Title: Bad For You
Series: Sea Breeze #7
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Synopsis from Goodreads
Innocence isn’t meant for the addictive…The next sultry affair in the New York Times bestselling Sea Breeze Collection by Abbi Glines is unstoppably steamy.
Addiction is part of Krit Corbin’s nature—and women have always been his favorite obsession. But that’s the life of a lead singer in a band. He can have any woman he wants—anywhere, anytime. Well, except for one.
Blythe Denton is used to being alone. The minister’s family who raised her never accepted her as their own, and the cruel minister’s wife made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. So when she finally gets the chance to live by herself, Blythe takes it and moves into an apartment building with a loud upstairs neighbor who keeps throwing parties all night long.
It’s during one such party when Krit opens the door to find his new neighbor standing there. Blythe wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay. She’s nothing like the women who parade in and out of his apartment, but Krit can’t resist her—her brown hair, cute glasses, and sexy innocence is too much for him to ignore.
Determined to win Blythe over, Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet.
Let’s be honest here, I can’t say I was overly excited to have Krit’s story. GASP!! Seeing his previous behavior with Jess and all the groupies did nothing to endear him to me. Although I did question whether his behavior was a form of protection due to his interactions with his sister, Trisha.
The start of Bad for You did nothing to alter my perception of Krit, in fact I probably disliked him more because of his actions YET there is no denying the underlying vulnerability that occasionally makes an appearance.
Blythe on the other hand quickly became one of my favorite female main characters. The emotional and verbal abuse she suffered growing up made my heartache for her. With everything she has suffered she is still one of the most compassionate non-judgmental people you could ever wish to encounter. With her distorted view of herself it was easy to understand the way in which words can so quickly be misinterpreted.
Seeing Krit through the eyes of his friends and witnessing him with Blythe slowly thawed my opinion of him. Finding the right person to fill the void created by neglect in formative years, provided quite a revelation where personalities and actions were concerned. That person providing the positivity required to negate all the negativity built up over the years. Exasperated by trying to fill that void with all the wrong things (in Krit’s case).
As Krit altered due to Blythe so did my opinion of him, something I did not think would happen. Both Krit and Blythe are able to overcome their cruel, loveless upbringings and develop a truly heart-warming relationship.