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Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars

(Rock Canyon, Idaho #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,120 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.

She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just
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Published April 22nd 2014 by Avon Impulse
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Recently I logged on to the library website in order to request a copy of The River of Kings due to Chuck’s awesome review and discovered it was not yet available. Being that I was on the porny library’s site, the recommendation pop-up window had suggestions that weren’t quite of such a literary variety as what I had originally asked for. I went with the flow, however, and checked this one out because the porny librarian is the best of
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

3 ‘maybe it's just me’ stars...

Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars is the second book in Codi Gary’s Rock Canyon series. I absolutely loved the first book, Things Good Girls Don’t Do, and was anxiously awaiting this book. Sadly, even though I love the way Ms. Gary tells a story, this time, I didn’t love the story she was telling.

Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.

She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bower
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live on blog 5/21/18)

It's not really a good sign when you finish a book and your first thought is "thank fuck this one is finally over" Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars was retched and all because of that supposed "good girl" heroine. Oh and that "rock star" is a country musician.

The Gist: Gemma opted to hide the fact Travis had a kid. For 10 years. An accidental run in in Vegas, though, led to him finding out...but not f
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This book is not what I expected. Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars is the second book in Codi Gary’s Rock Canyon series. I absolutely loved the first book, Things Good Girls Don’t Do, and was excited to read this book. The books not perfect, but it’s a fun read.

Gemma is a 28 year old single mom. She is consumed with keeping her child protected, out of the spotlight, and safe. If I had to describe her, I would say she is a hot mess. Gemma has no
Sheyla ✎
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Gemma Carlson is a young mother. She is getting a child-free weekend in Vegas to attend a book event. The last thing she expected was to see the love of her life Travis Bowers again.

Travis Bowers is a country singer. He is famous and he could have any girl he wants. To his surprise, he seems to want the girl that broke his heart.

When Travis bumps into Gemma in Las Vegas, he knows this is his chance to spend time with her and maybe rekindle their love.
The last thing either expected was to wak
This was just an ok book. I loved the premise and plot of the book, but I honestly hated the heroine in the book.....she was immature, childish and selfish and turned me totally off.
Heather andrews
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Travis that boy he's just adorable, "why are you being so difficult? I know we left things badly in Phoenix, but this hostility is a little much, don't you think?" he asked, his smile tight as he pulled the bag his way." A drunk Gemma sure is a fun Gemma, "I was just nervous," she said, leaning her chin on his chest as she smiled up at him. "Now all I care about is food and you. Naked." Travis doesn't really have any stealth returning things, "he approached her slowly, and with each step, her th ...more
I liked how the story started with Gemma waking up married in Vegas. Married to the man that she had loved since high school. The man who she thought back in high school cheated before he went on tour, the tour that made him a huge country rock star. There is only thing that Gemma has been hiding from Travis…that they have a 9 year old son named, Charlie.
Love these stories about second chances at love. Old high school flame turned famous country rock star still in love with his high school sweet
Nov 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: codi-gary, 2-read
i am at 35% of the book and i feel like bitch-slapping gemma. she is wishy-washy and her thoughts and her actions are so damn contradicting that i really wanna stop reading at this point. she doesnt want anything to do with travis but she went to a lunch date with him. she keep saying she want normalcy for the sake of charlie but she went to the charity event with travis. she doesnt want travis to be in their lives because there will be complications of him being a rock star but she feels that s ...more
This book is a bit of a conundrum for me to review. On one hand, it was a decent read, one that I got through within a couple of hours, but on the other hand, I didn't really care for this read either.

Gemma was the cause of most of my problems with this book. She sent out so many mixed signals when it came to Travis that I got whiplash! Travis also was a bit of a jerk, but he at least tempered some of it with romantic gestures designed to actually woo Gemma.

Once again, it was the secondary chara
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I’m not quite finished yet. I will, but I’m struggling. Not because of the writing: which is fine. I enjoy the story telling. I just ... well ... I’ve never read a book where I disliked the lead female character as much as I dislike Gemma.

I just need to vent ... I hate her. What a selfish obnoxious person. It may not be so bad except Travis is friggin perfect!

I’ve hated plenty of male characters who I didn’t understand the attraction, but Gemma ... honestly I want to pull her hair and bitch sla
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“’You don’t even know who I am anymore,’ she said softly. ‘I’d like to remedy that, if you’re willing,’ he said, brushing his mouth over hers. “What do you say? One more chance?’”

