ARC Review: BAD FOR YOU by J. Daniels

January 26, 2018

Bad For You by J. Daniels
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?

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 “You are so freaking worthy” stars!!

I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up. One of the things I love most about J. Daniels’ work is that her stories are unpredictable. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, her books are romantic, swoony, sexy and erotic, having me envious of the heroines ALL THE TIME, but because she doesn’t really follow a set formula, all of her stories stay fresh and unique for me.

I stared into his perfect face, belonging to this perfect man, who had overcome so much to be here.

The biggest joy I found in this book, what made me feel absolutely blissful contentment, was something that I look for in all characters in all books. The heart. The hearts of both Sean and Shayla were massive! I don’t think it was even possible to make these two any better. Sean’s pain and suffering was gut-wrenching in its raw authenticity, however, his core was still beautiful. I just wish he could always see it. I think the author captured his silent torture perfectly. It was just so real. I hated every minute of it and yet loved what it brought to the story. His depth was immeasurable. As for Shayla… dammit I loved this chick so much. Her capacity to understand, overstand, sympathize, empathize, feel, protect, nurture, etc. She was an incredible force to be reckoned with. She was a miniature dynamo, willing to take on all comers in her defense of Sean. She was the first to see his awesomeness and also the first to reap the rewards of it. His kindness, caring, concern, and willingness to help her were just some of the traits that made him the right man for her.

"You stood there wantin’ me, wantin’ us, as much as I did, and you buried that want so I could get it all." He knew. He knew everything.

I could continue to wax poetic about the brilliance of this book. I could give you so many more reasons why I loved these characters. I can think of about 15 gifs that I could post to illustrate my love. I basically highlighted the entire book and therefore have a multitude of other quotes I could inundate you with. But I won’t. Let me just say that this is a book that shouldn’t be missed. A story that will pull you in and touch you in the sweetest of ways. A story full of pain, sacrifice, hope, rebirth, new beginnings, and love, with a couple that was worthy of all the beauty that life and love have to offer.

Release: Jan. 23, 2018 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | POV: Dual - 1st person | Heat: 3.5 out of 5 | Standalone - Book #3 of the Dirty Deeds series with character crossover


  1. Great review!!! I’m reading now and enjoying the story.

    1. How did I not know you commented???
      I did see that you loved the book though, so I'm glad it worked out xoxo


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