Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Review: The Do-Gooder by Jessie L Star

The Do-Gooder is a sassy, sizzling romance almost certain to delight fans of Abbi Glines. Lara Montgomery is a girl on a guilt trip. She knows that what she and Fletch did was wrong and she is determined to make up for it by doing good deeds for her fellow uni students and well, anyone else who needs her. She also knows that she needs to stay the hell away from the ridiculously sexy Fletch but that, it seems is easier said than done ...

Told from duel perspectives (Lara and Fletch,) this one was a sizzling read that is all the better for the fact that it never takes itself too seriously. Lara is entertaining as the reformed bad girl with a disproportionate sense of guilt, while Fletch's attempts to rekindle his romance with Lara make for fun reading. There is also a great crew of supporting characters--Livvy who is just blossoming into womanhood; Saskia, Fletch's bad girl baby sister; Merry, the closest thing that Lara has to a best friend; and gay Italian student Stefano. The backstory about Lara's brother tugs at the heartstrings while it adds to her sense of guilt.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, and how much I got caught up in the lives of all of the characters--this book certainly proved itself to be the perfect antidote for a cool winter evening. It's even more enjoyable knowing that the author is an Australian who started out on fiction press. Overall, an enjoyable read.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my review copy.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2017