countdowns to the next installment on this AMAZING series. And lets not talk about stalking your Insta for hints of the next book....Sorry about that by the way .....Not really :). Over all the this book/Series had me fascinated with excitement and completely wanting more of Nick and Kate. And I'm desperately, "yes I said desperately!"... Wanting more of them. Cant wait for the next book!!! My Hats off to you Ace Gray!!! http://booksandcoffeecups77.blogspot....

  11. 4 out of 5

    Paperback Princess

    * 3.5 stars* First let me start off by saying I finished this book a while ago but being on vacation where there is no cell phone reception I couldn't do a review but anywho.... I had trouble in the beginning getting into this and I was excited as shit to read this book but Kate Elliot aggravated the living shit out of me!!! I really felt like shaking her to death ..now I realize that she went through something traumatic but come on chick get your life together and put your big girl panties on!! * 3.5 stars* First let me start off by saying I finished this book a while ago but being on vacation where there is no cell phone reception I couldn't do a review but anywho.... I had trouble in the beginning getting into this and I was excited as shit to read this book but Kate Elliot aggravated the living shit out of me!!! I really felt like shaking her to death ..now I realize that she went through something traumatic but come on chick get your life together and put your big girl panties on!!! Nicholas Bryant...sneaky sneakerton!! He was another one that I was like if you don't cut your shit out im gonna junk punch you ..geez!!! On the bright side, when Kate and Nicholas get their collective shit together they are on fire as a couple and they love each other to death. Can't wait for the third book and I'm really hoping that Kate and Nicholas beat every single person that's trying to take them down !!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Ace... YOU have my heart!!!! I'm forever yours... anyways, 'Strictly Business' gripped me from the beginning to the end.. 'Bad for Business' book 2 in the Mixing Business with Pleasure did just that... I was hooked... I was obsessed. I couldnt put it down. Nicholas, you beautiful, amazing man YOU made me cry... Kate and Nick are explosive HOT together. I hated when they were apart! And well that ending left me speechless, AGAIN! DAMN YOU ACE AND YOUR EPIC ENDINGS!!!! I highly recommend this book Ace... YOU have my heart!!!! I'm forever yours... anyways, 'Strictly Business' gripped me from the beginning to the end.. 'Bad for Business' book 2 in the Mixing Business with Pleasure did just that... I was hooked... I was obsessed. I couldnt put it down. Nicholas, you beautiful, amazing man YOU made me cry... Kate and Nick are explosive HOT together. I hated when they were apart! And well that ending left me speechless, AGAIN! DAMN YOU ACE AND YOUR EPIC ENDINGS!!!! I highly recommend this book to everyone.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Martha Sweeney

