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Where There's A Will (Good Girl Series #2)

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When good girl Haley Tillman is stood up (again), she prays for a dating miracle— and then slams the front door in its face when it appears! Ryder is half angel, half mortal, with powers to do whatever the hell he wants. When he hears Haley’s prayers, he is bound and determined to answer every single one of them.
Published September 4th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sep 04, 2012 Jillian rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

Haley is a gal in a small town who is stuck in a rut. She has no real social life and absolutely no dating life. She’s got an average 9-5 job, average looks but an above average imagination filled with hidden desires. For years she’s been the good daughter and the good sister but has secretly been keeping a wickedly naughty diary of her true cravings of sexual desires and lust. Unfortunately, with her low self esteem and semi-well-meaning perfect sister ke
BBMoreB ~
Jul 15, 2012 BBMoreB ~ rated it liked it
Thanks to the publisher, Sourcebooks, and NetGalley for the chance to read When There's A Will early! This is the second installment in the Good Girl Series. This is my first book by this author but, I have since added several of her books to my TBR list (including Where There's Smoke, Good Girl, #1.)

Meet Haley Tillman, a mixture of contradictions, her strict moral upbringing doesn’t allow her to express her true self. With a diary full of unfulfilled sexual fantasies and a prayer her life chan
Jul 13, 2012 GONZA rated it did not like it
It's all the same, sometimes, with love stories, they met, they fall in love with no reason at all, and then they stay together forever; the only difference this time was that he was half man/half angel and was answering the girl's prayer to get laid. It had to be a very hard job, that's probably why he quit...

Certe volte le storie d'amore sono tutte uguali, s'incontrano, s'innamorano (senza avere niente in comune) e poi stanno assieme per sempre; in questo caso l'unica differenza era che LUI er
Sep 15, 2012 Lesley rated it it was ok
Where There's a Will blurb intrigued me and the cover definitely caught my attention but the story was regrettably just not for me. I found myself continuing to read it in the hope it would get a bit more interesting but it just didn't. I thought the romance fell very flat and the main character Haley who was very insecure about her looks drove me mad. Normally I would really relate to this kind of heroine and would be 100% on her side but honestly, her constant negativity just plain annoyed me. ...more
Abbey Ann
Sep 06, 2012 Abbey Ann rated it did not like it
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It is very rarely that I find myself not able to finish a book. If I'm not enjoying a story, I may set it aside with the intent to come back to it later, but I hardly ever just quit one. Unfortunately, I found myself giving up on this novel.

When I read Erotica, I don't just want to read about sex. I mean, that's great and all, but it's not enough. I want a plot. Without one, it's not that much better than porn. I only read the first hundred
Passion For Pages
Aug 15, 2012 Passion For Pages rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I have been sitting here for several minutes having just finished Where There’s A Will, trying to decide how I really feel about it. I read the book in one sitting so that has to count for something. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. I thought there were some really great parts, but there were also parts that I just thought were completely…lacking.

I think the plot is fairly unique – at least to me since I rarely read anything involvin
Aug 28, 2012 Nadine rated it really liked it
Haley Tillman prays for a miracle. Actually she prays for a man; a hot, sexy, above mere mortal man. She’s tired of getting stood up and disappointed. Above all she really wants to get laid. Ryder answers her prayers. Literally! He’s half angel and half mortal; a Nephilim. Overhearing her prayers, Ryder decides to take action.

I want a guardian angel! Seriously, Ryder if you’re out there… Where There’s A Will is a hot, sexy read. Ryder is confident and so alpha. He pushes Haley out of her comfor
Lisa Jo
WHERE THERE'S A WILL by Karen Kelley is overloaded with sex appeal, but lacking the emotional involvement. Readers looking for a super sexy read may love this erotic romance, but may not be completely satisfied with the journey.

Haley Tillman needs a man. Her quiet, timid life has gotten the best of her, and now all she craves is a nice roll in the sheets with a gorgeous man. Just as soon as that thought crosses her mind, her doorbell rings and on the other side of the door is a sexy cowboy. Ryd
Sep 16, 2012 Trish rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
ARC provided by NetGalley.

Where There's A Will had a very weak start for me; one that bordered on the ridiculous and unbelievable at times.

Haley has just prayed to the heavens for a answer to her prayers--specifically a man-regarding the pitiful lack of sex in her life. She wants to get laid. She has been stood up the night before and self esteem has hit rock bottom.

Minutes later, her doorbell rings, and a sexy man sporting a black Stetson with a wicked grin stands on her front porc
 ☆∞Love Frances∞☆
I enjoyed this story. The author had just the right mix of sweet and sensual to keep it romantic and not raunchy. I enjoyed Haley's character transformation, but at times she was irritating. I got a tad annoyed with the “I am so ugly and worthless” song and dance. When it’s made obvious the MC is NOT ugly I do not want to read her bemoaning her ugliness non stop.

