Title: Bad in Baltimore, Book 3: Bad Attitude
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Characters: Gavin Montgomery and Jamie Donnigan
POV: 3rd Person
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Series
As the openly gay middle son of the most powerful family between Manhattan and Miami, Gavin Montgomery knows his role—look good in a tuxedo and don’t make waves.
Waves are the least of his worries when he tries and fails to keep a friend from jumping off a high bridge. His last thought as he falls in too is that someone else will have to take over as family disappointment…until he’s pulled from the water by a man with an iron grip, a sexy mouth and a chip on his shoulder the size of the national deficit.
Police rescue diver Jamie Donnigan finally has life the way he wants it. Okay, he could have done without losing his father, quitting smoking and watching his friends drift into couple hood. At least he’s managed to escape that particular trap.
When Gavin’s father turns Jamie’s routine rescue into a media circus, he figures if he’s going to suffer for his good deed, he might as well enjoy a roll in the sack. But Jamie’s not immune to Gavin’s cultivated charm…and all the risks that come along with giving in to it.
Bad Attitude, the third book in the Bad in Baltimore series, gives the reader Jamie Donnigan’s story. In this story his character is flushed out a little more, giving the reader a chance to see what makes this cop tick. Even with all his little issues I really liked this guy. The fact that he knows just who he is, and doesn’t make any excuses not even on the job, is a refreshing change from what we usually see in other police characters.
As for the other main character in Bad Attitude, Gavin Montgomery is a bit on the wild side. His introduction into the story is over the top and different from anything else I have read before. In some ways Gavin is not the type of character I would have paired Jamie with, but he does balance the cop out nicely. The men are total opposites and you would not think they would have much in common, yet in the end you see they really do. These guys are strong, take charge, and know what they want, kind of men so it only goes to say that their first physical contact is not what you would expect. Be aware that the scene is hot and burns the pages. Because of the differences in personality these two run into a lot of conflict that will at times leave the reader wondering about the future of their relationship. When Gavin and Jamie do get around to expressing their feelings for each other, I had to laugh, because not even this could be done like a normal couple.
Many of the secondary characters are ones we have met in the previous books. It was fun to catch up with the other couples and some of the help they give Jamie will make you laugh. I am hoping to see more of books in this series, and hope Silver will be the next to have his story told.
The Bad in Baltimore books in series order are:
Reviewed By: Lydia