This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on April 17, 2020
She’s a divorce attorney and he’s a photographer. They had their day according to her, but he calls for a re-trial. Second chances with Babushka for a matchmaker makes for another lively Mile High Matched romance.
Do Me a Favor is the fourth of the standalone Mile High Matched series. They could be enjoyed separately, but I found them much more fun getting them in order so the other couples and the rest of the Dvornakov family who are present make more sense.
Right before Roman Dvornakow, combat photographer and Jase’s older brother, was to be deployed on his latest mission, Sadie Howard, promising law student and Eli’s younger sister, gets up the gumption to invite her secret childhood crush home with her from a party. Roman is leaving soon and she’s heading off to school. She gets it, but after a few days of sensual delight and the connection between them, she goes for it and asks for more. He says no and leaves.
Five years later, Roman is still feeling the effects of making the wrong choice. He’s out of the military now and ready to settle down with his photography business. At his brother’s wedding he runs into a more poised and decidedly cooler Sadie. She’s a divorce lawyer now and doesn’t believe in anything lasting much less giving a second chance. But, Roman isn’t giving up and he has a secret weapon in his arsenal- his Babushka.
Sadie is starting up her own law practice and she needs that lovely main street office that Roman offers her in his building just up the street from Jase’s restaurant, Brek’s bar, and Heather’s bakery. She tries to control her still present feelings and keep him at arm’s length. It’s just temporary. She knows relationships don’t last and she doesn’t want to go through it all again when he lets her down. Sadie discovers that telling Roman no is one thing, but his Babushka plows right through any stop signs she puts up. Does she really want to keep resisting?
This was a fun one and got even more fun when Babushka arrived for the party. Roman made the mistake of setting aside feelings for his career and found he was in for a battle to convince Sadie when he finally figured it out. Sadie got burned and then her job got her jaded. She still loves Roman, but can’t trust that his love and she has turned into a workaholic trying to prove herself in her career and make a success at the new start in Denver.
I enjoyed both characters and could easily root for both of them. Sadie held her ground and I can’t say I followed her line of thinking, but then again, it was her job to clean up other people’s relationship disasters day in and day out. She actually came to believe she was doing them a favor ending their marriages so it was tough for her to see, even with the examples of friends and family, how it would even work out with Roman. I did love seeing her friends and their extended family really rally around her. They loved her just as she was quirky, argumentative spirit and all, but they also pushed her to let go of her fears and not give up on her own happiness. It was good that she made it a little tough on Roman since he was the one to not even consider trying a long-term relationship with her in the past and put his career over a chance at a relationship.
They really didn’t stand a chance with everyone willing to help get them together and it was an entertaining story as a result.
Do Me a Favor was a quick, engaging read and I loved the latest second chance romantic comedy with Roman and Sadie as the leads. Those who enjoy light, but spicy romances should definitely give this series a try.
My thanks to the author for providing the book to be read in exchange for an honest review.
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