Title: Third Time’s the Charm
Series: Boston Seasons: Book One
Author: K. Evan Coles
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 262 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance
At a Glance: Coles’ style feels so easygoing and effortless. The pace and general flow of the story are excellent. There were a couple of points where things could have dragged or gone off track—not gonna lie, I hate “the big misunderstanding” as a plot device, and I was worried the story might lag there—but, Coles smoothly worked through the storyline and kept the guys heading where they needed to be.
Reviewed By: Jules
Blurb: Sometimes you have to start over to get love right.
Luke Ryan’s life is too chaotic for romance, what with running his business and being the legal guardian to his ten-year-old niece, but he’s hopeful he’ll find the right man.
Trauma surgeon Finn Thomason recently relocated from Chicago to Boston, where his focus on medicine leaves him little space for a personal life. Making a commitment to find a better work-life balance, Finn hopes he’ll also find a relationship.
Caught in an evening rainstorm, Luke shelters under a sidewalk awning…and encounters a handsome stranger. The two strike up a conversation and Finn offers to walk Luke under his oversized umbrella. Charmed, Luke accepts and asks Finn out for coffee in thanks.
Luke and Finn quickly grow close, but, as the summer draws to an end, Luke struggles to keep his connection with Finn while Finn tries to come to terms with caring for a man whose attention is pulled in many directions. Both men are scrambling to get it right, but only time will tell if they’ll learn there is more than enough room in their hearts to go around.
Review: This book is so cute, guys. From that ADORABLE cover to the final kiss, I was…charmed. There’s just no other word for it. K. Evan Coles’ Third Time’s the Charm is a lovely book with a great premise and extremely likeable characters. Also, who doesn’t love a book with an adorable meet-cute?!? When Luke gets caught out in a downpour, Finn is there outside the building Luke runs to for cover, with a massive umbrella. Friendly chatting ensues, and of course Finn offers to walk Luke where he’s going so he can keep him dry under the umbrella. And Finn’s friends’ reactions when he recounted the meeting were the best. This was such a great line:
Mick reached over and tapped his glass to Finn’s. “Very nice, Finn. That is some next level chick-flick kind of chivalry, my friend.”
In fact, there was loads of great dialogue and character interaction, which you’ll come to quickly learn from reading this author’s books is one of her strengths. Along with the sweet romance between Luke and Finn, Charm had a great mix of fun banter, honest moments and genuine friendships. I loved both Luke’s and Finn’s friends—I’m dying for Luke’s friend Simon’s book!—and Luke’s relationship with his niece was also so sweet.
Coles’ style feels so easygoing and effortless. The pace and general flow of the story are excellent. There were a couple of points where things could have dragged or gone off track—not gonna lie, I hate “the big misunderstanding” as a plot device, and I was worried the story might lag there—but, Coles smoothly worked through the storyline and kept the guys heading where they needed to be. There were some bumps in their road, sure…Luke’s responsibilities as his niece’s caretaker take up a ton of his free time, and as a trauma surgeon, obviously Finn’s schedule is crazy, but for the most part the drama is realistic and short-lived.
If you guys haven’t read this author yet, do yourselves a favor and go pick this one up. It’s low-angst, sweet but not sugary, and these guys are sexy as hell. Which let’s face it, sometimes those are just the type of books we all need! I’m confident that Finn and Luke will also steal your hearts. 😊
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