It's release day for Mira Lyn Kelly's Dirty Rebound! Read on for a summary & review of this fun & flirty friends to lovers romance!
I care too much about Cammy Wesley to marry her…
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But hear me out.
Cammy’s my best friend. The one person I can’t live without. The girl with the sunshine smile, the loaded fridge, and the most awesome kid I’ve ever met. She’s also the hot AF single mom I’ve made it my mission to protect from guys like me. I won’t risk ruining our friendship by pushing for something more.
I can’t be her forever.
I’m not that guy. I’m the good time. The class clown. The hockey stud. I’m the happy for now, not the happily ever after.
I stay in my lane, but when Cammy’s ex needs a lesson, the rash overprotective part of me jumps the boards and I go from best friend to fake boyfriend in the span of a kiss. And that’s just the beginning. Because when it comes to Cammy, there’s nothing I won’t do for her.
Even if it’s guaranteed to wreck me.
I always really enjoy Mira Lyn Kelly’s books. That might sound like a generic statement but it’s not meant that way, especially right now when finding a lighthearted read to fall into sounds particularly nice.
A fun friends to lovers romance, Mira’s latest release Dirty Rebound is sweet & sexy. I love how Mira writes couples; her heroes are Devoted with a capital D & they make it very clear that they’re captivated by the respective heroine.
In this case, single mom Cammy & BFF hockey player Rux are adorable & everyone could see the romance blossoming between them books ago.
But sadly it feels like some aspects of this story aren’t developed as well as I’d like. Cammy’s attitude toward the father of her son who unexpectedly left them when she was pregnant & has returned to re-insert himself in their lives seems strangely uncomplicated. (I would think she’d still be wrestling with some negative feelings, for ex.)
An even bigger issue is how the treatment of Rux’s internal conflict & especially his turnaround feels superficial to me.
When you say fake dating, BFFs to lovers romance I’m there with bells on. But while Dirty Rebound delivers on a satisfying hero & heroine dynamic, the story itself doesn’t feel tight to me.
CW: reference to abortion.
3⭐️. Dirty Rebound is available today. Thanks to the author for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
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Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire. Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment.
Dirty Rebound is available now! Thanks to the author for the complimentary ARC & promotional materials. All opinions provided my own.
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