Bad Boys Do

Bad Boys Do

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Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So 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 troublein the form of sexy Jamie Donovanmay 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. Now 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? "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Mills & Boon
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 0373776020
  • 9780373776023
  • 79,649

Review quote

"[A] hands-down winner, a sensual story filled with memorable characters."-Booklist on Start Me Upshow more

About Victoria Dahl

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the mountains. Her first novel debuted in 2007, and she s gone on to write seventeen books and novellas in historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. Victoria's contemporary romance, Talk Me Down, was nominated for both a RWA Rita Award and the National Readers' Choice Award. Since then, her books have been nominated for two more Rita Awards, and she hit the USA Today Bestseller list with the anthology Midnight Kiss."show more

Rating details

7,507 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 31% (2,326)
4 40% (3,030)
3 24% (1,786)
2 4% (291)
1 1% (74)

Our customer reviews

I already finished reading the Donovan Brothers Brewery series, but I think this book was my favorite. Bad Boys Do is the story of Jamie, the ultimate bad boy who isn't really bad at all. He has made some stupid choices in his life, but he's trying to fix them. He's sexy and attract woman to his family brewery just with his smile, and that's how he met Olivia. Olivia is divorced, has no friend and doesn't know how to have fun. It's has been a while since she went out with girls, so when they invite her to the Donovan Brewery for their book meeting, she actually read the book. Of course, she wan't expecting bad boy Jamie to serve their table. I loved this book because Jamie and Olivia were both such strong characters. They both had issues but their attraction was instantly. Also, it wasn't just attraction. Their relationship turned to be very deep and realistic. I really wanted to know more about Jamie, and why he seemed to be such a bad boy. Obviously he was sweet and really had very bad luck sometimes. Olivia was also a character that since the beginning I liked. She was very insecure but she's determinate to change that, to became a new woman who can have fun with herself. I usually don't like couples were the woman is older than the man, but this one works. Jamie is mature and Olivia needs to be with someone who brings the best of herself. Overall, Bad Boys Do is my favorite book from this contemporary romance series. It let me wanting more, so I really couldn't wait to read the next one, Real Men Will, which the review is coming soon!show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
The plot is described above, so I won't rehash, but I don't agree on the number of stars, because for me this book was boring beyond belief. What we learn about the two main characters in the first few chapters is still true in the end. There is nothing new to discover, no surprises, nothing even close to exciting. There isn't even any growth, because frankly, there is no need for it, because the "bad boy" is not bad at all. Unless being kind to everyone, hardworking, dedicated to the family business and celibate somehow makes you a horrible person. I ordered the first two books from the series, but won't be ordering the final one. For me it was just not worth it.show more
by Ziva Suligoj
Previously in GOOD GIRLS DON'T, we meet Jamie Donovan who has completely screwed up. He slept with the daughter of the man that the brewery was planning on doing business with and on top of that, the woman he slept with steals the security code so her brother could break in to the brewery to steal sensitive information. Jamie has a rocky relationship with his brother Eric and still thinks of his sister, Tessa, as an innocent little girl. All his life, he's felt like a no-good screw up and finally wants to be more than the bad boy who the ladies swoon over when he's wearing his kilt. He's ready to take on more responsibility at the brewery besides being bartender, server and 1/3 owner, and he's got a plan. A really good one. He secretly takes a class on food and beverage management to help him with his plan. Olivia Bishop doesn't know what fun is. You wouldn't either if you were married to some stuck up tenure chasing professor. Of course, Olivia is no longer married to Victor who she walked in on going at it with a student. Yikes! She's ready to discover who the real Olivia is and well, learning to have fun with Jamie seems like a good way to start. In exchange for Jamie teaching Olivia how to have fun, she would help him with his plan to expand the brewery into a brewpub. And cue in the bow chicka wow wow music. Insert hot for teacher joke here. Olivia and Jamie enter into a deliciously hot sexual relationship (hello mirror!) and must deal with creepy, possessive ex-husband Victor, Olivia's insecurity about her age and Jamie's volatile relationship regarding the expansion of the brewery with Eric while trying to deny their growing emotional attraction to each other and pfft-ing it off as hot and heavy sexual attraction. Didja get all that? Tessa's book (GOOD GIRLS DON'T) was pretty hot but Jamie's book (BAD BOYS DO) was hotter. I'm sure Eric's will be the hottest. Ms. Dahl makes me smile every time I read one of her books and BAD BOYS DO is no different. I like love lust Jamie Donovan. He's a bad boy with a good heart. (Wait, is that like a hooker with a heart of gold?) Anyway, this hot for teacher, older woman/younger man story is well done. Okay, hot for instructor if you want to get technical. Olivia sort of annoyed me when she kept emphasizing on their age difference but I grew to like her. This book is sexy, funny and heart warming at times. P.S. I wanted to punch Victor in the face and may have cheered when Jamie did. :) ***requested off of netgalley*** ***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***show more
by Kati R
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