The Do-Gooder

The Do-Gooder

Jessie L. Star / Jun 05, 2020

The Do Gooder A college girl tries to make up for her bad karma by doing one good deed for anyone willing to ask a witty sweet romance perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Abbi Glines Lara Montgomery is no goo

  • Title: The Do-Gooder
  • Author: Jessie L. Star
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A college girl tries to make up for her bad karma by doing one good deed for anyone willing to ask a witty, sweet romance perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Abbi Glines.Lara Montgomery is no good Having been scorned by her classmates since high school, she s used to it From where she s sitting, the one with notches on the bedpost has fun anyway At least,A college girl tries to make up for her bad karma by doing one good deed for anyone willing to ask a witty, sweet romance perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Abbi Glines.Lara Montgomery is no good Having been scorned by her classmates since high school, she s used to it From where she s sitting, the one with notches on the bedpost has fun anyway At least, that s what she tells herself.Really, a small part of her hopes that her massive amounts of bad karma can be neutralized by wearing her Do Gooder hat that thing she does where she ll complete one good deed for anyone who asks And she does an amazing job at it, if she does say so herself Still, there s one thing she knows she can t make better, no matter how many problems she solves for other people on the night her brother died, she was off hooking up with his not so single best friend, Fletch.It s been three years since that night, and Fletch just wants her to let it go To him, her persistence with the good deeds only serves to remind everyone in their small university town about what they did As it is, they can t help but get into a heated argument every time they run into each other on campus And yet, neither of them can seem to stop that pesky electricity that runs between them whenever they get too close.

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      • Jessie L. Star

        Whilst digging through her childhood scribblings, Jessie L Star discovered a thrilling saga by her six year old self entitled Jessie has Lost her Sock This sweeping epic spanned all four corners of her childhood house in outback South Australia as the sock was hunted down spoiler, it was in Jessie s bed all along Many years later and the urge to write is still going strong, although lost socks have been replaced with a raft of characters destined to snark and banter at each other until, ultimately, falling in love.Jessie studied Business at Uni where she primarily learnt that writing and talking were very much her thing and that dealing with numbers was very much not.


    1. Definitely a YA story with plenty of heart and emotion. I have to say this book was a surprising one for me. I guess I did not expect the level of heated anticipation and in-depth love/hate relationship between the two main characters.Lara is an angry, sarcastic person that has the weight of the world on her shoulders. The only way she knows how to amend herself is by doing good deeds, for which she catches a lot of flak from Fletch. The only problem with that is the burning desire and heat betw [...]

    2. 4.5 Starsrpmbt-blog/rpmbt/review-thThe Do-Gooder by Jessie L. Star was a book that kept me intrigued from beginning to end. This was the first book by this author that I’ve read, and it definitely will not be the last.From the prologue all the way through the epilogue, I was drawn into this story and was unable to put my Kindle down. Lara and Fletch’s story wasn’t your typical romance, and all the twists and turns that Jessie L. Star took us on kept me hooked.Lara feels after all the thing [...]

    3. Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace3.5 StarsI wasn't really sure what I was getting myself into when I picked this one up, as I hadn't read anything by Jessie L. Star before. Once I began though, I was swept away into the world the author created. Lara had made it her mission to help anyone who came to her for help, and Fletch couldn't understand why she wouldn't go back to the girl she was before, to stop with the deeds and forgive herself. The Do-Gooder was a fun, lighter read about a s [...]

    4. 4.5 StarsThis book was so different from most of the books that I've read. The thing that stood out the most for me was that it was written in both first person and third person. The heroines POV is written in first person and alternates chapters with the heroes POV, which was written in third person. I don't ever remember reading a book written this way and I realize that a lot of people won't love it but it worked for me.Lara and Fletch have a complicated history, one that Fletch doesn't want [...]

    5. The plot was a bit slow. Lara was an irritating character. I found myself skimming a lot. But it came to a nice, clean, feel-goody end so yay. Also, it might just be a pet peeve, but the author used the word succinct/succinctly all the dern time! Butat was probably just my own neurosis showing through.

    6. If you haven't read a Jessie Star book, you're missing out. She excels at writing great chemistry between the romantic leads. Download the free sample to this book and you'll see what I mean. It's there right from the first page. She also has a knack for writing feisty heroines who won't back down. This is a nice change of pace from the usual shy, self-conscious heroines in most romance books. Lara is a bit prickly and stubborn, but I really enjoyed reading her character development. Her shenani [...]

    7. I read this book when it was still posted on Fictionpress. Jessie Star has a way with words. She makes her characters come alive. The Do-Gooder is one of my favorites from her books. It is an amazing story that will make you want to cry, laugh, smile and then get all mushy. I would recommend this book to everyone. The characters in this book are very well developed. You can feel all the emotions that they are experiencing. Lara Montgomery is a quite complex character that may seem like a b*tch o [...]

    8. Note: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I struggled with this one and gave up about half way through. I was intrigued by the premise and liked it at first. I enjoyed Lara. She was a smart, tough, take no BS heroine. But I was not feeling the romance between her and Fletch. Their chemistry did not come across well on the page. The story ended up dragging and couldn't hold my interest. I ultimately didn't end up finishing it because I grew bored about ha [...]

    9. Copy received from Simon & Schuster Australia for an honest reviewI am not going to lie - this little blogger is an old fart, and does not read much YA - I kinda feel a bit pervy thinking the guys are hot when I am old enough to be their mum!This was my first Jessie L Star read, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked it up, however I was hooked from the first word to the last.It is a book full of emotion, guilt, hope. I was not expecting the depth of emotion that I felt throughout the [...]

