I haven’t always been this bad…
Up until recently, I was the kind of girl who wore white cotton panties and bent at the knees rather than the waist.
Pomp and circumstance changed all that.
Jaxson Cassidy was my first taste of bad, and I liked it more than I should have. Just not in the way I was meant to. I couldn’t help myself though. I found him irresistible. That sexy grin, those skilled fingers, and that dirty, dirty mouth were a lethal combination.
I wasn’t supposed to want him. I wasn’t supposed to let him put his hands on me. I wasn’t supposed to do a lot of things…but I did.
He wants to keep me close.
I should push him away.
He says he can help me.
I’m not so sure.
For some reason, he thinks there’s good left in me.
What if he’s wrong?
Everyone knows a good boy can’t turn a bad girl around.
Everyone knows it’s always the other way.
‘Step off for a while’
The thought behind that phrase seems to be that everyone needs to veer off the path every once in a while…let things go and experience life in all its glory, but while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a little bad…with walking on the wild side, so to speak, when someone makes a string of bad decisions, resulting in a series of unfortunate predicaments, there comes a point when the reins need to be pulled and a step back on the well-thought out path needs to happen.
Since Sadie Banks was 17 years old, her life’s course has taken some serious misturns and because she’s messed up a significant number of times, she doesn’t feel she deserves forgiveness, happiness or love, which are the things she actually needs in order to pull herself away from her bad behavior and make amends for her past misdeeds.
But nothing’s simple in life, especially one that has callously let Sadie down time and time again, so when Jaxson Cassidy, veritable good guy, sets his sights on being a little bad with his little ‘thief,’ it’s difficult to ascertain if these two characters have what it takes to weather the storm that always seems to be brewing behind Sadie and just might destroy everything that Jaxson has worked so hard to achieve.
Based on how Sadie and her actions are depicted, especially at the beginning of her story, I think it’s fair to say that some readers might be a bit turned off by her. They might struggle to understand the string of events that happened and perhaps see her decisions as irredeemable. But all I can say is…keep reading…there are a lot of twists and turns in Come a Little Closer, some easily predicted and some that I never saw coming; regardless though, a clear perspective with be necessary before judgment can truly be given about Sadie and her bad girl image.
Sadie and Jaxson’s story strays away from Kim Karr’s usual story line, and it’s that idea that made me suppress my reactions and commentary about the characters and their actions until I could understand everything that occurred and the difficulties that those incidences caused; everyone and everything involved makes it all way more complex than anyone would have guessed, so instead of being reactionary while reading, I allowed everything to play out and then used the facts of every situation to ascertain the truth because it is definitely not a black/white scenario.
Readers will absolutely love Jaxson’s character and enjoy his walk on the ‘wildside’ with Sadie, but readers will do well to remember that not everything is what it seems, so amidst the scorching scenes pay attention to any and every detail because there’s so much more to Sadie than her bad girl behaviors and that’s what allows me to see past her mistakes and understand who she truly is and wants to be.
4 Poison Apples
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.
Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.
From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.
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