Game of Hearts (Fandom Hearts, #3)
Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s kid sister calls begging for help, he knows that he owes the family a debt and he intends to pay. This is easier said than done once he finds that the kid is all grown up…She needs a pair of skillful hands. He needs to keep his hands off. When sparks begin to fly, can they keep things strictly business, or will their hearts get hopelessly tangled? No more games, it’s time to play for keeps.

Game of Hearts (Fandom Hearts, #3) Details

TitleGame of Hearts (Fandom Hearts, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 30th, 2018
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary

Game of Hearts (Fandom Hearts, #3) Review

  • Lenore Kosinski
    January 1, 1970
    http://celebrityreaders.com/2018/01/2...I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.5 stars — You know when you eat an amazing meal of your favourite foods, and when you’re finished you slump back in your chair with a smile of pure giddiness and satisfaction on your face? Yeah, that’s what I looked like when I finished this book. I’m not sure I’ll even be able to accurately describe what I loved about this book, other than just everything. Some http://celebrityreaders.com/2018/01/2...I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.5 stars — You know when you eat an amazing meal of your favourite foods, and when you’re finished you slump back in your chair with a smile of pure giddiness and satisfaction on your face? Yeah, that’s what I looked like when I finished this book. I’m not sure I’ll even be able to accurately describe what I loved about this book, other than just everything. Sometimes a book just fits for you, you know? This was just a Lenore book through and through. This was a book full of absolutely fantastic characters, great interactions, amazing chemistry, and those little bits of extra that just put it over the top.Kyla was just awesomesauce. She was so unique and sunny and sassy…not to mention tough and vulnerable and adorable. She made me laugh with her antics, and she made my heart hurt with how torn she was between loyalty to her family and wanting to chase her dream. And as a “bigger” heroine, she had a few insecurities, but I appreciated that it didn’t actually play that big a role in who she was. She still had confidence, and it added a note of body positivity to the story as well.And then we have Jericho!! He was adorable himself…my hubby was trying to predict why I loved this story, and he was like “beta hero?” But no…he’s not. He’s not really alpha either, he’s just Jericho. I kind of like those heroes the most. He was thoughtful, sweet, and I loved the way his character grew in so many ways over the course of the story. I didn’t expect such a rich secondary story with his family…well, I expected the motorcycle family story, but I’m talking about his Mom. I LOVED the way that played out, there was a lot of richness and seeing things from an adult perspective, and reconciliation that feels realistic and satisfying. And I didn’t expect the bit of diversity that he added! It was interesting, b/c it wasn’t a large part of the story, it didn’t take over the storyline. Rather, it just sort of was, and it was a part of who Jericho was, but…I don’t know how to describe it, it was just normal. I like when the diversity is added in such a way as it doesn’t feel intentional, it just is.And OMG, the two of them together were chemistry gold. And not just steamy chemistry, but that first moment when he comes back and you could just FEEL the friendship that they had together, it came across so effortlessly on the pages with the way they bantered and teased and cared for each other. It was so genuine and sassy and awesome. And when they went from friendship to more?? OH YEAH BABY!!!As with many of my favourite books/series, this one is chock full of fabulous secondary characters that make the most of the short screen time they have. Even Kyla’s brother Billy amused me…he was kind of a jerk, but for some reason it just lent authenticity to their sibling relationship.AND THEN there’s the element that just sets this series over the top for me: epic geeky/nerdy/fandom awesomeness. I don’t fan to this level, but I always admired those who would cosplay. And all those little nerdy references just made my heart happy.So yeah. I know most people won’t read all the way through a 5 star review, but if you’re a follower of my reviews at all, you’ll understand how rare it is for me to give a full 5 stars. Does it mean a book is perfect? Nah. But I’m a gut rater, and this book just made me so freaking happy, I wanted to read it again when I finished it. <3
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  • Riley K.
