Better When Hes Bold
Synopsis:Some men are just better when they're bold.
Welcome to the Point...
In a dark and broken kingdom, a ruler has to be fearless to control the streets and the ruthless people who run them.
Race Hartman is just bold enough, just smart enough, and just lost enough to wear the crown. Places like the Point will always have bad things and bad people, but the man in control of all that badness can minimize the devastation. Race has a plan, but can he prevent total annihilation without destroying himself?
Brysen Carter has always seen her best friend's brother for what he is--too pretty, too smooth, and way too dangerous to touch. Basking in Race's golden glow is very tempting, but Brysen knows she'd eventually get burned.
When she starts receiving threatening texts and someone tries to take her out in parking lot, the only person interested in keeping her safe is the one man she can't allow herself to have.
Sometimes being bold is the only way to stay alive. But can she let Race save her life . . . if it means losing herself to him?
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I nodded stiffly and bent over to get my laptop out from under the seat where I stashed it. When I turned back around, I felt heat rush into my face because bent over like that, I had clearly given Race the opportunity to check my ass out at its best. The green in his eyes had turned to something much darker, and I gulped nervously.
“What’s wrong with the computer?”
I held it protectively against my chest while his eyes rolled over me. It was unnerving to be the sole focus of a guy like Race. I felt like he was trying to get a look inside me, like he was systematically trying to figure out all the bits and pieces that made me tick.
“I don’t know. I turned it on and the screen was just blue. I know it’s bad, but everything I need for school is in there, so I have to do something.”
He lifted a sandy brow and reached for the laptop. “You don’t back anything up on an external drive or on an outside database, like Google Drive?”
I groaned and shoved my palms into my eye sockets. “Really, Race? If I was smart enough to do that, do you think I would be praying that you can fix it? Nothing is ever that easy in my life.”
He just watched me, his mouth turning down in a little frown. I much preferred that look on his exquisite face to the one he wore when he was flashing that sexy dimple at me. It was easier to resist.
“When do you need it back by?”
“I have a paper on there that is due tomorrow, but the teacher is pretty cool and will let me slide until Monday if I explain the situation. What I really need are my Math Theory notes. I have an evil TA who’s got it in for me because I turned him down when he asked me out. I’m barely passing the class, and without the notes, I’m beyond screwed.”
His eyes sank even further into midnight and his frown got even tighter. His broad chest rose and fell as he took a deep breath and let it out slowly.
His eyebrows dipped low over those dark eyes, and his voice was even rougher than normal when he asked me, “What is going on with you, Brysen? Why does every single thing you’ve said to me tonight make me want to hurt things and various people?”
I gulped a little and shivered as we just watched each other silently.
“Life isn’t always fun and games, Race. You have to know that better than most people.”
He shook his blond head and took a step back from me. I really, really wanted to reach out and snatch him back. He was so bad for my self-control.
“No, it’s not, but you’re a good girl and too pretty for words. Things shouldn’t be that hard for you.”
Well, they were, and I was just going to have to live with it.
“Do you think you can save it?”
He took another step back and grinned. I swear everything that made me female melted and turned liquid when that dimple indented his cheek.
“I’m pretty skilled at whatever I put my mind to, Brysen.”
The sexy undercurrent made me want to whimper.
“When do you think I can have it back?”
“Give me your number. I have a bunch of shit to take care of tomorrow, but after that’s all handled, I’ll look at it. Give me until the weekend.”
That was only three days. Aside from Math Theory, I should be able to make do until then. I rattled off my number and scowled when he didn’t pull out his phone to enter it in.
“You’re going to remember that?” I hated that I sounded like I was pouting about it.
“I won’t forget it, Bry. Everything about you is very memorable.”
Ugh … that kiss. It was going to haunt me forever. I shifted uneasily and pushed off the car.
I was sooooo excited to finally get to read Race and Brysen’s story. I absolutely LOVE this series. It’s bold and refreshing and out of the box. Jay’s created a world that’s harsh and realistic and keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you haven’t read Better When He’s Bad you def should but it isn’t a must, as you get enough filled in from Race and Brysen. I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. Race was a bit of an enigma in the first book, he was mysterious and broody, then again he had betrayed his best friend and set of a series of events that would change all their lives some ways for the better and some for the worse.
I loved how Race was so protective over Brysen, and even her little sister. From the first chapter you could tell that he had some feelings for this girl that might run deeper then lust. Let’s face it he’s a guy and Brysen is a beautiful blonde bombshell. But as always things aren’t easy for people in the Point and Race is very reluctant to bring Brysen anywhere near his life. When you have something or someone to loose it makes them an easy target. But Race and Brysen were just always going to be… The pull and attraction between them was palpable. You could feel it in your soul that these two were meant to save each other in every way.
There were some serious surprise along the way in this book and some new allies that I didn’t really see coming. And as always Jay adds in some secondary characters that make you beyond intrigued. Jay gives you just enough to suck you in and then leaves you wondering an scratching your head…. At the end of this one you’ll be left wondering what Race, Bax and the rest of the gang you’ve come to love from The Point’s fate is going to be. There is a dangerous person out their looking to hurt them all, and the fact that none of them know who, or what they are facing, will leave you begging for the next book!!!! I’m not sure where this one is headed but I have a feeling the next book is going to be even more dangerous then this one was, but I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! If you love off the charts passion, danger and intrigue in a book this series is for you!!! I highly recommend it…