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I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?


Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That’s right.


More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love - drop-kick included.

274 pages, Kindle Edition

First published January 28, 2020

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Julia Kent

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 5 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire in a rom com).

She also writes romantic suspense as Meli Raine, sexy shifter romances as DJ Jennings, billionaire shifters as half of the author team Diana Seere, and co-authors with Elisa Reed.

She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where she is the only person with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

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2,900 reviews634 followers
February 16, 2020
This book starts with a promise of rom com. I dived into it. I need some comedy on my weekend. The rom com is about 40% of this book. Then in the middle, it drags on and on. I even managed to not like Fiona during the middle of the story.her attitude towards Chris is annoying.

While Chris tries his best to accomodate to Fiona's childish behaviour in the middle of the book, he manages to grow on me. He is sweet, protective hero. I think in the middle the story needs some plot/ twist.

The chemistry between Fiona and Chris were good and cute at the beginning,then it becomes boring. Flat at the end.

Despite the dragging and cold chemistry at the end, I still think this book is fun. It is OK read.

3 stars
Profile Image for Stacey.
1,446 reviews1,156 followers
February 4, 2020
Combining the old with the new

Another great instalment to the series and I'm really happy I took a chance with this author. It was interesting to see Fiona's growth from the beginning to the end. I could appreciate her struggle accepting her past and blending it with her now.

The love story was pretty cute but I don't know how she resisted him for so long. With his big heart, sense of humour and hot bod, he's the full package. I loved these two together.

I will definitely be checking out more of Julia Kent's work in the future...but I'm not sure it will be Hasty's book, she's not all that likeable, to be honest.
Profile Image for Blair Babylon.
Author 131 books2,130 followers
January 28, 2020
Some Julia Kent books are “Fluffy” cotton candy and sweet redemption. Some are “Perky” gluten-free goodness with a side of sass and optimism.

This book, though, is *Feisty.* The first chapter of the book is a heart-stopping battle that Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill fights and wins in a burst of catharsis (we all dream of having a perfect, Chuck Norris-style back-roundhouse kick when we really need one), and then the book glides into a slow-burn, rib-tickling, perfectly pitched enemies-to-lovers waltz that you won’t be able to put down.
Profile Image for Claire Annovazzi.
819 reviews38 followers
March 7, 2021
(audiobook) The humor was there, the weird friendship between the female characters was still there, it was packed with emotion, yet I enjoyed it a little less than the previous book of the series.

It started full throttle though. With a furious–and slightly deranged–parent invading the preschool where Fiona works. And Fiona doing what she needs to do to protect the children, and getting back the nickname she hates, Feisty, in the process. I really loved that part, and that allowed an interesting introduction for the other main character, Fletch. Although we’ve seen him in previous books, we barely knew anything about him.

He was a very compelling character. Nurturing, generous, dedicated, and adamant about consent, he was kind of refreshing, especially considering his alpha male appearance.

What bothered me the most was that there was basically nothing keeping them from being together, except Fiona’s old grudge that made little sense. Which was the premise of the story, so it’s kind of sad that I didn’t buy it.

I loved the slow seduction though. They were adorable together. And the epilogue has me interested in the next book!

As always, narration was perfect, with the narrator’s amazing talent for comedy, while conveying raw emotion with skills too.


- Series: The do-over #3 (can be read as a standalone)
- Hashtags: #romcom #enemies to lovers #dating
- Triggers: mild violence, children in danger
- Main couple: Fiona Gaskill & Chris Fletcher
- Hotness: 4/5
- Romance: 4/5
- + I kind of enjoyed the mystical aspects of love–emotional and physical–analyzed by Fiona
- – that’s a long time to hold a grudge
Profile Image for Nicole Collins.
32 reviews
January 25, 2020
Feisty by Julia Kent is an enemies to lovers romance that follows the story of Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill and Chris “Hot Boxer” Fletcher.

When they were in middle school, Fletch gave Fiona the nickname she’s tried to escape her entire life. And, she hated him for it. So when a tragic situation gives them both a little common ground, they start to explore what they’ve both secretly desired since a failed kiss attempt 17 years prior.

I hate to say it, but this story was not for me. I was never really able to connect with it. The book description didn’t really accurately describe this story, so there were moments where I felt like I must be reading the wrong book.

Here’s what was frustrating about this book. There were moments that were hilarious, adorable, and completely charming. In fact, I thought after reading the first two pages that this book was going to be a real winner. But, I was quickly turned off by one of the main themes of the book revolving around a man with a gun in a preschool. It’s such an awful topic that is unfortunately part of reality these days. But I almost feel like this story tried to glamorize it, and I just don’t find that appropriate.

The other theme of this story that I couldn’t get behind was the focus on energies and lights and crystals and the spirituality of it all. It was such a big piece of the story that, as someone that’s not immersed in this world, I didn’t understand it. I couldn’t connect with it. And, I spent way too many pages having absolutely no idea what I’d just read.

As far as the characters go, Fletch is your all around good guy and ultimate charmer. It’s really hard not to be bedazzled by him. Fiona is quirky, almost a little too much for me. And, the rest of the supporting cast wasn’t really anything to write home about. I couldn’t say that I loved them or hated them.