    January 1, 1970
    Game of Hearts: A Geek Girl Rom Com (Fandom Hearts) by Cathy Yardley is simply amazing. We have met Kyla Summers in a previous book, but this time she is the featured star of the story. She is overwhelmed by an obligation to help her brother with their family business, and a desire to do what makes her happy. Enter Jericho Salomon to help her out with the auto shop, but he makes her realize a few things about herself as well. This story was amazing. I loved the references to Game of Thrones, Son Game of Hearts: A Geek Girl Rom Com (Fandom Hearts) by Cathy Yardley is simply amazing. We have met Kyla Summers in a previous book, but this time she is the featured star of the story. She is overwhelmed by an obligation to help her brother with their family business, and a desire to do what makes her happy. Enter Jericho Salomon to help her out with the auto shop, but he makes her realize a few things about herself as well. This story was amazing. I loved the references to Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and other pop culture references. The author knows how to spin a story, and how to write characters that make you fall in love with them. The strong female friendship was in full force in this story. Along with the steamy romantic scenes between Jericho and Kyla. I will recommend this story to others. I give it 5/5 Platypires
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  • Ivy Deluca
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to come.
  • Rachel Barnard
    January 1, 1970
    Kyla runs a mechanic shop with her brother Billy, one they inherited from their now retired parents. Billy is happy to let Kyla do the paperwork and work out in the shop as well as take over all operations when he needs to take a vacation. After he breaks his arm, though, all responsibilities fall to Kyla. She had other plans. She wanted to submit costumes for a contest that's coming up in a few weeks. This is her dream, so she calls the only person she knows to help. Jericho Salomon hasn't been Kyla runs a mechanic shop with her brother Billy, one they inherited from their now retired parents. Billy is happy to let Kyla do the paperwork and work out in the shop as well as take over all operations when he needs to take a vacation. After he breaks his arm, though, all responsibilities fall to Kyla. She had other plans. She wanted to submit costumes for a contest that's coming up in a few weeks. This is her dream, so she calls the only person she knows to help. Jericho Salomon hasn't been in town for years, for good reason, but he can't ignore his childhood best friend's little sister.I loved absolutely everything about this book. Breakout Novels don't just happen. Not every published novel out there is a breakout novel. Breakout novels are 10/5 stars. They are books you can't put down. They are books you read entirely in one sitting. They are books you remember and enthusiastically tell everyone about. Every single one of Cathy Yardley's books has been a breakout novel. The plot is excellent. The characters are larger-than-life, but also endearing and realistic. The stakes are real.I adored the relationship between Kyla and all her friends. I loved the fact that the previous books' characters showed up in this book as well as all the other Fandom Hearts books.I got really mad at Billy for assuming that Kyla was better suited for the business paperwork than he was and for assuming her hopes and dreams weren't as important because they were artistic based.I can't wait to get the next Fandom Hearts book to read!I received a free copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.
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  • Charlie
    January 1, 1970
    Kyla Summers has been running ragged operating both the business and mechanic side of the auto shop she and her brother inherited from their father so he could enjoy traveling. With her brother off cavorting on his own vacations as he pleases, Kyla is left to man the shop on her own while also trying to get her own costume design business off the ground. When Billy returns from a trip with a broken arm and Kyla's costumes are due at convention only a month off, she throws in the towel and calls Kyla Summers has been running ragged operating both the business and mechanic side of the auto shop she and her brother inherited from their father so he could enjoy traveling. With her brother off cavorting on his own vacations as he pleases, Kyla is left to man the shop on her own while also trying to get her own costume design business off the ground. When Billy returns from a trip with a broken arm and Kyla's costumes are due at convention only a month off, she throws in the towel and calls long-time friend Jericho Salomon. Jericho Salomon spent the last of his time in town with the Summers, his second family. After leaving home at 17, he met up with some motorcycle gearheads and joined a crew called the Machinists. They are not a motorcycle club or gang, and Jericho is intent on keeping their foundation alive by helping out the young men who are interested, just