Series: The Hartigans, #2
Published by Entangled: Amara on October 29th, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.
But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.
That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.
I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date… unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!
Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…
Apparently I have a new go-to/one click author who goes by the name of Avery Flynn! Her second book in the Hartigan’s series stole my heart just as much as ButterFace did. Muffin Top one of Gina’s best friends Lucy Kavanagh, and the oldest of the Hartigan siblings Frankie. When the two find themselves on a road trip to Lucy’s home town for a reunion, the sparks between these two really take off.
I think most woman I know can relate in one way or another, have had one moment or many feeling less than. For Lucy, she’s struggled with her weight but she’s done her best to combat and overcome any teasing or bullying she’s endured. But her coping mechanisms put her on the defense (another way in which she is totally relatable), but I won’t belabor this. It just shows how Avery Flynn has done a really amazing job building her characters. Their backstories are rich and in Lucy’s case, why she feels they way she does is well explained. The same can be said for Frankie. He’s got his own triggers and reason why he believes what he does about love.
This story was such a joy to read. It was sweet and heartfelt, as Frankie champions and encourages Lucy. There’s a bit of a slow-burn pony-backing on a HOT and INTENSE attraction between them. Avery Flynn creates and an electric connection that require a bit of reader cool off time. There’s definitely some angst and these two spirits have some deep seated baggage. I’ll admit I cried a bit but that wasn’t all angst, part of this was the incredible compassion that both Lucy and Frankie show for other people who might not seem deserving. This just endeared them both to me even more.
Okay, I’m done gushing about this book but I’ll finish by saying READ THIS BOOK! You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, and find yourself in great need of a fan to cool yourself off. 5 Stars and my highest recommendation.
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