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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on February 22, 2019
The first book in this delicious romantic comedy series absolutely sparkled in an opposites attract so I was totally on board with another pairing from the circle of friends in a sizzling friends to lovers that had me guffawing at the over the top antics of Jase’s family and the snappy dialogue between Jase and Heather.
Blow Me Away is book two in the Mile High Matched series that shifts the focus to a new pair from a fun circle of friends in a Colorado town. It can definitely be read standalone or out of order, but the references back to Brek and Velma’s romance makes it best when read in order.
In this latest installment, Jase, a divorced, former Navy demo expert now florist whose business is opposite Heather’s cookie bakery has the poor woman who swore off men struggling to remember why. Her bruised heart reminds her and Jase seems too much fun and temptation to be serious. But then Jase makes up a break up with Heather to get his close-knit, interfering family off his back. He’s hoping for three or four week’s reprieve from the matchmaking efforts when his Babushka drives right into the middle of affairs and decides that she likes Heather and she’s going to do what is necessary to get this pair back together. Jase finds himself oddly on board with this and Heather goes into this zany plan tentatively.
But with cockies, strip clubs, a senior ‘senior’ prom, crazy relations, and a circle of friends, what could possibly go wrong?
I adore this author’s fun blend of sugar and spice. The romance and comedy are balanced well and there is plenty of depth in the character’s backgrounds leave room for growth. Jase has a crazy Russian family that made the meet the parents moment laugh out loud funny especially when Jase’s grandmother rats out Heather as the gal who drove her to a strip club and helped her move in with a man to Jase’s overprotective and volatile parents and siblings. Jase tries to protect Heather from them all, but naturally, she thinks he has to be exaggerating and just wants to hide her because he’s not as into the relationship- she learns quick how wrong she was.
The story moves along quickly, but is not under developed. I liked seeing them both face their past issues with the help of friends and it was fun seeing a bit of their separate businesses of him working art with his flowers while dancing shirtless to 80’s music and she in her bake shop decorating cocky cookies for bachelorette parties. I was glad to get caught up a little with the first couple and spend time with the circle of friends. But, mostly, I was smiling and having a good time as Jase and Heather realize they are just right for each other from flirty banter to companionship and more.
All in all, this second installment was as good a hit as the first book and I look forward to who’s up next- maybe our sexy chef? This is a heartwarming and hilarious rom-com that I can easily recommend to others.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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