10 February 2014

{Book Review} Good For You

By: Me My Shelf And I | 10 February 2014 at 12:01 AM | | | | | | |

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Good For You
Between The Lines #3
Author: Tammara Webber
Release Date: December 15th 2011
Pages: 334
Format: eBook
Rating: 5 Birds

Reid Alexander's celebrity life is an open book. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. As his PR team works overtime to salvage his image, one thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid represents. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.
Counting the days until his month of service ends, Dori struggles to ignore Reid’s wicked pull while challenging him to recognize his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.

You thought I was kidding when I said the blog would be filled with reviews from this series for several days, didn’t you? I haven’t been able to stop reading these addicting books for DAYS! I needed my eReader hidden from me so that I could focus on the rest of the things that I needed to get done around here, that’s how addicted I am. They are crack I tell you! Crack in the written form and I ‘m addicted. I’m going to need a 12 Step program when I finish the 4th book. I’m not even kidding.  And probably some counseling because I suck at good-byes…I hate when books end.

GOOD FOR YOU is told from 2 alternating POV’s and much like the others, those POV’s change with each book. We follow Reid, you remember him? Hollywood’s playboy – how could you forget. And then we have the introduction of a new, and quite simple character compared to Hollywood’s young starlets of Dori Cantrell. After 2 books I was into a groove with the people I had already met, so with the intro of someone new I had the immediate response of “Ugh, am I going to even like her?”. I should really learn to not doubt Tammara Webber…Not to mention that I was fairly attached to Emma and Graham’s story and while I know it was where it needed to be at the end of WHERE YOU ARE I was still a little sad when I realized I had to let them go for now. A good author always keeps things moving forward though!

Dori coming into play gives a whole new plot twist to things. She’s the normal daughter of a pastor and a relentless do-gooder, she is the exact polar opposite of Reid Alexander – and it makes him like her all the more. But what would someone like Dori, want with someone like Reid who seemingly takes his whole existence for granted on a daily basis, and who is only assigned to work on her Habitat for Humanity project because of a court ordered community service?

As Dori floods Reid’s thoughts on a near constant basis, it’s clear to him that none of his normal tactics are going to work with this girl, and for once he’s not just okay with that – but excited.

What I think I am most addicted to in this series is how remarkably ordinary the plots seem. I know okay, I don’t hang out with Hollywood starlets or whatever, but the complications of relationships and feelings, the past the present – these are all things that are common for everyone and the fact that Tammara Webber can take something so seemingly normal and make it so unputdownable – well that’s just pure talent.

Reid and Dori will take you on a whole new journey in GOOD FOR YOU. True to Tammara Webber’s other books, not everything is always as it seems. There’s always something just under the surface, waiting to pop out and throw you for a loop at the worst (or best) possible second. And while, some of those things might seem a bit predictable, I can’t say enough that it’s the one time that predictability will not be a factor in the enjoyment of the books. While you might have guess some of the end points of things, the way you get to them will be totally different that what you expect.

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