Only Wyatt has his own plans, and they don’t allow much time for teaching Willow what she would already know if she could just break free of the cool, calculating, proper demeanor that was part of being a Stone. His reputation has served him well through the years and being the black sheep of his family has never bothered him. What does bother him, however, is Willow. She is a mystery to unravel, a present to be cherished, a young woman who just might rock his world by bringing him back into his family’s fold. She was everything they wanted for him and precisely what he had avoided since he started dating.
What will happen when the good girl gets mixed up with the bad boy?
“Hey, doll,” he said in that easy way he had of unnerving me. Slowly he leaned over the bar after pulling up a drink he already had poured. “Cosmo?” He chuckled. “It was your new favorite last night.”
Frozen in place, I paused before speaking. Breathe, Willow. Head high, chin up, chest out. Stones don’t get thrown. That was a paraphrase. My mother never would have spoken so informally. Her advice was sound, though. I pasted a smile on my face and headed to the nearest bar stool, directly across from him. “Good evening, Wyatt,” I said smoothly. “It looks like you’ve been expecting me.” Then I reached for the drink and took a healthy, stabilizing swig.
“Maybe just a little,” he responded with his classic wink. “I mean, how long could a type A like you survive without this.” He patted his vest pocket and after glancing about conspicuously, he pulled it open just enough to reveal the phone secreted within.
I could feel a squeal rising in my throat, it was all I could do to control the sound, but nothing could keep me from diving over the bar with my arm outstretched as I reached for my phone. Naturally, he had simply taken a step back and away from me while stifling a laugh.
“Sorry, doll,” he said while shaking his head. “Nothing in life is that easy. You should know that by now.” His blue eyes stared at me intently.
My stomach was doing somersaults. All I wanted to do was get my phone and go…maybe finish my drink. Instead, he was holding me hostage with my phone. “So now what?” I tried to project this relaxed and confident demeanor, but much like before, in his presence, I was doing a poor job of it.
“Well, I thought we might play a game. You’re fun, right?” He laughed at his cleverness.
“Oh, yeah. I’m loads of fun, especially when I’m loaded…apparently. Again, I ask…now what?” My arms were crossed over my chest now. He was making me good and nervous.
Once again, he leaned over the bar, “Well, I thought I’d ask you some questions…instead of Truth or Dare, we’ll make up our own game…Truth or Truth. I’ll decide if you reveal enough with your response. If you do, with each answer, you earn back a piece of your phone.” He studied me, watching for a reaction.
It was my turn to be calm and collected. I met him on the bar. We were practically nose to nose, separated by my martini glass. Stirring it slowly, I made him wait on my reaction. Then I took the cherry from the rim and popped it into my mouth. After devouring it while he watched, his eyes intense and hungry, I smiled. I had no choice, really. Wyatt had my phone and seemed determined to mess with me. I refused to let him win. Instead, I exuded confidence. “Let’s play.”
~Review by Courtney~
Willow Stone has one focus, success! Like those in her family everything she does is planned, controlled and she doesn’t let anything distract her. Willow finds herself thrust into a competition to be the next sex advice columnist for the magazine she is interning for. Experience and knowledge will surely get her the position, only problem is….she has none of it. Having grown up avoiding any and all distractions Willow is lacking in life experience and this includes anything sexual. When she runs into Wyatt at the bar where he works a decision is made. His experience is going to help her fulfill the sex bucket list she printed off the internet and she will get the job!
I really enjoyed this story. It was a fun and easy read. The author did a great job of creating this snobbish, controlling personality with Willow. You almost don’t like her in the beginning. With the introduction of Wyatt, and as the story progresses, her stone walls begin to crumble and she begins to become a pretty cool character. The story isn’t just about sex and love. It also captures the importance of living life and building bridges with family and friends. I loved the interactions with Molina and I enjoyed the growth between Willow and her mom. I give The Good Girl 4 out of 5 books!
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~About the Author~
What made her decide to be an erotica author?
How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?
Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life’s cliche moments spicy.
Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.