February saw a bunch of new romance releases. Here are mini reviews for a few of them that I read.
The Baby Blitz
Series: Varsity Dads, #3
Author: Lex Martin
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
When I saw that Martin was releasing a third book in the Varsity Dads series, I had to admit my first thought was how many players on the same college football team could end up having babies and how many different situations could there really be? I had to laugh because even Olly had a similar thought in this book. Martin did a great job coming up with a completely different situation. This time it’s an unplanned pregnancy for Magnolia and Olly, which was highly entertaining because they didn’t really like each other prior to said pregnancy. It was fun to see them navigate through all the ups and downs of being pregnant in college and what they had to deal with on the friend, ex, sibling, teammate, coach side of things. I ended up loving these two “enemies” together and the family they created. I’m excited to find out what is next in Charlie’s book.
Series: Until Him/Her, #12.5; 1001 Dark Nights
Author: Aurora Rose Reynold
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Publisher: 1001 Dark Nights Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
The last 2 books I read by this author weren’t my favorite of hers. I was happy to see Keeping You was closer to the style of the ones I have loved. There was obvious chemistry between Noah and Bridgett, and it had ARR’s insta-love feel, but it was almost a slow burn where her books are concerned. Which is surprising to say since this was a novella. There was a lot packed into this short romance. Bridgett was dealing with a nasty divorce and Noah was trying not act on his impulses where she was concerned due to his friendship with her brother. But in ARR fashion… BOOM! They were fated to fall in love. I guess my biggest complaint was that I wish this was a full-length romance so that I got more time with Noah and Bridgett, especially after they gave into their feelings for each other so I could really get behind them as a couple. I also couldn’t decide how I felt about the timeline of the divorce, but that’s something I guess I haven’t thought about before to know my thoughts on it. Anyways. Don’t let the 3.5 stars make you think I didn’t enjoy reading this quick romance, I did.
Series: The Carolina Comets, #6
Author: Teagan Hunter
Publication Date: February 23, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
I feel like I’ve been waiting for Glove Save from the minute I finished the last book in this series, and it was well worth the wait. Jacob Greer was the perfect grumpy “I don’t believe in love” hockey player. Stevie was a no-nonsense mom who would do anything for her kid. She couldn’t stand Greer until she was practically in love with him. Macie was a sassy, hockey obsessed ten-year-old whose coach/player relationship with Geer could have stolen the show. I loved Greer and Macie’s interactions so much! Greer, Stevie, and Macie made a great unit. This entire romance was a joy to read. Six books into this series and I can’t get enough of it. I am glad there is at least one more book to come.
18 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: The Baby Blitz (Martin), Keeping You (Reynolds), Glove Save (Hunter)”
I like the sound of Baby Blitz. I love an unplanned pregnancy trope
You would probably love this book and series then!
Why did I find the title “Glove Save” absolutely hilarious?! I don’t know what I was thinking or why it tickled my mind. Great reviews as always 💙
I did too! Thanks!
Too funny that a character in The Baby Blitz even had the same thought as you did. Haha! Sounds like it stood on its own though, and didn’t feel repetitive. Obviously Glove Save was a big hit! I like the sound of Greer and Macie’s dynamic. I’m kind of experiencing something similar right now in Bowen’s The New Guy.
Oh, The New Guy was so good!!
I just saw somebody else rave about Glove Save. I need to add it to my TBR.
You might have me sold on that Hunter series. I can’t resist a hockey romance
Yay! I hope you love it!
I was looking forward to Baby Blitz, although I also had the same question as you about all these jocks getting these women preggo, but sadly, I didn’t enjoy it as much as you did. It was fun and all but I wanted a bit more from it. Great review though 🙂
Thanks! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. You do have to suspend disbelief that all those guys would have something similar happen to them.
Great mini reviews! I have a lot of the same feelings about Keeping You.
Thank you! I had a feeling you would. 😉
Glove Save sounds great! I need to binge read that series. Great mini reviews, Deanna!
Yes! Do! It’s so fun. If you liked Texting, you will love this one.
Glad you enjoyed all of these books, Deanna. I often feel the same when I finish a novella, “I want more”.
Novellas usually feel like a tease.