Opment I decide to reward it 3 stars I do enjoy this book OK 3 stars 35 StarsWhen you ve tried everything you can to meet people but you still haven t found that elusive hottie you d not only like to see naked but also makes you want to share your feelings and stuff Whatcha going to doSign up for a dating service that lets your parents chose your dates for youThat s the less than enviable spot Zara and Caleb find themselves in at the beginning of Parental Guidance As a defenseman for the Ice Knights Caleb has done everything he can to make hockey his priority numero uno When a video of his rookie teammates saying disparaging things about the population of women they bang on a nightly basis goes viral Caleb is faulted for being there and not shutting the conversation down as the veteran in the room When Caleb s told he needs an image makeover STAT he agrees to do whatever it takes He ust didn t think that meant letting his mom set him up with a pint sized redhead with an attitude Zara knows she works too much but her miniatures aren t going to paint themselves Trying to break out in the competitive I m guessing world of miniatures isn t easy but Zara s used to working hard What she s also used to is listening to her bff knock her for not having a social life The nagging from her best friend coupled by the fact she gets to help her father out at the same time means the Brambles dating app officially has a new single and ready to mingle ladyLet s start with the stuff I loved Caleb and Zara are both awesome romantic leads When we first meet Caleb it s easy to peg him as the stereotypical arrogant manho kind of hockey player but luckily that couldn t be further from the truth Though not looking for a relationship Caleb doesn t sleep around and the only thing he s arrogant about is his skills on the ice Zara s take no prisoners hold nothing back attitude worked for me because it felt authentic and we re still able to see the cracks in her armor so to speak Most of all I loved when the five point plan the two came up with to deter a real relationship starts to crumble It was almost impossible to remember why dating Zara for real was a bad idea In this moment he couldn t shake the idea that there could be than an agreement between them That he wanted that That it didn t seem like he had a choice in wanting her That it was too late to try to fight it even if he wanted to This could ve easily been a four star read for me I connected right away with Avery Flynn s writing style and Caleb and Zara are fabulous together My issues stem with the side stories than anything else Caleb s viral video incident didn t seem big enough to warrant the freak out reactions of everyone around him so I never uite got on board with the NEED to publicly Mud and Stars join the dating app in the first place Also Zara s need for stability in her life and the walls she puts up to keep people out were washed away way too easily by her father s explanation of his past and still continuing behavior which didn t make a whole lot of sense to me Overall I really enjoyed Parental Guidance It looks like maybe threeish other Ice Knights are in line to have their stories told which means we haven t seen the last of Zara and Caleb ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest voluntary review. N’t notice the way she looks in a dress Don’t react when she does that little shivery sigh thing whenever we touch Don’t think about the fact that she’s never had a toe curling orgasm that wasn’t self delivered andust how badly I want to change thatFive dates that’s it and then we go our separate ways At least that was the plan.
A perfectly sweet romance with an arranged relationship blindonline dating for reputation on part of a not star but professional hockey player and a miniature artist This was my first Avery Flynn and apparently I landed smack dab in the middle of a spin off of multiple series but oh wellInstead of slut shaming here we got the flip side conseuences of slut shaming and a bit of a soapbox on alla that Kind of an antidote to my breakup book w Helena Hunting Pucked OverNothing groundbreaking but a nice low angst romance with two normal well adjusted types This doesn t work even a little bit and I hate that I persisted way longer than I should have I try to give books their premise particularly wish fulfillment fantasies in romance but this one was a huge strain I can almost if I suint a little see a hockey organization getting all tense with a guy who stayed silent while his teammates were gross about women Okay not really but for the sake of a premise But who would then think that the remedy is for him to oin a dating app under parental guidance with a five date commitment and public interviews by a local mor Avery Flynn has one hell of a wild imagination and it truly came across in Parental Guidance This was a frantic ride up walls down zip lines and across slippery ice but it was a ride that I wouldn t have missed for anything Caleb knew he messed up and had no idea how he was going to fix his mess Thankfully the Ice Knights have the wonderful Lucy to help fix their messes What he didn t count on was his mother Britany the bad ass of hockey to be called in to help There was no way he was going to allow her to take over his dating life until he heard the ultimatum Then he knew he had no choice but to go along with this schemeZara ust wanted to live her life making her miniatures After watching what her father went through after mom after