as Pedro and Mike helped him. Mike and Pedro are expanding the crew, but it is growing too large too fast and presenting problems with a younger recruit trying to throw a coupe and get the other youngers to rebel and go gangster in Hell's Angels fashion. With an upcoming rally, Jericho is pressed for time to come back to help the Summers while things continue to escalate with his motorcycle friends. Jericho is a machine himself in the shop. Standing at 6 foot 7 inches tall, he's a mammoth of a man. He easily falls into working in the shop, and bunks above the shop in Kyla's little apartment. Despite not seeing one another for nine years, they fall easily back into their old habits and friendship. The banter flows with ease and helps bring out their natures. In front of Billy, it is full of flirtation and only to get his hackles up. For Jericho, it's all a ruse. But for Kyla...she's crushed on Jericho near all her life. When Jericho finds Kyla falling out of her the daybed in her costume room, he brings her back to her room and the huge California king bed she gave up for him. Jericho coming back to his hometown is not something he does lightly, and not by choice. He strictly comes to help the Summers. He and Billy have been friends for so long, it's like a small debt to repay the Summers family. Billy throws a fit that Kyla asked because being back near his mom and all the bad from his childhood isn't good for him. Kyla's brother Billy is a domineering, self-serving, selfish man. He belittles Kyla for wanting to pursue her passion, and does not admit to sloughing off all the work on her shoulders while demanding she step up while she's been doing double duty for most of the year. He treated his sister abominably and wasn't even apologetic about it. When Kyla finally tries to sort of stand up for herself, he doesn't even recognize her points. He was manipulative and pulled the "family business" strings about heartbreaking their father if she walked away to do her costumes. Jericho makes his own deal with Kyla. She is to work on her costumes for the convention while he handles the entire shop. Kyla's dream of winning this phenomenal costume contest and kick-starting her business seems to be more of a reality than she ever thought possible. Kyla's hardwork hits a hard wall when she discovers the contest requirements include male costumes and a couples costume. She's worked the entire time on only the three, including a Daenerys Game of Thrones costume. When motorcycle trouble draws Jericho away, Kyla's forced back into the shop. Her dreams are going down the drain. Jericho's motorcycle crew brings trouble back to Kyla's shop, which she uses to her advantage. Jericho also lays some of his own demons to rest. I wish that there was some more focus on Jericho's family to round out and give more life to Jericho's past, but the interactions are enough to explain why Jericho has stayed away all these years and understand his mother's reasons. I loved the descriptions of Kyla's costume making and her passion for doing something different. Like Hailey in the previous book in the series,  Kyla carries the weight of the family business on her shoulders. I wish she had stood up to her brother sooner and took more of a stand because nothing is really resolved between them, unlike Jericho's problems with his mother. I loved Jericho's character and the strength and compassion he displays for Kyla and for his mother.A sweet friends-to-lovers/best friend's little sister trope brings heart and humor to the table. The sweet and savory mix of bad boy and sweet girl, Kyla's gender-breaking roles, and the fandom fashion brought out a sweet, savory romance. 
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  • Alex (HEABookNerd)
    January 1, 1970
    Series: Fandom Hearts #3 I wanted to prove that this wasn't some stupid dream. I wanted to go for something that I wanted, without justifying it to anyone. Kyla works her butt off in the auto shop she owns with her brother but working on cars isn't her true passion. Designing and creating costumes for cosplay is Kyla's dream and she'd love to dedicate more time to it, but with her brother always overbooking clients and then taking vacations, she just doesn't have the time. With a major cosplay c Series: Fandom Hearts #3 I wanted to prove that this wasn't some stupid dream. I wanted to go for something that I wanted, without justifying it to anyone. Kyla works her butt off in the auto shop she owns with her brother but working on cars isn't her true passion. Designing and creating costumes for cosplay is Kyla's dream and she'd love to dedicate more time to it, but with her brother always overbooking clients and then taking vacations, she just doesn't have the time. With a major cosplay competition coming up, Kyla knows this is her chance to make a name for herself, but it all falls apart when her brother breaks his arm and Kyla is left to work the auto shop on her own.Knowing  it's time to call in reinforcements, she contacts Jericho, her brother's best friend. Jericho left Snoqualmie 9 years ago in anger and he