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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Good Girls Don't (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #1)

Good Girls Don't (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #1) - Victoria Dahl Actual rating: 3.5Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/11/28/review-good-girls-dont-by-victoria-dahl/As long as romances are well-written, I tend to get swept up in them. Good Girls Don’t did not fail me in that regard, especially with the emotional tension and issues between Luke and Tessa. But I did not like Tessa as much as I probably could have. Logically I can understand that her desire to keep her family together drove her to do what she did, but it felt wrong, like there was a lot of misunderstandings that could have been easily avoided if the truth had come out right away. I was a much bigger fan of Luke, who was one of those tortured and slightly damaged souls but who are really sweet and caring underneath it all.Being the Good Girls Don’t is the first in a trilogy about the Donovan siblings, Victoria Dahl did a fabulous job of introducing us to Tessa’s brothers. I am definitely curious enough to continue with the series. Although Luke is a police detective and there was a break in at the brewery, that aspect of the plot took a back seat to the Donovan sibling drama, which was highly entertaining. Having a brother myself (younger though, not older) gave me something to relate to (I don’t think brother is as bad as Jamie, but that is definitely who I would compare him to).Overall, Good Girls Don’t is a good solid romance with a few minor flaws.