From Goodreads: Too much of a good thing…
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.
NOTE: This book spurred me on to visit an attached to a restaurant brewery while on vacation in Wisconsin. Though the one I visited was in a separate location it still kind of set the mood for the book. The whole business is quite fascinating and a perfect setting for a romance.
What I Loved: I loved the idea of siblings being owners in a business. The idea that you are just sure of what your brothers and sisters are thinking/doing/feeling is both funny and a recipe for disaster. Both of which happened in Good Girls Don’t! All 3 of the siblings: Eric, Jamie, and Tessa tend to lean on assumptions about their siblings and this does cause several problems for them! I loved Luke! He was a scrumptious leading man. He had his own set of issues but he handled them well. His protective instincts with his partner Sophie just made me love him more.
What I Liked: The story of the break-in and the mystery surrounding it was really well done. I wish a little more time had been spent on that part. I also liked the setting of the brewery and all the interaction that goes on between the patrons, staff, and owners.
Complaints: I found that while the initial sibling assumptions were intriguing, the story leaned to hard on that (especially with Jamie).
Why I gave it a 3.75: I found this to be a good beginning to the series and I look forward to reading the rest of them. I am really wondering how Eric and Jamie are going to work out their issues.
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