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Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel sDanika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine?For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard, and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.Bad Things is about Tristan and Danika, and their train wreck of a love story. This series can be read as a standalone, or with the Up in the Air trilogyBad Things is a full-length novel, at roughly 105,000 words.This book is intended for ages 18 and up....

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Bad Things Reviews

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2019-01-27 19:03

    Holy hotness, guys!! You HAVE to meet Tristan Vega!! “I’m going to fuck you hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It.” *fans self*I loved this book!! It made me swoon, squee, and swear which pretty much is the perfect mix, right?I couldn’t put it down. Another winner from R.K. Lilley!When Tristan unexpectedly becomes a fixed part of Danika’s world, he throws her whole life out of whack. Fun, flirty, and bossy with a devilish charming that could get just about anyone to do just about anything, he was Trouble with a capital T and just what Danika was trying to avoid. He was ripped, tattooed and baked the hell of chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and did I mention the dimples yet? ‘cuz, SWOON!! They quickly worked out a “friends-only” rule but guess how long that lasted?“I’m bad… when it comes to relationships, which is why I don’t do them.”I couldn’t help it. I had to ask. “So what do you do?”“Hookups. Brief, casual hookups. How about you?”I shook my head, pursing my lips at him… “I do relationships. No exceptions. Never had a casual hookup in my life.”He sighed… “Well I guess that makes things less complicated. We’ll be friends, then.”Try as they might to keep things platonic, their feelings just could not be ignored.Let me tell you guys, Tristan and Danika had CHEMISTY!! Off the charts, scorching chemisty! Their banter had me smiling almost non-stop. Danika was sassy and sarcastic and Tristan was bossy and charmingly charismatic and their combination made for some absolutely brilliant scenes!“You making a move on me?” I called out to him, but I wasn’t pushing him away…His smile was innocent enough, but i thought there was a hint of something else in his eyes.“Just dancing, sweetheart.”The whole book just flowed. From start to finish it kept my attention and made me steadily fall deeper and deeper in love with the story and the characters.They were opposites in so many ways. Danika only did relationships and Tristan only did hook ups. On the surface that might just seem like personality traits but in reality it was the heart breaking events from their past that had shaped them into people who needed that. Danika came from an abusive home and craved the commitment and stability of a loving relationship. Tristan had fallen in love young and had thrown himself wholeheartedly into a relationship only to have his heart broken and trodden on by the one person he was committed to. They both had trust issues and deep hurts but at the end of the day they both cared deeply for each other… it was just a question of admitting it to themselves. “Tell me not to kiss you.”“Don’t kiss me.”“Mean it.”“I can’t.” I have to admit, I didn’t expect how strongly and completely I was going to fall for Tristan. But guys, I fell HARD. Oh my Lord! This guy baked, had tats and dimples. That alone would melt my heart but he was also the lead singer in a rock band, was insanely protective of Danika and took “charming” to a whole new level. The things he said just made me SWOOOOON. He cared SO much her. You could feel it in every action he made.There were times when I wanted to shake him but my heart also broke for him. You could just tell that he was one of THE good guys. You know? The one’s who’ll put their everything on the line for their girl. But after having his heart broken before, he had become guarded – determined never to put himself in that position again. Ever. But something about Danika was different and brought out the part of him that wanted to commit… he just couldn’t. Not at first. It was so hard for him to give his heart over again. But what that meant was that when he did, it was that much more meaningful because it showed not only the depth of his feelings but also the depth of his trust.And seriously, have I mentioned how protective he was? There is just something about an Alpha who is willing to do ANYTHING for his girl that just makes my heart race.Danika was a strong-willed yet very sweet heroine. I took a strong liking to her and felt very sympathetic to the things she went through. It was nice to have a heroine I didn’t get frustrated with. Her back story was just plain horrible. Seriously, the poor girl!! Life had really screwed her over but I absolutely adored that Tristan not only wanted to hear about it but also wanted to talk with her about it, openly, honestly.They built a wonderful friendship filled to the very brim with scorching sexual tension… no joke, we’re talking off the charts hotness here! No kink, but Tristan was definitely Dominant in the bedroom and trust me, you will be fanning yourself …“Danika, sweetheart?” He rasped.“Yes, Tristan?”“I’m done being sweet, if you don’t mind. I’d like to fuck you really hard if that’s okay.”But all good things must come to an end. At the end of the day, they were both just so strongly shaped by their past. Tristan couldn’t do commitment and Danika couldn’t do casual and when the hurt came, it HURT. I understood where both of them were coming from but it didn’t stop it from being oh so painful.But I loved seeing them work through it. And, as with every other part of their relationship, it was with openness and honesty. Yes, there were some pretty painful, gut-wrenching mistakes made but because of how much I felt I understood what led up to it and because of the way they worked their way back together, I never found myself frustrated with the story. Yes, I swore (out-loud) and I might have face-palmed once or twice but at the same time, I loved it! A lot of it was really about Tristan figuring out what his heart wanted. Everyone makes mistakes and everything about him was just so genuine and sincere that I couldn’t help but forgive everything he did that hurt my heart and Danika’s especially given his profuse and sincere apology. And, to be fair to him, his mistakes were never stupid, they were understandable given his past… they just hurt like fucking hell.The ending built in intensity. There were ohhhhhhh FUCK moments, tragic moments and finally happiness.There is no relationship cliffhanger at the end but their story is far from over. We are treated to the first chapter of the next book at the end of this one which gives a solid idea of where their story will go. Also, given some of the things we know about their future from Up In The Air, we know they have a rocky road ahead of them but I am so looking forward to seeing them work through it.The author has said that she is 99% sure that this will be a 2-book series and she has a whole series of FAQs that I’ve linked at the bottom of the page here. I have come to really trust this author’s writing and I can’t wait to see where she takes their story next.Timeline-wise, this book took place before In Flight and we actually get several awesome cameos from James Cavendish (the hero of the Up In The Air series) but in his pre-Bianca days. But it was cool to get to see him in a whole new light because we knew him as the kinky fuckhot lover, but in this book we actually get to see him at work.There are no spoilers in this book for the Up In The Air series. I’d really call this a spin-off series. Many of the characters in from the UITA series not only make an appearance, but are main supporting characters in this book but at the same time, you could easily read this as a stand alone. My personal recommendation though would be to read the UITA series in full first. I think you’d get the most complete picture that way but it’s not absolutely necessary. R.K. Lilley’s writing is addictive, her stories are captivating and you are guaranteed to fall in love with her characters. There is a reason she’s one of my favorite authors! I highly recommend this book! It was an absolutely wonderful read! 4.5 stars!Here's my casting (also, see above):****************** QUESTIONS & ANSWERS about this series from the author!! Q. Is Bad Things going to be a series? A. Yes. Bad Things will be a series, titled Tristan & Danika, and I’m hoping to keep it to two books, both of which will be full length novels.Q. Is this a spin-off of the Up in the Air trilogy?A. I would call this a connected series, rather than a spin-off. In fact, you could even read it standalone, and if you haven’t read Up in the Air, Bad Things does not have any spoilers for the series, so you could actually read it first. Q. Who are Tristan and Danika again? A. These characters were introduced in Grounded, but you don’t have to go back and brush up on exactly who they are, if you don’t remember, as this series introduces them anew, in fact it starts at the very beginning of their love story.Q. What the f*** happened between Tristan & Danika?A. That one I won’t be answering, I’ll be showing, and the answer may surprise you. Their history is a lot more rich and heartbreaking than anyone imagined, and the damage is a lot worse than a limp. Q. If I’ve never read one of your books before, could I start with Bad Things?A. Absolutely! This book has no spoilers for the others, so you could certainly start with this one. Q. Is Bad Things a BDSM series , like Up in the Air?A. It is not. There is certainly an element of domination in the dynamic of T&D’s relationship, and there’s kink, even bondage, but not the S&M. That just isn’t who these characters are, or how they relate to each other.Q. If you had to pick a favorite, which would it be - James Cavendish or Tristan Vega? A. I’d rather pull out all of my hair and shave off my eyebrows than answer that question! I’m totally in love with both of them! Q. How long is Bad Things?A. I just got the paperback proof, and it is 363 pages!Q. When will this book be released on Nook and KOBO?A. Bad Things will be available on Amazon, in paperback, Nook, and Kobo on June 11th. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and Kobo. I’ve also submitted the book for iTunes, but I can’t say when they will make it available, as their review process is arbitrary and drawn-out.For more of my reviews, visit Aestas Book BlogAnd come join the Aestas Book BlogFacebook Page

