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Romance is a luxury Zoe Bloom simply cannot afford. After her childhood was shattered by unspeakable tragedy, Zoe has grown into a woman with walls so high, they're impossible to scale. And that's just how she likes it — especially given her line of work. As an accomplished computer hacker, she's made more than a few enemies in Boston's seedy underworld. Falling in love wou Romance is a luxury Zoe Bloom simply cannot afford. After her childhood was shattered by unspeakable tragedy, Zoe has grown into a woman with walls so high, they're impossible to scale. And that's just how she likes it — especially given her line of work. As an accomplished computer hacker, she's made more than a few enemies in Boston's seedy underworld. Falling in love would be nothing but a weakness. When a freelance job brings her into contact with Parker West — heir-apparent to the biggest company in town — she has no interest in getting friendly with the billionaire playboy. But Parker's persistent charm is difficult to ignore... and the more time she spends with him, the more those high walls around her heart threaten to crumble. With dangerous foes closing in from all sides and the mystery of her tragic past finally coming to light, Zoe will be forced to reevaluate her priorities. Can a girl who’s spent her life pushing people away finally let herself fall? ONE GOOD REASON is a comedic contemporary romance about a girl who’s spent her life just trying to survive… and the man who finally teaches her how to live. It is the third installment of the internationally bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and can be read as a complete standalone. Due to some sexy scenes, suspenseful moments, and a foul-mouthed heroine, it is recommended for readers ages 17 and up.


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Romance is a luxury Zoe Bloom simply cannot afford. After her childhood was shattered by unspeakable tragedy, Zoe has grown into a woman with walls so high, they're impossible to scale. And that's just how she likes it — especially given her line of work. As an accomplished computer hacker, she's made more than a few enemies in Boston's seedy underworld. Falling in love wou Romance is a luxury Zoe Bloom simply cannot afford. After her childhood was shattered by unspeakable tragedy, Zoe has grown into a woman with walls so high, they're impossible to scale. And that's just how she likes it — especially given her line of work. As an accomplished computer hacker, she's made more than a few enemies in Boston's seedy underworld. Falling in love would be nothing but a weakness. When a freelance job brings her into contact with Parker West — heir-apparent to the biggest company in town — she has no interest in getting friendly with the billionaire playboy. But Parker's persistent charm is difficult to ignore... and the more time she spends with him, the more those high walls around her heart threaten to crumble. With dangerous foes closing in from all sides and the mystery of her tragic past finally coming to light, Zoe will be forced to reevaluate her priorities. Can a girl who’s spent her life pushing people away finally let herself fall? ONE GOOD REASON is a comedic contemporary romance about a girl who’s spent her life just trying to survive… and the man who finally teaches her how to live. It is the third installment of the internationally bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and can be read as a complete standalone. Due to some sexy scenes, suspenseful moments, and a foul-mouthed heroine, it is recommended for readers ages 17 and up.

30 review for One Good Reason (A Boston Love Story)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katerina

    “I've never had a good reason to stay. But you-you're my reason darling.” I swooned over Chase. I lusted over Nate. But I pledged my loyalty and eternal devotion to Peter Pan (for the first time in my life because well, I've always been a Captain Hook girl. You can see why.) “For the record... you'll always be Tinkerbell to me. And Parker...well, he's the perpetual man-child. The boy who never grew up. He's Peter Pan.” Tinkerbell, also known to the world as Zoe Bloom, is a hacke “I've never had a good reason to stay. But you-you're my reason darling.” I swooned over Chase. I lusted over Nate. But I pledged my loyalty and eternal devotion to Peter Pan (for the first time in my life because well, I've always been a Captain Hook girl. You can see why.) “For the record... you'll always be Tinkerbell to me. And Parker...well, he's the perpetual man-child. The boy who never grew up. He's Peter Pan.” Tinkerbell, also known to the world as Zoe Bloom, is a hacker,a sarcastic,foul-mouthed control freak who's spent her entire life doing three things;trying to find out what happened the fateful night her parents were murdered,using her computer skills to help those in need,and avoiding getting close with people.Until one mission goes wrong and her knight in shiny armor arrives in the form of the notorious playboy billionaire everyone's been talking about,Parker West (aka Peter Pan).Playful,sexy and persistent Parker will do anything to melt the ice that has covered Zoe's heart and no one,not even criminals and brutes and kidnappers,can stop him.Because he has found a reason to stay. “I'm careful.Cautious.Methodical. He's bold.Brash.Free. It's anathema. It's addicting.” One Good Reason is hilarious. Sweet. Sexy. Emotional. Beautiful. It's a story that demands your attention from the first line to the last.Addicting like a drug.It's the result of Julie Johnson's trademarks;sassiness,suspense,steam,a heroine you want to hug and have drinks with and a hero that steals your breath and makes it impossible for any man to live up to his perfection.Parker's character was really refreshing,he wasn't a mysterious,brooding,gruffy asshole,nor a damaged man seeking redemption.Despite his losses and his sacrifices he was light-hearted,adventurous,charming and adorable,caring and understanding,always making jokes and never giving up,a child that never grew up with a heart made of gold and a body made for sin,a delicious,dirty-mouthed sex god that made you throw your panties from the window. (sorry random bystander!) “Do I look like the kind of guy who keeps a garden of delicate orchids?” No.No,he does not.He looks like the kind of guy who'd only ever see a flower if he decided to fuck you senseless in a field of wild daisies,just because he felt like it. And then there's Zoe.Julie Johnson is one of the few writers whose female characters are always likable.While I didn't agree with Zoe's decisions in the beginning,when she tried to stay away from Parker,she was a true heroine.Coming to trust someone who could hurt her,accepting that she is a good person that deserves to be loved took great effort,but she was born a fighter.She learned the hard way that only she can take care of herself,but then Parker came and showed her how to truly live,that it's okay to let people in.She was misanthropic,snarky and bitchy,and her POV was pure entertainment!Her constant banters with Parker had me laughing out loud,their intimate scenes had me flushed and in the end there was a satified grin plastered on my face that made my parents question my mental state (one would think that they'd come to terms with my lack of sanity). “Until he taught me to fly,I didn't realize how deep beneath the earth I'd buried my hopes and dreams.” (Oh man,I've highlighted so many quotes it's impossible to use them all in one review!) There was a teeny tiny voice in my head,whispering that things between Parker and Zoe are moving really fast,but I shut it down by putting Dropkick Murphys on the speakers (nice touch Julie,nice touch!) and by realizing something with that skeptical yet hopelessly romantic fracked up brain of mine;there are bonds that need time to be forged,weeks,months,even years,and there are bonds that need only a few minutes or a few hours to leave their mark on your soul.I've come to believe that some things in life are meant to be.Some people are meant to hurt you and break you,some others are meant to make you whole again and fill all your missing pieces.And then there are those who give you hope that the latest category will appear.Julie Johnson is that person for me.My pillow was wet with tears of joy,my heart so warm and ready to explode,and I was overwhelmed with hope.And love.With you Julie,because of you,I have wings.And I would follow you anywhere. (Can this anywhere be Connor's book?He needs his happily ever after!) *ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

  2. 4 out of 5

    Christie«SHBBblogger»

    Title: One Good Reason Series: Boston Love #3 Author: Julie Johnson Release date: May 30, 2016 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] A lot of people think that the hero is the most important character in a romance book. I would have to disagree with that. For me, the heroine is equally as important in making or breaking a story and in this case, she absolutely sold this one right from the start. Zoe was a heroine who endeared herself to me with her tough as steel attitude and unique c Title: One Good Reason Series: Boston Love #3 Author: Julie Johnson Release date: May 30, 2016 Cliffhanger: No HEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] A lot of people think that the hero is the most important character in a romance book. I would have to disagree with that. For me, the heroine is equally as important in making or breaking a story and in this case, she absolutely sold this one right from the start. Zoe was a heroine who endeared herself to me with her tough as steel attitude and unique computer hacking skills. She was this vigilante chick that was impossibly brave that deep down was soft at heart. I was all over this girl, swooning with a major heroine crush. Zoe and Parker meet at a business party where she's in disguise as one of the wait staff. Her plans to slip away and obtain vital information from the company computer system do not go as planned. She's one breath away from being taken away by security when playboy and new CEO Parker steps in to save the woman whom he couldn't take his eyes off of all evening. This tiny little blonde firecracker accepts his help, but after a short steamy encounter she storms away hoping to never see him again. He isn't about to let her slip through his fingers though and makes sure that she'll be forced to seek him out very soon. Parker was the sweetest and very dedicated to softening up Zoe's tough outer shell and making her see the pleasures and joys in life that she deprived herself of. She's been on her own for a long time and only allows her fighter friend Killian in her inner circle. All of her gruff resistance is no match for his determination and teasing maneuvers. He is bound and determined to win over his little "Tinkerbell". He's known by this group of friends as the playboy who likes to go off on adventures and refuses to avoid adult responsibility. Which makes him the equivalent of her Peter Pan to his Tink. What could be more fated, right? I'm totally safe with him. I'm home. And for me, a girl who never had a home...that means everything. Probably my favorite side character was her MMA friend Luca (hot, protective, and totally alpha) and I'm pretty sold on checking out what his book has to offer. There was some foreshadowing who he was going to be paired with in the group of characters and I think it's going to be fun to read about. My least favorite was most definitely Parker's sister Phoebe. I'm not gonna lie, I'm feeling relieved that her book flew past my radar. I think I would have wanted to claw my own eyes out after two pages. Her bubbly and airhead like personality grates on my nerves in no time. She's just the opposite kind of female character I like to read. I loved the flirtatious teasing between the two of them, and the fast paced storyline made this book a really enjoyable read. The dialogue could straddle the line between cheesy and fun here and there, but overall I can't complain too much. If you're looking for something light with a strong kickass heroine, look no further. And you don't have to read the previous books first to know what's going on, so no worries in that area. Now excuse me while I go look for Luca's book to add to my eternally growing TBR. FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON:

