Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour: The Bad Boy Next Door - Jody Holford

The Bad Boy Next Door

by Jody Holford 
Publication Date: March 20, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary, Romance



Shay Matthews moved to Boston for a fresh start…new apartment, new job, new routine. After too many years being coddled by her overbearing older brothers, Shay’s ready for some freedom and maybe a nice, easygoing guy. She wasn’t expecting to literally run into the scowling, brooding, (and unfairly smoking hot) guy next door.

Fresh off a haunting undercover assignment, detective Wyatt Daniels is jaded about life, relationships, and especially happily-ever-after. But there’s something about the independent and beautiful Shay that makes him want to dig deeper. Or stay away, which is definitely the smarter option of the two. But the more Shay tries to convince herself that her sweet building manager, Brady, is the guy for her, the more Mr. Completely Wrong-for-Her Wyatt invades her mind and her heart.



This was my first book by Jody Holford and it was a cute and sweet story but in the end it left me feeling a bit…underwhelmed.  From the blurb and our introduction to him, I expected Wyatt to be a growly, alpha bad boy and that wasn’t exactly what I got.  And Shay was a cute, bumbling woman.  Her constant insistence on independence was exasperating at times.  I understand wanting to stand on your own two feet, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to get some help. I really just didn’t feel the chemistry between the two of them.  In fact the first sex scene?  I had to read it a couple times to make sure it was a sex scene and not an extended make-out session.  I couldn’t see any indicators it went beyond a little groping but next thing we know, they are talking about making love “again.” 

The character development is okay.  Not the worst I’ve seen but I just wish they’d both been fleshed out some more.  There was a wealth of potential in Wyatt.  There is some drama in the book, it’s a tad on the annoying side and a bit one sided but doesn’t really detract from the story too much.  

Overall, it's a sweet and light read.  If you’re a fan of clean reads, then this might be worth picking up.  It just wasn’t quite what I was looking for.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J  


Jody Holford is a multi-published author who has a soft spot for happily ever after. So much so, she tattooed the words on her arm. She’s a mom and a wife, a friend, sister, daughter, teacher, and book-lover. Her stories have a little bit of heat and a lot of heart. And maybe, some swoon-worthy moments that will make you smile.

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