Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: As We Are, by Claudia Y. Burgoa


As We Are by Claudia Burgoa is now live!

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa comes a single-dad sports romance where the only thing more heartfelt than the small town is the love story.

I never wanted to go back to Baker’s Creek.

But when it rains, it pours. I lost my job, lost the guy, and lost the house. The perfect trifecta of ruin.

Ten years after I said I can make it on my own, I have no choice but to ask for help. But it’s my mother who needs me now…

So it’s back to where I don’t belong.

There’s no opportunity in my hometown. The only job that I can get is nannying. For a player from the Vancouver Orcas. “Mean” Mills Aldridge is going to be my new boss… and I’m supposed to pretend he isn’t sex on skates.

Between avoiding the town mean girls, helping my parents, and trying not to behave like a puck bunny, my job with that sweet boy is fast becoming just like the rest of my life–one big complication.

My only escape is my late-night chats with Mills.

The confessions we share make me feel like I belong. The stolen kisses make it hard to remember why I ever left.

Until the opportunity I’ve been waiting for arrives, and it’s time for me to say goodbye.

But can I leave that little boy and his father behind?

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga that’s swoonful and sexy, with the right mix of ugly-cry moments and sweet seductions.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

I’m not familiar with Claudia Burgoa’s Baker’s Creek series, so I went into As We Are just based on the blurb — not knowing anything about this large family. And I really liked Mills and Hadley’s story. There was a lot of family drama in the previous books — and not having read anything previous in this series, I felt a little lost as I read As We Are. There are so many interconnected plot points with the brothers and the patriarch of this family, I really wish that there’d been some kind of statement that the books are “best read in order” or something like that.

Still, I liked Mills and Hadley’s story, and how their relationship grew from friends to more over many late-night talks. That really gave a nice foundation to their relationship. Also, I liked that Mills was a little nerdy and not your typical athlete. I don’t know why, but I found that rather endearing. Auden had everyone wrapped around his little finger, and the kid knew it! But not in a bratty way; he was a sweet innocent voice and I loved his thoughts and interjections. Overall, As We Are is a pretty low-angst romance full of sweet and swoony moments, a chaotic family, and a happily ever after that will leave you with a smile.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.

She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children.

She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she’s the ruler of the house. She’s only partially right.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At night, she likes to binge-watch shows with her equally geeky husband.

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