Wednesday 18 June 2014

Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover Blog Tour - #review & #giveaway


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.

There is a Blog Tour giveaway. It includes 5 prizes for 5 individual winners!
1st $100 Amazon gift card and a signed BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD for 1 winner
2nd $50 Amazon gift card and a signed BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD for 1 winner
3rd $25 Amazon gift card and a signed BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD for 1 winner
4th BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD swag and a signed BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD for 1 winner
5th BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD swag and a signed BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD for 1 winner


About Jay Crownover:

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.


Source: eARC for for Honest Review from William Morrow via Edelweiss
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Bad Boy Romance
My Better When He's Bad Review ...

I first fell in love with Jay Crownover's writing with the Marked Men series then I found out that she had a new bad boy in town so I could not wait to read it.

But Bax isn't a bad boy, he's just plain bad.  He's a wolf in the 'black sheep' 's clothing.  All Bax has known is the hard truth reality that life sucks and you can't always make lemonade out of lemons, so why even try to aim higher.

Dovie has lived a hard life but she is not going to let that stop her from wanting more out of life.

Once Bax gets out of prison he wants answers to why he just lost his last 5 years, but first he has to find Race. On his search he comes across the plain jane homely Dovie.  And what he didn't expect was his world to get turned on its axes.

As Bax searches for answers and fights for order in a shit reality he also starts to see a side of himself he didn't know he had.

As Dovie tries to survive the ugliness of her reality she also fights for Bax to want more and be more.  Bax breaks my heart with his truth and his choices but even though he doesn't think he deserves happiness he is all in when it comes to the depth of his emotions.  There was so much beauty to his love in such a dark raw world. 

I really do enjoy the Marked Men series but I think Jay Crownover has out done herself with this one.  It was dark, edgy, and real.  There was surprise, angst, rawness, love and hope. This book is not about rainbows and unicorns, it is about reality.  Bax & Dovie's HEA is real and right.

I can't NOT wait for more from this series and Jay Crownover.

4.5 Edgy Thumbs up!
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Blog Tour Schedule: 

June 11
Wolfel’s World of Books-Review Only
FicWishes-Review Only
Jen in Bookland-Review Only
Booklovers for Life-Excerpt
Can’t Beat A Good Book-Review Only
Crystal’s Sweet Reads and Reviews-Review Only
The Book Bar-Review Only
Rose’s Book Blog-Review Only
Books Over Boys-Author Interview
June 12
Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures-Character Interview (Bax) & Review
Stuck in Books-Review Only
Diva Discussions Book Club-Review Only
Best Book Boyfriends-Review Only
Books With Bree-Review Only
Girls With Books-Review Only
Books and Motherhood-Review Only
Bibliobelles-Review Only
A Bookish Escape-Review Only
Living in Our Own Story-Excerpt
June 13
June 14
Flirty & Dirty Book Blog-Author Interview & Review
Mommy Reads What?!-Review Only
Ali’s Reviews & More-Review Only
Purpinkroses Book Corner-Review Only
Tattooed Book Review-Review Only
Book Drunk Blog-Review Only
Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review Only
Zili in the Sky-Character Interview (Bax & Dovie Together)
Em the Book Babe-Excerpt
June 15
Platypire Reviews-Top Ten List from Bax & Review Only
Book Addict Mumma-Review Only
Red Reader’s Reads-Review Only
Celestial Reviews-Review Only
The Weader-Review Only
Mean Girls Luv Books-Review Only
Under the Covers Book Blog-Review Only
Literati Book Reviews-Review Only

June 16
June 17
June 18
Give Me Books-Review Only
Literati Literature Lovers-Author Interview & Review
Ceres Books World-Review Only
Much Loved Books-Review Only
2 Girls Book-Review Only
Books, Boys, Badass Bloggettes-Review Only
About That Story-Review Only
Live Read and Breathe-Review Only
Sassy Girl Books-Review Only
Keepin’ It Real Book Blog-Review Only
June 19
Smut Book Club-Excerpt & Review
For the Love of Books by Jaime-Review Only
Clever Girls Read-Review Only
Crazy, Chaotic Book Babes-Review Only
Ginger-read Reviews-Review Only
Bedroom Bookworms-Review Only
Red Cheeks Reads-Review Only
I Heart YA Books-Review Only
Starbucks N Books-Review Only
June 20
June 21
Scandalous Book Blog-Character Interview (Dovie) & Review
Fab, Fun & Tantalizing Reads-Review Only
Kristie’s Kaptivating Reviews-Review Only
TarHeel Bibliobabe-Review Only
The Nerdy Dirty Girls Book Blog-Review Only
Naughty and Smutty Book Blog-Review Only
The Book Hoarders-Review Only
Read This Hear That-Review Only

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