Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Just a Little Bad
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Bad in Baltimore #4.5
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 50 Pages
Publisher: K.A. Mitchell
Release Date: September 17, 2014
Available at: K.A. Mitchell, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Because sometimes you need a little reassurance on your happy ending.
When Eli found himself jobless and homeless a few months ago, his boyfriend Quinn invited Eli to move in. Quinn said he loved Eli and wanted him there, but when problems from Eli’s homeless days show up in the form of extra house guests, Eli starts to worry. Maybe Quinn was only motivated by pity. Because pity comes with an expiration date Eli is hoping their relationship doesn’t.
As Eli pushes for security, Quinn has to find a way to make it very clear that he is determined to be everything Eli needs.
I could never pass up a K.A. Mitchell book, and I definitely couldn’t resist a short story involving Eli Wright and Quinn Maloney. I simply adore Eli. Out of all of the Bad in Baltimore books, Eli’s story was my absolute favorite, and Eli himself is one of my all-time favorite MM characters. The cover on this one is a little lame, didn’t resemble Eli at all, but I simply ignored it.
This novella takes place sometime in the middle of the last book and during the time that Zeb and Silver were staying with Eli and Quinn. Eli was being a little brat and feeling a little vulnerable about his position in Quinn’s life. Eli, being Eli, simply acts up to get what he wants, and in this case, he wants, and needs, a heavy hand on his ass…and he gets it in the most wonderful way possible.
It’s sexy and snarky as we watch Quinn and Eli take the next progressive step in their relationship. A step that was necessary for Eli to feel secure and not just a charity case. You hurt for Eli because you know of his street-life past, you understand and accept his fears because he’s been homeless and he’s done some things he’s not proud of, but Quinn is the “daddy” to Eli’s “boy” and that works for them. It worked for me too, and I am not even a daddy/boy fan.
So I am very happy with this short story. A nice little addition to the Bad in Baltimore series, and it excites me to see where this story is heading to next. The fact that K.A. Mitchell got a little kinky here, and then added extreme kinky warnings in the next book leads me to believe that things are about to get very interesting…and I can’t wait.
Overall Impression:I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*