Bad Boys Do is the second installment of Victoria Dahl's
Donovan Brothers trilogy. When I first discovered Ms.
Dahl's contemporary romances I have to admit to not being
too impressed. Then I read Crazy For Love and my mindset
began to change. With the Donovan Brothers trilogy I have
been completely converted and now I'm a big fan! We were
first introduced to Jamie in Good Girls Don't, and at the
time we were led to believe that he lived life on his charm
and good looks, but as we find out in Bad Boys Don't there's
quite a bit more to Jamie than what he projects as a general
We already know that Eric holds Jamie responsible for
blowing a deal to expand the brewery, but what we learn in
Bad Boys Do is that while Eric's idea for expansion didn't
work, Jamie has his own ideas on business growth. We also
learn that Jamie has a serious side, and will do what it
takes to make his idea a success including taking a business
class. It is in the class where he again meets the uptight
Olivia Bishop. Their previous encounter was at the brewery
where Olivia was attempting to leave her broken marriage
behind, and learn to embrace the fun side of life. It's not
until she and Jamie strike a deal that both their dreams
begin to become reality.
However as is often the case reality doesn't come without a
bump or two in the road, and with Jamie and Olivia there are
several bumps to overcome as neither is entirely secure with
who they are and what potential they have.
As I turned the last page in BAD BOYS DON'T I was thrilled
to see that Jamie and Olivia are working towards not only
falling in love with each other, but loving themselves as
well. In my opinion a totally satisfying ending, and one
that offers good closure to those readers who are not going
to be continuing on to find out what happens with the
expansion, and to read about Eric, and whomever his heroine
turns out to be.
Olivia Bishop is no fun. Thatâ€™s what her ex-husband said.
And thatâ€™s what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her
trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life.
Sheâ€™s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not
throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her
book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired
beauty realizes that troubleâ€”in the form of sexy Jamie
Donovanâ€”may be too tempting to avoid.
Jamie Donovan doesnâ€™t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak
in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now
itâ€™s time to grow up. Heâ€™s even ready for a serious romance.
But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has
ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?