Title : Bad Attitude
Author : K. A. Mitchell
Series : Bad in Baltimore, Book #3
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 270 pages (ebook)
Published : April 23, 2013
When did save a life become change a life?
Bad in Baltimore, Book 3
As the openly gay middle son of the most powerful family between Manhattan and Miami, Gavin Montgomery knows his role—look good in a tuxedo and don’t make waves.
Waves are the least of his worries when he tries and fails to keep a friend from jumping off a high bridge. His last thought as he falls in too is that someone else will have to take over as family disappointment…until he’s pulled from the water by a man with an iron grip, a sexy mouth and a chip on his shoulder the size of the national deficit.
Police rescue diver Jamie Donnigan finally has life the way he wants it. Okay, he could have done without losing his father, quitting smoking and watching his friends drift into couplehood. At least he’s managed to escape that particular trap.
When Gavin’s father turns Jamie’s routine rescue into a media circus, he figures if he’s going to suffer for his good deed, he might as well enjoy a roll in the sack. But Jamie’s not immune to Gavin’s cultivated charm…and all the risks that come along with giving in to it.
Warning: Includes above the recommended daily allowance for snark, attitude, stubbornness and a variety of scorching hot sex (even for this author).
I love KAM! She can write such meaningful smut, which is what I like! It’s just so much hotter when the chemistry and emotion jumps off the page at you and that’s what I’ve come to expect from her books.
Police officer Jamie meets Gavin while dragging him and his rich buddy out of the water. He’s just doing his job but Gavin is the son of a very important person so with that comes some hoopla like a party in his honor. Most people would love the attention from the Montgomery’s, Jamie thinks it’s ridiculous, but his captain has made it clear he’s to attend and behave or else. At the part he’s escorted around by the sexy and carefree man whose life he saved. When Gavin drags him off to thank him properly Jamie shoots him down before things get too heated leaving Gavin wanting more. He persists after Jamie and gets him to agree to go to a party with him. Jamie, who has been celibate way too long, is shocked but willing when he finds Gavin has taken him to a sex party. They separate with the intention of finding their fun with a different partner but are inexplicably drawn back together for some of the best sex either man has had. It’s good and at the end of the night both realizes one night isn’t enough to satiate the hunger they have for each other. Neither man wants a commitment but screwing around until the fire dulls sounds nice. Why not? Problem is things get deeper faster than either man is prepared for.
I can’t actually say the characters in this book are likable since Jamie is angry and kind of an ass for half the book. I think only someone who is so closed off emotionally could have taken the shit Jamie was dishing out to him. Jamie was borderline jerk, which I kind of like, but he sure made up for it once he realized how he felt about Gavin. Gavin didn’t come around so easily. In the beginning it was easy to admit he wanted Jamie for his body and, I think, because he got off on screwing his rescuer – but he was the one who seemed so cool on the outside it seemed to freeze up his heart to the possibility that someone could love him for more than his body and money.
Nate, Kellan, Quinn and Eli make an appearance and Eli is sassy as ever. I was trying to figure out which of the new characters story may be next but I couldn’t pick one so we will just have to wait and see.
Overall I like this story. I feel like I understood Jamie’s anger more than Gavin’s reasons for being the way he was and I wish that would have been worked into the story more. The guys weren’t particularly endearing to me but the sex was hot! There was fisting and a threesome so I think KAM amped it up for this one. Some pretty funny moments. Maybe not my favorite of the series but I wanted to pick it back up every chance I had. KAM stays firmly on my autobuy author list.
Rated 4 stars by Whit