    Kate and Nicholas appeared to be a little more human in this book in the sense of being able to see their emotions as their walls started to break down more for each other. This was a hot, sizzling read! The only thing that gets me (in a not so good way) are relationships that are written where people are arguing because they aren't communicating. They started to a little more here, but I would have like to see a little more growth for the two of them in this department. There were many great twi Kate and Nicholas appeared to be a little more human in this book in the sense of being able to see their emotions as their walls started to break down more for each other. This was a hot, sizzling read! The only thing that gets me (in a not so good way) are relationships that are written where people are arguing because they aren't communicating. They started to a little more here, but I would have like to see a little more growth for the two of them in this department. There were many great twists to the story that keep it very interesting beyond the steamy sex scenes Ace knows how to write. I'm looking forward to reading the final book in the series.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The second book in this series by far is the darkest. There is a level of grit that haunts you. It does not help that the beginning is dealing with mourning the loss of a life. But eventually it devolves into the loss of a relationship. While going through these losses, you are often left wondering which is worse for one to deal with, let alone to experience both at one time. I have felt both pains but never at once. Ace was able to pull up those same emotions I had experienced and hoped I had b The second book in this series by far is the darkest. There is a level of grit that haunts you. It does not help that the beginning is dealing with mourning the loss of a life. But eventually it devolves into the loss of a relationship. While going through these losses, you are often left wondering which is worse for one to deal with, let alone to experience both at one time. I have felt both pains but never at once. Ace was able to pull up those same emotions I had experienced and hoped I had buried many years ago. Unfortunately for me, it hit very close to home (no, I am not a billionaire or a successful CEO). This is the true testament of how gifted of a writer one is. If they are able to make the reader relive something so traumatic but still be able to give the reader a reason to embrace those memories and live through them again in order to be there for the character but also just wanting to know if they are at all as strong as you were when you had suffered the same. Beauty lies within those lines. The need to continue with the characters can be frustrating at times. It will always remind you of friends who are so invested in a relationship, only to be blind to the impending doom. There is always one in the group that you want to shake some sense into. At times, I will admit I was not impervious and fell prey to the need to shake these characters. Though in the end, knowing how much one needed the other in order to breathe warms your heart, let the death grip on their shoulders go, and properly embrace them. Now we all know everyone is a little more interested in the fire, the connection, and the explosiveness of when Kate and Nicholas come together. Let's just say Ace had been a little more than creative. I guess it is a barometer of how much porn she has watched to create these scenes. I am glad she indulged herself because we are reaping the benefits! Kate and Nicholas are explosive, hot, and downright dirty. Dirty - this is what I love most about them. Ace is unapologetic in the way she has Kate and Nicholas love, worship and cherish one another. Would you want it any other way? Hell no! If you like your Alphas, then Nicholas is definitely king. But along with the machismo of an Alpha you have bullheaded, non-communicative blindness. Don't be discouraged, keep pushing through. I promise you will like it in the long run. Are there clichés? It's a given. But this is one of the reasons why we read what we read. We want the impossible to happen. For the characters to be able to have everything fall into place for them so easily because we can't have it in our real daily lives. But the one cliché which Ace avoids, gratefully, is Kate being a nobody only to become a somebody because of the man she is with. The independence is fierce though not without the ability to be beautiful, soft and needful. Would I recommend this book? Hell yes I would! I am in it for the long haul with Kate and Nicholas. Even if it is an emotional rollercoaster without the safety bar. I am in the seat behind them with my hands in the air enjoying the rush.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lila

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. OMG, so I finally had some time to read and I just finished the book and I'm in awe. I got an ARC from Ace Gray herself so I would like to thank her for the chance to get an early copy! I just wanted to say that I love the story, I love Nick and Kate, I love everything about it! One of the things that I love about this series is it shows not just a really successful man but also a woman with a successful business. Kate being a CEO of her own company makes me really happy because it shows that wo OMG, so I finally had some time to read and I just finished the book and I'm in awe. I got an ARC from Ace Gray herself so I would like to thank her for the chance to get an early copy! I just wanted to say that I love the story, I love Nick and Kate, I love everything about it! One of the things that I love about this series is it shows not just a really successful man but also a woman with a successful business. Kate being a CEO of her own company makes me really happy because it shows that women can be equals to men in the work force and women can take charge sometimes. It symbolizes how strong and powerful women can be rather than being submissive all the time. It also contributes to Feminism to support women and men having equal opportunities like the work force. ****SPOILERS**** I really enjoyed being taken through Kate's ups and downs with Nick throughout the story. Especially the part where Kate breaks apart after seeing Nick and Piper. The time apart really showed her just how much Nick meant to her and how important he is in her life. The chemistry between Kate and Nicholas was off the charts in showing the intense and strong connection and attraction between the two characters. Even though there were many obstacles along the way for Nick and Kate's relationship, they got through it together and are slowly learning to trust each other completely. I also really love the scene where Nick and Kate actually learned the basic things about each other like favorite color, favorite book, etc. because it illustrated just how little they actually know about each other's personalities but yet are still very intimate with each other. With them learning more about each other, they grow a stronger bond between them and it makes us fall in love with them even more. I especially love the many moments where either Kate or Nick always profess their love in some way whether it's through words or actions to always let them know how he or she feels. When Nick finally said the three words to Kate, my heart melted because it indicated the truth in his words because he does not go around saying it all the time and to everyone. Ending on a final note, the ending took me by surprise. I really liked the scary edge to it but also saddened me because it meant more trouble for Kate and Nick. And Kate and Nick are now my two precious souls that I want to protect from all harm and just make them happy. But I am excited to see what happens with Kate and Nick now that Christopher has witnessed them. I thought the writing was incredible and I just wanted to keep on reading forever. I can't wait for the next book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Martha Ramadita

