Review: Varsity Captain (Ginger Scott)

Varsity Captain
Series: Varsity, #4
Author: Ginger Scott
Publication Date: October 15, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance, Mature Young Adult, New Adult

Note: This review is for an ARC provided by WordSmith Publicity and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


June Mabee is a lot of things.
She’s the girl next door.
She’s the best friend I ever had.
She was my first kiss, as awkward as it was.
And she’s the last person I should have feelings for. Ever.

Two years ago, I cut all ties with her because I had no choice. No more late night phone calls, no hellos or goodbyes, not even a passing smile. I left her to wonder what happened to the us we used to be. We were best friends, and then suddenly…we weren’t. And I know it hurt. But the truth would have hurt her more, and being anything with June would have destroyed my family.

For a while, we managed to exist a hundred feet apart with no connection at all. She changed schools. I kept busy. We existed, apart. But no matter how hard I tried to not think about her, I just couldn’t stay away from the funny, adventurous, steadfast girl with wild green eyes.

She’s back. We’re seniors now. We’ve grown—all of us. And while I might be different, she’s different too. She takes risks, stands up for herself and doesn’t back down. The more we’re forced together, the more I miss her. But for June to be a part of my story, I need to tell her the whole truth, everything that happened. And I’m not sure any of us are ready for that. 

When I read Varsity Heartbreaker I really wanted Lucas’s point of view. Lucas was frustrating to say the least in that book. I just wanted to shout at him to give it up and admit to what was going on with him. The secrecy around his character was fabulous for the storyline with June, but it felt like something was missing. The thing that was missing was Varsity Captain. I am so happy that Ginger Scott decided to give it to us! 

Being in Lucas’s head wasn’t all that fun in the beginning. If you’ve read Varsity Heartbreaker (which you should absolutely do before reading this book because this is a companion to that book) you know why. Getting his thoughts and feelings made his actions more understandable and him more likable. I didn’t always love what Lucas chose to do, but I now have a better understanding of his actions. I also loved how this book wasn’t just a copy of that first book in his POV, but gave us all sorts of new goodies to enjoy. It was honestly the perfect companion novel to Varsity Heartbreaker

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Review: The Introvert’s Guide to Speed Dating (Emma Hart)

The Introvert’s Guide to Speed Dating
Series: The Introvert’s Guide, #2
Author: Emma Hart
Narrators: Avery Reed, Will Watt

Publication Date: October 5, 2021
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


After four years living the single life, it’s decided that I, London Stuart, am back on the market. I’m not even mad when my cousins and best friends put my name down for the speed-dating sessions. In fact, I’m actually a little excited about it.

But then one of my dates turns out to be my six-year-old son’s irresistibly sexy soccer coach―his irresistibly sexy British soccer coach. Oliver Hayes is too good to be true―he’s tall, dark, handsome, hilarious, and genuinely loves kids…especially mine. But he’s not sure if he’s even staying in the country, and I’m not sure I can handle giving him my heart if he’s only going to leave.

So why is he over for dinner almost every night? Why is he giving Leo private goalie lessons in the backyard? Why is he sending flowers to my desk at the newspaper? And why, oh why, can’t I stop kissing him?

There was something so simple and sweet about this romance from Emma Hart. I loved pretty much everything about it. London was a boss. She was a single mother who was balancing work and taking care of her young son. She didn’t have time for romance — no matter how many times her family tried to get her to speed dating events. Her son, Leo, was adorable. I loved his dedication to wanting to be a soccer goalie and how London supported this. It was especially fun that that dedication led London to meeting Ollie. Ollie was Leo’s British soccer coach. He was one of those great guys who is amazing with kids. I loved how London and Ollie’s relationship burnt slowly.

There were a few things that kept me from giving this one 5 stars. First, the title doesn’t fit. London does not come across as an introvert and speed dating is a very little part of the story. Second, I can’t decide if I missed Hart’s normal sarcastic banter and steam. Neither would have fit London or her relationship with Ollie, but it’s been so ingrained in Hart’s romances set in White Peak. Now that I wrote it out, I actually think it’s a positive. It might not be for readers looking for those two things, though. The final thing is that everything wrapped up at warp speed. I wanted more for and time with London and Ollie.

Overall, this was a fun read. It’s a great book to relax with and very cute. It isn’t as steamy or witty as her other books, but I found that to be refreshing and different. The narration was top notch and brought the story to life in the best way. I’m now very interested in seeing where Hart takes the next book in this series.

