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the good girl book coverReviewed by Benish Khan

Mia Dennett is an art teacher with a strained relationship with her family, especially her father who is a prominent Chicago Judge. I enjoyed Mia’s character; I thought she was independent and exactly what a heroine should be like. One night, Mia Dennett is taken away by Colin Thatcher. Now his actual job was to deliver Mia to someone else, however, he decides to defy his superiors and takes her for himself.

The kidnapping is not as clear cut as it seems and there is a deeper meaning behind Colin’s decision to keep Mia. I liked Colin’s character the most–I have a weak spot for bad guys with a good heart! I’m glad that this novel didn’t explore the worst stages of Stockholm Syndrome, if Mia and Colin’s “relationship” even falls into this category. The plot was different and unique. The relationship between Mia and Colin was somewhat romantic, as sick as that sounds. Sure, Colin kidnapped her but kidnapping people was his job. I could appreciate the fact that at least he didn’t harm anyone.

I have been anticipating this read for a while, however, it did begin to disappoint towards the middle. I did not like the ending at all; it was not predictable per se but I would liked to see something more exciting. It was quite a let down because the beginning of the novel was amazing. The twists and turns were fairly well done but also fell apart in the end. The Good Girl was overall a good novel but had flaws that could have been easily avoided.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Benish Khan has her B.A in Psychology and Religion from the University of New York. She’s a psychologist and artist by day, and a bookworm by night. She currently blogs at feministreflections.com.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Harlequin MIRA. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.