Willow, the wayward, is just another disillusioned teenager with no path in life. She spends her days haunting Revamped and her nights taunting her family. Willow’s high school diploma didn’t make her feel like and adult, nor did the eve of her 18th birthday. Everything changes dramatically on the night of her birthday when her cousin inadvertently takes her to the Playroom. Willow finds something she wants for the very first time in her life, and she’ll stop at nothing to obtain it, even if it means becoming a responsible adult. Ride along as Willow innocently learns everything the hard way with hilarious, heartwarming results, and as she encounters nearly debilitating, painful roadblocks. Will she stay the Willow Monster or become a Good Girl?
18+ Good Girl is a dark coming-of-age tale, which begins the Blended series. The series revolves around a Blended family dealing with everyday issues that plague us all: grief, addiction, and finding oneself. The underlying moral is hope. Warning: erotic themes that some may find distressing.
Publisher's notice: This 'revamped' edition of Good Girl is different than the original. Expanded to twice the length, 220,000 words: new premise, new series title, new genre, and new story threads. If you previously purchased a copy of Good Girl, you do NOT have to repurchase to get the new edition. Please update your Kindle copy. If unsure how to update Good Girl, please visit the following page: http://ericachilson.wordpress.com/upd...
Erica Chilson does not write in the 3rd person, wanting her readers to be her characters. Therefore, writing a bio about herself, is uncomfortable in the extreme.
Born, raised, and here to stay, the Wicked Writer is a stump-jumper, a ridge-runner. Hailing from North Central Pennsylvania, directly on the New York State border; she loves the changes in seasons, the humid air, all the mountainous forest, and the gloomy atmosphere.
Introverted, but not socially awkward, Erica prides herself on thinking first and filtering her speech. There are days she doesn’t speak at all. If it wasn’t for the fact that she lives with her parents, giving her a sense of reality, she would be a hermit, where the delivery man finds her months after expiration.
Reading was an escape, a way to leave a not-so pleasant reality behind. Reading lent Erica the courage she gathered from the characters between the pages to long for a different life. Writing was an instrument of change, evolving Erica into the woman she is today- a better, more mature, more at peace thinker.
Erica has a wicked mind, one she pours out into her creations. Her filter doesn’t allow all of it to erupt, much to her relief. Sarcastic, with a very dark, perverse sense of humor, Erica puts a bit of herself into every character she writes.
I LOVED Willow and her learning to be her own person. I've cried with her and cussed her and everyone else in the book. I also called the author (whom I LOVE) an ass. :) All in all, it was such a wonderful read. I loved growing with Willow thru her good times and bad. I LOVE me some Spanky. If you like this authors work as much as I do add this to the top of your to read list.
Please check your edition of Good Girl before reading any books in the Blended Series. On the title page (first page) it should say REVAMPED EDITION. February 2014 If so, you are golden. If not, you do not have to repurchase; you simply have to update. For information, click here: Update to Good Girl Revamped Edition
Why must you read the correct version? Not only was Good Girl expanded from 400 to nearly 700 pages, many story threads were changed, and some were even deleted altogether. After outlining the entirety of the series, the author changed the genre, series title, and had to rewrite Good Girl to alleviate any and all contradictions.
As Good Girl (Revamped Edition) is the foundation of an entire series, it is imperative that you read the correct edition before moving on, or you will be sorely disappointed, confused, or angry with the author. Many apologies if you have to update your copy, or if you have to re-read. With that saying, if you do in fact have to re-read Good Girl, there are over 300+ pages of new or expanded scenes, so it will be an entirely different reading experience.
