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Bad Boys Do

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (387 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Just how good can a bad boy be?

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble - in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan - may be too tempting to avoid.< /p>

Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?

©2011 Victoria Dahl (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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Cute, romantic fun

Mostly I'm writing this review because of the bad one that almost made me not buy it. Is it predictable? Sure. But I don't expect a lot of twists and turns in what is essentially a fairy tale. I listen to romances for the romance, the flirting, and hopefully some humor. This book has that in spades, and is an enjoyable, light listen. I recommend it, and plan to get Good Girls Don't next.

Also: Cougars? Really? I don't think a 35-year-old woman dating a 29-year-old man is a cougar. It's only a 6-year difference!

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Not Her Best Work

I have loved Victoria Dahl in the past, so when I saw that this book didn't have fabulous ratings I was a little surprised. I decided to give it a chance thinking maybe people just didn't get her style of writing. Unfortunately however it was not her best work. I had a really hard time relating to this story. Not due to the age different between the two main characters but instead the story line was just dull. I hope someone else can find joy out of it, it just didn't compare to her past work however. Better luck next time Victoria.

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Need a new voice!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I liked the story, but since I listen while on the road it was difficult as the narrator sounded like she was whispering whenever she would switch characters- annoying.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Whispering when switching characters. Ruined it for me.

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I love these characters

Jamie Donovan is the guy for me! Fun loving on the surface, but with a bit of himself he keeps hidden. He has a lack of confidence you don't see in very many leading males, but to see him gain it keeps the story moving. And Olivia's growth into her true self is a great parallel as well.
I like the setting of the trilogy, perhaps because I've been there and know that Boulder is "24 square miles surrounded by reality". It evokes the college town atmosphere.
Ms Fortgang gives a good performance by differentiating vocal characteristics and atmosphere.
This is a story I'll listen to again - well, once I run out of credits for new books!

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Borderline erotica

I bought this book based on reviews/ratings; I wanted something different to listen to during stressful wait times. This book is horrible. It reminds me of a porn flick - no plot, just gratuitous, poorly done sex. Don't get me wrong, I'm far from a prude, but this book is just crap. The story is gratuitous, the sexual encounters even more gratuitous. There are better writers and better books for romance style - Natural Born Charmer for one. This book drove me back to my serial killers and mysteries!

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Oh, those Donovan boys!

Would you listen to Bad Boys Do again? Why?

No, predicable but great to go to sleep by.

What other book might you compare Bad Boys Do to and why?

Real Men Will, it's a series of these brothers and their women.

Which character – as performed by Lauren Fortgang – was your favorite?

Olivia, is the woman that Jamie finds challenging and visa versa.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, easy to put down and to pick up!

Any additional comments?

I like these series, they are chick fluff and calms you after listening to some heavy stuff like Girl Gone.

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Feminist grade: A++

Absolutely amazing! This is one of the few books where both the feminism and the story are on point! Love Jaime's character's arc!

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Completes the collection

I listened to the books out of order but I still loved them all. They didn’t leave you lost even when reading them out of order. I read the last one, then the first and this one. I loved the ending to them all.

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Such a great listen

I loved this series and this was my favourite out of the bunch. The writing is a perfect combination of romance, sex, intrigue and a bit of mystery! Lauren Fortgang has to be the most underrated narrator. I love all of the different voices she uses for different characters. I sometimes find a characters voice annoying but not with her. Her male voice is excellent as well!

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Really Good

Great book for this genre. Loved the characters and their interactions. Just wish it hadn't ended.

Will definitely listen to other books by this author.