Bad For You (Dirty Deeds #3) by J. Daniels

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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?

Pet’s $0.02

I’ve been waiting for Shayla and Sean’s story. They hooked me in book one with Shayla’s non-stop talking to an always silent Sean and the little smiles Sean sent Shayla’s way when she wasn’t looking. I had to know what was going on with those two.

Finally, we get their story and it was so worth the wait.

Shayla was just an incredibly likeable woman. She had an optimism about her that was hard to knock back, I loved her dedication to her family, and how hard she worked to make it on her own and realize her own dreams. The only thing I was not a fan of was how she was almost too self sacrificing for her own good. She was so concerned with everyone else getting their HEA she ignored her own happiness. Someone needed to tell her that it’s okay to want something for herself. Even if it means someone else doesn’t get exactly what they want.

Sean has got to be my favorite man in this entire series. At least so far. He is not perfect by any means. He’s made some serious mistakes in his past and has hurt people who counted on him. But, he’s come back fighting and he’s definitely attempted to right his wrongs. I loved how he just kept plugging along, doing what he knew he needed to for atonement, just for the hope of having a relationship with his little girls, and even when there was no guarantee that everything he was doing was going to make any difference.

This is the kind of story that you experience on an emotional level and makes it fun to read.

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