Better When He's Bad: A Welcome To The Point Novel

Paperback | June 17, 2014

byJay Crownover

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover returns with a heart-stopping new series… 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, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize . . . some boys are just better when they’re bad.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover returns with a heart-stopping new series… 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 th...

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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 was the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison fo...

Jay Crownover is theNew York TimesandUSA Todaybestselling author of the Marked Men and Welcome to the Point series. 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 ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062351893

ISBN - 13:9780062351890

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read I just could not put that book down. Not you typical romance but just wanted it all to turn our right for Bax and Dovie, bad boy or not
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Umm so that was an intense read. But intense in the best way. I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the whole book. Because Jay never fails to deliver on the sexiness, #hotcop guys, #hotcop, it is not all just action on the streets. You get me. I was so excited to get immersed in Titus's story. The past two books we've known him as the cop that tries to keep a semblance of law enforced within his brothers life. Don't get me wrong, Titus is not a dirty cop. He's trying to keep the streets of The Point as clean as they can get. That leaves the poor guy exhausted. The Point is as rough a neighbourhood as one could imagine. I would want Titus protecting my streets. The Point can make it hard to stay on the right side of the law but Titus never wavered. It shows how much he cares for the people there. How hard he's trying to stay one step ahead. Titus is a great mix of hard exterior and soft interior(although not many will see that soft side) encased in one hot shell. Did I mention #hotcop? The job Titus has means you have to be clever and cunning and he sure is. Reeve walks back into his life and literally turns what he should want upside down. Reeve was the backstabbing biznatch who almost got Dovie killed. She took a deal and has been in witness protection. Until Reeve walked away from her handler. Not only did she fall for him but she also discovered he's as dirty as dirty can get. And also batshit crazy. It seems like Reeve tends to be on the wrong side of a good decision. Which coming from The Point happens more often than not. Reeve played the revenge card for her sisters murder and since than she's been living with the consequences. Reeve plays the bad girl well. She's simply gorgeous which she uses to her advantage. Reeve is no damsel, she can take care of herself. She just needs Titus to help her out, him being a cop and all. Also she's been crushing on him for forever. Titus can't want Reeve. She's dangerous on top of her history with Bax and Dovie. Titus trying to fight his attraction to Reeve is cute. It's cute that he thinks he can keep it platonic. *rolls eyes* When Jay called him a pantydropper she ain't kidding. Titus and Reeve are explosive. Here's a hard working cop that needs someone to take care of him well being able to handle his roughness. Reeve has no problem keeping up with him. And that's why being wrong for each other on paper means nothing. You gotta be able to handle your partner and yea, they got each other figured out. It was a whole bunch of sexy. Better When He's Brave took the dark and roughness of The Point to a new level of scary. Seriously, no one was safe. Some of our favorite characters found their lives hanging by a string. When you got a psychotic killer out to take what he thinks is his shit gets real. This series of books is truly gritty and edgy. I love love love Jay's writing and I've yet to find her books repetitive. The romance is hot and sexy. And the story always brings something different with a great cast of characters. As always I'm impatiently waiting her next book.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Earlier this year I found Jay's Marked Men series and to say I quickly became obsessed is a little bit of an understatement. So after some stalking of her goodreads and social media I found out she was also releasing a new series which promised an even grittier book and a very bad boy. Insert my grabby-hands. Jay sure knows how to write intense inked up guys with very hard exteriors who you can't help but fall in love with along with the tough and strong ladies they find storming into their lives. Now we get to finally meet Bax. Bax is scary. He's a criminal and a fighter who's just getting out of a five year stint in prison. He's out to find answers and revenge. Bax's hard exterior is iron clad. The guy is all the things you've been warned to stay away from when looking for a date. Bax is an asshole with a major alpha male complex. But hell, thank God he's only in print, because I feel for him. Of course Bax's world is thrown on it's axis when Dovie is tossed into the mix. Dovie is Bax's best friends sister. The best friend who back stabbed Bax and got him thrown into jail. The best friend that is stirring up shit but can't be found. So in unlikely circumstances Bax and Dovie are found they have to "get along" well they look for answers and Race. Dovie is no weakling. She grew up in foster care. She knows how to take care of herself. Fend off the likes of guys like Bax. She's fiesty but so good. She wants to change her future and is working hard at that. That is until Bax shows up. He's overly brass and much more experienced than her. But the chemistry between them is sizzling and she can't help but fall hard for Bax's bad self. As with all bad boys though there's a softer interior and Dovie is out to prove that Bax can be equal parts good and bad. This book isn't just about Bax and Dovie though. It's also about The Point. A tough and run down town where crime of all sorts run rampant. Just think of the roughest and grittiest town you know and up the stakes. And that once you're in the life it's almost impossible to get out of it. But Bax is out to prove otherwise. I think anybody, that like me, feel in love with the guys and ladies of the Marked Men series will find the Welcome to the Point series a very different environment and set of characters. But don't you worry the sexiness and rawness of Jay's writing is still strongly prominent. And I can't wait to get my hands of the next book in the series.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addictive & Suspenseful Dovie Pryce may have had a rough childhood, but she hasn't let her past jade her. Dovie's a good girl, willing to work hard and keep her head down, and hopes to someday get a degree in social work to help kids who grew up in similar circumstances. She may come across as naive and innocent at first glance, but to her credit, Dovie knows just how tough and corrupt a place The Point truly is and she can definitely take care of herself. There's nothing soft about Shane Baxter—he's a bad boy through and through. After five years spent in prison, Bax is free and hunting for answers about the night he was arrested. His best friend Race set him up to take the fall and now Bax will do anything it takes to find him. His search leads him to Dovie, Race's secret half-sister, but Race has recently gone off the grid and no one can find him. As Dovie helps him to find Race, Bax learns there was much more to Bax's arrest than he ever could have imagined... I absolutely loved the chemistry between Dovie and Bax! It may not seem like it at first, but the pair are actually quite similar to each other. They both know what it's like to fight to survive when the odds are against them, but they never give up trying. Bax has a fearsome reputation in The Point, but Dovie gets right under his skin and exposes a side of him that is only seldom seen; he's very protective, warm and loyal to those he cares about. Addictive and suspenseful, Better When He's Bad is a gritty introduction to Jay Crownover's new Welcome to the Point series. While I'm definitely a fan of Jay Crownover's Marked Men series, there's just something about the darker tone of Better When He's Bad that really appeals to me. There still aren't too many New Adult romantic suspense novels available yet, so I find the premise for the Welcome to the Point series to be rather refreshing. I cannot wait to read Race's story in Better When He's Bold!
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better When He's Bad New series, new men, new story line... Definitely is better when he's bad!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love again... ... With another 'bad boy'. The marked men series is amazing and so easy to get lost in but I struggled to put this book down! Jay, you have officially made me late for work!
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better when he's bad Great great read
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better When He's Bad Can't wait for the next one. Love this author.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better When He's Bad Oh my god!!!!! This book is absolutely amazing!!!! I could not put it down. The story grabs you from the start & doesn't let you go. You Ms. Crownover have a gift!!!!!! I love all your books & thank you for sharing that gift with me.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better when Awesome book that I couldn't put down!! Highly recommend. Love this author!!!
Date published: 2014-06-21

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“Full of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Better When He’s Bad is a sexy thrill ride.”