    To be honest, I don't know what should I write about this book, I'm speechless, really. Bad for Business, wow this amazing! I enjoy this book from the first page until the very end of it. when you lost your mind and hope because of the cliffhanger in the first book, I assure you.. you need to read BFB as soon as possible because Ace made it up for us in this book. slowly but sure, you will know one by one unanswered question from the first book in here. Ace made BFB with so much emotion, I really th To be honest, I don't know what should I write about this book, I'm speechless, really. Bad for Business, wow this amazing! I enjoy this book from the first page until the very end of it. when you lost your mind and hope because of the cliffhanger in the first book, I assure you.. you need to read BFB as soon as possible because Ace made it up for us in this book. slowly but sure, you will know one by one unanswered question from the first book in here. Ace made BFB with so much emotion, I really think BFB is more emotional than Strictly Business. you'll still find a lot of mysteries and tragedies plus a new case in this book. Honestly, I still don't know what to do about Christhoper, the truth is he's like untouchable. He's like an unpredictable shadow to me. I can't really describe him into the words. Beside, Nick's past is really a ghost in this book. I curious to know what the "thing" is Nick trying hard to keep. you will know what I'm really feel when you starting this book, you will dying with the curiosity. I love Kate in this book, I don't mean I like Kate being suffer but when you read about Nick trying to protect Kate, you will fall for it instantly. I'm so amazed about BFB, Ace really did a great job here. She's fucking a beast! and I need the book three!! Power, Passion, Revenge, Trust, Truth, and Love.. you will find all of them in Bad For Business. don't wait too long to read this book, because what? you will just waste your time..

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenny Prose

    I received an ARC of Bad for Business for the amazeballs Ace Gray herself! So here is my fair and honest review! I started reading Bad for Business, and soon realized I had no idea what was going on. So I stopped five pages in and bough Strictly Business. After I completed that amazingly hot read, I dived right into Strictly Business. For those of you who read Strictly Business and had to wait for Bad for Business to come out, I am so sorry! I know when Book #1 was over I spent many minutes (okay I received an ARC of Bad for Business for the amazeballs Ace Gray herself! So here is my fair and honest review! I started reading Bad for Business, and soon realized I had no idea what was going on. So I stopped five pages in and bough Strictly Business. After I completed that amazingly hot read, I dived right into Strictly Business. For those of you who read Strictly Business and had to wait for Bad for Business to come out, I am so sorry! I know when Book #1 was over I spent many minutes (okay I'm still complaining days later) about how Miss Gray ended the first story. But I didn't have to wait to see what happens next! (Sorry was that mean?) So I dived right in and devoured the next book in the series. And man was I amazed at the twists and turns of this story. This isn't just your typical guy meets girl story. This story continues that say intelligent story with twists, turns and suspense that leaves the reader flipping pages as fast as our kindle apps will allow. I love the characters of Kate and Nick, and can't help but be drawn into their world. This story is a little darker, and way more emotional then book one. I was crying along with Kate as her world came crumbling down. I was there emotionally with her through all the ups and downs of this book. I love when an author takes you on a journey that leaves you emotionally exhausted! And this book did not disappoint!!! 5 Stars!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    I have highly anticipated this book since the ending of Strictly Business and it doesn't dissapoint. Ace Gray can weave a story full of sex and love and drama beautifully. Her sexy time scenes actually make me read word for word without skipping over. You feel in the moment. A coupon for fans or sexy toys should come with the purchase of her books. Kate and Nicholas drama unfolds in this book seamlessly. Kate is struggling to deal with the death she feels is on her hands all while trying to cata I have highly anticipated this book since the ending of Strictly Business and it doesn't dissapoint. Ace Gray can weave a story full of sex and love and drama beautifully. Her sexy time scenes actually make me read word for word without skipping over. You feel in the moment. A coupon for fans or sexy toys should come with the purchase of her books. Kate and Nicholas drama unfolds in this book seamlessly. Kate is struggling to deal with the death she feels is on her hands all while trying to catapult her business to the next level. Nicholas is his usual closed off self and feels he is protecting Kate by not revealing truths. His half truths have an impact on their relationship. Without giving too much away drama unfolds. I devoured this book in a day. No lie. I had to know what was going to happen. Ace Gray will not disappoint and you need to read Strictly Business before you read this one to know the story. I honestly can't wait for the next book!!! Bravo you mad genius!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sahara

