Hi again, friends!
It’s been a bit since I’ve shared a read and I have an absolute doozy of one for you. Full disclosure, I’m a fan of this author already so it’s no surprise I loved this book. But that won’t stop me from shouting about it! Or should I say serenading you?
You’re right, I should leave the jokes to comedians.
Let me tell you about Punk-In by Ava Olsen
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I want to start by saying this book kept me up beyond my bedtime. I wanted to finish it in one night but I couldn’t do it. Not without making a valiant effort to stay awake though!
Van is much like many of us as we hit our 40s. We’ve worked a lot, sometimes too much. We may have let friendships lapse due to work and we may even have drifted from families. But then you have that light bulb moment. You know the ones when you finally accept something good? It can come in many forms and for Van it’s an attraction to a man. There’s a whole lot of other stuff too, but sometimes when such enormous changes occur we make excuses, we fight them and by god they just can’t be true.
And it can’t be a rockstar romance without a brooding singer, right? And Brodie is different. Self aware like no 20-something should be. While he and Van are at odds over many things, they also gel when they shouldn’t. Brodie sees Van. Perhaps more than he’s aware. And because of this, they have this massive push and pull between them for YEARS. Yes, years!
Did I mention it’s a slow burn? The very best kind though. While you just want to bash them together you also know when they finally get their time it will be EPIC. And it is! What I love about Ava’s writing is sex scenes aren’t a how to manual. They are intense and hot without being overly descriptive. When these two finally have their day it’s lava flow hot. And it’s not just the sex. They really, truly connect.
I could keep going listing all the things I loved. The french swear words, the nods to a Canadian baseball team that hasn’t been around in decades, the beautiful way the author writes. The only think I didn’t like was that it ended. Full stop.
I’m not so patiently waiting for the next book in this series.
Read this one and make sure your schedule is clear. You won’t put it down once you start.
(Be sure to catch Ava’s backlist! Oh, Buoy is book one of a series I adore.)
Thanks for reading and I’ll be back again when I finish another book I want to shout about!