Danika hasn't had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given. She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise.
So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine? For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard, and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating. Bad Things is about Tristan and Danika, and their train wreck of a love story. This series can be read as a standalone, or with the Up in the Air trilogy. This audiobook is intended for ages 18 and up.
©2013 R.K. Lilley (P)2014 R.K. Lilley, LLC
the emotions you felt while listening & getting both male & female pov
Tristan really because at least he knew his problems
i can't really pick but i did enjoy the first scene when they meet
yes i didn't cry or anything but you feel the emotions
great start to a new series
"TRISTAN & DANIKA-beautiful, messy, heart-wrenching"
OMG, this book is not just a read/listen that you pick up and forget easily….it's a journey… it's an experience. After being exposed to Tristan and Danika in "Grounded," from the Up In The Air series, I was intrigued. I knew their story had heart-break and devastation so I have waited until the release of all 3 books in their trilogy and a free weekend to explore and experience their love affair.
Let me say that this book is exquisitely done. R.K. Lilley is brilliant as she has created these characters who are vivid, they invoke raw emotion, and wonder, as well as being so likable. In fact, you want the best for them--for both Tristan and Danika as well as every person who touches their lives. I loved seeing James Cavendish (before he met Bianca, the love of his life), and Frankie…..Oh sweet Frankie!!! She is such a wonderful friend to both Tristan and Danika! She really made a difference so many times!
When you start this book, immediately, you know Lilley has give something to readers that goes beyond just another insatiable couple---She's give us a jewel with Tristan and Danika. This series is devastating and I felt that from the onset. This book will make you fall in love and believe in Tristan and Danika. Even though the title is "Bad Things" the reason you hold on, as a reader, is because of all of the good things that meld together as Tristan and Danika are so incredible as a pair. Danika is sassy, sweet, she's a survivor and she is so loving. She's also a student, a nanny, and a dancer. Tristan is kind of lost. He's a club promoter and singer for a band. Yet, even somewhat bereft, Danika awakens something beautiful in him. Her affections, combined with their electric chemistry, does something to Tristan. You can see it, you can feel it. However, Tristan is wrestling with so many demons that serve as heavy weights to his complete commitment to Danika. However, Tristan does grow a lot in this book. He grows in his ability to admit the strength of his feelings for Danika, which allows him to commit to her. There are so many fun moments between the pair, and their dialogue is awesome! In the sex department, they smolder, as they love each over in flames.
But, something's just not right…there is tragedy in this book, and from what I understand it's only the beginning. But even if there wasn't tragedy, there are other land minds that are imbedded deep inside Tristan, and we have only begun to see how his relationship with Danika will unravel and hit "rock bottom" before it plows forward in a much deserved HEA. I haven't even gone through the whole Tristan and Danika experience, but already I KNOW they deserve a beautiful HEA. I wish I could skip book 2 and just jump over to book 3, so I could watch this couple make it home together….oh well…the journey is 1/3 over!
Narrators: Sarah Naughton is freaken AMAZING!!! She did such a wonderful job in her performance. She really brought these characters to life! Chris Ruen narrated during the intermittent Tristan POV's that are inserted here and there, and his performance was delicious! This was one superb audiobook experience!
"Gosh who could resist? Not me !!"
Danika is a stunning 21 and works as a nanny while studying. She has been having bad fulfilling relationships and after knowing her past I did feel sorry for her, though at times I felt like kicking her ass…. Tristan, a lead singer in rock group, he cooks, runs errands and please help me, but he is so good with his fingers and mouth that i was even jealous of Danika at times - and don’t get me started with this body muscles *drools*... Tristan comes to stay over at Danika’s place as his apartment was not ready for him to move into yet... and this Hot Happy and Sad roller-coaster ride of a story begins...
I loved his book and loved Tristan's foul sexy mind and mouth... "You feel so good. So fucking tight, I’ll let you rest after this time, but don’t be surprised when you wake up with my dick inside of you sometime in the night" Gosh who could resist? Not me !!
"Wow, Wow, and Wow! Get this book!"
I can't stand it! This book is over and now I have to wait for the second. I usually don't do reading a book myself anymore, but, I have to know what the next book holds. Now, you know this series is a winner!
I was hooked from word one! BAD THINGS was delicious. Hot, hot, and more hot, plus the witty banter and sarcasm made me laugh out loud, and in equal measure I was literally about to break down crying in certain scenes. An emotional roller coaster to say the very least. I'm officially hooked on R.K. Lilley!
