Review: For a Goode Time Call... by Jasinda Wilder (Goode Girls #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

I may have hesitated for a minute about reading the first book in Jasinda Wilder's new spin-off series, but that was solely due to the fact that I've yet to read her Badd Brothers series, which is what inspired this spin-off. Well, thank goodness I decided to bite the bullet and dive in anyway because if this series starter is the standard by which the rest of the books will be measured, then sign me up for every single one of the stories to follow. I've also added the original series to my never-ending to-be-read list because my curiosity is now lambasting me for not having read them sooner and I must rectify the error of my ways once my schedule permits or else suffer in humiliating silence.

Goode Girls kicks off with For a Goode Time Call... and we're introduced to Ink Isaac, a thirty-year-old artist and tattoo shop owner who's lived his entire life in Alaska, and Cassandra Goode, a twenty-two-year-old dancer whose career is in limbo after suffering a leg injury. When Ink (yes, his name really is Ink, and no, it's not a nickname) rescues Cassie (yes, she prefers to be called Cassie, but yes, she rather likes Ink calling her "Little Sparrow") from falling into the waters of the Ketchikan channel, it sparks the beginning of a friendship that quickly feels like more. Both Ink and Cassie have their insecurities and have been traumatized by past rejection, but maybe they could try with each other. Is this just a temporary good time for either of them, or could this be something more for them?

There was so much about this book that I adored. I fell for Ink and Cassie. She says it herself: he wasn't her type, but sometimes, it's what we think we don't want that turns out to be exactly what we need, and goodness but how these two needed each other. Theirs was a connection that went beyond the sexual, and I loved seeing them slowly--and sometimes painfully--make their way outside of their self-imposed barricades and flourish together. There's a smattering of supporting characters--most of whom, I'm guessing, found their happily-ever-afters in the Badd Brothers series--but this truly was all about Ink and Cassie. They were, at times, frustrating, but my affection for both of them never waned. I was absolutely emotionally invested in these two, and I loved seeing them make their way to their much-deserved happy ending. For a good read, pick up For a Goode Time Call... ASAP. Five stars. ♥

Release Date: 28 February 2020

Date Read: 28 February 2020

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