The Good Girls by Teresa Mummert ~ Review & Quote-tastic

The Good Girls was a great read, but different from what I thought it would be. Have you read anything by Teresa Mummert before?
Title: The Good Girls
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: NA F/F Romance
Published: April 6th 2015

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My life was meticulously planned and I refused to deviate from that path. While my peers were partying, I prepared for the future. Then a tragic event destroyed everything and I learned that while I was looking ahead, I forgot to live in the moment.

Starting over seemed impossible until I met Cara McCarthy, who lived every day like it was her last. She opened my eyes to a world of chaos and disorder. I loved every minute of it. She was also dating Tristan Adams, one of the most gorgeous men I’d ever seen.

The three of us became inseparable. Our parents were oblivious and soon lines became blurred, feelings began to grow, and someone’s heart was going to get broken. I hoped it wasn’t mine.

I’ve had my eye on The Good Girls for a while, and decided to snap it up when it was on sale. I finally made time to read it but I thought it to be a little different from what the blurb portrayed. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a good read, but I expected it to be a lighter kind of read with some sizzling scenes to get me blushing. The Good Girls was about two girls who are a little unsure about their sexuality, and how they deal with the feelings of their families and the attitudes of people in a small town. It was emotional, gut-wrenching and intense.

Ellie was raised by her single mother, and after a tragic accident was sent to live with her father. She has to start over in a new town with no friends and a father she doesn’t know. She seems lost, but soon strikes up a friendship with Cara, the girl who lives with her father and his girlfriend Dawn. Soon, they are sneaking out with Cara’s boyfriend Tristan and his friends.

I enjoyed the alternating perspectives in this book, so I could see the struggles that both girls were going through. The friendship between Ellie and Cara developed quickly and lines were blurred early on. They were both attracted to one another, but they both felt very alone and neither of them had anyone to support them. Their families and the community shied upon same sex relationships, and so they both struggled with their feelings. They both made decisions to keep the peace, and to prevent heartbreak down the road.

I loved Brody! He was a good guy and he became close friends with Ellie. He initially harboured feelings for Ellie, but they ended up forming a strong friendship where he supported Ellie and eventually Cara with anything they needed.

The Good Girls was a difficult and emotional journey. My heart broke numerous times at what the girls had to deal with. Teresa Mummert knows how to write a story that will impact you and leave you emotionally wrecked. This was a fantastic read that will stay with me for a long time.

This was a sweet moment between Ellie and Cara.

“I want to know you.” My eyes searched hers as her lips parted and a small sigh escaped her. Her soft lips pressed against mine, unmoving. My fingers slid into her hair, tangling in the long strands as I held her against me.

Kindle Pg 106

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Teresa MummertI was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen, I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty-three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually, I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment, I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the White Trash Trilogy, The Note, Perfect Lie, Pretty Little Things, Honor series, Safe Word, Rellik, The Good Girls, and Something Wicked.

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