  3. 4 out of 5

    Julie Johnson

    ONE GOOD REASON IS LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS! Don't miss the reduced introductory price! It will go up to $4.99 after release. AMAZON → http://amzn.to/1RdZCcG IBOOKS → http://apple.co/1SfK6fw KOBO → http://bit.ly/1WFSupP SMASHWORDS → http://bit.ly/1pHb06N Zoe Bloom has her life figured out. After a childhood spent begging for scraps on Boston street corners, she’s clawed her way to a successful career and a safe place to call home. She knows exactly what she needs to survive — a bit of money in the bank, ONE GOOD REASON IS LIVE ON ALL PLATFORMS! Don't miss the reduced introductory price! It will go up to $4.99 after release. AMAZON → http://amzn.to/1RdZCcG IBOOKS → http://apple.co/1SfK6fw KOBO → http://bit.ly/1WFSupP SMASHWORDS → http://bit.ly/1pHb06N Zoe Bloom has her life figured out. After a childhood spent begging for scraps on Boston street corners, she’s clawed her way to a successful career and a safe place to call home. She knows exactly what she needs to survive — a bit of money in the bank, a roof over her head, food on the table. Friends and family are a luxury she can’t afford. And forget about frivolous romantic entanglements. She can barely juggle her own problems; she certainly doesn’t have time to handle anyone else’s crap… Parker West has spent his life running. From responsibility. From obligation. From the corporate CEO position he’s always been expected to take over. He’d rather climb Kilimanjaro than sit in a board meeting with stiffs in suits. When a crisis at the family company forces him to return to Boston, he has no choice but to stop chasing adventures — temporarily. As soon as things are back in order, he fully intends to sail off into the sunset… Until he locks eyes with a mysterious blonde who screams trouble and sets his senses on fire. For the first time in his life, Parker doesn’t want to run. In fact, when it comes to Zoe… he may want to do something he’s never done before. Stay. ONE GOOD REASON is a full-length contemporary romance about a girl who’s spent her life just trying to survive… and the man who finally teaches her how to live. Due to some sexy scenes, suspenseful moments, and a foul-mouthed heroine, it is recommended for readers ages 17 and up.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ina

    DNF at 25 % Not impressed. Julie Johnson loves writing about two things I absolutely dislike in contemporary romance books: 1. insta-love - just like Gemma and Chase in book 1, Zoe and Parker also ended up making out within the first few minutes of meeting each other. Don't get me wrong, some insta-love from time to time isn't bad. But it gets old really fast. What's wrong with people meeting, chatting, getting to know each other, becoming friends and THEN trying to rip each other's clothes off? Th DNF at 25 % Not impressed. Julie Johnson loves writing about two things I absolutely dislike in contemporary romance books: 1. insta-love - just like Gemma and Chase in book 1, Zoe and Parker also ended up making out within the first few minutes of meeting each other. Don't get me wrong, some insta-love from time to time isn't bad. But it gets old really fast. What's wrong with people meeting, chatting, getting to know each other, becoming friends and THEN trying to rip each other's clothes off? This insta-lust (because I can't really call it insta-love) thing gets boring after a while. 2. arrogant, controlling alpha males - first, there was Chase, then Nate, now Parker. And after reading a quarter of this book, I'm confident enough to say that Parker is the worst of them all. The previous ones at least had a good reason for their assholeness. Chase was trying to protect Gemma from his psychopath cousin and Nate was trying to protect Phoebe from the same psychopath. But Parker was being an ass just for fun. The beginning of this book perfectly sums up my issue with current romance literature: Example A : an older, ugly man hits on a young woman. He is seen as disgusting, creepy stalker. Example B : a young, hot, rich guy hits on that same woman a minute later. He corners her and shamelessly flirts with her. Then, he kisses her even though she in no way said she wanted that and she gave him no hints or signals that she is attracted to him whatsoever. But this time, it's seen as hot. And I'm just getting sick and tired of this stereotype. Now don't get me wrong, I'm the sucker for hot rich guys just like the next girl. But the physical attractiveness of a man should not allow him to be an asshole who crosses the boundaries. There are so many things in romance books that seem "hot" just because it's an attractive man doing it, but if it was unattractive man, those things would seem creepy, bordering on restraint order worthy. Note: There wasn't anything terribly wrong with this book, it's just me who is getting tired of this same old thing over and over again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Aestas Book Blog

    *** SOUNDS GOOD!!! *** "After a childhood spent begging for scraps on street corners, she’s clawed her way to a successful career and a safe place to call home. He has spent his life running. From responsibility. From obligation... When a crisis at the family company forces him to return to Boston, he has no choice but to stop chasing adventures — temporarily… Until he locks eyes with a mysterious blonde who screams trouble and sets his senses on fire. For the first time in his life, he doesn’t *** SOUNDS GOOD!!! *** "After a childhood spent begging for scraps on street corners, she’s clawed her way to a successful career and a safe place to call home. He has spent his life running. From responsibility. From obligation... When a crisis at the family company forces him to return to Boston, he has no choice but to stop chasing adventures — temporarily… Until he locks eyes with a mysterious blonde who screams trouble and sets his senses on fire. For the first time in his life, he doesn’t want to run. In fact, when it comes to her, he may want to do something he’s never done before. Stay." ➜ http://amzn.to/1RrZJg4 | CAN STANDALONE

