There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad . . . meet Shane Baxter.
Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.
Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.
Bax terrifies her, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize . . . some boys are just better when they’re bad.
*was given a copy by the author in exchange for a honest review
BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD by Jay Crownover is the first book in her brand new series called WELCOME TO THE POINT. Jay is best known for her Marked Men series which, in my opinion, is a brilliant series of fun sexiness centered around a group of friends, their tattoos and the women in their lives. The Marked Man series is about good men that look bad, the WELCOME TO THE POINT series is about bad men that are BAD!!!
We first meet Shane Baxter, aka Bax , as he is getting coldcocked upside the head. … SEE BAD GUY…NOT GOOD GUY. Bax has just come out of prison and is searching for his best friend, Race, that may or may not have had something to do with Bax’s incarceration. Race is nowhere to be found but Bax does find Race’s sister, Dovie Pryce. So the story is set up. You have Bax and Dovie.
BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD is a love story but it is not a typical love story. There are so many elements; the POINT, the car, the underground crime and fighting, death, carnage, sex, love of family, and love of two total opposites. I had so many emotions reading this book. At one point I was ugly crying, begging what I thought was going to happen not to happen. Jay Crownover does not disappoint.
BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD is beautifully written and takes you on a journey to a place of real ugliness but if you look around the beauty of a hard life shines through. The Point comes to life and is really its own character as you watch Bax and Dovie navigate through the city. Life is Hard. Bax is harder but Dovie might just make life sweeter.
BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD by Jay Crownover receives 5 out of 5 Platypires.
It is a must have now kind of read and you will not regret for one moment reading this book.
Texas Hugs and Happy Reading!!!!