Review: When Alex Was Bad by Jo Davis (New Author Challenge)

33927507From the back of the book:

A couple plays an illicit game…

After fifteen years together, Alexander and Olivia Quinn have become strangers, both in and out of the bedroom. When Alex is tempted to stray, Olivia steps in with a bold plan to save their marriage: She’ll allow him seven nights of decadent pleasure with anyone he chooses…if he confesses to each liaison in explicit detail. And if he agrees to accept his wife’s wicked punishments.

…but seven sins may be one too many.

Jason Strickland is the Quinns’ new neighbor – quiet, mysterious, and no stranger to the darker side of sexuality. Though he knows he should resist, he becomes a willing player in Olivia’s provocative game. But before the last confession, this simple, sensual bargain will ensnare them all in a maelstrom of passion and danger. Because there’s something about Jason that no one knows – a secret that will lead to a web of betrayal and a plot for murder.

This books was way out of my comfort zone, I don’t usually go for books where one (or both) of the people in the marriage cheats. I’m trying to read at least a couple things a month that aren’t what I would normally pick. There have been a couple of DNFs, but this definitely wasn’t one of them. I loved this book. There is a perfect combination of emotion, suspense and really hot sex. Alex and Olivia are still in love with each other, their respective careers have just gotten in the way. They weren’t spending enough time with each other and drifted apart. Olivia is willing to do anything to save her marriage, even giving Alex the freedom to be with other women. I don’t think this would be practical in real life, but made for some amazing fiction.

the book girl gives WHEN ALEX WAS BAD a 5/5!

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to find out more about the author:

Jo Davis

2 Comments on “Review: When Alex Was Bad by Jo Davis (New Author Challenge)

  1. Book Girl,
    Thank you so much for taking a chance on ALEX! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, and you definitely made a really rough week so much better. 🙂

    Happy Reading!

  2. I’m intrigued – as you say, doesn’t sound like a solution in real life, but for a book might make a terrific read! *adding to my TBB list now*

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