I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.
Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.
So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?
The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.
It was bad enough that last month all my old kickboxing training came in handy when a disgruntled noncustodial dad invaded my preschool class and tried to take one of my kids without permission.
That ended with news coverage of the closed-circuit video that parents saw in real time as I beat him up and pinned his neck to the ground while waiting for police to respond.
We won’t mention the part where I thrust my arm into the air in a power stance and, uh…
Hey. HEY! Don’t judge me. I protected those kids. And the kid most in danger was Fletch’s nephew.
The same Fletch who just now noticed me sitting here.
Being noticed is bad.
Being his dating app match is even worse.
Because no matter how hard I’ve tried to avoid him since high school, every time I see him I have the same reaction.
I wish I’d never kicked him.
I wish, instead, that I’d let him kiss me.
Which it looks like he’s trying to do.
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What a storyline!
What a storyline! The beginning of this book had me on the edge of my seat! When a disgruntled parent comes to Fiona’s preschool and she becomes the hero to the entire town, she feels it’s another thing to add onto what she’s known for and can never live down. Chris has had a crush on Fiona for years, ever since she taught him the true meaning of no, and when the situation at the preschool brings him back into her life, he decides to shoot his shot with her and act on his feelings. Reluctant at first, eventually Fiona comes around and they end up learning a lot about each other in addition to a relationship together. Overall, I loved the storyline, but the action in the beginning didn’t necessarily trickle through the rest of the book. I wish there would have been more suspense or action especially after the beginning, but nonetheless I really enjoyed Chris and Fiona finding their relationship with some funny parts in the story along the way.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
More Than Feisty
It’s Feisty and Fletch’s turn. When a horrifying event takes place at the preschool where Fiona works, it’s Feisty who saves the kids and the day and then Fletch who in turn comes to her aid. This is the catalyst for some deep changes for Fiona. Will she be able to reconcile her Feisty past with her present and will she be able to see Fletch for who he is today or keep seeing him as her teenage nemesis and the bestower of her hated nickname? It’s a tremendous inner journey that she makes and sometimes hysterically funny aided by her besties Mal and Perky. You don’t want to say goodbye to this bunch!
Julia Kent has a huge talent for creating worlds and groups of friends that I just love and want to be a part of. This group, just like the ones from the Billionaire and Random series, is totally wild and hilarious.
Fiona shows how feisty she really is in the very first chapter when she takes down a guy trying to take one of her preschoolers. Her relationship with Fletch has been so tumultuous over the years. I love a good enemies to lovers romance because the tension is usually explosive and the banter is usually off the charts. Fiona and Chris had all that and more.
These two are my favorites of the whole series. This book totally hit me in all the feels. The emotion is balanced with laugh out loud moments. I was hooked from the beginning and never wanted it to end.