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It took less than two seconds for Sheriff Nathan Thornton to peg sexy Skye Wright as trouble. Maybe it was the way she shimmied her hips in that I Dream of Jeannie outfit. Or the huge stack of speeding tickets in her bag. Whatever it was, the woman was belly-dancing her way into his thoughts. Now if only she'd belly-dance into his bedroom....

Title : Bad Girls Don't
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ISBN : 9780425212844
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Bad Girls Don't Reviews

  • Cheri
    2019-05-03 01:54

    I kinda liked this book. I've never read anything by CL before this. Many reviews were very negative but I judge for myself. While it wasn't a great story plot it was very entertaining. I admit to laughing out load quite a few times. There is a tiny mystery and a few sex scenes. I'm willing to give the rest a try :)

  • Lisa
    2019-05-12 21:51

    I seriously laughed out loud during parts of this book. I loved little Toni and her introductions: "I'm Toni and I bite." There was a little sadness in this one, but leave it to a kid to make things better, yeah? Skye is the bad girl who does selfless things for others. What a contradiction.Awesome read.

  • Solace Winter
    2019-05-06 20:50

    Romance novels. Sure, I like them. When they are good. Or hot. Or good and hot. This novel forced eroticism down the reader’s throat without actually making it all that erotic.Plot: This novel is technically the sequel to Good Girls Do. By the time I had read Good Girls Do, this novel had been out of print. It took me nearly five years to find a copy. This brings “bad girl” sister Skye to the forefront and her foundling relationship with straight-laced sheriff Nathan.Characters: Sure, there are a lot of characters, but it is mostly about Skye and Nathan. Despite Linz trying her best to bring every character that crosses paths with these two into the plot and giving them a side story, and despite having interesting side characters, the story could have just been Skye and Nathan and not been any different. This is not a compliment in the least considering Skye was having sister issues through most of the book, is a single mother of a four-year-old (PLOT DEVICE), and has the sudden intrusion of a grandmother she never knew.Oh, this novel was riddled with convoluted plot devices. The little girl inexplicably runs out into the street so that her life can be saved by Nathan. Skye only has a daughter so that Nathan can feel uncomfortable.Then there are the conclusions to problems. Everything is resolved simply by one quick conversation. Everything comes blurting out because it needs to be said before the ending of the book, and the author was not clever enough to solve any of the problems without the very simply, “Well, we talked it out after this one conversation,” approach.All of the plotlines Linz tried to introduce could make a soap opera. Bad girl seduces the sheriff. Good girl gets pregnant. Meddling Grandma comes around for suspicious reason. The nun has a mysterious past that results in her knowing how to escape handcuffs. Goth girl ends up dating a football player. Trailer Park Queen wants to work in real estate. Bad ass local vet. Sabotage! But almost as quickly as the plots are mentioned they are resolved. This was 313 pages of great ideas and poor execution.Reasons to Read:- You like simple romance novels- The plots appeal- You want an easy readReasons Not to Read:- Nothing really deep- Characters act out of character- Does not matter if you have read book one to enjoy book two

  • Amy
    2019-05-08 19:33

    I read the first book in the series (Good Girls Do) very quickly, and although it wasn't my favorite, I moved on to the second without hesitation. The male protagonist from the first book, Luke, was a well-drawn, complex hero I'd enjoyed getting to know, so I hoped that there would be something along that line in Bad Girls Don't. Unfortunately, all that I found were stereotypes--amid lots and LOTS of repetition. Let me boil it down for you: Skye Wright is a bad girl belly-dancer. She doesn't want a good guy. Nathan Thornton is a good guy sheriff. He doesn't want anyone, especially a woman with a 4-year-old kid. They can't stay away from each other. Repeat (several dozen times). The end.Aside from the triteness of the plot, the thing about this book that really killed me was this: none of the females have *any* likable qualities. Skye is a short-sighted, mean, mouthy harridan who doesn't take even decent care of her child. Her kid, "Toni the biter", is an obnoxious brat with zero manners. NO ONE would like this kid. Skye's sister, Julia, is a doormat. Their mother, Angel/Ethel, is a windsock who can't make up her mind about anything, who changes her mind like she changes her New Age-y clothes. Her mother, Violet, is a mean, sniping, obnoxious, and yet also completely pointless character. The secondary characters are no better. The best friend is flat-out stupid, and the "dumb blond" joke is stretched so thin that I found myself wishing to reach into the book to gag her. The best friend's teenaged protege is an undisciplined, sarcastic snot. The other townspeople vary from being just foolish to criminally (and yet weirdly, almost pointlessly) cruel. There is a third book in the series (Big Girls Don't Cry), already downloaded to my electronic device, but I will not be reading it. The excerpt that I skimmed at the end of Bad Girls Don't was enough to make me believe that it's only more of the same. It's too bad, because I think that Cathie Linz writes well. She just doesn't write what I want to read.

