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Goody Two Shoes

(Invertary #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  3,187 ratings  ·  325 reviews
Take one American singer who doesn’t believe in falling in love…

Josh McInnes’ biological clock is ticking and he wants to get married—now. After 20 years singing soppy love songs, he knows that there is no such thing as romantic love. There’s only hormones and lust. At thirty-five, he’s tired of his playboy lifestyle. He wants a wife who isn’t interested in fame, money, or
Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Published October 1st 2014
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Sara Jo Nope! They can be stand alone. Set in the same town with a similar cast of characters. Kirsty & Lane from book one play small roles in book two.…moreNope! They can be stand alone. Set in the same town with a similar cast of characters. Kirsty & Lane from book one play small roles in book two.(less)

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Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series. I bounced off the first. I think I just got bored and never picked it up after the first bit. I didn't really feel that as a negative, even though Lake and Kirsty are prominent figures in this story.

This was . . . okay. I loved some of the clashes between the two main characters. I liked the background that set them in opposition, at least initially. But I find that most of what I liked was the theory and that the actualization of those bits felt flawed.

Caroline's ba
Shabana Mukhtar
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
It started of really well and then....

As with most of the love stories I choose to read, it started off well. For the first 30% of the book, I was feeling 'wow, I just found the book I needed to read'...
The good part:
1. It was funny.
2. The chemistry between the leads was really well described. The casual man and the uptight lass made for a cute pair. They were growing fond of each other and then it drifted off.
3. The parents' story was funny, specially all the effort Andrew puts to win Helen
JEH is like a thinking man's (woman's) SEP.

I like SEP, I mean you don't read a dozen books by an author you don't like. But she also drives me insane. So often she promises great a Ducati 959 Panigale


But you end up with a 1951 Vespa.


But Goody Two Shoes is great. It's like all the best parts of a SEP book with none of the things that drive me insane. A fun, light and entertaining read.
Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
I just loved it.
(I'll read other reviews and link the one that satisfies my thoughts)

I'll just say that reading about Caroline in Lingerie wars I was sure she was the kind of h I love and I wasn't mistaken. I loved everything about her, even her gray suits.
Josh surprised me, how laid back he was about almost everything but Caroline, if it was about her then he was intense.
Betty made small appearances but still managed to remind me she was my favorite in book one.
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this as part of a reading challenge. It wouldn't have been one I would have chosen off my own back but I am really pleased I did.

I really enjoyed it and laughed out loud in so many places. It was fun, flowing and lighthearted.

A really enjoyable, quick read.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic comedy lovers
★★★★★Goody Two Shoes(Invertary, Book 2) by Janet Elizabeth Henson

I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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with Invertary.
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I thought Lingerie Wars was funny and loved it, so I was very excited for book 2. It did not disappoint.
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I just could not stop laughing.
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Ms. Janet's writing style. I don't generally read romantic comedies, but her books are hilarious.
And Josh...
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I haven't had any champagne tonight, lol.

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Lingerie Wars (Invertary book 1)
Goody Two
Quirky Omega
This is a highly underrated book. Cute resistant heroine and a patient and yummy hero. And rib tickling side characters. This one has all the ingredients for a fantastic read.

I seriously recommend this book to all of you who are reading my review. You’re going to have enjoyable time reading it.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hilarious, sweet, cheesy, fun read!!!
Nico Genes
Lovely story and charming characters.

“Two goody shoes” is the second book in the “Invertary” series, but can be all read as standalone.

The course of events gets the reader interested from the very beginning. Then at times, it seemed a bit unusual.
Caroline Patterson is a prim and proper librarian, who also runs the Community Center of Invertary, Scotland via the town council. Josh McInnes is a worldwide famous singer. He happens to buy a castle in Scotland. Mitch, Josh’s friend, and the manager
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this rom-com, it had some laugh-out-loud moments that made me delighted. My favorite part of this book was when the heroine started to like herself. I thought this love story was very cute.
I recommend to those who like stories that are light and funny and for those who like very sweet romances.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Goody Two Shoes is the story of an American singer who decides it is time for him to settle down and have a family. But he doesn’t want to wade through his obsessed fans to find someone who likes him rather than his celebrity persona. So he asks his friend to find him someone down-to-earth willing to get married in a hurry. He ends up with a sensible yet fiery Scottish librarian who is a force to be reckoned with. In an attempt to win her over, Josh buys the local castle which Caroline
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Janet Elizabeth Henderson. I discovered her great writing when I bought a book suggested by a Goodreads ad: Lingerie Wars. Lingerie Wars is hilarious, and if you have yet to read it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.

