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Saturday, October 1, 2011

{Review} Good Girls Don't By Victoria Dahl

Good Girls Don't
By Victoria Dahl
Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: 08/30/2011
Genre: FICTION - ADULT: Romance: Contemporary

Too much of a good thing…

With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman—or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family's brewery. He's got his own problems—starting with the fact that his partner, Simone, is pregnant and everyone thinks he's the father.

Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother's playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tension could tear her tight-knit family apart. In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their "baby" sister. Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath. He's not who people think he is—and neither is she.

Review: This was a good story, but I though there would be a little more suspense aspect. Ok so it's a romance first and foremost. I liked the basic premises but all the rumors bugged me. Personally it bothers me when the hero and/or heroine take other peoples word for things, and then hold them against the other. While it maybe real it still drives me nuts.
I liked Tessa but her brothers over protectiveness bothered me. Yeah they had their reasons but it seemed over the top. Tessa's meddling also made me wonder, I mean she just kept digging herself deeper and deeper, when she should've just stopped. I get the wanting to help and didn't want things to go bad for the business because her brother had a lapse of judgment, but I kept thinking let him clean up his own mess.
Luke was all right, the usually strong male main character. I have issues but I don't want anyone to know my business yet everybody can gossip and I won't set them straight because of my male ego crap was just well crap.
This is a standard romance, just what I should've expected from Harlequin. Not bad, but not great. Your usual misunderstandings and headbutting mixed with spice love scenes. Not my cuppa.

Disclaimer: I received this book via NetGalley I was not required to post a review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I get annoyed when rumors are used as plot devices or lead to big misunderstandings. That's not the kind of conflict I care to read about.


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