Monday, August 1, 2016

Better When He's Bad Review

BETTER WHEN HE'S BAD (A Welcome To The Point Novel)



I'm ecstatic to start of the month of August with such a gripping and steamy book.

Welcome to the Point . . .
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 was 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.

Shane Baxter, aka Bax, was sent to prison when he was eighteen years old because he was set up. Did he deserve to go to prison? Yes. He was a criminal. If you don't believe me then look at this:

“My name is Shane Baxter, Bax to most people, and I’m a thief. Got a girl? I’ll take her from you. Got a sweet ride you dropped a mint on? I’ll take it from you… Taking things that didn’t belong to me was second nature; well, that and finding all the worst kinds of trouble to get into.”

Dovie Pryce is a girl who grew up in a bad neighborhood with a father who wants her dead and a user mother, but somehow was able to keep her kindness and innocence through it all.

I'll start off by saying that I am never one to jump on the bandwagon for a "bad boy". I usually find the books unrealistic that the female (who is usually a goodie goodie) gets him to fall under her spell with no effort whatsoever. It. Doesn't. Happen. BUT Jay Crownover found a way to win me over. Bax was bad, even throughout the whole book, and Dovie finds a way to not only fall in love with him but to fall in love with even his bad parts. He doesn't change for her but he does reign in his impulsive urges for her.
Through the whole book danger lurked right around the corner. And you find out new surprising details that are truly a surprise. I wasn't like, Yeah, I figured that out on page 1, like I do with a lot of books. 
This is a great start to the Welcome to the Point series. It had the right mixture of loyalty, danger, action, and hot steamy action! I can't wait to find out what happens next with Race's story.

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