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Bad for You

(Dirty Deeds #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  4,516 ratings  ·  707 reviews
Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad th
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Forever
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Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5+ Stars!!!


I enjoyed the first two books in J. Daniels Dirty Deeds series, but Bad for You is on an entirely different level in my opinion. This book blew me away. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book with such a tortured/damaged hero that touched me on this level. I’ve been craving a story that would make me ugly cry and truly make me feel and this is the first book in 2018 to hit the spot in that way.

Sean also known as ‘Stitch’ is the cook at Whitecaps. He’s broody and keeps to himself,
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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➳An emotional ride of a love story that will have you craving for much more than just the ordinary...

➳We all knew snippets of the story behind Sean a.k.a. "Stitch" and Shayla, but finally having the chance to read it and know that their love story has so many twists and turns had my head spinning with so much curiosity. Sean and Shay, both working at the WHITECAPS restaurant, encountered upon themselves, and their opposite characters, to be a liking of their own. Sean, being the quiet, very
J. Daniels
May 16, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

'I wasn’t nothing to her, and I did not fucking understand that, but fighting her, fighting this…I couldn’t do it.'

Stitch & Shay's story. Book three in the Dirty Deeds series.


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I wanted to tell her no. I wanted to lie to Gladys or Dorothy,
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

I don’t remember the time between meeting you and loving you. I just know I love you and I can’t stop. That’s it.”

When J. Daniels gives you a hero so devastatingly broken, sweet, and endearing, that you sob your way through half the book and then sit there clutching your kindle to your chest once you finished, making moon eyes at the ceiling. I seriously can’t even right now. Stitch owns my heart and I never want it back
You put food in front of a starving man, he’s goi
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****ALL THE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I wasn’t nothing to her, and I did not fucking understand that, but fighting her, fighting this…I couldn’t do it.
How the fuck could I stay away? How could I go back to being nothing to everyone when what she was offering felt so fucking good?
You put food in front of a starving man, he’s going to eat it. No matter if he thinks he deserves it or not. It was about survival.
And Shayla was keeping me alive.

BAD FOR YOU, without a doubt, is goin
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

Hey J. Daniels! It’s great to see you again! I have missed you! I am so happy to read another book by you that shows your incredible writing skills!

I had every single fucking emotion possible reading Sean and Shayla's story. I mean, seriously! Sean is BAE (Before Anyone Else) and Shayla can join my outer ring circle - only because my inner ring circle is only made up of my day one's.

So, let me tell you guys about this beautiful story. I'm going to start with Sean, aka, Bae. I was
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Bad For You was actually a lot more emotional than I went into it thinking it would be. I ended up really liking that it was so heartwarming though and it had me feeling very protective over Sean.

There were so many moments in the book that had me sobbing and just cursing the world for being so cruel to such a wonderful character. Sean really held my heart throughout this book and learning everything he went through had me very passionate about his character. It als
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

✭ ✭ ✭ 5 STARS ✭ ✭ ✭

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

I would like to say that I haven't read a book with such a tragic hero in a long time but that would be lying. I have. But what I can say is that I haven't cried because of one in a while.

When I met the taciturn cook of Whitecaps known as Stitch in Four Letter Word and Hit The Spot I knew there would be story. If you read those books you know that they weren't extremely heavy on the angst. So I didn't expect that I would be grieving for the h
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

♥️4,5 stars ♥️

I'm a big fan of this series!So far I have read all books and I can't choose which one is my favorite!I adored it, it was so good I loved everything about it!I had so many feelings while I was reading it!

“I feel like this has been building forever, and when something builds up that much, there is no easy release. It’s chaos.”


Sean is one of my favorite heroes from now on.I loved him so much and I wanted to hug him so many time
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
5 “You are so freaking worthy” stars!!

I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this book up. One of the things I love most about J. Daniels’ work is that her stories are unpredictable. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, her books are romantic, swoony, sexy and erotic, having me envious of the heroines ALL THE TIME , but because she doesn’t really follow a set formula, all of her stories stay fresh and unique for me.

I stared into his perfect face, belonging to this perfect ma
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
This was such an enjoyable read. This book has the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. Throw in some drama and a bit of angst and you get Bad for You.

