In Review: Tomboy (The Hartigans #3) by Avery Flynn

Posted February 19, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 1 Comment

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Avery Flynn’s latest, Tomboy. This is only my second of her books — and my first in this series — but it won’t be the last. I fully intend to go back and binge the first two books VERY soon.

In Review: Tomboy (The Hartigans #3) by Avery FlynnTomboy by Avery Flynn
Series: The Hartigans #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 18, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Format: eARC, 316 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?

Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.

But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.

At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.

Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.

But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

I’ve had my eye on Avery Flynn’s Hartigans series for ages, but I’ve just not made the time to read any of them before now. I’m glad I took the time to read Tomboy and I’m really looking forward to reading the first two books ASAP. Preferably before ApollyCon, so I can fangirl over Avery and get her to sign all of them for me.

But that’s neither here nor there. I’m supposed to be talking about Tomboy, so let me do just that. I absolutely adored this book. Fallon needs to be my new best friend. She’s amazing. So spunky and relatable. I love me a good, grumpy hero and Zach so fit the bill. Of course, there was more to him than met the eye, too. Which makes me love him even more. Fallon and Zach were fantastic together. Their chemistry was sizzling and I loved watching both of them lower their walls to let the other in.

Tomboy was a fun read. I breezed through it in basically one sitting. I laughed, swooned and definitely had to fan myself a time or two. Now I can’t wait to go back and read the first two books because, let’s face it, I need me some more Hartigans. I have a new favorite bookish family, y’all.

Favorite Quotes:

“If we walk out of here together right now, there’s only one way tonight ends.”
“How’s that?”
“Naked. Sweaty. Drained. Exhilarated. Probably sore. Definitely satisfied.”

“I got just that, and I’m about to get it again, not because I want him to put a ring on it, but because I like fucking him. It feels phenomenal.”

Holy hell, they really were two peas in an uncomfortably tight pod. Exposed soft underbelly? Cover that shit up with a titanium plate.

She was Wonder Woman in scrubs, out for truth and justice.

About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey's Mallory books. It wasn't long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin's four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn't long before the local book stores' staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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