Rebelling with the Bad Boy

About the Book:

Rebelling With the Bad Boy (Most Likely To Book 3) by [Sarah Sutton]

Title: Rebelling with the Bad Boy
Series: Most Likely to #3
Author: Sarah Sutton
Release Date: February 28th, 2023
Genre: YA

It’s on my birthday that I realize the past sixteen years of my life haven’t really been mine.
From my outfits to my hairstyles and even to my love life, my parents have control over all of it. And instead of fighting, I live by my mantra: keep my head down and keep my mouth shut.

Until I’m paired with Brentwood High’s resident bad boy, Hudson Bishop. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe him. Intimidating. Scary. Panic-inducing. There’s a reason the school calls him the Grim Reaper. And when our principal pairs us together for a “buddy program,” he makes it perfectly clear he doesn’t want to be stuck with a stiff like me.

But when I’m voted Most Likely To: Stay A Prude by the elite crowd of the school, suddenly Hudson Bishop is more than just a bad boy—he’s a way out from underneath my mother’s thumb. He’s a path to rebellion, and despite all of the warning bells going off in my head, I take it.

Book Review:

Oh my gosh! This book was just amazing. I have loved every single book in the Most Likely To series, and this one did not disappoint. I loved learning more about Gemma and the Grim Reaper.

Gemma was such a fascinating character. I loved her layers and how she was trying to find herself. In a lot of ways, she had been stuck in a box, so it was fun to watch her find her voice and find Hudson.

Hudson was such a sweetheart. I loved him so much! He was struggling through a lot with expectations about who he was supposed to be. I loved him with his little sister especially because we got to see his softer side. This one made my heart hurt a little though with his story and how poorly everyone treated him. There’s mentions of bullying in this one, and some innuendos. Also, Hudson’s friend is referred to as they/them.

Get ready for some twists and turns as well. The Top Tier and their parents are honestly kind of awful, and we get to see more high school drama. I think one thing that is a bit frustrating is there aren’t a lot of good adult figures. In the book, Gemma’s mom has a change of heart, but she was acting like a jerk in some parts. But she had a redemption in the end.

I would definitely recommend this book! I read it like a day, and I loved it so much. I can’t wait to see Landon and Lacey’s side of the story 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.


The One She Can’t Forget

About the Book:

The One She Can't Forget: A Christian Firefighter Romance (Second Chance Fire Station Book 2) by [Tara Grace Ericson]

Title: The One She Can’t Forget
Series: Second Chance Fire Station #2
Author: Tara Grace Ericson
Publisher: Silver Fountain Press
Release Date: March 27th, 2023
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

The sweet memories of our relationship haunt me more than any fire I’ve ever fought.
Because she can’t remember any of it.

I thought my world was falling apart when Monica was in the car accident. Waiting desperately with her family in the hospital, I couldn’t let anyone see just how much I cared.

Our secret relationship meant my hidden torture as I waited for her to wake up. But when she finally did, the truth, was so much worse.

Thankfully, she’s healing perfectly fine–except she can’t remember the last six months.

Which means she still thinks we merely tolerate each other for her brother’s sake and are more inclined toward animosity than attraction.

She doesn’t remember our first kiss.
Or our first date.
Or our promises of forever.

No one else in town knew we were together, especially her brother–my best friend. And when I tried to tell her, she doesn’t even trust me enough to believe it.

But I’ll do everything I can to make her remember. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll just have to make her fall in love with me all over again. Even if it was nearly impossible the first time. I’ll be The One She Can’t Forget.

Book Review:

This book was just so good! I read it in a day! The One She Can’t Forget is the second book in Tara Grace Ericson’s Second Chance Fire Station series. I have been eagerly waiting for this book and it did not disappoint. 

I loved Jake. He was such a wonderful character. I felt for him from the beginning and I wanted him to find his happiness. He was struggling because Monica forgot him and because he was still dealing with feelings of the past. His father had been a hard man and he was learning to forgive and find himself in Christ. Jake had to learn to trust God and what it looked like to love Monica I loved how full of life Jake was and how deeply he cared for Monica 

Monica was a bit of a more complicated character. But she grew on me as I read more of the book. She was stubborn and strong and she was trying to put the pieces of her life back together. I did feel for Monica as she tried to figure out her memories and how to heal again. Monica had to learn to see Jake for who he truly was and learn that she couldn’t control everything.