  • Goge (BARRONS) le Moning Maniac,
    2019-04-30 02:31

    3.5678974 starsI used to love this book. It's one of the first romance novels I read.. in secret;) LOL my sister was telling me about Toni the biter and how cute the book was so I borrowed it from her without her knowing and read it. I remember really reallly liking Skye and her wild side and how hot Nathan was. Rereading it again after all those years, I now remember things I didn't like so much and I've gained some new negatives about this book, sadly:( I might even like this book more in part that it has sentimental value now.. :\ Nathan's on-off again attitude annoyed me and how Skye forgave him immediately and constantly kinda irked me. Isn't Skye kind of a hot head? 'Can't contain herself' kind of lady? Because if I were her I'd blow up or get pissed and dwell on my upset longer. Because she readily, always, forgave so easily she wasn't a very real character to me..... She's a mouthy, sassy lady though and I like that. It's because she and her belly-dancing librarian sister are belly dancers that I grew to love and practiced belly dancing. I've been in armor with belly-dancing since reading this series but I'm not a great belly-dancer unfortunately.. Nathan was still sweet like I remembered and steamy but I think their relationship could use A LOT more work. I wanted to see more of Toni the little tutu struttin mini biter. I also felt their love came on too soon and the fact that they fell into their lust so soon in the book killed lots of the potential depth in the book. Also they had a lot of scenes where they just grabbed one another. At first it was good but then it got old and I felt like he was using her. I'm kind of sad and regretting that I bought this book to reread again because before rereading this book it had a five-star rating and rereading it lowered the book. It also crushed and drowned my memories of this then-beloved book.

  • Bonnie
    2019-04-29 21:45

    The follow up to Good Girls Do. I liked this a lot less than that book. The main character in this book is the sister of the main character in the last book, and I didn't really like her in the last book, but I did end up liking her better than I thought I would in this book. I also liked that they fleshed out several of the minor characters from the last book more. As for what I didn't like: I didn't like that there was a teenage character which the author seemed not to know what to do with. There was even a possible romance for her, but the author didn't do anything with it. I REALLY didn't like that there was a "mystery" in this book, so she skimped on the spicy (yes I said spicy) scenes in order to spend more time on the "mystery", which is it really a mystery if there's only one suspect??? She also seems obsessed with money, since everyone is now a millionare. And also, the main character in the last book, who I really liked, only shows up in the end of this book. Finally, the ending went together way to contritely. So yah, not so much!

  • Res
    2019-05-21 23:55

    I didn't read this voluntarily, and I'm very much not the target audience, which is probably why I abandoned it halfway through. I got very tired of all the conflict stemming from characters interrupting each other and/or refusing to listen to each other, and of the allegedly comic construction where one character says, "She peed on the floor," and someone comes in the door and says, "Who, the belly dancer?" and everybody giggles and says, "No, the puppy!" Ha so very ha. However, it must be said that I've read worse books this year.

  • Althea
    2019-05-21 21:59

    Since there's no half star rating, I'm just going to upgrade this to 3 stars. But I actually want to give it 2 1/2. The minor characters really made the book fun. But the issue I had really, is the author's insistence that Skye is a bad girl. She is not. Just because she is a belly dancer and doesn't conform to normal standards does not make her a bad girl. I actually enjoy the opposites attract scenario, but I found Skye & Nathan's chemistry a bit lacking. She had more chemistry with her friends. Overall, the story is nice but needs a little polish.

