Review: Things Good Girls Don’t Do by Codi Gary

August 26, 2013 Review 2

Review: Things Good Girls Don’t Do by Codi Gary

Good girls don't steal.
Good girls don't visit sex shops.
Good girls don't have one-night stands.

For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn't worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a million years . . .

As a tattoo artist with a monster motorcycle, Chase Trepasso isn't the kind of guy you bring home to mom and dad.

And when he finds Katie's list in a bar, he's more than happy to help her check off a few items. Especially the ones on the naughtier side . . .

Katie's more than tempted by Chase's offer, as long as they keep things uncomplicated. But as they spend more time together, she may just wind up breaking the most important rule of all: Good girls don't fall in love with bad boys.

Title: Things Good Girls Don't Do
Author: Codi Gary
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars, Don't Call Me Sweetheart
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: Aug 27, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
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Stars: four-stars

Katie is a good girl; polite, respectful and she feels a little like a doormat.  When she gets a wedding invitation to her ex-boyfriend’s nuptials she decides enough is enough and makes a list of all the things she wanted to do growing up that her mother said good girls didn’t do.  When a sexy tattoo artist gets his hands on the list he decides that he is more than up for the job of helping this good girl take a walk on the wild side.

When we first meet Katie I must say, I didn’t like her.  In fact after about 30 pages I still wasn’t a big fan of hers and put the book down for a bit before I went back to read more and I am really glad I did.  Katie is such a good girl that (in the beginning of the book) she would never lose her temper, didn’t stand up for herself, let people treat her poorly and seemed a little weak willed.  However, once Chase talks her into following through with some of the items on her list she starts to become stronger and is more fun to read about.  At first she gets a little out of hand as she starts spouting whatever she is thinking but she learns to balance politeness and assertiveness to grow into a strong young woman.

Chase is also a lot of fun.  While his wallowing in the ‘I’m not good enough for her’ camp did become annoying I could see where he would feel that way.  My main issue with that was that he and Katie never address it.  He talks about his concerns with his step-father but he never really opens up to Katie about why he acts the way he does.  I would have loved a heart to heart between them really talking about their insecurities.

While it isn’t listed as being part of a series there was a novella printed before this one featuring the location and some of the characters in this book. I haven’t read it so I don’t think they need to be read in order to make sense but if you like to start at the very beginning, know it’s out there.  I do hope there are many more written about the characters in this town.  The location itself was almost like a character as it is such a small town that everyone is in everyone’s business and secrets are hard to keep.  We were dropped little bread crumbs about an anonymous gossip writer for the paper as well as several characters that need their own HEA.  I will definitely be on the lookout for more by this author.

Codi Gary


2 Responses to “Review: Things Good Girls Don’t Do by Codi Gary”

  1. Sophia Rose

    I love the catchy title and it sounds fun. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.