Denying the Bad Boy
Jenika Snow
Contemporary romance
Evernight Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-77130-649-2
November 2013

Alex Sheppard is the ultimate bad boy who knows what he likes: sex, parties, a really good fight, and football and he isn’t about to apologize to anyone for the way he lives his life. But when his partying lands him on football probation due to his grade point average, Alex knows he has to do something and quickly. Enter Mary Trellis who offers to tutor Alex if he will agree to go with her as her date to her sister’s wedding. With Mary’s proposition, Alex figures he got the better end of the deal, since not only is Mary smart, sweet and sexy but all she wants is a weekend of his company. Nothing seems to goes as planned for either Alex or Mary as their relationship heats up and the emotions become and intense and messy.

Denying the Bad Boy, the second book in the Tattooed and Pierced series by very talented Jenika Snow, is a highly-charged, wild ride full of sensual delights, growth, emotions and a touch of outrageous action and drama that seems to draw the reader in holding them hostage to each new scene as it unfolds. The struggle and sexual tension between the two is explosive and intense. Sexy and smart heroine, Mary is a reserved and determine woman whose vulnerability allows the reader to empathize with her plight. She has a genuine, good-girl-next-door appeal that will have the reader championing her actions. Arrogant bad boy Alex has met his match in Mary and neither one is willing to give in their battle which makes this story seem gritty and realistic for the reader. Alex is no Prince Charming by any stretch of the imagination: he is rude, overbearing and oppressive so much so that the reader will find themselves hoping that Mary will either box his ears in or seriously maim him just because of his attitude. This said it takes a strong writer to be able to literally turn the tables for the reader and change their mind and attitudes about the character but Ms. Snow is at the top of her game as she as she takes the not-so-charming bad boy and makes him into just the right prince for his lady love.

Overall rating: 5hearts
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Shannon