  • Debra
    2019-02-07 19:54

    ♥ 5 STARS. ♥OH.MY.GOD. I absolutely LOVED this book! After having devoured the Up In the Air-series, I was already a fan of author R.K. Lilley, but now I just became an even bigger one. Seriously, if you have not read this book yet, read it ASAP! I assure you, you won't regret it. This book had all the ingredients for it to be an absolute MUST READ.I loved Danika's sarcasm and feisty character, Tristan's sexy bad boy-attitude, their playful banter and let's not forget, the "off the charts" HOT sex scenes, including a certain scene on the hood of a car..."I am going to fuck you hard on the hood of this car in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It."♦ THE STORY ♦Danika has not led an easy life so far. Having been through a dramatic youth and being estranged from her only family members left, she's become an expert at keeping people at a distance. At the age of twenty one, she feels like she has finally found her place in life. She works her way through college by working as a nanny for a family who has become a huge aspect of her life. She has a few close friends and enough chores to keep her busy throughout the week. Her life isn't perfect but it's peaceful and in control and that's exactly the way she likes it. In the past, Danika has always fallen for the bad boys who left her feeling heartbroken and empty inside. So, she has decided to stay single for a while and to stay clear any tempting bad boys. But then she meets Tristan Vega, the ultimate bad boy. The moment she meets him, she knows he's trouble with a capital T. And yet, with his irresistible charms, she can't seem to stay away from him."He smiled his best smile, the one that ruined me for every other smile in the world."Tristan is the perfect charmer; he's sweet, playful and little bit arrogant. Aside from being a club promotor in Vegas, he's also the lead singer of an upcoming band and has women lining up to get a slice of his attention. All in all, he's the ultimate player. Which is why Danika has decided nothing can ever happen between them. Danika is the kind of girl who only ever has serious relationships while Tristan is the opposite, he has nothing but casual hook-ups. But Tristan and Danika become fast friends, best friends even, who trust each other no matter what. They're comfortable around each other and for the first time, in a long time, Danika, who has always been a control freak, starts to enjoy the little things in life. "For the first time in my life I trusted someone enough to take that control from me, I gave him that control willingly, and that trust healed something raw and aching deep inside of me."Tristan shows Danika that it's okay to have fun every once in a while. He takes her out, and together they start partying almost every night. But, the more time they spend together, the closer they become and the more the sexual tension grows between them. They even make up a list of rules to follow so they won't tempt each other to cross the line of their friendship. But after a while, the inevitable happens and when they *finally* become more than just friends, they both know there's no turning back.**"Danika, sweetheart?""Yes, Tristan.""I'm done being sweet, if you don't mind. I need to fuck you really hard now, if that's okay."**"I know what you taste like. I know how it feels to have you come against my tongue. What it feels like to have you clench around my cock when you lose your fucking mind. And you, you've tasted me. I've shoved my cock so deep down your throat I felt your tonsils, Danika. Are we going to forget all of that? I've had my mouth all over you, my hands...my teeth. And your cunt has squeezed my cock so tight that my vision went blurry. Am I supposed to forget that, too?"They both knew from the start; bad things were going to happen if they spend too much time together...But neither of them can resist the urge of spending as much time with each other as possible. Which sometimes, as a reader, felt like witnessing a train wreck without being able to look away. They love each other and they're pretty much perfect for each other, yet, drama seems to follow them around whenever they're together. They have so much in common, but when it comes to certain matters, they're complete opposites. The question is, will their love be enough or will their differences be their undoing? Because of the beautiful moments they've shared (view spoiler)[I can't help but hope they will get their HEA... (hide spoiler)]."When it's right, like it is with us, it doesn't make your life harder, it makes it better, even when it's hard. I've never been as happy as I've been with you and I don't begin to know how to get past that."A little warning for future readers: during the last few chapters, something happened that I did NOT see coming, something that left me emotional and heartbroken and that even made me shed a few tears.Overall, this book was an absolute page-turner for me. Danika and Tristan's story was unique, different, powerful, funny, sexy and at times tragic, which turned out to be the perfect mixture of ingredients to keep me glued to the pages from the moment I started reading it. And although, it did not end with a cliffhanger, I'm already anxiously awaiting the next part of Tristan and Danika's crazy, wild and beautiful love story!♦ MY CASTING ♦["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Christy
    2019-02-14 19:37

    5 Stars!!!

R.K. Lilley did it again! Now, Tristan was no Mr. Cavendish, but he was pretty damn close. It was intense- sweet, sexy, and an emotional roller coaster, but I loved every minute! Tristan is a club promoter. He is in a band. He is all kinds of sexy and awesome, but he has commitment issues. Danika is working as a live in nanny. She also goes to school full time. Even though she’s only in her early twenties, she is living the life of someone much older. And she ONLY does relationships. No flings, no friends with benefits. EVER. Tristan’s needs somewhere to stay for just a week or so, he crashes with Danika’s boss Jerry. Danika knows Tristan is trouble when she first meets him, but she can’t resist his charms. They become fast friends. ‘I’m bad with relationships with women my own age, too, that’s why I don’t do them.’‘So what do you do?’‘Hookups. Brief, casual hookups. How about you?’‘I do relationships. No exceptions. Never had a casual hookup in my life.’‘Well, I guess that makes things less complicated. We’ll be friends then.’Tristan knows Danika is special. They spend weeks together, dancing, clubbing, just hanging out and getting to know one another. Danika was like a breath of fresh air. A breath of fresh air I didn’t get to fuck.
The sexual tension between them builds and builds... Even though they are ‘just friends’ they find it necessary to make a list of rules... THE FRIENDS DON’T LIST:1- No sex, no making out, no kissing.2- No getting jealous or complaining about who the other one is dating or hooking up with.3- We can hang out whenever we want, but we won’t call it a date, even if we’re doing date-like things.4- No nagging5-Always remember we like each other too much to sleep together, and that sleeping together will ruin EVERYTHING.6- If the words ‘I love you’ are ever mentioned, it will be assumed that it is in a friendship type context7- No talking dirty, or talking about dates with your vibratorThese rules last... but only for a little while. These two just can’t deny what they have together. They are both falling for one another, even though they don’t want to admit it. Tristan will do anything to be with Danika- but she has become his best friend. He can’t risk losing her. He won’t. ‘I want you so badly that I’d do just about anything to have you.’ he said roughly. ‘The only thing I won’t do, though, is risk losing you. Can you promise me that if we do this, I won’t lose you?’So they are able to balance it for a while.We became passionate lovers and stayed the best of friends.These two have chemistry... and let me tell you- it is OFF THE CHARTS! Things don’t stay great for long... Danika is falling even harder for Tristan, but he still can’t admit his feelings for her. He has deluded himself to believe that they are just ‘friends with benifits’ and that just doesn’t work for her. He doesn’t know what to do. He wants to be there for her, but he just can’t be what she needs right now. “I’ll always stick around for you, Danika. I mean that. You’re my best friend. No matter what, I’ll always be there for you, if you want me.”After making some collosel mistakes, Tristan FINALLY gets it together. He realizes what an idiot he has been and that he needs Danika. He doesn’t need all the other girls. He may not be ready to give her those three little words, but he wants her to forgive him, and let him try to be her boyfriend. A title he hasn’t worn in a very long time. “I’ve got no right to ask, but will you give me the chance to prove that I can be better than I’ve been?”“I need you. I’ve never needed anyone or anything the way I need you. I need you in a way that would break me if I ever lost you. Being with you makes every part of my life better. Every second I get with you is the best second of my life. 

