Review: Do Me a Favor by Christina Hovland

Posted April 17, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 25 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Do Me a Favor by Christina Hovland
Do Me a Favor

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Series: Mile High Matched #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on April 17, 2020
Pages: 327
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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1 year ago

Oh yes I had a really nice one with this one as well

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Melliane

Each book in the series is so fun. I think I got hooked when I saw you review book one. 🙂

Lover of Romance
1 year ago

I really like the dynamic of their career variations, I do love a light and spicy romance.
So I am going to grab this one up
Lovely review Sophia.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

Yes, its fun how each couple has everyday, but diverse careers. These are a hoot and I think you’d love the series, Renee.

Jenea’s Book Obsession

Love the sounds of this one and I think I would definitely enjoy Roman and Sadie!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

Yay! Hope you like them when you get the chance, Jenea!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

This sounds like a fun second chance romance. I do think there needs to be a proper amount of groveling before the hero gets the heroine back for it to be a satisfying romance for me, but I’m not a fan of the heroine continually pushing the guy away it’s clear they’re meant to be. Glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

Oh yeah, he had to pay the price for blowing her off earlier, but it was in a way that made sense and she had to get out of her own way. It was a fun one.

1 year ago

I really like the theme of regret that helps propel the romance. This grandmother sounds like quite the character too!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Ethan

Yes, it is a comfort to read that a person can make a big mistake and get a second chance. Babushka was a hoot. 🙂

1 year ago

I would definitely enjoy this. Light and spicy I’d my jam.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Nadene

Oh yes, it was a great time. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I like a second chance romance even when things are hard for the characters at first. This sounds really good.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Yes, they definitely had to work through some issues, but they had lots of help from friends and family.

Anne - Books of My Heart

I don’t remember this series. I like the idea of some humor. Fantastic review!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

I noticed a review of the first book on Melliane’s blog and then had a good time with each one since. 🙂

1 year ago

hehe Babushka XD okay that maybe me giggle.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Lily

His Babushka is a hoot. Loved her! 🙂

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Great review, glad you enjoyed the book.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

I get a kick out of each of these romcoms. 🙂

Naomi Hop
1 year ago

I really do love the cover, and DI haven’t read anything by this author before.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Naomi Hop

Her covers are all so colorful and eyecatching. I spotted the first one on Melliane’s blog and hunted it up. Love the series! 🙂

Naomi Hop
1 year ago

This really does sound like a fun read! I want to know more about both characters…

1 year ago

Good to know these are more fun when read in order. This sounds like a well done second chance romance and I am curious how they get closer again after he said no to her all those years ago. Both of the characters sound likable and that’s nice they also have great friends and family around them.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Lola

It’s fun because the other friends are all in relationships and their advice and connections to each other make much more sense if you got to know them in their own books. And, Babushka has been in the last three. She’s the best!