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Bad Attitude (B.A.D. Agency Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Josh Steele's violent rage over the death of his best friend in Iraq because of bad intelligence lands him in Leavenworth Prison, but he is released because he is needed on a sniper counterterrorism mission for the Bureau of American Defense (BAD). He is supposed to infiltrate an organization that is being paid to assassinate a visiting head of state. He is paired with special agent Sydney Westbrook, a somewhat notorious "ball buster." She tries to manipulate him but soon feels a grudging respect for someone she feels is an honorable man, despite his offbeat humor. Because of difficult backgrounds, both he and Sydney have trouble with intimacy, but that does not stop their fierce attraction to each other. Kenyon, known primarily for her paranormal romances in the Dark Hunter series, turns in her first "bad-boy" romance adventure, a fast-paced, one-sitting read featuring vulnerable but formidable and sexy characters who will appeal to fans of Catherine Mann and the Silhouette Bombshell series. Mary K. Chelton
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  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416503560
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (September 13, 2005)
  • Publication Date: September 13, 2005
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than thirty million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Her books appear regularly at the coveted #1 bestselling spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick and Beladors. Since 2004, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and her Chronicles of Nick series is adapted by Yen Press. Her Dark-Hunters and Chronicles of Nick series are both soon to be major motion picture releases.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on September 21, 2005
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J.D. Steele is in jail serving 25 years in an Army prison for shooting at his commanding officer. Considering that his commander is still alive, he should count his lucky stars because Steele is one of the best snipers around. He doesn't miss unless it's on purpose! Now he has an opportunity to use the "Get Out of Jail Free" card but there is a catch. He needs to help find and disable a fellow sniper before he kills a powerful politician. The clock is ticking and time is running out.

BAD agent Sydney Westbrook is a no-nonsense agent whose luscious curves and Angelina Jolie-like looks make it difficult for her to be taken seriously. Now she has a chance to make her case and save the world from chaos by working with Steele. All they have to do is stay alive, fight their physical attraction and find the other sniper before it is too late.

BAD Attitude is the first full length BAD novel by Ms. Kenyon. It has non-stop action and suspense mixed in with some hot attraction and sex appeal. Steele is a hardened man who has pretty much lost everything. He is basically expendable because no one will miss him if he fails. I can't imagine living alone with no emotional support, but I admire his dedication to Sydney and his friend Jake. Steele is a strong man who just lost his way, but this assignment helps him to at least find himself again and open himself to the possibilities of love.

Sydney is a rather unconventional agent who seems to bumble the assignment, causing Steele more problems than what it's worth. She just doesn't get that sometimes life doesn't always follow the book. I didn't like how she totally dismissed Steele's opinions or thoughts. However, I do believe that Sydney brought out the good inside Steele. He came alive when he was with her.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By booksforabuck VINE VOICE on December 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
America's leaders know that if they just follow the rules, lives will be lost--American lives. That's why they've created the Bureau of American Defense--B.A.D. Headed by John Q. Public, BAD specializes in bringing in rule-breakers who'll do whatever it takes to make things happen. When they get information on the planned assassination of a foreign leader on American soil, BAD decides they need ex-Army sniper J. D. Steele to infiltrate the private security company that serves as a world-class murder-for-hire organization. Steele has plans of his own--plans that don't include working for anyone, but the possibility of getting sprung from his 25-year term in the Army brig, and the pure sex-appeal of BAD agent Syd Westbrook, just might make him re-consider.

Since eco-terrorists killed her brother and nephew in an attack on lobster boats, Syd Westbrook has hated extremists, even though she knows doing so turns herself into one. She swears she won't be attracted to another agent, but Steele is the kind of guy who makes her want to break the rules. Although she's not a one-night-stand kind of girl, Steele is persuasive.

Author Sherrilyn Kenyon takes the two in a thrill-packed adventure of chase, kookie sidekicks, and strange plot twists. Kenyon's strong writing kept me reading this story despite a number of problems that would have led me to toss aside the book were it written by a less capable author. Unfortunately, these problems still detract. First, Kenyon couldn't quite make up her mind whether she was writing an adventure or a comedy. Many of the names (B.A.D, John Q. Public, and The Thi Ho), Steele's pet names for the foreign nation (Oompa-Loompas), the back history with lobster terrorists (really!), and Syd's Toyota that supposedly can go from zero to sixty in 2.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Ahlers on November 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Ms. Kenyon's full-length effort "Bad Attitude" is bad in a very good way! This story was really a page turner with two very strong leads which at times can be overwhelming but here played perfectly.

Josh Steele former Army sniper is cooling his heels in Leavenworth after letting his temper get the best of him. So life for him is now peeling carrots and potatoes with a spoon. That is until BAD comes and waves a "get out of jail free" card. Only Steele doesn't want to pick up a rifle again and the concept of going blindly into a situation with the intel he's forced to use does not sit well with him. When he's told that he has to have a partner on his mission he wants to refuse but he can't. Sydney is not your average partner or lady. She's something special but will Josh figure that out before it's too late?

Sydney learned the hard way that men lie and cheat and can't be trusted. That's okay though because her work as a BAD agent doesn't leave room for romance. So why is it she can't think of anything else when around tough guy Steele? Will these two wounded people be able to help each other find the light at the end of the tunnel and abort an assassination or will they fail?

Sydney and Josh were compelling characters that were strong and not willing to back down all that often. This may put off readers but I recommend that they stick with the story, as they will be well rewarded in the end. Old friends as well as new ones are introduced over the course of this read. Ms. Kenyon truly knows how to weave a story and I don't think it's possible for her to pen a dud. If she has...I haven't read it yet.
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ok what happen to joe and tee's story I have been waiting for just about 7 years!!!!!
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