Haley has the self worth of a flea about to be squashed. A lifetime of self esteem beat downs, and being compared to a fairer, younger
Aug 29, 2012 Shelley rated it liked it
Shelves: meh
2.5 Stars

While this was at present, a departure of sorts for me because I used to read this type of paranormal genre a lot. So I was excited to jump back into sexy fantasy land of Angels and Immortals.

Haley our heroine is tired of her life. She is fat, frumpy, depressed, stood up and sex-starved when she decides to pray for a miracle. And much to her surprise her prays are answered.


Cue Ryder, half human half angel. He's a Nephilim, and he is here to help her see the beautiful sensual wo
Stephanie Collins
Aug 30, 2012 Stephanie Collins rated it liked it
Cute premise but at times you will want to hurt the heroine.

Haley is the perpetual wall-flower who has been basically bullied her entire life. She's not too tall and is very curvy but not fat. Unfortunately she believes herself to be frumpy, ugly, fat, oh heck she just believes anything negative she can about herself. She is sooooo meek and suppressed that even the few times she has had sex it was in the dark with little to no playing. She gets embarrassed by anything and everything even saying
Aug 30, 2012 Stephanie rated it liked it
WHERE THERE'S A WILL: Those Naughty Nephilim Strike Again!
Karen Kelley
Sourcebooks Casablanca September 1, 2012
Paperback: 272 pages and E-Book
Disclosure: E-Galley from publisher via NetGalley.
No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions, unless otherwise stated, are my own.

This new erotic romance series features half-angel, half-human hybrids known as the Nephilim. They have all the powers of angels, but also the frailties of man.

When good girl Haley Tillman
Christina M Condy
I received this as an E-Galley from publisher via NetGalley.
No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions, unless otherwise stated, are my own.

What we have here is a fantasy land of Angels and Mortals. Ryder a nephilim, who “hears” Haley’s prayer to be given a man. Basically she thinks she is a total loser, fat, unattractive, insert any bad self-image here. Ryder comes to fill her prayer and show her that she isn’t that at all and instead a beautiful and attractive woman. This is where things g
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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This angel is willing to fall if it means helping her open up to the possibilities of life.

I was excited to get the next book in the Good Girl Series. I enjoyed Where There's Smoke and wanted to see where Ms. Kelley would take the series next. The characters are interesting and the plot is a fresh twist on angels. Ms. Kelley's writing flows well and drew me in from page one. This was a one-sitting read for me, which is a good thing. I
Renee Booth (Sassy Book Lovers)
So I had a look at what other people have been rating this book at and the majority of what I saw was pretty average. I'm not sure why, but each to their own. I have nothing but high praises for Karen Kelley and this fantastic book!

So where do I start?!?!?!

I absolutely adored this book. It touched base with so many issues that women internally battle with every day. The only difference with this is that Haley's prayers were answered by one smoking hot angel who's soul purpose for meeting her w
Cocktails and Books
Haley Tillman is a woman who sees herself as a fat, frumpy woman that no one would want. When she makes a wish asking for a man who would like her for who she is, she never imagined her prayers would actually be answered in the form of a tall, dark and yummy nephilim, Ryder. Ryder see Haley for the voluptuous woman that she is and he's determined to make her see herself the same way.

This was a cute story with a very sexy Ryder bound and determined to show our doubting heroine that she is just as
Stacy Richman
Sep 15, 2012 Stacy Richman rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was definitely an eye opener for me. The whole book is about a girl that has a horrible opinion of herself. Haley sees herself as an overweight, unattractive person with no sex life. She has a job that she loves but her "beautiful" neighbor covets her job and she doesn't see how she is going to keep it. She goes through an eye opening bit of lessons that show her that she has curves in all the right places and is actually a knock out, while her neighbor was a vindictive se ...more
Sep 15, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok
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Shan ~ A ~
Sep 20, 2012 Shan ~ A ~ rated it really liked it
Where do they make people like Haley anymore. I don't think I have seen I heroine that had self esteem so low ever, she was a lot on the needy side. That being said I really enjoyed this book. Seeing her come out of her shell with Ryder was a real treat and it was very hot and steamy along the way.
ReadingDiva Book Reviews
Oct 10, 2012 ReadingDiva Book Reviews rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
*** Originally posted @ SinfulReads - Rating 3.5 of 5

REVIEW: Where There Is A Will is a paranormal romance/ erotica story that brings us the sad story of a beautiful woman trapped between her insecurities and sexual taboo.

It all starts with a wish. Ever heard the saying, be careful what you wish for? Well that’s what happened to Haley. She lives a dull life, no boyfriend, one friend, a protective sister and overbearing parents. The fun starts once Haley’s wish comes true and it comes knocking on
Mrs. Missive
Dec 08, 2012 Mrs. Missive rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed-beauty
This book was one where the story line carried me. I loved the author's one liners and found her humor great.

