Good Girl Overboard

Good Girl Overboard

by Denise Swanson

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Good Girl Overboard by Denise Swanson

Take a smoking-hot captain with a secret and an undercover cruise reviewer determined to change her sex life from flat to fiery. Shake well over rough seas. Serve on a king-size bed for a sizzling good time.
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For twenty-eight years, cruise critic Darcy Simons has followed the rules. And what did it get her? A broken heart, an unfaithful fiancé, and a pile of bills taller than her uneaten four-tiered wedding cake. Clearly, it's not blondes, but bad girls, who have more fun, and she is determined to become one of them.

While Darcy is on the maiden voyage of the Ocean Starr cruise liner to write a snarky review that will earn enough money to pay off her canceled wedding, she's determined to break some personal rules and have a wild sexual adventure--she just needs to find the perfect man. When she bumps into Captain Mitch James, and both his briefcase and sparks fly, she knows Mitch is just the guy for the job.

Too bad Mitch has a firm no-messing-with-female-passengers rule. But when he discovers Darcy's true reason for taking the cruise, he decides to use his charm to get a thumbs up for his ship. Breaking his own rules, he sets out to seduce her. Now, if he can just convince himself that his only interest in Darcy is a good review, he might make it back to port with his heart intact.

Publisher's warning: This book contains sensual consummated love scenes.

The Change of Heart series is about a group of small town friends who all need a fresh start and a change of outlook in order to find their forever loves.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151517348
Publisher: Curtis Brown, Unlimited
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Series: Change of Heart , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 361,730
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

New York Times Bestseller author Denise Swanson was a practicing school psychologist for twenty-two years. Good Girl Overboard is her first romance and begins the Change of Heart contemporary romance series. She also writes the Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries. Her books all feature small-town heroines with lots of heart.

Denise’s books have been finalists for the Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, RT Magazine's Career Achievement, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She has won the Reviewers Choice Award and was a BookSense 76 Top Pick.

Denise Swanson lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat Boomerang.

For more information, please check her website. or find Denise on Facebook at!/DeniseSwansonAuthor or follow her on twitter at DeniseSwansonAu

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Good Girl Overboard 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Darcy Simons was left devastated by her fiancé’s affair and was forced to handle all of the wedding expenses. Desperate, she takes one last job from her old boss, before she finishes writing her debut novel. As her friends have pointed out, a week-long luxury cruise is the ideal setting for a steamy fling. But when she literally runs into Mitch James, the Captain of this mighty ship, she will have to break a few of his rules to follow through with her plan. Good Girl Overboard is a fast and steamy read that readers won’t be able to put down. The story is told mostly through narrative which allows for an insider’s view of the characters’ inner thoughts. The ending is a bit rushed, but readers will be hoping to catch more glimpses of this duo in the next book in the series. The characters and setting feel so real that readers will feel as though they are a passenger on this ship’s maiden voyage. Overall, this is a sweet, uplifting love story. Notes: The author provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitch and Darcy sucked me into their world as soon as I started reading this book. I couldn't put it down and read the whole book in one day. Already a fan of Denise Swanson, this new series of hers does not disappoint. Looking forward to new romance books from her in the future.
Angelofbooks More than 1 year ago
Not once in my life have I ever thought to go on a cruise or even wanted to. After reading this book I have the sudden urge to find a cruise leaving tomorrow and pack hubby up and go on one. If, like me, you are unable to do that and want to live some of the life then read this book! You get the feel of being on a ship. Even if there is a storm. I loved reading about the budding romance between Darcy and Mitch and rooted for them through thick and thin. I look forward to reading some more romance from Ms. Denise Swanson in the future!
RudyLKR 5 months ago
4.5 stars. Really good! I enjoyed this cruise from start to finish. I liked the characters, the setting, everything was a lot of fun. Because this was a different genre than I'm used to reading by this author I wasn't too sure how it would go but it was good. My only complaint was that the editing wasn't as good as in the mysteries, nothing to do with the plot but mainly just grammatical stuff (wrong tenses, extra/missing words).
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Good Girl Overboard by Denise Swanson, is a steamy read that takes place on a cruise ship. After years of making a living critiquing cruise lines, Darcy Simons is finally done with all the negativity and nastiness that her editor requires. She wants to write her novel full-time, and pay off the tremendous debt her ex-fiance saddled her with when their wedding was called off. So a critique of the maiden voyage of the Ocean Starr, the most luxurious and safe ship in the world, is her final assignment. In order to get Darcy to agree to write the expose, Darcy's slimy editor agreed to pay Darcy triple her normal fee. Mitch James, the ship's captain, never gets involved with any of the passengers, however Darcy has truly tickled his fancy. They are both secretive about their true identities, which almost derails their shipboard fling and possible future together. This is a nicely written love story with an engaging plot and well-defined characters. I found Darcy and Mitch to be kindhearted and interesting, and I loved the way Ms. Swanson developed them both as individuals and as a couple. Their time together was replete with warmth and lustful attraction. One of the secondary characters was quite manipulative, which brought an additional intensity to the story-line. Overall, this is an entertaining and slightly emotional read that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Denise Swanson steps out of her normal genre and hits it out of the park This read is a hot and steamy read. You will love Darcy and Mitch as they navigate the high seas and each other.