Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: The Bold and the Bullheaded, by Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov

๐‘จ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’๐’๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’‚. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’†๐’™๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†. ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’†๐’”๐’„๐’‚๐’‘๐’† ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’“๐’š.

The Bold and the Bullheaded, an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov is available now


I donโ€™t do feelings.
Especially not with an arrogant, broody Taylor brother.
But one moment of weakness on an elevator wrecks me.
๐ผ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’.
๐ผ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ.
Yet I find myself wanting to be trapped in a small space with Spence Taylor again.
And donโ€™t even get me started on his day job.
The man can do just about anything with those hands.
Those big hands, and erโ€”big feet.
I digress.


Emma Kingsley is the most infuriating woman Iโ€™ve ever known.
Stubborn, arrogant, and sexy as sin.
She drives me crazy.
And sheโ€™s determined to hate me.
The funny thing isโ€”I canโ€™t get enough.
But the woman has more walls up than the royal palace.
Lucky for her, I make a living tearing down walls.
And I just found my favorite project.
Time to renovate, Queenie.

**๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†.๐ƒ. ๐“๐š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ. ๐„๐š๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ž. ๐€ ๐‡๐„๐€ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐!**

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The Bold and the Bullheaded checked off all the boxes for an enjoyable, funny, enemies to lovers romance. I wouldn’t necessarily characterize this as grumpy & sunshine, but Spence is DEFINITELY a grumpy, broody alpha.

Emma. I loved her. I loved how strong she tried to be, but she was so deeply scarred by her mother’s absence from her life. She was so afraid to really connect with Spence, even though she so badly wanted to. I love her nicknames for him!

Once things cross over between Emma and Spence from hate to more… it’s magical. He is so patient with Emma. He knows she’s worth it, and goes so far to try to protect her when there’s a harrassment issue at work, even if he knows she’s going to hate him for it in the end. That really showed just how much he’d fallen for her, and I ate that spoony ish up with a spoon!

This series is about the Taylor siblings — I haven’t read the first book in this series, which is Mya and Jesse’s story, but I definitely want to go back and do so before reading the next books as they come out. I loved this group of friends, how they’ve made their own family of sorts, and the interactions between the brothers are so well done. I also really liked the family unit that Emma and her dad have made with the guys at the garage! This book was an excellent collab between Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


Iโ€™ve just hit the button for the twentieth floor when a black stiletto and an exquisitely shaped leg stops the elevator from closing.

My eyes get snagged on her curves and the blonde hair that falls like a lemon paradise over the front of her black suit. And up to the hateful eyes that are shooting venom at me.

โ€œYou.โ€ She spits it out like Iโ€™m a bad taste in her mouth. 

She wishes.

I fold my arms and stare at the woman who has become the bane of my existence since the day I first saw her on another elevator. In another building. The last building my brothers and I renovated.

She folds her arms and stares at me with the same disdain Iโ€™m throwing her way.

โ€œIs it really my curse to be stuck in elevators with you for the rest of my life? Not to mention my favorite pub … and holidays with my family?โ€ My words are crisp and to the point. 

She scoffs at me. Scoffs. Her perfect red lips are shaped in the foulest scowl known to man. 

โ€œOld Solemn,โ€ she says. 

Her ignorant nickname for me. 

I roll my eyes.

โ€œIt appears you are stuck with me, yes. As long as youโ€™re living in the same building as my BFF,โ€ she says, looking down at her nails as if theyโ€™re more important than me. They match her lips. โ€œIt seems your brother and my Mya are going strong, soโ€”โ€ she shrugs, โ€œyouโ€™ll have to get used to this face. Sorry. Not sorry.โ€ Her eyes brighten and I know sheโ€™s going for the kill. โ€œCanโ€™t handle the heat, get out of the fire.โ€

Iโ€™m happy my little brother Jesse is in love and all that shit, but since his girlfriend comes attached to this spoiled wench in a supermodel disguise who chooses every opportunity to snipe at me, it has created a complication.

I donโ€™t like complications.

โ€œShe-devil,โ€ I say under my breath. 

Her eyes narrow. โ€œStay on your side of the elevator,โ€ she snaps.

I shake my head as we go up, the floors creeping slower than a sloth trying to stand up.

โ€œNot a problem.โ€ I stare straight ahead. โ€œAlthough you certainly didnโ€™t mind when wโ€”โ€

Her hand flies across the elevator and covers my mouth. โ€œStop. Right. There. We agreed that was a one-off that shall not be named.โ€

About Willow
Willow Aster is the author of USA Today bestseller, True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, Lilith (formerly known as Whore), 5,331 Miles, Miles Ahead, The Kingdoms of Sin series, and co-author of The End of Men series with Tarryn Fisher. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day awayโ€”anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming; otherwise, the writing would never get done. Sheโ€™s also an avid reader, and has been known to walk, cook, and clean with her nose in a book. Sheโ€™s lived in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, and California, but Minnesota has captured her now and doesnโ€™t seem to be letting go. Although shy, this lifelong writer and artist is convinced that the best part of this career for her is meeting and connecting with readers, authors, and all of those in this community of lovers of words.

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About Laura
Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple of crazy Yorkies. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after.

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