Bad Boys Do (Donovan Brothers Brewery #2)
Jamie...and other men in kilts
One other thing--Jamie's brother Eric was such an ass in this book, I don't know how I'm going to like him when I ...more
I have to say, I enjoyed book #1 a bit more than this book. Not too much by comparison but still this one felt a bit lacking mostly in the humor part. I cannot recall any LOLOL moment at all in fact. The story which revolve around Jamie with his siblings and Olivia with her ex-husband was very engaging and intriguing but I need the extra wittiness for ...more
Oh, I really enjoyed this one! Jamie and Olivia were a cute, fun, sexy, and perfectly complimentary ‘opposites attract’ couple with flammable chemistry that made for some seriously steamy bedroom (and hot tub) scenes. Yowza!
…his green eyes twinkled. God, could he just do that on demand? What a terrible and deadly skill.
The first word that came to mind when finishing this book was emotional – I was really not expecting it, especially coming from crazy Tessa’s book, she had me rolling off the couch in fits of giggles. Jamie, I just wanted to give him a great big hug. Talk about a guy who’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, only no one really sees that. He’s t ...more
Jamie has always been the screw-up Donovan while Eric is the one who is staid and responsible, but Jamie is trying to change and grow up but his family especially Eric doesn't see that. We can see in Tessa's book, Jamie's growing anger and frustration. He himself feels unworthy and there is a distance between him and his family, he doesn't let them see the "other" part of him, the part ...more
Half of me wants to stay this is better than the first book, the other half wants to say this it was worse than t ...more
This is the story of twenty nine year old Jamie Donovan who's not only gorgeous but oozes charisma and sex appeal. I can easily see why he is such a favorite of all the women, especially when he works the bar wearing his kilt. But beneath all this charm I found a tortured man who is riddled with guilt.
Olivia Bishop, 35 year old university teacher, has recently divorced and is tired of her boring existence. She wants fun and excitement added to her life. I l ...more
Olivia Bishop is 35, Jamie Donovan is 29. Olivia is divorced and according to her ex-husband "no fun". I could really see myself in Olivia (but of course I'm a lot of fun xD xD). Jamie is a playboy and a lot of fun, who wants to be taken seriously but no one does. He shows up in her class and sparks fly.
I laughed and cried over this hot little number. With friends and family like ...more
I didn't feel a huge love connection between Jaime and Olivia or the Donovan siblings connection as a matter a fact. There was a very strong LUST connection though and some good triangles. In the first 2 books (there was also a short story in The Guy Next Store which is a prequel to the third story and oldest sibling, Eric) the stories have a HEA, but they are no...more
I'm not crazy about older women plots (I keep imagining the guy is still hot in his 50s while she looks like his mother) but this one worked because the difference in age wasn't crazy high. I didn't feel the chemistry between them but I liked the whole family dynamics and how running a business with your family is difficult. The ex-husband was too conveniently a douche but I really liked that Olivia learned from her mistakes and went after what she wanted.
I didn't see tons of chemi ...more
My review was focused on Jamie and his love story with Olivia...but one thing I do need to comment on is the interplay with Eric. Eric did seem so different in his anthology story (The Guy Next Door). In the past two books we have met the 'real' Eric or the 'type' Eric that he feels he need to play. The role of parent and enforcer seemed to grow old in this book and I really wanted Eric to just snap. I cannot wait for him to get it on...and may ...more
I didn't expect anything much from this book since I wasn't impressed with the first book in Donovan Brothers Brewery Series. Turned out, it was fun, romantic and so cute that had me hooked from the first chapter. There were colorful characters and the hero and heroine were a perfect fit.
The interesting part was that the heroine was 6 years older than the hero, so their relationship kept me smiling while reading the story.
This book is a real charmer!
