Thank you to Elsie, Raincoast and Sourcebooks for the advance reader copy of Flawless, the traditional re-release of the first book in the Chestnut Springs series.
I am so excited to help celebrate this book re-entering the world in this pretty pink package. I liked Flawless my first time though, the second time through just hit different. Maybe knowing the characters and this world better just made me appreciate this story even more.
The rules were keep his hands off his agent’s daughter and stay out of trouble. But now he’s stuck with her. There’s only one bed. And well, rules are made to be broken. Rhett Eaton is the face of professional bull riding. The golden boy. Or at least he was until it all blew up in his face after a public brawl. Now his agent says he has to clean up his image, and sticks Rhett with his ball-busting daughter for the rest of the season as “full-time supervision.” But Rhett doesn’t need a goddamn babysitter―especially one with skin-tight jeans, a sexy smirk, and a mouth she can’t stop running. A mouth he can’t stop thinking about. And he quickly learns that Summer Hamilton isn’t just another conquest. She sees the man behind the mask, and she doesn’t run―she pulls him closer, even when she shouldn’t. She says this means nothing. Rhett says this means everything. She says there are boundaries they shouldn’t cross. That Rhett’s reputation can’t take any more hits…and neither can her damaged heart. Rhett says he’s going to steal it anyway.
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Rhett Eaton lassoed my heart and I was not expecting it. I mentioned this was my second time though and initially, he came across as just some stubborn bull rider. But he is so much more. He falls first and falls fast and hard. It is so interesting to know that from the beginning and see the cracks in his grumpy exterior. I already loved Summer and didn’t need more convincing to love her more. Also, this should go without saying this story is riddled with amazing side characters, who get even more amazing stories. I still wish that the other Eaton’s weren’t so against Rhett’s career choices.
- Setting: Chestnut Springs is a small fictionalized town located outside Calgary. I love the Canadian setting so much! The Wishing Well Ranch feels like a home away from home. I love the dynamic of Summer with all the Eaton boys navigating life together on the ranch. I did find it fun when Summer and Rhett were away on the rodeo circuit, especially when they were forced to share a hotel room.
- Pacing: I read almost three-quarters of this in one sitting. I love the pacing and it is such a perfect length. I guarantee you that when you pick this up you will fall hard for this story and let the wild ride just take you.
- Romance: Damn Rhett and Summer are so hot and I love them so much. Their tension was just so great. I already alluded to some really fun scenes, thank god the heat stopped working in Summer’s hotel room. Rhett is definitely more of the alpha-protective type and if that is not for you, you probably won’t want to ride that cowboy.
Flawlesss receives five out of five stars.
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Thank you again to Elsie and Raincoast for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog.