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Bad Things: Tristan & Danika #1 | [R.K. Lilley]

Bad Things: Tristan & Danika #1

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.
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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

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    Scotty 04-18-14
    Scotty 04-18-14

    jdk

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    "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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 05-02-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 05-02-14

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Gosh who could resist? Not me !!"
    Any additional comments?

    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 !!



    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 09-26-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 09-26-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-22-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Sinnfully Sexy"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tami bertram 05-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read a lot of these book and this is one of my favorites


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and got me completely caught up in it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-12-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-12-14 Member Since 2015

    bookworm

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    "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.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    D Net 01-25-15
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    "Enjoyed! (4.5)"

    I greatly enjoyed listening to Danika and Tristan's story. I enjoyed the story line and characters presented. The ending left me looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Lake Mary, FL, United States 01-04-15
    Donna Lake Mary, FL, United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Read"

    I enjoyed book one, the story line started out a little slow but once it got going I was impressed.

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    Becca 12-19-14
    Becca 12-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "NICE FOLLOWUP TO IN FLIGHT SERIES"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 08-09-14
    Datagirl75@gmail Antioch, TN, United States 08-09-14 Member Since 2013

    LaToya P.

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    "Believable love story"
    Would you listen to Bad Things again? Why?

    I would. I liked that the characters started as friends and hung out before it was sex, sex, sex. I loved that Danika wasn't some weak character. I loved that Tristan's character had depth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The real ness of events. Their individual struggles and how they coped.


    What does Sarah Naughton and Chris Ruen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved their voices. Both characters sounds like the book was written for them. Sometimes s narrators voice is annoying and can turn you off from the book but this was far from the case.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I lost a few hours sleep trying to listen to what was going to happen next. You know its a good one when you're running Kate trying to stay in your car to hear a few more minutes or when you're so tired the next morning from preying to listen all night long. Loved it!


    Any additional comments?

    Get this series. You won't be disappointed. Lots of twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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