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Good Girls Don't | [Victoria Dahl]

Good Girls Don't

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Too much of a good thing.

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.

©2011 Victoria Dahl (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 12-31-11
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 12-31-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK BECAUSE"

    Victoria Dahl does it again. What i like about this book is the relationship between the charactors and the storyline. This book is part of a 3 book series so if you like this book you will definitly like the other two. Just make sure you listen to them in order.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-17-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2008

    Love reading. Love listening.

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    "good listen"
    If you could sum up Good Girls Don't in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, light, and sexy.


    What other book might you compare Good Girls Don't to and why?

    The other two books in the trilogy. Listen to them in order to better see character developmemt through the books.


    What about Lauren Fortgang???s performance did you like?

    Good character differences in vocal tone. I didn't have to wait for the phrase about who said the line. I wasn't distracted from the story, but rather pulled in by the performance.


    Any additional comments?

    The characters were great, the storyline believable, and the performance was very easy to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mina witten, Germany 10-19-11
    mina witten, Germany 10-19-11
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    "!!Good one"

    Very funny, sexy, interesting plot and Fortgang has also a nice voice.
    I like all books of Victoria Dahl, they are easy to read/listen entertaining Happy End stories that make a lazy day at home fun:)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Milissa Duluth, MN, United States 09-27-11
    Milissa Duluth, MN, United States 09-27-11 Member Since 2011
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    "If you like whiny adults...."

    I couldn't figure out if it was the story, the reader or both but this book fast became very irritating as each main character seemed to be nothing but a whiny brat. (To the reader's credit, I believe she may only have been reacting naturally to the book's juvenile overtone.) The character's act like they are 12, not in their twenties. There might be a decent storyline here, but I couldn't listen to the brats anymore.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-19-13
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2012

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Fun and Entertaining Romantic Comedy"

    Good Girls Don't by Victoria Dahl is a light, fun and entertaining romantic comedy that I really enjoyed. The Donavan family trio (Eric, Jamie and Tessa) is very relatable, and while the problems they face may not be, their reactions to circumstances are. They love each other and the level of commitment they share with one another is fundamental to the theme/plot, making this book work.

    Lauren Fortgang did a very good job with the narration. Her voices were easy to listen to and distinguished characters nicely.

    I did find parts that were laugh-out-loud funny, and even teared up (briefly) when Tessa confessed her woes to her oldest brother, Eric.

    This book is for mature audiences as it is pretty steamy with some graphic love scenes. Overall, however, it is a cute, funny story, that will entertain.
    Credit worthy...yes!

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    michaela burien, wa, United States 10-23-11
    michaela burien, wa, United States 10-23-11 Member Since 2011
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    "good girls don't...what?"

    This was a pretty good book... I would probably read others by this author, but it wasn't fantastic. Don't expect to gain anything from it, it's just a brainless read...which isn't always a bad thing!
    The narrator was PERFECT for the story though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Southlake, TX, United States 09-24-11
    Susan Southlake, TX, United States 09-24-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Horrible."

    Superficial story and horrible narration. I respect the effort it must take to write, publish and narrate a story so I think long and hard before giving a poor review. Pass on this one.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    amy Richmond, VA, United States 10-14-13
    amy Richmond, VA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Wanted to like this one more . . ."

    The narration was fine. There was noticeable differentiation between different characters, I could always tell who was talking. The voices Fortgang uses play into the characterizations Ms. Dahl has set up.

    I was unable to really connect to this story but it was an entertaining enough first time listen, although I don't think I will go back and play it again. I found the characters to be predictable. Bad boy gone good cop/ lover, good girl/ little sister, hyper-responsible/ hyper-mature oldest brother and last but not least goof ball/ care-free middle child. This would be fine but there wasn't a whole lot more to these characters to set them apart from the stereo types they are made out to be. The story was cute and it had it's funny parts and it was racier than I had anticipated which I found to be a plus. I do appreciate that although this novel is part of a trilogy it was a stand alone story that had a nice resolution at the end and didn't result in a cliff hanger ploy to sell subsequent novels.

    I'm not sure I would recommend paying full price for this book but if you happen to catch it on sale I think it's worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Page & Andy Lie Pacifica, CA USA 02-24-13
    Page & Andy Lie Pacifica, CA USA 02-24-13

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    "Hilarious and romantic -- fun story!"

    Tessa Donovan may be 27, but she is still the innocent little sister to her brothers, who just happen to co-own a family brewery with her. When she develops an interest in Luke Asher, the hot detective who is investigating a break-in at the brewery, and who also happens to be her brother Jamie's friend from college, all kinds of chaos ensues.
    This is such a cute and funny story, with laugh out loud parts, along with some pretty steamy and romantic love scenes. Lauren Fortgang gives a great performance as narrator and makes me really look forward to getting to the next two books in the series.

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    elain BEACH PARK, IL, United States 02-19-13
    elain BEACH PARK, IL, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great romantic series"
    Would you listen to Good Girls Don't again? Why?

    Yes - it was a nice romance novel


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Quirky Tessa - she just has the girl next door flair to it, strong and determined


    Have you listened to any of Lauren Fortgang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't but I would listen to her books again - great performance


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me smile but no extreme reactions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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