Oh. My. God. The FEELS!
In all honesty I wasn’t prepared for what Bad For You put me through. I knew there would be feels, it was unavoidable considering what had already happened, or didn’t happen, between Stitch and Shayla, but I wasn’t prepared for all of THAT. I hit both ends of the feels spectrum, as well as everything in between, numerous times throughout the story and in the end I wouldn’t change any of it because the journey was so damn worth it.
I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve wanted more of Stitch from the moment I met him in Four Letter Word. I love me some broody male with a passion, and dear lord Stitch is the fucking emperor of broody bastards, but what made him that way absolutely gutted me. But what amazed me, and had me falling into adoration with the broody male, was the golden heart that lay underneath the armour. The simple and genuine goodness, along with a very blunt honesty, had me falling hard for the man.
Shayla. This girl. I really liked her. Hell, I ended up adoring her, but OMG the peppiness (is that even a word?) took me a minute to get used to. It wasn’t that she was being fake, she really is a little ball of pep and positivity, it was just in a couple of situations I needed more snark and not pep. But as things progressed the pep became normal and I loved how huge her heart was because once she claimed you, she’d fight to her last breath for you.
Sean and Shayla’s journey could have taken any number of routes to their HEA, but this one fit the people who they are at their cores. There was a good dose of drama, but not the OTT angsty kind, that only served to bring about understanding and bringing them closer instead of tearing them apart. I loved the slow build nature of their evolving relationship because I got to watch as they got to know each other on the deepest of emotional levels as the sexual chemistry kept building between them. As for the big roadblock in their journey, I saw it coming but it took a little twist that I didn’t expect, but really liked and had I not gotten to know these characters I probably would have tossed my ereader into the freezer, but I understood it and loved how everything worked out in the end.
While I never like to pigeon hole myself in anyway way, I have to say that this may just go down as my favorite of the series. Everything from the character’s backstories to their evolution throughout the book was done so well that the bar has been set. With that being said, I know that there is more to come from the Dirty Deeds world, and there is one character I’m hoping will get his HEA *cough* Nate *cough*, so I may be eating my words sooner rather than later, but should it happen I will gladly do it. So bring on the next book!
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?
Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.
Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018
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J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series.
She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second.
J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.