⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mix of light and heavy

Featuring my favorite relationship of the series, this rom com has plenty of humor but also a heaviness that lingers throughout the book. All three Do-Over books have shed light on what happens when someone is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, but I found Feisty to have the most unsettling and triggering incident (a storyline featuring a gun at a preschool). Kent does an effective job showcasing the way someone’s life can change after one chance event, for the better and the worse. In the aftermath, Fiona gets to know her childhood nemesis in a totally unexpected way.

Essentially, the story follows Fiona, a preschool teacher who finds herself the focus of constant media attention after an incident at her school. She’s held a grudge against paramedic Fletch since her youth (when he tried to kiss her and she took him down), but he’s become a source of comfort for her as she struggles to return to normalcy. Now that she’s taking the time to really get to know Fletch, Fiona realizes she may have misjudged him without digging deeper.

This series has been heavy on the comedy and light on the romance, which is still the case here – to a certain extent. It’s definitely less laugh out loud funny than the others, and Fletch is part of the story from start to finish. I loved that they got a second chance to get to know each other, and all I wanted was more of Fletch. Kent’s writing is as solid as ever, with a unique premise and a hero that’s easy to love. I do have to mention that there were a few scenes where Fiona goes in-depth about auras, etc., which were a little out there but they didn’t overtake the story. Ultimately, the book is definitely worth a read and I’m intrigued to see where Kent takes things in the next story. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Haven’t read the rest of the series? This is easily read as a standalone but the group of friends are connected by the other books. Reviews for Fluffy and Perky available here:

Fluffy | Perky


Title: Feisty

Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Audiobook Narrator: Erin Mallon
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Blurb
AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT

I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?

Oh.

Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That’s right.

Feisty.

More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love – drop-kick included.
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Excerpt

“Fletch,” I
start, walking into my office, waving him on. As we pass by the children, they
snicker and whisper, the girls more stirred up than the boys. We reach the
office, I close the door, and ask, “Why are you here?”
“I came to
see you because I knew this was your lunch break and you’ve been ignoring my
texts and calls.”
“Maybe I
need some space.”
“I respect
that.”
“Clearly,
you don’t.”
“Look,
Fiona, I’m not here to argue with you. Or to crowd you or upset you. The
opposite, actually. I realized our wires have been crossed and it was better to
just come to you, face to face, and say what needs to be said.”
“You
couldn’t wait until I wasn’t working?”
“If you’d
answer my texts and calls, I could.”
“Fair
enough. What do you want to say? What needs to be said?”
“I would
like to ask you out on a date.”
“A date?”
“Yes.”
“Why?”
“Because I
like you.”
“That’s
it?”
“Isn’t that
enough?”
“After
seventeen years of teasing me, of that stupid nickname following me around like
a poltergeist, now you suddenly decide that because I saved your nephew you
want to date me?”
“It’s not
like that.”
“Then what
is it like?”
“I don’t
know. Let me find out what it’s like by spending time with you. Let’s both find
out what the other is really like. Do we have to define this? Let’s explore
it.” He grins. “Let’s explore each other.”
“I think
you’re trauma bonding with me and getting that confused with having feelings
for me.”
“Trauma
bonding?”
“We went
through something emotionally intense together. You helped me. I saved your
nephew. But that doesn’t mean we should date.”
“That’s not
why I’m asking you out.”
“Is it
because we kissed?”
“That’s not
why, but it certainly adds to all the reasons why.”

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Author Bio
New York Times and USA
Today
bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge.
Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times
bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her
books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing
in 2019.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy
joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for
a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s
room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the
only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet
paper rolls.

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