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Bad Boys Need Love Too (Bad Boys Need Love Too #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  820 Ratings  ·  159 Reviews
Why Do Bad Boys Make You Feel So Good?

“You won’t let anybody else have you, Joseph. I won’t let anybody else have you. I want you all to myself.”
– Gage Mason

Everyone has had their experience with him. The Bad Boy. The one with rips in his jeans and a lazy, devil may care smile on his mouth. The man who can make you do bad things that feel so good.

For Joseph Naderi that ma
Paperback, 440 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Torlina Publishing
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Posted at Outlaw Reviews

I’ve always had a weakness for bad boys (and girls too!), so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to read this.

Gage Mason is a motorcycle mechanic who owns his own shop. Persian-American Joseph Naderi is a promising young lawyer whose passion is racing. When Joseph brings in his bike for repair, the chemistry between the two men is instant and off the charts.

Joseph knows that Gage is the type of guy he should stay away from. Gage knows that Joseph is more than just a pr
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2 Stars***

OMG was this book looooooooong!!

Not a few pages too long...or 50 pages too long....or even 100 pages too long....this book is easily about 150 pages too long.

I skimmed sex scenes for cock's sake!! They were hot, but there were too many. It felt like unnecessary filler to get a point across. So many unnecessary scenes that did not add to the story or drive the plot forward. This author definitely has potential, but she seems to have issues with streamlining her storytelling.

Also, n
I loved this book. The MCs, Gage and Joseph, came alive on the pages and I was rooting for the bad boy and the pretty boy to last. There are major anger issues that makes for some hot sex, and there is a LOT of hot sex in this book. So if you are a reader that only enjoys an minimal amount of sex in your fiction, you might want to pass this one by. As for me, I LOVE a lot of sex in my fiction as long as it's well-written, and then most definitely is well written.

So, if you want a hot, sexy read
3.5 stars (rounded up)

Ever since I read The Sergeant, I immediately become her fan. Hell, I think I'm in love with Sergeant Pierce. LOL. I'm so excited when I heard that she's gonna start a new series.

First half of the book I hate Gage. Well, lets just say he's not lovable. He's dominant and manipulative (I don't mind with being dominant, but..manipulative? hmmm..). My goodness, I hate him with all my heart. And...there's way too much sex. Maybe too much, because I got bored with it. I skimmed i
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bad Boys Need Love Too (Bad Boys Need Love Too, #1) by Christa Tomlinson by Christa Tomlinson

I won this book, last year (or was in back in 2015) hmmm I forgot, but the author gave me the full series since she had skip by my name some how. I am glad of that because I get to read all three books :) I enjoy this book, but it's so weird reading about two men doing the mc nasty lol. But I prefer two men over two women lol. That's just me. I have read M.M. Romance before so I have no problem with it. What made me laugh was my mom when I ask her wh
*Iggy Azalea voice* First things first: Gage and Joseph are a hot Maury Povitch style "You are NOT the father" mess and I am here for all of it.

Bad Boys Need Love Too is one of those guilty pleasure books that you can lose yourself in if you can accept it for what it is (a naughty bit of sometimes melodramatic escapism) and not take it too seriously. I got totally sucked into the drama and even though there were things that made me pull out the squinty side eye of judgment, for the most part I e
Bettina (a.k.a. Betty)
3.5 - 3.75 stars! I can't decide. If you love LOTS of sex, this book is for you!!!!!
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

So, this book popped my LGBT cherry and I really enjoyed it (the story, not the cherry popping). I liked the chemistry between Gage and Joseph, they definitely proved that opposites really do attract. I thought it was great that all of Gage's friends accepted Joseph right off the bat, there wasn't any of the petty insecurities that I've read about in other books. I liked Gage in the first half of the book, but I didn't like how manipulative he was with
Pamela Su
A tantalizing premise let down by a meandering storyline.

I really wanted to like it. It had all the ingredients for a hot and sexy read. Plus it had a great cover! Unfortunately, this book didn't work for me.

It was just too long. The sex was hot at first. Sizzling and provocative. But when it's one sex scene after another after another, it became repetitive and worse, boring.

