Once I fell in love with a gorgeous boy next door.
Years later, he’s back—a total hunk, hot as hell, and bad. So bad.
Rude. Arrogant. Hard.
And I’m dying for a taste.
Jarett was our neighbors’ adopted son.
Handsome, strong, quiet, he was my protector, and my friend.
Now he’s back, and he’s still gorgeous.
Tall, dark and s*xy. All man.
But he’s a bad guy, moving with a dangerous crowd.
So why do I keep winding up in his arms?
On his lap. In his bed.
I know better than this—I’m better than this. I should stop.
Only my heart tells me there’s good inside Jarett.
That I could save him.
Then again, what happens to gullible girls who climb into bed with the big bad wolf?
5 Stars to Bad Wolf by Joe Raven.
When I pick up a jo Raven novel I know I’m about to be gutted. Her heroes are tough, and arrogant, sexy and intense. They are protective beyond the normal without being over the top possessive. But the stand out trait in their character is a tortured, heartbreaking, gut wrenching past. And in BadWolf, our hero, Jarrett, is Jo’s latest victim.
Jarrett is an intense man. He has had a past no one should have to suffer through. While he is older and independent, his past is still dictating his future. I won’t go into details for obvious reasons but I will tell you that while Jarrett has a good heart, his choices lead him into trouble.
I loved Jarrett! I felt very protective of him. Yes he could physically take care of himself but what he needed desperately was an emotional connection. Jarrett needed love. His monologue in this book was emotional and believable. What broke my heart time and again was that he believed he would never have it.
Gigi was selfless and also had a big heart. She loved her family and if you gave her a chance to be your friend, she was loyal and protective. Gigi is Octavia’s sister ()I thought some of her choices, the situations she unknowingly put herself in were because of her protective nature. She could have easily gotten hurt. Again I can’t say more without spoiling this book for you. I will say, she was lucky.
BadWolf has a lot of secondary characters. Some from previous books and some new. Gigi’s brother Merc will get his story told soon. I also hope we get Gigi’s bff Sydney’s story as well. I expect that will be a ménage.
There are intense and worrisome moments in this book. Jarret and Gigi’s relationship is angsty however their sexy scenes were scorching. Bad Wolf was another great book by Jo Raven. And while this book has a happy ending, I admit the circumstances of the last couple of chapters, prior to Jarret and Gigi’s more than deserved HEA, were not my favorite. I wished some things that happened, didn’t. That said, I completely understand that bad decisions have consequences. Doesn’t mean I liked it.
That said, this was another amazing book by Jo. This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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