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Awk-Weird by Avery Flynn

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There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self. So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party… You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me. There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again… right? Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next? Oh my God, I wish I knew…

I’m not sure what drew me to this book. I stumbled across a raving review, plus it has a character that’s super awkward. That sounds like something I’d want to read. But, I haven’t read a lot of books with one night stands or characters getting pregnant. I wasn’t sure I would like those aspects, but I was willing to give it a chance because it sounded like it could be cute, with them coming together after their one night stand. Plus, I wanted to try and branch out a little bit with the romance books I’m trying, so this sounded like something good!

This book surprised me in a lot of ways. I wasn’t like it for a bit in the beginning. The thought of DNFing actually crossed my mind. But, as the book progressed, I actually ended up loving it. It’s sweet, adorable, and full of feeling. It was really good.

In the beginning, the book moves pretty fast. Not in a pace way, more in events happen right after the other. I wasn’t in love with the characters and the plot was playing out in a way I didn’t expect, which lead me to thinking I wasn’t going to love it. Though, things start to even out as it goes on and it gets really good.

I also wasn’t the biggest fan of Tess’s awkwardness. It seemed like it was the kind of awkward that was written to add humor. I think after the brilliance and realness of the awkwardness in Yes No Maybe So, that this just fell a bit flat for me. Nevertheless, I will always enjoy awkward characters to some degree and Tess is no exception.

Seriously, this book is jammed packed with emotion. I was getting irritated, frustrated, happy, and everything else Tess and Cole were going through. The emotion behind everything is so strong. It makes the book seem ooey and gooey and filled with sweetness, in the best possible way. The emotional development was really well done, and I liked how both Tess and Cole worked through their struggles. They helped each other work through their struggles.

I ended up loving Cole and Tess’s relationship. They were so absolutely sweet with each other and they complimented each other so well. There was clear consent throughout the entire book, which was really awesome. Plus, they’re both just really solid people and I liked watching them be really solid people together.

Plus, there’s a cat in this book! Khan is an adorable kitten who makes a non-cat person fall in love with him and leaves a lot of jam footprints all over the place. He was fantastic.

I went into this book not expecting to like it as much as I did. I makes me want to read Flynn’s other books, and I am looking forward to trying more books in this companion novel-series. Her writing is fantastic, the characters are brilliant, and I just really liked this book.

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Thank you for reading!

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