But I found myself really confused by some of the character reactions. Some of the things the characters did, just didn't ring true, or felt rushed.

However, the story of a hot cowboy half-angel answering a woman's prayer for sex. Bravo on the story aspect.

The author also mixed up a whip and a flogger. Come on editors...seriously. There was a LOT of sex. A lot. Some of it did feel thrown
Feb 11, 2013 Djg rated it liked it
Where There's a Will by Karen Kelley 3 1/2 stars

This is the 2nd book I've read by Karen Kelley. It's erotic romance but has a good storyline.
She really writes from the heart with touching moments and characters you can come to love.
I was disappointed with the ending which, although is an HEA had a twist I didn't care for.
Amy Jacobs
Jan 15, 2013 Amy Jacobs rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Where There's A Will is the second book in the Good Girl series by author Karen Kelley. What girl hasn't wished for the perfect man? When Haley wishes for a man, she gets a half angel with sexiness in spades. Ryder is determined to act out Haley's fantasies and show her how beautiful she is.

I have to say that this book caught me by surprise. I didn't think it was going to be so great because everyone kept saying that Haley considers herself fat, ugly and unappealing. Women deal with this every
Viva Brown
Mar 03, 2013 Viva Brown rated it really liked it
Sometime when you write in your diary prayers can come true. So, when Ryder heard Haley's prayers who is half mortal and half angel he was able to grant them and Haley prayers came true and she was excited.
Nov 13, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sensuous, angel
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Book Reading Gals
Jul 30, 2013 Book Reading Gals rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Title: Where There's A Will

Series:bk Two in The Good Girl Series

Author: Karen Kelley

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Her Fantasies Were Wild But Buried Deep...
Haley Tillman words hard at being a good girl, hiding her rich fantasy life in the pages of her diary. But being good doesn't seem to get her anywhere with men, and her confidence is on a downward spiral. She's ready to try something altogether different, but hasn't a clue where to start. In a moment of desperation, she prays for a miracle...
He Mi
Aug 01, 2013 Pat rated it liked it
A sexually-repressed, whiny twenty-six-year-old loan officer who keeps a journal of erotic sex wishes is adopted by a half angel/half human cowboy whose goal is to show her how erotically appealing she is. Sounds like the beginning of a joke someone would tell in a bar when half sloshed, right? But that’s the premise of Kelley’s second in a trilogy.

Because Haley isn’t fashion-model thin and because she supposedly is brainy, her mother and her lawyer sister Rachel have told her she’s ugly all her
Aug 13, 2013 M.K. rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Where there's a will was a great read! I wasn't sure what to expect from it, but was intrigued by the synopsis. An amazingly gorgeous angel who is not only easy on the eyes but answers prayers? Yeah...I was sold.

I was invested within the first few pages and found a soft spot in my heart for Haley. She is completely likeable and relatable. Unsure of herself due to other's around her, she is stood up by a guy she works with and becomes so upset that she prays for a miracle in order to help her lov
6/12 - This could have been a five star book, except for two things - a complete lack of characterisation of Ryder and, after numerous sex scenes Hayley's constant refrain of "this is sinful, this is wrong, what would mother/Rachel think" got pretty tedious.

We learn almost nothing about Ryder except his name, the fact that he's not as good a fighter as his 'brother' Dillon and he's never met his father. We know everything about Hayley's life, family, likes and dislikes, but Ryder just feels like
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Karen Kelley's Sexy Cowboy Angel, Ryder, Hits The Shelves 1 1 Sep 04, 2012 08:10AM  
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  • Give Me Forever (Paranormal City, #1)
  • Betrayal (Angels of Death, #1)
  • King of the Damned (League of Guardians, #2)
  • The Silver Cross (Vampire Nightlife, #1)
  • Long Shots: Books 1-3
  • The Darkening (Guardians of Ascension, #6.5; Dawn of Ascension, #2)
  • Love's Prophecy (Prophecy, #1)
  • Infernal Gates
  • Friends and Lovers
  • Killing Time (Ties That Bind Trilogy, #1)
  • The Man Who Holds The Whip
  • Soul Deep (Dark Souls, #2)
  • Sweet Hell (Greek God, #2)
  • Chase Me (Underbelly Chronicles #2)
  • Curvaceous Condemnation (The Endurers, #2)
  • My Highland Bride (Highland Hearts, #2)
  • Touched by Fire (Sons of Gabriel #1/Knights of White #5)
Karen Kelley became very adept at how things worked in the publishing world. You write a book, you mail it off, you get rejected, you write another book. She did this for six years until one day she talked her husband into mailing her manuscript for her. She couldn't take one more look of pity from the postal workers. Being the loving husband that he is, he mailed Bachelor Party to Hilary Sares at ...more
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Good Girl Series (3 books)
  • Where There's Smoke (Good Girl Series, #1)
  • Where There's Heat / Smoking Hot (Good Girl Series #3)

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