It was sweet to read about Jake waiting on Monica and trying to win her. I loved reading about them falling in love. I liked the depth behind their friendship and romance, they truly got to know each other. The characters were of course lovely and the side characters were a lot of fun. Ericson is able to create a story that draws you in and I really enjoy how she effortlessly weaves faith into her stories.

The One She Can’t Forget was just so good! I would definitely recommend it! I can’t wait to read the next one. Ericson’s books just keep on getting better and better. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Better Together

Book Review:

Better Together: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 4) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: Better Together
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #4
Author: Mandi Blake
Release Date: March 14th, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

She doesn’t believe in love, but a marriage of convenience with her best friend might change her mind.

Colt has been in love with Remi for years, but she friendzoned him a long time ago. When tragedy strikes, Remi comes up with a plan to help–she’ll marry him so he can get custody of his niece and nephew. All the odds are stacked against him, but Remi’s crazy proposal just might work.

Remi wants nothing to do with relationships, but when she sees how determined Colt is to help his niece and nephew, she can’t stand by while they’re taken from him. Her painful childhood might be locked up in the past, but she has a chance to give these sweet kids the life she always wanted. Marriage doesn’t have to mean risking her heart, right?

Being married to Remi is Colt’s dream come true, but the hurts of her past keep her at arm’s length. Can he show her that love is the path to healing?

Book Review:

Ahh, this was just too cute! I have been really enjoying this series and this one is my favorite so far. Better Together is the fourth book in Mandi Blake’s Wolf Creek Ranch series. Marriage of convenience is one of my favorite troups so I was really excited to read this one. And I couldn’t wait to read Remi and Colt’s story, I knew that it was going to be good. 

Remi was an interesting character but I loved her. She was kind and full of life. Life had not always been kind to her and she made her mistakes, but God was kind. It was cool to read about Remi learning to trust God more and to trust Colt. I loved Remi’s relationship with Colt, he was her steady. Remi had to learn to let go of her past and trust that God was faithful through everything.

Colt was an awesome character. He had me from the beginning. I loved his heart and how he cared deeply for those around him. He was such a sweetheart to Remi and you could tell that he loved Abby and Ben, his niece and nephew. Colt had to learn to trust in God’s plan and wait on Remi. 

Remi and Colt were just wonderful characters. I fell in love with them from the beginning. They were relatable and I loved watching them fall in love. I really like how they were friends first and how real their friendship felt.  I felt so bad for both of them, they had been through a lot. It was sweet to read about Remi and Colt as they came together to raise Colt’s niece and nephew. They were trying their best to love the kids and each other. 

The romance was lovely and I adored the kids. Abby and Ben helped make the story. They were kids and it was cute to read about them interacting with Colt and Remi. I love the family aspects of Blake’s books. I also love how Blake weaves faith so seamlessly into her books. God was at the center of her books. Remi and Colt were learning to trust in God’s plan and to go to Him when life felt hard.

Better Together is just an amazing book! I would totally recommend it! It can be read standalone but I think that it is better read as part of the series. I am so excited to read the next book. Better Together is a clean Christian contemporary, marriage of convenience, friends to more romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Believing in You

About the Book:

Believing in You: A Sweet, Brother's Best Friend, Military Romance (San Diego Marines Book 3) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: Believing in You
Series: San Diego Marines #3
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: May 28th, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Dating online should come with a warning.

This is my last deployment before I get out and become a civilian contractor in Texas. I’m already there in my mind. That’s why I changed the hometown on my online dating profile. Fresh start in a new city. I liked how it sounded.

When cute kindergarten teacher, Ivy, slides into my inbox, we hit it off right away. We flirt like two people who have nothing to lose. I show her all the sides of me and she seems to like them. I like her too. And I can’t wait to return stateside so we can explore this connection in real life.


It’s like stepping off the edge of the world when I find out my Ivy is also my best friend’s little sister. When I try to break it off, I just can’t do it. So I don’t.

