ARC Review: Out On Good Behavior

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Out On Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Format/Source: eARC, courtesy of the author. Thank you, Dahlia!
Part of a series? Yes! It is the third (and I believe last) in the Radleigh University series

Frankie Bellisario knows she can get anyone she sets her sights on, but just because she can doesn't mean she should—not when the person she's eyeing is Samara Kazarian, the daughter of a southern Republican mayor. No matter how badly Frankie wants to test her powers of persuasion, even she recognizes some lines aren't meant to be crossed.

But when Frankie learns she's been on Samara's mind too, the idea of hooking up with her grows too strong to resist. Only Sam's not looking for a hookup; she wants—needs—the real thing, and she's afraid she'll never find it as long as Frankie's in her head.
Forced to choose between her first relationship and losing the girl who's been clawing her way under her skin, Frankie opts to try monogamy...under her own condition: 30 days of keeping things on the down low and remaining abstinent. If she fails as hard at girlfriending as she's afraid she might, she doesn't want to throw Samara's life into upheaval for nothing. But when neither the month nor Frankie's heart go according to plan, she may be the one stuck fighting for the happily ever after she never knew she wanted.

(As always, my review at a glance template is from the awesome Alex @ Fiery Reads.)

TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears | fits well with the rest of the series
STAR RATING: all the stars | 5 stars | 4.5 stars | 4 stars | 3.5 stars | 3 stars | 2.5 stars | 2 stars | 1 star
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | dual 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: basic but well done | original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy | mysterious | fun | sad
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | okay | new favorite characters | book boyfriend
ROMANCE: none | steamy | adorable | ship it | didn’t ship it | cheesy | predictable | love triangle | instalove | OTP
DIVERSITY: none | black | jewish | asian | indian | lgbt+ | mental health | male narrator | body | culture

At this point, you all should already know that I am OBSESSED with Dahlia's books. I love her Radleigh series, and ever since we were introduced to Frankie in Last Will and Testament, I've been (not so) patiently awaiting her book. Pretty much all you need to know is that its super hot, super gay, and there are some pretty solid YA book references throughout the novel, including a shoutout to one of my OTPs. Frankie is hilarious, and I lived for the banter and chemistry between her and Sam. I also loved reading her interactions with her friends. Out On Good Behavior is a swoony romance featuring a pan MC (which is AWESOME) and a solid friendship group. This book, as well as the other two books in the series, are everything you could ever want in an NA novel. Definitely pick it up when it releases Tuesday!

Have you read the Radleigh series? What did you think? Are you reading proud this month? Let me know all the things!


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