Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl

Bad Boys Do (Donovan Brothers Brewery #2) by Victoria Dahl
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (September 27, 2011)
Goodreads Description:

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. That’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. And 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. But 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.
It's official...I am in love with this series! This book left me with a genuinely good feeling when I finished it. Jamie really carries this series and gives it life with his charming personality. He is treated like an irresponsible kid by his older brother Eric, and even his little sister Tessa is guilty of having low expectations of him. Jamie wants more responsibility and to be more involved at the brewery but his siblings prejudice against him is preventing them from seeing past that to the person he has become.

Olivia is a nice but reserved and slightly uptight woman. She meets the gregarious Jamie when she attends a book club meeting at the brewery he is co-owner of with his siblings. She's definitely attracted to him but knows that a good-looking, outgoing man like Jamie would only be trouble. Their paths collide later unexpectedly and things get heated and interesting. They really learn a lot from each other and come into their own. The changes they make to their lives made me respect their characters and I feel that they are a perfect balance for each other. Definitely an unexpected pairing but all the better for it.


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