Title: Good Girl
Author: Willow Winters
This is one of the books posted in my daily deals on the Facebook page, I liked the cover, thought the blurb looked okay and thought I would give it a go! It was completely worth it and even better at only 99p!
We all love a bad boy. And Kane is a bad boy! I love that there are no apologies in this book. He is not bad and trying to be good. He’s not bad but wants to change his ways. He is who he is, and he is comfortable with that. A lot of the authors I have read previously have tamed their men but Kane is raw and trying to make the best out of a bad situation.
We meet Ava broken and frightened, but that certainly isn’t who she really is. There is a layer of tough in that girl, not just to take the easy way but to stick it out for the best way. I really enjoyed being able to view this from her perspective and the duality of the situation, she views it one way but has been trained to view it differently. She goes through the wringer in this book and her emotional process is harrowing. There is enough detail for us to understand what she is going through without tearing us apart to put us back together again as readers which is often a difficult medium to get.
This really was a great story with plenty of action going on, twists and turns and a fabulous ending! A great stand alone book as well as part of a wider collection of work. I didn’t need to have read any of the other books to appreciate this one and certainly have a few more that I can read now too!
EDITED – I have now read the first two books in this series and have included their reviews above. This book makes a whole load more sense now that I have read the previous books so although it is promoted as a standalone piece it is definitely better once you understand the people he is working with.
This book primarily focusses on Kane and Ava, the other books have been Dom and Vince, so you don’t NEED to have read them, but it certainly helps to put everyone in place and knowing Vince and Dom better now I can completely see why he does the things he does in this book! Looking forward to seeing what comes next!
I’m not a good man, but I’m damn good at what I do.
I was raised to be ruthless, and as muscle for the Petrov mafia, that’s all I am.
Then she got caught in the crossfire, and when it was over, she was mine – given as a temporary gift. Once a mafia princess, now just a bargaining chip, she wasn’t a part of my plans.
She’s scared, alone, and has the most perfect, innocent baby blues that beg me to protect her.
There’s not an ounce of good in me. I don’t deserve her, but I want her. I want her sweet submission and tempting curves, at any cost.
Even if I have to kill every f*cker who stands between us.
This good girl belongs to me.