Gemma Carlson was a shy, chubby girl who got bullied quite a bit when she was young. She learned to box up her emotions and just roll with it. Then sophomore year of high school, a new boy moved to town, Travis Bowers
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Second chances never looked better ! Small town boy, makes good; small time girl got pregnant, boy never knew, they meet again 10 years later, but there are secrets that must be dealt with, namely Charlie, the son Travis Bowers never knew he had. This is a story about second chances at love; it could be a book filled with tired old clichés, but it’s not. Gemma Carlson and Travis have some serious issues to deal with, but they have never stopped loving each other in spite of being apart for so lo ...more
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Julie Salinas
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I am liking Idaho, and I have never been there. Rock Canyon is once again the setting of a developing, well a re-developing love story. Gemma and Travis are quite different from the characters in the Rock Canyon #1 story. These two have a history, and secrets to work past if they are to stay together. Once again emotions muck things up. Darn emotions. If only. I am so ready to move on to book # 3, I do recommend Codi Gary's stories. ...more
Tracy's Place
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I really love Codi Gary's writing style and loved the first book in this series. This one just wasn't my cuppa, however. It was good but I had issues with it. Mainly...Gemma. She annoyed the everlivin' crap outta me. Sorry, but there it is. I understood why she would be standoffish and try to protect herself and her son from hurt, but the way she went about it was horrible imho. Travis was a pretty good character and of course their son, Charlie, was freakin adorable.

May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I admit that it felt like a re-hash of several "woke up married to a rock star" books...but only for the first several pages. After that, it became a second chance at love story filled with secrets, hurt, misunderstandings, and lots of love.

These books seamlessly blend sweet and sassy for a lovely story (that can get quite steamy!).
Angela James
Jul 30, 2014 added it
Shelves: 2014, dnf
It's not clear from the cover copy, but as soon as you get a few pages in, it becomes clear: this is a secret baby book. I don't do secret baby books so this was a pass for me, but those who love this trope should give this one a try, as the writing seemed good! ...more
Loved it! I love the romance, the secret surprises, and the necessary forgiveness between Gemma and Travis. I liked that Travis would do, just about, anything to keep his family together!
Sheryl C. Nash
*4.5 stars*
Sky's Readings
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love second chance romance. This book was exactlly what I waa looking for, to chill out on a snowy day.
Nathi *Shut it and let me read*
I'm sucker for this plot. One of mu faves.... ...more
Brunette Librarian
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
Originally published at The Brunette Librarian's Blog

    Gemma finds out the hard way that some things that happen in Vegas, don’t stay in Vegas. When she wakes up with a ring on her finger put there by ex-boyfriend Travis, who just happens to be one of Country’s biggest stars, she panics and drives ten hours straight back to Idaho. How can she tell him she should have believed him and never have left him all those years ago? And the whole business of their son she never told him about is go
Catie Gullett
I enjoyed the first book in the Rock Canyon series (Things Good Girls Don't Do). It was sweet and diverting, without being particularly deep, but served as a good basis for the rest of this series. From the beginning of Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars, I wanted to throttle both Travis and Gemma. At 17, Gemma hid her pregnancy in some sort of teen logic, but has no excuse to have kept it hidden for ten years. I appreciated that she had created a "village" of friends willing to help her raise her ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed the first book in this series and was so excited to read the next one. I didn’t find this one to be as good as the first one. I didn’t much care for Gemma and it’s probably do to the fact she kept a son from his father for 10 years. And that she blows up at things that are completely out of Travis’ hands. Travis was a pretty good guy although I seemed more upset about her keeping Charlie a secret. It was a good, quick, read but obviously not a favorite.
Taylor Mason
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
In terms of the audiobook, the voice was grating and frustrating.
As for the content of the book, I loved the main character, she was great. Her friends however, sucked. One was more concerned with getting the gossip than being supportive and the other was jealous and treated her terribly because she had a personal life and kept a secret to herself.
Her son seemed awfully immature for 9 years old. He seemed like he was 5 or 6.
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
So Not a fan of this book I was hoping for a great read but I couldn't stand the heroine Gemma. She is a whining, selfish horrible person...she was like finger nails on a chalkboard to me in this book. Loved the Hero Travis and he should have ran in the opposite direction and filed for custody of their kid. Just my opinion though 🤷‍♀️ ...more
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Jun 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Dragging, the heroin is quite annoying
And the narrator was not appealing at all
Lustful Literature
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it

*3.5 Stars*

This is a quick read, which I love. I saw rock star and I jumped. I really love anything rock star but this was a different from what I have read. There is slight angst but not much. No fan hating and there is no jealous ex.

We start out with Gemma Carlson waking up in Las Vegas, hung over and get this she has a ring on that finger (SOMEONE PUT A RING ON IT). When she realizes it is her ex-boyfriend, Travis Bower’s (a famous country rock star), she does what any woma
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