ARC Review: Now or Never by Victoria Denault

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ARC Review: Now or Never by Victoria Denault
Now or Never

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 15 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: San Francisco Thunder #4
Pages: 288

“I’m always a sucker for a hero that works with his hands and found Holden endearing, alpha when he needed to be, but overall incredibly sweet.”
~ Under the Covers

Apparently I’ve decided to read this series out of order.  Or at least I skipped the first 3 books and now I’m reading in order.  Regardless, I was excited to read this one because instead of focusing on hockey and the San Francisco Thunder team, it focuses on family.  The Braddock family to be exact.  The previous book in the series featured one of the Braddock sisters and it was nice to see some of that story continue in this book.

They’re grieving the death of their father and Winnie is now taking it pretty hard.  She realizes she’s not in a happy place in her life and has to make some changes so she stays back at the family summer house in Maine after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend to try and figure out what’s the next step she should follow.  She wasn’t counting on her brother deciding to surprise their mom with a house renovation and she’s face to face with her childhood nemesis and town bad boy, Holden, who took on the job.

NOW OR NEVER is actually quite sweet.  There’s no sports romance in this one but it was nice to still follow the family of one of the players and not have all the siblings magically end up with people in the team.  There was already history between Holden and Winnie, most of it bad and some of it was the typical bad boy likes good girl but knows she’s too good for him kind of thing.

If you like a good reformed bad boy story, then you’ll enjoy this one.  Holden has turned his life around and dealt with a lot of the emotional issues that put him in that state of mind all those years ago.  He’s trying to right his wrongs and that’s not an easy thing.  But he was also the one that could connect with and help the heroine get through what she’s dealing with.  It was sweet to see them connect on that level.

I’m always a sucker for a hero that works with his hands and found Holden endearing, alpha when he needed to be, but overall incredibly sweet.  This was a story that had a lot of heart.  Full of small town charm and family centered.  Can’t wait for the next installment in this series.


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About Victoria Denault

Victoria Denault loves ocean air, seventies music, cinnamon dolce lattes, kalimotxos and strong heroines and flawed heroes. She's been an avid hockey fan her whole life and has wanted to be an author since she was a teenager. She has lived in many major cities across North America, spent her childhood summers in Maine and adult summers in Spain. She’s now happily settled in Los Angeles with her husband and their two chubby Chihuahuas.


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Kathy Valentine

Awesome review francesca!! Sounds good and I love the cover too! Shared on my socials!??


I am a sucker for this type of hero!


Sounds good. Thanks for the review Francesca

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’ve read the others in this series and plan on reading this one.