hasn't been back since; but Jericho would do anything for the Summers family, after all, they practically helped raise him. But a lot has change in so many years and Jericho never expected Kyla to be so grown up and sexy beyond his wildest imagination.I'm pretty sure Jericho is my new book boyfriend because I loved him from the first second he appeared on the page. He's tall, tall, tall, muscular, sexy, and a big teddy bear when it comes to those he loves. He's known Kyla and her brother Billy since they were kids and he'd do anything for them; even return to his home town where bad memories and an angry fight with his mother sent him running at 17. Jericho found a home with The Machinists motorcycle crew (not a gang!) and he's dedicated his time to helping others in the crew find their passion for riding and fixing up motorcycles. Jericho might be big and intimidating but he's such a genuine good guy and I loved him!Jericho and Kyla's friendship was so cute and I loved the outrageous, fake flirting they would do in front of Billy just to drive him crazy. Of course, that fake flirting doesn't feel so fake now that they're older and the attraction between them is so much stronger. Kyla has always had a crush on Jericho but seeing him again shows her how much her heart could end up broken when Jericho leaves again. Even with that knowledge, Kyla takes the chance to go after what she wants, and I really enjoyed seeing her feel empowered in her own skin. Kyla has so much fire and passion inside but she's been suppressing so much of it in order to make other people's dreams come true first. She had me rooting for her through the whole book and I was cheering internally every time Kyla stood up for herself.Just like the other books in the series, Game of Hearts was wonderfully nerdy! I really liked the inside look at cosplay because it's not something I've ever really been involved in. Cathy Yardley's authenticity of the nerd world always shines through and this series just keeps getting better and better.Find this and more on my blog:Happily Ever After Book Nerd
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  • Nanou
    January 1, 1970
    J'avoue que j'ai pas trop été portée par l'univers professionnel où travaille Kyla et son frère, les trucs de garage sont pas pour moi. De même, que Jericho qui fait partie d'un groupe d'amateur de moto (attention c'est pas des bikers !), c'est pas ce qui me fait rêver.Parcontre, j'ai beaucoup apprécié les liens entre les héros, ils se connaissent depuis longtemps et même s'ils se sont perdus de vue pendant 9 ans, quand ils se retrouvent c'est comme s'ils ne s'étaient jamais quittés. Ils reprenn J'avoue que j'ai pas trop été portée par l'univers professionnel où travaille Kyla et son frère, les trucs de garage sont pas pour moi. De même, que Jericho qui fait partie d'un groupe d'amateur de moto (attention c'est pas des bikers !), c'est pas ce qui me fait rêver.Parcontre, j'ai beaucoup apprécié les liens entre les héros, ils se connaissent depuis longtemps et même s'ils se sont perdus de vue pendant 9 ans, quand ils se retrouvent c'est comme s'ils ne s'étaient jamais quittés. Ils reprennent aussi leur bonne vieilles habitudes de titiller le frère de Kyla en faisant semblant de flirter un max entre eux xD ça donne quelques petites scènes assez drôles.Un peu dommage qu'il n'y ai pas eu assez de place pour la réunion de Jericho avec sa famille. J'ai plus apprécié la résolution de ses problèmes avec sa mère que tout ce qui se passe avec les motards. C'est un peu lourd et on voit venir le truc dès le premier chapitre. Mention spéciale pour le concours de cosplay à la fin avec un hommage à Game of Thrones, j'ai bien couiné à ce moment-là ♥-------I admit that I was not found of the professional world where Kyla and his brother work, the auto-repair shop stuff is not for me. Also, Jericho being part of a group of motorcycle aficionados (they're not bikers!) is not what makes me dream.On the other hand, I really appreciated the friendship between the heroes, they have known each other for a long time and even if they lost sight of each other for 9 years, when they meet again, it is as if they had never left each other. They also pick up on their good old habits of teasing Kyla's brother by pretending to flirt xD *it gives some pretty funny scenes.A pity that there was not enough room for Jericho's meeting with his family. I enjoyed him solving his problems with his mother more than what happens with the "bikers". It's a little clumsy and we see the thing coming from the first chapter.Special mention for the cosplay contest at the end with a tribute to Game of Thrones, I loved that part ♥***ARC received for a honest review***
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  • Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
    January 1, 1970
