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Monday, January 21, 2013

Review: Nice Girl (Girl Series) by Kate Baum

Graduate student Grace Locke moves from the Midwest to New York City to complete her Masters degree in Criminology. She longs to one day be a college professor. It is a field that is dominated by men. She is worried about succeeding in such an atmosphere. Past sexual relationships have caused her to feel intimidated. Her experiences with college men have left her jaded and unsatisfied. She gives herself a challenge. Time to toughen up or she won’t make it in a career she yearns for. She decides to surround herself with alpha males so that she can practice becoming what she sees as a strong confident woman. She finds power and defiance in her new attitude...until Vinnie. 

When Grace takes a part time secretarial job at a private investigator office, she assumes it will be interesting to watch how the cases unfold. It is close to her campus apartment and gives her the extra cash she needs as a struggling college student. Even more perfect is that the office is surrounded by street wise hardened males. Now, she can get the needed practice at increasing her confidence among men. She wasn’t prepared for Vinnie Lewis. A former hit man who decides to go straight, he is the ultimate “bad boy”. After growing up with a prostitute mother on the streets of New York City, he has no patience for nice girls like Grace. He is difficult to work with. She finds him just plain scary with his six foot four frame, bulging biceps, and a scar from a former knife fight that goes across his right ear to his chin. She shakes in his presence but then ……. is shocked when she can’t stop thinking of him.

*****Contains graphic sex scenes. For adults only *****

Kitten's Review:

I have to say that it is very rare that I find a book that I just can’t put down until I finish it.

Nice Girl was one of those books. It surprised me on many levels that I was so totally taken with this story. I think for the most part was I honestly liked all the characters. So much so that I yelled out when it was over! I didn’t want it to end and it was nearly 3 AM when I finished this book. I had to know from the moment she met Vinnie what was going to happen. He was hard, cold, alpha… and the romance was honest. Too many times we get the obvious formula. Characters meet in the first chapter, Characters have some sexual tension, characters hump by chapter four. That didn’t happen in the book.

It was honest.


I honestly felt the progression and the build up into first friendship, then them actually falling in love with one another. My heart broke for Grace and Vinnie more than once, but I got it. I was crying I was laughing I was rooting for Grace when she would get cheeky with Vinnie. And god I loved when he brought his flirt on with her. Because she was so totally not ready for flirt from the likes of Vinnie, but she sure pulled it off with ease. I don’t relate with Grace in many ways. However, in a lot I do. I want to be that strong confident woman first and foremost. However, I don’t think Anthony’s kink is perverted lol.

I’m gonna beg Kate for Anthony’s book, because I honestly think that he needs one. I feel bad for him, only because I relate with people thinking I’m ‘messed up’ because I’m a little kinky. Normally romances just don’t pull me in. I get bored and just let the book lie down. Something endeared me to this story though. I was totally lost and just couldn’t put it down. I wanted it to work, and it even ended on a note that a lot would need to be worked on.

I can’t wait for the rest of the series, but I have to say that Nice Girl was a book I would recommend to all my friends. Cheeky, fun, clever, and honest; what a great book!

**I received this book from the author in return for an honest review**

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