  • Jessi
    2019-05-22 18:30

    Skye Wright has moved one town over from her do-gooder sister and is just trying to get her life in order. She's doing a pretty good job until she has a run in with the local sheriff, Nathan Thornton or, as she calls him, Studly Do-Right. She's a free spirit who likes to live life to the fullest; he's an uptight lawman whose past includes a dead wife who he can't seem to forget.Not as good as her later books but still a pretty enjoyable book.

  • Starry
    2019-05-05 00:41

    It took less than two seconds for Sheriff Nathan Thornton to peg sexy Skye Wright as trouble. Maybe it was the way she shimmied her hips in that I Dream of Jeannie outfit. Or the huge stack of speeding tickets in her bag. Whatever it was, the woman was belly-dancing her way into his thoughts. Now if only she'd belly-dance into his bedroom. luke finds out that julia is pregnant and proposes to her in this book/ nathan is a hard man to give out his feelings....*3

  • Jess
    2019-05-07 21:44

    Skye Wright, a belly dancer with a dream for renovating the local theater, and Nathan Thornton, the local sheriff fall in love and neither knows how to deal. Not bad but has some issues: every person in town was "small town quirky." Few too many new age characters, too slow of a pace at times, and the mystery doesn't follow the rule of mystery books.

  • Lisa
    2019-04-27 23:43

    I wasn't a huge fan of Sky (the heroine) which was why I didn't give this book a better rating. I think I was just partial to Julia and resented Skye a bit for her behavior towards her sister. I guess I get emotionally invested in my books, huh? :-)

  • Andrea Smith
    2019-05-22 21:42

    Great book! When I read the first book in the series, I hated this character. But, now that I have read into her way of thinking, I can't imagine why I ever disliked her! Great character and amazing book! It really puts a spin on bad girls to me!

  • Janet
    2019-04-25 01:55

    Another entry in the chick-lit/romance genre. Some of Linz’s writing is typical romance schlock (particularly Nathan’s inner thoughts at the beginning), but most of it is a fresh take on the opposites attract theme.

  • Evelyn
    2019-05-19 01:42

    When belly dancer and yoga instructor Skye Wright meets "Studley Do-Right" sheriff Nathan Thornton sparks fly. They say opposites attract, but... CritiqueCute and funny. Sequel to Good Girls Do. Highly recommend.

  • Virginia
    2019-05-18 23:54

    I enjoyed the characters, but I felt like the plot was a bit of a mess. It didn't have a clear thread running through the entire book. I felt like I was getting dumped into constant deus ex machina's.Or however one might punctuate that.Anyway, it was fun, but not awesome.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-22 18:30

    I now know why Sue Ellen does not have her own book. She is in everyonelse's business. LOL. I still love her and all the other characters in Rock Falls. Nathan's pain was a lot for him to deal with and Sister Mary is right Skye is so good for him.

  • Andita
    2019-04-23 00:34

    I laughed...Out loud and enjoyed the crazy characters who are in this little town. The biting child to the bad girl who's good kept me reading when I should have been doing my laundry. I'm looking forward to more of this series.

  • Mareena
    2019-05-20 19:47

    I liked the first one better, but this one was still good.

  • Sami
    2019-04-28 01:49

    It was ok. Too much involvment of the friends and town people. It got a little annoying and I started skimming.

  • Laura
    2019-05-09 19:41

    Could not get through 50 pages.

  • Tilequa
    2019-05-18 22:41

    pretty good "different"

  • Susie Kline
    2019-05-19 23:33

    Review appears on my blog

  • Julia Camacho
    2019-04-29 22:54

    Finally READ iT! Really Good.

  • Cathy
    2019-04-22 23:55

    too many quirky characters got confusing...Does anyone tell anybody the truth...eventually

  • Fran
    2019-05-10 22:31

    great quirky characters. A fun read. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

  • Bet Lantaff
    2019-04-24 20:55

    Just as good and the first book. Can't wait to read the 3rd book!

  • Michelle
    2019-05-14 02:29

    It's very good escapist romantic fiction :)

  • San
    2019-04-28 01:58

    The story is okay but the way it's told... I lost who says what so many times! Not an easy read at all...

  • Heather
    2019-05-03 21:53

    Good book