“What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?”
I need to forget. I need an escape.
Only one person isn’t falling for my reputation as the NHL’s Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend’s house. She didn’t want to hear my reason — she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.
Adalyn is bold, sassy — and the perfect escape.
She’s everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.
And I do, making this summer the best off-season I’ve ever had.
But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don’t expect is to get her pregnant.
And what I definitely don’t expect is having to fight for her affection.
This was yet another time I was late putting out a review — so sorry about that — but the truth is, I felt like this book dragged so much… it took me ages to go over the 50% mark, and that just frustrated me so so much. Fair warning, I might drop a few SPOILERS on this review, sorry.
So… You guys know that Meghan Quinn is an author that I always enjoy reading, she has an hilarious way of writing, and her books are usually super funny. However, I felt like this book lacked humour, which was the first fact that made me enjoy this a little bit less.
We first met Hayden back in the first book of the series (Three Blind Dates), and at that point, we already knew that something would happen and he and Adalyn would fall apart — the reason he went on a blind date with Noely and eventually broke it off with her. So, I was very very surprised that most of this book takes place BEFORE those events. I understand the need to establish Hayden and Adalyn’s relationship, but the development was too slow. When I say it was slow, it wasn’t just because Hayden likes to take it slow… no, there were a lot of descriptions of moments that I felt were not necessary to establish relationship, feelings and chemistry. And then, after they fall apart, again, there is a lot of time spent in stuff I didn’t necessarily care about. So, in my opinion, the pacing was all wrong.
I really liked Hayden, he’s a true romantic and sweetheart. I really liked the way he loved with all of him, and how he was searching for something meaningful. HOWEVER, Hayden had a dark streak that was never addressed properly, and his opinions were very fickle at times.
Adalyn, well, I didn’t like her. She started off great, but it all went to shit when she forgot to take the birth control pills… The way she treats Hayden is aborrant, and she does something that is my ultimate pet peeve in pregnancy books: she refuses to tell Hayden that she’s pregnant. That’s a huge no for me. Add insult to injury, and knowing that Logan has feelings for her, she agrees that he should live with her, and then acts like she’s sneaking around on both guys? And acts all surprised when he finally reveals his feelings towards her?! BAHHHH, nope!
So yeah… there’s a love triangle! And it doesn’t make any sense, and it was so so unnecessary… Another unnecessary thing? That ending… I felt like the last 20% of the book, Meghan tried to pack up all the possible drama, and I hated it.
Honestly guys, for me, the saving grace of this book is Hayden and the fact that he’s such a different hero from the ones I’m used to. But I think he deserved a better pair, and he deserved more from the story. Racer and Emma (from previous books) were also a bright light in this book, and they acted like adults!
Tell me people, have you read this one? What were your thoughts?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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