Review – Bad For You by J. Daniels


 I have been dying to read Stitch and Shayla’s story and, having finally gotten it in my hot little hands, I was blown away by the sheer force of it!!!  What a beautiful, haunting, and moving story of love, redemption, sacrifice, and forgiveness.  I knew Stitch’s story would be darker than the other books in this series, but this was beyond anything I could have imagined.  Tortured and stoic, Stitch is the cook at the restaurant where Shayla works.  I was intrigued by him in the previous books and my intrigue was justified…and I was completely satisfied at finally reading his story.  My heart broke for him several times and I can’t tell you the copious amount of tears I shed while reading all he has endured.  He is a beautifully flawed man, sure, but so much of his character has been shaped by his past that is was impossible to not give him the absolution he desperately needed.  Shayla is the bright light to his cloudy day and she has been utterly wrecked by the silence that has become of their once easy friendship. She was in love with him (although it takes a minute for her to realize it) and he brutally destroyed her one night, something from which she has barely recovered.  I adored her!!!  Truly, she was a breath of fresh air and her story was just and moving and raw as Stitch’s story, which made her bubbly and vivacious personality very surprising.  The best part of Shayla…her utter faith in humanity and her ability to understand, forgive, and willingness to sacrifice for those she loves the most.  I loved how driven and motivated she was and how she saw the world…with open eyes and a non-judgmental outlook on everything.  Due to a circumstance that brings Shayla low, Stitch can’t help but step forward and offer her comfort and kindness and Shayla hangs onto that like a life-line and all the feelings they have towards each other become impossible to ignore.  Their chemistry is full of both eroticism and emotion, ratcheting up the heat level to incendiary proportions.  It was dirty, sexy, and REAL!  Their path to happily ever after is not easy, so please do not expect that.  And Shayla, well, she makes the ultimate sacrifice for love here and I seriously could NOT STOP CRYING!!!!  I was blown away by so many parts of this book that when it was over, I felt like I had survived a category 5 hurricane….that I LOVED.  Insane but real, Bad For You will tear you apart and put you back together and it’s one ride you absolutely do not want to miss.  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series but make no mistake, Bad For You is utterly perfect and is definitely a top 10 read of 2018!  5 stars! 

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? 

“The perfect mix of funny, hot and heartwarming. I enjoyed it immensely!” –Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author, on Four Letter Word





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. 

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