Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tour Stop Better When He's Bad, Welcome to the Point by Jay Crownover

Title: Better When He's Bad
Author: Jay Crownover
Series: Welcome to the Point
Release Date: June 17th 2014


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover returns with a heart-stopping new series… 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, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize . . . some boys are just better when they’re bad.

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Author Bio

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.



My name is Shane Baxter, Bax to most people, and I’m a thief.”

Welcome to the Point. A fucked-up place where one does anything and everything to survive. That, most of the times, means being a bad guy. Now, it all depends on everyone’s definition of ‘bad’ because bad can be good too. 
Novak is the baddest of the bad and he’s after Bax, who’s out of jail after being set up by his best friend. He spent five years in and wants revenge, or at least to find his best friend and find out why. This leads him to his best friend’s sister, Dovie.
Dovie may have had the typical Point life and shitty childhood but she still kept hope that things will be better and she wants to help and change things. Hence why she’s working her ass off and studying to become a social service worker and help kids to become more than just thugs, thieves and murderers in the Point. 

These two characters have one thing in common: Race, Bax’s best friend and Dovie’s brother. They both need to find him because a lot of people want Race dead. 
It’s different, this book. This series. I was pleasantly surprised. 

Bax is bad, no doubt there but it’s not the worst kind of bad out there and he proves this, time and again, especially towards the end, when he’s about to make the ultimate sacrifice. Dovie may want a better life and to help kids but she’s not stupid and knows how things and life truly is in the Point, hence why she accepts Bax just the way he is. Bax is bad only when he has to be. 

Being out of control isn’t always a bad thing.” ~ Bax

“She was like some kind of redemption I never even realized I needed until we collided into each other’s lives.” ~ Bax

“You don’t need anyone to show you how to be good, you’re so much better when you’re bad.” ~ Dovie <--- That aha moment when the title makes sense.

We wore our battle scars loud and proud and showed the rest of the world they could try and take us down but we survived anyway.” ~ Dovie

I liked it and am curious to see where it all leads. 4 stars to a pretty good start to a new series. 

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1 comment:

  1. I love everything about reading about bad boys - they're my favorite! :-)