Good For You by Tammara WebberSaturday, September 20, 2014
Good for You (Between the Lines #3) - Tammara Webber
Published June 6th 2013 (first published December 14th 2011)
The third part of the Between the Lines story by the bestselling author of Easy sees hot teen screen idol Reid in deep trouble. When Dori, the community service supervisor who is determined to set him a good example, comes on the scene romance is the furthest thing from her mind. Or his. But there's something irresistible about Reid that not even good girl Dori can ignore . . .
The third and final instalment of Webber's best-selling Between the Lines series.
I have mixed feelings about this book, partially because it started off real slow and just a bunch of clichés, superstar with a bad reputation meets plain Jane with a good track record, the ending was almost predictable. To be honest it took me several months to get through the first few chapters of the book because I just was not interested to read how Reid finds Dori attractive. The characters are nothing but typical. I did not feel the chemistry between them, it was all bickering and teasing each other with harsh words, the kind where if you like a girl, flirt her with vanity. Too middle school for me.
But it all changed.
About a few chapters to the ending, everything just started to pick up its pace to the point where I ignored sleep even though I have a 8 am class the next morning, after all the climatic events occurring, the book ended perfectly. By the end of the book my mind was confused by the heartfelt emotions that was coursing through myself and I could not help but wonder, did I not just dislike this book? At that time, I could not even remember why.
I still think that it started off snail slow and just made me lose interest, but as the story progresses I see more development in Reid and Dori's character, and they made me love them even more. Reid might be the charming, unreliable celebrity, but I fell for his soft and sensitive side that only reveals itself to Dori. It was beyond mature than the front he put up as the cocky, spoilt brat. And if I did not feel the chemistry between them before, I certainly do feel it now! There were a few steamy scenes that left me gasping for air, who would not enjoy a dose of intense make out session? The plot twist was certainly not something I expected (Spoiler: it has something to do with Dori's family)
What I did not like is that Dori would make bad assumptions on Reid just because he is a celebrity, it made Dori appeared to be judgemental and crude. I would also love to read more on how Reid's alcoholic mother succeeded through rehabilitation, but it just did not happen. There were many flaws in the story, but I would just accept it for the fact that it ended perfectly.