BAD INTENTIONS by Nacole Stayton Blog Tour: Excerpt, Giveaway, + Reni's Review!

She’s careful, but wants to be reckless. She’s cute, but wants to be sexy. She’s innocent, but wants to be bad.

When ex-Olympic gymnast, Adaley Knight wakes on her eighteenth birthday she only has one wish, to leave the only town she’s ever known and start fresh.

Finding herself enrolled at a college across the globe, the once modest Adaley is almost unrecognizable. Her new persona dances on the wild side by sinking her teeth into the first bad boy she sees. The only problem is he’s not the least bit interested.

Ryle Benson, baseball extraordinaire and brooding campus bad-boy keeps everyone at an arms length. Things have never come easy for him and the last thing he needs is getting involved with any female.

The tables are reversed as she tries to be bad, tempting fate, and he tries to fight his. The push and pull is half the fun. But what happens when one pushes a little too hard?

“Dare.” Ryle’s voice is cool, calm and collected as he mumbles his answer, like there isn’t another option.

“I dare you to—” Bradley’s interrupted by several females shouting in unison. “Take off your shirt!” 

Ryle nods his head to the adorning crowd and grabs the rim of his shirt. Everyone with lady parts around the fire starts to drool. Me included. His movements are slow and sensual, and he doesn’t even bat an eye. Apparently removing an article of clothing in front of a crowd is a typical thing for him to do on a Saturday night. My needy eyes take notice to the “V” that waves hello to me as cloth is lifted from his body.

I melt.

Literally. My body fills like goo, and I wilt until nothing is left but a puddle of want and need.
“Ow ow.”

“Sexy beast.”

I feel like I need to wash my ears out. Rolling my eyes, I snatch Tank’s drink out of his hands and down it. Bottoms up.

I keep seeing posts for Bad Intentions on Facebook, and the first thing the author says is, “►Warning► This story is NOT for everyone.” She’s right. It’s not.  It’s not for everyone, but for those of us it IS for, it’s a work of pure genius.

Adaley Knight had everything she ever wanted, until she didn’t. In the blink of an eye her life chances forever, her chance at the Olympics crumbles. The boyfriend she’s had for years, her squeaky clean parents, her entire life – it's all suddenly…wrong. In order to find herself, Adaley chooses to transfer colleges and winds up in Biloxi, Mississippi ready to live a little, to be the bad girl.

Ryle Benson is a college baseball bad-boy. Or so we’re supposed to think. He’s one of those misunderstood heroes. The kind I absolutely adore. When Adaley shows up he does everything he can to push her away. The last thing he wants to do is open up to her, to anyone. But Adaley has a way of wearing him down. There's something about her he just can't resist.

Sometimes you find exactly what you need in the most unlikely of places, or people.

“True love always prevails, Adaley. No obstacle is too big for love to overcome.”

Gah, this book broke me. It shattered me into little tiny Reni pieces, and guess what? It didn’t put me back together again. It didn’t, but it did leave me with a sense of peace. Makes no sense, right? Yeah, well, if you read what I did, you’d make little sense, too. Nacole is right when she says that this book isn’t for everyone. It’s not. But it is for those who love a story with substance, one that doesn’t follow the typical romance story formula. A story that captivates you and forces you to love the characters even when you want to hate them. During this read I wanted to hug my kindle, throw it on the ground and jump on it, cry on it, and then hug it again.

“This beats for you, and you only. No more secrets, no more pain.”

I can whole-heartedly say that I LOVED BAD INTENTIONS. I’ve been doing grabby hands for the next book in the series since finishing and can’t imagine they’ll stop anytime soon. My best advice? Be prepared for anything. Keep some tissues and a few items you don’t mind throwing close by. But most of all? Buy the book! Give Bad Intentions a chances. Sometimes intentions don’t work out as planned…

Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State where she spends her nights writing vigorously. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Vampire Diaries.



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