Review: Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover


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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.


Okay, so everyone who knows me, knows I love Jay Crownover, she is my spirit animal. I will read anything she writes. That being said, Bax wasn’t my cup of tea. I wanted desperately to fall in love with these characters but its so hard to love someone who is so bad. I honestly wanted to slap Bax upside the head half the time and tell him to get his head out of his *ss. I know that Jay purposefully wrote Bax to be like this; however, I couldn’t fall for him.

Then there is Dovie who seems like a push over but I find myself trying to figure her out the entire story and I can never quite put my finger on it, I can never pin point her personality. So Dovie, Bax, and their relationship aside, the plot is insane! The actual story outside the relationship blew me away, there were twists and turns that I never saw coming and literally left me with my jaw hanging on the ground. So I am going to pick up book 2 because even though I wasn’t a fan of the romance part, I was most certainly a fan of the crazy, twisted plotting Jay did.


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