Friday, June 6, 2014


Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines
Rock Canyon Romance #3
By: Codi Gary
Releasing May 20th, 2014
Avon Impulse

The bad girl who stole his heart … 

Valerie Willis has done it all: tattoos, one-night stands, even strip poker. And now she can add getting a messy public divorce to that list. Back in her hometown of Rock Canyon, Val just wants to bury her head and wait for the scandal to pass. But when she suddenly finds herself at a singles' weekend face-to-face with former flame Justin Silverton, hiding from her heart—and the sexy Marine—won't be that simple.

Is just too good to let go … 

It's been ten years since Justin kissed Val, but he still remembers the way they just seemed to … fit. Since then he's served his country and helped his father keep their ranch intact, but he's never forgotten Val or her wild ways. So when a twist of fate brings him the chance to chase her across state lines and spend a weekend winning her heart, Justin's all in. Because when he sees something he wants, he fights for it. And he's ready to fight for the right to call this bad girl his one and only.


To start out this review, I have to say that I loved this book! 

I was a little skeptical at first but it totally won me over! 

LOL. Did you have a book hangover from Stolen Course? 

blushing You caught me. 

I have to say that I loved Val. She cracked me up. And she spoke her mind, no matter if it ticked people off. 

Oh yes! She was awesome! I loved how bold and in-your-face she was. Strong female leads are always a selling point for me. I think its my inner feminist winking  I really loved how she stood up to her dad and refused to tow his line after all the crap he dished out to her and her sisters!

I completely agree. I loved her sisters. I hope they get their own books. And speaking of her dad....I know it was a joke about me plotting a torture list but I'm seriously starting to think we need a list of things we wish on horrible evil characters! 

I can't argue with you here. He was awful! I can't even imagine treating your own kids the way he did! But, on the positive side, this just goes to show what kind of talent Codi Gary has, that she could write such a loathsome character and make me/us hate him so profusely!

That's very true. She's extremely talented. Especially in her creation of Justin. day dreaming

I know right! He was so swoon worthy! I loved him! love struck  The perfect mix of hot cowboy, gentleman, and naughty boy all rolled in one!

LOL. Well, being an extreme city girl, I can do without the cowboy/farm boy part but it worked on him. It doesn't hurt that he's a Marine. winking

Lol. This is true! I just love a man in uniform! winking

Unfortunately, we didn't get to actually see him in his uniform. 

No, but I have a good imagination! winking Speaking of uniforms, I really liked Justin's brother, Everett too. His story would also be appreciated! big grin (hint hint)

I agree. I'd love to see a book for Justin's brother. Maybe even with one of Val's sisters...

Oh yes! Caroline! big grin I really liked all the characters in this book! Well, except for that douche bag dad...I think this author really has talent and even though this is my first book by her, I will definitely be looking into more!

I agree, I'm looking forward to reading other books by her. I have to say that I was worried about the Single's weekend. I was afraid I wouldn't like that part of the book, but I loved it.

I know! It was a little out there for me too, but Dorothy was a hoot and I loved the trivia game and how competitive Val and Justin were!

Exactly! Dorothy cracked me up and I loved seeing how great Val and Justin were together when Val was still fighting against getting together with him. 

So in short, this was a funny, sexy and sweet read! I really enjoyed it!

And it's definitely a must read for anyone like loves great heroes that know what they want and go after it! 

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.


  1. Replies
    1. No problem! Thank you for including us. :)

      Lindsay & Nikki

  2. Thank you!!!
    I so enjoyed your review! I couldn't keep the smile off my face, and I have a couple pieces of good news. The next book, Return of the Bad Girl, comes out November 18th and is Caroline's story. :-)
    And Rock Canyon #5 is Everett's story, so don't worry...there is definitely more Justin and Val in your future.
    Plus, in book #5, you'll get to see both Justin and him in full uniform :-)
    So glad you enjoyed it!

    1. OMG! I think we just fangirled! You just totally made our day! We're glad you enjoyed the review. The book definitely deserves it.

      We can't wait to read Everett and Caroline's books. And we're looking forward to seeing Justin in his uniform ;)

      Thank you so much for writing such an awesome book. :)

      Lindsay and Nikki