Aug 11, 2015

Blog Tour & Review-- Bad Intentions by Nacole Stayton

Title: Bad Intentions
Author: Nacole Stayton
Genre: Mature NA Romance
Release Date: August 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I melt.

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

“Sexy beast.”

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

***** 5 Amazing Stars*****

"Our lives are mapped out before we open our eyes for the first time. Some call it destiny. Some call it fate. I call it BS, but that's neither here nor there. Whatever you call it, it's thought about long before we're conceived. Then we're born, and poof- the world introduces us to who it wants us to be."


That's the first word that pops into my mind when I think back on this book. I'll admit, I went in thinking it would turn out one way...but I was so wrong!

This story is beautiful in its own right. Adaley and Ryle had a tale to tell. I fell in love with both of them instantly.

Adaley is a preacher's daughter who was destined to be an Olympic gymnastics star, but her health battled against her. She couldn't stand the talk around town any longer, so she decided to leave her sheltered life and venture to a college far away from home. She wanted a change-boy, did she get it!

"I was suffocating while trying to live up to the gimmick that my life would go back to normal. I had forgotten what my normal was."

Ryle was the complete opposite of Adaley. He lived a life that no child should endure. Everyone thought of him to be a jerk and that's what he wanted-to be void of relationships. But that all changed when he saw her. He knew deep down that he should stay away, but he couldn't.

"Knowing you couldn't have the one thing that you desired more than anything was pure torture, and he wasn't willing to risk the chance of anyone falling in love with him again. To Ryle Benson, torture had become his middle name."

Okay, so I will agree that Ryle was a complete jerk to Adaley. But it was also the whole "boy picks on you on the playgroud and pulls your pigtails" kinda thing. When you were reading in his pov, you felt his struggle

Adaley was the epitome of innocent. That was both her blessing and her curse. Everything was new and exciting, but at the same time, she had to learn the hard way that life isn't always peachy keen.

"Please don't hate me."
"Please don't make me like you, Adaley Knight."
"You're far more beautiful than those scars."

I literally can't even with this book! Yes, I just said that:)

The back and forth between these two, the angst, the feelings, and the common ground make this story absolutely beautiful.

Do you want to push them together? Yes.
Do you want to smack them both upside the head? Yes.
Do you want them both to truly be happy for once? Heck Yes!

"I feel like I'm dreaming."
"If this is a dream, then I don't ever want to wake up."

Not only was this a great love story, but it also included great friendships! Zoe and her brother, Taylor aka "Tank", were the hilarious and caring sidekicks anyone would want. They cared for Adaley and Ryle so much, helped them push their pasts away and to go after what they really wanted.

I could say so much more about this book, but I want everyone to read it for themselves. It should not be missed!

I will give a piece of advice though...grab a tissue. You're gonna need it. I didn't see it coming. That's all I'm going to say;) hehe.

Nacole wrote a wonderful story about first time experiences, second chances, friendship, loyalty, love, and learning to move forward. I wish I could read this again for the first time because I'm so much in love with it!!

"Am I worth it?"
"Love's a feeling. Not a decision. You've been worth it since the very beginning."

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



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