  6. 4 out of 5

    Veronika's ReaderFeeder

    *ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Everyone who picks up a Julie Johnson book has to prepare themselves for the following symptoms: insomnia, heart palpitations, facial pain caused by too many grinning, nail biting, book addiction caused long hours without food or water. :D It’s not a big secret, that Julie Johnson is one of my favorite authors. All of her books has a uniqueness that makes all of them recognizable and memorable. Her amazing sense of humor, in *ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Everyone who picks up a Julie Johnson book has to prepare themselves for the following symptoms: insomnia, heart palpitations, facial pain caused by too many grinning, nail biting, book addiction caused long hours without food or water. :D It’s not a big secret, that Julie Johnson is one of my favorite authors. All of her books has a uniqueness that makes all of them recognizable and memorable. Her amazing sense of humor, inimitable characters and real life references are always matched with a thrilling plot line and Julie hands over all of it with an amazing and many times beautiful writing style. I think a reader almost always can tell if the writer truly loves their book and if she/he enjoyed writing it. With this book I absolutely felt that Julie loved her characters, that she loved writing this story, that she enjoyed herself. I felt it so many times. :)) I was waiting to read the story of Tinkerbell (aka Zoe) and Parker since I finished Cross the Line. I knew that their story probably will be the funniest of the series, because both of the characters are hilarious by themselves, too. The main character is Zoe, who is a full-time hacker. :D She is typically the person, who doesn’t want anyone’s help, who keeps everyone at arm’s length with her sassy attitude, and who loves to be the secret superhero for others as an alone wolf. But what happens, when a handsome, always smiling, man-child womanizer is not bothered by the cold and sarcastic façade? If she can’t get rid of this adorable guy who probably is suffering from the 'Peter Pan Syndrome'? Then Tinkerbell has to learn to trust in Peter Pan and has to learn to fly. :)) I loved the characters so-so much!! I loved that although this book is in Romantic Comedy genre, but the characters were still complex. With the heart-breaking past of Zoe, with her sassy character and sense of humor, and with her endless selflessness towards strangers, the writer could create a really memorable, multi-layered character. Parker is the guy who already traveled across the world, who can’t stay in one place for a long time, the irresponsible boy, who now has to take a huge responsibility because he needs to take over his father’s company. And maybe the only thing he needs is someone who takes his hands and helps to the “lost boy” find his way. The banters between Zoe and Parker were hilarious and I laughed so much! I highlighted so many quotes in this book! And I couldn’t even imagine that someday there will be a guy who can steal the first spot from Finn Chambers on my JJ Book Boyfriends list, but Parker West did it, and I totally fell in love with him. ♥ I loved that he was finally not an alpha male, but a truly adorable and funny guy. :) My favorite was the lighthouse, and I truly loved that we could take a glimpse of the life of the characters of the other books of the series. And when the FBI guy Conor showed up again? I burst out laughing, because he is the guy who never can be missed out from a JJ book. :) I don’t know how Julie can do this, but every book of hers glued me to my Kindle. I just sit down, and forget about everything else. Her writing style is truly captivating. This book was also engaging, and so-so funny, and the typical Julie Johnson kind of thrilling plot also couldn’t disappoint me, what my persistently gowned nails minded. Thank Julie, now I can start to grow them over again. :D I highly recommend this book for everyone, and like Cross the Line landed on my favorite shelf of 2015, One Good Reason became a favorite of 2016. ♥ My favorite quotes from the book: "And when you share that light with me, it makes me feel like… maybe I don’t have to live in the shadows anymore." “You are my favorite kind of adventure,” “You don’t fall in love with a bird and stick her in a cage. You let her fly free and hope like hell she comes back to you.” “You know what?” I ask, kissing him back. “What?” he murmurs. “Tinkerbell and Peter Pan both knew how to fly.” "Sometimes I guess two people really do complete each other — the jagged, broken pieces of their souls aligning perfectly, to create an undamaged whole." "Luca and I both gravitate toward darkness. Distrust. Destruction. And, the truth is, you can’t drive out shadows in a windowless room. At some point, you have to let the light in. Find someone who glows bright enough to lessen the burden of your misfortunes." "Life’s too damn short to waste it with people who don’t make you happy, in places that don’t excite you, doing things that don’t challenge you.” He looks at me — really looks — and I get the oddest sense that he actually sees me." For more of my reviews please visit my blog: https://veronikasreaderfeeder.wordpre... https://www.facebook.com/veronikasrea...

  7. 5 out of 5

    TeriLyn

    **One Good Reason generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.** 5 "Let me show you what fun looks like." Stars Another fantastic Boston Love story from Julie Johnson. One word you'll find in my Julie Johnson book reviews is definitely "effortless". It helps describe every aspect of her story telling from the writing, the dialogue, the characters, the structure, the flow. Johnson makes it incredibly easy to fall in love with her stories. Every. Single. Time. When a new Julie **One Good Reason generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.** 5 "Let me show you what fun looks like." Stars Another fantastic Boston Love story from Julie Johnson. One word you'll find in my Julie Johnson book reviews is definitely "effortless". It helps describe every aspect of her story telling from the writing, the dialogue, the characters, the structure, the flow. Johnson makes it incredibly easy to fall in love with her stories. Every. Single. Time. When a new Julie Johnson book becomes available I read it in no more than two sittings because of how comfortably fun I feel while experiencing something new from this author. This book is no exception as Johnson gives us an icy heroine who's met her match in a fiery hero; an interesting match up in these two new characters that make reading their story just good, old fashioned fun. Sheathed in good humor, sass, and romance, One Good Reason exemplifies all the qualities I love about this author's story telling. The main characters and connecting again with characters from the previous two books makes One Good Reason a comedic, contemporary, stand alone romance based in Boston when a sassy, confrontational Zoe starts falling, against her inner will, for the charming, manchild Parker. Told strictly from Zoe's first person point of view, we journey into a new realm of Johnson's writing. Her hero here isn't your typical uber-alpha but rather a more subdued, light, charming alpha with a woman who's cold, guarded personality is anything but beta. He wants her to loosen up and she's just not sure how to do that the navigation of that dynamic between them together makes for a great love story. Thus why Julie Johnson couples are always perfectly suited. She knows who they are separately and knows equally what kind of mate they need to make them whole. She allows for a visceral reaction from her readers when sparks fly between her characters. You can feel the energy of their connection and how much fun each of them are having with the other even when one doth protest too much. Added bonus: her characters always lead readers on an adventure. What I enjoyed most about Parker West and Zoe Bloom was definitely their banter. Comedic wit slung at each other through well-crafted dialogue makes reading romance so much fun. Johnson really excels at providing this kind of commentary from her characters. Her writing doesn't dwell and is constantly fluid moving the story forward in a very natural way. Using clever pop culture references and sarcastic tones she makes Parker and Zoe beyond compatible their passion becomes a visceral feeling. They way in which this hero and heroine are written and how their relationship blossoms really worked for me in a way that left me smiling throughout and after when reading over highlights and favorite passages. I have so much highlighted in my Kindle that I wish I could share to properly give examples of what I'm taking about. Simply, One Good Reason is a book that just makes you happy. It makes you feel light and good. It's a perfect illustration of falling in love in a very unexpected, fast, adventurous, funny way. If you're a fan of comedic contemporary romance books there's no doubt you should read the Boston Love Series by Julie Johnson. Her high-caliber writing, addictive wit, and lovable characters will leave you reeling for more and more stories from Boston. One Good Reason gave me additional secondary characters for whom I'm crossing my fingers get their own stories in the future. *Readers Note: While each book of the Boston Love series definitely can be read as stand alone stories it's my opinion you should read them all. You don't want to miss out on the beginnings of recurring characters in the series because each story is highly entertaining and worth the read. My 5 star reviews for the previous two books in the series: Book One: Not You It's Me Book Two: Cross the Line

  8. 4 out of 5

    Irene Sim

    I really loved Zoe and Parker's story. I really loved Zoe and Parker's story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    AJ

    “You are my favourite kind of adventure”. 4 stars Fun and flirty with epic banter and a gorgeous romance with lots of heart, I really enjoyed this one! It’s the third book in Julie Johnson’s Boston Love series, and could be read as a standalone (though definitely more enjoyable if you’ve read the earlier books), and is the story of Parker and Zoe. Zoe appeared at the end of the last book (view spoiler)[She is Phoebe’s saviour, known as Tinkerbell, and the one who rescued her from her kidnapping (hi “You are my favourite kind of adventure”. 4 stars Fun and flirty with epic banter and a gorgeous romance with lots of heart, I really enjoyed this one! It’s the third book in Julie Johnson’s Boston Love series, and could be read as a standalone (though definitely more enjoyable if you’ve read the earlier books), and is the story of Parker and Zoe. Zoe appeared at the end of the last book (view spoiler)[She is Phoebe’s saviour, known as Tinkerbell, and the one who rescued her from her kidnapping (hide spoiler)] . She’s an absolute firecracker, and feisty as hell, having hardened herself to survive a tragic and lonely childhood to become a brilliant hacker. With the exception of her best friend and big brother figure, Luka, she lives a solitary and guarded existence, using her skills to infiltrate and bring down bad guys, while searching for the answers to a heartbreaking mystery from her past. Parker West is everything Zoe isn’t. A charming, carefree, egotistical playboy, Parker has returned home to Boston from a life of travelling and chasing his next adventure to reluctantly take up the reigns of the family’s multi-billion-dollar corporation. He is in town long enough to get things straight and spend some time with his sister, Phoebe, before taking off again to the great unknown. And then Parker meets Zoe. “Trouble, aren’t you?”… “No,” I lie, heart still hammering. His grin widens. He knows I’m full of shit. “Too bad.” His eyes flicker to my mouth. “I’m rather fond of trouble.” From the very beginning, the chemistry between these two is fantastic! Both are taken aback by the strength of their attraction and while Zoe does her best to dismiss him (as is her norm), Parker turns on the charm, and the flirting and banter that ensues is sensational! “Jesus Christ.” I look up to the heavens, seeking divine intervention. “This is torture.” “This? No. This is a conversation between…friends.” “We aren’t friends.” “You’re right.” He shakes his head. “We’re so much more, snookums. Our connection…it’s deeper than words.” “I loathe you.” “You love me.” It’s a fantastic dynamic, with wisecracks and witty comebacks flying thick and fast. And the fun-loving jokester starts to creep under Zoe’s skin as he encourages her to start enjoying her life, and opens her eyes up to everything she’s been missing. I’m careful. Cautious. Methodical. He’s bold. Brash. Free. It’s anathema. It’s addicting. And, of course, each and every encounter is dripping with sexual tension as Zoe and Parker’s attraction sizzles. His gaze flashes up to lock on mine. I see his intent a split second before it turns to action. “Don’t,” I whisper. He takes a step toward me anyway. “We shouldn’t,” I say, not moving. He prowls closer. “No good can come of this,” I point out. His hands hit my shoulders and he hauls me into his chest. “This is a bad idea,” I breathe against his lips. “This is a fucking great idea,” he mutters. And then I can’t say anything else, can’t even think of anything else, because his mouth is on mine. *fans self* Parker is SO freaking hot! Yes, he’s a jokester, but he’s serious when he wants to be, and his alpha-ness is on full display when he decides that Zoe will be his, and he takes what he wants. “You’re mine, now.” His mouth crushes mine in a carnal, brutal kiss. “This is where it starts. You and me … You hear me? No more running.” Of course she is powerless to resist, and the sexy time is intense and passionate with lots of dirty talk. But more than just sex, it’s them acknowledging their connection as Zoe finally lets somebody get close to her. And Parker is there for her as she finally starts to open up about her past, and deal with her demons, and he is absolutely amazing! “You should know, whenever that happens – you falling apart – whether it’s right now or tomorrow or next week or next year…ii you’ll let me, I’ll be here to pick up the pieces.” “You can’t find your feet? I’ll be there to pull you up. You can’t walk? I’ll fucking carry you.” I love these two together! They're so much fun, but their relationship is also incredibly intense and full of emotion as they open themselves up to a relationship for the first time in their lives, embrace everything that is happening between them and revel in the wonder of falling in love. “There’s this thrill I get, when I go on an adventure. Climb a peak, explore a city, set down wheels on a dirt runway in a place I’ve never been before. I’ve spent my whole life chasing that feeling.” He pauses. “You’re the first person I’ve ever met who makes me feel that rush while I’m standing still.” … “You are my favourite kind of adventure”. Their blossoming relationship is made all the more intense by Zoe’s investigation of a corrupt CEO and his mistreatment of his employees. The work is nothing new for her, but this time her investigations uncover far-reaching consequences which lead her into a whole lot of danger. It’s an interesting plotline, providing a nice amount of excitement to the story and making everything happening between Zoe and Parker more intense. But it also provides ample opportunity for Knox Security to get involved, which leads to lots of alpha time with Nate, Parker and newcomer Luka. And of course the rest of the cast are all a part of the story as Zoe is enfolded into Parker’s world with Pheobe, Gemma and their posse. I really liked catching up with the characters from the previous books and love that their stories are continuing to progress. There appears to be a set up there for another book, and I’m hoping that Julie Johnson continues on with the series – I’d love a book for Luka! I really enjoyed this book. It's a great mix of fun and flirty, sexy and emotional, with characters that you will instantly love! I loved it – 4 stars. An Advanced Review copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mari

