Redonk Nutshell: Bad boy meets his match in a stickler for tradition good girl

Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl picks up more or less right where it’s predecessor, Good Girls Don’t, leaves off.  This time around we get Jamie’s story.  Jamie is the handsome bad boy, the guy that gets all the girls and is always finding himself in sticky situations.  Now, however, Jamie is ready to grow up and take on more responsibility in his family’s brewery business.

Enter Olivia, a smart yet safe brunette who is pulled into Jamie’s path.  They strike up a friendship that gradually leads to something more, and both Olivia and Jamie are forced to reassess what, exactly, they want.

Who doesn’t love a good read about a bad boy? Jamie isn’t your stereotypical bad boy, though.  He doesn’t actively seek trouble – it just seems to find him.  His good looks garner him attention, and his natural charm works both with and against him.  At heart, Jamie is a good guy, and Olivia is a wonderful complement to him. As for Olivia, she’s still coming out of her shell after divorcing her immature husband, and Jamie forces her to test her boundaries.

Their story is sweet and romantic, a lovely little read that is sure to bring a warm smile to your face.  I enjoyed Bad Boys Do.  I also look forward to the elder brother’s story next.

Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl, 384 pgs, 9/27/11

Rating: C+

Romance: 3/5              Raunch: 3/5

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