Bad Influence (Bad in Baltimore #4)

Title: Bad Influence (Bad in Baltimore #4)
Author: K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre(s): Gay Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 260 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Can a future be built from pieces of a broken past?

Jordan Barnett is dead, killed as much by the rejection of his first love at his moment of greatest need as by his ultraconservative parents’ effort to deprogram the gay away.

In his place is Silver, a streetwise survivor who’s spent the last three years becoming untouchable… except to those willing to pay for the privilege. He’s determined not to let betrayal find him again, and that means never forging bonds that can be broken.

No matter how hard he tried, Zebadiah Harris couldn’t outrun his guilt over abandoning his young lover—not even by leaving the country. Now, almost the moment he sets foot back in Baltimore, he discovers Silver on a street corner in a bad part of town. His effort to make amends lands them both in jail, where Silver plans a seductive form of vengeance. But using a heart as a stepping-stone is no way to move past the one man he can’t forgive, let alone forget…

Second Edition. First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, Inc., April 2014

I have to say that I just love this series. K.A. Mitchell has done an incredible job of making me want the next in the series but I have to say that so far this book is the one I wanted the most.

This is Silver’s book and story. It is not an easy story to read either. So much has happened in Silver’s life. Some of it is his fault but other things were not. He started on a path that led him to where he is now and now everything, well most of what has happened to Silver up to this point has not been pretty.

When Silver was sixteen he lied to someone very important to him and because of that lie, it has changed the path his life went down tremendously. Hindsight is 20/20 though. Who knew one lie could put someone on a very destructive path? A path that he will now have to deal with for the rest of his life?

But not everything that has happened in his life is so bad though because now that he is in need of help, he knows he has forged friendships he would not have realized he had before. He knows these people that he calls friends are also his family. Something he has not had in a very long time.

When someone comes back into Silver’s life that he did not ever expect to see again both anger and sadness returns with their return as well. But not only that but maybe the chance at happiness he truly never thought he would have again.

This was an incredible read. Though some parts were hard to read about Silver’s past, it was still an incredible story. It was also a story that I was so looking forward to reading. Silver caught my attention in the last book and I was really hoping that I would get to read his story. K.A. Mitchell did an incredible job on this book. I look forward to more by K.A. Mitchell in the future.

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Galley copy of Bad Influence (Bad in Baltimore #4) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.


  • Huh… I thought I read the whole series, but it appears I haven’t! Huzzah! New books to add to the pile!
    The new cover is awesome. Thanks for the review!


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