    OMG.!!!!! If you think you loved Nick in the first book. You will love him more this time around. From the first page I could put the book down and then. I was mad it as over. I can't wait until the next one. Ace Gray out did herself. Great job lady OMG.!!!!! If you think you loved Nick in the first book. You will love him more this time around. From the first page I could put the book down and then. I was mad it as over. I can't wait until the next one. Ace Gray out did herself. Great job lady

  20. 5 out of 5

    Eve Booksandlooks30 &#x1f48b;

    Brace yourselves I honestly thought that I was going to throw my kindle against the wall even though Kelly told me to keep my cool. I absolutely enjoyed and loved the fuckery that Ace brought to this book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    I loved this book. After reading Strictly Business I jumped right into this one. Ace did a great job keeping me into the book and just wondering what was going to happen next. I just finished reading this book and I can't stop mumbling 'WHAT THE FUCK' to myself with that ending. I loved this book. After reading Strictly Business I jumped right into this one. Ace did a great job keeping me into the book and just wondering what was going to happen next. I just finished reading this book and I can't stop mumbling 'WHAT THE FUCK' to myself with that ending.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie

    Kate Elliott and Nicholas Bryant's story continues in spectacular fashion. As with its predecessor, this book had a lot of bipolar moments, but I have come to accept that that's part of who Kate and Nick are. Bad for Business picks up where Strictly Business left off, more drama, not just between the two of them but this time revolving around Vesper, Kate's business. Bryant's made some enemies over the years from his success at business ventures, and when one of his adversaries sets his eyes on Kate Elliott and Nicholas Bryant's story continues in spectacular fashion. As with its predecessor, this book had a lot of bipolar moments, but I have come to accept that that's part of who Kate and Nick are. Bad for Business picks up where Strictly Business left off, more drama, not just between the two of them but this time revolving around Vesper, Kate's business. Bryant's made some enemies over the years from his success at business ventures, and when one of his adversaries sets his eyes on Kate's business it brings out the alpha in him wanting to protect her, but Kate is still struggling with the death of her body guard Trevor. After Trevor's funeral Kate emotionally needs Nick but he's no where to be found and when she does her heart breaks and she ends the relationship and flees from NYC, away from the one person she loves. It's heart wrenching to go through Kate's broken heart, and I began to understand the two are better together than apart. Eventually when they speak it's again the business that brings them back together, and while they're still bipolar (loving one minute and screaming the next), it seems somewhat normal. But it's not long before other matters begin to take over and cause arguments and doubt to creep in again, and when someone tries to kill them at her house in the Hamptons it's back to overprotective mode for Nick. I enjoyed this book a lot more than the previous one, because I was more prepared for their bipolar relationship. And now on to the next angst ridden instalment.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tre Talbot

    We begin right where Strictly Business left off and Nick and Kate are better then ever with the sexual intensity shared between them. Of course we have the bantering every now and again but it’s them and what makes you love them even more. The twist are always great to have and will keep you turning the page to find out what’s going to be revealed next. Great read and will jumping into book 3 in no time, can’t wait to see what happens next.

  24. 5 out of 5

    anna brooke melton

    So Hot Wow! There are no words for how hot and steamy this book is. Its full of tears, emotions, and lots of hot steamy scenes. Bryant is a character you love and hate at the same time. On the other hand Kate is as well. What happens when you mix business, pleasure, and two stubborn CEO's? It's like a loaded cannon ready to fire. You won't be disappointed in this book at all! So Hot Wow! There are no words for how hot and steamy this book is. Its full of tears, emotions, and lots of hot steamy scenes. Bryant is a character you love and hate at the same time. On the other hand Kate is as well. What happens when you mix business, pleasure, and two stubborn CEO's? It's like a loaded cannon ready to fire. You won't be disappointed in this book at all!

