Review – Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn

Title Parental Guidance

Author Avery Flynn

Description from Amazon

It wasn’t me.It was my team. But as almost co-captain I raised my hand to fix it. Never imagined they’d arrange a PR stunt to make me look like Mr. Right to someone my mom picks out on some new dating app. Then my salvation walks into the restaurant. Zara Ambrose. The five-foot-nothing redhead with more freckles than inches that I convinced to go on five dates with me for all the world to see. She’s got her own reasons for our set up–and her own rules. But somewhere between the couples’ obstacle course, wrestling matches with her Great Dane, and fights over mashed potatoes, Zara went from means-to-an-end to something so much more. What happens when you start to fall for the one girl you can’t have…on live TV?

Initial Thoughts

I was looking for a short rom-com and this popped up on either my Kindle Recommendations or possibly Instagram (I really don’t remember).

Some Things I Liked

  • Comedy and banter. I loved the back and forth between the main characters. I thought their openness and dialogue was hilarious.
  • References to pop culture. I love when books reference other things I love. (Yes, I’m talking about Law and Order. Basically all I do when I’m not reading or writing is watch crime dramas).

One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About

  • This book was not YA. Not even a little. It was definitely adult fiction due to some strong themes. It was a little too much for me and I would not advise this book for anyone under 18.

Series Value

This book was a spin-off of another series written by Avery Flynn. I have not read that and I didn’t think it was an issue here. From what I understand, the rest of this series is about other members of the Ice Knights hockey team so they could also be read as stand alone novels. I like that in a series. It makes me feel like I have options. However, if you are planning on reading all of the books, start with the first as there will likely be subtle spoilers in the other books.

Final Thoughts

I liked this book. I thought it was a relatively fun read. It was short and didn’t take me long to finish it. I’m not sure if I’d continue with the series. If given an ARC, maybe. Or even if it was one sale, I might. This story was cute and since it’s finished (the next book is about someone else), I’m ok with not continuing.


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