Review: Boyfriend (Sarina Bowen)

Series: Moo U, #0
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: October 12, 2021
Publisher: Heart Eyes Press
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance, New Adult

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


A new hockey player to steal your heart this fall…

The dreamiest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Who knew that Weston’s family was even nuttier than mine? He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.

There will be hors d’oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length book for Weston and Abbi!

Boyfriend is one of those books where I want to scream “I LOVED IT!!!” and be done with my review. Everything about it was perfect. I don’t even know what to start with. I think I will make things easy on myself and give you a little list of some of the things I loved about this book.

  • The secret crushes Abbi and Weston had on each other were adorable. It made their interactions at Biscuits so much fun.
  • The direction the fake dating situation went was cute and entertaining, but also brought out big emotions for Abbi, Weston, and me. I loved how they got to know each other better through meeting each other’s families.
  • The chemistry between Abbi and Weston was always hot, but the emotional connection made the transition from fake dates to friends to more all the more real. I adored Abbi and Weston — probably why I wanted the novella to be a full length book in the first place.
  • The Moo U hockey team was as fun as ever.
  • This book may have started off as a novella, but I wouldn’t have known that if I hadn’t already read the novella. It was so seamless. Any changes or additions felt natural and perfect for the story.
  • Sarina Bowen proved once again that she can write NA sports romance like no other. I know she said she didn’t think she was going to be writing this age group again before writing this book, but I hope how amazing it turned out gives her motivation to write more NA romances.

I could probably go on and on praising both Boyfriend and Sarina Bowen. This was such a great read that I want to start all over at the beginning again. I already miss Abbi and Weston. A big thank you to Bowen for giving Abbi and Weston (and us!) the full length novel they deserved.

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Review: Hate Me Under the Mistletoe (Kelly Jamieson)

Hate Me Under the Mistletoe
Series: Romancing the Rink, #1; Heller Brothers, #6
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½


What happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe…

 Amy’s life isn’t living up to the famous Heller family brand—her love life and her career—and she just wants to be alone for Christmas. So she takes off to a friend’s secluded mountain cabin. Ho fu*king ho.

 Ryder’s workaholic tendencies have made him super successful in his business, but he hasn’t spent time with family for years. That’s all he wants this Christmas, plus a little down time at a cabin in the mountains. He loves Christmas and can’t wait for the family ugly sweater contest!

 When Ryder walks in on Amy at an “awkward” moment, she can’t believe the man she’s hated since she was sixteen has shown up here. He has to leave. But Mother Nature has other ideas when a blizzard shuts down the entire region…

 Amy thinks a good place for Ryder’s Christmas cheer is up his ass. Ryder thinks Amy’s grown up into a smokin’ hot babe. Christmas is all about giving, and he’s got a really big package for Amy. Maybe naughty is the new nice…

I have mixed thoughts on this one. The first couple chapters started out strong setting the scene for Amy and Ryder being trapped together. Once they were actually trapped together I had some issues with Amy’s animosity toward Ryder. I get she was in a bad place, but the grudge she was holding felt so juvenile. She was rude to Ryder simply because she had a teenage crush she didn’t reciprocate. I couldn’t stand her actions. I thought she needed to get over herself. Ryder was being completely pleasant to her. The fact that it lasted about half the book was a big turn off for me — even if the blurb did warn me.

It wasn’t until Amy gets over herself and gives into her attraction to Ryder that I started to enjoy the story. That’s when it truly started feeling like a cute holiday romance. I loved their snowed in time together and then in Garland Grove. The second half of the book was adorable. I wish I could have fast forwarded through some of the beginning anger to get to the fun sooner.

Overall, this ended up being a cute read. It wasn’t my favorite Kelly Jamieson book, but it was a good start to the Romancing the Rink series. I’m curious to see what’s next.

Review: Canary (Tijan)

Author: Tijan

Publication Date: October 4, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Dark Romance, New Adult
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 


We were on the front lines in that world, the mafia world.

There was nothing soft or glamorous about it.

Who you were before no longer mattered. Names didn’t exist.

I joined anyway. I had no other choice because they took my sister.

Join. Find her. Try and make it out alive.

Then he won me in a poker game.

I hated him instantly, thinking he was like my other bosses before him.

He wasn’t. He was worse.

He wasn’t just cold. He was dead inside.

It didn’t matter that he was gorgeous.

He was the most lethal thing I’d ever met.

He was also the only person who could keep me alive, if he didn’t kill me himself.

A/N This is a 102k mafia/cartel standalone.

This is the most violent book Tijan has ever written.

Trigger warning: references to sexual violence

“Canaries sing to save lives. I sing and people die.”

