*I received a free copy of Good Time from Rutherford Press via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *
Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Published by Rutherford Press on 6 November 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
There’s one thing you should know.
I wasn’t that drunk.
I was more than sober enough to put a stop to it.
The truth is, it was my idea. I’m the one who suggested it.
I knew it was crazy, but it’s not as if I’d be the first girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t even be the last girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas.
So what’s my excuse? I liked him. I liked the idea that he’d be stuck with me, just for a little bit.
Because nothing good ever lasts, so you might as well have a good time while you can.
GOOD TIME is a standalone romantic comedy set in the same world as Good Girl.
This is Payton & Vince's story.
Good Time was hilarious, don’t you think, Wifey? I was reading on the train back from Zurich this weekend, and I not only laughed out loud, I also snorted. Loudly. So that not only my daughter turned her head to look at me – other people on the train did as well. Payton was so funny – and she didn’t even mean to be, what did you think of her?
Omigosh was Good Time hilarious!! I also giggle-snorted and I had to read parts aloud to Hubs because my reactions made him curious. Payton was funny without ever meaning to be. Being in her head, listening to her justify her actions to herself…I don’t know how anyone could NOT love her! She’s quirky and smart and resilient and adorable. And I just knew she’d make Vince fall. 😉
Of course, when we talk about Good Time, we have to give many, many mentions to Vince. What did you think of him? I fell in love with him. The serious guy – who is the owner of a strip-club. But who also is a really good man, one who wants order around him. And then Payton came around and brought not only a little chaos, but a lot of fun as well.
Vince. *Sigh* I fell in love with him too. The more we found out about him the more I loved him. He was a good guy – sweet, genuine, generous, compassionate. He took the time to get to know her, have fun with her. Seriously, I want a Vince of my own. (okay, not really. I am happily married. But I might see if I can get Hubs to read this one 😉 )
I loved how Payton had no filter whatsoever. The things that came out of her mouth were almost unbelievable. And I loved even more how Vince dealt with her craziness. He definitely needed a little crazy in his life, and I think Payton was the perfect girl to give it to him.
Absolutely no filter. Things flew out of her mouth, sometimes when she didn’t intend for them to. She was a force to be sure. The taco song?!? LOL I loved the way he was with Payton, how he treated her. Her whirlwind of chaos and unpredictability definitely disrupted his perfect order and yet he took it all in stride. And even if she annoyed him he never showed it, just took a deep breath and considered whatever she’d done or said. The perfect guy for kismet to have paired Payton with. 😉
There are so many quotes I could share from Good Time, some that made me laugh so hard my tummy hurt. Others for Safe and Sexy (dibs for this week!!), and yet others just to show how well done the romantic elements were done. Of course, the hot scenes were scorching, so that definitely helped as well. The adventurous side of Payton, and her spontaneity went so well with Vince and his more mature ways. I actually want more of those two. I did not get enough!
I’d like more of Vince and Payton, too. They were good together – in all ways. As Payton said, you’d be surprised by how much you have in common with someone you’re so different from. The sexy was smoking – just the kissing was amazing! – and Payton’s openness to whatever Vince might like to do – even though he wasn’t too kinky – made them a perfect pair.
I also loved how Payton talked to the reader directly. I felt like she and I were friends. And we totally could be. I’d be the more mature, and slightly calmer, older friend, though. But my, we’d have a lot of fun together.
We’d make quite the trio because I want Payton as my friend as well and you and I come as a package deal. 😉 Payton’s delivery made the story even more hysterical – telling me how something felt because she was certain I’d never had that happen to me or at least she hoped not because it didn’t feel good. Yep. I loved the stream of consciousness. We’d have so much fun the three of us!
Do you think Aston continues to rise as a rom-com star? I think she’s not at her peak yet (even if I absolutely loved Good Time!). Or maybe that’s just me hoping her future books will bring me just as much joy? And now I feel like I’m thinking like Payton – all thoughts I have need to be shared with you, wifey 😉
Aston certainly continues her rise as a rom-com star! Every book has been better than the last and that’s saying something since I’ve adored them all. With Good Time she delivered exactly that, a good time. And I’m thinking Aston will continue on this path, bring us even more goody-goodness with each book!