But recently, driven by a festering rage against the men who attacked his sister a decade ago, Xavier has developed a taste for a different kind of hunt and conquest: stalking men who do truly bad things and punishing the predators he sniffs out. The problem with vigilante justice, though, is sometimes the man in your trap is innocent.
Carson suspects he's playing a risky game with dangerous men. But the lies are convincing, especially when they're slipped to him among hundred dollar bills. He never guessed how big and dark the secret hidden under all the lies and money could be. And he has no idea he's not the predator, but the prey, until it's too late.
And you can't beg for mercy when there's a gag in your mouth.
But when Carson escapes from Xavier's trap, he's forced to accept that Xavier is far from his most dangerous enemy. Xavier may even hold the key to overcoming the painful past that has kept Carson prisoner for almost two decades.
WARNING: Although this is a story about two people falling in love, there are extended, explicit sex scenes, including some BDSM and m/m/m scenes as well as scenes of dubious consent and references to sexual violence which may be a trigger for some readers, although there is no graphic depiction of rape in the book.
“Some parts are so touching that I was tearing up. Reading the story of Xavier and Carson was a spiritual experience for me... I give this book 5 deep stars and recommend you read it. In the words of Xavier, 'Go on. Be hungry. Be selfish. Be greedy. Revel in it.'”
-Fan Girl Moments and My Two Cents
*****5 Huge Stars***** Varian's writing is perfection...By the end of the book I loved Xavi so bad! Bad Things is an intense book on every level imaginable... the intensity of Xavier and Carson’s relationship is indescribable. It’s not your usual romance... It’s an emotional, intense story of two people trying to find themselves through each other. Two people not afraid to hurt and get hurt if the emptiness inside them will be filled again in the end. Did I mention the sex in the book is off-the-charts hot?
-Teodora Kostova Review Blog