Wednesday, January 17, 2018

We All Love a Bad Boy… Just Admit It

With: Naima Simone

Congratulations to "Anita H.", the winner in Naima's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’m just going to confess… I loves me a bad boy. It might be an addiction. Or a sickness. One I refuse to take medicine for. Unless that medicine includes a book with a broody, alpha, does-your-mother-know-you-kiss-her-with-that-mouth bad boy. I’ve really pondered this subject. Okay, all that musing might’ve included wine, but that’s neither here nor there. The alcohol just helped clear my neuropathic synaptic waves and veins of thought. Ahem. *puts down glass of wine*

First, let’s define a bad boy. According to urbandictionary.com, he is, “A young man who has many characteristics of a naughty boy: he's independent and willful; he does what he wants when he wants; he doesn't follow trends, they follow him; he often looks scruffy, but hip; he's not looking for trouble, but there's a sense of danger about him. For these reasons and more, he's irresistible to women. He's a heartbreaker with five o'clock shadow.” I like this definition. And my favorite part is the heartbreaker with a five o’clock shadow. Hah! ‘Cause that dusting of hair on the jaw is yes-and-amen! There’s a part I don’t particularly agree with—"he often looks scruffy, but hip”—because the cleanest cut millionaire can be a bad boy. But for the most part, I do. Most bad boys simply don’t give a fu—er, rip. I’m not referring to family or friends, or most especially the women he loves. Because he’s fiercely protective over them, and will tear somebody’s head off if they endanger them. He doesn’t care about most people’s opinions about him, what he does, what he says, how he lives his life or doesn’t live it. Honestly, isn’t this attractive? Mainly because a lot of us would love to have this attitude. And for a man to have this kind of swagger is, frankly, hot.

A bad boy isn’t a follower; he’s a leader. Even if he’s a loner, he’s a leader. Which brings me to the next quality of a bad boy. He’s an alpha. And by that, I mean, he’s dominant, loyal, protective and strong (in force of personality, not body size). There’s a sense of danger about him, even if the façade he shows the world is a laid-back joker. For a woman, that threat isn’t to her life, because she instinctively knows he would never harm her. Nope, the threat is to her panties and inhibitions. And let’s admit it. He’s probably destroyed a lot of panties.

Still, why do we love them? Because they sound stubborn, it’s-my-way-or-the-highway-ish, and a bit a-holish. Well, we love the baddest of the bad, the naughtiest of the naughty and the wildest of the wild because we want to see them reformed and tamed. Not changed, because we fell in love with them because of who they are. But we wait with abated breath to see their hearts tamed by that one special woman who is it for him. The one who has this man willingly reforming and abandoning his manwhore ways because she is more than enough for him. She also softens him, reveals his vulnerable side, heals the wounded places. That’s why we love the bad boys and devour books with them in it. To see him become whole for her and only her.

So tell me, who is your favorite bad boy in fiction, film or even that celebrity? Comment below and then enter the Rafflecopter to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

SCORING WITH THE WRONG TWIN


Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves … again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorkable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister.
After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances—and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another…and another…and another…

Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.


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23 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new release!

    I loved bad alpha boys many years ago when I started reading romance. Anne Stuart and Sandra Brown were among my favorites. Now, many years later, I prefer my heroes to be betas. I find their qualities much more attractive and actively seek out books that feature them.

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    1. Hi, Natalija! I loooove Sandra Brown! I started reading her so many years ago, and still do. I haven't read too many books with betas. You'll have to give me some recs! Thank you for stopping by! <3

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  2. Hi Naima, can't wait to read your book. My favorite "bad boy"...well can we say Loki from the Marvels films?? lol He'd be my choice haha

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    1. Hi, Ada! I hope you enjoy Scoring with the Wrong Twin! And yes! Most definitely, you can say Loki! Not only is he a bad bay but an anti-hero, which makes him a double whammy in my book. A delicious double whammy. LOL! I luvs me some him, too! Hee-hee!

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  3. Serendipitous! I was (literally) thinking of my favorite bad boy characters yesterday. At the top of the list, Kylo Ren. I recently saw The Last Jedi and he's so bad...but there's some good still in him. I'm hoping in the last movie that he gets his HEA.

    Congratulations on your new release, Naima!

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    1. See? You coming to read this post was meant to be! LOL! Yes, Nicole! Perfect bad boy!! And thank you for the congrats and for stopping by! <3

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  4. Thanks for sharing about your book!

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  5. Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto) from My So Called Life is one of my faves!

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    1. Timitra, YES!! He was broody, sexy, and could be so sweet. I wanted to perform a tracheotomy on him when he slept with ol' girl though! He broke my heeeaaart! But great bad boy! Thanks for coming by, Timitra! <3

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  6. I love Royal from Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley. He's the tattooed Alpha of my dreams

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    1. Latifa, I goofed. LOL! My reply to you is below. Hee-hee!

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  7. Big congrats on your new book Naima! *throwing confetti*
    Captain Hook from Once Upon A Time is my favorite bad boy. He's come a long way from being the villainous pirate from when he first showed up on the show.

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    1. Hi, Anita! YES! You're so right! I looooove Captain Hook! Even when he was a villain you couldn't help but want him. LOL! He's a great bad boy. Thank you for the congrats! *dancing in the confetti*

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  8. Hey, Latifa!! I so enjoy Victoria Ashley! She writes the best alphas! I don't think I've read Royal Savage, though. I need to go through my Kindle. If I can't find it, I see a one-click in my future!

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  9. Hello Naima, congratulations on the new book. I will buy it the first of the month.

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    1. Hi, Josie! Thank you for the congrats!! And yay! I hope you enjoy it! <3

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    1. Sometimes you just have too many to choose from. :-D

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  11. I prefer the nice next-door type of guy in romance though. Congratulations on your book

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    1. Nice next-door types are still very sexy and can have a bit of bad boy in 'em! That's what makes them interesting. Heehee! Thank you for the congrats on the book! And thank you for stopping by! ;-D

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