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Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection, Vol 1-3

(Can't Resist #1-3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  2,181 ratings  ·  181 reviews
This is the complete Nice Girl to Love series collection, which contains: Resisting the Bad Boy (Book One), Falling for the Good Guy (Book Two), and Choosing the Right Man (Book Three).


Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daugh
ebook, 458 pages
Published July 31st 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 30th 2013)
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Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you can't stand cliffhangers lucky you this is all 3 AMAZING books in ONE!

Abby - is brilliant, educated, beautiful, a heart of gold! She is unfortuantely stuck in quite the pickle with a best friend who she loves and has known her entire life, and his brother who sets her on fire.

Brian - Oh Brian! My heart aches for all he has endured but he still a strong resiliant man that makes my heart skip a beat. His daughter Skylar and him have an amazing relationship that makes me laugh out loud!

Alicia Huxtable
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love triangle plus

A love triangle to rival all love triangles. Book 1 saw her with Conner, wasn't a huge fan of his player ways to start with but then he seemed so genuine after a while.
Book 2 saw her fall for her best friend, Conner's brother, Brian. I really liked them together but you could tell the chemistry wasn't the same.
Book 3, now this one annoyed me at the start but I was happy with the ending.......I'm not saying who she ended up with. You'll have to read it
** A copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. **

Rating Clarification : 4.5 Stars

I am so glad that I got to read this Complete Collection of this series. The endings of the individual books would've killed me...LOL :) I really enjoyed this series a lot. It was different from a lot of the books I have been reading lately. I enjoyed that the cast of characters were adult age, except for Skylar ( Brian's 12 year old daughter ). It made this story seem realistic and it
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Violet Duke is an amazing and talented new author. She had me all tied up in knots in this book series. After reading book one there was no doubt in my mind that Abby belonged with Connor. Then book two comes along and blows me out of the water and I am sure that Abby truly belongs with Brian. Book three was the hardest because I was rooting for both Brian and Connor. Have you ever had a friendship with someone that could have been more? I don't want to spoil the ending if you have not read this ...more
Radeyah H.  Ali
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
BOOK #1:
Resisting the Bad Guy was a very interesting read. It trails the story of a 'good' girl meeting and falling for a 'bad' guy.

Violet Duke creates these characters with real feelings and real needs. She is able to make her readers feel for Abby, Connor and even Brian.

Love, hurt, abandonment and death are some of the very real and relatable themes explored by Duke in this novel. This makes the reader able to sympathize and surely empathize with the characters.

I enjoyed this book and the c
Danielle Annett
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Resting The Bad Boy
Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke is seriously epic. I cannot tell you how enthralled I was by this book! I was sucked into this story from the very beginning and found my heart melting at every turn though don't let that comment fool you because Resisting The Bad Boy was heartbreaking at times as well. This one really put me through the ringer! I laughed and I cried and was put through an emotional roller coaster that I wish I could ride again and ag
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Violet Duke The entire series was well worth the individual wait times. On this final installment, I was too impatient to wait for the individual book to publish via Amazon. I solved this dilemma by simply purchasing the entire collection which released first. This author weaves a tale rich in details, background, and interpersonal relationships that develop a believable environment.
I found myself frustrated, joyful and talking to the characters in my mind, as if they were my friends. I rallied
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! This collection was great and took me on an emotional roller coaster! I went through so many emotions while reading Connor, Abby, and Brian's story. There were parts where I felt happy, sad, angry, frustrated, irritated, and more. The history Brian and Abby shared, on top of the connection and obligation Abby felt toward Skylar was heartbreaking. The instant love that bloomed between Connor and Abby, and then to see it extinguished to quickly was devastating. Despite the various range of ...more
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy swizzle sticks, I could not put the book down!!!!I love this series.

Abby is a good girl who is best friends with Brian (the good guy)and she has been there to help him raise his daughter Skylar since his wife got sick and died while she is working towards her dissertation
Brian's brother Conner is the bad boy with a love them for no longer then a month policy. He has eye's for Abby and she has had a secret thing for him all these year.
She knows going in about his one month rule but that do
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I couldn't give this 5 stars as a whole even though I gave 2 of the books 5 stars.

I can't say in detail about the story or it'd give too much away but I can say these books are written extremely well. Even though it's a love triangle you don't hate anyone in these books. The reason I can't give this 5 stars is because my heart is still broke over the guy not picked. I cried and my heart broke for him. She chose right and I'm not upset for her to be with the guy she chose. They had passion and he
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF - I soooo know I am in the minority here but I just could not finish this book.

It started out okay, I liked Abby and this book looked like a solid 4* read for me until Abby blanked out when she met Marcus and then could not handle the world that Connor lived in - WTF!!!!!. To make it worse,after her confrontation with Gabriella she was "broken down". Here is an ENGLISH teacher who is busy with her PHD and she lets this Gabriella nobody snob beat her down with words not once but TWICE!!!!!!!.
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
great read. keeps you wondering, never got boring. I was however torn that someone's heart had to get broken. Very well written! ...more
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trilogy book #1. I don't usually like trilogies because of the cliffhangers but this was very compelling read. There is the usual trope of Connor, the rich playboy who holds to his rule by having relationships with a set termination date, never more than a month. He meets the epitome of an inteligent, goody-good woman, a professor going for her doctorate. He is intrigued by her call-it-as-she-sees-it attitude towards him. She is intrigued by him and wants to shed her goody-good image for a while ...more
Dawn Myers
Resisting the Bad Boy Review: This is an okay romance. I didn't feel any heat. I find Abby to be too easily swayed. I don't like Connor, I find him to be whiny, it's made clear as to why. Yet he has good qualities. He loves his brother and has sacrificed for him. In my opinion the one thing going for it, was the hint of suspense. I did find myself turning the pages wanting to see what happens. If you hate cliffhangers don't read.

