Bad Reputation (Nicole Edwards)

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name — in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such thing as commitment for the king of casual hookups. So why should I care? Maybe because all work and no play makes me a sexually frustrated girl. It’s time to put the hockey stud at my beck and call to good use . . . but after a week in Vegas with Chase, I might never want to go back to the real world.

I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, go to her blog on the next few days to read her review of this book.

I have to say that I was expecting a lot more from this book than what I got…

This was my first book from Nicole Edwards, and it was okay, but didn’t blew me away. And while this book is told in dual POV, it has a characteristic that I didn’t enjoy at all, and it was that the POVs switched in the middle of the chapters. It just didn’t flow well in my opinion.

While I liked Chase as a character, I didn’t like Cassie at all. These 2 worked as friends, but it nagged me how she treated him, especially when they become more than friends, she still treats him poorly and always assumes the worst of him. That was a huge no for me. The guy was doing everything he could for her, and she was telling him half truths and dismissing his actions… bah.

I wasn’t crazy about the plot either… I like best friends to lovers plots, but the Las Vegas plot is overused and kind of silly. I found it a little unrealistic and dumb. It was a big no for me.

But the romance does have its cute moments, and it is seriously hot. So there’s that.

Overall, an okay book, but I wouldn’t exactly recommend it. You can find a lot better out there. This was also sold to us as a hockey romance, but it has very little of the sport itself.

Blog Tour: Legs (Kelly Siskind)

Title: Legs
Series: One Wild Wish #1
Author: Kelly Siskind
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 27, 2017


Running into your one-night stand is a special kind of awkward. Competing against him in a wine tasting contest is delicious torment…

On Rachel’s twenty-seventh birthday, she wishes to finally find a rewarding job. What she doesn’t wish is to drink a boatload of wine, sleep with a tattooed bad boy, and drunk email her boss in one glorious, career-ending move. But the fiasco pushes her to pursue a career inspired by her late father’s love of wine: sommelier.

Unfortunately, she’s competing against her infuriating one-night stand, a man as intoxicating as a Pinot Noir.

Two years ago, Jimmy was set to inherit his family winery. Then it got ripped from his grasp. To close that dark chapter of his life, he plans to win a local sommelier contest and use the press to expose his family’s tainted wines.

Jimmy loves studying the streaks of alcohol that cling to a wineglass, known as the wine’s “legs,” but other shapely legs are stealing his focus. Tantalizing legs. Legs that had wrapped around his waist for one wild night. Jimmy, sadly, has a weakness for legs.

He also hates to lose.

LEGS is a full-length, standalone Smart, Sexy Romantic Comedy with a swoony Happily Ever After. No cheating or cliff-hangers here! Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Avery Flynn, Alice Clayton, Emma Chase, and Lauren Blakely.

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Once again, I really enjoyed Kelly Siskind’s writing. When I realized she was about to release a new book, I got super excited, and once again I was not disappointed. Though I will admit that this book felt a bit more serious than her previous ones, and I missed a bit of the humour that was such a big part of Kelly’s previous work.

I really liked the 2 main characters. They were both a little lost for their own reasons and in their own ways, but they were such strong people. I loved how the relationship and the bond between them made them stronger and more determined. How they found themselves not because of each other, but because they had the support and the love.

Their relationship was great, with awesome communication (most of the time) and great chemistry too. And obviously, great hot and steamy moments. I really loved that Jimmy was always all in… I have a soft spot when the guys are all for a relationship.

The fall out was a bit predictable, but still packed a punch. I just wanted them to overcome all the stuff and be happy again.

I have to say that Rachel and her group of friends reminded me a bit of Kelly Siskind’s previous trilogy, Over the Top, which had a similar trio of girlfriends… I don’t know why, but their interactions just reminded me of it.

Overall, another great book from one of my favorite authors. Can’t wait to see what else this series will bring.



Meet the Author:

Kelly is the author of CHASING CRAZY, MY PERFECT MISTAKE, A FINE MESS, and HOOKED ON TROUBLE, the latter three being part of her Over the Top series. A small-town girl at heart, she moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.


