The Queen of Tarts review of Codi Gary’s Things Good Girls Don’t Do

Things Good Girls Don't DoQueen of Tarts Review of

Things Good Girls Don’t Do
by Codi Gary

Oh! I love Codi Gary’s writing! I love the snark, sass, sweet and steamy storytelling in Things Good Girls Don’t Do. I could relate to the characters in the town of Rock Canyon and felt like I would fit in with the heroine Katie and her circle of friends… I want a Chase for my own too. 😉

Katie has a reputation for being a Good Girl. But biting her tongue and seeing the best in everyone got her a cheating ex and broken heart…

She’s drowning her mopes in mojitos at the local bar after receiving an invitation to her former boyfriend’s wedding. (Grrr-argh!) She is munching on chili cheese fries and ends up writing a To Do list of things she’d been told Not To Do… Things like highlighting her hair funky colors (Yes! do it) and well… more fun things. 😉 Read the book!

As Katie tries to balance what naughty and nice looks like court of reviews poster + queenfor her she also gets to explore a mutual attraction with the delicious “bad boy” in town. I LOVE Chase! He’s smart, sexy, a small business owner and artist (with his tattoo parlor). He’s also dealing with his own baggage and feelings of insecurity and unworthiness.

Watching Katie and Chase work on getting to know each other and on her to do list was so much fun. I liked getting into their heads and hearts and seeing the relationship become deeper than they expected.

Yes, there was lots of flirty-ness and smexy deliciousness but it was deeper than that. These characters are well rounded and grounded in real life situations. I could empathize with where they were coming from and recognized myself in some of their responses.

A few of my fav lines…

♥ Who did he think he was, Iron Man? That he could just ooze charm and she would fawn all over him because he was handsome, successful, and single?


♥ “You just spent two hours telling me how you were  sick of people treating you like a doormat. Think of this as your coming out party. A party to celebrate the new, take-no-crap Katie.” Becca did a little dance behind the register. 


… When had his feelings for Katie started to change from mild curiosity and lust to this feeling of… completeness? 


I can’t say it enough how much fun I had with this story! I adore Katie and Chase and want to move to Rock Canyon. If you are in the mood for a contemporary romance with snarky dialogue, sweet heat and strong characters, then start Things Good Girls Don’t Do right now. Do it! 😀

((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.


Things Good Girls Don't Do

Things Good Girls Don’t Do

Release date: Aug. 27, 2013 eBook
Sep. 3, 2013 Print |
Publisher: Avon Impulse |
Genre: Romance
Codi Gary (Author)
ISBN: 0062292927 |
ISBN-13: 9780062292926 |
Format: Mass Market Paperback


Good girls don’t steal.


Good girls don’t visit sex shops.


Good girls don’t have one-night stands.


For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn’t worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a million years . . .As a tattoo artist with a monster motorcycle, Chase Trepasso isn’t the kind of guy you bring home to mom and dad.And when he finds Katie’s list in a bar, he’s more than happy to help her check off a few items. Especially the ones on the naughtier side . . .Katie’s more than tempted by Chase’s offer, as long as they keep things uncomplicated. But as they spend more time together, she may just wind up breaking the most important rule of all: Good girls don’t fall in love with bad boys.


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2 Replies to “The Queen of Tarts review of Codi Gary’s Things Good Girls Don’t Do”

  1. HELL YES! thanks for the great review. I love the artist hero, as long as they aren’t utter assholes. She didn’t go to the wedding did she? on second hand that would be awesome, because I want to see a heroine make a complete fool of her ex.

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