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, but it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize that some boys are just better when they’re bad.
This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Since I am such a big fan of Jay’s Marked Men series, I knew I had to start her new series. And I am so glad that I did!
I certainly did not expect Dovie as she was. I thought she was going to be timid and shy but I couldn’t have been more wrong. She was feisty and tough and badass in her own way. I loved the way that she was so determined to help Bax in their journey, no matter how dangerous it could be. She was accepting and the absolute perfect match for Bax.
Shane “Bax” was the baddest bad boy I’ve ever read about. He is a criminal and a thief and he’s entirely unapologetic about that. But he is also sweet, adorable, and so cute. I loved both sides of him. He was also protective and would do anything to make sure Dovie was safe. In essence, he was the ultimate alpha male.
The plot was exciting. I’ve never read about a hardened criminal such as Bax and I thought the whole criminal network thing was really cool. The same writing magic I fell in love with in Jay’s Marked Men series continued to this book and I was hooked. Dovie and Bax had explosive chemistry combined with some really sweet scenes.
I can’t wait until Race’s book, Dovie’s brother. He seems shady to me but I’m sure he’s going to be equally amazing.
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: This time when he kissed me, it was for real. His lips moved across mine with force, but not in a way that was punishing. When he demanded entrance this time, I let him have it, and even went as fast as to wrap my arms around the strong cords of his neck. His tongue danced with mine, his teeth scraped with the intent to arouse not to punish...
About the Author: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.Links: