Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Bad Behavior
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Bad in Baltimore #5
Heroes: David “Beach” Beauchamp/Tai Fonoti
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 366 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: December 16, 2014
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: In a life full of yes, no is the sexiest word he’s ever heard.
David Beauchamp might as well be in jail. After one too many misunderstandings with the law, he’s chained to the city by the GPS and alcohol sensor strapped to his ankle. Awaiting trial, cut off from usual forms of entertainment, he goes looking for a nameless sexual encounter and winds up with almost more than he can handle.
Reality comes crashing back the next day with a summons for another random drug test, and the man behind the badge turns out to be the very man who took him for one hell of a ride.
Probation Officer Tai Fonoti is used to handling other people’s problems, but he’s horrified when one of the clients his boss dumps on him is the sweet piece of ass he screwed the night before. It makes getting a urine sample a pretty loaded situation.
That single encounter left Beach craving Tai’s unique brand of control and discipline. But while Tai relishes laying down the law in the bedroom, the letter of the law stands between them and kinkily ever after.
Warning: This book is kinky. I mean kinky. With lots of sex. It describes a fully consensual, intense D/s relationship which changes a character’s life. It includes impact play and bondage along the way to a very happily ever after.
Review: It’s not a big secret that I am a huge K.A. Mitchell fan, just as it isn’t a big secret that I’m NOT a huge BDSM fan, either. So, imagine my surprise when a D/s heavy novel grabs me by my neck and shoves the allure right down my throat. This book was hot! I am a vanilla girl who now wants her own Dominant Samoan. How did that happen? I’ll tell you how…K.A. Mitchell is a kinky lady who knows how to put words to paper and make you believe, and desire to know more, be more, and walk away with a hand print on your ass.
Beach/David was such a naughty thing in Bad Attitude, and it was hard not feel as if he was some entitled blue-blood born with a lot of money and with very little brains. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. His history is really pretty sad, and it’s no wonder he turned to mischief. I wanted to wrap him up and protect him…from his family and from himself. He was self-destructive, yes, but with reason. He needed a handler, he needed a heavy hand, and he needed it from Tai.
Tai was all kinds of alpha male; big, loud, sexy and domineering. He had me wanting more, and more, and more. I don’t pretend to completely understand the D/s relationship or the mindset of those who participate, but this book taught me something…it taught me lots of somethings, and I finished the story feeling as if I had a better grasp on why people turn to this kind of lifestyle. It’s kinky, yes, and not for everyone, but when it works, it’s beautiful.
I loved getting the scoop on Beach and his family. His life was really quite pathetic and was proof that money, or a Ferrari, couldn’t buy happiness. Not that I would turn either down, but his past put a lot of things into perspective and gave me a new appreciation of his and Gavin’s friendship. Jamie is still an ass, and I really wanted Tai to knock him out, but alas, it didn’t happen. I understand why he was a jerk, but it got old, and I lost some of the very little love I’d had for him in his own book.
It’s always heartwarming to have Eli make a cameo. He is such an incredible character, and having him help Beach with understanding the D/s lifestyle actually helped me. I especially loved when he jokingly said he “regretted committing to monogamy” when he first met Tai. My first thought was “I know, right??”
So, people, we have a winner here. A winner for the BDSM crowd and a surprising winner for those who are a little hesitant. If DBSM is your thing, go for it; and if it’s not, I say go for it anyway. You may be pleasantly surprised, like me.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*