Release Day Blitz/Giveaway ~ Better When He's Bad by Jay Crownover

Today is Release Day for Jay Crownover's new book Better When He's Bad... I am looking forward to meeting BAX, I tell you!!

Title: Better When He's Bad
Author: Jay Crownover
Series: Welcome to the Point #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: June 17th 2014

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.
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I let out the breath I was holding and took another step closer to her. The water was splashing on the sleeve of my shirt as I reached up to grab both of her cheeks in my palms. “Are you scared of me?”
It was the start of the questions I had asked her what felt like a lifetime ago. Her answer didn’t change, but this time when she answered, she was holding back a smile that made my heart hurt.
“Terrified, but I kind of like it now.”
“Do you trust me?” My voice broke. I had never really trusted anyone but Race and now there was her and my brother and just all kinds of new things making my life so much more complicated and undeniably fuller.
“With my life. I trust all the parts of you, Bax. You need to know that.”
 “You going to go to bed with me?” That made her outright laugh and she reached up to curl her hands around my wrists.
 “As often as I can and anyplace in between when the mood strikes.” The rest of the blood racing around my system went solidly south.
I dropped my forehead so it was resting on hers and the water from the showerhead was cascading down around us. I was making a mess, but I didn’t care because I had her, and she was my home. “Do you love me?”
The words sounded so foreign, but so right, when I was saying them to her. She brushed her full lips across mine and the last three months without her faded away.
“Do you want me to lie to you or tell you the truth?”
 I smiled against her mouth and kissed her back twice as hard as she had kissed me. “Lie to me.”
 She reached up and put her arms around my neck and took a step back, dragging me all the way into the shower stall with her. The water was lukewarm at best, and it made me shiver. So did the fact that she started to impatiently pull the tail of my shirt up over my head. A task made increasingly difficult considering I was now soaked head to toe and the material was clinging to me.
 “Of course not. You’re the last person in the world I could love.”

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.

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  1. I've been meaning to read her! Everytime I'm on a contemporary phase, I always look at her books. Then I get distracted and it gets pushed back. I think it's best if I start with this one coz it's a new series, no pressures to catch up

  2. What do I like about bad boys? The possibility of redemption. When bad boys do good things. It's like I'm waiting to see what he will do and if I will like him in the end.

  3. I love bad boys because you know they'll do just about anything to protect what's theirs. This looks so yummy, Naomi.

  4. I love bad boys 'cause they are just so bad, sexy, and yet... so kind in their own way! :D HAHA I am really interested in this one! I am loving the sound of it!

  5. I love bad boys for several reasons - and mostly only in stories I read! One is that I don't think a bad boy is really for me, but reading about a bad, sexy boy who has some tenderness inside always makes me happy in a way. Also, I think that the fact that they are bad makes them more exciting in a way, again, only in books! I prefer good guys in real life - go figure :)
    Thanks for sharing the excerpt, Naomi, I definitely want to get to know Brax!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. That was a cute excerpt! As for the question ... well, I've had my share of bad boys, so I like to mostly keep them fictional now. But I like when they have the 'don't give a F' attitude, but on his knees for his woman.

  7. I know! I want to read this one too, I have read one other of hers and enjoyed it.

  8. Hehe... I have to agree, love that about the BB's too!

  9. Me too! They have a flicker of goodness!!
    That is soooo cool! I heard about this ECAE, an author I like said she was there and they were gushing about me!! I was flabbergasted!!

  10. I think it looks yummy too... Love me some badboys!

  11. I know right, I can't help that I want one! I love the sound of this too!

  12. Hehe! Love your reasons! Mine in real life has a touch of bad, but mostly good!

  13. Fictional Badboys are so fun though! I love the passion they have!

  14. Mostly good sounds nice, Naomi :)

  15. I'm a sucker for the bad boy with a heart of gold. Gets me every time!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  16. Was it Heidi?? Because I had my pic taken with her just for you! AND I may have picked up some swag for you as well. :)

  17. YES!! It was Heidi!! Whoop whoop! She is so awesome! It is so cool to know you guys were talking about little ol me! I am so jealous!!

  18. I think I like the forbidden love element to a bad boy story. And bad boys are never ALL bad. ;) I'm really looking forward to meeting Bax, Naomi. I met Jay this past weekend at the Emerald City Author Event...and found out she lives about 2 hours from me! *ha* She was awesome to talk to!


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