    http://celebrityreaders.com/2018/01/3...I loved this book. I’d say it was better than the last one really. From the cover to the nerdiness I felt like the mother-ship had called me home!Kyla was spunky and a furiously hard worker. She loved her family and was always there to help them. Especially her douche canoe of a brother who in my opinion did NOT get near what he deserved. I really loved her self sufficiency and the way she tried to brush off other people letting her down. She was upset but http://celebrityreaders.com/2018/01/3...I loved this book. I’d say it was better than the last one really. From the cover to the nerdiness I felt like the mother-ship had called me home!Kyla was spunky and a furiously hard worker. She loved her family and was always there to help them. Especially her douche canoe of a brother who in my opinion did NOT get near what he deserved. I really loved her self sufficiency and the way she tried to brush off other people letting her down. She was upset but didn’t concentrate on the bad instead moving forward to resolve the issue. It showed maturity and is definitely something I can identify with. Also, she was not your run of the mill body type. She was more realistic in that aspect.The chemistry was amazing in this one. It seems miss Yardley is getting more adventurous with writing her sex scenes. I love how that has progressed and can’t wait to read her next work.And of course I saved the best for last. ::Sigh:: Jericho, he was the sweetest. A nerd in his own right, how can you not love that? jericho reminds me of my husband, he works on cars and just figures it out without looking at any directions. Its pretty fricking impressive. I love a man who can work with his hands. And this one knows how to use his other body parts just as expertly as well. 😉 Dayum.Their story just sorta flowed. No slow parts or confusing plot points, its was all tied up neatly and effortlessly, I breezed right though it in damn near one sitting. For a book that is generally on the shorter side of what I read, it didn’t feel rushed if you know what I mean. Sometimes the shorter ones pack a lot of stuff in them but this one was perfect in that way. Just go read the book, hell go read the whole series so far, I promise you’ll enjoy it.
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  • Melissa Davis
    January 1, 1970
    I CANT WAIT FOR THIS!!!
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted to Jen in BooklandKyla Summers is one of those people who will do everything needed even if it means she doesn't get to do what she really wants/needs to do. That will take on the responsibilities of others even though that is not really fair to her. She works with her brother at their auto shop (that they took over from their dad) only her brother doesn't really pull his weight. He goes off on vacations leaving her to do everything herself. He doesn't do the ba This review was originally posted to Jen in BooklandKyla Summers is one of those people who will do everything needed even if it means she doesn't get to do what she really wants/needs to do. That will take on the responsibilities of others even though that is not really fair to her. She works with her brother at their auto shop (that they took over from their dad) only her brother doesn't really pull his weight. He goes off on vacations leaving her to do everything herself. He doesn't do the back end stuff because he doesn't want to/she will do it/she is better at it. She has been working her butt off in the shop, but she always wants to try and get her cosplay business up and running. She loves making cosplay costumes, but her brother always makes fun of that and belittles her accomplishments there. I was not a fan of the brother in this story. Jericho was best friends with Kyla's brother and growing up he practically lived at their house. She has always had a crush on him, but he didn't know. When Kyla's brother breaks his arm on vacation and can't be there to help in the shop Kyla breaks down and calls Jericho to see if he can help. She knows he likes to wander and do his own thing, but he is a great mechanic as well. And she has the opportunity to really help her cosplay business, but only if she has time to actually work on her costumes. Without help there is no way she will be able to do it all. When Jericho gets the call from Kyla he is there. He owes so much to her family so of course he will help out for as long and she needs. He hasn't been back to his hometown since he left years ago as soon as he could. He knows it will be tough to go back, but he would do anything for his friends. He wasn't expecting this attraction to Kyla though. He is staying with her and she is so strong and impressive. What she is doing with her costumes is pretty amazing so he definitely wants her to fulfill her dreams. He will do what he has to to make that happen. These two were really cute/hot together. They both like each other, but don't think anything will ever come of it. Jericho has a not so good history with his hometown so Kyla doesn't expect him to stay because of that. So maybe they can just have some fun while he is there then go back to just friends when he leaves...of course it doesn't exactly work out like that. Feelings get involved, Jericho has some other issues with his motorcycle guys to deal with, there is just a lot going on. But if it is meant to be they will figure it out. They were a lot of fun to read. *Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration
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  • Kara-karina
    January 1, 1970
    It's only my second book by this author, and first in this series, but not the last. She's been tons of fun! You know, Penny Reid and The Big Bang Theory type of fun? I certainly giggled at all the Game of Thrones references.Kyla was definitely not a doormat. She had sparkle in her eye, spine and wonderful warmth to her unless you pissed her off. She was also a talented costumer who really wanted her passion for cosplay to turn into something more.Jericho had that innate sweetness to him as well It's only my second book by this author, and first in this series, but not the last. She's been tons of fun! You know, Penny Reid and The Big Bang Theory type of fun? I certainly giggled at all the Game of Thrones references.Kyla was definitely not a doormat. She had sparkle in her eye, spine and wonderful warmth to her unless you pissed her off. She was also a talented costumer who really wanted her passion for cosplay to turn into something more.Jericho had that innate sweetness to him as well despite looking like a bad boy from Sons of Anarchy. He was a lovely geek at heart with same level-headedness Kyla possessed.And the banter between these two, the jokes they were cracking up were pure gold, which comes from years of familiarity between best friends. Jericho's interactions with his family turned out to be pretty touching, and there was hardly any asshatery around in general.Despite not reading this series in order, I didn't feel confused, and overall, if you're looking for a sexy, light, geeky, fun read, I would absolutely steer you towards this author.* * *Это моя вторая книга этого автора, первая в этой серии, но далеко для меня не последняя. Весело, горячо, с гиковскими заворотами в стиле Пенни Рид и Теории Большого Взрыва и постоянными упоминаниями Игры Престолов.Кайла - никакой вам не половичок. У нее крепкий характер, задор, чертовское чувство юмора и внутренняя теплота. Она была очень приятной героиней.Джерихо тоже оказался милашкой, несмотря на то, что он выглядел как один из Сынов Анархии. На самом деле - он талантливейший механик с большой любовью к мотоциклам, щедростью и таким же благоразумием, которым обладает Кайла.У этой парочки выходили задорные перепалки вперемежку со смехом и перлами мудрости, которые возможны только между лучшими друзьями, которые знают друг друга многие годы.Отношения Джерихо с его семьей тоже оказались очень трогательными, а подруги Кайлы заставили меня очень захотеть прочесть остальные книги серии.В общем, книга милая, смешная, легкая, добрая и читается на лету. Рекомендую.
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  • Books Laid Bare
    January 1, 1970
    My favourite of the series so far, and no not because it incorporated the bastions of modern culture and entertainment to the page, in the way that the author littered the story with reference to some of the most successful franchises of modern times. Phenomenon like Assassin’s Creed and Game of Thrones pepper the story and not just as filler, this an author that knows her subject matter and for me that gave the story a totally modern vibe, a twist that I hadn’t expect and ramped up the realism. My favourite of the series so far, and no not because it incorporated the bastions of modern culture and entertainment to the page, in the way that the author littered the story with reference to some of the most successful franchises of modern times. Phenomenon like Assassin’s Creed and Game of Thrones pepper the story and not just as filler, this an author that knows her subject matter and for me that gave the story a totally modern vibe, a twist that I hadn’t expect and ramped up the realism.Anyway, onto the characters, the story is based around Kyla and Jericho (I love the name btw!) Kyla was a feisty one, she stood her ground and owned her space, she did what she wanted to do for no other reason than it was what she wanted and that is a rare trait. I adored her characterisation, her creativity, especially in the creation of the costumes that she made, this was a woman the was more than willing to not only stand her won ground but to defend it too!Jericho, oh my, he was the perfect match for Kyla, the balm that soothed her fiery nature but that didn’t extinguish the flame that she was, he was everything she not only needed but could have ever wanted and I was smitten. I liked that he was willing to share the secrets of his past and in the end, I liked the fact that those were laid to rest, he got what he wanted and that included the woman that was by his side.The two of them were made to be together, their connection was believable, it spoke volumes without actually having to say much at all, they had a friendship that gave them a foundation for everything that was to follow and it as the intensity of that connection that won me over. There may not have been too much angst in the story, but it certainly didn’t lack attitude!!