Daisy and the Front Man (Rebekah L. Purdy)

Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet — the hottest boy band around — she knows it couldn’t be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin’ down…

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can’t make Daisy — the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard — fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can’t understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

I was supposed to read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, but she ended up finishing before I made a dent on it, eheh. Either way, go HERE to read her take on this book.

I will start by saying that this book was way better than Mia and the Bad Boy, and probably even better than Aimee and the Heartthrob, but I couldn’t give it 3 stars (like I gave Aimee), because it still couldn’t quite grab my attention, and I ended up skimming a huge portion of the chapters.

Let me tell you what I felt was better than the previous books, ok?

  • The writing was slightly better, though it was still in the same “formula” as the other ones, and so, not my favorite thing.
  • The relationship between the guys was finally good! I felt like they were truly friends and family, and all the boys had much more impact on this book than on the previous 2.
  • Trevin was definitly a better male MC. He was a good guy and it showed.
  • The romance was super super cute.

Now, I did give it 2.5 stars, so a lot of things still didn’t quite work for me…

  • The characters. While Trevin was a better character than the previous 2 guys, there was still shitty things there, like the fact that he even accepted the kind of bet he did with Ryder. It was just so wrong on so many levels, especially given that Daisy was the daughter of someone they liked, admired and respected.
  • Daisy… I don’t even know what to say about her. She was so childish sometimes, and the sort of stuff she pulled was deplorable. Look, I understand trust issues, I do, but her grandfather died… he didn’t “leave” her on his own free will…
  • I hated her whole “revenge” plot, because it honestly made no sense to me. She understood she was dealing with someone super busy and famous, and she still felt like he HAD to remember her. I don’t know… no logic.
  • While the romance was cute, it also developed super fast, as usual. Well… at least they both acted like the teens they were supposed to be.
  • While I did like that Trevin’s family life was talked about a bit, I felt like there should have been a little more about it. His Korean roots were strong, and I felt like it could have been a little bit more explored than just with food, you know?
  • The whole plot was a huge NO NO for me, unfortunately.

Overall, I did enjoy this one a bit, but not enough to make me want to read the final 2 books of this series. I’m sorry to say that I’m giving up on the Backstage Pass series, because it’s just not working for me. The characters should have been made a little bit older, and the plots less childish. It’s a huge contradiction to have the characters as they are described and hyper sexualized, and then have such plots. It’s just not for me.

So, guys, have you read this series? What are your thoughts on it?

Where I Belong (J. Daniels)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | New to me author

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there’s only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

This series was recommended to me by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, and I’m glad she did, because this was such a fun book, and I’ll definitly read more from this author.

The premise of this book is hilarious and it was done well, though I felt like it sometimes moved a tiny bit too fast. The same with the writing, it was fun and fast and hilarious, but sometimes it took a turn into “too much”, you know? I still loved it and laughed my ass off with it.

Mia and Ben were good characters, though I felt like I didn’t actually get to know them on their own. I did like them a lot together, and they definitly had great chemistry. Also, this book had one of my favorite tropes ever in romance, so YAY! Bonus points for that!!!

I’m gonna keep this review short, because I honestly don’t have anything else to say, eheh, but I do recommend this book. It’s a good story, told in a fun way. It definitly put a smile on my face 🙂 .

Twist (Kylie Scott)

When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman — except that she lives across the country. Soon they’re emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets…except the one that really matters.

When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it’s always better with a twist.

I read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go check out her blog in the next few days to read her take on this book.

This was my first book by Kylie Scott, though I’m curious about her previous series and her previous book of this series, so I’ll for sure read more from her. I did enjoy this one, I especially liked the writingTwist is told through Alex’s POV, with some snippets of the messages exchanged between her and Joe throughout their online “friendships”. While I really liked the way the book was told, because Alex was hilarious, I also felt like I didn’t get to know Joe that well, because I wasn’t getting his POV.

Which happened probably because I didn’t feel like the characters were totally fleshed out. Don’t get me wrong, I did like what I did see from Alex and Joe, they were truly awesome people and they were amazing together as well. But there are some things that happen that I truly didn’t get, that were never truly explained or explored, and that made it less enjoyable for me.

