Do-Gooder
j. leigh bailey
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Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM By j. leigh bailey

No good deed goes unpunished, and for seventeen year old Isaiah Martin, that s certainly the case The gun he was caught with wasn t even his, for God s sake He only had it to keep a friend from doing something stupid No one wants to hear it though, and Isaiah is banished or so it seems to him to live with his missionary father in politically conflicted Cameroon, Africa.No good deed goes unpunished, and for seventeen year old Isaiah Martin, that s certainly the case The gun he was caught with wasn t even his, for God s sake He only had it to keep a friend from doing something stupid No one wants to hear it though, and Isaiah is banished or so it seems to him to live with his missionary father in politically conflicted Cameroon, Africa.However, when he arrives, his father is so busy doing his good deeds that he sends Henry, the young, surprisingly hot do gooder with a mysterious past, to pick up Isaiah and keep him out of trouble Even while Isaiah is counting down the days until he can go home, he and Henry get caught in the political unrest of the region Kidnapped by militant forces, the two have to work together to survive until they are rescued unless they manage to find a way to save each other first.
  • Title: Do-Gooder
  • Author: j. leigh bailey
  • ISBN: 9781634772907
  • Page: 299
  • Format: ebook

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Serena Yates Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Amazing is the only way I can describe this novel in one word. It’s a very intense, suspense- and action-filled coming-of-age story that is a character study as well as a thriller. It’s told in first person by seventeen-year-old Isaiah, and if you’re expecting a high school drama or similar, you’ll not find that between the pages of this book. Instead there is an incredible tale of a youthful error leading to kidnapping, cruelty, and international conflict. But it is also the story of Is [...]
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Riina Y.T. Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Ah. This you guys! #pageturneralert :)What an exciting, action-packed and wonderfully brilliant story. It’s written in first person and we sadly only get Isaiah’s POV — but I had so much fun with his voice :)ALL THE ☆☆☆☆☆ !! ► Isaiah was born in Africa and spent the following seven years with his missionary parents in a refugee camp in the Central African Republic. When he and his mom return to the States his dad stays behind. After not having heard from his father in ten year [...]
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Bárbara Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
*Thank you Netgalley for the free, advanced copy*THIS BOOK WAS SO, SO COOL. Action packed, A complete page-turner It was quite amazing. It was also much more complex and deeper than the blurb made it sound. It caught me off-guard and I LOVED IT. So many cool things going on, that ultimately contributed to the slow-burn in the precious relationship between Isaiah and Henry/Hank xD it was so, so well planned-out that, seriously, there's not ONE dull moment, you can't stop reading, there's always s [...]
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Tatiana Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Wow, talk about a wild ride that keeps you going until the very end! Do-Gooder is an entertaining, action-packed YA novel and a heartbreaking whirlwind of emotions. There was danger around every corner, and the plot moved swiftly, so there wasn't a moment of boredom. Each character had a distinct personality and felt real.I admit that as a hardcore fan of romance novels, I was a bit disappointed there wasn't much more than a kiss in the course of the story. I get that it would've felt forced and [...]
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Megalion Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
For a young adult book that required some suspension of disbelief through the action part, I was surprised at the bit of adrenaline rush I had through the high action parts. It was also a fresh thrill to read what seemed like a basic coming of age transition plot suddenly take a serious left turn. Meanwhile, the subplot of what happened at home is not forgotten and plays out meaningfully. A YA story that plants itself into the thriller genre. Recommended. Thank you to the publisher for the free [...]
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Isla Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
*Thanks to NetGalley for the free advance copy*Do-Gooder is a book about severely diabetic 17 year-old Isaiah Martin after he is caught with a gun (it wasn’t his, and the story behind becomes apparent in increments), and sent to stay with his father who runs a refugee camp in Cameroon for penance.Isaiah hasn’t heard from his father in ten years. The way his father prioritises the camp over his own son has given Isaiah an aversion to “Do-Gooders”, and Isaiah isn’t looking forward to spe [...]
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Lisa Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
It's more of a close 2.5 Star Read.Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Isaiah was born in Africa, but soon moved with his mother to the United States. Now he is on his way back. He tried to stop a friend from making a big mistake and was caught with her gun in his hand. He should spend two months there, working at his father's hospital. Henry, who works for his father, picks him up at the airport. While they drive they are stopped by armed [...]
