Author: J. Daniels
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Source: Inkslinger PR
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? (Goodreads)
*I received an advance copy of this book from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion.*
I 100% fell trap to all the J. Daniels hype on bookstagram. I saw her covers everywhere so when this tour opportunity came along I knew I had to sign up. I had a lot of very high expectations going into it and I’m super happy to report that she blew them out of the water!
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure I’d like Stitch at the beginning of the book. I wasn’t connecting with him and, to be honest, he seemed like a bit of a dick. That didn’t last long and I fell into J. Daniels’ trap of loving him. I also really loved Shayla as a character; she was adorable and so full of life. I want to be more like her, in all honesty, and will live to my fullest Shayla potential from now on! The rest of the cast was also amazing and I felt like I really did live in their town with them. Connecting to characters is a huge part of the romance novel experience for me and she nailed it with Bad for You.
J. Daniels also pulled off a easy to read story with so much growth for her cast. There were moments that felt like day-to-day, sickly sweet scenes (I say sickly in the nicest way…because I ate those up like Turtles chocolates), and sections that absolutely crushed me. I’m not even exaggerating…I was laying in bad muttering “no…no you can’t do this…this isn’t happening…no.” Bad for You has a full rollercoaster of emotions and then some. Actually, you realistically end up doing a few trips around the rollercoaster by the end. I’m surprised I somehow managed not to full on bawl my eyes out but I was close.
As a J. Daniels newbie, I can confidently say this has fully persuaded me to read her entire backlist. She delivered an awesome balance of character, story, sweetness, heartbreak, and overall feels (yes, that’s a category for me. ALL THE FEELS!)