Short stories that trace the private lives of residents drawn to a small town named Carnal. This is the fifth volume, the bad boy issue. Maynor Smith has a peculiar talent for acquiring models for the adult entertainment industry. He worries he's exploiting the girls until Allison comes into his studio looking for a second chance. An afternoon under the hot lights teaches him that sometimes love means giving a girl what she needs most. Meanwhile, Don Manley knows about self-destructive behavior because he's been a bad boy all his life. Denver is a young woman with an abusive boyfriend. Her relationship has left her feeling unworthy. Don will have to put his soul on the line to make Denver believe she deserves more than her exploitive boyfriend.
Also, Mark Hamilton helps super competitive parents keep the girls on the local swim team sharp, while Walt White dominates the daughter off one of the bridesmaids at his brother's wedding. No bad boy anthology would be complete without Ryan Reeves, a maverick school teacher willing to do anything to help inner city girls succeed.