Except for that jerk attorney Lincoln Granade. He's dark, mysterious, smoking hot and sexy as hell. He's nothing but a bad, bad boy playing the part of an up and coming premiere attorney. I'm not worried about losing in a head to head battle with this guy. But he gets me all hot and bothered in a way no man has ever done before. I don't like a person being under my skin this much. It makes me want to let go of all control, makes me want to give in. This dangerous man makes me want to submit to him completely, again, and again, and again...Bad Bitch, while the first in the series is actually the second book that I read. Which I think was a good thing. Evan is tough to like. Really, really tough to like. Tough in the "am I going to keep reading this or should I stop now" sort of way. Lincoln, you like from the beginning, and part of my issue is that he just seems way to great for Evan...even though the sex is hot and he can't get her out of his mind.
But then you get to know her, and well, she is that bad...but she has reasons, and they are reasons that make sense, reasons that I think anyone would use as an excuse to be cold and calculating.
The characters are realistic, they feel authentic. And, while I can't say I would be all that interested in spending a lot of time with Evan, I did believe her character, the dialog and her actions. Even if I was less than fond of her. She is definitely not your normal romance heroine, and she is probably even a little harsher than other erotic romance heroines I have read, but it worked for me once I was about 40% into the book.
The last part of the book is definitely worth the payoff of meeting her and disliking her. The relationship with Lincoln is intricate, and I loved the lawyer and courtroom setting. It was interesting without being overdone with detail.
Lincoln was engaging from the beginning, his willingness to allow how he feels and the people he knows to color his behavior was refreshing and human, and a nice balance for the parts of the book that were Evan.
By the end, I understood Evan, and I liked her...mostly. But more important, I believed that Lincoln did. And that is what really matters for the story to work.