If you have read R.K. Lilley’s ‘Up In the Air’ trilogy, you know that this woman knows how to write a sex scene! This book was freakin’ HOT! Smokin’ hot! Tristan was sexy, dominate, and some of the things that came out of his mouth had me fanning myself. Seriously! Once Danika and Tristan are ‘together’ it is NOT all rainbows and sunshine. They have a lot of obstacles and difficulties. I swooned, I smiled, I laughed, I cried like a baby (view spoiler)[OMG poor Jared- I about lost it!!!! (hide spoiler)]. Tristan was one of the sweetest, most charming and sexy leading men. Sure, he was a commitmaphobe with some manwhoroish ways- but I adored this guy! He will make you swoon! Danika was strong, funny and sassy. I really enjoyed her character as well.This story was amazing. Just wonderful. I also LOVED the cameo’s from my very own Mr. Beautiful- James Cavendish. Just so everyone knows, there is NO CLIFFHANGER! But I am extremely nervous to see what is going to transpire in the second book. From seeing where these two end up in ‘Mile High’, I’m biting my nails just waiting for the fall out. Lets hope book 2 comes out soon! A great 5 star read :D“I see now that I didn’t know a thing about love before I met you. When it’s right, like it is with us, it doesn’t make your life harder, it makes your life better even when its hard.”["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kristen
    2019-02-20 20:55

    Full review posted4 CONSUMING but EXHAUSTING stars!HOLY COW! I'm mentally EXHAUSTED! I wasn't prepared for such an angsty, emotional, and gut-wrenching story. In fact, I felt it became a bit over-the-top with the all angst and drama toward the end. However, I was completely spellbound and consumed while reading this book. Where this story really shined for me was in the writing, characterization and chemistry between the two main leads. It was exceptional. In fact, I'm not sure I've read a book that had better characterization or character chemistry.This book revolves solely around Tristan (LOVE his name) and Danika's feelings and relationship.They had incredible chemistry right from the start–which made for scorching hot, passionate love scenes–and I was quickly drawn into their topsy-turvily world. I LOVED both Tristan's and Danika's characters. Tristan is your typical jaded-by-love bad boy whose man-whoring ways left much to be desired in my opinion (I hated that aspect of the plot and his character). But, boy, did he sweep me off my feet with his dimpled smile and off-the-chart charisma. As for Danika...well...she was simply fantastic. I adored her. I sympathized with her. I cried and laughed with her. And I understood her. I lived this book through her eyes and went on the gut-wrenching roller coaster ride that was Tristan with her.My only true beef with this story– other than wishing the author would have include their whole story in one long book instead of two–was the excessive drama and angst...especially toward the end. Other than that, I thoroughly loved reading this book. Angst exhaustion and all. Note: Even though this book isn't the last of Tristan and Danika's story, it does end with a HEA. Thank heavens for that!!!

  • 2019-01-28 01:37

    ♥Oh.My.♥♥God.--------> WOW. <--------Ever since I got a taste of this couple in the “Up in the Air” series, I knew that their story was going to be EPIC.And it is. It so is.♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦Light-footed and heavy-hearted.Controlled.Beautiful.And she doesn’t want to fall in love again.Love is too fragile. Too toxic.And then she meets Tristan. Oh, he’s a bad boy.The bad boy.With an angel’s face and the devil’s body.A burning smile and wild-fire hands.And charm that, alone, could light up Vegas.And then he meets Danika.With an attraction between the two that leaves them both shaking from resistance, these two find themselves in a white-knuckled romance that unravels them both.And try as they might to stop it from consuming them both…They can’t. “I know what you taste like, Danika” I interrupted, my tone harsh. “I know how it feels to have you come against my tongue. What it feels like to have you clench around my cock while you lose your fucking mind. I’ve shoved my cock so deep down your throat I felt your tonsils. Are we going to forget all of that?”“I’ve had my mouth all over you, my hands… my teeth. And your cunt has squeezed my cock so tight that my vision went blurry. Am I supposed to forget that, too?”“I’m going to fuck you so hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It.”♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦This is Danika and Tristan’s story.And it’s only the beginning.

  • Raine Miller
    2019-01-27 18:49

    A masterpiece! Tristan and Danika have a story told so realistically by R.K. Lilley, you'll ache for them in BAD THINGS, and have a hard time remembering this is a novel. A very well written novel at that. Off the charts sexy, soul-baring emotion, and explosive chemistry between the two mix together here into pure literary gold. BAD THINGS is a beautiful thing!~Raine MillerNYT's Bestselling Author of The Blackstone Affair

  • Lisa Jayne
    2019-01-29 21:04

    FOUR.5 TRISTAN STARS."I fell apart and came back together again, my whole world thoroughly rocked."Welcome to 'Bad Things' a novel that combines easy reading and combustible in one addictive story. A tale about a love that is as much messy as it is meant to be. R K Lilley's books are a reading habit that I don't want to break anytime soon. I loved the 'in flight' series, James Cavendish is more than a little unforgettable, so it goes without saying that I was more than looking forward to what 'Bad things' would deliver.What's it all about?Along with her therapists help, friends advice and a drink or two, Danika has sworn of the perpetual bad boy. Having two failed relationships that would make a car crash look pretty, Danika is determined she will stay single. only problem is she has been labelled as a love addict and Tristan Vega has just walked into her life. Tristan is a jack of all trades, hardworking playboy. relationships are certainly not his thing, so when he encounters Danika, a friend who more than meets his match this bad boy feels like breaking the rules. With secrets well hidden and hearts on the line can this duo make it to the end or will what brought them together force them apart.The characters ...Tristan Vega is utterly delicious, charismatic, charming and described to bad boy perfection, not to mention he also has the tattoos and dimples to match. I can say without doubt that this character has hit my top five, he has spades of goodness but the package doesn't come without fault, this charmer has commitment failure written all over him along with some serious anger management issues, it's a rocky journey from start to finish with this gorgeous bad boy.Danika is a book sweetheart, sassy confident and utterly likeable, she's as much beautiful as she is attracted to the wrong man. A character who is easy to fall for but has a large case of the needy girlfriend factor, with a loveless past and heartbreaking upbringing this character needs more than words to reassure her fragile heart.What I loved ... This author has a wicked talent for writing the most scrumptious male characters. I'm suggesting good reads has it own Oscar ceremony and RK Lilley should win best prize for creating these addictive male counterparts. That's not forgetting that she also creates a platform for a loveable heroine - hooray, this makes me one happy reader. The chemistry was I.N.S.A.N.E what this author can't create with words in a standoff between lovers ain't worth thinking about. One word to sum up this novel? (yes you guessed) H.O.T I enjoyed the push and pull of the fractious relationship. Best sexual tension in a book EVER, I seriously thought my kindle was going to spontaneously combust. 'Bad things' is a mix of intoxicating passion and a whole lot of failure to commit, it almost had it all for me but I couldn't commit to the full five so with that being said ..Why not five?Straight up this book was a five star read for me right up till about 70% mark then the double standards and immaturity started to come into play. I found myself irritated with both Tristan and Danika and it took the five star shine off for me. It's a HUGE shame that the last 30% rattled my rating, but don't be mislead by my 'why not five' this book is worth a read I'm sure you'll fall in book love.Final thoughts ...If you loved RK Lilly's In Flight series then this is not to be missed. If you like a story with a troubled love vibe then this will hit the spot. Great characters, plenty of hot and spicy and it also has a sneaky peek back to some of our favourite characters from the in flight series. You like the sound of this? Go get it readers ...

  • ~ Becs ~
    2019-01-23 01:57

    If, like me, you’re a bit of a R.K. Lilley fangirlie, then you’re probably already a little familiar with Tristan and Danika. We’ve had a few teasing hints of their story in the Up In The Air Trilogy. We know that they were not speaking to each other, that Danika limps and this has something to do with Tristan and that she has forgiven him but is unable to forget what has happened in the past. It’s all very mysterious and we begin this one years before when Danika is just twenty-one and they meet for the very first time.Danika is instantly attracted to Tristan but he makes it clear that he is only into random hook ups with women and doesn’t do relationships. Danika, having grown up without much in the way of love, is always looking for relationships, desperate to be loved and is a bit of serial monogamist. They get on so well together and agree to be best friends and never allow a sexual relationship to damage that relationship. They mean a lot to one another and, despite the deep attraction they both feel, agree to just be friends and even make a list of rules to abide by.Danika is such a sweetheart – she’s refreshingly honest, sarcastic, sassy, a fantastic dancer and is like a breath of fresh air to Tristan who is used to false, fake women. She’s had a hard and challenging childhood that’s shaped the way she feels about relationships today. She just wants to belong to someone and for them to belong to her, to be loved in a way that one one has ever loved her. They spark up an incredible friendship and start to mean so much to one another that they fear that their sexual attraction will ruin it and Tristan is desperate not to lose her.Well, R.K. Lilley has done it again – she’s made me fall hard for her hero. Just how much did I love Tristan? Let me count the ways. He’s tall, handsome, built like a line-backer, muscular, sexy, devilishly charming, full of charisma and has a commanding presence that you just know is going to make him instinctively dominant in the bedroom. He’s a lot of fun and can actually be quite sweet. I quite simply ADORED him. I felt sad for him that he was so closed off to relationships and can see, of course, that Danika is 100% perfect for him but he’s just blinkered to those ideas but is pretty much infatuated with her and can’t bear the thought of losing her friendship. He makes a lot of mistakes but he’s big enough to admit when he’s wrong and realise how important Danika has become to him.I really enjoyed this book – it’s so very sexy and charming. I fell a lot in love with Tristan possibly even more than Mr Cavendish and I adored him. There’s a few really sad moments that will have your eyes misting and I feel like we’ve only just begun – we know there’s much more to come and that it’s going to get darker. and that there’s a lot of pain ahead of them I’m incredibly invested in these two already and can’t wait to get further into their story in the upcoming Rock Bottom, in fact I’m desperate for it!! This all just felt so real, so well written – every emotion, every whisper from these two and I felt like I was right there with them. Totally Awesome.James Cavendish makes a few cameo appearances and this is Mr Cavendish before he meets Bianca in his playboy days and I confess I swooned every time he made an entrance!4.5 beautiful sexy starsFor more reviews, please visit Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews or visit us on Facebook.