Falling for the Good Guy Review: For me Falling for the Good Guy wa
Sheila Schoenauer
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of cliff hangers so when I can get a trilogy in a box set I'm all for it. I'm so glad that I was able to read this one back to back. These stories started out good, I loved Conner and Abby together. Then it turned into a triangle, which I'm not a huge fan of especially when they involve brothers. Brian and Abby were good together too. But I couldn't help feeling as if their feelings for each other hadn't grown out of obligation for Sklar and grew into something they didn't understa ...more
Rhiannon Overby
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This book is so worth the read!!! I just love the way that the author had written this series leading up to the epic love triangle at the end.

This three book series involves not one love story but two, and an epic conclusion between the twisted love triangle. All of the characters are well built with many layers. The storyline is fast paced yet keeps your attention. You’re drawn in from the beginning and crave more after the book is finished.

I do recommend reading these books in order w
Rebekah Robinson
Good enough, I guess

I should probably just stop reading this genre. I’m always irritated by how easily the antagonist can explain things away, how easily everything is forgiven. I do read these books because they’re light and easy, but it’s just become too easy. There is no real life relating, even with the issue if HD. “Oh, she’s just a friend. You know I wouldn’t lie to.” “Oh, okay. I know, of corse you wouldn’t.” I don’t even want to read Brian’s book because they way it was set up at the end
Teresa Mottola
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Series!

What a great series! I cried several times for Brian and Skyler and Huntingtons disease.. I don't want Skyler to have it... Brian's been crushed too many times. Abby had to choose between 2 brothers on who to spend her life with. Craziness! I can't wait to read Brian's story next. Thank you for being a great writer!
Absolutely loved this trilogy!!

This is a definite must read.

When good girl, Abby, falls for her best friend's brother, Connor, she knows the rules. She believes that it's only one-sided. But when his brother, Brian, tries to win Abby's heart while she's still vulnerable, which brother will win?
Donna Smith
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Addictive reading!

Lived the characters, enjoyed the personal struggles and resolutions. Slightly disappointed in the description of the final decision Abby made, but otherwise a great read.
Lori Bindner
Romance for the ages

The rollercoaster ride that love is. Certainly is shown well here. The characters are amazing, I want to know them personally.
Lucy (why do I bother to read chicklit)
First and the third are alright but the second shouldn’t really exist... it’s a continuation of the first and a not convincing one.
Linda Reece
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Whew...what a rollercoaster ride! Wow....not bad!
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice Girl to Love: Trilogy Boxed Set, #1 Resisting, #2 Falling, #3 Choosing (The CAN'T RESIST Series) Violet Duke
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Contemporary romance
This is the way I love to read a trilogy, where all the books are out and I can read through back to back without waiting for more. I hate waiting months – years even - for the next part of a book, I find I just lose the impetus of the story so this was a perfect read in that sense for me.
I liked Abby – who couldn’t, sh
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, own
Talk about nailing it first time out of the chute. Violet Duke's Nice Girl to Love series is nothing short of amazing!! Not many author's have Duke's skill as an author for totally selling all her characters and their stories to that place deep within their reader's heart. Duke makes it seem effortless.

Right from the start, her first book in this three-part series, Resisting the Bad Boy, placed her solidly on my list of auto-buy authors. She engages you in the first paragraph and never lets you
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection by Violet Duke contains the first three novels in the series that feature Abby. This collection contains Resisting the Bad Boy (#1), Falling For the Good Guy (#2) and Choosing the Right Man (#3). I really enjoyed reading each of these books, and it was so nice to have them all at the same time as a part of a set. I couldn't wait to read the next book after both the first and second stories, so it was
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta, owned
Book 1 - Resisting the Bad Boy - This was a very good read. Connor and Abby had such great banter between the two of them. It was comfortably sarcastic, which is always an attractive combination of strong confident characters. Connor is the bad boy who can only commit to a one month limit with any woman he wants to conquer. He walks away no questions asked. Abby is the good girl (sort of) who has had a crush on Connor. Abby is best friends with Brian who is Connor's brother. Connor has met Abby ...more
Rebecca Edwards
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Resisting The Bad Boy

This is the first book in a trilogy and is not a stand alone. This book does end with a cliffhanger. With that being said I want you to know that the second book is out right now and I will be starting it as soon as I finish this review. I loved the characters. They have you laughing constantly with the way they banter. As soon as Abby and Connor first started talking to one another they had me hooked. Their sexual
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice girl to love

Talk about hot and steamy this book has it all.hhow two brothers grow up to be totally different and want the same pretty girl .dont think I could ever do what she had done.
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed all three books in the series.

Book One:

Resisting the Bad Boy by Violet Duke is a fast-paced sexy read that I truly enjoyed.

Nice girl Abby Bartlett is an educator and best friend to fellow teacher Brian Sullivan. Brian became a widower and single dad after losing his wife to a debilitating illness. Abby ends up being a surrogate Mom to Brian's daughter and loves spending time with both of them. She is spunky and always sees the best in people. She swoons after Brian's brother, Connor.

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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet's laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 charts a ...more

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Can't Resist (4 books)
  • Resisting the Bad Boy (Can't Resist, #1)
  • Falling for the Good Guy (Can't Resist, #2)
  • Choosing the Right Man (Can't Resist, #3)
  • Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist, #4)

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