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The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  361 ratings  ·  54 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 promise I was
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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* eARC received from the author in exchange for an an honest review*

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 be
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
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
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
Jessica Fether
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always like this author ... cute and fast reads!
Mai S
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
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
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
Lissa Rice
**5 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
Anjie Basi
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
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

Boundless Book Reviews
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.
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.
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.
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book by Cookie. She writes with such humour and I could really see myself in Sadie. I had to stop myself from buying this book as soon as it was released because I just knew I would devour it as soon as I got hold of it. And it did not disappoint. Her books just keep getting better!
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers.

I don't think that there are adequate words to express how much I loved this book. I was completely enamored with it from start to finish. I read this in a single sitting. I just couldn't step away for a moment.

The plot of the story was so energizing. I was metaphorically sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time waiting for what would happen next. The story was interesting, compelling, and absolutely filled with feel-good moments. I loved the wh
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad is the first (ever) book of Cookie O’Gorman that I’ve read. My first impression about this book is that it will give me a feeling of “light reading” and it totally deliver!

What I liked:
The book cover is nice which is (sort of) appropriate for the whole plot. The book is definitely funny and flirty! It is a love-hate read for me in the beginning but the exchange of ‘sarcastic’ conversations among the characters are funny. I find myself laughing at some parts of
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this author

Great YA read. This was a srory that I was a little hesitant to read but I LOVED how the author handled " being bad." She kept the heroine intact with her personality in a way that was really endearing. Sadie didnt just completely change into a different person which sometime's happens in these types of YA reads. The good girl Sadie is very much the same person and it is quite hilarious. I especially loved the TP scene with the principal. There were a number of edit err
Hayley Bradshaw
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable ♥

Cookie is becoming one of my favorite authors! This is such a cute book - all of the characters are so endearing and lovable. Sadie is the cutest. She’s so innocent, but wants more and I feel like everyone relates to that. The twins are the best - I loved Kyle and Sadie’s relationship. And Colton - oh baby. The chemistry and RST between him and Sadie is off the charts. I loved reading their relationship grow and change.
The entire story was an absolute joy to read. It’s honest and ende
Lisa Barry
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent romance

I have read several books by Cookie and I’ve enjoyed every one! This one was lovely and sooooo fun! If you enjoy sweet romance, definitely give this one a read. :)
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a big fan of the "bad boy" trope, but I adore Cookie O'Gorman so I reluctantly picked it up. I'm so glad I did - another Cookie knockout!
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Such a fun read! Sadie and Colton are definitely made for each other. I love how Colton has this “bad boy” reputation when he truly is just a fierce protector with a heart of gold.
Michele Pumphrey
An enjoyable read

I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters. The plotline was entertaining and I really enjoyed reading about the main character Sadie.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Will look for more book titles by the author. The good girls guide to being bad by Cookie O Gorman
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cuteness overload! <3

I adore Sadie and her Carpe Diem list. I totally get how she wants to get rid of her goody two-shoes image, and her reluctance to let Colton (of all people!) help.
One of my favorite scenes was probably when she got to crossing the prank off her list (and the aftermath - hilarious, and so Sadie-like).

Sadie and Colton are a good match, even if Sadie has to get over her crush on his brother first, and seeing their relationship develop from enemies to friends (with certain
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Cookie O'Gorman writes YA 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 and THE UNBELIEVABLE, INCONCEIVABLE, UNFORESEEABLE TRUTH ABOUT ETHAN WILDER are out now! Her next book, The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad, ...more