Running into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Fluke My Life #1
Also in this series: Stumbling Into Love , Tossed Into Love , Drawn into Love
Published by Montlake Romance on September 26th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.
Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.
Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I can always count on Ms. Reynolds for a light and sexy bit of insta-love fun. Running into Love starts strong with the hilarious way in which Fawn and Levi meet. Fate has them becoming neighbors soon after, giving Levi every chance to sweep Fawn off her feet.
Levi was the typical ARR hero: bossy, alpha and super-hot. Once he realizes what Fawn is to him he goes all out in pursuit. He could be sweet and romantic, and the fact that he was a cop made him pretty much perfect to me.
Fawn was a totally different story. She’s a dedicated teacher who loved her kids and she could be funny, sweet and caring. While I liked her at the beginning with her clumsy yet adorable behavior coming across as a bit oblivious, her cluelessness increases exponentially until it was just unbelievable and I don’t mean this in a good way, I was at a point where I thought she was either really stupid or she played dumb 99% of the time. I usually don’t mind my heroines being unaware of their own allure or not reading into interactions with the opposite sex. And while I can grant Fawn the fact that the dating scene today could be a tad confusing for someone not really into it, well… I just felt her Alicia Silverstone impersonation of totally clueless was way overplayed.
As it is, I still enjoyed most of the story, Levi’s almost perfection made up for a lot of my annoyance with Fawn and once they get together things mostly work out seamlessly. The family scenes are completely hilarious in their absurdity and I am really curious as to who the next couple in the series will be.
I loved some parts of Running into Love: the banter, their chemistry and both their families made for a great group of characters I want to know more of. Fawn and Levi’s chemistry was really good and their sexy times were totally steamy. Was this my favorite book by Ms. Reynolds? Not really. Fawn kind of tanked for me personally, taking some of the enjoyment out of the story, but this is a strong beginning for a new series I can’t wait to know more of.
Rating: 3.5 “OMG someone please give her a clue” Stars
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