Monday, August 29, 2011

Contemporary eARC Review: Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl

Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl
Format: eBook through NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin- HQN (August 30, 2011)
ISBN: 9780373775958
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. The last thing he needs is a nice girl like Tessa getting under his skin.Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tensions 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. (source)
Where To Buy: Amazon | Barnes&Noble/Nook | Indiebound | Book Depository
Where To Find Victoria: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Tumblr
Extras: Read an Excerpt
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Other Books in Series Coming Soon (Donovan Brothers Brewery):

REVIEW:

Dear Victoria Dahl,
Why have I not picked up your contemporaries? I've read your historicals and absolutely loved them. Thanks for getting me back into romance. The Duke of Somerhart will forever be the first hero in my harem. Now, back to contemporaries. Oh yeah, I'm not normally a big fan of them but after reading GOOD GIRLS DON'T, I'll be sure to give contemporaries the good, slow loving they deserve.
I have a new appreciation for men in uniform and a sudden need to order a round of Hefeweizen.
Sincerely,
Kati R

Top Reasons To Read This Book:
Hot detective? Check. Fighting brothers? Check. Peace keeping sister? Check. Bi-sexual brew master? Check. Family owned brewery? Check. Use of social media especially awesome tweets by heroine? Ha-larious! Check and double check.

Other Reasons To Read This Book:
  1. Luke Asher. Helloooo detective! Luke has a bit of problem. His partner is pregnant, which the whole town thinks is his. His ex did quite a number on his psyche and it is affecting his relationship with Tessa. He supposedly walked out on his ex while she was battling cancer and his mother still has a close relationship with her.   
  2. Tessa Donovan. I love her. She is quite witty, spunky and all around family peace keeper.She's trying to keep Eric from finding out that the deal between Kendall Group and Donovan Brothers Brewery has gone sour. She's the little sister that is perceived as innocent, at least until Luke Asher comes along. Commence the panty dropping...
  3. Jamie Donovan. Oh Jamie. He can't keep it in his pants. He sleeps with the daughter of the man who owns the airline that they're trying to get their beer served on. Uh oh! Perhaps my favorite Donovan brother? I'll have to wait for BAD BOYS DO.
  4. Eric Donovan. Eric was thrust into the father role for Jamie and Tessa at 24 years old. He's the desk jockey for the brewery. He is the responsible older brother and is constantly butting heads with Jamie since he's a little wayyy irresponsible (or at least in Eric's eyes). Or maybe he's my favorite Donovan brother? I'll have to wait for REAL MEN WILL.
  5. Hot loving. There's something about a man in a shoulder holster that I've come to appreciate. He's got quite the, ahem, gun for the job. In the bed, in the car, against the wall, in the shower... you get the point.
  6. Twitter! Tessa sends out hilarious and clever tweets announcing specials at the bar. Like this one: Feeling my Celtic roots tonight, ladies. You know what that means. Come on by and say slainte. I'm still waiting for my local bars to have awesome tweets like this. But then again, I'd be constantly broke and drunk.
    Favorite Quote: "His features were a little harsh. His jaw a little too cruel looking, but the sparkle in his eyes transformed him into a charming rogue. Tessa was glad her jeans would keep her panties firmly in place...for a few hours." (***quote subject to change in finished copy***)

    Overall: Well Ms. Dahl. You've done it again. At least for me. I will be adding the rest of this series to my wish list and in the meantime, I'll be reading your Tumble Creek series. You have quite a way with words and my kind of humor. From the first to the last page, I laughed, giggled, sighed, teared up, lusted after a certain detective and debated with myself as who broke into the brewery. A plot twist indeed. Take a sexy detective, a witty heroine, throw in overprotective brothers and a brewery break in, and you've got a recipe for a laugh out loud, heart tugging, down there tingling, keeper of a book.


    ***Requested off of NetGalley.***

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