#allthebookreviews – Bad (Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know #2) by Chloe Esposito

Here’s book two in this over-the-top and crazy fun trilogy!

Thanks to Dutton Books for the free advanced copies in exchange for our honest reviews.

BAD (MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW #2) – Chloe Esposito (out now!)

You can see the #allthebookreviews thoughts on book one (MAD) here!

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Chandra’s Thoughts: 4/5 stars

After not knowing what to expect in book one, Mad, and taken by surprise by Alvie and her batshit ways, I found going into Bad, I really enjoyed this story more.  Now I know what Alvie is about and while definitely still out there, I’ve become fond of Alvie and her crazy ways.  She is not someone to cross, cross in front of, or just in general be around unless you can afford her something that she needs. And she needs A LOT!

What I love best in this crazy ride is her inner monologue.  She justifies everything she does with no remorse and quite frankly, most of it is freaking HILARIOUS.  It’s a bit vulgar at time with a touch of erotica.  Sometimes I wish I could live my life an unapologetically as she does… without any consequences of course.

This book is absolutely insane and such a guilty pleasure.  Take this book for what it is and enjoy the ride that Alvie takes you on – because I’m quite sure you haven’t been on one like this!

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars

Last year I read and loved MAD, which is book one in this trilogy. So when I saw BAD was releasing I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I read this book in about 5 hours and it would have been less if I didn’t have adult responsibilities (groceries and dog food just couldn’t wait though). This had all the elements that I loved about book one and I can’t wait to see how the trilogy ends.

We are back with Alvina Knightly – Alvie. We pick up right where book one left off and Alvie finds herself in an undesirable position. On the run and trying to track down a hitman seems pretty simple, right? Without giving away any spoilers, this one is just as action packed as book one. Alvie is still vulgar, hilarious, authentic, and full of bad decisions that luck seems to get her out of (in some cases).

While the book does have a kind of summary at the beginning, I highly recommend reading book one. You’ll get to know her better and the events that happen are too good to miss! You’ll get to see what exactly got her in the compromising position she’s in. Alvie is flawed and feels so authentic. I’ve definitely had thoughts and conversations like she does. Her haikus throughout are fantastic and there’s no shortage of swearing and sex.

If you’re looking for a quick and action-packed read with some hilarity and a great female lead, then this series should be on your list! Now the waiting game starts for book three -after that surprise ending I’ll be impatiently waiting.

What do you think of Alvie? I think she’s fantastic!

–Jess

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