Monday, June 22, 2020

Release Day Review of Loud Mouth by Avery Flynn @AveryFlynn ~ Contemporary Romance ~ Ice Knights, Book 3 @EntangledPub

Release Day Review

About the Book:

I never meant to say a word, not one single word.

But I did.

Now because of something I leaked—without even realizing it—I've inadvertently broken up one of the Ice Knights’ most legendary bromances. And worse—I've kicked hockey star Ian Petrov's grumpy level to insane levels of grump.

And what could make it worse? How about the two of us being trapped together in a remote cabin after a massive blizzard. Neither of us can leave. Just us, the snow, his resentment, and OMG sexual tension so thick it would take a snowplow to break through it.

I’ve got to get out of here before I do something even dumber than I’ve already done and kiss the sexy, snarly grump with his misplaced anger and perfect pecs. That would be the worst, the absolute worst. But… would it be terrible if we gave in? Just a little? It’s not like we’re ever going to have to spend time together again.

Until the next morning when we’re told we have to play chummy for the press until this news cycle blows over.


Book Details:

Amazon US

Print Length: 207 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: June 22, 2020
Sold by: Macmillan

My Review:

Loud Mouth is a wonderful addition to the Ice Knights series. Shelby Blanton accidentally revealed a secret about two players on the Ice Knights hockey team. The reveal alienated Ian Petrov and his former best friend to the point of hatred, and added Shelby to Ian's "ruiner of lives" list. When Shelby and Ian them find them snowed in at the same AirBnb, tension runs thick and it's not just because they don't want to be together. Succumbing to the sexual tensions seems like a safe bet because Ian and Shelby won't ever have to be together again....until they are pulled together into a publicity stunt.

Shelby is an independent, hard-core blogger with rocker hair, tattoos, and piercings galore. Who would have thought she was a hockey fiend with the most popular hockey blog. She's a strong character that has overcome a huge obstacle and led to the person she is today. Ian Petrov is continuously living the shadows of his slimy father, a hockey great. Ian has worked very hard to earn his own way in hockey. After he was sucker punched with information about his dad being a cheater and his best friend having insider information he neglected to share with Ian, he just crumbles. When Shelby and Ian unite after the catastrophe, their enemies-to-lovers story practically melts the pages. Their mutual hostility slowly disappears into a wonderful love story that almost wasn't.

I love Shelby and Ian's story. I enjoyed the way the author gave the characters flawed backgrounds, family issues, and true-to-life situations to handle. He might be a popular hockey player and she the blogger behind a wildly popular hockey blog, but they are not perfect. They don't need each other to fix the damage, deal with their pasts, or handle their present issues, but as support persons as they muddle their way through life. Of course, it's not easy and there are obstacles but Avery Flynn does a magnificent job of unraveling their layers and helping them move beyond the issues, especially Ian. I enjoyed the path the author took Shelby and Ian on in order find their happily-ever-after.

Avery Flynn is a wonderful storyteller with unique characters, themes, and settings. Her stories pull you in and keep you thoroughly engaged and entertained. I have enjoyed all three books in the Ice Knights series.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

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