Saturday, July 6, 2019

#REVIEW: Parental Guidance (Ice Knights #1) By Avery Flynn

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Parental Guidance By Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release Date: June 17th, 2019
Format: kindle book
My Rating: 
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All I want is to play hockey on the Ice Knights, instead, I’m in a viral video for all the wrong reasons and my mom—yes, my mom—has taken over my dating apps. Then, when I think it can’t get any worse, the fates deliver Zara Ambrose, a five-feet-nothing redhead with more freckles than inches and who’d rather be anywhere other than on a date with me. 
Now a bet with her friends and my PR nightmare have us both stuck in this go-on-five-dates-with-the-same-person hell situation. But if we band together, we can get the whole thing over with and go on with our lives. It’s perfect! No feelings. No future. No fuc— *ahem* fun. No naked fun.
What could go wrong? Nothing—as long as I remember the rules. Don’t notice the way she looks in a dress. Don’t react when she does that little shivery sigh thing whenever we touch. Don’t think about the fact that she’s never had a toe-curling orgasm that wasn’t self-delivered and just how badly I want to change that.
Five dates—that’s it—and then we go our separate ways. At least, that was the plan.
This is my first book by Avery Flynn, but I have some of her other books already on my radar. This one is semi-attached to her book Tomboy, which I also have and can't wait to read. If you love hockey romances like me and you like a good fake dating book, I recommend this one for sure!

The plot of Caleb being in the doghouse with his PR team kind of mad me laugh...because this basically happened to the Ottawa Senators last year. No, for real, they were caught on video in an Uber talking trash on their coaching team and it was a huge thing. I have to think Flynn heard about this and got inspired. In this book, it's slightly different because the younger rookies start talking about all the "puck bunnies" they are scoring. Yeah, this is not a good look, but one thing that bothered me about this was how it seemed like all the blame landed on Caleb for not speaking up about it. It's not like he was the captain, and he wasn't saying all these terrible thing. There were other people in the car with him and they didn't say anything, but it really didn't make sense for all the blame to fall on him. If anything, it should have fallen on the guys saying the horrible things.

Zara was an interesting character to read about, and I've never read about a character who is a miniatures artist before. I didn't really know this was a huge thing. I did love her massive great dane named Anchovy. LOL! He's like the best character in this book, for real, and I love that him and Caleb bond. What a good boy! Zara has had some issues growing up, especially having had to be the grown up to her dad. So I really understand why she wants to be in complete control of her life and doesn't want a man to tie her down. It was a little frustrating that she held Caleb to the side, because it was so obvious they really liked each other.

I'm not sure exactly how this app works, but I do love a romance book bringing in dating apps into the plot. I also loved that Caleb's mom got to pick the woman he went out with. Actually, his mom was a freaking boss. I would love a story about her to be honest.

These two definitely get up to some sexy times together, even though they so said they weren't! Because of course they were going to break all the rules about this agreement they have. I was totally on board with it.

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