He kissed her like a man who believed that if he did it right, she’d forget that anyone had ever called her awful names or made her feel like she wasn’t everything a man could want.

Avery Flynn

Audible via Audible Escape. Also available as an ebook.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good…

Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard.

I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league.

But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything.

Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months.

Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off.

But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers.

Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale…

Point of view:
3rd person

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This was a fun listen. Ford is a detective with the local PD and Gina is a wedding planner with family ties to the mob. After an initial interaction implodes – Ford is ordered to get close to Gina in order to ascertain whether her brothers are up to no good. Ford falls for Gina. There’s the big misunderstanding/revealing of Ford’s omission of facts. A quick reconciliation. They get their HEA. Cute epilogue.

Unfortunately, Gina’s looks, or lack thereof are belabored to the level of annoyance. I get that it’s sort of the point of the story – but I wish it wouldn’t have been hammered in during every single chapter by every character.

Savannah Peachwood and Brian Pallino were terrific.

About the author:
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their ahem other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

You can connect with Avery Flynn here:

Savannah Peachwood is an award-winning audiobook narrator & love lover. She has narrated audiobooks for many New York Times & USA Today Bestselling authors. She was raised in the South and now lives in the big city. 

You can connect with Savannah Peachwood here:

My Favorite Quotes

He kissed her like a man who believed that if he did it right, she’d forget that anyone had ever called her awful names or made her feel like she wasn’t everything a man could want. – Butterface by @AveryFlynn #Audiobook narrated by Brian Pallino & @savannahpeachy #Romance #TheHartigans

He cupped her face in his hands and took her mouth like a man who had just discovered the meaning of life, because that’s what he’d just realized. Gina. She was his meaning. – Butterface by @AveryFlynn #Audiobook narrated by Brian Pallino & @savannahpeachy #Romance #TheHartigans

“Ford.” It came out like a breathy plea, which it was, because she was about to combust here. – Butterface by @AveryFlynn #Audiobook narrated by Brian Pallino & @savannahpeachy #Romance #TheHartigans

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