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A Good Time

(The O'Learys #2)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  45 reviews
A passionate free spirit and a sweet-talking playboy sound like a match made in heaven—until life gets in the way of all the fun and games…

Indy Adams values her freedom above all else. She works hard to support herself, moonlighting as a waitress while she fights for her first big sale in the Chicago real estate market. The last thing she needs is to be tied down, so she d
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Kindle Edition, 291 pages
Published by eKensington (first published July 4th 2013)
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Jill
Aug 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
DNF

Not my favourite, unfortunately this book did not much for me at all. The characters were not the sort I could connect to and then all the fade to black sex scenes.... argh! I am sorry I like my stories with a bit more umph.
Anyway sadly I got to the point where I just couldn't continue, too many books and not enough time and all that.
Jonetta
The set up
Indy Adams is fierce about her independence. Her recently divorced boyfriend proposes after she breaks up with him and won't take "no" for an answer (she finally wised up about him). Her flagging career as a real estate agent is about to get a much-needed boost when her brother-in-law's rich best friend asks for her help in finding a home. However, Griffin Walker is also looking for more than an agent.

The issues
Griffin has a reputation for being commitment shy, which normally would fit
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This was an amazing story that had me laughing at times and screaming at my kindle because the character would do something I did not like.

Indy is a real estate agent that is looking for her big break into the real estate world. She loves her life having just dumped her boyfriend and decided to do the one night stands instead of a relationship. It's better this way no strings attached and no hard feelings and no one gets hurt. This carefree life is what she needs working in this industry. Then
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Laura Carson
A Good Time by Shannyn Schroeder

*This book was given to me through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

4 stars

A jaguar driving, sexy as sin video game creator who is rarely seen with the same woman for a long period of time, Griffin Walker appears to be your stereotypical playboy. Enter Indy Adams his real estate agent, and casual acquaintance. Despite his obvious attempts and flirting Indy already has her romantic life full with her soon to be officially divorced boyfriend. As luck would
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Emily
Real estate agent, Indy Adams has a chance at finally making the big sale with billionaire Griffin as a client. She understands that he is doing this as a favor, she also knows that his flirtatious manners are flattering, but she will deny it until the day she dies. She has enough man trouble with an newly ex-boyfriend who proposed and the glaring fact that Indy isn’t looking for anything long term.

Griffin can’t seem to stop think about Indy, now that she is single again he seeks out to woo her
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Vi
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
This book is combination of a bad soap opera and The Maury Povich. Almost every clichéd trope that you can think of is in here.

The heroine, Indy, has a lot of TSTL moments that make me not care for her. Example? Indy is a real estate agent during the day and a server at a bar in the evening. She's waiting for that large commission to get her career going. She has an opportunity with Griffin, a millionaire, who hired her as a favor for his best friend. For their first meeting, she shows up late a
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Wminbc
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
After a few TSTL moments...I got it...HEA
Griffin is a straight forward, straight up guy, who wants Indy. Simple.

Indy is a big ole hot mess, who is involved with a soon-to-be divorced man, works part time as temporary jobs, and has never finished one of the degrees she started.

The love story is unconventional at best: a one night stand with two hot people doing it up against the wall, in the hall and don’t you dare fall!

Fall in love that is! Neither Griffin nor Indy is big on commitment. No surpr
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Bungluna
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
One adult conversation would have brought the story to an end half way through.
Isha Coleman
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads

"Don't judge a book by it's cover." I've heard that adage so much, it's almost cliche, but the best cliches have a hint of truth to them. Schroeder puts her own spin on a saying we hear, yet chose to ignore. A Good Time is a look at the impact image has on everyday life. Griffin and Indy think with their hearts and many a time that has not proved wise. When the time comes for them to chose between what they want and what others say, will each have the courage to make the right choice? Shannyn Sc
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Pelusa Rivera
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Am definitely getting off the O'Leary's train. I didn't like Indy like at all, where were her morals. I just felt like she seriously needed some help and I couldn't respect her so I couldn't enjoy the story, I gave up couldn't get to the end. Why Griffin would want her, I am not sure but since they have sex immediately and she ends up pregnant that is there solution. Does know one practice safe sex anymore?

Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..Voluntarily give my thoughts and opinions.
Emily Higgins
Indy is working as a waitress in a bar to support herself until she gets her career selling real estate going. Griffin Walker is a wealthy video game developer who loves them and leaves them. He has no intentions to marry, ever. Every time Indy and Griffin are together, the sparks fly.
Bette Hansen
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

Good story and interesting characters. Indy isn't my favorite but I'm a huge Griffen fan! The book is very well done and definitely one I recommend.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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Jody
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
As the second book in the O'Leary family series we once again get to meet Indy Adams and Griffin Walker and their sexual chemistry is just as obvious as ever. Their pasts weigh heavily on them though which makes their journey to a HEA rather rocky. Deceit and interferences from other villainous characters work against them as well. It'll take a lot of heartache and belief in one another for them to finally acheive the happiness these two damaged people deserve.

Indy has been caring for her sister
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Harlie Williams
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, funny
Have you ever read a book and when you closed it, you are still smiling? Even days later? Yep, this is that book. It has everything I’m want in a contemporary romance. The leads are relatable, likeable and you get into their heads quickly. Some would call this a friends to lover story but its much more than that. It’s about family and what family means to each of them in their individual lives and to each other. Also, I appreciated that the sex scenes between Griffin and Indy are not graphic in ...more
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Real estate agent Indy Adams doesn't answer to anyone. She's fiercely independent, loyal to her sister, and all about taking charge of her own destiny. Even if that means selling houses by day and bartending by night to make ends meet.

When the guy she's been dating begins to wear on her, she ditches him, only to have him propose marriage. But that's not the man or the life she wants, and she's moving on without him whether he accepts it or not. Then she gets every agent's dream, a chance to find
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Shirley Frances
Indy is an independent woman who doesn't envision herself taking part in the whole marriage, kids and white picket fence scenario. Especially now that she finally has the opportunity to make her first big real estate sale. Although she is attracted to Griffin, she knows he's a player and she is not wiling to put her big break in jeopardy for a fling.

Griffin is not who he is portrayed to be by the media. Although he has secrets and a painful past, he also has dreams and a caring heart. He is dete
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Kat
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Kat's Review
***This review may contain some spoilers. I try to write spoiler free reviews, but I found it difficult to write an accurate review without revealing some info that might be considered "spoilery."

This is the second book I've read by this author, and I think that although this story is a bit more far-fetched than the last, the pace and writing have gotten better.

When Griffin hires Indy to be his real estate agent, the two are already acquainted. Griffin's best friend is marrying In
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Rhonda
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Schroeder is a new-to-me author. I had never even heard of her. I am so glad I tried the book anyway. The story was written perfectly, drew me in, had me feeling the heroine and hero’s insecurities and their joys. I love a book that will pull you in and make you not want to leave. You just feel at home. A Good Time is one of those books. I will definitely be reading the first book in the series and all the ones that follow.

Indy was my type of heroine. She was a fly-by-her-pants type of girl
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Jessica
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
When I read the summary of this book I was excited to read it because it sounded like it was going to be this awesome, hot & sexy book. Sadly it was not. This book just didn't do it for me. I felt like there was so much filler in the book instead of plot and as I was reading I felt like I was getting nowhere in the book. I felt like it was the never ending book. The funny thing is, even though I thought the book was just meh, I really liked the main characters Indy & Griffin. Here are so ...more
Daphne
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The next couple in the 2nd series was very much engaging as compared to the first couple. Indy and Griffin has a certain attraction in the first book which I was looking forward towards their development from the first series.

Indy, a lady who seemed one who took no instructions was trapped with a guy who's manipulative. I was glad that her character evolved or should I say that it was a hidden strength to made her decide what's best for herself.

I was indeed glad that the author created a punch
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Nancy
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

** ARC provided by Shannyn Schroeder and Kensington Books**


This was the second book about the O'Leary family and continues the story of Ryan and Quinn with the book centering on Quinn's sister Indy and Ryan's friend Griffin.

Griffin is a very wealthy man who has his own company that designs video games. His PR girl decides he needs to change his image, since parents are not happy with the new release his company has coming out. She wants him to find a home and leave the bachelor pad behind.

Indy

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CL
I so wanted to love this but there were just so many things to dislike .... Richard (jerk), Griffin's publicist (Jerk-ette), baby (who is the father? Oh wait I'm going to lie to them both), father issues, the to-ing and fro-ing between Griffin and Indy. I just couldn't keep up with the on and off. And Indy kept saying she wanted to be Independent (haha, pun on name) but she would go through the farce of putting up a half-hearted refusal when Griffin rode up on his white horse and then quickly re ...more
Christine
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I received this book from Net Galley, thank you New Galley. This was my first book from Shannyn Schroeder, so I was not sure what to expect. I gave it 3 stars, but some parts were a 4 star.

Overall the characters in the book were likable, I liked Griffin, millionaire video game creator a bit more, even though we didn't really know much about him until the last half of the book. He had a great heart who helped trouble teens find an outlet, rather than go down the wrong path.

Indy, Real Estate Age
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Janet
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm still laughing queitly to myself from reading this book. It has everything I'm looking for in a contemporary romance. It's a friends to lovers story involving two strong, independent, smart, flawed but amusing characters. The pacing was even and the story well plotted - twists weren't telegraphed, which really delighted me. The sex scenes were sensual and passionate though not salacious and gratuitous. This appears to be the second book in a series, but I didn't suffer from not reading the f ...more
Indy
Nov 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book has me so mad! I stuck through it page after page, dealing with the heroine stubbornly refusing to accept the love of a good man, of the author not describing any intimacy moments (they went to bed- cue next day (no sex descriptors!)), scenes missing, emotions flatlining (view spoiler) - and still I kept going hoping for a favorable outcome and now having finished it there was no ...more
Veronica
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! Loved the characters, liked the storyline and enjoyed the author's writing style. Indy is a free-spirit who likes her independence and Griffin is the stereotypical playboy. They both start by just wanting to have a good time with eachother with no expectations. When they both realize they may want more with, it throws each of them into a loop. Watching them approach this realization from different viewpoints and personalities is interesting. Something else happens in th ...more
Rita Kayla
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
When I started reading this book, I actually enjoyed it. Even if the plot is a bit "complicated" and a little different, it was interesting to read and the way the author writes is not bad, it drives you to read all the pages. However, when I reached a bit more than half of the book, I began to feel bored. I simply couldn't understand why the story had to continue. Misunderstood behaviors were misplaced and something in the plot just went wrong, I am not sure what yet.
Indy and Griffin are a good
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Kirsty Bicknell
Shannyn Schroeder's characters are so vivid that I could imagine walking into a bar and meeting the 'singing waitress' version of Indy!!
I enjoyed A Good Time because although it was a contemporary romance and Shannyn Schroeder used some of the basic elements of the traditional plot she added plenty of her own quirks to keep the story interesting and exciting for her reader. I particularly liked Indy's character and the way in which she refused to be tamed by a man, needing her own independence,
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Karinosa
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a first for me from this author. I rated it 3 stars but bordered on 4. It is very well written and it drew me in. These characters feel real and are believeable. They both have their issues and I felt every thing these characters did and the blows that hit their insecurities head on. It was a sweet romance and like that it does not leave you hanging as a lot of books have lately! The fact that Indy is a "no strings attached" kind of woman and so is Sexy Griffin makes this story believe ...more
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