  25. 4 out of 5

    MM Laberge

    First thing about Bad for Business? *OMFG* I didn't think it was actually possible but it was, to my awe, even better than first book, which was itself already breathtaking! This... this is simply grandiose. I was drowned, deeply and immersed totally, but feeling secure under the pen of Ace Gray. Hot steamy romance? My goodness, please lets reinvent the category because Ace Gray just did it. She took it beyond that. Just imagine being suck in into steamy but twisted with deepness; into smartness First thing about Bad for Business? *OMFG* I didn't think it was actually possible but it was, to my awe, even better than first book, which was itself already breathtaking! This... this is simply grandiose. I was drowned, deeply and immersed totally, but feeling secure under the pen of Ace Gray. Hot steamy romance? My goodness, please lets reinvent the category because Ace Gray just did it. She took it beyond that. Just imagine being suck in into steamy but twisted with deepness; into smartness but emotionally intense. I walk the path with Kate and Nicholas and I'm still shaken inside, dazzled by the perfection if their torments. Of their sorrows. Of burden. Of their devotion and scars. I won't lie, I wanted to scream at Kate's face sometimes while reading; smack Nicholas and tell to screw him. This strong woman couldnt't be breaking like that; he couldn't let her go like that... so many emotions was raised while following their struggles, plots after plots, like Ace was on a strike. And then, I got all the perfection behind it! Of course, she'd fall on her knees after relying, leaning, opening like this after years of hiding behind her walls! I could actually relate badly! It was all there, the weakness behind the strength of being someone we love, looking into the profoundly loved eyes of our true devotion. Yes, Ace Gray painted the perfect canvas. She showed a very deep, emotional and, OH so real, intense connection. A she wraps it with the most hottest, all so perfectly steamy, glorious sex scenes I have read. I.F**G.LOVE.IT! There is no other way to describe my feeling. I'm so grateful to have discovered such a talented, brillant and intense author! I will read each one of her books, Im in total awe of her work. How many stars can we give without looking to flattering? Hell this, I'm going for 5 diamonds! If you haven't read her yet, God, you're missing on something.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    Fantastic follow-up to Strictly Business. Loved it.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Melinda Devine

    I thoroughly enjoyed Ace Gray's Book 2 in the Mixing Business with Pleasure Series, Bad for Business. Kate and Nick were faced with many obstacles, both within their relationship and outside of it, and were tested on many levels. At times, I must admit, I did get annoyed with Kate and how easily she let Nick off the hook, so to speak, when he wouldn't 'open up' over important issues and would just let him 'take charge'. I did however, love it when she found her strong/independent/stubborn streak I thoroughly enjoyed Ace Gray's Book 2 in the Mixing Business with Pleasure Series, Bad for Business. Kate and Nick were faced with many obstacles, both within their relationship and outside of it, and were tested on many levels. At times, I must admit, I did get annoyed with Kate and how easily she let Nick off the hook, so to speak, when he wouldn't 'open up' over important issues and would just let him 'take charge'. I did however, love it when she found her strong/independent/stubborn streak (which I loved in Book 1) and put him back in his place! Ace Gray has done a fabulous job weaving business, sex and suspense into her second novel. Cannot wait for the third and last book in this series!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emmbooks

