Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point #1)by Jay Crownover (Goodreads Author)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 am a huge fan of Jay Crownover`s Marked Men series. And boy, I could not wait until this one came out. Its going around that this is much more dark and dirty than the other series, and I must say I agree. Bax is just plain BAD and sexy, and a very well written character.
There is a lot going on in this book -- drugs, theft, prostitution, you name it. And instead of focusing more on
the romance, it goes right for the guts and from the first page there is fighting.
Dovie was an interesting character. She was one of those strong willed girls that Jay Crownover manages to write so well. Despite being terrified of her situation she ran headlong into danger out of loyalty.
Bax was, in pure Crownover fashion, freaking PERFECT. Well, not really perfect, but... cant I keep him?! Hes sexy as crap, a total badass, and is willing to throwdown for his girl. Who wouldnt love a guy like that? and can I just say I totally enjoyed watching him get over his emotional struggle and fall stupidly in love.
I did look forward to Bax`s POV a lot, though. To me he was much more interesting that Dovie, not sure why. The secondary characters were perfect, and I was just sucked into the book.
All in all, without giving too much away, I absolutely loved this book. I rated it four stars, and I cant wait for more in the series. Its a must buy, and if you havent heard of her Marked Men series, well then get yourself out from under that rock and check those out too!