Release Day Review! Bad Case of Loving You (Flatiron #5) Deborah Cooke!




Hello Readers! Today I am joining the Flatiron 5 gym - I just couldn't resist after their impressive pop up campaign! Enjoy and don't forget to add Bad Case of Loving You by Deborah Cooke to your shelves!





Theo knows what's possible... 


Because he's learned the hard way what's not. The internationally successful supermodel known as Angel stole his heart forever when she was just Lyssa Monroe. There's never been another woman who could compete—he even loved Lyssa enough to let her walk away when she said it was over. When he sees her again, he's resolved to make one glimpse of her sustain him for another ten years. When she offers him one night together, Theo can't say no—even though he knows a taste will only tempt him to hope for more all over again. 


Lyssa has tasted forbidden fruit... 


And she can't forget it, no matter how hard she tries. Theo's love is a touchstone for all that is pure and good in the chaos her life has become. When she sees him again, everything is simple for once and only one choice is possible. The secret she keeps from Theo could destroy any chance of a future together, but surely she can keep it hidden for just one more night. Or maybe two. How much will she sacrifice to defend her son—and how far will Theo go to give them a second chance?




Angel the internationally known successful supermodel stole his heart forever when she was just Lyssa Monroe – he had even lover her enough to let her walk away when she said it was over. So when she offers Theo one night together, he can’t say no, no matter how much a taste will tempt him to hope all over again. She can’t forget her taste of forbidden fruit no matter how hard she tries, so when Lyssa sees Theo again only once choice is possible because the secret she keeps from Theo could destroy any chance of a future together.


This second chance romance is a “Boom” of a story and has readers dancing to the beat of its vivid intensity. The characters are strong, captivating and easily draw readers into their emotionally gripping and heartwarming story. Due to the past and family interference, their relationship  is on rocky ground throughout the story keeping emotions running high and flowing from the pages throughout but the chemistry sizzles and the attraction is undeniable which gives readers hope that this couple will be able to resolve their issues and reach for that happily ever after.


The plot takes place at a steady pace that builds the suspense of this romance perfectly as readers wonder if Lyssa can learn to open her heart and trust in the passion burns between her and Theo. This energetic story also has a fun side with quite a bit of charm so this moving romance resonates with readers and easily captivates their hearts as Theo and Lyssa are given a second chance. 




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Bad Case of Loving You is the 5th book in the Flatiron 5 series.


Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far...


In In the Midnight Hour, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one in In the Midnight Hour. The Secret Heart Ink series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers.


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1 Simply Irresisstible 

2 Addicted To Love

3 In the Midnight Hour

4 Some Guys Have All the Luck

4.5 Going to the Chapel: Two Weddings & a Baby

5 Bad Case of Loving You




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Reading Order Timeline


In terms of timeline, Snowbound happens after In the Midnight Hour: in Damon’s book, Chynna’s tattoo shop is under construction. Snowbound begins during the shop’s opening night. The chronology of the two series is entwined after that – if you want to read in the order of events, this would be your reading list:


Simply Irresistible

Addicted to Love

In the Midnight Hour


Some Guys Have All the Luck

Spring Fever

One Hot Summer Night

Going to the Chapel

Under the Mistletoe

Bad Case of Loving You




UNICORN BRIDE - Claire Delacroix - August 20, 2019



UNDER THE MISTLETOE - Secret Heart Ink #4 - 

September 24, 2019



DRAGON'S KISS - DragonFate #1 - October 22, 2019



DRAGON'S HEART - DragonFate #2 - January 28, 2020



SOME LIKE IT HOT - Flatiron #6 - February 4, 2020



DRAGON'S MATE - DragonFate #3 - April 28, 2020




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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.


Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.


Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.


Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.




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