And now I have a decision to make. Step things up with a woman who could be ‘the one’ and risk alienating myself from my fellow Marines, or, end it and know that while it’s the right thing to do, I’d be saying goodbye to a future that looked a lot brighter with her in it…

Believing in You is a clean, standalone romance told from both POVs in the first person. You’ll find sizzling chemistry, swoony kisses, but no steam.

Book Review:

Ivy and Jake never meant to fall in love but when they meet on a dating app they can’t help but be attracted to each other. Ivy had dated one of her brother’s friends before and never again. However, they ended up really connecting, and before they knew it they had fallen head over heels. 

This was a great book! I loved reading about Ivy and Jake’s relationship as it grew. They were super sweet together. I liked how they became friends first and then fell in love. I don’t know if I agree with the fact that they kept their relationship a secret, but I liked how they went about it. They tried their best to be honest and they both cared about Travis, Ivy’s brother. Ivy was weary of dating because of a past relationship, but Jake was perfect for her. I liked that Ivy was a teacher and it was fun to read about her interacting with her kids. Jake was funny to me, and I enjoyed reading about his perspective and seeing Spencer and Matt again. 

I always love seeing old characters, and I really like how Ms. Mastorakos puts old characters in new books. It was fun to see so many cameos, but a focus on a different couple. Ivy and Jake had to learn whether or not they were willing to make their relationship work, even though Jake was one of Travis’ close friends. Were they willing to take the risk for love?Believing in You was a great book! I really enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend it! It is a clean, sweet Marine book.

The Right Wrong Match

About the Book:

The Right Wrong Match: A Sweet, Small Town Romantic Comedy (Love in Mirror Valley Book 2) by [Sara Jane Woodley]

Title: The Right Wrong Match
Series: Love in Mirror Valley#2
Author: Sara Jane Woodley
Publisher: Eleventh Avenue Publishing Inc
Release Date: January 5th, 2023
Genre: Romantic Comedy

They say the best way to get over someone is to date somebody else.

I didn’t ask to have a hopeless (and unrequited) crush on my best friend’s grumpy older brother.

For years, I’ve had feelings for Luke Brooks, but it’s time to move on—I’m on a mission to find my perfect match and secure my very own happily-ever-after.

Until one tiny mishap with a dating app lands me a new job: Planning singles events for the whole town.

Which seems simple enough… until the town council forces Luke to play cupid with me.

And as I discover the soft side beneath Luke’s grumpy exterior, getting over my crush becomes a whole lot more complicated.

Especially as it’s starting to look like my feelings might not be so unrequited, after all…

The Right Wrong Match is a sweet romcom with plenty of swoony kisses and chemistry, a hilarious cast of quirky small-town characters, and a heartwarming HEA that’s sure to give you all the feel

Book Review:

This book was so cute! This was my first book by Woodley, but it definitely won’t be my last. I loved this grumpy sunshine read!

Daisy was such a sweetheart. I loved her eternal optimism, even when things were going crazy she looked on the bright side. Plus, it was hilarious to read about all of her different interactions, a little awkward at times but always fun! It was sweet to watch her really relax with Luke though. She let her guard down with him and was able to just breathe.

I loved Luke! He was such a grumpy cinnamon roll hero especially around Daisy. I love how he had such a soft spot for her, and it was cute to see him do all these ridiculous adorable things for her.

The plot of this was fantastic! I really like the fact that Luke and Daisy were friends first. It didn’t feel like they were rushing into a romance, but instead they were realizing what was right in front of them all along. I would have liked a little more development on a side plot that was happening. But I think romance was definitely the main thing for this book.

I would totally recommend this swoon worthy read! It is a clean romcom, and while it is set in a series, I did not read the first book, and still loved this one!  

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Winning His Trust

About the Book:

Winning His Trust: An Uplifting Inspirational Romance by [Toni Shiloh]

Title: Winning His Trust
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: February 21st, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

To build a future together

They must both let go of the past…

Returning home after a bad breakup, Jordan Wood is eager to prove she can run her family’s store. Setting up a partnership with Declan Porter’s struggling adventure business might do the trick. But the handsome single dad is set in his ways—in business and in love. Can winning his—and his son’s—heart help them all heal?