    10. As far as Jessie Star books go, this one takes the top. This was the first book I read by this author and I was a little unsure about reading it, but I am sure glad I did! Now, I can't get enough of this author! I just love Lara. She's a strong character, but is not Mary Sue. She cares for people, but puts up a wall. I love the lead couple and all of their struggles. I don't want to say too much and give it away, but I would strongly recommend this!

    11. I felt like Jessie Star's writing really shone in The Do-Gooder. Not only were her characters complicated and incredibly well-developed, but the plot and the themes explored in this story went deeper than in her previous stories. This one was a little grittier, a litter sharper, and I thought it was brilliant.

    12. Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!Find this review and more on my blog The Rest Is Still Unwritten!The Do-Gooder is Jessie L. Star’s recently released novel and is an emotional and intriguing NA about redemption, self-deprecation and the power to forgive oneself.Lara Montgomery is not a good girl…far from it. She has a reputation and an attitude that’s seen her scorned by the majority of her peers at the U [...]

    13. The Do-Gooder isn’t your typical romance novel — in a genre full of bad guys chasing the good girls, it was refreshing to find the story of a good guy being caught up in the affections of a bad girl. Lara has a reputation around campus, yet she doesn’t care. Whilst the people on campus go out of their way to slut-shame her, Lara doesn’t let it get to her and maintains an aura of confidence and boldness. To ‘atone’ for her ‘sins’ (yes, they’re in quotation marks deliberately!), [...]

    14. The Do-Gooder intrigued me from the moment I saw the title, and after reading the synopsis, I couldn't wait to read it! The love/hate/fighting relationship is one of my favorite tropes and I'm always down for reading one. And Ms. Star definitely delivered - it was excellent and I enjoyed reading The Do-Gooder! I can honestly say that in all the books I've read, with all the heroines I've met, I've never met one like Lara - she is without a doubt one of a kind. Lara is confident, driven, determin [...]

    15. *** ARC provided by author for an honest review ***The ‘Do-Gooder’ by Jessie L. Star is surely your next read of 2017. I haven't read anything by her yet until this novel and it is a great read.The Do-Gooder, started out with an intriguing prologue. I found myself wanting to finish this whole book in one night. Her characters came alive through these pages. Some authors have a hard time keeping their storylines flowing, but Jessie was able to keep her’s intact.Lara wasn't that type of girl [...]

    16. Originally I thought the premise of this story sounded pretty good--could be cute, definitely showed promise. I started the book, and initially wasn't terribly crazy about Lara's character. She's just so darn prickly and jaded, it felt like an effort to get to know her. Fletch showed some promise, though, so I kept reading.I'm not even sure what point I was at--30%? 40%?--when I suddenly realized that I really did care an awful lot about both Fletch and Lara. The more she revealed herself to the [...]

    17. Pocket Star and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Do-Gooder. This is my honest opinion of the book.Lara Montgomery tries to make up for prior bad acts by doing a good deed for anyone who requests assistance. Her zeal to help others as an act of atonement stems from the night her brother Donny died and she was otherwise occupied with his best friend Fletcher. Bound to see each other on their small college campus, the run-ins between the two only seem to fuel that which lingers [...]

    18. Lara has made some mistakes in lifecluding, she thinks, an affair with her deceased brother's best friend. Three years later, she has little care of her own reputation and is known to many as the "do-gooder." A person you can come to and ask a favor - one per person - and Lara will do her best to help. She stumbles a bit when Fletch, the aforementioned fella, can't stay out of her business. He wants to watch out for her - while seeming to judge her at the same time. Lara tries really hard not to [...]

    19. While I loved the premise of this story I didn't love what I read and I think that was mostly because Lara is such an unlikable character. She's very complex but she even acknowledges that when it's all stripped back, she's just a bitch. There are redeeming qualities to her though and she start to put things right which made it a little easier to connect with her but it was probably too little too late. While it was still a very decent read, the constant use of larger synonyms made it fell like [...]

    20. 3.5 StarsThis was well written with highly developed characters that I felt drawn to discover and see change. My biggest stuggles were the pacing and Lara's personality. There were times that I wanted the story to hurry along, but I stayed invested and was rewarded with a sweet and satisfying ending. Lara never really won me over. Her self-blame and prickly personality wore thin at times while the turn-around came late with little time to enjoy it. Overall, worth the read and it piqued my intere [...]

    21. When I'm in the mood for fluff, Jessie Star hits the sweet spot for me. The characters are just quirky and interesting enough to make them stand out from most of those you find in chick lit, and there's a healthy amount of humor to break up the tension. I could do without the epilogue, but still a story I could listen to for hours through a long flight. Recommended if you're looking for a fun and fast-paced read with sizzling romance!

    22. 3.5 stars! I loved the setting and the story is quirky and a bit different, but well-written. I will look for more from this author.

    23. My Review:I had no idea what to expect going into this book. I've never read this author, or even heard of her before, but I the publisher contacted me and I liked the sound of the synopsis, so I warily agreed to try it. OMG! You allis book was so freaking good. I am completely blown away. The story is fantastic and the emotion to the two main characterse author does an amazing job showing all those little nuances and tells that make a story so deep and so good. Wow. This book was just phenomena [...]

    24. This book totally took me by surprise. I found that I didn't want to put it down and was couldn't wait to get back to it. It's the first by Jessie Star that I've read so I had no idea about her writing. It's simply wonderful and another example of a very smart YA read. The characters are engaging and the story line is well crafted.Lara and Fletch are complex characters and their relationship and history even more so. Lara's "do good" activities are driven by her need to atone for a sin perceived [...]

    25. Not always a huge New Adult fan, but this was equal parts funny and emotional. I liked the concept and totally bought into the romance. Can't wait to read more from this author!

    26. This is the first book I read by this author and i had heard great things about this book so i thought i would give it a go and i was pleasantly surprised it was a nice little read with a great story line.I would try more from this author

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