14 June 2014

Better When He's Bad ARC Review Repost

I reviewed Better When He's Bad a while ago but because it's releasing on 17th June & I'm hosting a tour stop (I got to interview Jay's latest main characters Bax & Dovie) I thought I should repost my 4.5 Star review...!

Welcome to the Point series book #1 
by Jay Crownover

What they say: The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Rome returns with a combustible new series that is sexier, darker, more dangerous--and better than ever!

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.

  • Expected publication: June 17th 2014 by William Morrow/Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062351893 / ISBN13: 9780062351890

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I received an ARC from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I'm a big fan of Jay Crownover's Marked Man series and couldn't wait to read her brand new series Welcome to the Point. Better When He's Bad is the first instalment in Jay's gritty new series and I loved it!!

Jay is great at creating believable characters and she outdoes herself in Better When He's Bad. Shane Baxter aka Bax is the ultimate bad boy (just NEVER call him that). He's got beauty, swagger, attitude, charm and is downright lethal! Bax is also a total bad ass who is fresh out of prison. To say Bax is on a mission is something of an understatement, as really he's on a vendetta. This mission puts him in direct contact with female main character Dovie.

Dovie is sweet, caring and damaged. The girl has the worst luck, and almost everybody seems to want something from her. Bax is no exception and he's not exactly polite about getting the info from her he needs - but their banter was one of my fav parts of the story!
I loved Bax because he isn't your average bad boy (there I go again using those naughty words) and cannot stop being bad. I went from wanting to smack him to wanting to hug him. Jay does a great job in reminding you this isn't your average redemption story. Bax is who he is (which a lot, of the time is a real arse)! What I liked was the balance Dovie brings to his chaos. He's not a cardboard cutout, tortured guy looking for a girl to save him - Bax is SO much more!

I was expecting to miss Rule, Jet, Rome, Nash etc but Jay's created some fab, but very different new characters who I loved in a totally different way. I'm looking forward to more of The Point, and as ever am fully in #TeamJay.

4.5 Stars in my Sky!

You can join in the tour fun, enter the giveaway & read my character interview with Bax and Dovie here!


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