So it is Sunday night and the Grammy's are on and I don't feel like making a vlog so this weeks post is going to be a regular blog post. I fail, I know. This weeks topic was suggested by Mel of A Daily Prophecy, she said: "How do you feel about the real "bad boys" trend? The unhealthy relationships?" I love this topic because it is such a polarizing one and there are so many different ways to look at it. I know for me, I always find myself falling for the bad boys; the one who is always in trouble and sexy in a bad way. There is something so sexy about being the one girl that man wants and being the one girl who makes him want to settle down and change his ways for you.
Now there are so many different levels of bad guys so I wanted to talk about some books and use examples. Remember, these are just books that I have read, there are so many other examples and I want to hear about them! So here we go...
These are bad boys that I fell head over heels for! Lucas has his dark past and he was a very secluded person. Getting to watch him open up like he did to Jacqueline really made me love him. Like I said before, there is just something about being THAT girl that is so appealing. Daemon is a dick, a total dick, but he loves Katy and would do anything for her therefore I love him. Actually the spark of that series has kind of fizzled out for me but that is all Katy's fault because her "I shouldn't be with him" thing, it really grated on my in Onyx. I have yet to read Opal, but I really hope that there isn't as much back and forth in it. From Everneath it was always Cole for me. He represented danger and a darkness that is sexy. And when it comes to Sins & Needles I am going to have to keep it short because there is so much I wanted to say about Camden. Now he isn't the baddest of the bad in that book, that spot is saved for Javier, but Camden has his own dark dealings and twisted methods and he really knew how to man handle Ellie. Steak, anyone?
Travis Maddox, where do I even start with this guy? I admit, he was almost too bad for me to fall for him. But again, his need to protect Abby and the slow way that he opened up to her and we found out why he was so rough around the edges really won me over in the end. Now the pacing in that one is a whole other story, I wasn't a fan of the second half at all but I did really like the first half. I remember prior to reading this one I had heard so much about how terrible Travis was and how it was so unhealthy and psychotic, etc. etc. you name it. But, I found that it was a college relationship with a guy who had issues. Yes, Travis was angry and possessive of Abby but I thought the story backed up the why to it all so it worked for me.
I am going to try to avoid getting ranty here because this post is running pretty long but it's not going to be easy. In the case of The Duff I was so turned off by that douchebag Wesley. He was such an asshole! The fact that he created the term DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and then ended up banging the girl who he deemed the DUFF in her circle and then proceeded to call her "Duffy" as if it was a term of fucking endearment really pissed me off. The relationship made me so mad in that book. I have no problem with people being fuck buddies or whatever they want, but even in a situation like that there has to be a level of respect and Bianca going along with it all while he called her that made me sick. As for The Vincent Boys I have to admit up front that it was a DNF for me. The speed at which Beau jumped in on Ashton when Sawyer was out of town made me sick. Beau's cousin Sawyer is a church going goodie two shoes and once he is out of town he is sneaking over to Sawyer's girlfriends house and trying to get in her pants! Now, she wasn't innocent and was definitely a willing participant but it didn't work for me because it made Beau out to be a snake who I could never fall for so there was no way the story would work for me!
Ok so that last paragraph did end up getting a little ranty but I am done now, I promise. Oh and sorry about all the profanity. But my list makes me so curious about what other people think so be sure to weigh in on this one. Do bad boys work for you? Let me know when they do and when they don't!
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