Sean is your bad boy that has been recently released from prison and has a sad and bad past. He’s covered in tattoos with a hard exterior no one is going to break through. He’s been working at Whitecaps, for almost a year, trying to get his life back on track, saving money up to redo and finish a house he just bought. He’s had his eye on a loud, sassy
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
4.5 You Are Worthy Stars

Gah! This story got me right in the feels! Shayla and Stitch’s story was so emotional. My eyes are still wet. #ImNotCryingYourCrying

Holy crap! This book is so good. It's emotionally riveting and grabs hold of the reader immediately. I was immediately drawn in and didn't want to put it down until the very last word. If you've read the previous books in the series, you know Shayla and Stitch. And if you're like me, you've been waiting with bated breath for them to get toget
Wendys Wycked Words
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I am a big J. Daniels fan. I absolutely loved the "Alabama Summer Series" and I also really enjoyed the previous book in this series "Hit The Spot". This book can be read as a stand-alone though, so no worries if you haven't read the other books in this series yet. I myself skipped book 1, but I will be correcting this mistake soon :P

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Bad For you is about Shayla and Sean, who both work at Whitcaps restaurant. Sean aka "Stitch" is a cook and Shayla is a waitress. Shayla is also haidresser, who has
Geri Reads
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Bad for You is the third book off of J. Daniels' Dirty Deeds series. It's been a while since I've read the other two books so I'm blanking out in terms where and when Shay or Sean were introduced in the series. But the good news is, this book can be totally read as a standalone. There's no need for you to read the previous two books to get the best experience. Unless you want to, of course.

Like I said, I liked Bad for You. I enjoyed Shay and Sean's relationship. I think their friendship is swee
Melanie (mells_view)
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I haven’t read a J. Daniels book since early 2016, and I’m kicking myself, because good god this woman can write a story. I’m pretty sure I saw the author is keeping details on Bad for You on the “less you know before is more” side, so I’m only going to say that I loved this book so hard. It’s an emotional ride. Beautiful, fun, sexy, and sweet. Shayla and Sean are everything. The back stories, their present problems. The way they come together. Everything.

Agh. Now I’m off to read the first tw
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: J. Daniels Fans, Romance
5 J. Daniels Love Letter Stars
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Disclaimer: This is an unabashed love letter to J. Daniels. You have been warned...
Every once in awhile, I am gifted with an experience which causes me to alternate between face-palming and talking out loud to myself. This was the occurrence while reading Bad for You (Dirty Deeds, #3) by J. Daniels.

I had been a fan of this series Dirty Deeds from the beginning. There was enough quirkiness with the premise and characters to rope me in...but whe
Olga therebelreader
***4.5 stars***

To me Bad for You is an amazing slow burn romance and the author crafts it expertly.

The characters in this are so great, and so effortless, that even though I’ve finished the book I find myself thinking about them all the time.

Shayla and Sean’s story will melt your heart. Sean’s shady past has forced him into melancholy, low self-esteem and insecurity. But Shayla is so bubbly and full of life – everyone will love her. Their lives are so very different… Sean has felt rejection
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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I wasn’t expecting this at all! Talk about gut wrenching and being heart broken at the same time, and here I thought I was getting a light read!! How freakin wrong I was. This author certainly knows how to shake things up, I’ll tell you that much. I knew two things when I started this book and that was the fact that this was one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2018 and I’ve enjoyed this Author's writing in the past. That was all I needed to have and quite frankly, I was a hap
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Sean you are everything stars!

I don't even know where to start with this book! This story was beautiful, passionate, sweet, and sexy I could go on and on.

Sean was such an amazing H, damaged, quiet, a hard worker and oh so sexy! In the prologue we get a glimpse of what his past was like, the kind of things he had to do to survive which were so heartbreaking. And Shayla, our h was amazing! I loved everything about this girl she was so perfect for Sean. Once they cleared their misunderstanding s
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
5+ stars

This is one of the most touching and beautiful books I’ve ever read. It was perfection!

Sean, I wish I could hug him. The way he turned out after all the abuse he had to endure is truly a miracle. He is so kind and loving. I love him so much and feel so proud of him. He deserves all the good things in this world.

Shayla was so wonderful. She’s one of my favorite h’s ever. Her heart is so beautiful and I loved how she fought for Sean. She never gave up and was so supportive and kind. She
Wil Loves Books!
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Really loved this one! Broody, broken hero. Strong and sassy heroine. Lots of angst, lots of feels. Adults acting like adults with no unnecessary drama. Simply amazing! Absolutely recommend this one.

After re-reading this, I realized how much I really, really loved it. This one really brought all the feels.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4 “I Wanna Be Yours” Stars!

