Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: My Funny Valentine by Lydia Michaels


My Funny Valentine by Lydia Michaels is now live!

A blizzard leaves Erin stranded and at the mercy of her childhood nemesis. Trapped, with no electricity or dry clothes, things heat up when two frienemies are forced to share a bed.

From bestselling and award winning author, Lydia Michaels, comes a second-chance bully romance about love and redemption that will touch readers’ hearts!

Giovanni Mosconi has returned to Jasper Falls after years of touring as a standup comedian. When Erin Montgomery, his childhood enemy, heckles his performance at O’Malley’s Pub, he holds nothing back and roasts her in front of the whole town. Emotions run wild and secrets are exposed when hate turns to lust and lines begin to blur.

Can trust form where betrayal began? Or should some secrets go to the grave?

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Narrated by: Amber Battaglia


 Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

I am a sucker for a forced proximity, enemies-to-lovers romance, and My Funny Valentine delivered. I think I cried as much as I laughed reading Erin and Giovanni’s story. I thought I would be diving into a romcom, and while it was funny at times, My Funny Valentine is full of heartbreak, and big, deep emotions.

Erin was a wonderful heroine. Life had really kicked her down, but she refused to give up and was really trying to change. She is carrying around a lot of baggage, having been abandoned by her mom and brother and left behind to essentially be her father’s punching bag. Giovanni, meanwhile, was a bit of a jerk, but I warmed up to him once I realized that he had some demons in his past that he was dealing with. He ended up being a really great guy, a wonderful support system for Erin, and a bit of a teddy bear.

My Funny Valentine is set in the Jasper Falls series. I have not read any of those books, but I didn’t feel like I was missing pieces to the story, so this is a true standalone.

All. The. Feels.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Lydia Michaels is the award winning and bestselling author of over forty titles. She is the consecutive winner of the 2018 & 2019 Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media, as well as the recipient of the 2014 Best Author Award from the Courier Times. She has been featured in USA Today, Romantic Times Magazine, Love & Lace, and more. As the host and founder of the East Coast Author Convention, the Behind the Keys Author Retreat, and Read Between the Wines, she continues to celebrate her growing love for readers and romance novels around the world.

In 2021, Michaels released the groundbreaking, non-fiction series, Write 10K in a Day, to commemorate her career in the publishing industry. She looks forward to many more years of exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing, teaching about the craft, and learning from the others in the author community.

Lydia is happily married to her childhood sweetheart. Some of her favorite things include the scent of paperback books, listening to her husband play piano, escaping to her coastal home at the Jersey Shore, cheap wine, Game of Thrones, coffee, and kilts. She hopes to meet you soon at one of her many upcoming events.

You can follow Lydia at or on Instagram @lydia_michaels_books

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