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Free_dreamer Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review“Do-Gooder” was an exciting, action-packed read. The romance mostly took a back seat, since the protagonists were a little busy trying to survive.I mostly decided to read this book because of the setting. Not a lot of m/m books are set in Africa and I’ve always liked reading about exotic places. We don’t get to read much about the culture, though, since the story is mostly set in the middle of nowhere, with our two protagonists as prisoners of i [...]
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Tex Reader Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
3.5 of 5 stars – Good Gay YA, More Action Adventure, Some Romance.[Thanks to the author for a free copy via ' YA LGBT group in exchange for an honest review]I love various gay genres, including YA romance, and this was refreshingly in the form of an action adventure, as well as in Africa, and J. Leigh Bailey did justice to both.Her style was straightforward, easy-to-read and descriptive enough to fit the faster paced action. While not a fully adult action adventure, the plot was credible, tens [...]
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Katie Simmons Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
A coming of age LGBT novel written by J. Leigh Bailey. Would you, or could you, do something that could get you sent to Africa for summer community service? Isaiah Martin sure did! Do you think you could fall in love while despising your being there? Isaiah did! Isaiah helps a friend by taking the gun away, but then is found with it near school property. Because of this, he has to join his father in Cameroon, Africa as a missionary. Isaiah hasn't seen or heard from his father in a long time, and [...]
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Veronica of V's Reads Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
4.5 Stars.Isaiah Martin is a high school senior at a private school in Wisconsin when he tries to help a friend in dire need. His best friend is having severe home troubles, and Isaiah finds her near school with a gun in her lap--Isaiah tries to remove it and gets arrested for possession. His mother, a high powered attorney, gets his arrest expunged for probation as long as Isaiah spends the summer volunteering with his missionary physician father in Cameroon, Africa.Isaiah isn't thrilled with t [...]
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Angela Goodrich Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Having read a couple of Bailey’s M/M new adult romances, I was excited about the prospect of discovering how well she could write a young adult story. As it turns out, the author’s writing style lends itself well to the young adult genre as this and the other books I’ve read demonstrate a clear focus on the characters as the driving force behind the story. Because I don’t know where else to mention it in my review, I [...]
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Nunie Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Cross-posted on Lou's*book received from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review*This is a book I went in with little fear: I don't usually read much stories of this kind but I was pleasantly surprised with it, so much that I read it in one sitting. I just could not stop reading, I had to know what was going to happen to both the young characters. This is full of action, but not only that. There's acceptance, how to learn to accept the mistakes of the past and so many more. The story is [...]
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Rita Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Reviewed for Just Love4.5 stars rounded upThis book was not what I was expecting at all. I was immediately intrigued when I read that it’s set in Africa since that’s a location I don’t ever recall seeing in Romance before. I love learning about new places so I jumped at the chance to review this one. I went in thinking that these kids would have some fun adventures with a conflict at the end. You know, the typical romance format, but this…this story is so much more. It’s an incredibly [...]
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Steph ☀️ Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
***4.75 stars***If you want to read a book that has action, sarcasm and a slow building ‘eventual’ romance, then this is the book for you. Really, this was such an amazing read! I. could. not. put. it. down. J. Leigh Bailey is a new author to me, and I am so happy I found you. IMO, the author really took her time with this book. You can tell with all the detail that she put into it. I can only assume she or someone she knows was a missionary of some sort in the Central African Republic (CAR) [...]
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JoAnna G Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
This is an intense, suspenseful coming of age story of seventeen year old Isaiah. He does something to help a friend, not even thinking of the ramifications, it wasn’t his gun. His mother worked magic to get him to do intense community service for his father the “Do-Gooder” in Africa. He works as a doctor in a refugee camp in Cameroon. This book is action packed on the edge of your seat. It is also a slow burn in friendship. I don’t feel like this is a romance as it is coming of age and [...]
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Arch Bala Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
I’m still contemplating my feelings towards this book so the things you’re about to read would be my ‘just-finished-reaction’ towards it. I so enjoyed Isaiah’s perspective – voice alive, thoughts so vibrant and just overall fun to read. When you say young adult – Isiah is the perfect embodiment of it.Henry meanwhile is a very fascinating character. I loved that he represent a strong character – a character you’d root for once you get to know him.The Do-Gooder theme between the [...]
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Mitch Obrecht Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Don't let the title fool you. This is an incredible read. I wanted something different. I've read so many urban fantasy and paranormal romance books lately, I needed something different. I wasn't expecting this.Here's the basics There are two main characters, Israel and Henry. The story is told through Izzy's POV. He super resents his absentee father, who is like a Doctors Without Borders kinda guy, living in Africa for the last 20 years. Izzy and his mom live in the states. Something happened [...]