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2019-02-19 21:48

    "Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other."That's what Danika thought when she first met Tristan and she wasn't exactly wrong. She has always been attracted to bad boys but they are bad news for her. On top of that, Tristan only does hook ups and Danika only does relationships so her and Tristan decide to just be friends. And that really is for the best because they've both been through a lot in the past. If you read the Up in the Air series, you've met Tristan and Danika and you what know what's going on with them...well, a little. This is what happens before so you don't need to read that series to read this one. That being said, READ THIS BOOK! Holy Awesomesauce...sooo good. Tristan is yummy, Danika is feisty, the sex is AMAZING, it's emotional and of course, there's lots of drama! Another book that just sucked me in and I couldn't put it down. Tristan...WOW! and what's weird is that I didn't feel that way reading the Up in the Air series, obviously because of how Danika is in that series and that's what just reeled me in. What could possibly have happened? He is a Rock Star, Sex God, can cook like no other, women, animals and kids love him, and he has dimples, muscles and tattoos, oh my!...the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, he does have some faults...and they are doozies! But it was wonderful getting some chapters in his POV. I love Danika! I'm sorry to keep saying this but if you've read the Up in the Air series, your heart goes out to her. She's a fighter though so you know it had be to something serious and it's just killing me to not know! UGH! I do love that she finally took a chance on Tristan and is living in the moment and letting go of being so in control. Tristan + Danika = HOT STUFF! I just can't say that enough...you have to read this just to read the sex scenes!! ;) Let's just leave it at...anywhere and anytime!!There are a lot of great characters in the story...I especially loved Tristan's brother, Jared, and Frankie, whom we've met from...you guessed it, the Up in the Air series. We didn't get a lot of Frankie in that series though so it was great getting to know her better. Of course, lovely Mr. Cavendish makes several appearances. (You may get a little, slight spoiler about him if you read this book first but it's nothing you won't find out fairly early in his series.)Some of the drama is over the top...and excessive. I felt like both Danika and Tristan weren't learning from their mistakes. And I was a little disappointed at Danika's change of behavior in the last half of the book. There's also a major scene that happens towards the end and to be honest, I'm not really sure the reasoning's behind it. There is no cliffhanger...the story is just unfinished. Thankfully, we do get an excerpt of the next book, Rock Bottom, which had even more drama! And the title is a little scary but I still can't wait!Favorite quotes: ♦ "On behalf of men everywhere, thank you for wearing sexy f*cking shoes. I’ll try to remember not to walk too fast.”♦ “All I heard just now was ‘blah, blah, blah Danika wins’.”♥ "Were you taking your own version of a ‘shower’ in there?”♥ “I’m going to f*ck you hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It.”

  • Mo
    2019-01-25 18:58

    Saw some good reviews for this one here and decided to give it a go. Was not disappointed. I really enjoyed it. As one reviewer said, it flowed. Tristan Vega, very nice indeed. Tough Rock Star. Danika, bit messed up by her past – They are friends but can they stay just friends. Don’t think so, their attraction is too hard to resist. Good solid story. Look forward to reading more about this couple.The "just friends" thing has Tristan needing to take many showers...[image error]

  • Geri Reads
    2019-01-24 01:58

    4.5 super hot, rollicking stars!Considering how I disliked R.K. Lilley's Up in the Series, I wasn't expecting much of anything going into this book. But color me surprised, I actually ended up loving it. Yes, it was angsty, both the MCs annoyed at me at some point, some of the drama were a bit juvenile, and yet, I really enjoyed the whole thing. To me this has an entirely different feel than Up in the Air series and I find Danika and Tristan's story more relatable, more gritty and more raw than Up in the Air. In other, I was totally engrossed and invested in their story. TristanTristan was a super-hot, tattooed, bad boy, club promoter/rock star with a wicked sense of humor. I loved his sense of humor especially when he was with Danika. But beneath all that was a troubled young man. I felt that in this book, we barely scratched the surface of who Tristan truly is. And as we have seen from Grounded, he definitely went to hell and back. I loved the fact that he was flawed. I felt it added to the complexity of his character. I mean, he did some things that were just terrible. TERRIBLE. And he hurt Danika real bad. But the readers also get to see his vulnerable side especially when it comes to his relationship with Danika and his family. DanikaDanika hasn't had an easy life. She had a shitty childhood and because of this, she has some self-esteem issues, not to mention she seemed to be attracted to guys who are totally wrong for her. When she met Tristan, she can't deny her attraction to him but she knows he could be very bad for her. She knows it but she can't seem to help herself anyway. Their RelationshipAt the onset, Tristan was attracted to Danika and vice versa. I was glad this wasn't some case of insta-lust or inta-love. Yes, the attraction was there but they didn't immediately act on it, which is probably why I liked this book in the first place. See, Tristan doesn't do relationships. He's content with casual hook-ups. On the other hand, Danika doesn't do hook-ups or anything casual. She's a relationship kind of girl. See the dilemma there? “I know. Just too old to be dating eighteen-year olds, or even twenty-one year olds. Frankly, though, I’m bad with women my own age, too, when it comes to relationships, which is why I don’t do them.” I couldn’t help it. I had to ask. “So what do you do?” “Hookups. Brief, casual hookups. How about you?” I shook my head, pursing my lips at him. I couldn’t quite believe that we had jumped to this already. He was a man to be careful of, to be sure. “I do relationships. No exceptions. Never had a casual hookup in my life.” He sighed, measuring some flour into the mixing bowl. “Well, I guess that makes things less complicated. We’ll be friends, then.” Easier said than done. They fought their attraction to each other, ignored their chemistry, all for the sake of their friendship. They even made a "Friends Don't List" to protect themselves from each other. Yeah, like that would work. To make the long story short, the Friends Don't List was an epic failure. Of course, they just had to get to together. As a reader, I was happy when they finally got together. I mean, it was inevitable but this is when bad things really started to happen. Bad, bad things. Halfway through, I was crying ugly tears, I was mad at Tristan, I wanted to strangle Dean and throw my Kindle across the room at the same time. OTT, I know but this book had seriously put me through the ringer. And just when I thought, all the drama is finally over, the rug got pulled under my feet. Something bad happened to Tristan's family member, which was really, really sad and really, really made me cry. I wasn't expecting that, which made it all the more sad. Anyway, I can't wait for the next book. There wasn't really any cliffhanger here. The book did end with Danika and Tristan together. But for those of you who have read Grounded, you know some very bad things are in store for these two. So yeah, can't wait for more angst the second time around. Before I forget. I know you're all dying to know. Well, this book...Peace out!

  • DKristin
    2019-02-10 01:04

    OKAY!I have been waiting on this book since forever it seems... and I'm happy to report that the wait was so worth it. I give it 4.5 stars but I bumped it up for rating purposes. Bad Things tells the story of how Danika and Tristan, who we are introduced to in the Up In The Air Trilogy, met and proceeded to fall in love. First off this shit is H-O-T!!!!! Like change your panties multiple times kind of hot. It takes them awhile to get to that part of it but once they do..."I don't want this to be calculated for you... I want you to let go. I want you to submit. I want to make you lose your mind. I want you to be so far gone that the only word left in your vocabulary is my name.""I know what you taste like...""I'm going to fuck you on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It."There is absolutely no doubt that these two are in love and well before either one of them is willing to admit it - we know it! They are comfortable with and insanely attracted to each other from day 1. They quickly become one of theCRAZIESTcouples ever... in life! They are both ridiculously jealous, possessive, they are fearful of each others feelings and their own. They fight and say crappy ass shit to each other and they both have had a shit start in life to overcome. Through it all though you will never doubt that these two are so very much in love and even though they may be bad for each other at times you can't help but to route for them. We get to see Tristan trying to make a name for himself and Danika trying to figure out her purpose in life. We by no means get a resolution to any of that in this first book but we definitely get a good foundation for where they end up in the Up In The Air Trilogy. Mr. Beautiful himself makes a few appearances as well.*Swoon*Just like in the Up In The Air Trilogy the supporting characters were also dynamic and easy to get invested in as well. This review may be just a tad bit biased because I have a total lady boner for R.K. Lilley... but I promise you it doesn't matter if I do kiss the ground that an author walks on, if it wasn't good I would keep it real with you. I cannot wait for the next book in this series especially because of where and how we find this couple in the Up In The Air trilogy - I'm a little nervous as to what this next book will bring. I truly hope though that they get their HEA!!! Be prepared to swoon, throw things, laugh, cry, and cream reading this one folks!!!!My TristanMy Danika

  • Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
    2019-02-13 01:37

    R.K Lilley has wOwed me again!!I really didn't think it was possible for any book to come close to James Cavendish but this book has.Danika works at her friends house as a nanny for the past 2years and meets Tristan through her husband. Danika has been through some pretty sad things in her past.Danika:Tristan:They quickly become friends partying it up. They are both very attracted to each other and its obvious they want each other.The problem is- Tristan doesn't DO relationshipsDanika doesn't DO 'casual' flings. They agree to just be friends and make a list of things Not allowed"1. No sex, no making out, no kissing." 2. No getting jealous or complaining about who the other one is dating or hooking up with. 3.We can hang out whenever we want, but we won’t call it a date, even if we’re doing date- like things 4. No nagging. 5. Always remember that we like each other too much to sleep together, and that sleepingtogether will ruin EVERYTHING. 6. If the words ‘I love you’ are ever mentioned, it will be assumed that it is in a friendship type context 7. No talking dirty, or talking about dates with your vibrator.Their friendship is tested time and time again to a point that its undeniable that they are more.Once they cross that boarder of friendship there is no going back."There was no question—I’d never been so in love. In fact, the way I felt around Tristan made me question if I’d ever even been in love before at all. Loving him was like that; so out of control that it was hard to imagine there could be anything to compare."They are sooo good together that its actually toxic and their love story quickly turns into a train wreck of emotions.". I hated that you had a word for this . A word made cheap by using it on other men, and"then throwing it in my face, like that should convince me to say it back. I don’t have a word for this, because I’ve never felt this before. But I do love you. I just wish there was a way to explain to you that love is just the start of it, because it’s turned into so much more for me.”Sometimes loving someone makes you crazy, and not in the good kind of way...But is love enough to keep them together or will it blow up in their faces? I sure would love to find out in the next book :D

  • Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
    2019-02-02 17:52

    1st time read from July 17-19 20135+++ Rating My TristanMy Danika “I knew that we were going to be a dangerous combination. Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other.”~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Well I am going to go on the limb here and say this is MY FAVORITE of all R.K. Lilley's series. Even though seeing some of the characters from Up In the Air series made me sequel like a true fan girl this book still blew my socks off. Sorry Mr. James Cavendish and your mind blowing sex and raunchy behavior, Sorry! but Tristan is the sh**!!! *ducks to avoid rotten tomatoes from Cavendish lovers* Hey just think! He's ALL yours. I'm going to keep this hottie and hiss MAGIC hands aaaaaaaaall to myself... however, I'll be nice and will approve conjugal visits... I have a FABULOUS secretary to process them.Anywhoooo... I loved Tristan & Danika chemistry, I loved how they fell into each other. I loved how their "friendship" grew. Both made big mistakes in denying themselves how awesome they are together. But once they finally got on the same page everything seems to have spiraled and that scared me! (because I know something happens to (view spoiler)[ give Danika that limp and break those 2 apart. (hide spoiler)] Even with all that they NEED each other... they are hot to the point of combustible but they need each other so bad to heal their wounds. I loved it! I loved the drama and emotional level of their relationship! Tristan the ultimate protector but as all protector are they need that role because of their messed up pasts. It is the way to maintain control of their lives (in my opinion).“Something inside of me, in the way I'd been shaped, made it so hard to change the way my mind worked, and the way it worked was twisted. I felt so much shame when things were out of control, and that control had always included sex.For the first time in my life, I trusted someone enough to take that control from me, I gave him that control willingly, and that trust healed something raw and aching deep inside of me.”Those of you waiting to read it till book 2 comes out it's not really necessary... The book has an emotional ending BUT it is not a Clif-Hanger type of ending. Please read it... it's AWESOME!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Katy Loves Romance ❤️
    2019-01-30 18:50

    Everyone has to Meet Tristan and Danika Star's*****Whatever your doing Put it down because everyone needs to meet Tristan!! TRISTANDANIKAI have been waiting what feels like a lifetime for this book, we were introduced to them in the up in the air series with Mr James Cavendish and Bianca. Danika's got a limp and they are hostile towards each other I was very intrigued to what there story was and how is it going to end!! I am happy to say this one did NOT disappoint I was captivated by there story from page one!! But it's one hell of a roller-coaster, this is not a simple boy meets girl and falls in love story! It kept me on my toes throughout... I Cried, Laughed, Cringed, and fell in love with this pair hook line and sinker! So we go back to the beginning how they met!! and before James and Bianca met this is a story all of there own. Danika is a live in Nanny, it's her job and I would say her family she lives, works, goes to school, walks the dogs, gets the kids up, cooks, cleans etc. That is her life so when Jerry brings in Tristan to there home to stay for a week she's not expecting that he makes a impression on her, you see Jerry likes to bring in musicians into there home who need help - Danika thinks unemployed and judges Tristan.I saw at a glance that the stranger was young, sexy as hell, and straight-up Trouble with a capital T. so when she makes friends with him he in turn teaches her how to live for the now.Tristan is Dominant, strong, possessive, addictive and he also can cook, mouth watering cooking from ingredients not from packets...Which is his first step to making friends with Danika, he shows her there's more to him.He goes on to teaching her how to party and let her hair down.with that comes the drinking!!!Slowly but surely they become inseparable, they have chemistry and HEAT that that is scorching HOT!!! but he doesn't do relationships and she doesn't do hook-ups so they become friends with that comes a list of what they can and can't do and what it balls down to is above all they don't have SEX together as it'll ruin EVERYTHING!!Which is difficult to achieve and they give in EVENTUALLY. "Tell me not to kiss you," he said, when his lips were a breath away from mine. "Don't kiss me," I told him, my voice a breathless rasp. "Mean it," he said, crowding me into the corner of the pool. He tilted my chin up with his finger. "I can't," I gasped."I'm going to fuck you hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It."All the character's played a huge part in this story as well I loved Tristan's brother Jared he has a special place in my heart loved his devotion to both Tristan and Danika, His mum, Frankie you get to see more of in this story and yes I still love her witty self!! I'm going to just let you all enjoy the ride but...I loved every damn minute of this story so far and really looking forward to more of them

