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Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines

(Rock Canyon, Idaho #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  879 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The bad girl who stole his heart …

Valerie Willis has done it all: tattoos, one-night stands, even strip poker. And now she can add getting a messy public divorce to that list. Back in her hometown of Rock Canyon, Val just wants to bury her head and wait for the scandal to pass. But when she suddenly finds herself at a singles' weekend face-to-face with former flame Justin
ebook, 336 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Avon Impulse
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This book had me at hello. the title. I'm a known sucker for military romances so seeing Marine in the title, I was totally there.

This book wasn't the least bit disappointing. I couldn't put it down. And for the first time in forever, during a buddy read with Nikki, I actually beat her to the end of a book!

Justin was such a good guy. I wouldn't mind having a Justin of my own...minus the farming part. I'm too much of a city girl to be able to survive on a farm.

Val was a firecracker! Sh
Christy LoveOfBooks

What’s this? I read the third book in a series first? That’s right, I rebelled against my OCD. Believe me, there was much anxiety involved. I received the fourth book for review, and was going to start with it until I discovered the main character’s sister is the MC of this book. Therefore I had to at least start with Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines .

Five reasons I liked it:

- I do love the bad girls! I was expecting Valerie to be a wild one, but turns out her bad girl days are behind her. Oh, b
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are a few things that I have come to expect when I pick up a book from Codi Gary:

1) a very well-written story

2) great characters – main characters that I will easily fall in love with and great supporting characters that you hope to read about next

3) a happily ever after ending, that leaves you with a smile, not only on your face, but your heart as well.

It was no different with Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines

Codi does a great job of getting the story from her head to the reader. From timelin
Bette Hansen
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read!! Loved this second chance story as Justin and Valerie are reunited. Luckily Valerie isn't that young girl her Daddy can control anymore but will she give Justin a chance even though he doesn't have the same background and pedigree as her family??? It'll take a little work on his part but he thinks Valerie is well worth it. This is a fun read and one I would recommend to everyone. ...more
I was kinda impressed with this book! I loved Val, how she started out complacent, then took control of her life back. Her sisters were each impressive in their own way, but the way they all wound up standing up to their father was equally impressive. Justin was a bit to wishy washy for my tastes, but he did man up in the end and fight for his happiness. I even liked his father and brother! I wish there was a bit more closure on the situation with Valerie's dad, but perhaps that is in future boo ...more
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Lindsay: To start out this review, I have to say that I loved this book!

Nikki: I was a little skeptical at first but it totally won me over!

Lindsay: LOL. Did you have a book hangover from Stolen Course?

Nikki: *blushing* You caught me.

Lindsay: I have to say that I loved Val. She cracked me up. And she spoke her mind, no matter if it ticked people off.

Nikki: Oh yes! She was awesome! I loved how bold and in-your-face she was. Strong female leads are always a selling point for me. I think its my
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines is a delightful story about rediscovering lost love.

Valerie Willis is recovering from a very public divorce in a hometown that would rather think the worst of her before giving her a chance. Valerie is constantly being manipulated by her father and his political ambitions.

Justin Silverton is a marine that has returned home to help save his father's farm. Being reunited with Val is chance he can't pass up. When they end up on a singles weekend together, the chemist
Red Cheeks Reads
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines is the third book out in the Rock Canyon Series by Codi Gary. I love this fun sexy series and can never get enough of their antics. Codi Gary writes a story that is both emotional and fun all at the same time. I deeply felt for Valerie and could easily identify with the troubles she was going through and why it was so hard for her to let love in.

It's not easy being known as one of "Those Willis Girls." When your dad is a prominent citizen and well respected and you
Kim Kaschak
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines. This is the 3rd book in the Rock Canyon romance series. All 3 of the books are very good and are stand alone. You don't have to read them but I think you should.

This book is about Justin and Val. They had a "night" 10 years ago and Justin has never forgotten her. He is home now for good after serving in the military. Val remembers that night also but in the 10 years since a lot has happen to her - none of it good. Her father is an a** and is horrib
Angie Turner
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg! I just finished and I'm still smiling! I truly loved Justin and Val!! Codi, girl you done it again and created the perfect man. Who doesn't want to fall in love, and with someone who secretly stole your heart we he sole a kiss when your were kids?! Sigh The story is sweet with enough heat to keep you happy! I just have to say I HATE HER DAD! lol Vals sisters are ready for a story of their own! Loved it! ...more
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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What a great story! This is my first time reading Codi Gary, but definitely not my last! The writing was fantastic! I loved the storyline and I loved the hero and heroine! This was not a cut and paste kind-of-story. This was about real people looking for love. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more books by Codi Gary!
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
I skimmed most of this. The romance just didn't get me interested. Sorry. ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Justin and Valerie are so f'ing cute! I was laughing and sighing through all their ridiculousness :) Loved it can't wait for more from Codi. ...more
Lissa Rice
**5 Stars** Full review and rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
Rosa Dunahue
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines is one of the best small town military romance I read in awhile. Valerie is good girl with a bad girl reputation. She has colorful past that town people doesn’t allow her forget. She also is trying to get struggling to get free of her father who control her and her sisters because of his political career.
Justin is marine who is back working on the family farm. During a chance meeting at the store that eventually leads them to their reunion. I love how Codi Gary let
Shan ~A~

I had a love/hate relationship with Valerie Willis. Every time she showed some backbone I loved her, then she would rollover and let that manipulative bastard get his way then I would want to strangle her. I loved Ellie and want more info on Caroline

I loved Justin Silverton to pieces, and his family.He is a man who is not afraid to express his feelings and he goes after what he wants.