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Tracey Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Isiaiah tries to help a friend, and gets caught holding a gun that wasn't his. As a result he's forced to agree to doing community service in his Summer Break in Cameroon helping out his missionary father for three months. Problem? Well, he hasn't seen his Dad in years, pretty much resents him for that fact and isn't really that keen on spending his whole Summer in Africa. To add insult to injury, when he arrives, his Dad apparently can't even be bothered to pick him up, instead sending Henry to [...]
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Martin Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
I enjoyed this book up to point. The writing is good and the setting is certainly not one found in your typical YA novel. I liked the way that you learnt more and more about Isaiah’s background and the actions that got him into the situation he was in. It’s quite a shocking situation for a YA novel and I think it managed to convey the horror without being too shocking for a YA audience. It kept me gripped and I couldn’t put it down, as I needed to know what happened to Isaiah and Henry. Bu [...]
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Pjm12 Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
This is complicated and absorbing. I like learning things when I read fiction (because I read very little non-fiction). Finding out about Africa and parts of the turmoil going on gives me a glimpse into a life from which I am distanced.Isaiah's life has been turned sideways by one reckless, fearless act. He is still burdened by what he sees as his father's disregard for him, and when he arrives in Cameroon, we can see he is hopeful of a happy reunion.Getting kidnapped with do-gooder Henry doesn' [...]
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BooksAndBooks Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC. Do-Gooder tells the story of Isaiah Martin who is sent to Africa by his mother to spend some time with his father. But his plans go awry and he ends up in the hands of militant forces.I enjoyed the plot it was intriguing and it kept me guessing. So many things go wrong and the plot never drags. Isaiah is taken with an another person Henry who works for his father, who from the very beginning looks out for Isaiah. Charlie Ma [...]
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Manuela Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
2.5 stars I had high hopes for this book but part of them were not met by the story. I liked the main characters and the way their feelings for each other developed, but the adventure part of the story lacked something. I expected more action and also some things really didn't feel realistic, but overall I kinda liked it. I just wish some things, especially towards the end, resolved in a more realistic way.
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Stephanie Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
I read an early copy of this book when it was in edits. This story has tons of action and a heartfelt, realistic feeling romance. If you're looking for LGBTQ teen fiction that goes beyond a coming-out story, this is a great start. This author's books are addictably readable--the type where I mean to only read a chapter and I'm suddenly done with three.
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Amazonaute Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
I wish this author would write more books faster. This was a very exciting adventure story. The guys were great. The character development and learning of the MC was lovely. I loved the relationship development. This was a very satisfying read and left me cheering. Oh yeah, and it's an adventure story in Africa. Most enjoyable.
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Meggie Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
This story was solid enough, but personally way to extreme. What kind of a mom sends his seventeen year old son to Africa on its own, alone? I don't think good one. All bad happened to Isaiah while Henry drove them to Isaiah father. Isaiah life was at risk on three or more occasions, but hey, his mom send him to Africa on its own, yeah right!!!This story isn't believable!
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Saritza Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Love adventure books where you're on the edge of your seat wondering how it's all going to play out. This was one of my client manuscripts whose words, world and characters I just fell in love with.
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Sarah Sep 18, 2020 - 22:18 PM
Please see my full review at coffeeandtrainspotting.wordpressI received a copy of this book free from the author via netgalley in exchange for honest review.
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Do-Gooder By j. leigh bailey No good deed goes unpunished, and for seventeen year old Isaiah Martin, that s certainly the case The gun he was caught with wasn t even his, for God s sake He only had it to keep a friend from doing something stupid No one wants to hear it though, and Isaiah is banished or so it seems to him to live with his missionary father in politically conflicted Cameroon, Africa.No good deed goes unpunished, and for seventeen year old Isaiah Martin, that s certainly the case The gun he was caught with wasn t even his, for God s sake He only had it to keep a friend from doing something stupid No one wants to hear it though, and Isaiah is banished or so it seems to him to live with his missionary father in politically conflicted Cameroon, Africa.However, when he arrives, his father is so busy doing his good deeds that he sends Henry, the young, surprisingly hot do gooder with a mysterious past, to pick up Isaiah and keep him out of trouble Even while Isaiah is counting down the days until he can go home, he and Henry get caught in the political unrest of the region Kidnapped by militant forces, the two have to work together to survive until they are rescued unless they manage to find a way to save each other first.

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