Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier.
One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.
She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine?
For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.
R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She’s had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She’s been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.
A review from my good friend – Luna Sol
I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I met Tristan and Danika in the Up in the Air series. All I can say is that I loved this book from the cover to the dedication to their story that evoked all different types of emotions in me. I could not put it down and I still have a book hangover over Bad Things.
The story is told with dual POV. This is my preferred choice as you get to know each character’s thoughts with intensity.
Danika is a 21 year old university student and dancer who works as a nanny for a family with two boys. She is very close to this family and considers Bev her best friend. While working for this family she meets Tristan, who calls himself a club promoter. Danika comes from a dysfunctional family, her craving for love has given her heartache and when she meets Tristan for the first time her premonition is that this badass man is “trouble with capital T.”
Danika believes in relationships and she is opposed to one night stands for the sake of just sex. Tristan is just the opposite, he doesn’t do relationships and just wants casual sex. I loved Danika from the beginning. I loved her honesty, her ability to give, to love, to try to be a better person, to be a good friend.
And what can I say about Tristan, he is hot, caring, the biggest flirt ever and a very good friend to Danika. And he loves to cook, yes he does!!
“I’d wanted him from the moment I’d laid eyes on him, but something integral inside of me changed with that kiss. I needed him, needed something that our relationship did for me, and I decided with that kiss to stop being such a pussy about it.” ~Danika
They form a friendship and a bond that becomes an addiction. The flirting becomes intense and they even make “The Friends Don’t List” to keep the relationship on a friends level. Let’s just say that it did not work and when Danika and Tristan had their first kiss I was jumping up and down with
excitement. They fall in love and they have a volatile relationship, fights, make up sex, very hot make up sex, dancing and drinking every night, more sex.
Tristan showed Danika what good sex is all about and she discovered a whole new different connection she never experienced before.
“I want you to let go. I want you to submit. I want to make you lose your mind. I want you to be so far gone that the only word left in your vocabulary is my name.” ~Tristan
I was ecstatic to see Frankie in this book and made me feel nostalgic for my friends when you have those drunk conversations and provide too much information. I laughed so much with these two. I liked seeing Danika “pretty”, she was funny and if you read the book you know what that means.
Sorrow and pain plays an important role in this book. It is ultimately what brings Danika and Tristan to face reality and I cried so much during this time I had swollen eyes. I ached for them and I am sure by the title of the next book Rock Bottom, I will continue to do so but I can ‘t wait to read it.
“I told you that I needed you. But now I need you to survive. Forever. I won’t live through this without you, and I’m selfish for telling you that, but it’s the truth.”~Tristan
Another bonus is Mr. James Cavendish aka Mr. Beautiful makes his appearances and everyone drools over him, of course! Five big stars!!!