But, even though I thought some things should have been explored a little bit more, I did love the plot, and the connection between both main characters.

Overall a very enjoyable read, I’ll make sure to check out Kylie Scott’s other books. Even with some minor problems, this was a romance worth reading. Give it a shot.

Addicted to You (Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie)


She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.

No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.

Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.

But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they may not just be addicted to alcohol and sex.

Their real vice may be each other.

I’ve had Addicted to You on my Kindle/Audible for ages, but I always put off reading it for some reason, but I finally did it, and I’m sort of glad I did on one hand, and beating myself up for not reading it sooner on the other. Because I absolutely loved this book, but this was definitly not an easy read, as the subject itself is hard for me.

This was my first book by Krista and Becca Ritchie, and I loved loved loved the writing. The book is told only through Lily’s POV and it’s so raw. When I started this one, I was sort of scared about how explicit is was going to be, because the narrator is a sex addict, and I was afraid that it would become old pretty fast. But the authors did an amazing job here, because the book is raw and emotional and gritty, without it being over explicit. Super well done.

Flawed characters are the best ones, and Lily and Lo are as flawed as they come. I loved reading about their struggles, with their feelings, relationships and addictions, even when they were self destructing. There are so many layers to these characters and they’re so well constructed, I just want to learn more about them. The same goes for Connor, Ryke and Rose. They have so much more to give and I have so much more to explore about them, and I love the possibilities.

I also really liked the plot and the pace. Honestly, I loved everything about this book, even the massive heartbreak. I’ll definitly keep reading this series because I just want more of all these amazing characters and writing.

Now, I have to say that this book can be sort of triggering, I guess. It’s a disturbing subject and outside most people’s comfort zone. Addiction is a heavy subject on itself, and it’s not an easy subject to take on. While I never battled with addiction myself, I grew up close to it, and it certainly got me in a weird mood and brought on all sort of memories and feelings.

For me though, it was one of the best books I read this year, so far. And I want people to read it! HAve you read this one? What are your feelings on it?

Could You Love An Apple? (Becky Jerams)

Taylor Raven is starting over.

After a few difficult college years, he has decided to finally move away from Havensdale (and away from his father) to take a tennis coaching course in the tiny village of Westerfield.

The peaceful country life is exactly what Taylor needs to get away from it all. However, it is also incredibly lonely living by himself in the middle of nowhere. And no matter how far he runs, Taylor just can’t seem to escape the mistakes of his past.

As he struggles to find any kind of meaningful connection, he comes across a place on the outskirts of the village that will soon change everything. The Apple Inn – a pub run by a curious, slightly eccentric family who welcome Taylor into their world with open arms.

Soon Taylor finds his guard dropping, particularly around the kind and fun-loving son of the family, Benjamin Apple. But the closer Taylor gets, the more he feels compelled to pull away…

Can Taylor ever fall in love again when the one obstacle in his way… is himself?

Hey guys! I don’t know if you remember – it was along time ago – but I read the first book of this series a while back, Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me, and I really enjoyed it at the time. So when Becky Jerams asked me if I wanted to read and review the sequel, I of course said yes. But I have to say, even though I did like the theme of the story and the overall plot, I had some major problems with the characters, some actions, and most of all, some things said within the book. I’ll try to explain the best I can, without giving it much away, ok?

This book follows Taylor, who was a very important character in book 1 of this series, as in, he was Scotty’s first love and also his bully. Taylor does have a transformative arc in the first book, and he regrets what he did to Scotty immensely, and they are even able to get past it and become good friends. While I liked his arc on the first book, the friendship was something that was always just a bit too much for me, but I rolled with it.

Now, a couple of years later, Taylor is trying to rebuild his life distant from his toxic father, and far away from the town he grew up with, and acted horrible. While trying to keep his distance from everyone, he ends up meeting the Apples and he forges a relationship with Benjamin, and the two of them face a lot of problems and setbacks to be able to be together.