Book Review:

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Winning His Trust is by Toni Shiloh and it is a companion story to Her Christmas Redemption. I was excited to see how this book would turn out and read about Jordan’s story. The concept was cute and the cover looks so sweet. 

Jordan was a strong woman but she was trying to find her footing again. Jordan had returned home but she couldn’t seem to find her place. She wanted to use her degree but how could she tell her brother that when he didn’t even know that she had gone back to college. Jordan was a fun character. She could come off as a bit standoffish but she was kind and she worked hard. Jordan had to learn to see that God was in control and that he loved her for who she was. 

Declan had River to worry about and his business. He wasn’t looking for love especially since his ex wife had left him and he was trying to care for his son. But God seemed to have other plans. I loved Declan, he was just trying his best and it was sweet to read about him interacting with his son. He really loved River and he just wanted the best for him. Declan had to learn to trust God’s plan.

It was cool to read about Joran interacting with her siblings and building back up her relationship with them. The family relationship was so sweet and made the book. I adored River! He was so cute and I really enjoyed reading about Joran interacting with River.

The romance was sweet and it did not feel forced. Both Jordan and Declan were still recovering from past hurts, but they bonded with each other. I like how they became friends first and then it grew to more. It fits the characters.

Winning His Trust was a great book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy contemporary Christian romances. It is a clean contemporary romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Dreaming About the Boy Next Door

About the Book:

Dreaming About the Boy Next Door (Most Likely To Book 2) by [Sarah Sutton]

Title: Dreaming About the Boy Next Door
Series: Most Likely To #2
Author: Sarah Sutton
Release Date: October 25th, 2022
Genre: YA

Is being voted Most Likely To: Never Have Their First Kiss by the popular crowd at school the end of the world? Probably not, but I’m still not convinced.

Does it mean that I have to find someone to kiss to ditch myself of the label? No, but I do it anyway.

Is choosing my best friend’s twin brother as my first kiss the best choice? Ha, not in the slightest. But when he walks into his kitchen after midnight shirtless, inspiration strikes.

Even though it’s a bad, bad idea.

Because what is supposed to be a quick, three-second peck of awkwardness in the middle of their dark kitchen turns into however many seconds of pure bliss. I’m talking the kind of kiss in a rom-com that totally would’ve made me blush. The kind that makes your toes curl.

For my first kiss ever, Reed Manning isn’t holding back.

Book Review:

Just have to warn you guys, this will basically just be me gushing 😉 I absolutely loved this book! I was honestly a little nervous because I really liked Falling for the Teacher’s Pet, but this was just amazing. 

I loved getting to see more of Ava, and it was interesting to see her perspective. Dreaming About the Boy Next Door and Falling for the Teacher’s Pet are simultaneously occurring. I’ve read books like this before, and I’ve always found them fascinating. It really shows how we have no idea what someone is going through in a given day even if we’re close to them. I think Sutton does an amazing job with balancing this, so you still get to see some scenes from Ava’s perspective but there’s also a lot of new things going on.

I loved Ava! She was trying so hard to keep herself together, and she was falling apart. I loved her wittiness, but also her goofiness and drama. She’s definitely different than Maisie, and it was fun to see those differences. Her journey was beautifully done even though it hurt my heart a little bit.

Reed was so cute! He comes off as a bit of a jerk at first, but there’s so much going on underneath his playboy act. I like watching him and Ava open up to each other. They were both scared, yet they protected themselves in different ways. It was cute seeing them learn to trust each other even though they were trying not to trust each other.

The family aspect of this book was heartbreaking. It was so sad. Ava’s parents are going through a divorce, and Reed’s dad cheated. But I loved how Ava learned the importance of talking and being vulnerable. She had to see that she was allowed to be sad. And Reed learned how to open up his heart again and trust someone. It was totally adorable!

I loved this book! It can be read standalone, and I believe the order in which you read the books doesn’t really matter. It was fun though knowing all that was going on with Maisie while Ava was having her drama. I would recommend it to any clean, YA, romance lovers especially if you love the drama but don’t want the explicit stuff .

