Wednesday 20 July 2022

✪ The Godparent Trap ✪ Rachel Van Dyken ✪




 Life's Too Short meets The Unhoneymooners in this sparkling, steamy, and swoon-worthy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, in which two sworn enemies must share house, home—and maybe their hearts—when they become co-parents after a sudden loss.

Colby's living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend's two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she'll be sharing custody with the one man she can't stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house.  

Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn't need is his sister's irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse.

Rip doesn't trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can't believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?



ARC received for an honest review
Ugh, I am so conflicted with this book.
I mean, the first 1/3 of the book was a case of what in the misogynistic BS is this Rip guy.  Heck no I say to you sir.
He did get better the last half of the book, but his words and actions tainted him for me for the rest of the story - sorry  RVD.
I liked Colby from the start.  Both Colby and Rip are thrown into an unthinkable situation, but the way they dealt with it at the start told me a lot about their characters. One all sunshine and grieving out in the open, one a grump holding it all in, and pushing his way on to her (he really was very douchey to her).

I liked that he did change his ways (and if he hadn't I really was considering DNFing because of  him)

The light of this story was the children they became guardians of. They light up the page every time they are on it, even as they are going through the worst time of their little lives.

I wanted to love this story, but unfortunately this was a very rare RVD miss for me.