Craving a highly entertaining fulfilling read? GOOD GIRL is your book!! If you've already read the original version, I URGE you to read this revised edition!!!! Although the basic storyline is still there, the plot is more juicy and meaty….and I'm not just referring to The Beast. Character development and story has been refined. A clear foundation has been laid with a direction of what's to come in the books to follow. I rated it a 5 star before, had no idea it how it could possibly be made any better. WELL IT IS!!! It's not just a changed paragraph or deleted scene. NO. It's almost completely reworked. A faint feeling of deja vu. Now it's less erotic (but does NOT lack in the panty-soaking department). Talk about connecting a reader with a story, this book lacks NOTHING!! Good Girl is about Willow and her journey into adulthood. A story about learning to accept and love oneself. This isn't a book full of fluff and fantasy. It's powerful, believable, hysterical at times and deeply serious as well. Emotional roller-coaster is the best way to describe it. Erica's writing flows so effortlessly and natural I couldn't help but be sucked in right from the start. I felt as though I crawled under Willow's skin and experienced every emotion right along with her. Really I don't have enough good things to say. There's no denying I'm a huge Erica Chilson fan but even if this were my first time reading her work, Good Girl would definitely hook me. Where the Mistress and Master of Restraint was twisted, highly erotic, thrilling and full of characters one could only fantasize about. Good Girl seems true to life (ALSO THRILLING.) It's as if Erica pulled people from her hometown and decided to write their story. Like I said, this is a beginning of a series but you will not feel like it ended with a cliffhanger. You will, however, be left with great expectations and excitement of what's to come.
*I received a free copy to read & review for Wicked Reads*
This revised edition had more character depth, and the relationships were well cultivated. I love that ALL of Ms.Chilson's characters could be real people, with real flaws! I think that may be the reason she's my favorite author.
Willow's an 18 year old girl whom drank a bit and used marijuana as a way to "fit in" while in school... As she's ceasing to use said substances, she's experiencing withdrawals and cravings for good portion of the book. I can understand the craving for her familiar "method of escape" and the book is about her growing and maturing as an adult - and learning to cope with difficulties without substances. This was a VERY important theme in this story. Willow grows up she becomes independent, and strong, and enlightened - Mature. Her journey of enlightenment is not easy to read. It's angsty, difficult at times, poignant at others, and over-all very realistic.
I found myself very invested in this story, it was just like a soap-opera! I really want to learn more about Auggie. He really disturbed me and the shadows of his past seem to overpower his personality. Actually I want to learn more about ALL of these characters.
5 YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM ERICA CHILSON STARS!!!
I loved the first edition, I didn't think it could get much better. I feel more fulfilled after reading the new edition. The plot stays the same pretty much, but the characters were built. A whole little town was built. And I want more. At first you think this story is about Willow and her growth into adult life. Well it is, but you never just get a ordinary story from Erica Chilson. She makes your jaw drop on more than one occasion, and everything you think you got figured out... HAHA. YEAH RIGHT! I fell in love with these characters, my heart broke, I was pissed at times, had tears running down my face, and had laugh out loud moments, every emotion was brought front and center. Every word that was added to the edition is a bonus to an already great story!
I finished the Beta read of the 3rd edition of Good Girl and it is eff'n AWESOME!!! Erica has expanded so much that we get to know the characters even better and you get to love and hate them even more. Some characters get entirely new story-lines while others are given so much more depth than before. And I must say it now, I LOVE KIEREN!!! Thank you Erica for making him so much more than he was the first time around. All of my favorite scenes, including the heart wrenching ones, are still there and a couple have even more detail so you know what the character was thinking and/or dealing with. The new Good Girl has a different ending and the plot lines that are laid out for future books are such a tease. Once the 3rd edition is released, be sure to read it because you'll need to know what changes were made for the future books AND it'll be like you just got a brand new book. Bravo Erica!!!
This review is based on the 2nd edition of Good Girl.
I am a huge fan of Erica's Mistress & Master of Restraint series and was excited to read Good Girl. It does not disappoint. Good Girl is Willow's journey of self-discovery beginning with the day she turns 18 until shortly before her 19th birthday. And it proves to be one hell of a roller coaster ride as she learns about herself through the betrayals of those she loves, both friends and family. Don't misunderstand, the book is not just about betrayal - it is full of love and friendship - but Willow seems to learn the most about herself through the betrayals. She learns what she is and is not willing to accept from others, especially in their treatment of her, and she changes her behavior accordingly so as not to treat others that way; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But most importantly, she learns self-respect and self-worth and the importance of loving oneself.