My first huge problem with this book was how unlikable I found Taylor. He was already not easy to love due to his past, but even understanding his issues and knowing where he’s coming from, it was kind of hard for me to like Taylor when he was treating people terribly. This was sort of mild when he was trying to keep people away from him, but there’s a point in the book when he says horrible things to Benjamin, and while I understand that Taylor has some serious issues, he did believe the things he said and I don’t think they’re excusable.

With that said, I did like Taylor’s growth. He goes through some major things in this book, and he’s overall trying to be a better person, and he is. I really liked Benjamin though, even if I’m not sure he was always a consistent character.

This romance develops kind of slow, and for the most part, I liked Taylor and Benj together, they were so different that they kind of balanced each other out. I also liked the overall story and plot, so that was a major point FOR the book. But the relationship does go through a lot of stuff, and I didn’t think they were all necessary, to be honest.

Now, my major, and I mean MAJOR issue with this book was the homophobic language and messages. I found this extremely problematic.

The first thing that truly bothered me came from Taylor himself, a gay character, when he insinuates that being topped during sex is somehow bad, or would make him somehow LESS. That it would be a source of shame. I do understand that Taylor has not come to terms with his sexuality completely and lives with some huge hangups, but the whole language and situation were just wrong. And while he later sort of understands that he’s not “less of a man” for it, I still felt like that wasn’t enough to make up for all the hate speech done earlier.

One other thing was the homophobic language and stereotyping done by some secondary characters. Homophobic people will always exist and ignorant people too, but the impact wouldn’t be so huge if the characters had less dialogue page time, because they were really not important. Most of those comments were not necessary and didn’t contribute to the story at all, so they weren’t useful at all, and they made me seriously dislike this book.

Finally, I have to talk about the writing and the pacing. One of my issues with the first book was its length, and at the time I thought that book 1 could have used some editing, because it dragged on a bit. I have to be honest and say that I felt like this one dragged even more. It took me a long long time to get through it. And I also wasn’t a huge fan of the way the more intimate scenes were written, and I didn’t feel like there was a seamless flow, you know?

Either way, to sum it up a bit, because I do realize that the last few paragraphs have been kind of negative… I did like the story and some of the characters, especially the Apples. I saw a huge potential in the plot, but I couldn’t totally enjoy it due to the issues mentioned above. Not really liking the MC is a huge issue for me, and that along with everything else, didn’t make for a very enjoyable reading experience.

The Last Thing You Said (Sara Biren)

Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie — Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister — was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing — and to each other.

As has been usual now, I read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go check out her blog in the next few days to read her take on this book.

I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book, but I enjoyed it way more than I was thinking at first. Actually I loved it, and yeah, of course I cried. This book is again about grief and guilt, but also how to move on from something that you know you had no hand on. But unlike Goodbye Days, where those were the main themes, this one is definitly a romance.

I loved loved loved the writing. I’m super easy to please, but this book just had it: first person, dual POV, direct and beautiful writing. This book also does something a little different, and it has some story chapters, and I loved those! The voices were different, the chapters were short and fast, and reading it just made me feel good, even through the pain. Also, best friends, who have loved each other since forever, having a second chance at love? ADORABLE!

I liked both main characters. I loved that even though Lucy had lost so much, she was still open to other people, and wasn’t mad at life. I did think she did some pretty rash decisions, but she had to make her own mistakes. Ben does and says some pretty bad things through his grief, which was tough to swallow, but I did understand his frustration and guilt though, and I just wanted them to kiss and talk and make up, because it was so clear how great they were for each other.

I thought there were some missed opportunities, especially with Lucy’s brother, and I wish both Lulu and Ben had figured out what they wanted and needed a little earlier, but I really liked their overall journey.

This was a very good book, with deep themes, but an overall hopeful outtake. I highly recommend it.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me (Mariana Zapata)

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

This has been the LONGEST contemporary romance I’ve ever read. It was massive! But it was such a great story.

This was my first book by Mariana Zapata, but it won’t be the last, for sure. I really liked the writing, it was intense and funny at the same time. It was pretty well balanced. The pacing was slow, but this is a very slow burn romance, so the pacing made perfect sense, and I couldn’t imagine the story being told any other way.