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-01-20 19:54

    His kiss was insidious, seeping into every part of me. He took me over in a way I couldn't believe I allowed. A few seconds into the kiss, and I was ready to relinquish all control, which I'd have sworn was the antithesis of everything I was before I'd met Tristan.I knew we were going to be a dangerous combination. Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other.This book! Sweet baby Jebus, THIS BOOK! I was not expecting to be as good as it was or to suck me into the story as it did. Danika has a penchant for picking bad boys. So when she meets Tristan, whose sexy body, dimples and tattoos practically scream out bad, the icing on the cake is he's also in a band. She is determined to keep him at a distance. But as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.Danika and Tristan start out as friends. Tristan is determined to show her a more exciting life than what he sees her currently leading.In the intoxicating mist of Vegas nightlife, drinks, and sexual tension, they begin to get closer.I loved Danika's reference to being drunk as "feeling pretty". She had some of the funniest lines in this book."I named my vibrator after you," I told him with a smirk. "He's small, but he makes up for it by working hard.The sexual tension between these two is scorching. But after one failing relationship after another, Danika is determined to be single, and Tristan just doesn't do relationships. They can only ignore what's igniting between them for so long..."Tell me not to kiss you," he said, when his lips were a breath away from mine."Don't kiss me," I told him, my voice a breathless rasp."Mean it.""I can't," I gasped. And it's not long before a few stolen kisses start to give way to more desperate passions.This book had one of the hottest non-sex scenes I have ever read. I mean scorching, having to ice my ovaries after reading it, HAWT!Now when these two finally give in to the inevitable? Holy.Mother.of.ORGASMS!"Close your eyes," he whispered"Tristan," I began, but he shushed me, pulling a black blindfold over my eyes, and tying it behind my head.The world went dark, and I didn't understand the purpose of this until he began to touch me.He kissed my neck as his hands moved up to my wrists. He cinched the handcuffs on very slowly."Do you expect me to struggle?""No, sweetheart. I expect you to submit."Though Tristan likes his control, and there were several scenes with some very mild restraints, this is not at all a BDSM book. It does have an extremely possessive and sexy alpha male that likes to be in control."What do you want, then?""I want you to let go. I want you to submit. I want to make you lose your mind. I want you do be so far gone that the only word left in your vocabulary is my name."Now there are some things that take place right around the 70% mark and after that i found to be a little irritating. Tristan and Danika's behavior both gets a little juvenile and extreme at times. There were misunderstandings, and lack of communication. However, none of it was enough to take away from the story for me.Of course, Tristan being the stubborn man that he is, there were times where he royally fucked things up. But he does recognize his mistakes, and pursues Danika with a passion."I know what you taste like, I know how it feels to have you come against my tongue. What it feels like to have you clench around my cock while you lose your fucking mind. And you, you've tasted me. I've shoved my cock so deep down your throat I felt your tonsils, Danika. Are we going to forget all of that?"I really enjoyed both of these characters. Danika was quirky, funny, and extremely endearing. Tristan was just swoonworthy and sexy and just AH *dreamy sigh*"But, sweetheart, listen carefully, when I say that I don't need anybody but you, what I mean is that I never have. I need you I've never needed anyone or anything the way I need you. I need you in a way that would break me if I lost you. Being with you makes every part of my life better. Every second I get with you is the best second of my life. I'm not good at expressing myself, not like you are, but I treasure this thing between us. Don't think I don't."The ending gives us a HFN, but...and this is a major but...there is an event that takes place at the end which took me by complete and utter devastating surprise.Ahhhh! That ending!!! Why? Why?!Bumping my rating up to 4.5 after still thinking about this book 2 days later.For more reviews visit:Dirty Girl Romance Book Blog

  • Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
    2019-02-08 21:01

    Ok so in general this book wasn't awful but it had drama overload. Wayyyy too much drama for me. Tristan is an ass and Danika has no backbone. She forgave him too easily. I will NOT be reading the next two books. WARNING! WARNING! Gif overload below! So this is kinda how the story goes:

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2019-02-20 23:48

    5 STEAMY, SEXY, WET, STARS!!!You fucking did it again Ms. Lilley! I’ll tell you, I LOVED the Up In the Air Series and I loved BAD THINGS!!!I don’t really have to explain this story, I mean, there’s no reason why I should. The reason why you should pick up this read and well read it because it’s just FUCKING GOOD!!!BUT if you need to know, there’s Danika, the beautiful and controlled Heroine. Who is absolutely adorable, sexy and just all around awesome. Then there’s Mr. Slutty McSlutFace Tristan, who is hot, sexy, fuckable and yeah a BIG MAN WHORE.Watching him like that on stage was like seeing the puzzle pieces all shifting into place. He was perfect up there, and it wasn’t any one thing that made him that way. It was everything about him.This is all for the makings of an impressive read?WHY YES!So, the storyline is about one thing I love to read….. BEST FRIENDS FALLING IN LOVE!!! And let’s all SIGH right now because we know we love it!Danika understands what Tristan is and she can’t just have casual sex (it’s just not in her nature) but the attraction between Tristan, well it’s just undeniable. Over time, after hanging out, drinking and almost passionate mishaps, they both agree to try friends with benefits relationship.UH OH… we all know what that means.We necked like teenagers in the middle of a bar for God only knows how long. It was insane, and tacky, and wonderful.I told you that I needed you. But now I need you to survive. Forever. I won’t live through this without you, and I’m selfish for telling you that, but it’s the truth.Overall, this was an awesome read. I could have read it in one sitting but I kept on getting distracted by my family. I kind of want to punch myself in the gut for not reading this sooner. Ms. Lilley just knows how to write some good shit. I was engaged, I was entertained and let be put the tiny disclaimer there… even after you did that to me! If you already read it, you know what I mean (view spoiler)[WHEN FUCKING JARED DIES!!! (hide spoiler)] and geez, I had a heart attack, BUT in the end I still love you Ms. Lilley I do.I know this wasn’t really a review, it’s me basically pasting some steamy images, but what’s not to like?BUY.BAD.THINGS and READ.IT. You will wet your panties and have a full grin while doing so.I’m going to fuck you hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And.You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It.It wasn’t a light kiss. It wasn’t a romantic kiss. It wasn’t innocent, or causal, or appropriate for public. It was a down and dirty, suck at my mouth kind of kiss, demanding hungry and perfect.One final note… did I get tingly inside when I realized Danika is half Asian, maybe, but what?! It’s the little things I look for in a read and THANK YOU for that! He tipped my chin up with a finger, then slanted his mouth over mine. Right in the middle of Costco. I thought it was the sweetest thing in the world.For more reviews, visit Jacqueline's Reads AMAZON["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jen
    2019-02-19 23:55

    Nothing sucked worse than having feelings for someone who just may have been your best friend. Especially when that someone clearly didn’t return those feelings.Two words…HOT DAMN! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with more intense sexual chemistry between the two main characters. I could actually feel the heat coming off of these two. As an added bonus we’re treated to an actual story, too. Danika was like a breath of fresh air. A breath of fresh air that I didn’t get to fuck.Danika doesn’t do casual hookups and Tristan never does relationships. The attraction between them is immediate but so is the mutual respect and the fact that they actually really like one another. What are two smokin’ hot people who are wildly attracted to one another but don’t see eye to eye on relationships to do? They immediately agree to keep things just friends only. They even draw up a cute little list of the do’s and don’ts of their relationship in order to make sure things stay nice and friend-like: 1. No sex, no making out, no kissing. 2. No getting jealous or complaining about who the other one is dating or hooking up with. 3. We can hang out whenever we want, but we won’t call it a date, even if we’re doing date- like things 4. No nagging. 5. Always remember that we like each other too much to sleep together, and that sleepingtogether will ruin EVERYTHING. 6. If the words ‘I love you’ are ever mentioned, it will be assumed that it is in a friendship type context 7. No talking dirty, or talking about dates with your vibrator.Seems simple enough. Except it’s not. The more time they spend together, the more items on the list get thrown out the window.”I want you so badly that I’d do just about anything to have you,” he said roughly. “The only thing I won’t do, though, is risk losing you. Can you promise me that if we do this, I won’t lose you?”I didn’t hesitate, didn’t think over the question as I should have. I wanted him, and I wanted him now. “I promise.”I loved this book and not just for the sexy stuff. Both characters were written so well and I felt like I knew them after the story ended. And there was an actual story! I like smut as much as the next gal but I’m really tired of reading sex scene after sex scene with nothing else to go along with it. I get bored, start braiding my hair and think about how I’m not doing enough for that whole world peace deal and the story’s lost to me. Bad Things absolutely captured my attention the entire time and by the end I’d laughed, cried and felt a little sick with worry about what’s in store for these two in the future. What I do know for certain is that I can’t freaking WAIT to find out!

  • Amy (Foxy)
    2019-01-27 20:54

    STEAMY!My kindle was emitting smoke as I read Bad Things. Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other.Danika and Tristan meet through a mutual friend. From the moment they met the sexual tension was high. When these two hook up it's off the charts. Trust issues hinders their relationship around every corner."I see now that I didn't know a thing about love before I met you. When it's right, like it is with us, it doesn't make your life harder, it makes your life better, even when it's hard." -TristanThankfully Bad Things doesn't end with a cliffhanger. Looking forward to continuing with Tristan and Danika in the next two books. *********************************************************Tristan & Danika series is interconnected with Up in the Air series. Each series can be read as a standalone series. Timeline between the two series:{#1 T&A} Bad Things {#2 T&A} Rock Bottom {#1 UitA} In Flight {#2 UitA} Mile High {#3 UitA} Grounded {#3 T&A} Lovely Trigger SERIES:Continuing story.

  • Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
    2019-02-01 23:04

    Re-read Review March 22, 13Just as good as the first time. Love Tristan and Danika and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. :) Initial Review July 20, 13"I knew that we were going to be a dangerous combination. Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other."I have soo many emotions right now. That ending just made me a hot mess. I have so much to say, but just can't seem to get it out....The ending has left me.. Okay I'll try. This is a spin-off from the Up In the Air series. I have been completely stoked to read this. So freaking excited. This story starts off prior to Bianca and James, even before James knew Tristan. Danika is working for Bev and Jerry. To me the coolest bosses ever. She's their nanny, but once she met Tristan she didn't do a whole lot of that, yet never got in trouble, lol. I'm just saying!! But, I'm getting ahead of myself. The day she meets Tristan she automatically senses that something about him is going to change her entire life. She was not wrong.My Tristan"I want you so badly that I'd do just about anything to have you. The only thing I won't do, though, is risk losing you. Can you promise me that if we do this, I won't lose you?"Tristan doesn't do relationships. You'll find out why during the story, but instantly he and Danika both are insanely attracted to each other. But they form a fast friendship and deep connection, so much so that they realize they would rather do anything than to hurt it. Which results in Tristan believing rules need to be made so no lines are crossed that would harm their friendship. Danika"You have me. I'm yours, and I'm not going anywhere, not ever."Of course like all rules, it seemed like the instant they were written they both had trouble not breaking them. As Danika says it almost made it seem like a challenge. Once one line is crossed they all begin to be and once they give into their attraction they can't seem to get enough of each other. It was so good, mmmm mmmm. But, remember Tristan doesn't do relationships so once he realizes Danika is seeing this different than what he thinks it is, everything starts to unravel. I literally could go on and on and on, about this book but, hey, I don't want to ruin it for those of you who haven't read it yet."Tell me not to kiss you." he said when his lips were a breath away from mine. "Don't kiss me," I told him, my voice a breathless rasp."Mean it," he said, crowing me into the corner of the pool."I can't," I gasped.The words had barely left my lips before he was kissing me.I felt like my emotions went everywhere with this book. From the sexual frustration between them, to the the hot things Tristan did to Danika and the things he said to her while he was doing them, to blissful happiness, to complete utter tragedy, my emotions were on a whirlwind.Tristan was like the best guy ever. Holy cow, I was head over heels in love with him. His restraint, confidence, protectiveness, and his complete understanding, not to mention all of those hot showers, ahaha."What do you do to food to make it taste this good?" I moaned. I opened my eyes when he didn't answer me. He was staring at me with a look in his eyes that made me toes start to curl. He set down the uneaten half of his sandwich, striding out of the kitchen."Where are you going?" I called to him."I'll be back in five minutes," he called back. I wasn't sure if I was pleased or appalled when I heard my shower turning on. And dang, I woke up this morning hoping he was in my kitchen cooking me breakfast, sigh, what a disappointment when he wasn't. And then Danika, was so witty. I loved her sarcasm. But I agree, I think she needed to get out and have some fun with Tristan and his buddies. But towards the end, it felt like they just lost control of themselves. Don't worry, I still loved it and it's still going to be 5 stars, it just seemed like they became over possessive, over jealous and always jumped to conclusions in a dramatic form without even beginning to see the whole picture. I love love loved Frankie and Jared!! But oh how I hate Dean. HATE HATE HATE him. This is for you Mean Dean, and I think it's only going to get worse in the next book, if that's possible...But the ending was just so painful. OMG, I had been warned there was a cliffhanger, but I never dreamed this. It wasn't the worse cliffhanger I've ever read, it's just the way it ended. Leaving you wanting more desperately but being too depressed at the same time. If you've read it you know what I mean. I absolutely can NOT wait for the next book in this series.

  • Robin Hill
    2019-01-29 22:46

    This book is #FREE on Amazon right now! Click HERE********************I fell hard for both Tristan and Danika immediately. They are a hot mess and a half so you can just imagine the angst. There's a huge back and forth pull with these two, and by the time I made it to the final misunderstanding/disagreement/overreaction (or whatever you want to call it), I wasn't all that upset about it. I LOVE the couple, but after a while, it's like Dudes! Just chill! Their romance is addictive, to say the least, both to themselves and to the reader, and I will absolutely be moving on to Rock Bottom.

  • Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
    2019-02-13 19:03

    oooohhhhhh..... And.................... it's Tristan/Danika!!!

  • Mia
    2019-01-24 01:07

    5 stars!!I freaking love this series! This was a re-read and I can honestly say I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Anyone who enjoyed the In flight series needs to pick this up, ASAP. We met Tristan and Danika in Grounded, and I instantly wanted to know what was up with these interesting characters that obviously carried lots of history, baggage and tension between them.. I was not surprised the slightest bit when RK announced a spin-off series with Tristan and Danika. What did surprise me what how hard I fell for these characters! Danika, Tristan, Frankie, Jared –I love them all! I didn't expect anything to hold a candle to the In flight series, but RK Lilley completely blew me away with this one.Danika and Tristan are so well written and have so much CHEMISTRY. Their story completely draws you in. Danika knew Tristan Vega was Trouble -with a capital T- from the first time she laid eyes on him, but little did she know what she was getting into... This wasn't insta-love like so many eroticas lately nor was it cheesy long term best friends secretly in love with each other kinda book... it was a good ol' strangers to friends to lovers type romance. It felt so organic, was so fun and easy to read, Danika and Tristan are definitely my all time favourite dysfunctional lovers. So, Tristan doesn't do relationships and Danika doesn't do hookups. So they decide to be “friends”. Neither can deny their crazy attraction so they come up with some rules… THE FRIENDS DON’T LIST:-Because I like you too much to sleep with you-1- No sex, no making out, no kissing.2- No getting jealous or complaining about who the other one is dating or hooking up with.3- We can hang out whenever we want, but we won’t call it a date, even if we’re doing date-like things.4- No nagging5-Always remember we like each other too much to sleep together, and that sleeping together will ruin EVERYTHING.6- If the words ‘I love you’ are ever mentioned, it will be assumed that it is in a friendship type context7- No talking dirty, or talking about dates with your vibrator This lasts… for a while.But less than a month later: “It wasn’t a don’t list, you douche bag, it may as well have been a fucking check-list!” Tristan and Danika's banter is cute and witty, and had me laughing out loud again and agian. The sexual tension was FIRE.“Tell me not to kiss you,” he said.“Don’t kiss me.”“Mean it.”“I can’t.”Needless to say, the friends-with-benefits situation doesn't work for long. Jealousy, feelings and truths get in the way, but they make for a hell of a great story. With a few pre-Bianca James Cavendish cameos and kick ass side characters, this book still holds it place as one of my favorites! TRISTAN TRISTAN TRISTAN! “I want you to let go. i want you to submit. I want to make you lose your mind. I want you to be so far gone that the only word left in your vocabulary is my name.” If you're looking for a fun, steamy and sexy read that still has some substance to it, drop everything and pick this up –you will not be disappointing!Book 2 reviewBook 3 review

  • destini mia
    2019-01-21 23:41

    “Tell me not to kiss you,” he said.“Don’t kiss me.”“Mean it.”“I can’t.”Sassy heroine, witty dialogue, dysfunctional couple… it was like my book soulmate. Tristan:Danika:Danika’s life has been anything but easy and now with her feet under her, she’s determined to keep it that way.I needed stability. I clung to it.And then, Tristan comes barreling into her life and she learns how to let go and live in the moment. Even with the Don’t List they created, she falls hard and deep for him. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.Danika was great and very realistic character. I love how sassy she was and her no bullsh*t personality was refreshing. She was strong when she needed to be but also very vulnerable.“I've been cutI've been opened upI've been shattered by the ones I thought I loved.”-Chalk Outline, Three Days GraceWho was I? Who was somebody like me even supposed to be? Nobody loved me. It didn’t feel like anyone ever had. So where did that leave me?Tristan was broody and mean, but his soft moments melted my heart. You could see the differences between how he was with Danika and how he was with someone else. He’s definitely a favorite of mine but I’m not seeing good things in the future for him…Bad Things is told from Danika’s POV and Tristan’s. I felt everything in this book. Every happy, sad, frustrating, angry moment, I felt right along with them. The dual POV just made it stronger because, even though seeing everything through Danika’s eyes affected me, Tristan was like a freight train of emotions.“I need you. I’ve never needed anyone or anything the way I need you. I need you in a way that would break me if I lost you.”Their relationship was… a beautiful train wreck. They’re not good for each other but there’s no doubt in my mind that they’re meant to be together. When it’s good, it’s great but when it’s bad, it’s horrendous. Yet, I still can’t help but root for them.“When it’s right, like it is with us, it doesn’t make your life harder, it makes it better, even when it’s hard. I’ve never been so happy as I’ve been with you, and I don’t begin to know how to get past that.”I read the Up In The Air series before Bad Things so I know where Danika and Tristan are headed. I just want to know… HOW THE HELL DO THEY END UP THERE? They’re obsessed with each other, their neediness practically bordering on crazy. Tristan must have done something beyond stupid and I’m dying to know what it was.“… you were my strength , when I was too weak to even stand.”

