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- Print Length: 244 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 151158601X
- Publisher: J Hodge (February 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00U4CKXP6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Good Girl Kindle Edition
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***CAUTION - SPOILERS AHEAD***
One of the first things I noticed that threw me off was a continuity issue. Charlotte becomes friends with her roommate, Iris, and says that over the next few weeks they spend their time together. But then a few paragraphs later she says they've been on campus for 1 week...? I noticed things like this several times, and I had to go back and check to make sure I had read it correctly. Another similar discontinuity I saw in a few places was that either Charlotte or Dominic would reveal his/her feelings to the other, and then a while later the same character would say pretty much the same thing again and the other character would act surprised as if they hadn't heard it before.
Another major point for me was Charlotte's reasoning for not telling anyone about her past. It didn't seem believable to me, especially with regard to Dominic. I can kind of understand that she hadn't had any girlfriends before and that she saw Iris as innocent and didn't want her to have a bad opinion of her. But with Dominic, I feel like he was so similar to her, it just didn't make any sense for her to believe he would hold it against her. The reasoning given just wasn't strong enough for me to be able to get inside her head and share her fear. On a similar note, Charlotte holds Dominic's past with women against him, which doesn't make sense given that she has the same past with men. On further thought, maybe she was projecting her double standards onto him and that's why she was afraid he would judge her - because she was judging him...?
The third thing that gave me pause was the pushy behavior displayed by Dominic and Iris at various points throughout the book, as well as Charlotte's lack of a backbone. An example is when Dominic wants Charlotte to come to his band's gig, but she says no. So he tells Iris about the gig, and Iris guilt trips Charlotte into going. Then they get to the gig and he wants Charlotte to go to a party afterward, and when she says no again, he smirks and tells her he'll just tell Iris. To me, this feels manipulative, and I don't find it attractive. But what floored me even more and made me want to yell at Charlotte is the fact that she just kept giving in without a fight and without calling him on his behavior. I'm the kind of person who would not be happy if someone refused to accept my "no" and manipulated me into doing something. So I'm not sure if I was angrier at Dominic for appealing to Iris for help, at Iris for guilt tripping Charlotte into going to the gig and then the party, or at Charlotte for being such a pushover and knowingly allowing them both to overrule her decision.
Along the same lines, the last straw for me was at the end of the book, when the characters should have made some kind of progress, Dominic tries to make Charlotte jealous by allowing various girls to hang all over him. Obviously, this behavior irked me, but I would have been okay if it had been used as a moment of growth and Charlotte had shown him that his behavior would get him nowhere. Maybe if she had confronted him or ignored him or pretended to move on, or something to make him panic and realize he was being a jerk. But instead, she reinforces his behavior by 'realizing how much he means to her' and kissing him, which is exactly what he was aiming for.
As a reader, I want to feel like I'm on the same side as the main character. If I'm angry, I'd like to be angry with the main character at some other character. While reading this book, I found myself angry at the main character herself too often and it caused me frustration and kept me from getting into the book.
You can read the blurb and find out what the book is about. What I will tell you is this is a good read. I did find it hard to put it down. I would have read it in a day if life hadn't gotten in the way.
Charlie/Charlotte is a very insecure with her past and Dominic has his work cut out for himself to get through to Charlotte. Of course Dominic is the guy we all wish we would have meet at least one time in our lives.
Storyline, good. Writing, good. Sex scenes, a bit tame for me. Would I recommend this book to a friend, absolutely!!
Waking up the morning after the night before, Charlie is mortified to realise she let things go too far...even for her. Good job she's off to college, far away from her reputation and past!
Reinventing her Charlotte - the good girl - she's determined to keep on the straight and narrow and get her education.
Enter bad boy lead guitarist, Dominic Hudson.
The chemistry between these two is off the charts and what starts is a game of cat and mouse, but Charlotte is certain she doesn't want to be caught.
Will she take a risk on love? Or close herself off to the possibility that someone might actually might want her for more than just her body?
You'll have to read to find out!
Charlie is a girl who’s not had much direction in her life and because of a promise to her grandfather, she decides to turn her life around once she hits college. She does well until she runs into the hunk-of-all temptations, Dominic, who tempts her resolve to be “a good girl”.
I loved that Charlie, in her effort to be “good”, did in fact become a good girl. She wasn’t stuck up, but learned a lot about herself. She learned that, despite her previous experiences, it was okay to be caring, honest, have friends, and be responsible.
Dominic! Boy did I LOVE him. He was charming and responsible – not your typical college boy. But perhaps, the reason why I loved him so much was because he never gave up on Charlie. That alone says volumes about his character
Normally, I’d have a favorite of the H&H, but in this book, I didn’t have any. The supporting characters were also great as well.
Even though this is a debut effort, it was well written and kept my interest throughout.
I definitely can’t wait for part 2!
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