all his schemes to make money she doesn t need a man She Eros Unbound (Great Loves, just needs herself her miniatures and her best friend Gemma Steady stable and predictable is how she lives her life and has no idea how she got herself roped into this Bramble thing 5 dates get it over with make everyone happy then she could go on with her life Never in her wildest dreams would she have pictured herself dating Caleb Nope not her type not going to happen after the 5 dates Then something happened They found out that they really liked each other and were actually having fun So as you know it would not be an Avery Flynn Romantic Comedy without a beloved dog And yes Anchovy stole the show Then there was Jasper What a card he was Like I said Avery Flynn s imagination with both the mother and the father was unbelievableI also loved the banter between Caleb and his teammates The ribbing he took about his mother the secret he was keeping from them and the camaraderie on and off the ice was wonderfulBut this is Avery Flynn The writer of hot men mischievous dogs and strong uirky women I wouldn t expect anything other than a fun interesting sexy storyReview copy provided for a voluntary review What an adorable story Sometimes when life is a little on the crazy and emotional side I love toust dig into something fun and light This totally fit that bill It was cute funny and ust a little bit zany The characters are easy to like with both good and bad ualities to. All I want is to play hockey on the Ice Knights instead I’m in a viral video for all the wrong reasons and my mom yes my mom has taken over my dating apps Then when I think it can’t get any worse the fates deliver Zara Ambrose a five feet nothing redhead with freckles than inches and who’d rather be anywhere other than on a date with
Them that made them all the human and you could see how well they fit togetherI loved the premise to this Caleb got caught in the middle of some hockey guys talking smack NOW LIVE US UKAfter being introduced to the Ice Knights in Tomboy I was hoping with all hope that we would get to see these guys again So I pretty much suealed and then umped on the chance to read this book as soon as I learned there was going to be a series for these players And then once I got my hands on it I pretty much devoured it in one sitting I m not even sorry because this story was brilliant I loved Zara and her take no crap attitude She made no apologies for who she was and never tried to conform to other people s wants Which I thought was really fun to read about and it s a uality that I love to see in my heroines Caleb seemed to like her sass Mes recettes au baby-robot just as much as I did and I really enjoyed that about him These two fit so well together and they had me smiling like a crazy person on than one occasion They are definitely high up on the list of my favorite Avery Flynn characters The bottom line is you need to read this book It had so many adorable moments that made me happy sigh and the characters were so easy to fall in love with I already know I ll definitely be re reading this book many times in the future I made the mistake of reading the little teaser for the next book so now I m going to be even impatient to get my hands on some of these hockey players ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review Cute I enjoyed this uite a lot and I absolutely loved Anchovy Caleb and Zara both struggle with being forced to date Neither want a relationship and come up with some rules to avoid it The rules don t work This was a good solid read andust missed a 5 for me because I La Stratgie du camlon just could not fully connect with Zara She seemed harshangry one minute and then giggly and adorable the next When I started reading this book I had a hard time So I put It to the side and came back later Well I loved it I was glad I had returned to it I guess I was in a book that lol I loved the aspect of this book The way they meet thru there parents and their first date is a riot I can t wait to read the next one in the series Great Author 35 4 stars This was a cute readlight hearted and fun readI really enjoyed it Iust felt it was too short in my opinionI wish we had The concept behind the dating app was funrefreshing and interestingI really liked Caleb and Zara they were a great matchShe was sassy and he was sexy and cute It was an easy and uick read perfect for summer This book should be re title Not as Parental Guidance but something like Blind Dating or Arranged Dating or something Because despite the title Parental Guidance the parents play a minor role here Caleb s mother signing up Caleb for blind dating Enter Zara The rule 5 dates then they go separate way And as predicted Caleb and Zara falls in love with each other The story itself is the signature of Miss Flynn works A lot of character development a dash of funny dating experience and sweet romance The plot is standard Not much layer angst drama Regardless I do still enjoy the banter between Caleb and Zara The sex is hot but not too many Another plus for me I do like sex scenes where it building enhancing the story development characters devel. E Now a bet with her friends and my PR nightmare have us both stuck in this go on five dates with the same person hell situation But if we band together we can get the whole thing over with and go on with our lives It’s perfect No feelings No future No fuc ahem fun No naked funWhat could go wrong Nothing as long as I remember the rules Do.