When Charlie announced on her social media that she was going to be taking a foray into contemporary romance, I said shut up and take my money. And then patiently (not patiently) waited for this book to release. I consumed it in half a day, and why do I do these things to myself, because what am I supposed to read now?
My favorite romance trope is friends to lovers, and this is the perfect fit for that. This is a clean romance with two adorable people, one of them utterly clueless. Holmberg addresses some male insecurities, which I appreciate the heck out of, and it makes Lysander real because you rarely read about that in fiction. I like Blaine, who has a unique brand of quirk that draws the reader to her.
I love all the pop culture references. This is an adorable read.
About the Book
Fourth try’s the charm… or is it?
The first guy Blaine ever confessed her feelings to dismissed her. The second made her friendless. The third, a viral internet sensation.
And Blaine is praying the fourth will be different.
After two years of pining for the aloof and secretly hilarious IT guy at work, roller-derby-warrior Blaine creates a master plan: after Lysander returns from his transfer in California, she’s going to spill everything. And why not? She’s got a killer undercut, thighs of steel, and shares his love for superheroes. In her book, they’re a match made in heaven.
Lysander has enough self-esteem to fill a thimble and has always struggled with his place in the world. When his father has a health scare, Lysander takes charge of his own, and consequentially loses fifty pounds. Suddenly the people around him think he’s worth his space—especially the women. And when Lysander fishes the literally shallow waters of dating and returns with a girl on his arm, Blaine fears she may have lost her chance with him entirely.