Is Willow whiny? Yes. Does she throw tantrums? Yes. Does she make bad choices? Yes. But she's only 18. And she's a very sheltered 18 year old who is learning to crawl while everyone seems to expect her to run a marathon. Will you like Willow in spite of her flaws? I do not know, but I know I love her because of her flaws. She is an awesome character whose growth in the book are awe inspiring. I look forward to reading the next book in the Playroom series so I can watch Willow continue to grow.
Please note that parts of this book occur in a BDSM club, so there is sex and spanking. Also, one character is the master of two opposite sex siblings; there is no sexual contact between siblings. If any of these elements make you uncomfortable, you should not read the book. However, if you are open-minded, enjoy some teenage angst, alpha male behavior, and an actual storyline to your erotica, then you should give Good Girl a try.
(I promised myself I'd start expanding my reading genres and this is one of my out-of-my-comfort-zone reads.)
Innocent and INCREDIBLY naïve Willow has just turned eighteen. When her cousin takes her out for a night of partying, she stumbles upon the Playroom.
I wouldn't call this a romance, at least, not a conventional one and it's not heavily erotic, I've labelled it as more of a drama. And It's almost like it's about a town full of hippies, spreading the love, dominating and submitting to one another.
The book starts off with establishing what kind of girl Willow is. She's almost child-like in body – incredibly tiny in every aspect - and in mind: You know when you're saying something naughty in tongues so the kids don't catch on? Well, Willow doesn't catch on. She does know some things, but not the explicit things that are going on in town. When her handsome crush walks into her workplace, her boss – Auggie - gets very protective and as a birthday gift gives her a choker stating that she is Auggie's property.
From there on it escalates into a free-for-all buffet of sex and drama, with Willow's sexual discovery and womanization at the forefront. By the end, I was actually quite proud of her.
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'Good Girl' explores a lot of sexual themes, to name a few; ménage, bisexuality, age & size difference, BDSM, voyeurism... But the main two are multiple partners/sharing and Dom/sub, with almost a DaddyDom/BabyGirl relationship between the two lead characters.
Some bits were a little risky, for eg; As for the hippy commune feel? Well no-one is out of bounds: Willow's brother, her long-time crush, the dog walker, her boss... They all like to play in the playrooms and sexual orientation doesn't exist either.
So what did/didn't I like about it?
I deducted a star because I wasn't entirely comfortable with the multiple partners aspect, also it felt too long.
Most of this book is wonderfully weird. I admired that it was 'not afraid to go there'. I also liked that it didn't take itself seriously in regards to some things, ie 'The Beast'. I grew to really like Willow, the taboo-ness of the sex was fun to read and boundary pushing, the dry humour here and there added to it also.
Erica has done it again. She made what was a good book...fantastic!
If you have read the original version and think you don't need to read this one, let me tell you....YOU DO! So much as changed, much more depth to the characters, new story lines, everything flows differently.
Synopsis: There aren’t many options for a girl who falls in the middle. I wasn’t an athlete or a geek. I wasn’t an artist or a musician. I didn’t shake my pom-poms along with my ass. I was just a good girl, who got good grades, and kept her mouth shut. I didn’t date my high school sweetheart and promptly get married the second I was handed my diploma. I’m not shiny enough to attract notice, nor dark enough to be a problem. I don’t have a tragic sob story. My daddy didn’t leave us destitute, and I’m not a victim of a bad neighborhood. I am a middle-America, middle of the road, middle class girl with both parents fussing over their youngest daughter, who has no aspirations or goals. I’ve had every opportunity to succeed- supportive parents, stability, and a strong upbringing. I’m wayward and everyone looks at me like I’m an alien. My philosophy: how should I know what I want to do with the rest of my life the day I graduate? How am I supposed to know the second I turn eighteen what I am destined to become? One moment you are a disillusioned seventeen year old with the world at your fingertips, and the next, congratulations, you’re eighteen and you’re on your own.
To watch Willow come into her own, to see her transformation, to watch her become the adult in most situations is quite impressive.The basis of the story for me is growing up/maturing and moving past your demons. Not to let someone that falls because of their faults and vices take you down with them. Finding your own way within your world, however small or large it may be. I loved turning the page to see Willow grow and change. I went from an Auggie fan to thinking I may love Ren a little when its all said and done.
Could not put it down!! A must read! Add it to your TBR!
