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February 02, 2012

Review: Good For You by Tammara Webber - Juhina

Good For You (Between the Lines, #3)
Title: Good For You (Between The Lines #3)
Author: Tammara Webber
Publication date: December 15, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Source: Own
Pages: 383
Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.

Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.

Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
I am a huge fan of Tammara Webber's Between The Lines series, and they are honestly one of my favorite contemporary reads! The first and second books follow Emma and Graham's story, who are Reid's costars, however in this installment, it follows the story of Reid, post losing Emma to Graham and finally coming to terms with it. I had my doubts to be honest, I really wanted the third book to also be about Emma and Graham because they became a favorite of mine. Also this is more like a companion novel to the first two. You can read this without reading the first two, but if you're planning on reading them all, start with the first book, and trust me, you won't be disappointed! 
Reid crashes his one week old porsche, so he lands himself community service to help rebuild the house he crashed into. Enters Dori, the humanitarian volunteer loving preacher's daughter. I loved the bickering and fluttered moments between those two. Dori wants nothing to do with Reid, at the beginning, and Reid takes this up as a challenge. I mean, he's never been rejected, he is the hottest male celebrity right now, think Justin Bieber or Joe Jonas our time. I loved how his character grows throughout the book. From the jerk he usually is, to actually starting to CARE about something, whether its Dori or just giving a crap about his actions and thinking of the consequences.  
As for Dori, throughout the whole book she struggles with her growing attraction towards Reid, she was already set in labeling him as a womanizing Jerk, and usually confided those thoughts to her older sister. Oh and a head's up, but I cried reading this book; yes it's not just a fluffy read, it broke my heart and was very realistic, you don't always get everything you want in life right?
Reid was my least favorite character in this series, and what started off with me sneering at his "charm" and supposed wit, turned into actual likeness to his character, without him actually drastically changing from jerk to saint and me doubting the character change. Tammara webber knows how to write! When I read the first book, I loved it so much and had SUCH high expectations for the second one, usually I end up being disappointed, but Where You Are was as good! and I can say the same thing for the last book, Good For You. 
Overall, I loved Good For You, it was a great contemporary read and I hope all you contemporary lovers give it a try! This has only been released in digital format so it's very easy to get your hands on it. Keep note of this author, because I can't wait for any new novel she releases! Also the author posted that she's planning on writing a fourth book in this series! This is surprising news to me so i'm really excited! Check out her website for more information.

4.5 musical notes

Check out the full series! and my review of Where You Are!
Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)Where You Are (Between the Lines, #2)Good For You (Between the Lines, #3)

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  1. This sounds like a great book, I've planned to read this since ages! Thanks for the review! :)

  2. Wow I didn't know this was the 3rd in a series!

  3. Great review, Juhina!! I had no idea this book was a part of a series, either. It sounds great! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

  4. This novel is extremely well written, but reader beware, it does have a darker side to it as well. Not everything works out for the best for those involved within the pages, and I was shocked by one of the developments. Although completely plausible, I wasn't ready for it, even though I was aware, before reading, that there were some extremely sad elements within it. But, it makes this novel that much stronger and believable, and I'm anxious for the next book in this series, which I hope continues Reid and Dori's journey.