I liked Lingerie Wars only a hair more than Goody Two Shoes, but Goody Two Shoes is a great book in its own right.

GTS is about Caroline, a Scottish control freak librarian who thinks she is doomed to live a romance-free life. Her practicality
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklitromance, 2015
1.5? Josh believes in commitment over romance so when he decides to get married, he asks his friend to arrange one for him and ends up proposing to the first woman he meets, a Scottish woman who feels very protective over the castle he just bought in her town. This was so not my book. I really truly genuinely disliked Josh deeply - for someone who was called so laidback, he was far more of a control freak than Caroline - he would call her what he liked, even after she protested, the marriage wou ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-reread, favorites
A wedding arrangement? A guy who didn’t believe in love but in commitment and mutual respect? A control freak and a laid-back guy? Funny moments and characters that are easy to fall/root for? Uhm, yes! Sign me up, lol. I laughed and cried, dreamed about the book, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole story! 🤩💕
3.5 stars

It was utterly ridiculous, but fun, and really sweet.
One of my guiltiest pleasures is downloading free reads on my Nook. Even if it's something I wouldn't ordinarily read, if it's free, I figure, "What the heck--why not give it a try?" Usually, this ends up backfiring on me because I never learn. But every once in a while, I end up pleasantly surprised, and I'm happy to report that this is one of those instances!

Let me say first that even though this book is the second in a series, it works well as a standalone. From my understanding, characters a
Jane Stewart
Sep 07, 2015 rated it liked it
3 ½ stars. I enjoyed it. Had a few chuckles.

This is book 2 in the series. It wasn’t as good as book 1 “Lingerie Wars” but I still liked it. What I like about the author is fun and different personalities which provide natural humor and conflict as they interact.

Toward the end I was a little tired of Caroline putting herself down and thinking she wasn’t good enough for him. But I was still ok with the story.

Josh was a famous singer and didn’t want to choose a wife from the fans and surgery enhanc
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Bleh. I was hoping for a cute arranged marriage rom com, and I got... I don't know, something else. Two people who didn't seem to like each other? A man who talks about how they need to compromise, but then just does whatever he wants anyway until she agrees with him? A woman who repeatedly sneaks out of the house to get away from him until she's suddenly in love with him? But not before he steals her bedroom door so she can't lock him out of her room, and later handcuffs her to her bed so she c ...more
Anjali (bookstersisters)
WARNING:Do NOT read this book in public. People will think you are crazy.
As soon as I finish this book I am moving to Invertary,Scotland. Thats how much I love this book. Janet Elizabeth Henderson just became my favourite author. I loved Josh, Caroline, Betty, the domino boys, Andrew, Helen and oh just about everyone and everything in this book. And it was so hilarious, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. I am kicking myself right now for not discovering this author earlier. You have
Ingrid Spera
I was enjoying this for quite a bit... I thought it was cute and quirky and fun...until it started getting NOT. I felt like she was browbeaten the entire time. "Oh hey, the media doesn't like what you wear so as your 'friends' we want to change you" and then he handcuffs her to the bed against her will and offers her a bucket to relieve herself, etc... and then she magically loves him? Do women really appreciate being told they don't know what they want and a man to take away all their personal ...more
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taken from Goodreads: Take one American singer who doesn’t believe in falling in love add a Scottish librarian who has given up on ever falling in love…

Cute, just cute as can be. Read it in one day. Love the series.
Clare Mantelman
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
You know, I liked it! I did not know it was a 'romance' book but it was not chock block full of love scenes so it was tolerable!!! It was a quick, smart, humorous, fun read, just what I needed after the last couple of heavy books.
Caroline is a rigid 31 yr old living in Scotland. Josh is an american music star who decides he needs to get married so he gets his manager, Mitch to start looking for a sensible wife he can have a mutual relationship with. Romance not necessary. Josh meets Caroling in
A couple of points in this book made me stop and think about dnf'ing

1. Weddings in Scotland don't work like that. Do your research:

FROM: I Want to Get Married in Scotland. How Do I Go About It? (all I did was Google it)

... You should also be aware that, whether you intend to have a civil marriage ceremony solemnised by a registrar or a religious/belief marriage ceremony solemnised by an approved celebrant, you must by law lodge marriage notice forms and the associated documents, and pay the st
Shelving this for my own personal edification so I don't revisit it ...
The premise seemed super cute - but somehow I missed/ignored the part where the heroine is 31.

