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  • Writer's pictureJulie Mackin

Fifth Times A Charm

In which we realize glasses are always sexy


The Fiance Dilemma by Elena Armas

Stars: 4

Spicy: 4 (R: NSFW and earbuds in!)


Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.


When I tell you I screamed when I got the notification that I had this at NetGalley…well I guess I just told you. I was so excited to read Josie’s story after meeting her in the Long Game. Armas’ heroines are ones I love to read: complicated women who are just trying to deal with all the sh*t in their lives. They are completely independent but that doesn't mean they don’t want a shoulder to lean on every once in a while. And since the death of her mother, Josie has felt like she needs to be strong for everyone else. 


Josie Moore has had a lot going on in her life, she recently found out who her birth father is, and though it has brought her a sister she loves, it has also come with some unwanted attention on her and her lovelife. Cause Josie has FOUR  broken engagements and when the hosts of a gossip podcast decide to do a deep dive into her romantic engagements at the same time her famous father is trying to announce his retirement, his PR machine kicks into action, ready to mitigate any upcoming disasters. But Josie and disaster seem to go hand and hand, and before she realizes it, she has a new, albeit fake, fiance, her sister’s best friend, Matthew Flanagan.


Matthew Flanagan, ugh maybe one of my favorite book boyfriends of late. He is just the most adorable, lovable man who gets Josie, even when she might not always get herself. Plus the dear man is from Boston and the riff on the accent had me cracking up (hello Elena Armas have you listened to Matt Nathanson’s Boston Accent??).


This book comes out next month, so if you haven’t read anything by Armas before, I’m ordering you to go get her other books and you will be so ready for Josie and Matthew’s story. 


I hope there is a Shark book in the works!

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