Mini review here as I have tons of reviews to write and things to do!
First this was a total “bookstagram made me read this”. I kept seeing this book on everyone’s feeds and when I saw that the narrator was one of my favorites, Brittany Pressley, I knew that I had to listen to the audiobook.
It made me revise my judgement: I can listen to romance audiobook. They “just” have to be more on the romantic side than on the “graphic sex” side.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story!
The idea of a renaissance fair was so much fun as the characters got to speak with accents and in Shakespeare’s fashion. The narrator truly did these accents brilliantly!
I also loved the enemies to lover trope paired with the underdog’s trope as well!
“Emma the Tavern Wench was turned on by Captain Blackthorn, Pirate. This could be a problem.”
Emmaline was a great character, loveable, caring for her family and she did not hesitate to hold her ground with Simon! If she did not finish college, it was not because she lacked smart or sass!
Just suffering from a bad breakup, she came in that small town to help her injured sister and care for her niece. She will enroll at the summer renaissance fair as her niece is so determined to play a role in it.
Said fair is Simon’s baby!
Their first meet began on the wrong foot and Emmaline didn’t want to have anything to do with him! She’d rather ogle gorgeous Mitch’s muscles. But as I said, this is an enemies to lover book.
Simon was deliciously broody and grumpy but when he became a rakish pirate, the heat was off the charts! I loved that playful side of him.
We all know where this is headed to but the journey was brilliant! There is sparks, sass, emotion, joy sadness sometimes. All flowing effortlessly.
If you want a very enjoyable read to forget about the doom and gloom, don’t look further!
Have you read this one?
Thanks for reading!