    Can I get some more stars for this one please? Ace set the bar high with a debut like Strictly Business and the cliffhanger? Well there was definetely a lot to live up to. And boy did she deliver. It’s worth repeating that Billionaire/CEO romances are my least favourite. Even when I enjoy the story I find myself eye rolling at some of it. So to read a story about TWO of them should not have grabbed me as much as this one did. See, It’s not just about them being CEO’s, not about their businesses. Can I get some more stars for this one please? Ace set the bar high with a debut like Strictly Business and the cliffhanger? Well there was definetely a lot to live up to. And boy did she deliver. It’s worth repeating that Billionaire/CEO romances are my least favourite. Even when I enjoy the story I find myself eye rolling at some of it. So to read a story about TWO of them should not have grabbed me as much as this one did. See, It’s not just about them being CEO’s, not about their businesses. How much power they have or how successful they are. Bad for Business gives us Nick and Kate. Two people trying to make sense of this intense new relationship they never expected to have. We get to see a much more human side to Nick. It’s a flawed and at times weak side but he is trying to be as open as he knows how to be. Kate is struggling to get over her guilt for the events at the end of SB. Usually this kind of weakness in a heroine is a no-no for me, but Kate is such a likeable character it was easy for me to over look. One thing these two have not lost is that chemistry. The sex scenes between these two are explosive. Ace manages to keep things fresh in the bedroom, not an easy task when you’re spreading a story over multiple books. I felt every single emotion while reading this. I felt Kate’s fear and her guilt. I felt the heartbreak. I felt the tension and adrenaline. Ace has a way of writing scenes that draw you in. The world she has created feels real, even when it’s as far removed from my reality as can be. Bad For Business will grab you and wont let you go, even after the last words are read you’ll be left wanting. Wanting answers and wanting more Nicholas.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Book 2 starts exactly where book 1 left off. Again, this is another great read, but with a few annoyance. First, Laura – Kate’s bff – annoyed me so much in this book. Granted, I knew why she said and acted the way she did, but the delivery sucked and at one point I was convinced Laura was secretly in love with Kate. Second, I wanted to throttle Nick so bad. He kept things hidden from Kate and then he started leaving in the middle of the night without giving Kate an explanation. Third, Kate apolo Book 2 starts exactly where book 1 left off. Again, this is another great read, but with a few annoyance. First, Laura – Kate’s bff – annoyed me so much in this book. Granted, I knew why she said and acted the way she did, but the delivery sucked and at one point I was convinced Laura was secretly in love with Kate. Second, I wanted to throttle Nick so bad. He kept things hidden from Kate and then he started leaving in the middle of the night without giving Kate an explanation. Third, Kate apologizing to Nick after his actions blew up in everyone’s face. Kate was dumb on that part. Nick kept Kate in the dark, which lead her to find him with some other person. After Nick explains everything, Kate apologizes!!? Uh what! No! Kate had no reason whatsoever to apologize and it pissed me off that once again Kate lost her independence. Nick should have come clean about his past to Kate long time, which after he revealed the truth was not a shocker at all. It was pretty clear from book 1 his stepfather was an abusive a**hole. Aside from the annoyance, this book was great. The story flowed perfectly and even the annoyance, which annoyed the crap out of me, made the book even more exciting. Nick’s sister is a hoot and I prefer her over Laura any day. The reason for the 4 star was because Kate crumpled to Nick way too much for my liking. It’s frustrating reading when the H looks at the h she crumples and forgets why she’s mad at him. I prefer the h to stand up for herself and have the H crumple for once. I can’t wait until book 3 because this one does end in a cliffhanger and boy is it good, but also makes me scratch my head. How can someone who is a billionaire with the best of everything not have the best when it comes to security?

  30. 5 out of 5

    iamnotabookworm

    I give Bad for Business three and a half handcuffs. The story picked up exactly where Strictly Business ended. Right on the dot. This book is gratefully a lot better than the first book. I know, Miss Gray was holding out on us. Still a lot of steamy sex but there was more emphasis on the plot. I think this was a great improvement from the first one. And Miss Gray started on giving out her surprises which are totally unexpected. This book made me start to like the story but I was still wary to be I give Bad for Business three and a half handcuffs. The story picked up exactly where Strictly Business ended. Right on the dot. This book is gratefully a lot better than the first book. I know, Miss Gray was holding out on us. Still a lot of steamy sex but there was more emphasis on the plot. I think this was a great improvement from the first one. And Miss Gray started on giving out her surprises which are totally unexpected. This book made me start to like the story but I was still wary to be fully taken in. It still has a slight likeness to Fifty Shades of Grey. You know, a hot and handsome CEO who likes to have sex a lot. Good thing the likeness ended there. I think this book had a lot going on unrelated to sex which is what I wanted. I am not really into this genre so I had high expectations. I wanted it to be something I have not read before and would grip me without the help of those hot scenes. And this book did it. So, this book set the mood for the third book - which is anticipation. A desire for more surprising events that would be more memorable than those that happened in bed. I give Bad for Business three and a half handcuffs. And by now, I should have known that Ace Gray has a habit of making you want for more. But I was still surprised when she did it again on the last part. It wasn't unexpected but still I was not ready for it.

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