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

I’m Not Charlotte Lucas

About the Book:

I'm Not Charlotte Lucas by [Kasey Stockton]

Title:I’m Not Charlotte Lucas
Author: Kasey Stockton
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: February 7th, 2023
Genre: Contemporary Romance

orthern California girl Charlotte “Charlie” Lucas has two great loves: Diet Coke and Pride and Prejudice. But her passion for Regency classics is tempered by a very real fear: Charlie is terrified of having to endure the fate of her namesake—spinsterhood. Despite her best attempts to maintain a modern sensibility, she can’t say no when an elderly neighbor asks Charlie to attend a charity ball with her grandson. Blind date or not, Charlie is powerless to resist the allure of a real-life ball. Soon it’s clear that she will struggle to resist the charms of her blind date too.

Liam Connell is every bit the swoon-worthy leading man, straight out of Charlie’s daydreams. But he’s completely unattainable—his last girlfriend was a gorgeous actress and a far cry from Charlie’s world. So after a magical evening with Liam, Charlie is ready to get back to reality, even if her best option right now is a former boyfriend who wants to give it another shot. Unfortunately, despite imagining she’ll never see Liam again, he seems to be everywhere. How is a lady to move past a fantasy when life suddenly seems to be imitating fiction to an alarming degree?

Book Review:

I loved this book! It was just the perfect sweet and romantic read that I needed. I’m Not Charlotte Lucas is written by Kasey Stockton and it was just a great read! This was a sweet contemporary read with wonderful and engaging characters! 

Charlotte was such a wonderful character! I loved how relatable she was. She was trying to find herself and she feared making mistakes. Charlotte was in a rut. She was stuck in a life cycle and she didn’t know what to do with her life. Charlotte had to learn to let go of the past and look towards the future. She had to learn to hope again. I loved reading about Charlotte growing. Liam helped her see that she was perfect just the way that she was. Charlotte had to work on herself and realize that she didn’t need to fit a mold. Charlotte learned to reach for the stars. 

Liam was a sweetheart. He was just trying his best and I loved him. I loved his relationship with his brother and how he was down to earth. I liked how Liam wasn’t perfect but he had his own things to work through. He was trying to raise his brother and he just didn’t know what to do. It was also cute to read about him with Charlotte, he really fell hard. Liam had to learn how to love Charlotte and show her that he cared. 

Liam and Charlotte were just a perfect couple. I loved their interaction and banter. It was so fun. They really complemented each other and it was sweet to read about them falling in love. They had to work through exes, meddling grandmothers, and social status but it was worth the journey. I really like the way Stockton wrote her characters, they felt so real. I also really liked the side characters and I hope that Charlotte’s best friend, Beth, gets her own book. 

I adored I’m Not Charlotte Lucas and I would definitely recommend it! You need to add it to your TBR! I want to read more of these characters and I hope that Stockton writes more books to add to this one. I’m Not Charlotte Lucas is a clean contemporary romance with hints of Pride and Prejudice sprinkled within, hence the name.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Paulo and Noella and the two Turtle Doves

About the Book:

Paulo & Noella and the Two Turtle Doves: Small town, feel good, romantic comedy (The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance Series Book 5) by [Ellie Hall]

Title: Paulo and Noella and the two Turtle Doves
Series: The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance #4
Author: Ellie Hall
Release Date: November 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

It’s my first Christmas alone. No hubby-boo. No fam. No one eating the cookies I bake. More for me, right? Well, it’s kind of lonely without my beloved boxer-boo. And I miss my parents something fierce. Also, cookies taste better when shared. When I enter a small-town pizza shop, I have a case of déjà boo.

I had it all—married to a beautiful woman, plans to start a family, and success as a boxing coach after I retired from the ring. When work took up too much of my time, it was splitz-ville. After a sudden tragedy, my brother drags me to nowhere-ville. Then I inherit two kids. Yup. I had the same reaction.

It was bad enough that my ex was more devoted to work than to me, but it turns out he has two secret (and adorable) children. What’s worse is he wants me to be their nanny. Ha! I think he took one too many blows to the head.

