Tuesday, September 12

Audiobook Review: Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn
Tim Paige
Parental Guidance
Series: Ice Knights #1
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance, Chick Lit
Published: May 31, 2019
Where I Got It: Audible

It wasn't me.
It was my team.
But as almost co-captain I raised my hand to fix it.
Never imagined they'd arrange a PR stunt to make me look like Mr. Right to someone my mom picks out on some new dating app.
Then my salvation walks into the restaurant.
Zara Ambrose.
The five-foot-nothing redhead with more freckles than inches that I convinced to go on five dates with me for all the world to see.
She's got her own reasons for our set up--and her own rules.
But somewhere between the couples' obstacle course, wrestling matches with her Great Dane, and fights over mashed potatoes, Zara went from means-to-an-end to something so much more.
What happens when you start to fall for the one girl you can't have...on live TV?

This author is always fun so I was excited to get some more!!

Two people couldn't be more different. Zara is a small redhead who has big dreams of making it with her miniature figurines! Caleb is a tall rough and tough hockey player. They both find themselves forced to join a new dating app where their parents pick their dates. This is the only thing they have in common, so they decide to make rules and just fake it for the world to see. Get their 5 dates done and be free. However...things will not go as planned.

This was a lot of fun. There wasn't a crazy amount of drama here so that was nice. The biggest drama bubble was near the end. Some personal and professional stuff popped up, but no insane exes, and even the parents were pretty mellow. It is nice to get a romance once in a while that isn't too drama-filled. 

I liked Zara and I liked Caleb. Good people who deserve all the love! Caleb is pretty dreamy for sure. hehe.

Not sure why, but lately I have been loving the Fake Love to Real Love has been a hit for me. It's just so dang fun. I loved watching these two muddle through their dates and the interview afterward. So fun. 

I would NEVER EVER use this app. I wouldn't trust my folks to pick my dates. Not that I don't love and trust my folks....I could never tho. It's so weird! It's interesting for sure. I would be curious WHO my parents would pick for me, but I'm also curious about a lot of things that would not be safe or beneficial LOL.

The side cast was fun esp Caleb's hockey teammates. I am curious to read more if they get some love story next!

To be honest, I had two small-ish issues. One was how quickly Zara forgave her father. Don't get me wrong...he's not a bad dude, but I think the two need therapy. Maybe they did but we didn't see it at the end? Second, the fight Zara and Caleb had was a hair too over-the-top. I get WHY they fought but it escalated a little too much for the situation. I'm glad that the recovery and talking afterward didn't take too long. I was worried it was going to drag on and on. Thank goodness. 

The narrator was good. Even his female voices weren't bad at all. I liked him. I think I heard him before. The name and the voice seem familiar. 

All-in-all, I did enjoy this. A couple of issues, but nothing that destroyed the story for me. I liked these two a lot. Caleb was dreamy and Zara was adorable. It was fun. It had some humor and a lot of heart. Def recommend it! 4 stars. 



- #36 for Audiobook challenge


Northwoman said...

What a bizarre concept.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Carole Rae said...

Very, but fun!

Sophia Rose said...

I would be super curious to see who my parents might have picked. They sure were right on the money when my brother and I both chose poorly for earlier dating relationships. ;)

Low drama can be a definite relief

Jen Twimom said...

Flynn is always good for rom com entertainment. And hockey players. LOL. Fake romance is my abso favorite trope.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, lol right? And yesss low drama is nice.

Jen, Flynn is fun!

Blodeuedd said...

Dunno if I have heard this narrator before, he sounds good

Carole Rae said...

I like his voice a lot