Vanessa was a great narrator. This book is told exclusively through her POV, and this girl has an amazing voice. She’s strong, and not afraid to say what she feels and what she wants, even if plagued by a dark past and a horrible upbringing. She fights for her dreams, but she always tries to be her best self. I loved her. She grows up so much during this novel, her confidence in herself grows so much too.

Aiden was a tough nut to crack, and even after finishing this book, I still have my doubts and reservations about when and how and why he truly started falling for Vanessa, because sometimes I thought that it came from way back, and other times it seemed a more recent thing. Not gonna lie, I could have used his POV sometimes… Still, he had a very unique personality and a very particular way to navigate the world. I have to say that even though it is never mentioned in the text, I actually thought that he showed some indications of being in the autism spectrum. In the end, I loved the guy. He didn’t love easily, but when he did, he would do anything, and oh my…

Like I said above, this was a slow burn romance… SUPER SLOW BURN! But I felt like it paid off. I liked seeing them getting to know each other and falling, but I did miss some conversations that I thought should have happened. Given their highly different personalities, I wish there had been more in the book AFTER they admitted their feelings for one another. Instead, once they get together, the story finishes and the epilogue starts, and while I really appreciated that glimpse, I needed more from how they started navigating their relationship.

Overall this was a super good book, though sometimes too slow for me, but full of tension and great moments.  I’m glad I listened to it, because the narrator did a wonderful job and made it super enjoyable.

I would DEFINITELY recommend this one 😉 .

Styled (Piper Lawson)

I have a type. Tall. Blond. Sarcastic. Awkward as hell.

That’s right, my type is me. Because I’m better off spending my time alone than with a guy.

Which doesn’t matter since this month, I’m on an open-ended ticket to LA to find a new boutique for TRAVESTY. Not to find a rebound for the breakup that blew my mind. I’m ready to forget all about dicks.

Too bad Ethan Cameron sinks that dream before I get on the plane.

The SoCal realtor might be my business partner’s older brother, but he’s the wrong guy to help us out. Ethan’s arrogant and self-centred, with a dentist’s wet dream smile and pecs that might have their own hashtag. More girls pass through the backseat of his car than through the doors of our SoHo boutique.

He’s also wrong for me. And the more he thinks he knows me, the more I need to prove he doesn’t.

But I can’t ignore the fact that I need Ethan’s help finding a boutique to put TRAVESTY on the map. And no one knows LA style like Ethan.

I survived private school. Growing up with one parent. Dating a gay guy. I can survive one month with Ethan Cameron.


As usual, I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go to her blog in the next few days to read what she thought of this book.

I’ve read a few books by Piper Lawson in this last year, and I’ve enjoyed them all, and while I did like this one, I must confess that it wasn’t quite as good as all the others.

It took me a little while to completely immerse myself in this book, and I found the writing slightly confusing at the beginning, which was weird for me, because I had read the previous book of the series after all… Anyway, while it did get better, it didn’t completely blew me away.

But my main issues reside on the characters. I liked Jordan. It’s rare that we have a girl in romance who is viewed as cold, and isn’t even sure she has the ability to love. But while I really liked her personality and directness, I wish her doubts had been explored a tiny bit more. I actually thought the main conflict of this book would rely on it… silly me.

Ethan… well… I don’t know… it took me a LONG LONG time to warm up to him. He started of as a total douche, and by the end of the book I was still not completely sold?! I don’t know, I just felt like there was something missing there and he wasn’t completely fleshed out.

I did like the slow burn romance and the chemistry between Ethan and Jordan. I loved that this wasn’t insta-anything, and instead the attraction grew from getting to know each other.

There was one issue that created a small conflict that I didn’t see coming, and honestly kind of hated that it did. I didn’t feel like it contributed in any substantial way to the story, and instead brought forth some pretty nasty sides from certain characters. I wasn’t exactly fan of the main conflict either, and I could see it coming miles away.

Ultimatly this was a good romance read, with a well constructed slow burn romance. But I felt like the characters could use a little more dimension, and some conflicts could have been dealt with differently.

I would still recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of Piper Lawson’s writing.