I don’t know who thought I’d be qualified to be a dad. But here I am and I need my ex’s help. Maybe I need her too. I don’t think I’m the only one who hopes Santa Claus is going to grant these kids their Christmas wish…for us to be a family.

Book Review:

This was such a cute read !  I loved seeing the dark horse of the family, Paulo, and his real reason for being MIA for so long.

Paulo was a sweetheart. I definitely felt for him as he tried to navigate all the curveballs life had thrown at him. It was sweet to watch him with the kids and figure out exactly what he wanted with Noelle. He had to figure out what he really wanted in life and what he was willing to sacrifice to get that,

Noelle was definitely relatable! I loved all of her different quirks like trying on wedding dresses and being terrified of spiders. She was a romantic and an idealist, and I loved watching her balance Paulo’s cynical side. I felt like their relationship progressed a little bit fast for me, but it did make sense for their personalities.

I loved the moral of this story though that marriage is hard work. Even though Paulo and Noelle fell in love very quickly, they had to learn how to work through the difficulties of actually being married. They had to choose to love each other, and they had to choose to stay.

This was a sweet, fun Christmas read about second chances and trying again! There were some moments where I had a hard time staying engaged in the story, but I think it made for a fun, low stress read. I would definitely recommend this to any romcom, Christmas lovers! It’s part of a series about the Costa brothers, but it can be read stand alone too 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Gio and Joy and the Three French Hens

About the Book:

Gio & Joy and the Three French Hens: Small town, feel good, romantic comedy (The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance Series Book 4) by [Ellie Hall]

Title: Gio and Joy and the Three French Hens
Series: The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance #4
Author: Ellie Hall
Release Date: October 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

It’s just a Christmas crush. Like a gingerbread house, it can’t last forever. Right?

I got a big fat lump of coal in my stocking, and it’s not even Christmas yet. In the span of three days:
• I’m laid off from a premier architectural firm
• The guy I thought was my forever dumped me. Then again, he couldn’t eat cheese, so maybe it wasn’t meant to be. But it was better than being alone
• Oh, and I lost my apartment to a parrot (you read that right)

How I went from an in-demand globe-trotting photographer to peddling pizza at my family’s new shop may have been because:
• Women in most major European cities have officially banned me
• I have more speeding tickets in Monaco than I can count. Unfortunately, I’m only fluent in English and Italian
• Maintaining my reputation is exhausting. Though, most would argue my life is one big weekend

Not only am I down on my luck but got demoted to pizza girl. And what’s worse is I have to work with my best friend’s brother, who I’ve liked since I still had braces. But he’s a flirt, so I know to keep my expectations at rock bottom. (By the way, hello from down here!)

On the upside, the view of my pizza-flinging co-worker isn’t half bad.

The new cashier is a refreshing joy to be around. When we’re tasked with building a gingerbread house for a charity fundraiser, I find myself yearning to put down roots (and maybe even a foundation). The only problem is these French women won’t leave me alone.

But the only person I don’t want to ignore me hardly looks my way.

Book Review:

This was such a cute book! Honestly, sometimes the player romances are a little hard for me, but this was adorable. Gio was a sweetheart, and I love seeing a new side of him.

Joy’s life is not going well. She gets dumped by her boyfriend, fired from her job, and finds out that she’s allergic to gluten. But at least she gets to move to her best friend’s hometown, and see her childhood crush again, her best friend’s brother. Gio’s a total flirt though, and he doesn’t actually mean what he says right?

I loved Joy! Her inner voice made me laugh out loud, and I love her journey in finding out who she was. It was cool to see her figure out her own worth and learn to trust Gio.

Gio was a bit of an idiot, but he was a sweet idiot. I loved watching him learn to be more than a player. I think he had a long way to go, but it was sweet to see him show all of himself to Joy. He had never really had that connection with someone before.

As always the Costa family is amazing! Frankie is in this book a lot more, and I just love her. She’s so funny, and there are some hilarious moments tucked into this quick read.

I would totally recommend this book to any lovers of Christmas romances! It is a clean, sweet read about falling for your best friend’s brother 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.