Canary was a wild ride. If I had to pick one word to describe it, I would probably pick “extra”. It was like other mafia romances by Tijan, but it was extra: extra violent, extra mysterious, extra addicting. While some may find those extras too much, I enjoyed them.

I was sucked into Canary from the very beginning. Our main character was a shell of herself. She had entered the mafia world to save her older sister, and had taken on new identities and roles. Her most recent role was “Girl” along side Raize. Girl had a very interesting job in Raize’s organization.  That role was cool. I would have loved to have seen it explored more. It was fun to discover more about Girl and her mission as the story went on.

Raize was a man with a violent job and no hesitation. He was the best at what he did and I could understand why. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a Tijan hero that I would swoon over because of his nature, but I did love how he took care of her. Maybe I just feel that way because Canary had a romance, but didn’t really feel like a romance for most of the book. A good 50% of it was just being in her head while living the mafia life. I wasn’t surprised when Girl and Raize turned their working relationship into a romantic one, but I also was. I think part of that was not getting Raize’s POV until later on.

As with all of her books, Tijan is great at creating a cast of characters you want to root for. I loved Girl, liked Raize, and thought Cavers and Jake were fun. Even the bad guys added entertainment to the story.

I thought the reason this book was titled Canary was cool. Tijan said this was her most violent book so far and she wasn’t wrong. While it was violent with all the killing, it wasn’t gory. It was a fast paced, multidimensional mafia romance. I devoured it from beginning to end.

CW: violence, murder, drugs, mentions of sex trafficking and rape

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new series from north Minnesota where she lives with an English Cocker she adores.

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Review: Well Matched (Jen DeLuca)

Well Matched
Author: Jen DeLuca
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Publisher: Berkley

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


An accidentally in-love rom-com filled with Renaissance Faire flower crowns, kilts, corsets, and sword fights.

Single mother April Parker has lived in Willow Creek for twelve years with a wall around her heart. On the verge of being an empty nester, she’s decided to move on from her quaint little town, and asks her friend Mitch for his help with some home improvement projects to get her house ready to sell.

Mitch Malone is known for being the life of every party, but mostly for the attire he wears to the local Renaissance Faire–a kilt (and not much else) that shows off his muscled form to perfection. While he agrees to help April, he needs a favor too: she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family dinner, so that he can avoid the lectures about settling down and having a more “serious” career than high school coach and gym teacher. April reluctantly agrees, but when dinner turns into a weekend trip, it becomes hard to tell what’s real and what’s been just for show. But when the weekend ends, so must their fake relationship.

As summer begins, Faire returns to Willow Creek, and April volunteers for the first time. When Mitch’s family shows up unexpectedly, April pretends to be Mitch’s girlfriend again…something that doesn’t feel so fake anymore. Despite their obvious connection, April insists they’ve just been putting on an act. But when there’s the chance for something real, she has to decide whether to change her plans–and open her heart–for the kilt-wearing hunk who might just be the love of her life.

Each new book Jen DeLuca writes is my new favorite of hers. I absolutely adored Well Matched. DeLuca gave me the romance I was hoping for. Mitch has been a big part of the last two books in this series, and I couldn’t wait for him to get his own book. The man is known for being a bit of a playboy and the life of the party. Matching him up with introverted, single mother April was perfection. April is another character who has played a part in the series since the first book, and I’ve always been curious about her as well.

As readers of this series will know, April and Mitch are sort of friends. They’re in a friend group together. When Mitch needs a fake girlfriend for a family function, he ropes April into helping him out by helping her out with some renovation projections. The more time the two spend together, the more lines between fake relationship and real relationship are crossed. It’s all sorts of fun, especially when you add in a teenage daughter, an ex, one bed, a gossipy town, and the Faire. There’s a little drama sprinkled in, but it is well worth it for the HEA.

One thing I feel like I should mention is that this book follows the first two by being written in a single, first person POV. I know some readers are probably hoping to hear from Mitch, but it’s told in April’s POV. I’m not complaining about that (even though I would have LOVED Mitch’s POV) because there’s enough of both characters’ lives and feelings in there to make a complete story. Plus, seeing Mitch through April’s eyes was all sorts of sweetness.

If you’re a fan of the Well Met series, you’re bound to be a fan of Well Matched. It was just as well written as the previous books in the series and chalk full of great moments and characters. I loved that it gave us not only our favorite Faire setting, but more of Willow Creek. It was a book that had my attention from beginning to end. I loved Mitch and April. I didn’t want their story to end.

Review: The Lie (Karla Sorensen)

The Lie
Author: Karla Sorensen

Publication Date: September 15, 2021
Publisher: Dutch Girl Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Rule number 1 for the team owner’s daughter? Don’t date the players.

