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!