Monday, June 9, 2014

Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point #1) by Jay Crownover

Better When He's Bad
Shane "Bax" Baxter is an ex-con. He was recently released from prison after 5 years. He wants answers from the people who put him there and if he needs to hurt them he won't hesitate to do it.
Bax is a criminal. He likes fast cars and he likes to steal them with the help of his best friend Race Hartman. Race is like a brother to Bax and when he's released from prison he finds Race missing.

Dovie Pryce is searching for her half-brother Race. She was told to trust Bax but when he breaks into her apartment, she is not sure he's trust worthy. However, nothing will deterred her from finding her brother and if she has to glue herself to Bax, she will get the superglue herself.

When Bax and Dovie are together, things become murky. He may be a bad person but Dovie figures out he's not all bad. If only they could stay alive to determine where their relationship is going.

“You don’t need anyone to show you how to be good, you’re so much better when you’re bad.”

Jay Crownover is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. She has created a new neighborhood with new guys who despite not being law abiding citizens they are redeemable.

Bax has done bad things but he is also loyal. He has friends despite trying his hardest not to. He cares for his mother despite she liking alcohol too much. When Dovie gets in his life, he tries to stay away and when they do get together he gives her the chance to say no. Shane/Bax won me over and I was rooting for him and his crowd to get out alive.

“Some boys . . . they are just better when they’re bad. Bax is one of them and I’m starting to think my brother might be one of them, too. I just have to be good enough for all of us to balance it out.”

Dovie never lost her sweet predisposition but she was NOT a doormat. She was feisty when she had to be. I felt like she was a mixture of Shaw and Cora at times.

I'm happy that Race and Brysens' book is next. Titus needs his own book and so does Nassir. He seems to be the one who needs to redeem himself the most in my eyes.

“I know you would die for me, Bax.” 

 “What I need to know is if you are willing to live for me? 

4.5/5 Fangs
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