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Olivia and Jamie couldn’t seem less alike. Olivia’s a serious, divorced teacher who’s never been with anyone but her husband; Jamie’s a charming bartender who’s never been in a serious relationship, but has bee ...more
I really am loving this series, and bad bad boy Jamie was s ...more
Eric, Jamie and Tessa Donovan are the owners of Donovan Brothers Brewery. Jamie, twenty-nine, has always been considered the wild one, the irresponsible one, the non-achiever. But Jamie has decided to make changes, starting with taking some management courses that will help expand the family business.
Olivia Bishop, thirty-five years old and divorced, has always done the right thing, worked hard and had her life in order. But as Jamie has decided to turn his life around, Olivia has deci ...more
Jamie Donovan you amazingly hot, sensitive, sweet piece of man. Why was he so misunderstood? Why was he always having to pay for past mistakes?
I really, really wanted to throat punch Eric in this because his holier than thou martyr act really bothered me way more than it did in the first book. I guess it was because we got to see more of Jamie as a person and how he was suffering from the prejudices that his own family had of him. Either way he managed to rise above it for the most par ...more
There aren't many things sexier than a hot young man, with blondish hair, a wicked grin, a sexy mouth, a beer at the ready.... and a kilt! Jamie Donovan is sex on a stick, or as I said before, sex on a kilt with construction boots. He is the bad boy, the black sheep of the family, the "irresponsible" Donovan brother, who works at the brewery as the bartender and public face of the brewery, flirts with anything female, and has a reputation for sleeping ar ...more
Jamie Donavan our sexy kilt wearing bar tender is not just a pretty face, hot bod behind the bar. Oh no! He has more under that kilt. He's smart, fun, flirtatious and he has BIG.... Dreams. (what else?!) but because he has an irresponsible past, it'll take more for him to prove this to his brother and sis. He will also prove this to Olivia our heroine of this book.
Olivia Bishop, a college professor, recently divorced, is looking to have fun and get out of her "straight laced life". O ...more
Jamie was the hearthrob of the area and had a reputation as a ladies man and everybody thought they knew him and knew his lifestyle but of course nobody really knew or understood him at all. He loved his family and loved dealing with people but he never really let anyone in until he met ...more
I'm gonna say it again...Victoria Dahl writes some amazing hot love scenes! And the scenes in here with Jamie and Olivia were no exception to that.
Olivia managed to make me mad. She just didn't appreciate Jamie Donovan. Of course she liked him in his kilt (who wouldn't?), but she didn't accept that he wanted a "real" relationship with her. Why not? Because he had a reputation for being a playboy. And honestly, that rep wasn't as true as it was rumored to be. But in the end, they worked ...more
I will say that I did get a little bit irritated with both Eric and Tessa in the ...more
Expected Release Date: September 27, 2011 (Available Now!)
Author’s Website: http://www.victoriadahl.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2 Donovan Brothers Brewery
Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy
Olivia Bishop is a 35 year old, straight-laced divorcee who is trying to rebuild her life after she left her cheating scum of ...more
– In book #1 Jamie is presented as a skirt chasing bartender, little more. I was delighted to meet the real Jamie Donovan – he was a sweetheart and I really liked him. I loved that Jamie had a very well thought out and solid plan to add food to the brewery. That he was smart about it, researched, and didn’t shy away from the help offered by a professional (Olivia) in getting a more formal proposal together to present.
– The sexy time. No matter what else is going ...more
This one centers around bad boy younger brother Jamie, who painted a less than impressive picture in Good Girl’s Don’t. His immaturity and spontaneity landed his family in a mess of trouble. In this book, he meets an introverted and straight-laced woman about six years older th ...more
So, my first Victoria Dahl Novel. YAY me! I follow her on twitter because she is funny, so when I saw one of her books on Netgalley, I immediately requested it. I'm glad that I did. I just finished reading Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, and needed something a little less...well, everything.
Bad Boys Do, follows Jamie Donovan. Sexy, 29 year old Former Rakish Bartender, who conveniently wears a kilt while slinging beers :P He is part owner of the Donovan Brothers Brewery and has two si ...more
To Tempt a Scotsman, a Golden Heart winning historical, was my first published book. Here I am signing the cover! A Rake's Guide to Pleasure (which w ...more