Audiobook Narrator: Erin Mallon
start, walking into my office, waving him on. As we pass by the children, they
snicker and whisper, the girls more stirred up than the boys. We reach the
office, I close the door, and ask, “Why are you here?”
see you because I knew this was your lunch break and you’ve been ignoring my
texts and calls.”
need some space.”
Fiona, I’m not here to argue with you. Or to crowd you or upset you. The
opposite, actually. I realized our wires have been crossed and it was better to
just come to you, face to face, and say what needs to be said.”
couldn’t wait until I wasn’t working?”
answer my texts and calls, I could.”
enough. What do you want to say? What needs to be said?”
like to ask you out on a date.”
seventeen years of teasing me, of that stupid nickname following me around like
a poltergeist, now you suddenly decide that because I saved your nephew you
want to date me?”
is it like?”
know. Let me find out what it’s like by spending time with you. Let’s both find
out what the other is really like. Do we have to define this? Let’s explore
it.” He grins. “Let’s explore each other.”
you’re trauma bonding with me and getting that confused with having feelings
through something emotionally intense together. You helped me. I saved your
nephew. But that doesn’t mean we should date.”
why I’m asking you out.”
because we kissed?”
why, but it certainly adds to all the reasons why.”
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Feisty Fighter and Hot Boxer! This is a great addition to this series of standalones by Julia Kent. Fiona’s story opens on a much more serious note than the others, however, when an unstable parent of one of her preschoolers breaks into the school. Fiona goes all protective, and her kick-ass actions go viral.
The little boy she was protecting is the nephew of her middle school nemesis, Chris “Fletch” Fletcher. He’s also a friend of Will’s from Fluffy, so there’s another tie to the social circle. While Fiona has been able to keep her distance from Fletch over the years, they are suddenly put in one another’s paths over and over again. And eventually, new-age Fiona has to stop fighting the signs the universe is sending her about Chris.
This story is a wonderful enemies-to-lovers romcom. The bear scene when Will, Mallory, Chris and Fiona go to the cabin had me dying! So unexpected and so funny. There are some super-sweet moments between Chris and Fiona that weekend, and Fiona realizes how much time she’s spent fighting something that she didn’t have to be.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
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Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge.
Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times
bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her
books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing
in 2019.From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy
joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for
a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s
room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).
She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the
only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet