Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Things Good Girls Don't Do" By: Codi Gary Review

Things Good Girls Don’t Do
By: Codi Gary

Good girls don't steal. Good girls don't visit sex shops. Good girls don't have one-night stands.
For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn't worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a million years . . .
As a tattoo artist with a monster motorcycle, Chase Trepasso isn't the kind of guy you bring home to mom and dad.
And when he finds Katie's list in a bar, he's more than happy to help her check off a few items. Especially the ones on the naughtier side . . .
Katie's more than tempted by Chase's offer, as long as they keep things uncomplicated. But as they spend more time together, she may just wind up breaking the most important rule of all: Good girls don't fall in love with bad boys.
My Thoughts
    I absolutely positively loved this book. Reminding me of an early Rachel Gibson, Codi Gary has created a lovely town filled with quirky characters, a great romance, hot sex and pure funny. The second in the series, Things Good Girls Don’t Do will make you smile, laugh out loud, and cheer on that bad boy fighting for the so-called good girl.
     Katie Conners is wanting to break out of her shell. Her mother has passed away, her boyfriend of seven years has left her, and she doesn’t see change on the horizon. So she decides to write a list about how to be a bad girl. She is surprised and somewhat delighted may I add when Chase Trepasso, local tattoo artist and new guy in town, sees the list and decides to help her out a bit with her naughty list.
     Chase isn’t just the resident bad ass - he is a Berkeley graduate, author, artist, and responsible adult. Yet the residents in town just want to see him as a rebel and he is more than willing to live up to their expectations. Until Katie, who isn’t that wild rebel, he finds he wants to make himself more respectable in the eyes of the town and good enough for the shy hairdresser he is slowly falling in love with.
17660414     Chase and Katie find themselves thrown together in this totally unexpected romance. Almost complete opposites, they immediately click which both find alarming. Neither expected to fall for the other, so needless to say there is quite a bit of adjustment on both their parts. I think I loved both of these characters so much because in the beginning, I actually didn’t like either one of them. Katie seemed like a goody two shoes and Chase was the stereotypical didn’t have a care in the world guy. Yet as the novel continued, you found their influences and meanings and came to love them at their cores.
     Things Good Girls Don’t Do is a fantastic read that I absolutely adored. Filled with wonderful characters, a great town atmosphere, adorably quirky neighbors and hot, hot sex scenes. The book is incredibly funny, sweet and endearing. I found myself smiling as I was reading it just because it was so dang cute. There is a scene with a sex aid that will make you snort with laughter. Can’t wait for the next one, its on the MUST read list for sure!

Book Details
Publisher: Avon Impulse
# of Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0062292919
Date of Publication: August 27, 2013
Source: Edelweiss - for Review


  1. I have been on the hunt for a few romances. This sounds great. Thank you for the review.
    -Dilettantish Reader

  2. Back to my other comment on "arranged marriage" blues. I think one of the reasons why so-called rakes/rogues "back in the day" avoided marriage for a very long time...until they needed to produce an heir...was simply because arranged marriages weren't of their choosing and a lot of them probably weren't pleasant (to say the least). I can't imagine bedding a woman because he "had to" to produce an heir. Both parties lose in that scenario. So glad marriages aren't arranged in our day in "western" America!