    5 Neverland stars Hackers are quite the enigma sometimes, they can be vigilante sorts, money seekers, troublemakers. Great minds and technology know how. I like the increase of them as main heroes to see their mindsets. I've adored this series of Julie's, set in Boston that standouts to me character and story wise. Zoe loves her hometown she embodies Boston Strong, she prides herself where she came from. Growing up she experienced a huge loss and hurt, a mystery that hasn't been solved still. Thi 5 Neverland stars Hackers are quite the enigma sometimes, they can be vigilante sorts, money seekers, troublemakers. Great minds and technology know how. I like the increase of them as main heroes to see their mindsets. I've adored this series of Julie's, set in Boston that standouts to me character and story wise. Zoe loves her hometown she embodies Boston Strong, she prides herself where she came from. Growing up she experienced a huge loss and hurt, a mystery that hasn't been solved still. This made her closed off and guarded. One reason she hacks is to find answers only to reach a dead end. Soft spot for the less fortunate in part to her friend Luca the vigilante. Parker and Zoe crossed paths in the previous books and now while her undercover mission was semi foiled. Parker can be infuriating, charming, laid back, smooth, jokester and spontaneous. He may look good but he's also smarter than he lets on. Totally different CEO mindset which is nice and hard not like. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell is a perfect team name and depicts them well. I find their banter/bickering amusing even if Zoe isn't too happy with his magnetism. The attraction is there in spades. Only Zoe isn't as open and Parker needs to get past her walls and good thing he knows when to push ;) I'm easy to amuse I'd like to think and laugh at simple humor. Puns are always fun and Parker is a pun master in his own words. This series has always been entertaining and a great rom com. The characters are so different but the work with the unconventional story and Boston setting. I adored them and their differe t personalities. Julie Johnson made the third book very much full of enjoyable, touch of mystery, humor and lighthearted moments. I'm still hoping Lila will get a book in the future.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Steffi De Ceuster ♥

    I really like this author she is fantastic, she always manages to pull me in and won't let me go until the end. The only small down side, there isn't an epilogue but it's okay as we can see them grow in the other books. I liked the others a bit more, I don't really know why because I enjoyed the hell out of this one as well. Something true and something that will stay with me But there are some scars even time can't heal. Nate to Tink/Zoe "Phoebe and Parker both claimed you. They want you around. Tha I really like this author she is fantastic, she always manages to pull me in and won't let me go until the end. The only small down side, there isn't an epilogue but it's okay as we can see them grow in the other books. I liked the others a bit more, I don't really know why because I enjoyed the hell out of this one as well. Something true and something that will stay with me But there are some scars even time can't heal. Nate to Tink/Zoe "Phoebe and Parker both claimed you. They want you around. That means I'm claiming you too." I loved how funny the are separated but together even more! They are a very good couple!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alex ♈