I'm a huge fan of Erica Chilson's M&M series. I had read the original edition of Good Girl but this is a review of the new published version (February 2014).
This is a story of growing up, family and addiction told from the point of view of 18 year old Willow who has addiction issues and large hang ups about her tiny body and small breast and no idea what to do with her life. They day she turns 18 her life changes when her boss becomes more than just her boss and she starts to discover what has being going on around her while she spent her time high or drunk.
It is an amazing story that has you loving characters one minute and hating them the next. The characters are complex and the story leaves you hanging for the next book but there isn't a cliffhanger. The next book is from the point of view of different characters.
Warnings though: There are some (not much) BDSM themes. Also a brother and sister see each other in sexual situations but not in an enjoyable way but I still found this hard to read. There is drug use in the books - only dope is described in any detail, mostly we get the results of the drug use rather than the use itself.
I always find Erica's books challenge me and Good Girl was no exception. Well worth getting over my own issues (drug use was hard for me to read) because the story is amazing - expect tears. The series will be comprised of 7 full length novels and I'll be reading each and every one of them.
Can I not just say that was a brilliant, brilliant read?
I refuse to rehash stories and spoil anything for the next reader of a book - you will have to trust my judgement and take the plunge. And this is no ordinary dive into a swimming pool - this is like throwing yourself off the Titanic - but into much, much hotter water.
Erica Chilson is a genius writer - how she can make you literally salivate at the next page, the next unfolding of a plot, the next bit of craziness, and yet at the same time create huge feelings of empathy for character after character, until you question your own being ... is truly brain blowing
Do yourself a big favour - charge your kindle, get the book and disappear somewhere for a good few hours. My hiding place was a six hour ferry journey in a gale across the English Channel, yet all I could think about was Willow.
Hand's down, this is such a great read,but of course all of Erica's books are. She brings you into Willow's world and sucks you in.
Willow is now eighteen and is entering a whole new world. A world of Masters and playrooms. She will grow so much in the year that follows. She becomes a strong character while this book evolves. She began as a angsty, mad, young, thoughtless young girl, but became a woman who grew so much. Figuring out what she wants and what she deserves.
Auggie, oh I love him!!!! I will be his pet :) Devon, he pissed me off, became someone totally different than we knew and Ren, he just makes me happy.
I enjoyed how this book totally evolves, and that what it does. There's no other word for it.
Well written and original story, but I had some issues with it. Willow is just turning 18 in the beginning of the story, yet Auggie has already decided that she belongs to him. She has no input into this decision as all and is treated like the child that she is. Auggie is 28 and even though age differences do not really bother me, I felt like it was just too much for a just turned 18 year old. The fact that her brother also belongs to Auggie though is probably what disturbed me the most. It almost felt incestuous. Then Malcolm bringing his sons to the playroom took that disturbed feeling a bit further. I read a lot of erotic romance, so I don't think of myself as a prude, but maybe I am.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Loved it!! Totally unexpected! Though some situations were rather unrealistic the characters themselves were so real they were like flesh and blood. My only complaints would be the way certain aspects of the marijuana use were handled in regards to addiction, but it didn't really make me enjoy the story any less. Overall I loved it and can't wait to read more of the Mason family!
Wow!! Once again Erica Chilson has blown my mind. This book is creaking awesome. The main character is a ballsy, foul mouthed softy, if that makes sense. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. You will fall in love with the characters and the story.
Definitely not what I expected the book to be at all. Expected better and got a whole lot worse. The story was unrealistic and too taboo for me. Auggie is manipulative and degrading. Willow needs to grow a back bone. I could not finish this book.
Can I say fucking Awesome Sauce on a big old Sundae with some excitement sprinkles and hot fudge. If that description you gave you an eyegasm than you know this book gave my peepers and brain orgasms over and over again.
This book is a journey for a young heroine named Willow Pryne. She starts off as a naive young girl, to a young adult. She grows a lot from experiences with so many things that help a person to grow. From first love, to first breakup with a cheater and drug addict but you can't help but love, first crush, to inappropriate thoughts. Experimenting with her sexual desires to just finding her own way and dreams.
