Sunday, August 24, 2014

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Krit Corbin from Bad For You by Abbi Glines with Review

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This week my book boyfriend is Krit from Bad for You (Seabreeze #7) by Abbi Glines.  He's a hot, temperamental, and irresistible rocker.....a total bad boy who has women lining up just to be near him, but when one finally steals his heart.....oh my.....I can't wait for you to meet him.  


Bad for You (Sea Breeze #7)
by Abbi Glines
Published: April 1, 2014
Publisher:  Simon Pulse

Innocence was never meant for the addictive… 

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.

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My Thoughts:  If you have read any of the Sea Breeze series, then you probably will remember Krit Corbin from those books.  (FYI:  This is a companion novel and be read as a standalone).    Krit is the lead singer of the band Jackdown, and has been a secondary character, making appearances in most of the previous novels.  He is a total man-whore.  Women love him and he loves women - or at least taking them to his bed, then he's done with them.  There have only been a few exceptions to this rule and only one that he cared about and lost.  So, before Bad For You, we've only seen Krit as the badass rocker who loves them and leaves them, but in this book we get to know Krit inside and out - the good, the bad, and the ugly.....

Blythe Denton is a shy, sweet, and extremely insecure girl whose life has been anything but easy.  Neglected and made to feel unwanted and undesirable her whole life, she has a hard time understanding why anyone would want her.  Finally she feels free, and is now in Sea Breeze, attending college there.  She has her own apartment, which just happens to be in the same complex as Krit Corbin's apartment.  When Krit first sees Blythe, he knows there is something special about her, whether he wants to admit it to himself or not.  Blythe has no clue who Krit is or what he does, just that he's tattooed, pierced, has black eyeliner around his eyes, and screams bad boy, but she's not intimated or afraid of him in any way.  Krit lets Blyte see a side of him that is real, one that only a chosen few know exists.  Though there is undeniable chemistry and attraction between them, Krit doesn't do relationships and this innocent girl is definitely not someone he wants to get close to in that way, but yet he can't stay away from her, so he decides to be here friend.  Krit helps Blythe come out of her shell and though he thinks he is bad for her, he is really the best thing that has ever happened to her.  Blythe's past has left her scarred, but underneath it all, she is a beautiful, loyal, loving, and passionate person.  Krit sees all this, but so do other guys, which he can't stand, forcing him to have to choose whether or not he is willing to give love a shot.  Just when things seem to be looking up, his past comes up to bite him in the butt and he faces loosing the best thing that has ever happened to him.

I totally loved Krit's story.  While reading other reviews, it seems that people either love it or they don't, and I am glad to say that I fall in the "love it" category.  While Cage York will always be my favorite Sea Breeze guy, I think that Krit is next on my list of favorites, followed by Preston.  While to some, the bad boy and innocent virgin my seem cliche, I think that Abbi Glines did an excellent job and totally rocked the whole concept in Bad For You.  I loved Krit and Blythe's story, and I also enjoyed getting to see some of the characters I've come to know and love from the previous novels make appearances in this book.  If you are a fan of the Sea Breeze series, then I would definitely check this installment out.  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.



“I was completely obsessed with her. Addicted wasn’t a strong enough word. She had surpassed my addictive tendencies, and I was full-blown obsessed.” 




“I’m not sharing. You’re mine. No one will touch you but me. I have an addictive personality. I always have. And you just became my number one addiction. I’m gonna want this. A lot. I’m needy and demanding, and now you’re the only one who can meet that need.” 



“KRIT

"Fuck," Matty whispered.

He'd heard her.

It was me who couldn't breathe now. I had thought it was an accident. But she'd fucking done it on purpose. To protect me. Holy hell.

"I'm gonna go . . . ," Matty trailed off. I listened to his footsteps until he was gone before pulling back and looking down at Blythe. 

"You got in front of a six-foot-three one hundred and eighty pounds of muscle because he was going to hit me?"

She nodded. "It was my fault he was going to hit you. I was just going to stop him." 

She was going to stop him. This girl. Never in all my life did I imagine there was anyone like her. Never.

"Sweetheart, how did you intend to stop him? I could handle him. I've kicked his ass many, many times." I cupped her chin in my hand. "I had rather had him kick my ass than to have anything happen to you. That was fucking unbearable. You can't do that to me. If you get hurt, I won't be able to handle it."

She signed, and her eyes locked back toward the stage. " I made this worse. I'm sorry. Can you go fix things with the two of you so you can get back onstage?"

The distressed look on her face meant I wasn't going to be able to leave. I wanted nothing more than to take her back home and hold her all night. But she was really upset about this. I had overreacted. She had been sitting over here staring at the floor with the saddest lost expression, and I couldn't think straight. I had to get to her. 

"I'll get Green, and we'll go back onstage. But you have to promise me that you won't try and save me again. I take care of you. Not the other way around," I told her.

She reached up and touched my face.

"Then who will take care of you?"

No one had ever cared about that before. That wasn't something I was going to tell her, though. "You safe in my arms is all I need. Okay?"

She frowned and glanced away from me. "I'm not agreeing to that," she said.

God, she was adorable. I pressed a kiss to her head. "Come with me to get the guys," I told her as I stood up and brought her with me.

"You won't do anything to Green then?" she said, sounding hopeful.

"No." Until you're asleep tonight. And then I'm beating his ass.” 




About the Author:
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found atfacebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.
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5 comments:

  1. I remember liking Kritt in those early Sea Breeze books. Glad you enjoyed this one!

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  2. Not that I doubted it but so glad this was another winner from Glines!

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  3. +JMJ+

    I'd turn away at the black eyeliner, but that would be my loss, right? ;-)

    But I might actually like this book, because when they are as polarising as this one seems to be, I often end up on the side which loves it. LOL!

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  4. This sounds quite good, I do not believe I have tried a Glines book Ellen. Hmm, need to fix that stat.

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