Review: Good Girls Don’t- Victoria Dahl

Series: Donovan Brothers Brewery 1
Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages:  384 (ebook)
Published: August 30th 2011
Publisher: HQN
Source: netgalley

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.

My thoughts

This is the first book in a trilogy about 3 siblings who own a brewery. First up is Tessa who is the peacekeeper between her two older brothers. She tries her best to keep the wrath of the good one of the playboy brother. But this book is not about them, they will have their spotlight later on.

Tessa is a good girl, she works hard and she is good at hiding things from her brothers. Most importantly that she dates. Oh those brothers think that their sister never even looks at men. But then they are very protective and I can’t fault them for that quality. Still they sure do not want her to date Luke Dasher as he has a bad rep. But this bad boy cop is not a bad boy after all when we get to know him more. He has had it rough.

The story is about these two trying to get close, but there is that reputation in the way, and her brothers. But that will not stop these two from getting a little passion in their lives. There is also the story about who robbed the brewery.

Sure the book was good but at times I just do not know. It felt like there was something missing. Perhaps it could have been a tad funnier. I just do not know why I did not like it more. Because I still enjoyed the book. It was a nice story about a two people falling in lust and love. I also liked her brothers, even the good boring one, I actually liked him more. He had to grow up so fast and take care of his sister and brother when their parents died.

If you like her other books then I am sure you will like this new series too.




26 thoughts on “Review: Good Girls Don’t- Victoria Dahl

  1. Leontine says:

    I've heard about Dahl's humor in her books but humor, like many other things is just so subjective. And I'm known for my quirky humor 😉 I will give her a try some day and I hope Dahl has my kind of humor 😉

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    LeontineI did like another book I read by her, but there humour there was not my kind eitherAnaLol, it sure is very pink and I do think I can safely say it would not be for youMelissaFor me something was missing, but at least others enjoyed itElysiumShe has written a few different series 🙂

  3. naida says:

    I like the name of the series Donovan Brothers Brewery :PThis sounds like a fun read. I do know what you mean by 'something was missing'. Thats happened to me to, yet I still enjoyed the read.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    NaidaExactly, I still enjoyed it, but I still felt something was not there. Something that would have made me like it moreJennyPerhaps. it did show promise but then, oh I just do not knowBermudaTrue, and sometimes the rest of the books are worse 😉

  5. Julie says:

    "I also liked her brothers, even the good boring one" LMAO! I liked your review. You are very right in saying that it felt like something was missing. I'm gonna keep reading though.

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisIt sure is. All the pieces seem to be there but still nothingMelissaLol, well he was good, I like the good onesAmusedOnly one girl though and two guys, but at least she has a share tooDanaIt's not fun, and it would be so much better if I just could say what not workedJulieI hope you enjoy it more than I did :)And the boring brother, he was jus so nicePattiI am glad you enjoyed it. Because in the end, Dahl is a great writer

  7. StephanieD says:

    Yeah, I wanna hear about the brothers more; they sound interesting. Sometimes it's hard to explain what hard-to-define quality is missing so that you're not completely satisfied with a book.

  8. Jenny says:

    I'm intrigued by this series because I love a book that can make me laugh, but it sounds like this one isn't quite as laugh-out-loud funny as it could have been (and maybe it wasn't supposed to be). Thanks for your thoughts on it, I might pick it up at some point but will probably wait a bit:)

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    StephSo true. And with this one I just can't give an answer. But yes perhps the brothers will have better booksAurianA shame really, since I do like funny booksDCI already have :)jennyNot for me at least. And I could do with a good laugh *tries to think of a good funny book to read*

  10. Fairday Morrow says:

    Thanks for your honest review. This doesn't seem like the book for me- but I can see how it might appeal to others. I do like the setting for the book- and think that could be quite interesting.I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published. Take care-Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens sometimes and I can't fix it. 🙂

  11. Missie says:

    Awwww. I've always wondered what it would be like to have an overprotective bother. It sounds like it would be great and annoying at the same time. 🙂

  12. Blodeuedd says:

    CarrieYou can always try one and see if you liker her style, since she got both contemporary and historical romance books MissieLol, same here. But then I am sure that would just have annoyed me so much

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