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Monday, October 10, 2011

ARC Review: Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl

Oh how I loved this book! It was so good and I honestly couldn't put it down. I am completely in love with the sexy kilt wearing Jamie Donovan, and I adored him and Olivia together.

When we were first introduced to Jamie in Good Girls Don't, we met someone who's the family bad boy and seems as if he doesn't really want to grow up and accept any responsibilities. That was definitely not the case in Bad Boys Do. Here we see sexy and charming Jamie trying to atone for all of his past indiscretions. He knows that in the eyes of his family, he's just a screw-up that can't do anything right and Jamie hates that they think that. Jamie has a lot of ideas for upgrades and remodeling at the Brewery and just wants to be more than the charming guy that wears a kilt and everyone flirts with. So Jamie starts taking restaurant developing classes at the local university in the hopes they will finally take him seriously and start letting him take on more responsibilities.

Olivia Bishop is still adjusting to life as a divorcee after a year of being separated from her cheating ex-husband, Victor. At the persistence of her friend Gwen, Olivia agrees to attend a book club meeting at the local brewery where the woman show up to ogle and flirt with hottie bartender Jamie Donovan. Olivia is immediately attracted to Jamie but she seems him as nothing more than a younger guy who probably sleeps around with lots of different women and parties too much. Imagine her surprise when she gets to her class the next day and sees Jamie as one of her students.

Jamie is attracted to Olivia and likes that she is smart and intelligent and looks so sexy in her cardigans and glasses and really wants to date her. Olivia, being a few years older is very hesitant and really doesn't know what to expect from Jamie. She can't deny that she is attracted to him in a sexual way and that they have some serious chemistry. They both begin to teach each other the things they specialize in. Olivia, is helping Jamie put together a portfolio for the remodeling of the Brewery and Jamie is helping Olivia to be more fun.

Watching these two on their adventures was so much fun. They are both so hot together. We were able to see that yes, Jamie is charming and fun to be around, but that there is so much more to him. He is still trying to deal with a lot of mistakes from his past and it nearly broke my heart to see how everyone continued to treat him as the screw-up. I was rooting for him from page one.

Olivia was really refreshing to read about. She has so many emotions and it was great fun watching her learn to live and have fun. Her and Jamie were seriously way hot together and I found myself fanning my face more than once after reading one of their encounters. Especially the scene with the mirror.

I honestly couldn't put this book down. It was so good and I just wish it was longer. I really wanted to see more of Olivia and Jamie. They really were so cute together. As for the next book in the series Real Men Will, I can't wait to read Eric's story. I'm kind of on the fence with him and not sure what to expect. He was kind of a jackass towards Jamie so I really want to see how he redeems himself in my eyes.

**ARC copy provided by Netgalley**



  1. you made me want to read this so bad! thanks for the review!

  2. Loved the first two of this series and like you I'm on the fence about Eric. He is a huge a** and liked him even less in the 2nd book. I can't wait for his story though I know he will redeem himself. It will be take very strong and interesting heroine to do it! Thanks for a great review!