    Somehow I liked the heroine, she was a badass. Key word “was”. I couldn’t connect with the hero and he (incl. his arrogant attitude and manwhore past) ruined the book for me. The heroine’s inexplicable attraction to this man was my pet pevee. My badass heroine does never melt into a pool of hormones at manwhore’s feet. Slut-shaming alarm! All OWs the H dated/screwed were skanks. And apparently Victoria Secret’s models were skanks too. F*ck this! And who told me about this theory? The h from 1st book Somehow I liked the heroine, she was a badass. Key word “was”. I couldn’t connect with the hero and he (incl. his arrogant attitude and manwhore past) ruined the book for me. The heroine’s inexplicable attraction to this man was my pet pevee. My badass heroine does never melt into a pool of hormones at manwhore’s feet. Slut-shaming alarm! All OWs the H dated/screwed were skanks. And apparently Victoria Secret’s models were skanks too. F*ck this! And who told me about this theory? The h from 1st book with zero self-respect and the h from 2nd book who was pining for the man who ignored her for years? Hypocritical pathetic females. F*ck slut-shaming!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    4.5 stars ''Next time, you call me. You can't find your feet? I'll be there to pull you up. You can't walk? I'll fucking carry you.'' Before I start raving about this wonderful book, let me start with this, this is the 3rd book in a series, but can be read as standalone, but I was afraid that I would be lost - why you ask- well it isn’t because I didn’t read previous books (or I read just one-see I don’t know!!) but because I was sloppy with my reviews (I admit) and I wouldn’t write anything about 4.5 stars ''Next time, you call me. You can't find your feet? I'll be there to pull you up. You can't walk? I'll fucking carry you.'' Before I start raving about this wonderful book, let me start with this, this is the 3rd book in a series, but can be read as standalone, but I was afraid that I would be lost - why you ask- well it isn’t because I didn’t read previous books (or I read just one-see I don’t know!!) but because I was sloppy with my reviews (I admit) and I wouldn’t write anything about books that I have read and even worse I didn’t categorized it into shelves but basic ones. I know I know I am guilty, so now a lot of books I can’t remember my opinion, my feelings about that book while I was reading it etc... so I decided to redeem myself and to start writing reviews or at least categorize it and the world will be back to normal! It is better to read less, then to read more when you can’t remember half of the things (at least I hope) Okey, enough about me, so despite my misgivings, it was easy to read this book, I didn’t feel lost or that I don’t know what the hell they are talking about. So the heroine of the book, Zoe, was dealt with bad card since childhood, so understandablyshe was guarded, tough and she takes no shit from anyone: ''Life is one long series of punches to the gut. You either learn how to duck, or you figure out how to hit back. I’ve been hitting back so long, at this point I’ve got a mean left hook and more than my fair share of scars’’ But all that toughness started to melt little by little when she met out hero Parker. Ufff Parker *swoon*, let me tell you he was no dark, grouchy, mysterious hero that I usually love. He was sweet, cocky as hell, funny, playboy that decided to melt all Zoe’s defenses. They were opposites that fit perfectly .‘I’m careful. Cautious. Methodical. He’s bold. Brash. Free. It’s anathema. It’s addicting.’ I won’t talk much about what story is about, just what I liked and didn’t like. So be warned there are spoilers ahead *Good things: - badass heroine – let me tell you Zoe is one of my favourite heroine ever, she was sassy as hell, sarcastic, but as story goes on we see her soft side and how she opened up to her Peter Pan - great hero – although he wasn’t my usual type, he was perfect for our heroine, lighthearted and knew how to enjoy life and get fun along the way - amazing couple – as I said they were perfect for each other, what I love most in books is when author shows how both characters develop in relationship together, they grow, learn new things, and that’s the whole point. Zoe realized that the world can be scary place, and lot of bad things will happen, but also you need to keep fighting and find beauty in everything, because despite all misgivings world can be wonderful if you know where to look for. Parker taught her how to be happy, and how to let people in. ‘And, the truth is, you can’t drive out shadows in a windowless room. At some point, you have to let the light in. Find someone who glows bright enough to lessen the burden of your misfortunes’ But Zoe wasn’t the only one that learned in this relationship, Parker grew up too, everyone else sees him as this manchild, playboy that just sails through life, but they don’t see that he raised his sisters since he was child himself, he had that playboy persona going for him but it was just a cover, like he said he didn’t know what he was waiting for until he met Zoe. He is one of those optimistic people, that despite all that he went through life he always look on the bright side of life (now I am singing a song lol) ‘ There’s only one reason I’ve spent my life running’, he says, his voice intent. ‘You know what that is?’ I shake my head. ‘I’ve never had a good reason to stay.’ ‘ But you – you’re my reason, darling. Now that I’ve met you...’ He brushes his mouth against the tip of my nose. ‘ I’m not going anywhere. You hear me?’ Another kiss lands against my forehead. ‘I’m not leaving you.’ -what else I loved? Oh yes – the humor, the sarcasm, it was just my type of humor, sassy, sarcastic, I really laughed out loud lot of times : ‘Foie gras? Dude. You’re eating duck liver. Liver. Aka the avian bile secretion center.’ And their ''fights'' were the best: .‘Did you just correct my grammar?’ He whisper lowly. ‘...Maybe.’ ‘Shit just got real’ ‘I hope every time you charge your phone at night, the cord doesn’t go all the way in and you wake up with a dead battery!’ I gasp. ‘Well... I hope the next chocolate chip cookie you bite into is actually oatmeal raising.’ ‘I hope you pick the slowest line at the checkout every time you go grocery shopping.’ See?? How you can not love them? -secondary characters – like I said at the beginning I forgot a lot about previous books because I didn’t have anything written, but when they showed up I remembered a lot, and how I loved them - writing – so this story was written with just heroine point of view, and although I usually like my books with dual pov, author complemented it perfectly, you can see what Parker thinks with every word, movement, gesture and it takes great author to do that (and Julie Johnson is one), so 'we' readers don’t feel like we are missing on to something. - no cheating – yes I need to emphasize on this, because I don’t know what is the trend with this one today, but lately I read a lot of books where hero cheats and heroine should just take it like ‘Oh okay, you have needs and I was pushing you away and you are animal so you can fuck everything that walks, but you see I am a girl so I don’t have any needs, and I will just sit here quietly while you do your thing’ well hell to the no!! (just to be clear, I am absolutely against that h cheats either) - nicknames - they were the best especially snookum lol *What was missing/annoying for me: - like I said, author wrote excellent one point of view story, but I reaaaaaaally wanted to see Parker chapter, at least once, I was hoping that it will be epilogue, but okay you can’t get everything in life -h and H had amazing chemistry, and scenes were hot, but there was no descriptive sex (I don’t mean I needed it on 10 pages lol) I just wanted at least the first time to be more detailed, but that’s just me and my dirty mind *wink wink* - Zoe was stubborn as hell, and I am not against it I love heroines like that, I mean I am the same, but what I didn’t like was that sometimes she was thoughtless (again sometimes I am the same), but there was a scene where she is investigating and she didn’t bring anything with herself, I mean a gun, a knife, a teaser, hell a spoon would be good anything just in case to defend herself, I mean for a smart girl that was a stupid move, especially because it wasn’t her first time - Luca – I had divided opinion about him, don’t get me wrong I can’t wait for his book, and as I can see he is my type of hero (rough around edges) but I couldn’t decide if he was in love with heroine, or just acting like big brother, you see, heroine hadn’t had any romantic notions about him now or ever, and she said that he felt the same, but there were parts when I wasn’t so sure... So what I don’t like here? He will have his own story with another girl and I don’t like when my heroes were in love with someone else for years but fucked every bimbo around... but I need to wait and see for that one, I am giving my trust to Julie Johnson to not let me down So that’s it from me, I was trying to be brief lol but there is too much to say about this amazing book, not to say that I didn’t include half as many quotes as I highlighted I recommend this book to everyone that are in need to read some fun, sarcastic, swoon worthy, light romance ''You need a word or a definition for what I am to you, that's your problem. I'm not your fill-in-the-blank bullshit label. I'm just yours. And you're mine.''

  14. 5 out of 5

    Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)

    One Good Reason by Julie Johnson ~ 4.5 Stars **** I fell in love with Julie Johnson’s story Say the Word and I have been looking forward to reading One Good Reason. WHOA!!! What an awesome read this was!!! Julie Johnson is becoming one of favorite authors. Zoe was dealt a shitty hand of cards early in life. She lost her parents when she was just a little girl. Zoe went to hell and clawed her way back. She survived – thrived, in fact… she is now a successful hacker - a good one at that. She uses h One Good Reason by Julie Johnson ~ 4.5 Stars **** I fell in love with Julie Johnson’s story Say the Word and I have been looking forward to reading One Good Reason. WHOA!!! What an awesome read this was!!! Julie Johnson is becoming one of favorite authors. Zoe was dealt a shitty hand of cards early in life. She lost her parents when she was just a little girl. Zoe went to hell and clawed her way back. She survived – thrived, in fact… she is now a successful hacker - a good one at that. She uses her skills to help people and catch dirty criminals. Zoe is a strong heroine with a no bullshit attitude. She has a big job dealing with Lancaster Consolidated – the last thing she needs is romantic entanglements. Least of all from tangle free, wanderlust Parker West. Parker does not like responsibility or obligation. His mojo involves seizing the moment. Parker spends most of his time chasing adventures around the world. But a family crisis forced Parker to grow up and take over his family business as CEO. The only things he will be chasing now are deadlines. Parker’s life is monotonous and he intends on getting out of dodge as soon as possible. That’s until he comes face to face with the beautiful, mysterious blonde hacker girl. Will he go or will he stay? One good reason has an interesting plot line -- one I have not read in the past. Hacker girl is selfless – she wants to help people and has in fact gotten herself in trouble in the process. Zoe leads us on a suspenseful adventure with the bad boys from Lancaster and even the FBI. The story really kept me intrigued the whole time, not only the budding romance but also the mysterious entanglement that Zoe got herself into. I really like the author’s writing style – just flawless. The dialogues are full of sassy and witty banters but also the narrative is full of humor. The chemistry between Zoe and Parker are well composed. The main characters connect effortlessly with each other from the time they first meet to the magnetic, passionate romance they feel for each other. Zoe and Parker seem like an unlikely couple but they complement each other – Zoe is sheltered only because she does not have the means to be adventurous. Parker understands this, so he wants to help Zoe see the world in a different light. I absolutely adore both characters. Their love story is sweet but also scorching hot and sexy. The secondary character Lucca is also fantastic. He is such a protective, loyal friend to Zoe. I am not so sure their friendship is 100% platonic – maybe to Zoe, Lucca is a big brother but I think he is secretly in love with her …. Well, I smell romance and I do hope Lucca will have a HEA with a certain red head… Pretty please!!!! Overall, this was a fantastic read. RomCom with a dash of suspense and whole lot of sexy romance. As I said before, I love Julie Johnson stories and I cannot wait to read her next book – hopefully Lucca’s story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Inked Avenue

