I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Avery Flynn
Released: June 17th 2019
Series: Ice Knights #1
“Although it didn’t hit the spot for me if you like sexy hockey players, feisty red heads and adorable Great Danes then you need to give it a try.”
~ Under the Covers
Caleb wants people to know him because of his on ice hockey skills playing for the Ice Knights. Not for a viral video which makes him look like an asshole. He needs his image fixed. So what could be more wholesome than being the face of a new dating app where your parents pick your date? Zara doesn’t know why she signed up for the new dating app where your parents pick your date. Oh wait, yes she does…tequila and a devious best friend. When Zara and Caleb meet, they come up with a deal, 5 dates with no feelings or body parts involved. And definitely no falling in love.
The fake relationship trope isn’t one I deliberately seek out and it’s not because I dislike them. It’s just that I find the predictability a little boring. Although, of course most romance books have a certain predictability factor. However, there’s just something particularly formulaic about a fake relationship, or atleast the ones I have read. Parental Guidance fell into this trap, so although I did enjoy this book, there were points I found myself drifting off and losing interest.
However, this book was fun. I enjoyed the banter between the hero and the heroine and I particularly enjoyed the parts told from the heroine’s POV. Zara was smart with a little snark and I loved her sense of humour. The chemistry between Zara and Caleb was great, even if I didn’t quite buy the i-love-yous at the end they definitely had the beginning of something special.
If you want an upbeat romantic comedy this summer Parental Guidance is a great place to start. Although it didn’t hit the spot for me if you like sexy hockey players, feisty red heads and adorable Great Danes then you need to give it a try.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?