With This Fling by Tara Sivec

Published: April 25, 2022

Tara Sivec

Genre: Romantic Comedy

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when all three of them become adults and move out. She writes in a wide range of genres, including Romantic Comedy, Romantic Comedy/Mystery, Romantic Suspense, New Adult Drama, Contemporary Romance, and Psychological Thriller. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book, and she was voted Best Indie Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2014. In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Laura Bennett has spent her life taking care of other people and running the Dip and Twist. Happily spending her time being single and carefree, she has no intention of settling down or falling in love. With an ever-growing family, she’s a mother to them all, and she loves every minute of it. But her baby is getting married, and her oldest has her own life changes she’s dealing with. Suddenly, being all alone doesn’t sound so appealing anymore.

Dean Campbell has been the black sheep of his family since the day he was born. The only one he cares about is his nephew, Palmer. Deciding at the last minute to attend Palmer’s nuptials, Dean knows he’s going to need to try his hardest not to be his usual, grouchy self. He doesn’t like people, and he really doesn’t like weddings. But the sexy and sassy mother-of-the-bride has him wanting to check Plus-One on his invite. He’s never had more fun getting under someone’s skin, and it doesn’t take long for all the people, noise, and chaos that surround Laura Bennett to become a few of his favorite things.

Laura thinks a fun wedding fling is just what the doctor ordered to get her out of this funk. But Dean’s been sprinkled with Shepherd’s glitter and the magic of Summersweet Island. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her that, with this fling, she just might change her mind about falling in love again.

“I’ve never been so turned on and so pissed off in my entire life.”

Laura is still running the show, helping keep all of her kids (the two she birthed and those she’s collected) in line. Preparing for Birdie and Palmer’s wedding means family and friends flocking to the island and a panicked bride. Laura handles it all with ease until a pair of motorcycle boots come strutting into her life.

OH, MY HEART. I think I spent the majority of this book with a goofy smile on my face because it’s just so freaking sweet.

I loved this book. Laura has always been a great character, and it was great that she finally got her story. And all of our favorites were here! I could have used more Tess; I digress.

This was such a hilarious book. This is my favorite so far- I laughed out loud several times. Tara has outdone herself with the humor, sass, emotions, and love.

I have so much appreciation for several of the things Tara wrote about in this book. Laura is an older woman, and her body is changing, and things were discussed with such normalcy and without judgment.

Dean also had some things addressed that were just accepted. No shame, no blame, no jokes. I loved seeing the natural things that happen to our bodies as we age handled with such respect.

This was such a perfect installation in this series. There was so much humor, emotion, love, and Bodhi. I am ready for the next book, Sivec!

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