Welcome to my stop on the Better When He's Bad Blog Tour!
by Jay Crownover
Welcome to the Point Series
Published by William Morrow, and imprint of HarperCollins
About BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD
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.
Jay Crownover just took me inside the Point. The Point gives birth to everything that's bad. The noisy streets, filthy alleys with vermin, flesh hitting flesh in dirty ways will make your skin crawl. The people who live in the Point are fighting to survive. The Point is a broken city, and one of its most broken is Bax (Shane Baxter) who is also the number one badass who not only survived in the Point, but kicks the Point's and those who rule it’s ass. Bax is a thief. Got a girl? He will take her from you. Got a sweet ride? He will take it from you. It's the only thing Bax is good at; taking things that don't belong to him. Bax is twenty-two and has already spent five years in prison. Now he’s out and looking for revenge against those who put him there. But first he's got to get a fast car, and then he's got to get a laid. Yep, Bax is a boy who's bad.
Yes, I love Bax, but there's no way I can tell you who Bax is without telling you who Dovie Pryce is too. These two just fit together as a whole. I would love having a Bestie like Dovie. I also love reading about a New Adult heroine who has a brain. Dovie is a good girl, but definitely has a badass attitude. And Bax has met his badass other half with Dovie. Dovie gets my fist pump of approval when it comes to a girl who takes no crap. Yep, she’s no dumb girl and she doesn't play games with Bax. Dovie knows Bax is bad and she knows what it means to fall for a real bad boy. But there's one thing she’s not going to take from Bax (and I love her for this) and that's cheating. So she tells Bax right up front no more of his stripper hook ups. Bax knows he better keep his package zipped and locked if wants to be with Dovie. Bax and Dovie are sizzling hot. I love that Dovie doesn't try to change Bax and tells him he doesn't need anyone to show him how to be good, because he’s so much better when he's bad. Dovie is the only one that gets to see the Shane part that still lives in Bax, and even though she would love to have Shane, she knows she loves the Bax part too. And where most people have a mix of good and bad in them, Bax's bad outweighs the good just a little bit more. But the good of Shane lurks somewhere inside to give Dovie just enough to believe in forever.
There's one more character that I want to mention who I absolutely love, and that is Race, Dovie's stepbrother. I am waiting impatiently for Race and Brysen's story in Better When He's Bold.
Jay Crownover has written another awesome novel with the Point and Bax, and yes, Bax is better when he's bad. I highly recommend the bad boy Bax from the Point as an awesome, kick ass read.
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About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with Better When He’s Bad. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.
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