This book is a book focused on Willow Pryne and her family and friends. Willow is the ass kicking tom boy you love to hang with but you forget has those girly girly feelings. She is loyal to the very end with family and those she loves. Her first crush is Kiernan(OMG a hottie), her first love who is Kiernan's brother, her boss Auggie, her so called sister Clover, brother Robbie. You see all their interactions. It is a book so relateable you feel like you are reading about yourself and your family.
It has a little of everything for it...I don't want to get into too many spoilers or generalizations. This book has a twist that will continue on to the next in the series. It's called blended series for so many reasons but I believe one of those reasons is the blending of everyone growing, evolving from one day to the next to become the greatest versions of themselves.
Well done Erica Chilson, like so many of your works and words I can't wait devour the next ones.
Good Girl by Erica Chilson The author provided me this book to review.
This book is rather long, has many twists and turns, and in the end, leaves the reader in limbo and I hope the author will write a sequel at some point.
Auggie is ten years older than Willow and is close friends, and lovers, with her brother Rob. When Willow turns 18, Auggie decides that while he has always known that Willow was his potential soul mate, he wants her to grow, live, and have a normal as life as possible before introducing her to the world of BDSM. Willow has demons of her own, the youngest, late in life child of older parents, a sister who is too overprotective, a brother that dotes on her, and twin neice/nephew who are at once her best friend and hated enemy. Not to mention the boy she has a crush on, the boy that has a crush on her and the other "playmates" Auggie wants to find for her.
Willow's life is only going to get better, and it starts to on her 18th birthday. She goes out with her cousin and a boy that she knows is bad news. At the club, she loses the boy and finds the entrance to the Playroom -- where Auggie is.
Auggie finally sees her for the adult she legally is -- yet throws her into the arms of another man so that she can be young and carefree and see what life has to offer before he makes his move.
Over the course of the next year, you see Willow grow from the self-absorbed teen monster to the self-confident co-ed who is learning about herself and how to get what she wants out of life.
I can't wait to read more about Willow's journey of finding herself and how she explores the Playroom.
I bow down to Eric's Chilson's mind yet again. I read this before and after Erica Chilson revised it. I liked it before, but I love it now. This book is not our run of the mill romance. I feel that it definitely fits better in the erotic romance than erotica. I was happy to get such an eclectic mix of characters, ages, and scenarios in it. It has fun and exciting moments and serious and devastating moments. The roller coaster kept me hooked and the characters are unique. They drag you in and make you want to find out more. You feel for them and want to smack them around at the same time. This book also has some very delicious and hilarious sexy moments that will definitely leave an impression in your mind. I am an Erica Chilson fan and this series is a different side of her writing that I find myself enjoying as much as I did her other books. I will read more of Erica Chilson's writing and I would recommend this book to Erica Chilson fans and to those who like the more taboo type of romance without getting it being extreme, or to anyone looking for a different sort of romance with an interesting and intriguing mix of characters and situations. I loved Good Girl. I was sucked in right away and can't wait for the next installment.
This book wasn't what I expected, and that's due to the description on Amazon, which omits the word 'Playroom.' I don't typically read S&M. I do read BDDS. Yes, there's a warning. Heed it and if the content's in your comfort zone, you'll probably be pretty happy with this story.
I enjoyed the beginning immensely and got very attached to the characters. It had the flavour of a Rom Com. Then it switched gears to content I normally avoid including Daddy/Baby Girl; orgies; sex acts witnessed, controlled or assisted by siblings and fathers; and multiple partners. I found the sibling content particularly off-putting and I still don't understand what one of the fathers was trying to accomplish for his sons.
As well, Auggie is presented at the beginning as a mentor who is kindhearted, fun to be around and a good Dom. It ends up that he has a ton of personal issues and he's emotionally stunted. He's highly emotionally abusive at times. He ends up venerated as a mentor again at the end without making a ton of personal progress.
Willow is an endearing character. She virtually raises herself under circumstances that are anything but normal. Sadly, I don't feel confident that she'll end up with the right man in the end.
Other things I like: the importance/influence of family; anti-drug use; lack of stereotyping and lack of prejudice against non-hetero characters.
