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Sara's Review: Bad for You (Dirty Deeds #3) by J. Daniels

REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Forever RELEASED: January 23, 2018 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 401 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


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 one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go? TWO BOUNDLESS STARS

I am not a huge fan of the “damaged hero” romances. When I look that genre up on GR, it seems I’ve read a lot of them. However, the majority that I have read the hero is still very alpha. In Bad for You, Sean isn’t alpha at all. He is damaged from a past that he has yet to get over. It is a horrific past, yet I felt Daniels could have gone a different direction with the character and made him harder from his experiences yet able to grow and find love with Shayla. That’s what I would have liked to see. Instead, it felt like Sean was so afraid to move on from his past mistakes and he was such a beat down mess that Shayla took the lead in everything. He was emasculated to the point I was wondering where his balls were? Compared to the first two stories in this series this one was just a huge disappointment, and I had such high hopes. I am giving it 2 Boundless stars it really could have been better.

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