    If you love… - Sizzling hot chemistry - Witty Banter - Alluring sexiness - Swoon worthy romance and… - A mysterious danger lurking in the shadows … then One Good Reason {Boston Love Story Book 3} is the novel you have been looking for! **One Good Reason was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.** First, let me just start out by saying that before you even get to chapter one you fall in love with the book simply because Julie Johnson’s dedications are the absolute best. “For If you love… - Sizzling hot chemistry - Witty Banter - Alluring sexiness - Swoon worthy romance and… - A mysterious danger lurking in the shadows … then One Good Reason {Boston Love Story Book 3} is the novel you have been looking for! **One Good Reason was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.** First, let me just start out by saying that before you even get to chapter one you fall in love with the book simply because Julie Johnson’s dedications are the absolute best. “For the lonely girls with big dreams and broken hearts. It gets better.” I mean… Perfect! Thank you, Julie, for that! Second, I am in LOVE with this book… and Parker West! I want everyone to read it and fall in love with the story behind the sexy cover. I’ve gone on and on about this novel to my family and friends to the point where, I’m sure, they’ve thought about putting a piece of duct tape over my mouth to shut me up. …Ooops! *shrugs* But what’s a book nerd to do when she’s just finished the pages of a smoldering hot romantic comedy? Keep that info to herself? I don’t think so! Julie Johnson’s talents truly shine in her latest novel about a bad-ass hacker, or as the FBI likes to call her “Clover”, and an ultra-sexy playboy that might have more going on behind the womanizing facade he shows the world. One Good Reason holds all of the qualities that I’ve come to adore in the Boston Love Series: the crazy fun loving character crossovers from the pages of Not You It’s Me and Cross The line, book 1 & 2 of the Boston Love Series, the grade A humor, and the pulse pounding passionate romance that only Julie Johnson can deliver, but this time it’s through the eyes of a vigilante. “I am Boston. Boston is me. And, so help me God, I’m going to take it back from those who’d seek to poison it. That’s not a promise – It’s a vow.” Zoe Bloom is a hacker, or “Hacktivist” as she would say, that was born and bred in Boston and has spent her life simply surviving, never truly living, with her best friend Luca. After a childhood full of pain and heartache, that still haunts her to this day; she knows frivolous things such as family, friendship, and romance are a luxury she can’t afford. That all changes when Parker West waltzes into her life. “Don’t you f***ing leave me. Didn’t even know what I was looking for, until I met you, Zoe. I didn’t even think it was possible to feel like this about someone. So stay with me, okay? Stay.” *heart melts* Parker West has always spent his life running from family obligation. After having to grow up too fast, he wants nothing more than to relax and LIVE life with as much fun as possible. But when a crisis forces him back to the streets of Boston he has no option but to stay. Temporarily. However after a run in with a mysterious blond he finds himself drawn to her and for the first he has a reason to stay. When these two share a page they are electric! Not only will the pages of witty banter and sexual innuendos keep you laughing for chapters but the scorching hot chemistry between the two will leave your panties melting, your heart pounding, and you leaning on left elbow, face in palm, with a dreamy look in your eyes. Like I said before Julie Johnson’s talent truly shines in the third installment of the Boston Love Series. Her ability to go from A+ humor to scenes filled with heart-stopping passion and romance is something that all authors should be envious of and something all readers should experience! The craziest part? She makes it seem like it’s a piece of cake. Don’t forget to add it to your TBR list and, while it is a standalone, I would definitely recommend reading the first two in the series. Until next time… <3 P.s. I want visit Boston so bad after reading these books, and so will you! Trust me! *gets on computer to book a flight to Boston*

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ssssarah

    5 "Second Star To The Right and Straight On Till Morning" STARS I. EFFING. LOVED. THE. EFFING. SHIT. OUT. OF. THIS. BOOK. Peter Pan & Tink -- what a pair! Love Zoe & Parker hardcore. They were the perfect balance and their banter was PERFECTION. Full review to come on release day! Thank you, JJ, for the advanced copy! 5 "Second Star To The Right and Straight On Till Morning" STARS I. EFFING. LOVED. THE. EFFING. SHIT. OUT. OF. THIS. BOOK. Peter Pan & Tink -- what a pair! Love Zoe & Parker hardcore. They were the perfect balance and their banter was PERFECTION. Full review to come on release day! Thank you, JJ, for the advanced copy!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Razan

    " if you live your life afraid of all the bad things that might happen , you'll miss out on all the good ones that definitely will " enjoyable ,sweet, heart warming and filled with funny moments . the only thing that i didn't like about One Good Reason or in Cross the Line , is the plot-line it was pretty much the same in all of Boston love series ( girl gets in the middle of some mob action ,gets kidnapped TWICE , gets rescued and then happy ending ! ) i loved it in the first book thought it " if you live your life afraid of all the bad things that might happen , you'll miss out on all the good ones that definitely will " enjoyable ,sweet, heart warming and filled with funny moments . the only thing that i didn't like about One Good Reason or in Cross the Line , is the plot-line it was pretty much the same in all of Boston love series ( girl gets in the middle of some mob action ,gets kidnapped TWICE , gets rescued and then happy ending ! ) i loved it in the first book thought it was original ,but the last two i really wanted something new with these characters .

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katerina

    The Peter Pan and Tinkerbell analogy failed spectacularly. Because despite the fact that Tinkerbell was there for Peter Pan all along, he still chose Wendy. Horrible MCs, drama/ shambles plot, as one dimensional as can be😒. I'm a die hard Grey's anatomy fan, and well... Meredith says this to Derek ( it's pretty general) but seeing it in this book still makes me annoyed: “Don’t look at me like that.” “Like what?” he asks innocently. “Like you know what I look like naked.” 😤 The Peter Pan and Tinkerbell analogy failed spectacularly. Because despite the fact that Tinkerbell was there for Peter Pan all along, he still chose Wendy. Horrible MCs, drama/ shambles plot, as one dimensional as can be😒. I'm a die hard Grey's anatomy fan, and well... Meredith says this to Derek ( it's pretty general) but seeing it in this book still makes me annoyed: “Don’t look at me like that.” “Like what?” he asks innocently. “Like you know what I look like naked.” 😤

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    One Good Reason by Julie Johnson Ahhhhh!!! I've been so looking forward to this book and I am so thrilled that it did not disappoint! The Boston Love series has quickly become a huge favorite of mine. Johnson infuses so much life and personality into her characters that they actually feel like friends. I was dying for Tinkerbell and Parker to get a story because they seem so completely opposite. Zoe is a hacker, but one might say of the Robin Hood variety - only hacks into the bad guys for the g One Good Reason by Julie Johnson Ahhhhh!!! I've been so looking forward to this book and I am so thrilled that it did not disappoint! The Boston Love series has quickly become a huge favorite of mine. Johnson infuses so much life and personality into her characters that they actually feel like friends. I was dying for Tinkerbell and Parker to get a story because they seem so completely opposite. Zoe is a hacker, but one might say of the Robin Hood variety - only hacks into the bad guys for the greater good. And Parker is a carefree playboy with a heart of gold, when it comes to Zoe. I freaking LOVE the banter between these two, and even between all the other characters. There's so much fun, wittiness, drama, and the right amount of steaminess. If you ask me, Johnson has the perfect recipe for a five star RomCom. I don't hesitate to recommend this book and series. Just love it. Now please can I have a story for Luca? And Shelby? And Colton. Definitely Colton! *Reviewed by Melinda for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kady

    4.5 "Neverland" Stars The cover was cheesy, but I liked the blurb and wanted something fun and light. Well, I now have a new author! With slight KA undertones and a great ensemble of characters, a playboy millionaire, and a quirky "Tinkerbell" computer genius, it was a winner for me and exactly what I was in the mood for. I could tell it was the 3rd in a series, but it worked as a standalone. I'll definitely try the previous books in the series to see if they are as good as this one! 4.5 "Neverland" Stars The cover was cheesy, but I liked the blurb and wanted something fun and light. Well, I now have a new author! With slight KA undertones and a great ensemble of characters, a playboy millionaire, and a quirky "Tinkerbell" computer genius, it was a winner for me and exactly what I was in the mood for. I could tell it was the 3rd in a series, but it worked as a standalone. I'll definitely try the previous books in the series to see if they are as good as this one!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kitty Carlin

    *ARC provided for an honest review* One of the hardest things for me in life is starting from the beginning, so with that knowledge about me... finishing this amazing third installment of Julie Johnsons Boston Love Story Series has me like "how do I even begin to tell people how 'fracking' <---that's Julie's word---> much I LOVED One Good Reason!" Alas though I will try my best ;)! I am strongly against spoilers, and you're lucky because with Julie's books you don't need them. She wont keep you w *ARC provided for an honest review* One of the hardest things for me in life is starting from the beginning, so with that knowledge about me... finishing this amazing third installment of Julie Johnsons Boston Love Story Series has me like "how do I even begin to tell people how 'fracking' <---that's Julie's word---> much I LOVED One Good Reason!" Alas though I will try my best ;)! I am strongly against spoilers, and you're lucky because with Julie's books you don't need them. She wont keep you waiting for ages to find something out. She writes in a way that, sure you know there's a "secret" but you don't care because you're too enthralled with everything else awesome that's happening. If you've read JJs books before then you already know she writes stories and characters that grab you and don't let go. If you haven't read her, well I know for dang sure everyone wants stories written so fluently and plots put together effortlessly. She is gifted people! When I read her words I'm transported into to these characters lives, and for a short period in time I'm taken away to a beautiful world. One Good Reason was right up there with all of JJs standards for her stories, Zoe and Parker were a dynamic duo through and through. The banter back and forth is pure genius people! Julie is seriously so witty it makes me cry how gorgeously she constructs dialogue between her characters. I love that we also get to revisit old loves, with all the crossover story lines. And she does it in a way that it's not overwhelming, you won't feel like you're trying to keep up with several story arcs at once! One Good Reason gave me all the feels...Julie gives you all the feels. She makes me want to find the Peter Pan to my Tinker Bell. I wanted to cry with the emotions she put on these pages and laugh at the wonderful love and light she displays in all her stories. People of Goodreads you don't need an entire plot summary to decide if a book is worth your time...you need the promise of love, laughter, hopes and dreams, and truly thought provoking words that reach into the parts of you that we try to hide all the time. Julie says the things that people everywhere want to hear but are too afraid to voice. Love it girl. "Life is one long series of punches to the gut. You either learn how to duck, or you figure out how to hit back." "I have to know you want to be here. That you're still willing to fight. Everything is fixable… But you have to want to fix it. You have to want to be here. " "To dance To grab life by both hands and take it for a ride" "And when you share that light with me, it makes me feel like… maybe I don't have to live in the shadows anymore." Furthermore it is not necessary but I highly recommend reading this series in order for the fullest journey. PS. Julie thanks for giving us more Boo! xoxo

