MUST HATE DOGS
Do you hate dogs? Only want to talk about yourself? Is having a sense of humor something you’ve never been accused of? Think eating for pleasure is a complete waste of time? Agree that tipping is for suckers? Then you’re the date for me.
Dixon Beckett is the kind of guy who loves his mama, treats women right, and never ever wants to fall in love again. That’s why he’ll do anything to win a bet to be the last single man standing by Christmas.
He’s got a plan, too. Create the most no-good, horrible, very bad dating profile in existence. Only someone actually responds to his ad...
The rules say he has to go on six dates with the first (or in his case, only) person who answers—even if that person is Fiona Hartigan: Hater of dogs, non-lover of any delicious food, and zero sense of humor.
But something feels off about this pariah. In fact, Dixon is almost positive Fiona is just pretending to be awful. Pretending to be the most horrible date in existence. And she’s most definitely pretending to not be as interested in him as he is in her.
The more Dixon Beckett starts to unravel the mystery of why Fiona answered his ad in the first place, the more he starts considering the most vile, awful, terrible idea ever…falling in love.
Each book in the Last Man Standing series is STANDALONE:
* Mama's Boy
I received an advanced reader’s copy as a courtesy of the Flynnbot reader group on Facebook, for free in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve been DYING to get my hands on this book.
I just finished the Butterface/Muffin Top/Tomboy trio that all had a Hartigan front and center. I have only not read The Charmer, the very first Hartigan story, but plan to ASAP.
This story revolves around Fiona Hartigan and Dixon Beckett. Both of whom have basically given up on their quest to find love and are in this situationship transactionally: Dixon to win a bet with his cousins to be the “last man standing” by Christmas to win the last Christmas gift from their departed Grandma; and Fiona to finally get a meeting set with Dixon and her Nana to discuss her Nana’s senior skincare line. They do the “pretending to be everything you will hate” song and dance for all of five seconds and start to fall for each other.
I loved the scenery in this story, especially Gable House. Avery did a splendid job of making it feel like something out of a fairytale while adding the emotional ties of Dixon’s youth to it. The details were stunning. I felt like I was there. The boat date back at the harbor in Harbor City was another excellent new location we got to explore, along with Fiona and Dixon’s respective homes.
Other fun repeat settings in Mama’s Boy included the Ice Knights arena and the Hartigan family home. My top favorite Avery locations, if I do say so myself.
Per usual, the chemistry between the characters leapt off the page (screen… it’s a kindle), the complexity of the characters allowed for them each to grow before our eyes, and left me eagerly ready for the next two Last Man Standing stories NOT TO MENTION the remainder of the Ice Knights and Hartigans HEA’s.
Such fun!! You are going to instantly fall in love with Dixon! Not to mention his two cousins, Nash & Griff, who come up with a crazy idea on how to win a bet, in order to get the prize. Which is quite interesting actually. And intriguing. And involves a dating app. And funny when Dixon thinks he’s fooled them. Until Fiona responds. Then it gets even better. I just loved everything about this!! I’m not going to give you a long detailed description about it, because I went in blind and completely enjoyed it, laughing quite a bit. That’s how you should experience it, having a little knowledge, knowing your giggle stick will get tickled and you’re going to love it. I now know 3 things: I cannot wait for the next book in the series, I need to go back and read the series about The Hartigans, and if I ever need a book to make me laugh & fall in love, Avery Flynn is my new go to.
Dixon and Fiona are a lot of fun. I could not put this book down and avery Flynn has out did herself. This is another series inside a series and I love getting to see old friends. The Hartigans are great and I am loving the cousins . Dixon and Fiona have made me want more in the harbor city world. I can’t wait for Griff and Nash’s book.