I received this book for free from Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tossed Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Fluke My Life #3
Published by Montlake Romance on August 21, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Can the best of enemies become the hottest of lovers?
New York Times bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds proves that opposites can be compatible—and twice as combustible…
Libby Reed is over it. Or that’s what she tells herself. She’s lusted after one of New York’s bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they can’t even be in the same room without setting each other off…which might be a problem now that she’s volunteered to help out in his family’s restaurant.
Antonio’s been burned before. Now he knows better than to trust a pretty face and follow another pair of long, beautiful legs into heartbreak. But while Libby might rub him the wrong way, he can’t deny the heat between them. And it only burns hotter when she steps up in his time of need. The closer they get, the more he realizes he may have misjudged her. Then again, he doesn’t know the secret Libby’s keeping that could send their relationship up in flames before it’s even begun.
I got sucked into Aurora Rose Reynolds’ books a few months ago and binged on pretty much all her books in a few weeks. While there are some problematic issues in many of her books, I think her Fluke My Life series is quite good. I really loved the first two books in the series, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the third book. So when I saw it on Netgalley, I immediately requested it, and was so very happy when I was approved! Tossed into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds sucked me in, and I was totally invested.
Tossed into Love focuses on youngest Reed sister, Libby, and her longtime crush, Antonio. When Antonio’s father has a heart-attack, Libby steps in to help out at their restaurant, which puts her in close proximity to Antonio. Antonio is a firefighter, and has never had a lot of interest in his parents’ restaurant, but also steps up to help while his father recuperates. And, of course, while spending so much time together, Antonio and Libby fall for each other.
Libby was such an amazing heroine. She’s the youngest of three sisters, and is feeling a bit lonely now that her sisters have gotten into serious relationships. Libby is such a hard worker, and is always willing to help someone out, even when she’s running on empty. As sweet as Libby is, she certainly isn’t a pushover, either. I did enjoy the times when she would put Antonio in his place – and believe me, Antonio needed to be put in his place.
Antonio took a bit for me to really love. He’s not super kind to Libby, although I wouldn’t say that he was mean, either. He has been attracted to her for a long time, but doesn’t want to be. So he’s a bit grumpy to her. He assumes some ridiculous things about Libby because she likes to dress up and wear make-up. Honestly his assumptions are so frustrating, but like I mentioned, Libby puts him in his place. And once Antonio realizes how wonderful Libby is, I did start to like him.
I did really like the romance, and I was sucked into this story right away! Antonio and Libby definitely bicker, but once they get together, they worked so well. I will say that the conflict was a bit silly. It seemed like such a silly reason for Antonio to get so mad about. I also thought Libby was a little ridiculous for not spilling the beans earlier on. Their make-up was a lot a little bit of a let-down, but still, I was happy when they figured things out.
So, overall, I really enjoyed Tossed into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds. It has a fantastic heroine, a grumpy hero, and a lot of chemistry. The whole series is great if you looking for something light and easy.