Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Bad Attitude
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Series: Bad in Baltimore #3
Heroes: Gavin & Jamie
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: 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….
This one was a bit different than the other books in the series. Whereas the others have been more emotional and angsty, this one was pretty much all hard, bitter emotions and sex. Neither Gavin nor Jamie wanted to let themselves feel for the other or even acknowledge that feelings could develop. Gavin may be a selfish rich boy but he also has a kind heart, which I found both surprising and endearing. Jamie, on the other hand, is a bitter cocky cop who thinks Gavin is nothing but a spoiled brat. It was interesting to see how different they are but also how they couldn’t seem to resist each other. I did enjoy the push and pull between them for a majority of the book but then it became a little tedious the more it happened.
However, while I enjoyed their chemistry, I was a bit disappointed with this one. So far this series has all contained emotionally damaged characters and this one was no different but I was sad that this one was essentially just sex. I didn’t feel like Jamie and Gavin really knew each other outside of their flesh, as I’ve felt the other couples have known each other, because every time Gavin and Jamie had an issue, they would just have sex. Then they would get angry and have more sex. They rarely talked so it feels like they don’t know each other at all. Also, I didn’t really like Jamie or Gavin as characters, they were both assholes, IMO, so it was hard to really enjoy this book which really was a shame!
All in all, this wasn’t my favorite of the series. I’m glad Jamie got his own story but it was hard for me to enjoy it when there was so much sex and I didn’t really like the characters. I did LOVE the chemistry between them and overall, enjoyed the journey they went through to get where they ended up. If you’ve enjoyed the series so far, give this one a go.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*