Badd Boy (Badd Brothers, #8) by Jasinda Wilder
Title: Badd Boy
Series: Badd Brothers, #8
Author: Jasinda Wilder
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2018
I’m Harlow Grace, the newest, hottest face of Hollywood sex appeal, the woman every man wants and every woman wants to be… and I’m running away. I need an escape. I need to get away from the pressure, find somewhere I won’t be hounded at every step—an impossible thing to ask when I’m on billboards everywhere, from LA to Laos, Japan to Jakarta, Sydney to Siberia. So, I buy a yacht and hide out in the most obscure, remote, and unexpected place I can think of: Ketchikan, Alaska.
Instead of a peaceful vacation, however, what I find in Ketchikan is trouble. The kind of trouble that’s six-plus feet of nerdy hotness I can’t resist. I mean, who could? He’s a genius with no idea how attractive he is, an enigma of contradictions: awkward yet confident, fascinating and flirtatious, yet aloof and evasive of physical touch.
He’s utterly and deliciously sexy in every way—and oh, so innocent.
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I can recite all of The Iliad and The Odyssey in the original Greek. I can do advanced mathematics in my head and memorize entire books with ease. By the time I graduated high school I had been scouted by several international soccer teams and recruited by think tanks, the NSA, and the CIA.
All of which is totally useless when a woman like Harlow Grace is standing in front of me, trying to talk to me, flirting with me, touching me. She’s Helen of Troy—a woman with a face that could launch a thousand ships, a woman wars are fought over.
It turns out she’s not just beautiful—she’s famous. A Hollywood sex symbol. A superstar known all over the world…
And yet somehow she’s interested in me?
Badd Boy (Badd Brothers, #8) by Jasinda Wilder
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"A lot, and not enough, and too much."
I've been waiting for this one, the baby of the family of eight brothers, the Badd Boy. And not surprisingly, it's my favorite so far. I can't resist a sexy nerd with a big...heart. He's also got other big things. No, that's not what I meant, though true. He has a big brain that never stops, a big body that's over 6 feet tall, and a big family that includes 7 brothers and their women.
Being the youngest, just barely twenty years old, Xavier tends to draw motherly attention from his brother's women. Actually, they are all protective of him. But none of them really know him. He keeps his secrets and insecurities to himself. That's never really been a problem before, until her. She's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen and the fact that she even notices him is surprising. Then, she further blows his mind by wanting to spend time with him. And what really takes the cake is that she doesn't seem put off by his geek speak, finding him interesting and amusing. But what he's learned the hard way is that when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
Harlow is hiding out on her yacht in Ketchikan, Alaska to avoid the media. She is seeking some well-deserved vacation time away from the invasive masses and is determined to keep her identity a secret for as long as possible. When she is rescued by the awkward and sweet Xavier she is thrilled to learn that he doesn't watch TV or movies and he has no idea who she is. How refreshing to have someone not treat her like a star and just see her as a woman. She can be herself and just relax and enjoy her vacation. It couldn't be more perfect, right? Wrong.
Oh, how I loved reading this story. It broke my heart and put it back together again in the best of ways. As always I get a kick out of the witty banter between brothers and the women are badass as well. They are all such colorful characters and it's a treat to spend time with them in each book. But I must say that this one took me deeper emotionally. Being inside Xavier's head really tugged at my heartstrings, making me feel so helpless as he struggled with his feelings and issues. I wanted to hug him so bad, but he doesn't like hugs. His family has accepted that he doesn't like being touched. Well, at least he didn't, until her....sigh. ❤
I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed the Badd Brothers series. I went into this book excited but at the same time sad that it was about the final brother. I won't spill the beans, but I was extremely excited when I got to the end of this book where the author shared what she has planned for her readers next. Let's just say it was a tease that will keep me giddy until I get my hands on it. I can't wait! The line forms here...
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestseller Falling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.