Published: 27 September 2011
Rating: 4/5 Ravens
Series: Donovan Brothers Brewery: Good Girls Don't (1), Bad Boys Do (2), Real Men Will (3)
Synopsis (From Goodreads):
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.
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?
I love Ms. Dahl's contemporary romances but this series is not doing it for me like that last couple I read. I wish I could connect more to these characters. I liked the book, don't get me wrong but I am not head over heels in love with any of them.
I like the way the plot progresses and the book is not overly dramatic, it seems like the life of everyday people which makes the book wonderfully voyeuristic. Also on that note I didn't feel there was a basis for the connection that Jamie and Olivia ended up with. I like them together sure but every other section someone was talking about "the arrangement", the bar/resteraunt, or age and maturity. It annoyed me a bit.
I think Tessa and Eric both made me angry in this book. Jeeze. Give a man a break he was seriously trying to do his job and help his family and they were asses to him. Tessa with her Tweeting and Eric with his backhand remarks. I don't know how I am going to read Eric's book because I really don't like him at this point.
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