Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Bombshell, by Jessica Prince

Title: Bombshell
Series: Whiskey Dolls
Author: Jessica Prince

Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance; Single Dad Romance

He’d hated me first, so I figured it was only fair I hate the stupid, sexy jerk back.

After ending the world’s worst relationship, Marin Grey had sworn off men. So it was rather inconvenient that she couldn’t seem to keep her eyes and thoughts off the Ice King himself, Pierce Walton—also known as her ex-boyfriend’s older, much hotter brother.

He was cold, callous, and rude. He was also the most gorgeous man she’d ever laid eyes on, which made the fact that he’d hated her from first sight all the more unfair.

When circumstances dictate they put their swords away so Marin can help Pierce take care of his son, that ice-cold hate suddenly takes a turn into something much hotter. And if they aren’t careful, they could both be burned alive.

**Whiskey Dolls is a brand-new series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Ah! Bombshell was a GREAT series starter! The Whiskey Dolls series is a spinoff of Jessica Prince’s Hope Valley series, and will focus on the dancers who work at the hip burlesque club. While this series takes place in the same small town and Marin was a side character in the HV book Playing For Keeps, Bombshell is a complete standalone. (Although, Marin’s breakup with her abusive ex, Frank, plays out in Playing For Keeps, and since that book is also amazing, you should go read it!)
So, on to Marin and Pierce! He is a moody, broody, single dad… except that he’s not really that moody and doesn’t hate her the way Marin thinks he is. Pierce only hates what Marin makes him feel — because no woman has made him feel anything since his wife died. And the fact that she was dating his no-good brother when they first met sealed the deal for Pierce that Marin was a woman he needed to stay away from. But when they keep running into one another around town, and Pierce finds himself needing a babysitter, Marin offers to fill in and watch adorable Eli. And she soon finds out that Pierce isn’t the Ice King that she thought he was.
I loved how this friendship and eventual romance played out between Marin and Pierce. Falling in love just kinda sneaks up on both of them after they agreed to a casual relationship with no expectations. My heart broke for Pierce and all he went through with his wife’s illness and death. It was so hard for him to accept that he was head over heels for Marin, until it was almost too late. And when he finally learns the truth about what went down with Marin and Frank, he really goes the distance to play knight and let Marin know that he belongs to her as much as she belongs to him.
Bombshell was a perfectly perfect small-town romance! I love how Jessica Prince keeps this small town so tightly-knit, with mentions of the other Hope Valley residents, and appearances in Bombshell by Mrs. W and Charlotte from Playing For Keeps. While I was sad to see the Hope Valley series start to wind down, because I loved those characters so much, I’m super excited to see what JP has in store for the other Whiskey Dolls! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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