Saturday, September 3, 2011

Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl

As you may have noticed I don't read a lot of contemporary romances lately but one of my few favorite contemporary authors is Victoria Dahl and I was in the mood for a good, funny, sexy contemporary and that is what I got with Good Girls Don't (Hqn).  I'm not going to write up a long full review but here is the summary:

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.

I enjoyed watching Tessa and Luke try to figure out how to handle their budding relationship.  Luke is an old college acquaintance of one of Tessas brothers and that naturally leads to a few funny moments!  And phew!  Ms Dahl sure knows how to write some smokin scenes....the couch.....the shower....wowza :)  I liked seeing the close relationship that Tessa has with her two older brothers, even if she did try to save the day without consulting them and keeping it all a big secret.  There is a bit of a mystery as to the who-dun-it with the robbery that moved along well and added to the storyline nicely.  Overall, another good solid winner from Victoria Dahl and just what I needed to cure my need for a sexy contemporary!  4 stars

Donovan Brothers Brewery
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