You know ever since I decided I wasn’t going to feel guilty about reading erotica/romance this year, I’ve really taken that idea to heart considering I read three books in the same genre back-to-back. I don’t necessarily regret it but yikes! I also made a little goal to myself that I would love to read five books for May and I didn’t make it until I finished This Is War but I was committed to it and was so excited and proud that I was able to complete it, which is why I decided to publish this review a little earlier than I originally planned. I didn’t think anyone would mind either!
I’ve never read a Jasinda Wilder book before. I have seen her books on my feed, mainly Amazon and the site to track my reading goals (before I switched over to Goodreads in 2016!) but I was never attracted to them; I can tolerate BDSM but not a lot of it and her books always tend to show up on those type of lists so I would just glaze over them but as you may know by now, I have a real weakness for free e-books, and this and another book in the series are on my Kindle but I’ll explain all about that down below..
Let’s get into the review, shall we?
Evangeline du Maurier is the definition of a good girl. Attending Yale, raised with the best tutors and etiquette instructors, she’s expected to toe the family line and be a trophy wife for a future senator. But when this good girl takes a quick getaway to clear her head, she finds a whole lot more than she’d bargained for. She finds herself in the arms of a bad boy.
Big, hard-drinking, and as rough and demanding in bed as he is out of it, Bax may be the baddest brother yet...
taken from Goodreads.
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of drop dead gorgeous covers and you always hope (and sometimes pray) that they can live up to what the cover is basically trying to telling you, but there have been some duds and there is nothing more disappointing than a cover for a romance to be such a let down. Fortunately for me, this wasn’t one of them! I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into with it but I was very surprised how quick I dove into it and considering I found it one day before Scarlett St. Clair’s newest installment in the Hades x Persephone series “A Touch of Malice” released and completely ignore it for like three days (and nights!) after waiting since March! I’m still shocked I did that!
I was free to do what I wanted. No one had any expectations on me. Least of all Baxter.
I didn’t know what to expect in the beginning and was a bit worried about the introduction of the two characters, because in a way, it sounded a bit odd that a woman like Evangeline would even come across a situation she had and I just didn’t think it was relatable or whatever. I still don’t but the way Baxter reacted was fine. I thought it would be a way a guy sees a woman anyways! I liked the pair and was quite taken with how Bax acted especially to Evangeline in certain scenes, the one in the diner was interesting because I never saw him in that threatening way as one might feel while coming across someone like Bax in the first place. And then, when he is explaining to her about what she wants and basically tells her to make those choices for herself, was nice and if I’m honest, very educational at the same time!
If you are not familiar with the other books in the series, especially Badd Motherf*cker, Badd Ass, and Badd To The Bone as you will properly be respectively introduced to each of the couples mentioned inside, but you don’t have to. For the most part, the story is about Bax and Evangeline but the Badd family is an important aspect of the plot and reason to the eight brothers. I have the first book but not the other two and I would love to read them as well but I don’t have any plans in reading about the rest of the books. Personally, I think basing the entire series on these eight guys is a bit much, it’s like the literature version of the K-Pop bands, for some odd reason people seem to think you can an unlimited amount of people in group and everything would be fine with it. Since I started with this book, this is the last Badd brother in the original lineup for me. I will hopefully have the review for BM sometime later next month, which is tomorrow. How crazy is that?!
Have you read “Good Girl Gone Badd” or any of the other books about the Badd brothers by Jasinda Wilder? Do you have a favorite brother? Are there any other books by Jasinda you think I should check out for the future?