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    5 'Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Forever' Stars “You are my favorite kind of adventure” Just when I thought the Boston Love series could not get any better, we are given another amazing installment. Julie Johnson delivers in this witty, sexy, suspenseful and flawlessly written story of opposites attracting. One Good Reason was utterly addictive, and I loved every second of it. Zoe Bloom hasn’t lived an easy life. She spends her time behind a computer screen working as a talented hacker. Relation 5 'Tinkerbell and Peter Pan Forever' Stars “You are my favorite kind of adventure” Just when I thought the Boston Love series could not get any better, we are given another amazing installment. Julie Johnson delivers in this witty, sexy, suspenseful and flawlessly written story of opposites attracting. One Good Reason was utterly addictive, and I loved every second of it. Zoe Bloom hasn’t lived an easy life. She spends her time behind a computer screen working as a talented hacker. Relationships of any sort are not a luxury she can afford. The last thing she needs in her life is romance. At least that’s what she thought before running into Parker West. Parker West loves a good adventure. Forced to give up his carefree life, he has taken over the role of CEO in his families company. He’s buying his time until the company is back up and running and he can head back out into the world. The last thing he expects is to meet the mysterious and sassy blonde that turns his world upside down. I adored both of these characters so much. Their chemistry was off the charts and I really loved their witty banter. Zoe was an “ice queen” but she was such a badass at the same time. She has been through so much, and I wanted her to find some happiness. As the story goes on we see her defenses go down as she falls for the incredibly charming Parker. Parker really made the story for me. He was just so charismatic, and carefree. It would be impossible not to love him. He was everything that Zoe never knew she needed. Their love story was just simply satisfying. If you're a fan of hilarious romantic comedies with a little suspense mixed it… then you need to pick up the Boston Love Series by Julie Johnson. You will not be disappointed!! *All of the books in this series are considered standalone novels. However, I recommend reading all the books in order. Not only are they all equally amazing, but you get to meet all the recurring characters.* ***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review***

  23. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Peralta

    I really like this serie, hopefully we get all the side charaters stories as well!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heidi Hutchinson

    Best one yet. And I didn't even know that was possible. Funny, romantic, fantastic. Best one yet. And I didn't even know that was possible. Funny, romantic, fantastic.

  25. 4 out of 5

    J.E. Benoit

    4.5 Stars “There’s this thrill I get, when I go on an adventure. Climb a peak, explore a city, set down wheels on a dirt runway in a place I’ve never been before. I’ve spent my whole life chasing that feeling” He pauses. “You’re the first person I’ve ever met who makes me feel that rush while I’m standing still.” I read the first two Boston Love books, Not You It’s Me and Cross The Line, earlier this year and loved them they were the perfect combination of sexy, swoony and suspense and I tota 4.5 Stars “There’s this thrill I get, when I go on an adventure. Climb a peak, explore a city, set down wheels on a dirt runway in a place I’ve never been before. I’ve spent my whole life chasing that feeling” He pauses. “You’re the first person I’ve ever met who makes me feel that rush while I’m standing still.” I read the first two Boston Love books, Not You It’s Me and Cross The Line, earlier this year and loved them they were the perfect combination of sexy, swoony and suspense and I totally fell in love with Julie Johnson’s writing style. I’ve been meaning to read this book since it came out several months ago but you know how it goes, life had other plans, but I was finally able to read it and I definitely loved it just as much the first two (maybe even a little bit more)! It had all the things I loved about the other books in this series plus a kick ass, foul-mouthed, independent and tough heroine and a hilarious, incredibly sweet, man-child, playboy hero, and both were impossible not to love. This book had a bit of everything, laugh out loud moments, major swoon, mystery, suspense, danger and of course a heartwarming love story. If you are a fan of the series and haven’t read this one yet, definitely check it out and if you are new to the series you can definitely read this as a standalone (but do yourself a favor and check out the other two, they are both awesome!). “For the record... you'll always be Tinkerbell to me. And Parker...well, he's the perpetual man-child. The boy who never grew up. He's Peter Pan.” I hear the smile in her voice. “That makes you guys Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. A perfect pair, if there ever was one.” If you read Cross The Line then you are familiar with Parker West, Phoebe’s older brother. Notorious for his fun loving, playboy ways, he’s been off on a grand adventure, traveling all over the world and running from responsibility. When trouble hits his family, he’s forced to return home and step up to run the family business. He’s only planning on sticking around long enough to get things back in order, hire his replacement and then he’s going to sail off into the sunset again. All of his plans come to a screeching halt when he crosses paths with the force of nature in the teeny tiny package, Zoe Bloom. You’ll also remember Zoe, aka Tink, as the mysterious woman who rescued Phoebe in Cross The Line. Zoe’s been on her own for a long time and is just doing what she has to do to survive. Parker can’t get his mind off of Zoe after they meet and he’s determined to show her how to live a little. But Zoe’s closed her heart down a long time ago and she isn’t exactly looking to form any attachments, particularly with someone who is likely to leave her in the dust when he gets restless. But Parker has a way of worming his way through her walls and if Zoe is willing to open up to him, she may just find that she’s the reason he’s been looking for to stay put. “Jesus Christ.” I look up to the heavens, seeking divine intervention. “This is torture.” “This? No. This is a conversation between… friends.” “We aren’t friends.” “You’re right.” He shakes his head. “We’re so much more, snookums. Our connection… it’s deeper than words.” “I loathe you.” “You love me.” The banter between these two was so hilarious! I found myself breaking out in fits of giggles many times over the course of this book. Some of their back and forth was just so ridiculous that it’s impossible not to laugh. Parker was very much the male equivalent of Phoebe West and we were often subjected to his verbal diarrhea. I loved how he would just get stuck on something and ramble on or completely go off on a tangent in the middle of an otherwise serious conversation. Zoe’s exasperation with him was so funny. For all Parker’s been through with his family, I loved that he chose to remain positive and light hearted rather than angry and brooding. It was a refreshing change. I also loved how he made it his mission to open up Zoe’s walls and get her to have a little fun all the while never discounting the seriousness of her situation or what she went through as a kid. He never pressured her but he wasn’t a pushover either, when push came to shove he knew when to be serious and was 100% dedicated to keeping Zoe safe. For her part, Zoe was an awesome heroine. She was feisty, smart, independent and had such a good heart. I loved how she would always help and look out for others but never thought it was a big deal. I thought that Parker was a great match for her, they both complemented the other so nicely. Yes, their relationship moved at warp speed but it was so much fun that I barely noticed and besides, their chemistry was off the charts! One thing I love about these books is that sprinkled throughout these awesome romances are exciting subplots that keep you guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat. That was definitely the case with this book too. There was the ongoing mystery of what was going on at the company that Zoe was investigating and the dangers that went along with that. The last few chapters were action packed and chock full of suspense. I thought it was great how all of our favorites from the other books came together to help solve it. It was fun being able to catch up with Chase, Gemma, Phoebe and Nate and seeing what they had going on in their lives. There was no epilogue in this book but the last chapter read like one to me and I found myself with happy tears in my eyes because it was such a sweet ending. I really enjoyed this book and I hope that we get more stories in the Boston Love series, there were a few hinted at and I can’t wait to see what those stories would be all about! “There’s only one reason I’ve spent my life running,” he says, his voice intent. “I’ve never had a good reason to stay.”

