Title: Good Girls Don’t (Donovan Brothers Brewery #1)

Author: Victoria Dahl

Genre: Contemporary

Published: August 2011, HQN Books

Rating: 2/5 stars ★★

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With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman;or a heart-breaker. 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.



2 of 5 stars to Good Girls Don’t by Victoria Dahl


“Apparently falling slowly is a scientific impossibility. Falling means that you’re not in control, doesn’t it? I should’ve considered that.”

It took me a long time to finish this book. I had to stop at some point because it got too annoying. After a few more tries and a month later, I finally did it. It was a difficult to task to do. Somehow, the story couldn’t hold my interest long enough.

Reading the other readers’ reviews, I feel like they’re being unfair to Tessa. Yes, she was extremely annoying and her actions were questionable at least, and I agree but you know what? Luke is just as bad. He’s constantly pushing away Tessa, acting so nonchalant around her and he likes meddling with others’ business. He’s a hypocrite to be precise. He’s accusing Tessa of lying and trying to control everyone when he’s guilty of the same thing. LOL. These two are so dysfunctional, they are perfect for each other.