Bad For You by J. Daniels ~ Amy’s Review

WHY I READ IT

I’m a big fan of J. Daniels and while I didn’t love the first two books in this series I’ve been waiting for Stitch’s book.

WHAT I RATED IT

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

He didn’t want to be bad. He just didn’t have a choice…
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 each other what they want most…is to let each other go?

AMY’S REVIEW

Shayla is by far one of the best characters I have ever read.  Her compassion, loyalty, strength, love, and her will to never give up was something you don’t see in a lot of female characters.  I was blown away by her, even when we were getting inner monologue which usual turns me off I couldn’t get enough of her. She was just one of those characters you know will stick with you forever.  If I could give a star rating based off a single character this book would receive 5 ++++ stars.

Sean “Stitch” Molina was an enigma.   His no nonsense, rarely speaking, and never smiling personality was something that should have been a turn off.  Instead it made you want to know more about him.  What made him the way he was, what would it take to make him smile, and was he really as hard as he wanted you to think?  His story was emotional, gut wrenchingly so, and I loved every minute of him.  The development of his storyline was phenomenal, no question was left unanswered.

The only thing in this book that really gave me pause was Shayla’s family.  We meet them early on and they are a catalyst in getting Shayla and Sean’s friendship back on track but then they just slip away.  It seemed like there was so much more storyline there but, they just faded back into the background never to be really heard from again.  I wanted more of them.  There were issues introduced that I felt weren’t fully covered or resolved.

I’m really glad I took the time to read this book.  After not really connecting with the first two books in the series I wasn’t sure about this one.  However I had been curious about Shayla and Stitch from the beginning and really couldn’t see myself just letting them go.  I’m glad I took the chance on this book because Shayla herself was absolutely worth it.

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