Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Release Day Review ~ Bad Attitude (Bad in Baltimore Book 3) by K.A. Mitchell

Release Day Review ~ Bad Attitude (Bad in Baltimore Book 3) by K.A. Mitchell

Title: Bad Attitude

Series: Bad in Baltimore: Book 3
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 202

Saving lives never used to be this complicated.  
Gavin Montgomery does what’s expected of him by his wealthy and powerful family—look good in a tuxedo and don’t make waves. When a friend takes a leap off a bridge, Gavin tries to save him, only to fall in with him. At least at the bottom of the river he won’t feel like such a disappointment to his family. But he’s pulled from the water by a man with an iron grip, a sexy mouth, and a chip on his shoulder the size of the national deficit.
Jamie Donnigan likes his life the way it is—though he could have done without losing his father and giving up smoking. But at least he’s managed to avoid his own ball and chain as he’s watched all his friends pair off. When Montgomery fame turns a simple rescue into a media circus, Jamie decides if he’s being punished for his good deed, he might as well treat himself to a hot and sweaty good time. It’s not like the elegant and charming Gavin is going to lure Jamie away from his bachelor lifestyle. Nobody’s that charming. Not even a Montgomery….
First Edition published by Samhain Publishers Inc., April 2013.

3.75 Stars

Bad Attitude is the perfect title for this story, as both Jamie and Gavin have terrible attitudes. The two men meet when Jamie, a police officer, rescues Gavin and his best friend, Beach, two spoiled rich guys, from the water after a fall off a bridge. It’s hate at first site, but Jamie and Gavin are also attracted to one another. After a night out at a party, the clothing optional kind, the two can’t stay away from one another and before you know it, well, they are accidentally in a sort of relationship.

I’ll be honest, after the first scene at the house party, I was a bit freaked out. I was scared the whole book would be filled with extracurricular sexual activities with others, but it wasn’t, oh it’s definitely filled with sex, loads of smoking hot sex, but thankfully, after that first scene, it’s only between Jamie and Gavin. Sorry, I don’t share well with others.

I loved the premise of the story. I loved that these two damaged men, who had each given up on love, find it together, but at the end of the story, as much as I liked it, I was left unsatisfied and wanting more.

The ending was too rushed and there were storylines that needed more attention that were left open and unfinished. I wanted to know more about both men’s backstories regarding their past love lives. We know Jamie has lost a past lover, but the story is never fully told, and I’m not sure what turned Gavin off of love, but I really wanted to know.

The ending of the story was too abrupt and with the fact that this is a re-release, it’s especially disappointing that the author didn’t take the opportunity to add a couple of more chapters or an epilogue to wrap the story up a bit better.

What I really loved, though, was the chemistry between Jamie and Gavin. It was out of this world and the sex, omg, the sex was plentiful and off the charts smoking hot and passionate. Jamie and Gavin fit together well and I absolutely loved the snarky banter between them, I just wish we’d gotten to see them as a happy couple. Give me another chapter or two, an epilogue, just something to make me feel more confident that they’ll live happily ever after. I also wish the story had had more of a romance vibe to it. I wanted a bit more sweetness between Gavin and Jamie to make me believe they actually did love each other.

The story is well-written and flowed well. I loved seeing Jamie at work, and I, of course, loved getting to catch up with and get a glimpse of how Kellan and Nate, from book one, Bad Company, were doing. Although this is book three in the series, Bad Attitude can definitely be read as a standalone.

All in all, though some things left me frustrated, I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it!

**copy provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review**

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