Good times with Good Time. The humor of Good Time is spot on and highly enjoyable. I found Payton's voice to be distinctive, well-done, and IRL I’d love to know someone like Payton. I also like all the times she is sassy with Vince. Ugh. Love it. For those of you new to Jana, there are some crossovers with Good Girl but the book stands on its own and you don't necessarily need to read Good Girl to enjoy this one. My one critique is that there is so much interiority in this book, that the plot is thin in places IMO. For instance, we are so much in Payton's head that its occasionally difficult to keep up with the plot. Also, Payton's voice is so distinctive and has quite a bit of humor, I think an occasional POV shift would be beneficial to the reader. Payton is so much in her head and we know so much of her thoughts that we know little of Vince for much of the book (other than his hotness which granted he is). I think a chapter or two in Vince's POV would help a reader get to know him better and his backstory. All-in-all a fun read and I look forward to my next Jana fix eagerly and with anticipation. So adorable!
Dani Dee 14
I have yet to be let down by a Jana Aston book. She’s become my go to Rom com lady with the perfect amount of dirty talk. Her books usually have me laughing out loud for real at various lines. They are just funny. This one though Idk. I really loved it. And my takeaway is to be yourself. From the beginning just be yourself. *adds to the reread often pile*
I have purchased and read everything from us Author. I absolutely love this book.
Again Jana Aston has made me laugh at an uncomfortable volume on the train, had me closing a book mid page, because I don’t want to cry/get turned on at work, and left me wanting more. Feels, laughs, fun - I can’t wait to reread! My favorite thing from this book is Peyton’s love of language, and playful exploration of words and phrases. It’s easy to see how she could be underestimated - and I’m grateful for Jana showing us the depth laying beneath a ‘good time’.
I was first introduced to Jana's books back in 2015 with her debut rom com Wrong. That was my absolute favorite of all of her books and to be honest all of her other characters up until "Good Time" could not top my love for Sophie and Luke. Well, I think that those two finally have some real competition with the introduction of Payton and Vince! I absolutely adored this book. It is laugh out loud funny and the kind of book that gives you little "swans" in your tummy as you read it. It is absolutely swoon worthy. Payton and Vince are perfect for each other and I found myself smiling, laughing, tearing up, and just straight on rooting for these two! Payton is the kind of girl you wish was your friend in real life. She does things that you secretly wish you were brave enough to do! She is bold and speaks her mind and owns who she is. I loved her! Oh and Vince? He is a dreamy guy. I think we all wish we had a Vince in our lives! PS, please give Canon his own novel next!
I’m a big fan of Jana Aston and her comedic writing style. Her storylines are so unique and engaging and make me smile long after I have read the last page. Good Time is a stand-alone, but features returning characters, Lydia and Rhys, that you meet in Good Girl which I recommend reading first. It is in Good Girl where you first meet Payton, the heroine of this story. Lydia and Payton are friends, and in Good Time, Payton truly shines. You can’t help but adore her love of Cheez-Its, how she views the world, and how honest and endearing she is. Her imagination, optimism, and how she has no filter is what Vince finds so fascinating. This is not “love at first site” on his part; it’s who are you and what did you just say? Payton sets her sites on Vince Rossi and even though it seems like they have nothing in common, I admire how she fights for her man. This book is primarily told from Payton’s point of view which had me laughing out loud on many occasions. From her trying to offer him health benefits as a perk for marrying her, to trying to listen in on a life coach’s advice to another patron in a coffee shop, to “sampling” a baby, as well as all of her conversations with her co-workers Cannon and Lawson, you will understand why Vince can’t help falling in love and believing in kismet. Although quirky at times, Payton has a heart of gold and you can’t help but love her verbal outbursts, spontaneity, and how she fights for the man she loves. Vince is definitely worth the title of hero! He is loyal, charming, a great listener, caring, patient, super smart, an attorney, gives back to the community and helps others, totally hot, and most importantly totally devoted and smitten with Payton. Their alone times are very steamy and show that their relationship is more than just physical, that it was meant to last. Even though they had an unconventional start, they both want to remain committed to each other and make it work. The last two chapters are told from his point of view and tie the entire book together. While I was still laughing as Payton’s zingers, I was swooning all the way at these heartfelt moments of them reflecting on the past and dreaming of their future. I am hoping to read Cannon’s story next and more of Vince, Payton, Lydia, and Rhys!
Finally we find out about Payton and Vince’s drunken elopement! I loved getting to know more about both Payton and Vince and just what happened after the auction. There is more to Payton than the party planning good time girl that she first appears to be. Vince has so much more to him than being a gruff strip club owner—he’s a veritable onion this man—and in my top 10 book boyfriends of all time. These two seemingly very opposites attract in a major way, and maybe they’re actually just perfect for one another. Lots of laughs, Payton’s hijinks, and hot and heavy times in this one.