So I think it's a lot due to mood - but - I can't even think about it or my rage will rival the heat of the sun what with this "I'm 30/31 now but I haven't found my forever love so I'm too old for it to EVER HAPPEN so I guess I'll just DIE ALONE."
Like what the actual fuck. Are these books/that trope being written by 10 year olds?
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
A grudging round up from 2.5 stars.

Popular singer Josh wants to get married and start a family. Now. His longsuffering best friend/manager is tasked to find the wife, there's a Scottish castle that could be a great virtual character, and some interesting friends and town folk...sign me up for a fun rom-com confection of a summer read.

Not quite. While there are some cute scenes that kept this from being a DNF, the poorly written dialogue and frequent regression into practically adolescent descri
Jennifer Dale
I personally didn't finish the book. I skimmed what I read and finally just became uninterested. The story had a great idea, liked all the characters but Caroline got on my nerves. I see that the author wanted Caroline's character to be strong will and controled but to me Caroline was all that plus just plain boring and stiff. Her character drown a possibly good story.

The synopsis pretty much tells the story. Seems some readers like it but to me, the story dragged b/c of Caroline. She couldn't e
Izzie d
This book is excellent, I think it's even better than the first one.
It is so funny, I laughed and laughed.
Yet underneath all the humour is some serious things, Caroline's need to control comes romance a sad experience in her childhood.
The couple from book one turn up as well as Betty and lots of others from the village.
There are lots of British references which you may find funnier if you have experienced small minded village life.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My eyes were watering

I thought this book was wonderful , josh's dad had me laughing so hard I thought I would pee my pants. I would recommend this book to anyone who need a little romance and alot of laughs
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Entertaining Read

This book was lighthearted and entertaining. The humor in it kept me engaged as well as the hope for love to come through for everyone.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This one was truly hilarious. I loved the characters and the building up of the town it’s really a great read
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“He cleared his throat. “You need to pick a safe word.”
“What on earth is a safe word?”
He smothered a sigh. This was proving to be more work than he thought it’d be. “It’s a word you use when you want things to stop.”
“How about I use the word ‘stop’?” She sounded sarcastic.
“That’s not how it works. You need a word that you wouldn’t normally use during sex.”
“Fine. How about ‘dumbass’?”
“I don’t think you’re getting into the spirit of this.”
“Really? You think?”
“Fine. Dumbass it is.” There was no dealing with her when she was in this mood. “If you use your safe word, everything stops.”
“Good.” She took a deep breath. “Dumbass,” she shouted.
Andrew wasn’t sure what to do next. This was not going the way it did in the books.”
“Josh shrugged. “Works for me.” Caroline nodded. “I think you should get married beside the loch,” Archie told them. Caroline helped herself to a cup of tea from the pot on the table in front of her. “The loch will be full of midges.” James bit into a biscuit and spoke with his mouth full. “With any luck they’ll only bite the foreigners.” Millicent blinked at the man before turning back to Caroline. “How about photos at the loch? That way you can have loch, castle and church.” “Sounds great to me.” Caroline took a sip of her tea. “Josh, what do you think?” “Whatever you decide is fine.” He couldn’t have come across less interested if he’d tried. “Now, the gentlemen were talking about having a grey colour scheme.” Millicent was clearly horrified by the idea. “What do you think?” They all looked at Caroline, who was wearing yet another second-hand grey skirt suit. Although Caroline had never bothered with fashion, she was beginning to think she might have to wear some other colours. “No, I don’t want grey,” Caroline sighed. “I like lavender.” “Lavender it is,” Millicent said. “Any thoughts on flowers?” “Heather,” Caroline said. Archie threw up his hands in disgust. “You can get heather on the damn hill. Pick something he has to pay for. The man is a gazillionaire. What’s the point in marrying him if you can’t splash out?” Caroline looked at Josh. “What kind of flowers do you want?” Josh was munching his way through a giant bag of chips. “I really don’t care about flowers.” Caroline felt her blood pressure rise. “Do you care about the wedding at all?” “Of course I do.” “Well, what ideas do you have for it?” “Fine.” He pushed himself away from the counter and sauntered towards them. Caroline bit the inside of her cheek to stop from commenting. Everything the man did was so unhurried. It was beyond irritating. He pulled up a chair, swung it around, straddled it and leaned on the back with his forearms. He was so close Caroline could feel the heat coming off him. “Okay, this is what I think.” Josh spread his hands wide. “I’m thinking a couple of hundred of our closest friends, large dance floor, great band. I might sing, but we can get someone else in too. Lots of food. I want steak. Apart from that, I don’t care what colour the thing is or what type of flowers we have.” “So, you’re going to leave the details up to me?” “Isn’t this what women do?” 0 likes
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