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The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,741 ratings  ·  161 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.

Her Career Aptitude Test results say she's ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer's Edge—but they say she's too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her ol
Published April 25th 2019
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Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
The Good Girls Guide To Being Bad was fun, flirty and absolutely adorable!  Friendship, kisses, lists, banter, first love and jealousy were wrapped into the pages and I loved every minute of it.  With a hate to love vibe and moments that made me laugh so hard I cried, this book easily flew onto my favorites list. So if you're looking for a YA Romance that is swoon worthy and smile inducing, then this is definitely your book!
Don't fall for his brother?  Colton Bishop?
That was one pro
✨ Lucy ✨
Apr 12, 2020 rated it liked it
✨✨✨Just finished it, an enjoyable reading. Nothing to much. I liked it, but it was the classic high school story. But i like this story about bucket lists to complete, it makes you think about what you can do.
I gave it 3.5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Al *the semi serial series skipper*

I am leaving this unrated because I'm not just interested in the story. I was looking for an enemy to lover themed book and I saw the tag for this one. I got bamboozled. They are not enemies. They are high school kids who just threw that word around. Besides, I don't really like reading about high school romance so I'm tapping out .
Jun 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-romance
My favourite part about the book for me is the intelligent cross over of the Adorkable story in this one, I didn't expect it at all and I loved it ( i played it again and again). This book was so blush-worthy and giggle-worthy I loved every second of it. The only thing I didn't like about the book is the title (it was stupid). I had read so many enemies to lovers books this year, but this one is so far my favourite.

Sadie had led a boring good girl life loving her gay bestfriend Kyle so when she
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The Good Girl’s Guide To Being Bad was my third book by Cookie O’ Gorman and once again she didn’t disappoint me. Despite the predictable plot, I really had fun reading this book. This book is what I needed after reading lots of fantasy and sci-fi books. It was light, fun and totally entertaining. Seriously, if you haven’t read her books then you really need to check them out
T.H. Hernandez
The latest release from one of my favorite authors does not disappoint! Sadie has been in love with her gay BFF, Kyle, since forever, so her list of naughty things she’s done is so short, it doesn’t even have one thing on it. After taking an aptitude test that showed she’d be awesome at being a nun, Sadie decides to live a little before high school graduation. She makes a carpe diem list that includes things like parties, a piercing, a tattoo, pulling a prank, and lots and lots of kissing. Consi ...more
Jun 23, 2022 rated it really liked it
Such a cute, fun ya romance! I absolutely loved the banter and sarcasm between the main characters. It reminded me of to all the boys i've loved before in some way? Loved all the references to the other books as well ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
As you all know, I am a huge, HuuGE, HUUGEEE fan of Adorkable. I was so excited to see another book from Cookie and jumped right into it. I loved it. I loved Colton. I loved Sadie. I love it all. I love the way Cookie writes and how she builds up the friendships, the relationships, the romance. I love how this didn't have unnecessary drama. It was wonderful to read through. I was even more happier with the little Becks, Sally, Ash, and Snow cameo. But I neeed more! I need to reread Adorkable aga ...more
Lia Carstairs
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the latest books by Cookie O'Gorman and I LOVED IT!!!😍
But to be honest, it still wasn't as amazing as Ninja Girl.
I could so relate to Sadie, but only at the beginning of the book. (Lol, we both didn't swear..😂)
And I admit that at first, I DESPISED Colton, but eventually he got better. I love Sadie and Colton.💕
Betty was by far my favourite. I mean, who knew that a 72 year old would be so cool and hilarious.🤣
This book was so funny and sweet!!! I wonder who the next book will be
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I freaking LOVED this book !! .. it's cute and everything I was looking for in a book :D
So the story is about Sadie, who is a very timid and "good" girl, she loves her best friend who is gay so she can't have her love, but one day she makes a list to make her have more life experience and she needs help to make it happen .. there comes the "coach" and the twin brother of her friend Colton, and the story picks up from there
this book made my heart full and I'm really satisfied with it and I reall
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

Sadie lives life like she was born 80. She loves ballroom dance, doesn't swear, and is hopelessly in love with her best friend Kyle. The fact that he's gay just makes it unrequited but her heart is set.... she thinks. So when her Carpe Diem list lands in the wrong hands Sadie can't stop the blush forming on her face.

Colten Freaking Bishop, Kyle's twin and the bane of her existence, decides to help "Sister Sadie" complete her Carpe Diem list. While Sadie is mortified she decides he'
Lauren - SERIESous Books
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest voluntary review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I'm a huge Cookie O'Gorman fan -- which says a lot because YA contemporaries are usually not my thing. But she has a great talent for writing charming, genuine characters and some pretty swoon-worthy romances that I often devour her novels in a few sittings.

