Series: Ice Knights #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 17, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Amara
Format: Paperback, 221 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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..
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
Parental Guidance was basically Kim catnip. Fake dating, meddlesome parents, sassy heroine and sexy hockey player? Hello, right up my alley. This is 100% a literally-laugh-out-loud-with-a-cheesy-grin-on-your-face book. The sexy times were pretty darn hot, too. All of that, combined with characters that were relatable and easy to root for made it the perfect book for me.
I loved Caleb and Zara, both separately and together. The unlikely pairing worked so well for me. I was totally hooked from their early banter and agreement to play along with this parent-driven dating app and show. They totally made me smile. Reading along as they got to know each other better and formed a friendship that turned into more was such a joy. Their dates were fun and creative and their chemistry sizzled.
Parental Guidance was a super fun read. If a hockey romance with a “bad boy” hero in need of an image makeover and a sassy heroine who is most decidedly NOT looking for a relationship sounds like something you might enjoy, look no further. This’ll be your next favorite read. I’m so happy to have discovered Avery Flynn this year. I can’t wait to see what she gives us next.
“I don’t want to date. Anyone. Ever. I like being in full and complete control of my life.”
“You’re not into being creative? I guess that’s expected for someone who has probably had women throwing themselves at him for years. You haven’t ever had to work for it.”
“I solemnly swear that I’m only trying to get into your pants and not your heart.”
“If you think we’re stopping with one, then you have the wrong guy, because I’m going to fuck you until you are wrung out, satisfied and too dick drunk to ask for one more orgasm.”
Do you enjoy hockey romances?
Do you think you’ll read Parental Guidance?