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  • Jacqueline Duczek
    January 1, 1970
    A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.I've loved everything by Cathy Yardley that I've read and this book is no exception. It's a wonderful addition to the Fandom Hearts series full of nerdy references. I'm such a suck for authentic fandom references and this book does not disappoint. Game of Thrones, Magic: The Gathering, Assassin's Creed, and more are mentioned in such a way that the author clearly knows what she's talking about.I was a huge fan of the A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.I've loved everything by Cathy Yardley that I've read and this book is no exception. It's a wonderful addition to the Fandom Hearts series full of nerdy references. I'm such a suck for authentic fandom references and this book does not disappoint. Game of Thrones, Magic: The Gathering, Assassin's Creed, and more are mentioned in such a way that the author clearly knows what she's talking about.I was a huge fan of the heroine, Kyla, and her spunky attitude. She doesn't take anyone's shit and she works hard at both her job and her cosplaying. It was a lot of fun to read about her sewing and costuming process and I could feel the dedication Kyla has to it. I also loved that she is never a damsel in distress and takes matters into her own hands whenever things go sideways.Jericho was a wonderful hero and I think he worked well with Kyla. He was sweet, thoughtful, understanding, and he never belittled her passions. I felt his pain when we learned about his past and I was so happy that he gets a happy ending with his family as well as with Kyla.I'm always skeptical of a friends-to-lovers romance where the friendship is barely seen on the page but the way these characters interacted and the way we see their inside jokes from the first moment they're on the page together really helped me believe in their years-long friendship. All in all, this was a fun, low angst read and I can't wait for the next in the series.
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  • Elley Murray
    January 1, 1970
    Gah. I love the Fandom Hearts series so much, and this latest installment is my favorite yet. Kyla is so badass, and I love that she's amazing with fixing cars and with making costumes. She's strong, feisty, a total geek, and would do anything for her friends and family. I want to be friends with Kyla so badly, haha. I also love a good book about a body positive plus sized character, so it's great to see Kyla embrace her curves and not be trying to change herself to fit some image of whay societ Gah. I love the Fandom Hearts series so much, and this latest installment is my favorite yet. Kyla is so badass, and I love that she's amazing with fixing cars and with making costumes. She's strong, feisty, a total geek, and would do anything for her friends and family. I want to be friends with Kyla so badly, haha. I also love a good book about a body positive plus sized character, so it's great to see Kyla embrace her curves and not be trying to change herself to fit some image of whay society or the media or whatever tells us we need to be.Jericho is also amazing, and I love his story. Plus, who doesn't love a hot biker guy who gets into Game of Thrones thinking Ned Stark is the main character and going to win in the end? Mwahaha!! Oh, my sweet summer child...This is the 3rd book in the Fandom Hearts series but cam definitely be read as a stand alone with minimal spoilers for the first 2 books. That being said, definitely read the other books in the series too because they're awesome!
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoy Cathy Yardley’s writing and her characters. Kyla and Jericho were two very great people on their own, who grew separately and together over the course of the book to become something awesome. I appreciated that both characters had creative passions and skills outside of their relationship, and I liked that they each found ways to share the other’s interests. I really believed in them as a couple. My one critique is the critique I always have of Cathy Yardley’s writing – it’s just I really enjoy Cathy Yardley’s writing and her characters. Kyla and Jericho were two very great people on their own, who grew separately and together over the course of the book to become something awesome. I appreciated that both characters had creative passions and skills outside of their relationship, and I liked that they each found ways to share the other’s interests. I really believed in them as a couple. My one critique is the critique I always have of Cathy Yardley’s writing – it’s just too short! Each of her novellas could benefit from being a full-length novel. With more space, the last quarter of the book, in particular, could have been fleshed out to make some of the personal and professional changes seem less abrupt. But overall, two thumbs up.*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Christy Godfrey
    January 1, 1970
    I am loving this series! Kyla and Jericho’s chemistry is off the charts and I love the flirting and playfulness between them. Kyla is stuck between family obligations and pursuing her dream. I was so frustrated for her! I wanted to slap her brother upside the head, he just didn’t get it. I was pleasantly surprised at the tenderness Jericho showed when he reunited with his family after being gone for so long. I am looking forward to more in this series and hope we get to see more of the character I am loving this series! Kyla and Jericho’s chemistry is off the charts and I love the flirting and playfulness between them. Kyla is stuck between family obligations and pursuing her dream. I was so frustrated for her! I wanted to slap her brother upside the head, he just didn’t get it. I was pleasantly surprised at the tenderness Jericho showed when he reunited with his family after being gone for so long. I am looking forward to more in this series and hope we get to see more of the characters from past books.
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  • Ellie
    January 1, 1970
    Fun, sexy, perfect feel-good read!
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