Especially not hotheaded tight ends with tattoos and impulse control problems.

That’s why Dominic Walker is completely off my radar. Sort of.

Babysitting the team troublemaker when he’s forced to volunteer for the foundation where I work means I can’t exactly avoid him.

I wish I had though. Because once I get to know Dominic, it’s almost impossible to ignore the feelings he brings out in me.

Pretty soon, I’m breaking all my rules. I just have to hope he doesn’t break my heart in the process. 

When I first started The Lie I thought, “Oh, no.” because I was not impressed with Dominic. He was a professional football player with a big chip on his shoulder. Getting to know him made the reasons for his attitude understandable, but still didn’t make him more likable. It wasn’t until he started pursuing Faith that he redeemed himself. Even then I was torn by his lie of omission. It should have been easy for him to come clean with Faith, but I got why he didn’t. Who wouldn’t want to someone to love them for who they were all the time? That being said, the hole Dominic dug for himself was deep.

I instantly loved Faith’s character. I can remember her as an adorable little girl in the Washington Wolves series, so it was fun to see her all grown up. Faith was someone most readers will see a little bit of themselves in. She some I would describe as being an average person lacking a little confidence in certain areas. I enjoyed seeing her relationship with her family and some characters from previous books. Faith had a lot going for her, and her relationship to Dominic added to her life rather than took it over.

Dominic and Faith had one of those relationships that’s magic on the page. There’s the spark, the emotional connection, and the chemistry that make for a great romance. I’m not normally a big fan of lies of omission like Dominic’s, but this romance worked for me. I loved the way the fall out was dealt with. It made their relationship stronger, and I liked knowing they could weather the tough times based on what they had built.

The Lie has me super excited for this series to continue. I cannot wait for Faith’s sister Lydia’s book.

Mini Review: The Legacy (Elle Kennedy)

The Legacy
Series: Off-Campus, #5
Author: Elle Kennedy
Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance, New Adult

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 


The international bestselling Off-Campus series returns with a collection of four novellas by New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy! This brand-new installment provides the much-anticipated answer to the question: where are they now?

My thoughts:

The Off-Campus series is one of my favorite NA sports romance series of all time. When I heard Elle Kennedy was giving us a “Where are they now?” novel, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

The Legacy was four parts, one for each couple. The first part was Logan and Grace’s and they need some spontaneity dedicated time together. (You might be familiar with a large part of this one because Kennedy released it as a novella.) The second part is all about Dean and Allie and a possible engagement. The third part is a much needed vacation alone and big decisions for parents Tucker and Sabrina. The fourth and final part is about a secret Hannah is keeping from Garrett. All four parts include hilarious moments between the guys (and the girls), a creepy and possibly haunted doll, and sweet moments between our couples. We get to find out what they’re all doing and where their relationships are headed, but Kennedy leaves it open enough that she could write more in the future.

It was fun to be back with the gang. I laughed and smiled a lot.  Fans of the series will love The Legacy simply because they get to be back with some of their favorite characters.

Review: The Love Hypothesis (Ali Hazelwood)

The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in lasting romantic relationships–but her best friend does, and that’s what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees.

That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor–and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant agrees to keep her charade a secret and be her fake boyfriend. But when a big science conference goes haywire, putting Olive’s career on the Bunsen burner, Adam surprises her again with his unyielding support and even more unyielding…six-pack abs.

Suddenly their little experiment feels dangerously close to combustion. And Olive discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope. 

If you are a romance fan, chances are you’ve at least seen the cover for The Love Hypothesis if not heard the hype surrounding it. I hate to admit it, but I was hesitant to read it. I had kind of been avoiding it because of said hype and the fact that illustrated covers tend to dupe me at times. Basically, I wasn’t planning to read it. Then, the 5 star reviews started rolling in. Some of my most trusted blogger and reader friends started reviewing it. All said it was worth the hype. What I was reading in reviews made me change my mind, so I read it. IT WAS SO WORTH THE HYPE. So worth it.

I adored The Love Hypothesis. I was immediately pulled into Olive’s world. I’m not the biggest fan of third person narration, but it worked for me here. Olive, with her doubts and insecurities, was totally relatable. I loved how she wanted to make sure her friends were happy, but also felt for her with what she was willing to do to make sure that happened. Olive was a smart, nice, and overall good person. I loved her.

I also loved Adam. He might have been the most hated professor on campus with his blunt deliveries, but I loved that he was unapologetic about it and was trying to better the grad students. What I loved most about him, though, was how he treated Olive with so much care.

