|Parks and Provocation
The Review: 4 Glorious Stars
Needless to say this was another great book by Juliette Cross.
Jed was a sweetheart through and through. Juliette always writes great sweet and kind male characters. They are not my preference, I married a sweet man and one needs diversity in life 😂😂, but I can appreciate one when it is done well. And Jed was fabulous. He was also hotter than the fires he was supposed to put out.
Lola was very focused on her career. On being the best and making it big somewhere, preferably not in her home town. Although I understand that desire she annoyed me a little. But her inner dialogue and desire to move wasn't so frequent as to take anything away from the story.
Jed and Lola together were a chemistry reaction ready to combust! They were absolutely perfect for each other. It was adorable reading how they misunderstood each other as teens, and it might even bring you back some funny memories of the silly things you did to boys/girls or had boys/girls do to you at that age.
As for it being 4 stars and not 5, that is a matter of preference. Nothing to do with the writing or story. Contemporaries just aren't my thing, and second chance, which this sort of is, even less.
The only negative is book availability. Smartypants Romance although available to indie bookstores, it is available at a higher rate. My guess is they heavily rely on amazon, and since I despise supporting amazon unless I must, that was annoying*. Bookshop.org luckily has a good price for it though, here is the link: BUY IT HERE
*fully understand there is no great alternative for eBooks yet. My opinion I solely based on print books, which are my reading preference.