Bad Boy

Bad Boy


Vlog star Renard Grant has nothing to prove: he’s got a pretty face, chiseled body, and two million adoring video subscribers. Plus the scars on his chest and a prescription for testosterone. Because Ren is transgender: assigned female at birth, living now as male. He films his transition and shares it bravely with the world; his fans love his honesty and positivity.

But Ren has been living a double life.

Off-camera, he’s Cane, the muscle-bound enforcer for social justice vigilante group Black Iris. As Cane, he lets his dark side loose. Hurts those who prey on the disempowered. Indulges in the ugly side of masculinity. And his new partner, Tamsin Baylor, is a girl as rough and relentless as him. Together, they terrorize the trolls into silence.

But when a routine Black Iris job goes south, Ren is put in the crosshairs. Someone is out to ruin his life. He’s a bad boy, they say, guilty of what he punishes others for.

Just like every other guy: at heart, he’s a monster, too.

Now Ren’s got everything to prove. He has to clear his name, and show the world he’s a good man. But that requires facing demons he’s locked away for years. And it might mean discovering he’s not such a good guy after all.

Title:Bad Boy
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:256 pages

    Bad Boy Reviews

  • Emily May

    I'm playing another role, Mr. Happy Well-Adjusted Trans Guy. Because that's the narrative. The only story I'm allowed to tell is how much I hated myself before transition, how happy I am now. Elliot ...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    DNF ? 35%I can?t take anymore of this.I?m a huge fan of Elliot Wake (formerly known as Leah Raeder)?s Black Iris and Cam Girl, but this? this is? unrealistic and melodramatic and kind of w...

  • Leah

    The concept of this one has changed pretty damn drastically. It takes place in-universe with my three previous books. The hero is a member of the vigilante group Black Iris. You'll see a lot of famili...

  • Elliot Wake

    Hi. I wrote this. It's about a trans boy, like me.I hope you like it....

  • Natalie Monroe

    4.5 stars "If only they knew what it felt like, being held hostage by your own skin." A while ago, I read If I Was Your Girl, which is largely a sweet, coming-of-age romance with a transgender woman p...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    I have LOVED Elliot Wake(writing under his birth name Leah Raeder)'s previous work immensely. In fact, Black Iris is one of my favourite books of all time. Unfortunately, Bad Boy just did not work for...

  • Mara

    I am entirely in awe of how relevant this book is. This story is educating, genuinely human, confidently written, suspenseful, and above all it makes me hopeful that as long as representation like thi...

  • aaron rourke

    urgh. <------- me for the entirety of this book. i wanted to love this, i truly did. like, i was expecting a ton of emotional pain and such beautiful writing and toxic characters and just all the gene...

  • Wendy Darling

    "Information to come." It's by the awesome LR, I have all the information I need....

  • Navessa

    My body. It's ready. ...