Olive and Adam were cuteness overload. I couldn’t get enough of their fake relationship — especially the more real it got. Their interactions were constantly making me swoon. I could go on and on about how perfect Olive and Adam were for each other.

As with any good romance novel, there were some amazing side characters. Olive’s best friend Anh and her pushiness cracked me up. Malcolm and basically everything he did made me smile. Adam’s friend Holden was another fun character. I wouldn’t mind a book for either Anh or Malcolm. I would love for this to be a series! I don’t know if that’s planned, but it would make me happy.

I was a little worried going in that all the STEM and academia stuff might overwhelm the story, but it was worked so well into the story and felt subtle despite it being a major topic. It was actually kind of fun to learn more about the grad school and academic life since I didn’t go that route. And I loved how Olive and Adam’s love of science and experiences in the field brought them closer together.

Yeah…I could probably go on and on about this book. It’s definitely a new favorite debut romance novel and one that you will most likely find on my list of favorite books for 2021.

Review: Kiss and Don’t Tell (Meghan Quinn)

Kiss and Don’t Tell
Authors: Meghan Quinn

Publication Date: September 21, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½


From USA Today bestselling author and the author of The Highland Fling, comes a brand new hockey romance about a wayward traveler falling in love with her ex-boyfriend’s half-brother. Steamy and unapologetically witty.

Five hockey players, a cabin in the woods . . . and little old me, Winnie Berlin.

Sounds like the start of a fantasy, right? But it’s not. It’s my reality.

It all started when I got lost in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. A wicked thunderstorm sent my car mud sliding into a ditch and for a girl whose survival skills involve finding the nearest Starbucks, I was in deep trouble.

Forced to abandon my car in search of help, I stumbled upon a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Soaking wet, irritated, and in desperate need of a hot shower, I knocked on the door for help only to be greeted by five boisterous, burly, and insanely attractive men.

Not just men.

Professional hockey players.

I hit the motherload of fantasies, right? Wrong.

Because as it turns out, one of them is my ex-boyfriend’s half-brother. And when I end up crashing in their spare bedroom for the night, things take a very unexpected turn.

I’m not sure any amount of survival skills can protect my heart from Vancouver Agitators star goalie, Pacey Lawes. But as long as we kiss and don’t tell, maybe everything will be okay . . .

Every time I go to write a review for one of Meghan Quinn’s books I want to gush about her writing in general. Her books are my happy place. I honestly don’t know how she’s able to write so many books so quickly without them starting to feel redundant, but she manages to create unique characters and romances that make me laugh and swoon each time. I’ve been especially impressed with her new releases this year. I’ve always enjoyed her writing, but I feel like it’s gotten even better — if that’s even possible. But anyways. What I’m really here to do is review her newest release, Kiss and Don’t Tell.

Kiss and Don’t Tell was a beautiful beginning for what’s bound to be an amazing hockey romance series. Pacey and Winnie were adorable. I could feel the instant connection between them from the moment Winnie randomly showed up on the “cabin” doorstep. I loved how their relationship built and gave us a little bit of a slow burn feel. What could have easily felt like an instant love romance based on their strong chemistry and attraction was filled with moments of fun, sometimes awkward, getting to know each other. I loved getting to know Pacey and Winnie right along with them. I know readers are going to swoon over Pacey wooing Winnie.

In the blurb, you might have noticed that Winnie shows up to the cabin where Pacey and his 4 teammates are. Well, readers are also going to love the goalie extraordinaire’s teammates/buddies. Every single one of those guys better be getting a book! They all had such fun personalities and their interactions were hilarious. I loved how they weren’t just teammates or friends, but family really.

Pacey wasn’t the only one with great friends. Winnie’s besties Max and Katherine were great characters. Max was the fun one and Katherine…well, she was intense. I loved how the three of them balanced each other out. I really hope Katherine gets matched with one of Pacey’s friends at some point…

I do have to admit that there was one part of this book that made me slightly uncomfortable. I am not a fan of romances where the hero or heroine has been involved with their match’s sibling. Winnie’s ex-boyfriend, Josh, was Pacey’s half-sibling. There is some stuff that goes along with the relationship between Pacey and Josh that made this story work for me better than it might have otherwise, but how Pacey deals with part of it sat in the back of my mind bugging me a bit. It wasn’t a huge deal and it didn’t ruin this book at all, but it wasn’t my favorite.

Overall, I adored Kiss and Don’t Tell. Winnie and Pacey’s romance made me heart happy. I wouldn’t have minded reading even more about them. I guess I’ll just have to hope we get to see them again in future books.


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