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He's A Charmer

This is book 3 in the San Francisco Strikers series. Receiving this ARC, I was a little hesitant to jump right into it, but I was relieved that I was able to follow along even without the knowledge of the previous 2 books.

He’s A Charmer follows Linnie, who comes to visit her brother all the way from England. The night she lands they hear from his neighbor that a pipe burst at his cabin in the mountains. In an effort to prove her worth, she takes it upon herself to drive out there and fix the problem herself.

What she didn’t know was that her brother’s teammate, Danny Weston, who owns the property as well, also came up to fix the problem… in the middle of a blizzard that has them stuck together for days.

While I loved the tension woven through the tropes of forced proximity and brother's best friend, it felt very insta-love to me which I’m not a fan of. I’m not sure if jumping into book 3 caused me to miss previous interactions between the 2 of them which would have made more sense as to how they fell so fast, but it was not very believable to me.

Despite being stuck with someone you’re attracted to, it felt awkward to me that one day they were playing chess and the next they couldn’t keep their hands off one another. Again, maybe if there was more build up, I could have believed it more, but I just couldn’t get on board with them essentially having this fling and then being so heartbroken and in love after a week.

I also thought Linnie’s background was unnecessary. I didn’t understand the point of her and her father’s relationship and how that affected her. Same with Danny, who was very mysterious about his life growing up. I didn’t see how that defined his character, so I wish we knew a little more about our characters so I could really believe this story.

Overall, I had fun with the book and besides the insta-love feel of it and some cheesy writing (her crashing into a tree because she thought she saw a moose, but it was really just Danny walking around…) I enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend reading the series in order thought in the hope that some of the plot and background make more sense that way.

Book Rating: 3/5

Spice Rating: 3/5

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