Book Title: Better When He’s Bad
Author: Jay Crownover
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Number of Pages: 384
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Book 1 of the ‘Welcome to the Point’ series.Summary: 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.
Happily Ever After: Yes.
What I Liked Most About This Book: I love that Jay’s reason for writing it was that people always referred to her character Rule as a ‘bad boy’, so she set out to write about a character who was truly bad rather than just a bit attitudinal and difficult. It was cool to see how she took someone was truly a bad person who no one would want to meet down a dark alley, and make him likeable enough to be a romantic hero.
What I Liked Least About This Book: There is not much that I didn’t like about this book. The twist at the end though didn’t take me by surprise at all…I saw it coming from a mile away. I kind of wish that hadn’t been the case.
Share A Quote From The Book: “Whoever said crime doesn't pay is an idiot. It pays great, which is why there is so much of it.”
Would I Recommend This Book: Absolutely!
Would I Re-Read This Book: I would… and I have.Rating: 5 stars!