Tristan and Danika, wow, these two.... combustible. Get this book, it's worth it.
"NICE FOLLOWUP TO IN FLIGHT SERIES"
In my opinion, this series is a nice follow-up to the In Flight series, but it is just that -- a follow-up. Without the threads of curiosity spun in the first series, I'm not sure I would like this series very much. It's a bit slow moving - repeating common themes over and over. I kept wanting to fast forward to get to the part mentioned in the In Flight series and to the good parts I was hoping would come. Additionally, the narration was a bit off. Sarah Naughton's impression of Tristan's voice and intonation was weird to me. She made him seem almost too young and careless when he was, in fact, a very intense character. Perhaps it would have been better if Lilley would have kept the same narrator for all books which shared characters.
I was captured by these characters after reading the Up in the Air series. I was excited to read their story. All I can say is that this book is really good but I was disappointed that you really need to get to book two and three to get any really important details to the story. This book explains how they got together and their volatile relationship. Danika and Tristan are hot and sexy together and you can really feel the chemistry. They are both young and trying to find their way. Danika has had a hard life and is still in school. Tristan is rich and almost famous and comes from a loving family. The book has happy moment and then some sad times with lots of sex throughout. I can’t wait to start the next book to learn more. The narrator does a great job creating these character gets you totally absorbed in the book.
"RIVETING...... SIMPLY RIVETING"
As the beautiful crazy love story slowly unfolds you get to learn of Tristan and Danika's passions, flaws, insecurities, needs, the family and friends around them and the train-wreck of a love they have for each other. You're swept away in their flirtations and sizzling sexual chemistry as handsome and charismatic Tristan's fun, loveable and caring personality, together with his wild side, warms, melts and enlivens Danika's plain life. However, deep down, you get the sense that things aren't going to run smoothly for charming bad boy Tristan and good-girl Danika and eventually tragedy strikes and the lovers are caught up with devastating heartbreaking consequences. But, like a moth to a flame, there's no way of stopping the lethal attraction.
I couldn't stop listening as their witty banter and instant attraction played out into a very emotional romance but as it picked up so too did the tension, jealousy, anger, angst and sexual need for each other as it escalated into an all consuming love. It's definitely a "just one more chapter" listen until light seeped into my bedroom and I knew it was going to be another 3 hours night for me.
Worth a credit? It captivates you, engulfs you and leaves you DESPERATE simply DESPERATE for the next instalment of this well-written love story and you just know that it's going to be epic. A sexy, swoon/drool-worthy, tattooed lead singer in a rock band who has dimples and a troubled past... well I would have given it 10 stars and I would have used 2 credits so YES this one's very very very credit-worthy.
I read a lot of these book and this is one of my favorites
Great story and got me completely caught up in it
I keep going back and forth on how I feel about this book. Don't get me wrong it was amazing and R.K. Lilley is a wonderful author. However, I lost all respect for Tristan in this and I am not sure if he is redeemable in my eyes. To me, actions speak louder than words and he consistently puts Danika as his second option throughout the entire book. I enjoyed their relationship in the beginning, but half way through I wanted Danika to get out of it because it was only bringing her down. I absolutely loved Frankie in this book; she is hilarious and a great side character.
Anytime they were intimate after she finds out he slept with a gazillion women while on their `break' I felt...I don't know...dirty reading their sex scenes. I think she deserved a better person and it was hard to once again read about the guy being a huge slut, but yet the girl just sits around waiting for him. I think it bothered me so much because she tells him she trusts him while having sex, which is huge because of her past. Then he goes sleeping around, which tells me he didn't care at all that she gave him that trust (maybe I am being too hard on him, but it really troubled me). I disliked how Tristan was a complete hypocrite; he could go sleep with whomever he wanted, but she couldn't even text or hug a guy without him going crazy.
I am not sure how many books are in this series, or if it will extend beyond what we know of them from the Up in the Air series, but if it does, I think I will want Danika to end up with someone else. The title is very apt, Bad Things happen when they are together. Interested in finding out how she damages her ankle/leg in the upcoming books.
I already loved R. K. Lilley' writing before reading this book which reinforced my feeling. I had read her Up In the Air series and knew some of these characters and their fates. I had a sense of dread early in the book seeing Tristan and Danika spiraling out of control and I was on board for the ride. I tried to start another book in the middle but could not leave these two. The ending was unexpected and leaves the future uncertain. R. K. Lilley writes some strong but terribly flawed female characters. I fell in love with Frankie and hope for more from her in future. I have the next book cued up but may need a break before jumping back on this train right away.
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