Good for You Review

Good for You (Between the Lines, #3) by Tammara Webber
Release Date: December 15, 2011
Age: Mature Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Format: e-book
Source: Author
Buy it: Amazon

Other books in this series:
Between the Lines
Where You Are (Between the Lines, #2)
Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it. Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human. Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
So, I'm pretty sure fans of the first 2 books are going to be a little skeptical like I was about this one, a whole book about Reid Alexander didn't seem appealing. But, I love Tammara and her books and when she sent me a copy (which I am so thankful that she did) I started it as soon as I had the chance and I finished it in record time (one sitting) loving every beautiful, and paint splattered, moment. I want everyone to know, it's by far my favorite book of the series!

The contrast between Reid's world of glitz and glamour and Dori's simple life is absolutely mind blowing, not to mention how completely different they are personality-wise.  Dori is this incredibly brilliant altruistic soul and I think anyone who has followed this series knows, Reid is far from being selfless. In books 1 and 2 he's a completely self centered and arrogant jerk who is only ever happy when he's making others miserable. But, we get to see a new Reid in Good for You, and he's pretty spectacular.

I know, I know, it's Reid Alexander! Aren't we supposed to hate Reid Alexander? I did, at least in the first two books (well he grew on me a TINY TINY bit at the end of book 2), but he grows a lot in this book and is almost unrecognizable. It was hard to remember that he was the same Reid from Between the Lines, this book follows just him (we do hear a little about Emma and Graham, and some School Pride co-stars make appearances) and Dori.

My favorite character was Dori, she's this self confident girl who is tough and capable of anything. Appearing perfect but with secrets of her own, I loved her. She's the perfect counterpart for Reid, and she doesn't put up with his crap. This book made me want to become a better person, it made me want to spend summers helping kids in South America and devote my weekends to building homes. It's just an overall inspiring read.

Tammara is amazing! If you aren't familiar with her work, well familiarize yourself because you're missing out! I can't wait for the next book in the series, or her new stand-alone novel!


  1. This sounds like such a great series!I wish I had time to read every book that I think sounds good lol!!

  2. lol you need to fit this one in! It's a fun series!

  3. this book sounds fantastic! I will have to add it to my ever growing pile of to-be-reads :)

    I am a new follower, found you on Book Blogs

  4. Good For You is for many of us the highly anticipated third book in the Between the Lines series. While reading the first two books, I fell in love with the characters Tammara Webber creates. Despite the fact the series is set in Los Angeles among the lifestyles of the rich and famous, each person is real and tangible. You feel what they're feeling, you understand their dilemmas and you want to help them through life-altering events. Like every reader, I have my favorites, but I'll leave that for you to decide for yourself.

    This book is one I'd describe as Reid's story. While Reid Alexander is a major player in each book, this story seems to challenge him the most. Due to some reckless decision making, he's thrust into situations his superstar status would otherwise never allow. Through the course of making reparations for his recklessness, he reaches a fork in the road: he must decide what kind of man he'd really like to be. Is he going to choose to be better or allow himself to stay on the crash course his Hollywood lifestyle has chosen for him? At the end of Where You Are (Between the Lines, Book #2) we got a glimpse of him taking a good look at himself and maybe not liking what he saw. Ultimately though he took the easy road and made no move to change it.