Still a Bad Boy by Ada Scott

Whoa, I was expecting something different. But what I got, way better than expected.


I can’t get him out of my mind, and I can’t keep myself out of his bed


He wasn’t supposed to notice me. Jace Barlow: the most powerful man in the city. Mysterious, scarred, pure muscle and tattoos.

He was my first. That didn’t stop him from pinning me against a wall, using me for his own pleasure until I screamed his name.

Now my boss thinks I’m getting the scoop of the century, but all Jace is giving me is orgasm after leg-quivering orgasm. When he puts his hand on my throat and growls in my ear…

“You are mine.”

I know it’s true.

I’ve fallen hard and I’ve never felt safer…

Until I see him kill somebody.


I dedicated my life to taking down the Picolli Crime Family from the inside. I made a name for myself, the mafia’s most brutal enforcer. I worked my way up the chain, and my revenge came. A righteous bloodbath.

Then I took their place so they could never come back.

Nothing else has ever mattered. Until Kendall.

She was an innocent girl for me to defile, and then leave her ruined for other men like all the rest. But she makes me so hard I ache for release, and for the first time in my life, I want to have her again.

Kendall’s the chink in my armor my enemies have been looking for.

I don’t care.

She is mine and I’ll die before I give her up.

Via Goodreads


This book was kind of intense. And I think I may have a thing for novels that deal with some fictional mob. But that’s okay. Also, I have read the other books in this series as well as another of Ada Scott’s work. I realized that Ms. Scott likes to write about older men with younger women…isn’t that how life kind of works out though.

Anyhow, back to this book. So much tension between the main characters, at first. I was able to get through this entire novel in a matter of hours. It’s really a quick read and seriously entertaining, mostly because I wasn’t sure what would happen next.

Jace is an enigma that I was trying to figure out along with Kendall. Kendall is just a young girl, just out of high school who moved to a big city to live out her dream… and as always, life takes over. It does suck that she’s there trying to gain experience and her job isn’t really giving her much to work with.

Jace has some kind of backstory with a certain mob and it is much of a mystery for a large part of the novel. Along with being involved in the Underworld, he also does run a legitimate business.

Some of those characters though, they’re kind of intense. And then there’s the whole situation with Jace not telling Kendall about his true business. It’s understandable that that happened to be her first reaction. And really, could we maybe for once not have a “saving the damsel from distress” situation? Those do tend to get a little tedious.

It was actually quite amusing to see how Jace and Kendall’s relationship changed throughout the novel. I was glad I had the rest of the books on hand because I don’t know what I would have done with myself if I didn’t have the others to read immediately.

All in all great story. When I finished this novel, a standalone, I wondered how it connected to the other ones available under this “series”. More on those in the reviews for the next few books in the series.

Hope you enjoy!


Links for Purchase:

B&N (Paperback)

Amazon (Paperback)

I also have the option to loan this novel via Kindle. Just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

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