This is one of those books that gets better in the second half, because I really wasn’t loving it at the start. Our hero falls in love at first sight, and it was just… a lot. Then we find out that the heroine is “engaged” (a lie she made up years ago), and the hero doesn’t know what to do. Once everything was out in the open, this got a lot more playful and I was enjoying the banter. Still not one of my favorites from the author, but it makes a solid addition to this light and sexy series. You don’t HAVE to read the series in order for it to make sense, but Mama’s Boy does a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of explaining the premise. It was great revisiting this funny family, and I’m looking forward to watching the last man fall.
The story follows Griff, a man who is too smart for his own good. He’s a tattooed scientist – an intelligent man who looks like a bad boy. He’s never quite figured out how to talk to women, so he comes off as a bit of a neanderthal. When Griff meets Kinsey, it’s love at first sight – he falls for her brain as well as her looks, and now he’s got to convince her to feel the same way. The only problem? Griff believes Kinsey is engaged, and telling him the truth would jeopardize Kinsey’s career. As part of a family bet, Kinsey agrees to go on six dates with Griff, and he’s hoping it will help him to fall OUT of love with her. Because falling for an engaged woman is out of the question.
The “family bet” storyline is kinda complicated, so I’m not going to go into the whole thing here. Just know that it plays a role in the series. This is another low angst, sexy installment and I loved the chemistry between these two. Griff makes a great hero, and I liked the unique storyline. There was just a lot going on, and the instalove was too much for me. Pair that with a “forbidden” romance, and the beginning was pretty off-putting. This managed to win me over by the end, but my rating would probably be lower if grading this as a standalone romance. The series as a whole is what has me hooked, and I’m curious how the final book will play out. I do suggest reading in order, since the books are better together. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com.
So I may be in the Last Single Man Standing competition with my cousins, but five minutes around Kinsey was all it took to take myself out. Who cares about bragging rights when you’ve just found the woman you’re going to marry? Sure, she may work for my biggest competitor. Sure, she’s not dating right now. Sure, she’s my sister’s best friend and I’ve been sworn off her. But somehow she agrees to go on six fake dates to help me save face in this competition.
What does the guy who never uses his words have to say to convince the girl of his dreams that they’re perfect for each other?
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MUST HATE DOGS
Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you’ve never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you’re the date for me.
Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That’s why he’ll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas.
He’s got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad…
The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor.
But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she’s most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her.
The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever…falling in love.
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Mansplainer releases on November 29th!
He can explain everything but how not to fall in love.
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When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d love to hear from you.
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