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Things Good Girls Don't Do

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36 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

** 3.5 stars ** So I'm sitting here wondering why I thought Thin

** 3.5 stars **
So I'm sitting here wondering why I thought Things Good Girls Don't Do would be a dark and twisty story. My guess would be the cover. Never mind that it doesn't really fit the characters, it doesn't fit the tone of the story, either. What Things Good Gir...
** 3.5 stars **
So I'm sitting here wondering why I thought Things Good Girls Don't Do would be a dark and twisty story. My guess would be the cover. Never mind that it doesn't really fit the characters, it doesn't fit the tone of the story, either. What Things Good Girls Don't Do actually is, is a small town romance with a good girl-bad boy angle. Luckily for me, I'm a sucker for small town romance, and also of bad boys who only look bad, but definitely know how to treat a girl right.

I sometimes find myself getting tired of the naive, goody-two-shoes heroine. I'm sorry, I know I'm letting my gender down by being picky and judgmental, but it's true. In this book, though, I really enjoyed Katie. She's the town's good girl, treated like a doormat and ruled with a judgmental eye by her now-deceased mother. When Katie realizes she's still being confined by the rules, and that they've not gotten her ahead, she makes a list of no-nos that she wants to break, things good girls don't do.

So that is the heart of the story, Katie learning to come out of her shell and take complete control of her life, with the help of sexy newcomer Chase. I really felt for Chase, a good guy with a bit of a rough exterior. It's hard enough living in a small, judgmental town but when you're a newbie, it's ridiculous. People assumed because Chase had tattoos, owned a parlor, and drove a motorcycle that he was coarse and uneducated. Of course Katie and Chase's plan to not become emotionally attached, lasts about 2.5 minutes and everyone can see these two are more involved than they're letting on, maybe even falling in love. The only problem is, when with Katie and Chase realize and confess that they each want more?

Things Good Girls Don't Do had a great secondary cast that really helped move the story forward rather than just fill space. Katie great friends, Becca and Steph, who had her back and also provided a lot of comic relief. And in addition to Katie's journey, there's Chase's own issues and past with his mom. This sub-plot gave good insight into his choices and hesitation throughout the story.

This book had less steam than I was prepared for, but that's okay because what we got was really good. Chase was always flirty and (nicely) pushing Katie's boundaries. The two had loads of sexual chemistry, and the banter and innuendo between the two was a lot of fun.

Things Good Girls Don't Do wasn't the book I expected, buy I actually believe that it worked to my advantage. It was fun, charming, and sexy. I would definitely read more of the author's work in the future.

posted by Andreat78 on September 2, 2013

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2 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVRYONE THAT IS READING THIS I HOPE YOU HABE A GREAT DAY TODAY AND I HOPE YOU EAT GOOD I ALSO HOPE ALL OF THE PARENTS BOUGHT ALL OF YOUR KODS SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS

WELL I HOPE EVERY BODY IS HAPPY WE ARE EATING AT MY AUNTIE PIP HOUSE TODAY.I GOT A KARIOKIE MACHINE SOME PRETTY DRESSES I ALSO GOT MP3 PLAYER ALSO IT IS PURPLE LIKE MY HEADPHONES I WISH I COULD TALK TO TYRESE TODAY OR SEE HIM WHAT IS CHRISTMAS WITHOUT TYRESE HATINE

posted by Anonymous on December 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    230 pages

    230 pages. Has profanity, that F#@k rears its ugly head quite a bit in this book. The writting was a little choppy and a few times, I thought I had missed something, reread and I had not. The author just thought she had put those details in, I guess. There were sexual deatils and sex, but not the nasty, overdone type. This was a straight forward romance, with break ups, mis understandings and the usual shabang. There are two lesbians among a tight group of friends. The endind is about a B-. I am just glad it had one. There are several other books in this series. It was an okay read. Some humor, a liitle violence, too much he man crap and two much girly girl crap, chick lit. Romance, for adults. I would read other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    This was a great story with awesome characters all around but I

    This was a great story with awesome characters all around but I had some issues with the development. Both main characters were insecure. Neither wanted to talk things through until the pot flew off the kettle. Then they'd just make up. Character interaction was pretty funny at time, I'll give Codi that. With all that being said, I did enjoy the book and read it in one day. I think I will go on to read the rest of the books in the series and maybe hit up some of Gary's other books because her writing style is entertaining and quick. By the way, for those who are thinking of buying a book because of the cover, this is NOT an erotic fiction. Yes, there are sex scenes but like any good romance novel, they aren't the bulk majority of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

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    The book was ok i guess

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    title is somewhat misleading

    The writer attempts to create a character who had lived with her boyfriend and had enjoyed sex until he left her for another girl. Our heroine, Katie constantly hears her mother in her head telling her how to behave. Katie meets Chase and they begin a relationship. Pretty normal actually, but again, the title wants the reader to believe that Katie is going to do something pretty wild... but she never does. Since most sexual details are omitted from the story, the reader is never told what things Katie does that good girls don't do. Good girls still have sex with their boyfriends, some use handcuffs like Katie did, good girls hold hands in public, they kiss in public, etc. katie tries to make rules of their relationship as though she were still in high school and didn't want her mother to find out she was dating. Overall, this book has an R rated title with PG content. I am glad i didn't spend a lot of money on it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Ok

    It could been better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Cute

    Cute story line, some lol moments and a HEA







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  • Posted September 4, 2013

    On the fence about this one. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horr

    On the fence about this one. It wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. I guess for the most part it was worth $1.99. A little less than 200 pages.



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