Review: The Bold and the Bullheaded (Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov)

The Bold and the Bullheaded
Series: The G.D. Taylors,#2
Authors: Willow Aster, Laura Pavlov
Publication Date: June 21, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis: 

𝐴 𝑏𝑢𝑙𝑙ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑝ℎ𝑎. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑛𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝐼 𝑡𝑟𝑦.

Emma…
I don’t do feelings.
Especially not with an arrogant, broody Taylor brother.
But one moment of weakness on an elevator wrecks me.
I curse his name.
I curse said elevator.
Yet I find myself wanting to be trapped in a small space with Spence Taylor again.
And don’t even get me started on his day job.
The man can do just about anything with those hands.
Those big hands, and er—big feet.
I digress.

Spence…
Emma Kingsley is the most infuriating woman I’ve ever known.
Stubborn, arrogant, and sexy as sin.
She drives me crazy.
And she’s determined to hate me.
The funny thing is—I can’t get enough.
But the woman has more walls up than the royal palace.
Lucky for her, I make a living tearing down walls.
And I just found my favorite project.
Time to renovate, Queenie.


I gave the first book in this series, Wanted Wed or Alive, 5 stars for being a rom-com that was cute, funny, and sweet. If I could, I would give The Bold and the Bullheaded even more stars because not only was it all those things, but it had a super fun enemies to lovers aspect going on. Emma was holding onto that enemies thing with Spence far longer than most characters do in that relationship trope. It gave this book an edge and emotional pull I was expecting but loved.

Emma was a strong female character. She had worked hard to become the lawyer and person she was. Her past held her back in ways, but Spence knew how to break through that and push her out of her comfort zone. Spence is the oldest of the Taylor siblings and has the personality to back that. I loved seeing how Emma softened his edges. They were great together as a couple and their chemistry was fire.

My most favorite thing about this book was that it made me laugh so G.D. hard. There were things that popped back up from the first book and then new things that added to the hilarity. I would love to quote some stuff for you, but I don’t want to give anything away. All I can say is that if you enjoy rom-coms, I would highly recommend this book and series. It’s a new favorite of mine. I’m so glad there are 3 more siblings Aster and Pavlov can write books for because I want them now!

9 thoughts on “Review: The Bold and the Bullheaded (Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov)”

    1. Yes! I am that way, too. I just want to laugh. I thought this one and the first book in the series were both great rom-coms. I am excited for the series to continue.

  1. Wonderful review, Deanna. It has been ages since a book made me laugh out loud. I am glad you enjoyed this one so much.

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