- Release Date
- October 2011
- Book 2 of Donovan Brothers Brewery
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. That's what her smart bob and glasses imply. And with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble – in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan – may be too tempting to avoid.
Jamie Donovan doesn't mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. But it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Sep 04, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
129 people found the following review helpful
I laughed, I teared up some, did a whole lot of smiling and I yelled more than a few times, but in the end, BAD BOYS DO made me enjoy every single minute of it.
Jamie Donovan is trying to grow up...really he is. Ok, so he's gotten into some trouble, but that's all in the past. Too bad no one can see past his bad boy ways in order to give him a chance. That is, until he meets Olivia.
Olivia is looking to prove her ex-husband wrong. She CAN be fun. So, when ultra-sexy bartender in a kilt Jamie Donovan asks her out, she decides to have a bit of, yeah, you guessed it: F-U-N.
Jamie is ready to have a serious relationship with a mature woman, and Olivia is perfect. However, how is he supposed to do that when she's only thinking about having a good time?
I thoroughly enjoyed this continuation of the Donovan Brothers Brewery series by Victoria Dahl. Jamie Donovan's character was horribly misunderstood and so much deeper than what I expected. I loved that he was able to be more of himself with Olivia. Olivia, although older than Jamie, was able to find more of her true self as well, and I think that's what made them so wonderful together--well, that and the smoking hot chemistry they had.
The plot was a bit over the top in some areas—bar brawls and obsessive ex-husbands included—but, the dialogue was laugh out loud funny, and I was captivated from beginning to end. It wasn't all fun and games though. There were moments in the book where Jamie really laid out his soul, and I empathized with him so much. It tore me apart to know how deeply he had been hurting for so long. We also got a hint that everything is not all serene with Eric, the very reserved older Donovan Brother, so I can't wait to see what's going to happen with that.
This is the second book in the Donovan Brothers Brewery Series, but you don't have to read the first book in order to enjoy this one. You will miss some of the details in the back story, but I thought the author did a very good job of providing an overview of events that happened in the first book that pertain to this one.
In the end, we were treated to a very satisfying HEA where bad boy Jamie gets the good girl Olivia. I hope we get to see more of them in the next book in the series, just like we got see Tessa and Luke from the first book.
So, if you're looking for a light romantic comedy with a wonderfully hunky hero, great dialogue and an intriguing story, look no further. BAD BOYS DO definitely fits the bill, and it left me with a smile on my face hours after reading it!
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