The thing is, the story itself is promising and is different from your usual romance novels. There's a grit and a rawness
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.75 Dirt Under Your Fingers Stars

I didn't think I would ever say this...but there is too much sex in this book. Its almost like a Dr Seuss on the bed, on the floor, against the door, on the track, by the rack, on the table, any surface that's stable. Sex, sex, sex. On a bike. Anyway you like. On the porch. Its sure to scorch.

Joseph is a lawyer, a motorcycle racer, a pool player, a banished son, and gay. He has made most of his decisions based on what his family wants him to do. This
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First-off the cover is gorgeous. I like my cover being attractive. Saying that I have to add it is almost an exact copy of Eden Winters Corruption. Love the model sexy and rugged exactly how I imagined Gage.

When I saw this one I knew I had to read it. I was so tired with all the glorified rent-boys and cops, I wanted something different.

What can I say, just like innocent girls gay boys also have a weakness for gorgeous bad boys. I absolutely loved Gage. I always liked characters that have a mutu
I nearly gave up on reading this book, besides that there was more sex than story, the relationship between Gage and Joseph was just not healthy. Gage is damaged from his past and while I realized that made him the way he was, he was a jerk and asshole throughout the majority of the book. His answer to everything was sex and Joseph just let him get away with it and allowed himself to be used. Both of their answers to everything was having sex and that made up 90% of this book. This story could h ...more
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg.I liked the sergeant but this one....i loved!Waiting for Nate and Max
books are love
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
there were parts of this book that I just wanted to hug both joseph and gage but especially Gage. that boy is so broken inside and when he finds love it is hard for him to accept it and he fears it. Fears being left, fears he will do something to ruin it so he tries to keep it light. this hurts them both though and in the end he almost lost Joseph because of his fears but also his guilt. gage uses sex to deal with guilt and anger. He used to use drugs but that changed when his friend died. So no ...more
Mandie Foxylutely
One of my guilty pleasures is to get lost in a long steamy erotic read and this definitely fit the bill. Some may say there are too many sex scenes in this book but hey I’m not going to complain! I love me some hot m/m action.

Joseph is a successful lawyer but the firm he works at doesn’t thrill him. His escape is his racing and motorcycling. When his bike needs some work on it, Gage’s garage is recommended to him. When he takes his bike in he is stunned by the sexy and intriguing man he is confr
Adrienne -kocham czytać-
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2014
Holy sh*t, yes! This book is an in-depth, emotional, sexy as had-me-tingling-all-over hell, beautiful read with dynamic characters and a damn good, realistic plot.

This is not just another bad boy book. This is the best portrayal of a realistic and actually good-hearted bad boy, Gage, with many issues from the past that explain his behavior, but a desire to change--once he gets motivation, aka, Joseph. He was a character that I liked and understood throughout the book. I didn't agree with everyth
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
SEX. THIS BOOK HAS IT. This book has A LOT of it. There is so much sex in this book that I refuse to believe that Joseph wasn't chaffed somewhere. Seriously, I imagine at some point his backside looked as though he'd just ridden a horse bareback for 50 miles through the desert wearing nothing but assless chaps. Really. I'm serious.

It isn't as though I don't like a book with a lot of sex in it sometimes but for the length of this book, I was getting fairly tired of it, regardless of how hot some
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was very lucky I won a preread copy of this book (thank you Christa!) It's a very hot erotic romance. I couldn't put it down once I started. The first half was lots of hot hot hot sex between Gage & Joseph as they tried to figure out if they were in a relationship or if they were just short term Fbuddies. But by the middle of the story, they are trying to make a relationship work. Definitely not an easy transition as they both have to deal with differences in how they deal with stress and ...more
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
November 23rd to November 25, 2014


Sex, sexy and sexiest!! This story about Gage and Joseph was a great sex filled success. I loved the characters depth, how the author let us get to know all their sides. The good, the bad and the ugly. I loved the way they had to work to have and keep the relationship between them. I thought the story was intense and interesting. Very wicked and well written with a nice, smooth pace. I enjoyed this story from beginning to end. I
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5-5 stars- I rounded up! This was surprisingly better than I expected. Well written and there was a ton of hot sexy times in this book-**fans self**. The angst and drama was off the charts too- a little too much at times. Gage was a true "bad boy"; and because of that I could put up with his caveman behaviors at times - when I really wanted to smack him. But then came another hot scene and all was forgiven;). I was glad that Joseph finally put his doormat behaviors away as well:) All and all a ...more
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
You told me they were attracted to each other but I didn't feel it.
I was bored on their first date, how did they possibly enjoy it?
And if Gage uses sex to ignore other temptations and addictions why was it so damn easy for him to resist at the beginning just by thinking of a pretty face?
Joseph never became more than the boring workaholic lawyer trying to climb the corporate ladder

DNF because some cliches can be enjoyable and well written bundles of fun and this just wasn't
Original Blog Post: eARC Review Blitz, Excerpt + #Giveaway: Bad Boys Need Love Too by Christa Tomlinson

This is the story of a frowned upon relationship that all parents warn their children never to get into the middle of or get hurt, worse, killed or at the very least, abused. Then again, not all who act and dress rough are necessarily bad, and not all who act and dress right are necessarily angels either. With Joseph Naderi, he meets the man of his dreams but the man is not only frowned upon, h
Love Bytes Reviews
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 star review by Amber

Bad boys DO need love too and this book was the perfect way to prove that point, BUT why did it have to be SOOOOOOOO long?!?!?!? If this story would have stopped at about 50-60% it would have had a logical, satisfying HFN ending especially since there are two more stories in the series that take place with the same group of friends just with different couples. With that being said, DAMN I really enjoyed the majority of this story!!! I LOVED a good 60%, liked a good 10-15% a
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, amazon-com
The first 40% of this book I didn't like at all. Didn't like the writing style, didn't like the characters, or the plot. I saw no redeeming qualities from Gage that would make me believe that Joseph would want an exclusive relationship with Gage, let alone have romantic feelings towards him. This left me very frustrated as a reader who loves romance.

Regarding the plot and writing, (view spoiler)
MiMi Rae
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review...

2.5 Stars ... Not my cup of tea. Love the Cover though!

I really wanted to like this book! Bad boy motorcycle mechanic! Good boy bike racer! Hot stuff to come right? Wrong..kinda -

There wasn't anything terribly wrong with this book other than the fact that I just did not like the two main characters. The book was well written and had minimal errors (that I noticed). I just couldn't stand these two guys together or understand what they saw
Twin Opinions
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Okay, to start off I give this 3 1/2 stars but, I can't do half stars and I never rate down. So, I liked this story. My biggest two issues are the way the POV was written and that I lost interest in parts of the story. I believe this book would have been better suited to a first person POV. But, the story is told the way the writter wants so, I can't fault it too much. I usually don't have problems with POV in a book. Any book really, but I strongly feel the need for a different style of POV her ...more
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-books
I loved the first book of Christa, yet some scenes were very difficult, I felt very mixed feelings towards Logan. No problems with Bad boys, I fell in love with Cage in his first appearance. So hard, so strong, so intense, that bad boy, but with that little something that makes : ok he's all that but there is also something else behind this look and he's the one I want.

At least try, then I'm going out of my traditional way and go for it, that's what Joseph thinks when he sees Cage for the first
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a little embarrassed to say this, (only because this is my first mature M M romance book) but this book was beyond amazing. I finished it in one day, only because I refused to step away. And it's been a while since a book has been able to do that to me, so it was a pleasant surprise.

It was definitely very hot, but I enjoyed the plot more than anything. For me, it was worth reading simply because the author wrote about the characters so well. I didn't feel as though I was just reading porn,
Lila Hunter
So much sex...

But I'm not complaining. The characters were good and the book was driven by them. Sex was the stories number one issue and the author dealed with it accordingly. It was long and slow in some parts, but overall a nice and smexy story.

Did I mentioned the amount of sex scenes in the book ;-)
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Gage was abusive, Joseph was strong and independent but was okay with being used for the time being.

I didnt see any chemistry between them

The book was about sex, not the plot. 65% was sex.

There was a sex scene after every interaction between MC.

I started skimming sex scene and only reading what was in quotations
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Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in history. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters' romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have the ...more
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“Joseph finally closed his mouth. "I guess I should be happy you didn't pee on me to mark your damn territory." He snorted. "Don't be silly Joseph. I'm not into water sports.” 1 likes
“Yeah,” Joseph said. He rubbed his face over the back of Gage’s neck. “I want to smell the sweat on your skin and breathe in the scent of exhaust in your hair. I love the way you smell, Gage. My sexy, dirty bad boy.” 0 likes
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