Review and Excerpt: Good Time by Jana Aston

☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:

There’s one thing you should know.
I wasn’t that drunk.

I was more than sober enough to put a stop to it.
The truth is, it was my idea. I’m the one who suggested it.

I knew it was crazy, but it’s not as if I’d be the first girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t even be the last girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas.

 

So what’s my excuse? I liked him. I liked the idea that he’d be stuck with me, just for a little bit.

Because nothing good ever lasts, so you might as well have a good time while you can.

GOOD TIME is a standalone romantic comedy set in the same world as Good Girl.
This is Payton & Vince’s story.

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My Thoughts:

My sides are aching from laughing so much while reading Jana Aston’s latest romantic comedy, Good Time.  This standalone novel is a parallel story to the author’s prior novel, Good Girl.  There is ample set up so that new readers have plenty of information from the prior book to thoroughly enjoy the hilarity of Vince and Payton’s story in Good Time.

I adored Payton’s stream-of-consciousness internal dialogue and creative twists on the English language.  She is the sole narrator of the book, which gives readers incredible insight to her highs and lows as well as her boldness and her vulnerabilities. Payton’s free spirit is juxtapose to Vince’s calm, cool, control.  You’d think he’d be a bore, but he is an excellent foil to Payton, and their banter is fun!  Vince is one of Ms. Aston’s most swoon-worthy heroes, however, if she gives secondary character, Canon, a book of his own, he might give Vince some stiff competition for swooniest male lead in a romantic comedy.

A perfect romantic comedy with some steam that I couldn’t put down,  I highly recommend Good Time!

 

 

EXCERPT:

He thinks I’m funny. And exasperating. And bossy. And beautiful, he said that I was beautiful.

It’s not the worst start in the history of starts, but I’d like to know more.

“So, where do you see yourself in five years, Vince?” Might as well dive in with the talking.

He looks up from rolling back his shirt sleeves, a look of confusion flashing across his face replaced with an amused narrowing of his eyes.

“Excuse me? Is this an interview?” He laughs, placing a pan on my stovetop before rummaging through my cabinets for a bottle of olive oil.

“This is serious. You’ll be old and divorced. Think about that.”

“An annulment doesn’t count as a divorce. It doesn’t count as anything.”

“Try telling that to Britney. She’s gonna have that nineteen-hour marriage on her Wikipedia page until she dies. Wikipedia, Vince. That’s forever.”

“Okay, whoa. Let’s step back a moment here.”

“Do you need a wife with benefits?” I press on, because taking a step back doesn’t sound like it will get me anywhere.

“What exactly does that mean?”

“I have health insurance. Do you need health insurance? I could add you to my plan. It’s very reasonable, adding a spouse only costs like an extra two hundred dollars a month. It’s a really good plan, too. At least that’s what Lydia told me and she works in Human Resources so she would know. I’m no benefits package expert.”

“That’s not what the term ‘with benefits’ means.”

“Listen, in this case I think it’s exactly what that means. Society is the one who turned the word ‘benefit’ into something dirty.”

“So there’d be no sex in this exchange?”

“Don’t be ridiculous. Of course there’d be sex.”

“Did you just talk yourself into a circle?”

“Maybe.” Dammit.

 

About the Author: Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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