Title: A Good Little Girl Like You (Westerley #2)
Author: Sage Ardman
Published Date: Expected July 1st 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
“Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?”
–Wicked Witch of the West
What do you get when you combine a surfing billionaire, a globe-trotting businesswoman, and The Wizard of Oz?
O.E. Orton has a very large bank account and an even larger ego. Ever since he struck it rich, there’s nothing he can’t have, including a California beach house where he goes to surf. One night at a party, he makes an unusual wager that involves his pride, his money, his finesse with women, and surfing. He’ll be sorry.
Rebecca Moore specializes in international negotiations. She flies all over the world for her work and speaks many languages. But regardless of her language skills, she’s going to have a hard time communicating with O.E. Orton.
And what about The Wizard of Oz? Does it play an important part in their budding romance? Do they walk on the Yellow Brick Road and visit the Emerald City? Do we meet Dorothy, the Wizard, the Witch, and even Toto? Yes!
The characters are well developed and fairly believable. I know plenty of people who are in love with anything Disney, and I’m sure there are many who are equally in love with the Wizard of Oz series (which the two main characters of the book are). The references to the Wizard of Oz were cute, but sometimes too much for me. There seems to be a current trend to have give characters excessive wealth and success, and the characters in this book follow that trend. Realistically, the wealth within the group of friends does vary as does the source of the wealth.
O.E. Orton’s character is a billionaire braggart who who needs to be taken down a few notches (by his friends) for his own good. The idea of a wealthy person hiding his identity so that prospective girlfriends who are only interested in money can be vetted out isn’t new, but the bet that Orton takes to not use his wealth as bait for dates is original.
Rebecca seems pretty shallow in her thoughts–she has a lot of issues with Orton’s lack of money, lifestyle and attitude. A convenient run in with a fist gives Orton an opportunity to keep his mouth shut and become a good listener which Rebecca finds more attractive.
The story is well paced, doesn’t get bogged down with unnecessary information or tangental story lines. I enjoyed the book, but there were a plot points that I felt were overplayed. Overall, this is a creative, light-hearted romance. A perfect vacation read.
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