⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: Our Ride to Forever by Julie Olivia

I’ve been loving this sweet and swoony series, but I’ll admit that I was a little nervous about this particular installment – and I ended up enjoying it much more than expected! We’ve gotten to know this group of friends pretty well throughout this series of interconnected standalones, so I had already formed some opinions about this couple. But Olivia managed to spin everything on its axis, and the entire dynamic of their relationship changed within the first few chapters. Both characters are commitment-adverse, and it was actually the fact that neither is looking for a relationship that initially brings them together. Then… well, it goes from one night stand to fling to marriage of convenience gone awry to second chance, all in the blink of an eye. Once I got a feel for how this couple’s love story would play out, I became much more invested in their relationship. And it kept me on my toes the entire time, with a romance that ended up being a solid addition to the series.

The story follows Theo, a woman who loves to live in the moment. She’s got a carefree attitude that keeps her single, though she’s always down for a good time. So when she discovers that the cute bartender in town is also against relationships, Theo sees an opportunity for one night of fun. Things don’t go quite as planned, and one night turns into a fling, which soon turns into a marriage on paper only. Theo has great health insurance, Orson needs it, and neither one plans to get hitched anytime in the future. But their friends with benefits-style marriage soon veers off-course, and that has left Orson and Theo as awkward spouses. When Theo needs a place to stay, Orson offers his spare room… and these two quickly realize that staying in the friend zone is going to be more difficult than either anticipated.

I’m glad the new situation is all spelled out in the blurb, because the whole beginning of the book feels like a spoiler, lol. It’s just so vastly different from how Orson and Theo’s relationship is in the first two books, it’s a lot to handle. Once things settled down, I liked where it was going. These two are both players who are known for sleeping around, and I think the marriage helped tone some of that down. Conveniently not mentioning that Orson has slept with every one of Theo’s coworkers (which we know from earlier in the series) was also helpful. He’s actually a big sweetheart in this, such a loving and kind guy who is simply overwhelmed from all he does for the town. The contrast of Theo’s carefree attitude and Orson’s overworked, anxiety-ridden personality made for a great opposites attract feel, even though these two are similar in a lot of ways. I also liked the concept of a marriage of convenience that goes wrong, where they got what they wanted but didn’t anticipate all of the other consequences. Plus, a roommates situation is never a bad thing. I won’t say that I loved this one as much as the others – I didn’t – but it ended up being a fun read. With a little more time spent on the “before” and the emotional connection, I think this could’ve been even stronger, but it did make for a sweet and spicy story. The final addition to the series is going to be an even tougher sell for me, but I’m curious to see if Olivia can spin that one around too.

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Sometimes, the best rides are unexpected.

Orson Mackenzie didn’t want a relationship. Perfect. Neither did I.

But what started as a fun ride with no commitment turned into hitching our cars to the same train. Orson needed my insurance. I needed his tax break. So we signed a piece of paper to make me his not-so blushing bride.

Forever was never the destination. Until Orson unexpectedly changed course, and we found ourselves on different tracks.

Now, it’s seven months later, I’ve lost my apartment and, luckily for me, my husband still has a heart of gold. And a spare bedroom.

I can move in with my fake husband, right? How hard can it be?

Except I’m having a hard time overlooking how his eyes undress me and the way his voice rasps when he calls me sweetheart. And the more time we spend together, the more I see through his happy-go-lucky exterior. He needs someone in his corner, and for once, maybe I need someone in mine too.

I shouldn’t fall in love with my husband. But my heart might be thumping to the bumpy tune of forever.

Our Ride To Forever is a romantic comedy featuring a secret marriage of convenience and lots of roommate shenanigans in a house with only one shower and very, very thin walls. Enjoy the comforts of a small town theme park, filled with lots of love and even more steamy, sizzling spice!

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The moment we meet, it’s all downhill.

My job is providing happiness and smiles at Honeywood Fun Park, and Emory Dawson is the frown our park didn’t ask for.

When our star roller coaster malfunctions with me on board, the manufacturer’s heir and lead engineer, Emory, vows to renovate the attraction. So instead of having a fun summer season as Marketing Manager for Honeywood, I’m now saddled with playing host.


Emory is the opposite of a good time. He’s the grump that won’t stop grumping, and our arguments escalate quicker than my heart rate after a roller coaster’s fall.

He knows I can see right through his broody gaze and big ideas. Repairing the coaster? More like overhauling his own company’s reputation, regardless of whether it helps our local theme park.

But when our firm handshakes start lingering too long, or when his muscled thighs rest against mine under the table, I’m thrown for a loop.

Most roller coasters are fun, but I’d like to get off this emotional one, please.

All Downhill With You is a stand-alone romantic comedy. This book is an enemies-to-lovers, grumpy/sunshine romance with laugh-out-loud theme park moments, a cozy small town, and sizzling spice!

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About the Author:

Julie Olivia writes stories filled with quippy banter, saucy bedroom scenes, and nose-snort laughs that will give you warm fuzzies in your soul. She likes thick blankets, really fast roller coasters, lemon-filled donuts, and imagining cozy towns with tight-knit friend groups and lots of dirty talking men.

She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband who has a swoon-worthy low voice and their cat, Tina, whose meows are not swoony one bit.

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