🎧 Berls Reviews There’s Something About Molly

Posted August 18, 2022 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

🎧 Berls Reviews There’s Something About MollyThere's Something About Molly by Christina Hovland
Narrator: Petrea Burchard
Series: Mommy Wars #2
Published by Tantor Audio on December 28, 2021
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Molly Princeton hasn't met the right guy. Yes, she's a dating coach, but she's also a single mom with a rocky relationship history. She may be able to help others find love, but she doesn't really need it in her life. Happiness doesn't require falling in love. Winning a matchmaker competition, however, requires being part of a couple. And darn it, she needs to win this one. That's when she sets her sights on Gavin Frank - the one man she would absolutely never fall in love with.

Gavin is her nemesis, her best friend's ex, and yeah, okay, he's sexy as sin. He's also off-limits. But she's out of other options. Plus, Gavin could use a fake relationship to keep his meddling mother from setting up blind dates with every available woman in the Mile High City. There's no way he'd fall for Molly. None. Nada.

The two quickly learn there's a thin line between hate and love, and she finds herself tipping onto the wrong side. For the first time, she doesn't have all the answers. What the heck is she supposed to do next? Lucky for her, Gavin realizes there's something about Molly he can't resist....

Contains mature themes.

My top thoughts:

This series is absolute gold for me! I just love the characters and their very relatable situations as middle aged mothers trying to make the best lives for themselves and their kid(s). And I really enjoy romantic comedy these days, which there’s definite solid dose of. A great, light read.

What I liked/didn’t like:

Technically you could absolutely read this book on it’s own, but I’m really glad to be reading the series in order because I already knew the main characters – Molly and Gavin – from the first book with Rachel. Molly is Rachel’s best friend and mother to her twins best friend, Ollie. And then there’s Gavin, Rachel’s ex and father to the twins. Molly has – perhaps overly dutifully – hated Gavin for the way he fucked up as a dad and (ex) husband. The thing is, while you saw him screwing up in the first book with Rachel, you never get the sense he’s a bad guy… just a good guy who’s making a lot of mistakes. Molly has never given him a chance.

But through a series of events in There’s Something About Molly, Molly gets to see exactly the truth of Gavin. He is a good guy – possibly a great guy – who’s always been trying really hard and may finally be getting it right in respect to co-parenting with her best friend (who is now married to his brother… you really gotta read the first book LOL). I dare you not to fall head over heels for him along with Molly. I doubt you could do it. And then there’s Molly, who has a tragic habit of finding the perfect person for someone else while on a first date. She matches her first dates up with someone else all the time.

Narrator thoughts:

This book had so much great humor, one of my favorite tropes (fake relationship), and solid characters. I’m loving these books and look forward to reading the next one. The narration is just as good — Petrea Burchard gives a great performance, bringing the characters’ personalities and the humor off the page and to life.

4 stars Pretty Great

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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