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Shayla Perkins is a beautiful 23 yr. old woman living in Dogwood Beach. She works as a waitress at Whitecaps Restaurant picking up as many shifts as she can so she can save money. For as long as she can remember she’s wanted to work for herself as a hair stylist. That dream is suddenly becoming a reality. So while things are going great professionally, her personal life is lacking. She’s completely infatuated with the cook at her work. Sean “Stitch” Molina is sexy,
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I have been WAITING for Shayla and Sean’s book ever since they were introduced in the first Dirty Deeds novel. The anticipation for them seemed endless and torturous, because I knew when I read it, it would blow me away. And that’s exactly what it did when I got my hands on this ARC. Their story was absolutely breathtaking and heart-wrenching – my heart nearly couldn’t handle all the feels that were being dished out. I freaking adored Shayla and S
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Dirty Deeds series keeps delivering the good stuff. I really enjoyed Shayla and Sean’s story.
Bad For You is such a lovely and beautiful story about self loving and selfishness. Sean is a broken man and who can blame him with the childhood he experienced. Never being acknowledged, receiving love and affection. Understandable that he deems himself unworthy and is nothing to anyone. Shayla is a positive and stubborn woman who will go out of her way to help people just because she can and will.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

“Don’t quit talkin’ to me.”

The blue light special was flashing for this angsty read and I just couldn't pass it up. And because I'm impatient as hell and wanting to only get to my favorite type of read, I passed up the two prior books in the series.

And it was no big deal for the most part. I could tell the couples that more than likely already had a book so I could appreciate what was going on in their lives. What I couldn't appreciate was any changes going on for Sean and Shayla.

As you
• Lisa •
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

“Love was the killer of sanity.”

How do I even begin to talk about how much I adored this book? The answer is, I have no idea. But what I will try to do is to convince this wonderful reading community that you have to do everything you can to create some time to add this book to your reading schedule. What a ride, I loved every single sentence, chapter and full stop. This book has wormed its way into my squishy book heart and taken up permanent residence there to st
“You deserve to feel wanted. I want you. I want you so much. Let yourself feel that.”

OH YOU GUYS! My heart is in pieces! My soul has been shredded! I need a hug in the worst possible way! BAD FOR YOU, book three in J. Daniels’ Dirty Deeds Series turned me into a complete basket case. Sean “Stitch” Molina is one of those unforgettable characters that will stick with you forever! He is so broken it hurt my heart with every bad thing he said about himself. And then you have the beautiful Shayla
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
”5 I was NEVER nothing Stars”

I knew this book would be “Bad For Me”! And I was so right!!!

Mrs Daniels you just ruined me like nobody business!

Stitch is officially one of my favorite heroes! And my first love for 2018!!!


Review to come!
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

I AM IN LOVE! SO DESPERATELY IN LOVE! Bad For You put me into an emotional wringer. It broke me but healed and pieced me back together beautifully. Such a beautiful story that did not just stir my emotions but pulled my heart strings one by one.

It's no secret that I am over the moon when it comes to J. Daniels' books, so devoured I did with Bad For You. Man, I am enamored. This story in itself was pieced together magically as it resonated me from deep within. It owned me and it's
J. Daniels continues her Dirty Deeds series with Bad For You where love helps battle feelings of shame and worthlessness find their way towards a happiness they couldn’t have imagined.

We meet Shayla Perkins, a cheerful and sweet hairstylist and aspiring salon owner who also waitresses at Whitecaps, and thereby works with Sean Molina who captured her attention when he first started working with her. But his rejection came swiftly and she’s avoided him ever since, until the sullen and res
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J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Alabama Summer, Dirty Deeds and Sweet Addiction series.

Best known for her sexy, small-town romances, her debut novel, Sweet Addiction, was first published in 2014 and went on to become an international bestseller. Since then, she has published more than ten novels, including the Dirty Deeds series with Forever Romance.


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“I don’t wanna be nothin’.” Tears filled his eyes again. “I’m so fuckin’ sick of bein’ nothin’, Shayla.”
“You’re’ not nothing,” I said, pulling him into a hug. His tears wet my chest. “You’re not nothing, Sean. Not even close.”
“Don’t quit talkin’ to me,” he begged.
“I won’t. Ever.”
“I want you fillin’ my head. I want it so fuckin’ bad.”
God, his pain – it became my own – I felt it. and I knew I’d feel it for as long as he did.
“You’ll never feel alone again. I promise,” I whispered.”
“Babe, what the fuck?” I looked into Shayla’s eyes. “You automatically go into attack mode for me? Why?”
“I don’t know any other way to be. Not about you. I can’t help it.”
My chest expanded with a breath.
Fuck me

I bent down to get closer to her, rasping, “Why?
“I can’t help it,” she repeated on a whisper. “I can’t, Sean. I’ll protect you first, ask questions later always. I’ll take on anyone, I don’t care.”
Fuck,” I growled, cupping her face and getting even closer, needing closer. “Shayla…”
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