In the beginning I didn't understand what drew Justin to Valerie, but in the end it didn't matter because I belie
Dixie Brown
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story of a bad girl and the good guy she falls for even though she doesn't really believe in forever anymore. I was rooting for her to come to the conclusion that her Marine was the real deal and perfectly capable of giving her the happily-ever-after every woman wants. Great book. Can't wait to read more by this author. ...more
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read! I loved Val’s spunkiness and Justin was swoon worthy. Their love story was sweet and just what I enjoy reading. Bedroom scenes are not overly graphic and actually add to the story in my opinion.
Mar 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one a little better than the previous one in the series.
Catherine Crook
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Valerie Willis is one of three of those "Willis Girls." Living the life of a politician's daughter isn't always the easiest. Edward Willis expected his daughters to act a certain way to maintain his image of a man with strong family values. Caroline, Valerie and Ellie had plans of their own. Daddy Willis wasn't always so keen of those ideas.

Justin Silverton is a son of Fred Silverton of Silverton Farms. Justin, a Marine, fell hard for Val the first time when he was home on leave. He kissed her b
Kareenah E
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn into this story from the beginning. It was a fun read that brings a person through all the phases of a relationship. i love the chemistry between the main characters, the author really was able to convey a relationship that is so genuine, and i was able to connect with their love story. I am very new to this author, and I must say, I enjoy reading her romance stories. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. ...more
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Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This book is one of those romances about second chances and rediscovering a teenage love that you thought it was lost.

In this Rock Canyon story, we meet Val
Adria's Musings
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Adria’s Romance Reviews.

Poor Valerie Willis has only known one kind of life: the kind where her father manipulates and she rebels, only to capitulate in a desperate attempt to gain his approval. Now, years later she’s gone through a very public and messy divorce from the man her father picked for her, Valerie is determined to live her life on her terms and to hell with what her father thinks or says. If only she didn’t have to be back in her hometown to do it.

Enter Justin Si
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Codi just keeps getting better!

At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET, we are told:
Two households, both alike in dignity…
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

Well, thankfully in BAD GIRLS DON’T MARRY MARINES by Codi Gary, our star-crossed lovers don’t kill themselves but this romance is every bit as angst-driven and tenuous as the love affair of Romeo and Juliet minus the sword f
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Valerie Willis is a woman of determination. She has determined that after a failed marriage that both her social and personal life were over. She was content on being a successful business owner of her pet grooming shop and being a hermit in her home. Who would want her anyways after the lies her ex husband had spread about her and the fact that she has fertility issues? In the small town of Rock Canyon people thrive on scandals and gossip anyway.
Enter in Ex Marine Justin Silverton. He has a pas
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines is such an awesome story. Cody Gary brought to life two very different, yet very compatible characters into the throws of a passionate, combustible romance that will sweep you off your feet. Set in a small town in the midwest, both characters have been through many twists and turns themselves before their moment comes to light. A tale of betrayal, family, and most of all true love weaves its way into your heart for a great storyline.

May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Valerie Willis is not an easy woman to love, but Ex Marine Justin Singleton is up for a challenge.

Vallerie Willis is a woman of determination. She has determined that after a failed marriage that her social and personal life was over. She was content on being a successful business owner and being alone in her own house. Who would want her anyways after the lies her ex husband had spread about her? In the small town of Rock Canyon people thrive on scandals and gossip anyway.
Enter in Ex Marine Ju
Redheads Review it Better
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued when I saw this cover - I mean, I wanted to know WHY Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines. :) This was a great, quick read that had me captured from the beginning. I instantly loved Val. Us short girls gotta stick together, you know? But other than her being vertically challenged, she was someone I would love to have in my small group of friends. She's loyal to her family, even when they in no way deserve it, and she doesn't let the cards that have been dealt her get her down but so muc ...more
Victoria Colotta
It is no big secret that I love Codi Gary. Not only is she just an awesome person, but her writing is fun, sexy, and leaves me wanting more. Every time I go back to Rock Canyon, it is like going home. Though I am probably the farthest thing from country, Codi makes me want to try.

In the third book in the Rock Canyon Series, we meet Val and her former crush Justin. To say that Val has baggage would be an understatement. Between her father, her ex-husband, and a town filled with disapproving peopl
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Yes, I wanted to read Codi Gary's Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines for the cover. I know that is the wrong reason to want to read a book, but I really love the tattoo art on heroines arm. Second it had Marines in the title. Come on you know Marines are hot. Anyway, those are main reason. Good thing I enjoyed the book too.

So, Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines is about one of the infamous Willis sisters. Yes, they are bad news in Rock Canyon. The story focuses on Valerie and I
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