Dirty Deeds Book Three; Interconnected standalone
He didn’t want to be bad. He just didn’t have a choice…
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 each other what they want most…is to let each other go?
A story of redemption and realizing self worth, Bad For You managed to capture every nuanced emotion involved when selflessly falling in love with another. Having watched these two circle each other in prior books, it was a relief to finally be involved in their story to find out exactly who Shay and Sean were as individuals and what they were when they become one entity. I won’t say I was surprised to find it as romantic as it was, but I will say that I was amazed at how beautiful it really was when it was all said and done.
With much ground to make up for in getting to know these two characters, Daniels didn’t delay in wholly fleshing them out and giving us a true look into their struggles and everyday lives. And what was in abundance was the amount of things left unsaid, the pushed-down feelings, and the raw attraction that flared whenever the two of them were in the same room. The visceral nature of it was palpable and something I began to crave as the story went on, especially as this attraction became heavy with a blossoming uncertain friendship–or truce, really–that pulled them closer than before. In most stories, I find myself drawn to the heroes, as is the case with most readers I presume, but in this story the star is truly Shay. She’s the go-getter, the bighearted giver, the woman with a selfless heart of gold. Her inner beauty is what shines the greatest in this story and gives this story its pure romanticism. It’s her that inspires hope and acceptance in a badly tattered man that is entirely unaware of all that he is.
Without going into too much detail, Bad For You was an evocatively inspiring romance with two very complex and vivid characters. Their love story felt true and guided by the characters, not forced with a reader or writer’s expectations in mind. It was so easy to fall into them and become enraptured by their draw and appeal; the uncomplicated nature of it was pure and enjoyable. Each story in this series has been an amazing read, but I think this one will always hold a very special spot simply because of all that it is.
Dirty Deeds Book One; Interconnected standalone
Dirty Deeds Book Two; Interconnected standalone
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
J.Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series.
She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second.
J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.