This book is well-written and if 'anything goes' is fine with you, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
I can't justify a higher rating for this one. There were elements that are redeeming for this story and others that made it impossible to continue on. To be quite honest, this story was creepy at times and this coming from someone who can read dark erotica.
We have a leading lady who has been stalked silently for a while by one of her older brother’s friend (quite older) waiting to collar her as his at the moment she turns eighteen. This creep has control over how she loses her virginity too, who’ll she’ll start dating, and all the while denying her access to the things she wants the most. Oh and apparently her older brother isn’t really in that friend relationship as expected. He’s also in love with this guy that treats both of them like dogs.
I think I am too on the fence with this book, while I admire the fact that the lead MC slowly got her act together, I think the over drama and issues surrounding other eye lifting scenarios literally had me skipping over half of the book. It was only then that I could manage to pick it back up. I think I would have to say to anyone that it's a erotic but nothing made me connect with these characters and there sure wasn't any real love going on in any of the sex scenes. It's come down to personal preference whether one would truly enjoy this story.
This book was far longer than it should have been.
This story is so unique with such a fantastic blend of reality,BDSM,Y/A, coming of age, self-discovery, and just uhg everything!!!! EVERYTHING!!
i think it hit a very weak spot of mine to relate to Willow...when she would express her envy in "women" and her insecurities in every thought i was literally crying my eyes out because i felt the exact same at 18...shit i felt that untill i was 21! (im 5'1 108 lbs...doomed to an A-cup) and not to mention her thought processes,attitude, personality..etc...jeez..couldve been reading about myself...so maybe thats why i'm obsessed...either way, i am.
i just love everything about this book except for a major annoyance that usually would make me throw a book across the room: EDITING......holy smokes...the 'editing' was NON-EXISTENT....i forgive a few puncuation things and what ever...but wow there were just pronouns and spelling and just sooo many thingss effed up....i was only slightly frustrated because i was so enthralled in the story and the amaaazzinggg narration...
forgiven...because i will always ALWAYS carry this story with me
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Willow’s coming of age story is something raw and intense, yet hopeful. Willow went through so much in a very short time. She grew by leaps and bounds; well others failed to see this. I yelled, cussed, and cried at various parts in the book. The one thing I could not do was put it down. From start to finish this book grabbed me and never let me go. This is start to an epic series by this author that I cannot wait to see where it takes me. Filled with so many characters how she manages to keep them all straight and still giving them depth that is often lacking in other books, I don’t know but thankful she does. Auggie is by far by favorite and least favorite person all in one book. This book is emotional roll coaster that deals with issues that are very current and very emotional .
OMG I TAKE BACK EVERY NEGATIVE THING I INITIALLY SAID ABOUT THIS BOOK LOL. I wanted to thrown in the towel ay 26% (creepy sibling love triangle with Auggie/Willow/Robbie) but I took a break and went back and I AM SO glad I did! Once I got past the creep/cringe-worth factors and Willow began to see Auggie for the master manipulator that he was I fell in love with the story. Mrs. Chilson is a brilliant story teller and it was great watching Willow's growth and her self-discovery felt very real and relatable. There is so much going on this story that you'll experience practically every emotion. I was laughing one minute and a couple of pages later I was ready to cry my eyes out. You'll feel disgusted and angry and violent. I can't tell you how many times I was ready to chug my kindle out the freaking window. The same character who made you laugh, 5 minutes later you'll be plotting their death (not exaggerating). It's definitely an emotional rollercoaster but one I don't regret taking in the slightest. Unlike any story I've ever read. Can't wait to read book 2!
I enjoyed reading the original version of Good Girl, but Erica did what I thought couldn't be done. She took a great story and hit it out of the park. Her descriptive writing style had my heart following Willow on her journey of finding her way in the world and finding her self worth. I have such a love/hate relationship with Augustus Kline. One minute I was hoping he and Willow would find their "happily ever after" then the next minute I want to give him the spanking his childish ass deserves. The only bad thing I can say about Good Girl isn't really bad at all.....Holy Cliffhanger Batman! How dare you end the story at such a pivotal point?! I highly recommend Good Girl. It's a great start to the Blended Series. **The Wicked Reads Review Team**