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Better When He’s Bad



Goodreads Description:

Welcome to the Point

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.

I felt in love with this book right away, just like every other Jay Crownover book. She is one of those people who writes a book that when you read it and it’s an emotional scene, you actually feel the emotions she writes about. It’s a glorious emotional roller coaster. Also the fact that it’s another book involving a tatted up bad boy almost sort of a hero.

Now Dovie…I really liked her, it might be also because she’s also a redhead and everyone knows we redheads must unite. She is a really genuinely good person who just wants to help others even though her experiences in life have been shitty. She is someone who is completely loyal to the few people she considers family. I definitely would be friends with her in real life. Bax…Bax Bax Bax, even his name is amazing. He is the perfect bad boy, who finds the girl and becomes at least a better person for her. I swooned a lot while reading this book.


I just want to write the rest of this review about Bax but I should probably share some more about this book. Just a bit more about Bax then I’ll move on. I love the way Crownover makes Bax grow throughout this book, it’s just amazing the changes he makes and how Dovie kind of pulls him out of that bad boy shell and makes him show more emotions than just the tough guy act.

The story line for this book was amazing, it kept up with the intensity and there wasn’t a down moment or lull. There was lots of action (wooo) and a lot or romance and sexy scenes (double woo). All of her books are just so emotionally realistic and this one was still not different, I pretty much felt everything they did and let me tell you, my emotions were shot by the end of this…but in a good way.


I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out and I want you to stop what you’re doing and got read this book right now….and all of her other books to while you’re at it for that matter.

This will probably be the only twitter recommend you ever get from me, but you should go follow Jay on Twitter because every Monday she posts amazing photos of tatted men. You’re welcome.

(Reason why you should follow)


-Chelsea K.






Goodreads Description:

Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down… and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

Nash is the fourth book in the Marked men series and just came out at the end of last month and is probably one of my favorite New Adult series. If you are a fan of tattooed men and following them as they find and go through a relationship, than this is the series for you. This is also one of those series that the author made me actually feel what the characters were feeling which always bumps it up several notches in my book.

In this book, we follow Nash and Saint’s story as they help one  another through hardships in each other’s lives. Nash is probably my second favorite book in the Marked Men series, right after Rule. I feel that Nash is one of the guys who goes through one of the biggest changes as a character throughout the books. Just the relationship between Saint and Nash in this book and how they overcome the obstacles that keep them from getting together just blows me away. The way Crownover writes just makes it seem so realistic and helps you connect with the characters in a way that you can’t in other books. She just describes her male characters in a way that makes me swoon every time she mentions them. Also, reading how a big, tuff, tattooed guy has some moments where he just breaks down really punches me in the heart.

Accurate depictions of emotions you will feel while reading this series






This is a series that I highly recommend to anyone who likes New Adult, because her writing is consistently amazing and it’s just a fantastic series. So go forth and read!

-Chelsea Knight