This was a slower start for me; it took me a few chapters to get into it. It's the scenes C
Nov 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2021, audiobooks
3.5* Typical YA romance, light, funny, heart warming... But OMG this MC gives new meaning to being a "good girl". ...more
Jessica Fether
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always like this author ... cute and fast reads!
T. Vang
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

I love love this book. Cookie O'Gorman can do no wrong. I love reading her books and was excited to buy and read this book asap! I love the main characters Sadie and Colton. The author is so good at describing everything and even making kissing scenes sound so incredibly sexy and romantic. When I read the book, I tried to savor every second of it because I know it has to come to an end eventually. I love how Sadie and Colton has so much character and personality. I LOVE the ending of
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me of Molly E. Lee’s and Maggie Dallen’s work and I really, really like their work! It was fun to see characters from Ninja Girl make a reappearance. I loved this story. (Not for all audiences as there is some swearing and a suggestive scene (but no sex)). Definitely written with a teen audience in mind, but fun for older audiences too. It was fast-paced and fun and the twins were such great characters! I could totally see myself as being a lot like Sadie. I think this newest ...more
This was definitely a keeper. Oddly enough, it’s the third “list” type book I’ve read recently, so it’s a similar premise to other reads, but I think I liked this one the most. Something is incredibly endearing about Sadie. I mean, who TP’s a house, and then leaves a signed note?! 😂 It’s true, it probably wouldn’t hurt her to live a little, but I like the fact that she’s reliable, hangs out with cool old ladies, and tells her parents she loves them. It makes her inordinately likable. And as for ...more
Lissa Rice
**5 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
I have thoroughly loved all of Cookie's books and I always wait eagerly for a new one. And this was another winner. This couple was adorable, I loved Sadie and I loved Colton, and they have so much chemistry, I loved every second. And Sadie's list was a lot of fun, the hi-jinks along the way to completing it were definitely entertaining, the prank was my favorite. I laughed, I cried a little, I couldn't stop smiling, everything I love about a Cookie O'Gorman book. Overall this was another wonder ...more
Sep 28, 2021 rated it it was ok
I can't believe I actually listened to this.

2 stars because the ending had me.

Other than that there were too many things that I didn't like especially the theme: turning a decent person into a bad one just to become sexy and edgy.

The heroine was occasionally too stupid for my liking.

Overall too silly for me.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Put The Good Girl’s Guide To Being Bad on your Carpe Diem list!

Where do I even start?!? Like every Cookie O’Gorman book I’ve read, The Good Girl’s Guide To Being Bad, was so easy to fall in love with! The storyline, the love interest (😍), the leading lady and the “oh-my-gosh-hold-the-phone” moments were all so spectacularly written. I couldn’t put this book down and when I did it was to drink water or eat (which I did very little of lol). This is one of those YA romances that remind you of why

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I loved this story. There’s nothing like a genuine heartfelt story. It had all those feelings that I’ve grown to love — the first realizing that maybe you’ve been crushing on the wrong guy all along.

Sadie is the good girl; she never really strays from the good side. She doesn’t even cuss, she’s never defied her parents. But that’s where the list begins, it's essential to open herself up to take on the challenge. So she knows what it feels like, to explore and experience all those things she’s mi
Annie O
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Adorkable. I loved Ninja Girl. I loved Ethan. But The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad is my absolute favorite book by Cookie O'Gorman so far. Sadie and Colton are so well written. Their interactions are so fun and just make you want to keep reading. I read this one out loud in the car on a long, two-day drive, and every time I had to stop because my voice was giving out, my husband kept telling me to keep reading. The main characters in Cookie's books are always amazing, but I also like h ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful story. I couldn’t stop reading it until I finished. I love this author!
Amy Noe
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this swoon-worthy, but PG rated YA romance. To be fair, it was completely predictable, but sometimes you just really want something with a guaranteed happy ending. I LOVED the characters and the premise of Sadie needing help from her arch nemesis to complete a list of things she wants to do to consider herself less of a well known good girl. This book was just so much fun I couldn't put it down. ...more
Shannon Rook
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You Feel Allllll the Feels

This is one of those books where you yell at the characters for not seeing what you see, but you get so swept up in the story you don't mind. I felt the things the characters felt and am so, so in love with Colton. Cookie O'Gorman writes fantastic books. I highly recommend everything she has written.
Jaime Decker
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Swoon worthy

I was so excited to read this and it did not disappoint. It was a great paced book that was hard to put down.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aeron Trahaearn
Nov 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book gave me butterflies, belly aching laughter, cheek stretching smiles that I couldn't control and an actual blush.
Loved the chemistry between the main characters and loved the authors usual brand of humor. Every character in this book was relatable and I loved that I was so invested in all of them all In all I'd rate it a 10 if I could.
Debra Stone
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute romance

Loved it even though you know the ending. I just want romance like you read about so this doesn't disappoint.
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Cookie O'Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad, The Kissing Challenge (Y ...more

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“I was thinking, sixty years of marriage…and he still looks at her like that.” Colton nodded. “Ah, girly thoughts.” 2 likes
“Do you even hear yourself? Because you seriously sound like such a dork, right now—and a little like Spiderman.” “And as for my mouth being on you…” The words were like a shock to my system. “You should be so lucky, Sadie Day.” When we reached their house, I pulled into the driveway, shut off the engine and turned to face the boy who had always known just what to say to get under my skin. His pierced eyebrow was cocked like I’d known it would be. He wore his usual grin. Colton’s whole face was a mixture of smug and arrogant, and as usual, it pushed all my buttons.” 1 likes
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