Review: Bad by Chloe Esposito


Release date: July 24, 2018

Publisher: Dutton

Genre: Thriller


Alvie Knightly is back . . . and she’s hungover.

When Alvie discovers that her hit man boyfriend has driven off with the Lamborghini and two million euros, she does what any heartbroken, deserted, amateur assassin would do–she drinks everything in the minibar and trashes her hotel room. And then she gets to work.

A perilous cat-and-mouse game takes the pair across Rome, leaving a trail of collateral damage in their wake. But as she wholeheartedly embraces her dark side, Alvie will have to figure out if Nino is her nemesis . . . or the only man bad enough to handle her.


This is the second book in a trilogy, I didn’t have a chance to read the first book, but no worries because Alvie begins by swiftly highlighting what happened so I was all caught up within a few pages. Right from the start you know that you’re not dealing with your typical thriller protagonist, Alvie is the type of character you’ll either love or hate, but whatever side of the fence you fall on on, you won’t soon forget her.

I have to expand on Alvie, she is SUCH a hot mess, seriously a train wreck I could not read about her madcap adventures fast enough. She’s brash, vulgar and insane and I loved every bit of her crude commentary and bold moves. Her inner monologue slayed me and the pacing was brisk and full of nonstop action and over the top scenes. There is some sexually explicit content throughout, its pretty in your face and unapologetic so be warned.

This would make a great summer movie, I could easily see this playing out on the big screen and I just know a movie would be just as much fun as the book. This was sharply funny, Alvie has a biting wit and takes no prisoners, grab this if you want something wholly unique, just know it’s not for those easily offended by outrageous behavior.

Bad in three words: Sexy, Fast and Outrageous.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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