When Willow Stone discovers that she is in competition with the exotic and worldly Molina for the coveted position of sex advice columnist, she realizes it's time to up her game. Though she has impeccable writing skills, there's no denying that a lifetime of being the good girl has left her ill prepared for this position. Realizing it's her lack of experience that will keep her from achieving this dream, she decides to proposition the bad boy who once lived in her college dorm that always had a stream of women doing the walk of shame from his room on a nearly nightly basis. Surely someone that shallow, that experienced, and that wildly attractive could teach her a thing or twenty.
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, 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?
A sexual bucket list?? If that’s not an idea to get you one-clicking, then I don’t know what is. A sex advice columnist with next to no experience?? That’s fun, too. Two very different people, coming together and realising they maybe aren’t so different after all?? Uh huh, now you’ve definitely got me. Fair to say that The Good Girl has all the hallmarks of a good book and a book that I want to read – and fast. So I did. And I enjoyed it. I think you will too.
Willow Stone has lived her life in a way that is befitting the Stone name. She does well in school, behaves as she should and is working hard at making a respectable dream – to be a journalist – come true. That dream is closer than ever when she is put forward for the position of sex advice columnist at the magazine she is interning at. There’s a problem though. She’s competing with her very sexy, very experienced frenemy, Molina. Oh, and Willow has always been a good girl, so she’s not quite so experienced. Wyatt Evans has lived his life in the way he has wanted to – the Evans name be damned. Willow watched as a steady stream of girls made the walk of shame from his dorm room at their college, so when she spies him behind the bar one night, she thinks maybe she has a plan for gaining the knowledge she needs to get the position she’s after...Will the bad boy can teach the good girl how to let go and loosen up, or will they both learn something else entirely?
The book opens with a list of 50 sexual experiences to try before you die – and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t carefully study it and work out a) what I could already check off (you’re toast numbers 18 and 29 – I won’t admit to any others...) and b) what I want to check off (again, I admit nothing). It’s a fun, interesting way to start a book and it engaged me immediately. It also ensured that I kept flicking back to remind myself what numbers were being completed by Willow and Wyatt. While I found the constant references to “being a Stone” a little repetitive, I loved the changing nature of Willow’s relationship with her mother –and with Molina – and I found the chemistry between Willow and Wyatt to be off the charts. Wyatt has all the pieces and parts that make a bad boy, but he was surprisingly thoughtful and casual enough to play off Willow’s uptight nature. Simply, this book about a good girl, a bad boy and an attempt to learn more about sex is HAWT. Just as it should be. It’s not a super long book either, so it’s the perfect read for a quiet afternoon at home. Maybe your hubby will take the kids off your hands and you can complete number 22 on the sexual bucket list – read erotica.
The Good Girl is a standalone book, no cliffhanger.
~ Review by Beth
How do you become a sex columnist when you have always been the good girl? This is Willow’s problem in The Good Girl. Willow is a Stone; raised a specific way and has always done what she is told. But her internship is possibly allowing her to become a sex advice columnist – only having sex with two guys and not enjoying it isn’t going to allow her to give good advice. Enter Wyatt, the bad boy from her college dorm who always had a girl coming out of his room. Together, they decide to get Willow the necessary experience by completing a sex bucket list to get her the job.
The Good Girl was a short, funny, steamy read! The banter between Willow and Wyatt was entertaining. I loved how naïve Willow was and how that didn’t seem to faze Wyatt in the slightest. I look forward to reading more from Emma Nichols
~ Review by Tiffany
Without thinking, I walked toward him and wrapped my arms around his neck. Wyatt smiled down at me slightly. It was obvious he was wondering what I was doing, where this was going. Honestly, I didn’t know. It’s not like I planned this. All I knew was that at the moment, I had to be close to him, had to have my lips on his. There was something truly perfect about the way his hands fit on my lower back, something magical in his touch. Up until now, I hadn’t been able to put a name to that feeling. Nothing in life had prepared me for it. This was lust.
Capturing my lips with his, Wyatt groaned deep inside. The vibration went through me, tickling and shocking my lady parts awake. His hands roamed up and down my sides until the intensity of our kiss had him hauling my body as close to his as physics would allow. Again, I found myself melting into him, wanting all of him, more of him than I ever had before. My hands were in motion, one behind his neck, ensuring he could make no quick escape, the other felt the planes of his face, the angles of his jaw, until I had fingers knotted in his thick dark hair. Damn, he was good.
Ever so slowly, reluctantly even, he finally broke off the kiss. “Why?” I whimpered in confusion.
Gently he pried my hands from around his neck and held them in his. Kissing each hand affectionately, he gradually released me. “Twenty-nine,” he said, almost proudly.
“What?” I asked as I shook my head, trying to clear it enough for thought. The kisses had blinded me almost as much as he was blindsiding me with this.
“Your list,” he said simply. Then he turned and headed into the bathroom.
“My list.” Walking over to the counter, I found that fucking list, right where we left it. There it was…#29: Making out with no sex long after you’re no longer a virgin. I was really beginning to hate that list.
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.