Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Good Girls Don't
Victoria Dahl
Release Date, August 30th, 2011
384 Pages
HQN Books

Victoria Dahl has done it again with this fun, flirty new series about The Donovan Family. The first installment, Good Girls Don't, follows Tessa Donovan, the "little" sister to Eric and Jamie. And oh boy do they treat her like the sweet, innocent little girl they think she is...boy are they wrong. Tessa meets Detective Luke Asher and is finally able to break free of the "Virgin" status her brothers associate her with, even though they don't like Luke or the fact that he is having a fling with their baby sister.

Luke has his own issues aside from the fact that the Donovan brothers don't think he is good enough for their little sis. He has a pregnant partner, who everyone assumes he is the sperm donor, a bad divorce that still keeps him cautious when it comes to the female sex, and an investigation that has him all wrapped up in the Donovan's business and might just cause him to lose the one things that has made him smile in a long time.

The novel was a bit confusing at times, and took a little while to get started in the action, but I still enjoyed the story. Tessa was a little hard to get to know at first, and I really enjoy when I can put myself into the shoes of my heroine, when I really like her as a person. She was very much a people pleaser and it took a while for us to find out what she was really afraid of. 

Luke, on the other hand, was adorable. I love cranky detectives who get caught up with a beautiful woman who drags them out of the black funk that can be brought on by being a detective. He cared about Tessa and his partner Simone, and he even loved his mother. He was the kind of hero we all want in our lives.

A really fun start to what is shaping up to be a sexy, flirty series.  Keep August 30th open on your calendar for this great read!

Looking forward to Jamie and Eric's books, Bad Boys Do coming Oct 2011 and Real Men Will coming Nov 2011.

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