  • Candace
    2019-02-08 22:44

    I really enjoyed this story. Tristan and Danika had amazing chemistry. If you're wondering if you want to read this book, do it! It is a great read.The only thing that kind of bugged me was that when they had disputes, such as Tristan's flirtatious chat with Natalie on the patio, Danika just seemed to get over it with only a few words from Tristan. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I enjoy some serious angst in a book and there's no way some of his actions would have been forgiven so easily.That being said, I really enjoyed the progression of the relationship between Tristan and Danika. The characters were well-developed and the story didn't seem rushed. Danika was a strong and spirited female lead, which is a nice change from many of the weak-minded heroines that seem to be popular. When they finally got together it was hot, hot hot!The ending really threw me for a loop. I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see where the story goes. No doubt, the events at the end of book one will have a large influence on Tristan in the following books.

  • ✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
    2019-01-23 21:07

    WOW!!!! I NEED TO COMPOSURE MYSELF FIRST!!!!! THAT WAS A RIDE, DEAR LORD!!!R.K. LILLEY, YOU ARE REALLY SUCH A GENIUS, THAT WAS SIMPLY BRILLIANT, ACE I have no words!!!!!!!Danika is 21 and works as a nanny while studying. She has been having bad relationships and after knowing her past, I did feel sorry for you! Though, at times, I felt like kicking her.... but not a bad way LOL Enter Tristan, a lead singer in rock group, he cooks, runs errands and please help me, he is so good with his fingers and mouth. And don't get me started with this body muscles *drools* "One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possesed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T" And these two meet one fine day....Tristan comes to stay over at Danika's place as his apartment was not ready. They resist each other and how long can they? Tristan has fetishes too and love his dirty mouth!!! N yes yes yes yes they are explosive!!He made me have some many dirty thoughts, just like Mr James Cavendish did!! " You feel so good. So fucking tight, I'll let you rest after this time, but don't be chocked when you wake up with my dick inside of you sometimes in the night" "You heard me. Suck my dick while I drive. I'll make it up to you later." Please give me ROCK BOTTOM fast!!! <3 <3 A MUST READ BOOK!!!

  • Crystal~BIG book addict~
    2019-02-01 22:01

    Oh boy,The first half of the book had me Danika and Tristan were so funny together. There was so much lighthearted banter and teasing, it was just fun watching how they were getting to know each other. There was a lot of sexual undertones but they were determined to be friends as they just genuinely liked each other so much.“Didn't you know I was out here, just waiting for a friend like you?""Of course I didn't know. I'd have been dancing on top of every bar in town, instead of studying, if I'd known that.""Tell me not to kiss you," he said, when his lips were a breath away from mine."Don't kiss me," I told him, my voice a breathless rasp."Mean it," he said, crowding me into the corner of the pool.He tilted my chin up with his finger."I can't," I gasped.The words had barely left my lips before he was kissing me.” Oh Tristan, you beautiful man-whore you!!“I want to be with you. I’ve made it way more fucking complicated than it needs to be, and I want to un-complicate it. I’ve no right to ask it, but will you give me the chance to prove that I can be better than I’ve been?” These two definitely have a lot of growing up to do and I have a feeling book 2 is going to destroy me. Tristan is a loose cannon right now. We will see how long they can keep it together before the shit begins to fly.....BR with my wonderfully awesome pervy girls, Lanazon, Alex and Mirjana

  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    2019-02-04 23:44

    *****FIVE I LOVE TRISTAN & DANIKA STARS!!!*****Simply AMAZING!!I have been so intrigued by Tristan and Danika ever since they were introduced in the "Up In The Air" series.I knew theirs was a story that was going to be filled with unbelievable passion and despair.Well this book DID NOT disappoint me one bit!I loved ever freaking second of reading this one.This is the beginning of Tristan and Danika's crazy and passionate love affair.From the very moment they meet, the chemistry is off the charts HOT!!I knew that we were going to be a dangerous combination. Bad things were going to happen if we spent too much time around each other>"Danika aka "Boo", is a live in nanny/house keeper/dog walker for Bev & Jerry. Two awesome people that rescued her from her god awful mother!!Danika's mother is a drug addict who did very little to provide her and her sister with a good life growing up.Tristan is the lead singer of a band, a club promoter, and a magician.He's friends with Jerry, who has invited him to come stay at his house until his apartment is ready to be moved into.Danika and Tristan become fast friends but at the same time they are majorly attracted to each other.They try to keep things strictly platonic but when two people spend every waking minute together and even share a bed, things are bound to cross the line!!HOLY SMOKES did they ever cross the line!!I'm talking THREE back to back FRIGGIN chapters of SEX, SEX, oh and did I mention, SEX????? This was just one night they spend having sex!! ONE NIGHT OF SEX WAS THREE CHAPTERS LONG!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHATristan has the libido of, oh, I don't know....SUPERMAN??Not that I was ever complaining!!It was never too much for me! I quite enjoyed every minute of it.That scene when Danika was using her B.O.B. on herself while Tristan was sleeping right next to her was HOT AS HELL!!!! Danika and Tristan's relationship is very sexually charged, and definitely an addiction for the both of them.Danika tends to have relationships with guys that are all wrong for her in hopes of finding the love she never had growing up.She fights her feelings for Tristan but eventually gives in and tells him how she feels.I was so infatuated that I feel asleep next to him, and still dreamed of him, as though being apart, even in sleep, just wasn't an option for my lovesick brain.But Tristan doesn't believe in love.He's been hurt before and he's seen what love has done to his mother.This causes some tension between the two, plus the fact that Tristan has a very bad temper and extremely jealous nature when it comes to Danika. He lands in some hot water and this scares Danika.In the end something will happen to bring the two together."I don't have a word for this, because I've never felt this before. But I do love you. I just wish there was a way to explain to you that love is just the start of it, because it's turned into so much more for me."I know these two have a love that is bordering on obsession for one another, but I SO am rooting for these two!!!I believe they are good for each other and both have been through such horrible childhoods, they deserve to find true happiness with one another.I'm scared for what is awaiting me in book two but am so happy that all books are out so I don't have to suffer for too long!!!

  • Jen
    2019-01-28 22:50

    Okay you’ve probably heard already that this book isDanikaTristanDanika is working as a nanny while going to school. She lives with the family and takes care of two fun little boys, the laundry, cooks, cleans and walks some rambunctious dogs. She meets Tristan through her boss Jerry who likes to bring home struggling musicians. From the beginning there is an attraction to Tristan, but all she can see is “trouble” with a capital T. Tristan is a bad body no doubt about it, but he is also a club promoter and lead singer of a band who needs a place to crash while waiting on his apartment to be ready. Danika decides to tell a small lie to Bev, Jerry’s wife, and pretend that Tristan is her friend and will be staying with them for a while. They actually do hit off and become friends right away. Tristan not only can cook (cookies from scratch just to name one thing), but has magic hands and knows a few magic tricks. He takes Danika out clubbing and shows her how to loosen up and have fun! As they get to know one another the chemistry between these two is off the charts!!In an attempt not to mess up their newfound friendship they decide to create a Friends Don’t List:1- No sex, no making out, no kissing.2- No getting jealous or complaining about who the other one is dating or hooking up with.3- We can hang out whenever we want, but we won’t call it a date, even if we’re doing date-like things.4- No nagging5-Always remember we like each other too much to sleep together, and that sleeping together will ruin EVERYTHING.6- If the words ‘I love you’ are ever mentioned, it will be assumed that it is in a friendship type context7- No talking dirty, or talking about dates with your vibratorEventually they can’t take the sexual tension between them anymore and give in.‘I want you so badly that I’d do just about anything to have you.’ he said roughly. ‘The only thing I won’t do, though, is risk losing you. Can you promise me that if we do this, I won’t lose you?’Soon things get rocky between them as Danika has fallen in love, but Tristan just sees them as “fuck buddies”. After a few weeks of trying to get over her, Tristan sees her at his band’s first gig and decides he needs her. Their reconciliation is awesome to put it mildly…“I’m going to fuck you hard on the hood of this car, in the pouring rain. And. You. Are. Not. Going. To. Forget. It.”I was a bit shocked by the ending. I did not see that coming. I see more trials for Tristan and Danika to overcome, but I can’t wait to see what’s next for them. Oh and I can’t not mention the chicken lady. This cracked me up! Really prized chickens? Who's ever heard of such a thing. Coffeecup was a sprinter to have such short legs! Thanks to him we also got another muddy, schmexy love scene.This was another awesome story/series from R.K. Lilley. Bring on book 2 NOW please!