Monday, June 12, 2023

Accidentally in Love (Against All Odds: The St. James Family, #3) by Claudia Y. Burgoa ~ Audiobook Review



Claudia Burgoa

Release Date: June 12

From USA Today bestselling author Claudia Burgoa comes a new best friend’s sister, forbidden romance filled with humor and angsty at times.

It all started on a dating app and a fake name.

Instead of a hot hook-up, I end up face-to-face with Kingston St. James.

He’s one of the most striking and wealthy men in Seattle—as well as my brother’s best friend.

Logic dictates I walk away, but curiosity wins and we follow Myka’s Easy Rules for Healthy Hookups:

Rule #1: Don’t expect anything.

Rule #2: Never wish for more.

Rule #3: Don’t swoon.

Rule #4: Don’t give endearing nicknames to your hookup.

Rule #5: Don’t be possessive, your hookup doesn't belong to you.

Confession time: I’m making up the rules as we go.

And surprise, surprise, this casual fling rapidly evolves into a friend-with-pretty-weird-benefits (and not the sexy kind).

Kingston is suddenly breaking the hookup rules. He’s all charm and affection, turning possessive and… probably hoping for more than just a fling.

We accidentally find ourselves tangled in something more than just a fling. It’s something dangerously close to love.

We might be heading into a collision where the most beautiful accident or the most disastrous end might happen.

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Well, I didn't see this pairing coming! 

Myka Cantu and Kingston St. James have known one another for a long time; Kingston is friends with Myka's older brother since they were in the third grade. There have never been any side glances or anything to give away their feelings, so yeah, this one totally blew my a good way. This is one of the reasons I love Claudia's books so much; sometimes, she lets the anticipation of a couple build up, and sometimes she gives us a couple that we wouldn't necessarily consider, but boy does it work.

Imagine setting up a profile on a dating app (or a hookup app) using a fake name and then meeting the person you're matched with, who also used a phony name, and you know them. Well, that's just the beginning of this funny scenario. Kingston is ready to call it off, but Myka being the independent, confident woman she is becoming, convinced Kingston to have just one night of fun. Little did they know one night wouldn't be enough for either of them.

A lot is going on in this story; if you have read past Luna Harbor or St. James Family books, you'll get some answers you may have had about Myka's past and Kingston's POV during events that unfolded with Teddy and with Finnegan. 

I listened to the audiobook version of this book; Jason Clarke and Vivienne LaRue did an excellent job of bringing Kingston and Myka to life. I loved the fun and playfulness they showed in some of the texts that were sent, as well as the heat they evoked in the sexy, sensual texts as well.

I highly recommend this book to those that enjoy Steamy Contemporary Romances, Large Family Romances, Brothers Best Friend Romances, Billionaire Romances or One Night to More Romances.

Happy Reading!!!

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**

Meet Claudia Burgoa:

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.

She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At nights, she likes to binge watch shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.

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  1. So glad the audio of this book worked so well for you! Claudia Burgoa is amazing :) Excellent review xo

    1. Thank you Natalie 🫶 I know audio isn't for everyone and there are times that I don't connect with the narrator, but I really enjoyed this one.