  26. 4 out of 5

    Prerana

    I really enjoyed this book. Think I might read some more of Julie Johnson.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    I enjoyed the third book in this series. I really like Julie Johnson’s writing and she’s an Outlander fan, so basically, I’m a fan of hers for life! I like the heroines, the relationships between all the characters, the relationships that take going through fire to be forged. Plus, laughing out loud is always a bonus.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Just from reading the blurb, this book doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I did enjoy Zoe's character in the previous book so I figured I'd give it a shot. Heroine: Zoe is a hacker who hacks for good. She's "Tink" who saved Phoebe while she was kidnapped. She was asked to hack a major company that fired an entire factory of workers and then refused to give them their pensions. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that there's something more to the situation than harsh business dealings and wha Just from reading the blurb, this book doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I did enjoy Zoe's character in the previous book so I figured I'd give it a shot. Heroine: Zoe is a hacker who hacks for good. She's "Tink" who saved Phoebe while she was kidnapped. She was asked to hack a major company that fired an entire factory of workers and then refused to give them their pensions. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that there's something more to the situation than harsh business dealings and what she knows could put herself and her loved ones in danger. I liked Zoe as a character. She was smart and strong, she had a way of getting things done that was amusing and practical. Some of her actions did annoy me though. At the start of the book, she was kind of spy-like trying to get her work done and she was sassy when it came to Parker but the more she began to investigate, the wimp-ier she got. She lost her strength and came off as just another damsel in distress. She also has a tragic past that is the reason that she hacks for good but that was just chucked into the book. It was mentioned once at the start, once at the end as she gets answers, and another time to explain why she hates Christmas. It was just unnecessary, being brought up in foster homes would have been enough of a reason without bringing in a murder plot that was hardly mentioned and resolved way too easily. Hero: Parker is the new CEO of WestTech after his father went to prison to save his sister's life. He's recently been going through his business dealings and slowly distancing himself and his company from his father's corrupt business partners. When he stumbles onto Zoe, he can't get her out of his mind and gives up his playboy ways to get her to be his. His interest is only doubled when he discovers that she is Tink, the woman who saved his sister from being murdered by the mob. I'd say that out of the two main characters, Parker is the more one dimensional character. As a reader, you're more told about him than shown. You're told he's a playboy but see no evidence of this in either of the two books he's in. You're told he's a CEO but not shown and you're told that he has wanderlust but none of his words, thoughts or actions show this until the very end. I just would have preferred more depth to his character because he seemed pretty interesting in Phoebe's book, especially considering he was shot and it's never mentioned again. Another issue with Miss Johnson's consistency through a series. Plot: The relationship between Zoe and Parker is the biggest plot aspect and I can't fault it. While I don't like Parker as an individual character, he is pretty sweet and caring when it comes to Zoe. Sure, at the start it comes off as a bit of a one-sided relationship but as soon as Zoe becomes invested, I quite like the relationship between the two of them. With the rest of the plot, I could give or take it. The crime that Zoe is investing is such a minor thing that is completely thrown out of proportion, I mean out of the three books in the series it's too much of a coincidence that each heroine is kidnapped at least once. Please, pick a new plot for the next one. It's like a soap opera where everything that could possible happen does to a small group of people. Overall, it was a relatively okay book. It was certainly my least favourite of the series but when your favourite is the first book, it's bound to go downhill as the series goes on. Will I carry on the series? This book kind of set up Lila and Luca as a possibility and there's the fact that Shelby is now single, I may give it a shot. I did quite like Luca but I don't particularly have an opinion on Lila. Would I recommend it? I'd suggest the entire series as a whole but this book as a standalone? Probably not.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Christi

    I love the Boston Love series, and they keep getting better and better! I was hoping that Parker would get his own book, and Zoe is perfect for him! Parker is my favorite Boston Love book boyfriend. He had me swooning so hardcore! Ugh! I want to reread this book over and over again! Julie Johnson has outdone herself. I absolutely adore the banter between these two. It had me laughing and smiling throughout the whole book. I hope there will be more in this series as it is one of my favorites! I l I love the Boston Love series, and they keep getting better and better! I was hoping that Parker would get his own book, and Zoe is perfect for him! Parker is my favorite Boston Love book boyfriend. He had me swooning so hardcore! Ugh! I want to reread this book over and over again! Julie Johnson has outdone herself. I absolutely adore the banter between these two. It had me laughing and smiling throughout the whole book. I hope there will be more in this series as it is one of my favorites! I love all the characters with how crazy and comical they are. Although you don’t have to read the previous books in this series, I highly recommend you do because they are awesome. Zoe Bloom is a tiny little thing but don’t let her size fool you, she’s got attitude. Lot’s of it. Life hasn’t been easy for Zoe. On Christmas Eve when she was five, her parents were murdered leaving her homeless. Luckily she met Luca, and they’ve been family ever since. We met Zoe in Cross the Line when she saves Phoebe from the mafia, and she made a big impression, so I was so happy to see her pair off with Parker. Parker West came to Boston to help his family business and doesn’t plan to stay around until he meets the spunky, Zoe. They are such opposites but make a great pair. The hero is not afraid to show his feelings which I always love, a free spirit, and doesn’t stop until he gets what he wants and what he wants is Zoe. There’s more to his trust fund and joking manner and what we find underneath had me swooning. “You’re the first person I’ve ever met who makes me feel that rush while I’m standing still. Looking at you, I don’t need to chase some crazy whim. You…” He shakes his head, as if he can’t believe he’s saying this shit out loud. “You’re a huge adventure in a five foot, hundred pound package.” Parker’s got his work cut out for him. Zoe is not used to opening up or getting close with anyone. Will Zoe let down her guard or will the thought of Parker leaving in the near future cause her to keep her defenses up? I don’t want to taste something once, see how good it is, and then spend the rest of my life wishing I could have it again. I’d rather stay in the dark. That’s how it feels with Parker. There’s everything you couldn’t want in this book. You’ve got romance, humor, suspense, steamy scenes, danger, amazing secondary characters, a sassy hacker and a sweet, playboy. It’s one of those books that you love, and you want to gush over. I want to tell you so much about it, but I don’t want to spoil this amazing book for you. You need to experience it for yourself. It’s perfection! If you love a good rom-com, then this is a must read! Sometimes I guess two people really do complete each other — the jagged, broken pieces of their souls aligning perfectly, to create an undamaged whole. I was provided an arc by the author for a fair and honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    5 stars! I love all of Julie Johnson’s books so when I received One Good Reason on my kindle, I was ecstatic. I don’t want to give any of the plot away so i’ll just tell you what I thought about the book. One Good Reason is full of emotions, it goes from sweet to sexy to hilarious to emotional thought the journey Zoe and Parker are taking. I couldn’t put the book down when I started reading it, I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened next. Just like the rest of Julie’s books, One Good Re 5 stars! I love all of Julie Johnson’s books so when I received One Good Reason on my kindle, I was ecstatic. I don’t want to give any of the plot away so i’ll just tell you what I thought about the book. One Good Reason is full of emotions, it goes from sweet to sexy to hilarious to emotional thought the journey Zoe and Parker are taking. I couldn’t put the book down when I started reading it, I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened next. Just like the rest of Julie’s books, One Good Reason has the element of suspense which makes the reader want to keep turning the pages and forget about what they have to do in the real world. Parker’s character wasn’t what I was expecting, I was expecting a cocky rich asshole. However Parker’s character is hilarious, light-hearted and charming, which I really loved. Parker’s character makes you laugh one minute and melt the next. I really loved his character and how he wasn’t at like I was expecting. Zoe’s character was just as interesting as Parker’s. She had been though a lot in her life and instead of needing the hero to save her, she was determined to be ok without his help. Zoe’s character is incredibly strong. Although I didn’t always agree with some of her decisions when it came to Parker, I really loved Zoe. She was just as funny as Parker. Zoe had some sassiness to her which made her character entertaining and it was nice to see that Zoe wasn’t just a passive heroine. Zoe and Parker together is a match made in heaven. Their intimate scenes were steamy. However the best thing about them together was their banter. Their banter with each other was hilarious and entertaining and I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at some points in the book. I loved Zoe and Parker together, there was so many moments that I loved and I have quite a few parts of the book highlighted so I can go back and read moments. Zoe and Parker’s relationship moved quite fast but that didn’t change how much I loved the book and them together. I love how they referenced Peter Pan and Tinkerbell thought the whole story, it was so adorable and made me fall in love with them more. Julie Johnson has written another story that makes me feel all the emotions right along with the characters. Julie has written a book that I have once again fell in love with. I absolutely loved Parker and Zoe’s story. “You don’t fall in love with a bird and stick her in a cage. You let her fly free and hope like hell she comes back to you.” “You know what?” I ask, kissing him back. “What?” he murmurs. “Tinkerbell and Peter Pan both knew how to fly.” *ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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