I really wanted to like this book, and there were plenty of moments that I did. But unfortunately, there were more moments that I didn’t.
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1,142 reviews282 followers
March 7, 2020
Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 3 stars

I really enjoyed Chris and Fiona's story. They had an awesome enemies to lovers vibe throughout the first 2 books and I was happy to finally get their story. They have a bit of emotional baggage to get through thanks to Fiona's long held grudge, but I thought the plot of the book really worked to help see these two in a new light. Chris had much more depth than I previously thought and he had me swooning a time (or ten) with his sweet words and good heart. There are plenty of laughs just like in the previous books and it's always fun to catch up with the previous couples. Mallory and Will had an especially fun scene involving a bear ;) The story seemed to stall a bit once the truth was out in the open, but I liked being able to see the new relationship blossom and also all the shenanigans this group gets into. It's not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one, but it will definitely add to all the fun. Erin Mallon has been amazing in every book and her comedic timing continues to shine. She really is the perfect narrator for this series.

I haven't been a fan of Mallory's sister, Hastings, but I'm intrigued to find out what her story is next. Feisty starts off with a serious incident, but the rest is just romcom (sometimes ranchy) fun!

Profile Image for Priyanka  Dhingra .
196 reviews2 followers
January 29, 2020
This is not the first time I am reading and reviewing Julia Kent. I have already read the two books in this Do over series, that is, Fluffy and Perky; Feisty is the third book in this series. Though all three books are stand-alone but if you start reading from Fluffy then you'll get the better understandings of the books. As this series is based on the Three friends Marley, Persephone and Fiona and Yes, feisty is Fiona's story.

Fiona is a preschool teacher, who is teaching in the most renowned school. She has a loan on her which she took for her studies. One day, a Dad come to a school to meet his son Mattie, who was not allowed to meet due to the judicial order but he still came in a very unique way with Gun. But as Fiona could not let him do this he attacked her and tried to harm the children. Being the Feisty she not only saves herself but all the children.

Chris Fletcher, Uncle of Mattie and ex Brother-in-law of that man who attacked the Fiona. He was in paradimics and when he heard this news his heart was in his mouth. He was just praying that everyone would be alright including Feisty who does not like him at all.

Though when Fiona realised that life is too short and seeing her friends this happy and in love, well, she also needed that. So she started swiping left and right and went on a blind date to find her love but all goes wrong when you see your enemy as your Blind date.

Yes, Chris Fletcher was Fiona's blind date.

This is a cute, simple, swoony love story with lots of twists and turns.

I have fallen in love with all the characters especially the role of the children. There is no doubt that Julia Kent is such an AMAZING author. She writes all the humour which anybody can think of. The way of portraying everything is just ..Speechless. Loved her work.

Though I felt that there was this high level of savageness and sass which was set by the Perky's story has not been seen in this book. of course, there was a difference of characters but I felt this book was a little less than Perky.

If you love romantic comedy then this book is just perfect for you.

ARC was generously provided for an honest review.
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6,316 reviews215 followers
February 12, 2020
Accidentally went out of order but fell in love with this book.

Feisty was something that I needed today. Fiona is my spirit animal because hot damn - that girl was feisty. Also, she was a boss ass bitch. Then there's Chris, who is someone that she has known since they were kids. He always had a nickname for her.. so we already knew that they were each other's school crush.

Let's be real, I loved them. It was beyond easy shipping them together.. especially with what they went through throughout this book. I laughed so much during some scenes and then had my creepy in love smile plastered on as well.

They gave me life and I am so excited to dive into book 2 and the novella. I need more and I have zero regrets about diving into book 3 on accident.
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24 reviews
December 23, 2019
As usual an exceptional book by Julia Kent. Love her books. Funny and entertaining.
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1,196 reviews33 followers
January 15, 2020
Fiesty is a beautifully stunning story of discovering and accepting every part of what makes you who you are. There are no half measures throughout this journey, and at the end you will find something truly breathtaking. Of course, there is even more to this story, but it all interweaves and mingles together to form a perfect union. A union that no one can tear apart because the universe itself has brought these two people together. A pox on the person who dares to interrupt what Fate has deemed worthy and important enough to repeat its message until it is finally understood. What a spellbinding story awaits you!

Fiona has longed to erase her past. She wants to never hear the name given to her by a boy in the seventh grade. Her image and mindset has completely changed sine then in order to help erasing her past. Except we can never truly hide from our past. Fletch has made some mistakes when he was younger, and one that has haunted him for years now. He wants to get to know Fiona, but she will have nothing to do with him. When they find each other in their path over and over again unable to ignore each other and everything between them, Fiona has to decide how she will deal with him. When one act of heroism shows everyone what Fletch always knew about her, can he melt her icy exterior and finally touch her heart?

I have been waiting impatiently for this book, and I savored every second of it!! I loved Fiona and Fletch and their friends Mallory, Perky, Will, and Parker. I enjoyed diving back into their world of humor, love, and heart. This story focused on Fiona and her feelings or anti-feelings for Fletch. I was amazed as I watched her figure out her heart and how to deal with her past. She never gave up, and she never lowered herself or put herself down. She followed her heart with every step she took, and she cherished the beautiful people in her life. Fletch never wanted to do anything but appreciate who she is, love the woman who left a clear mark on his heart, and win her heart for all time. He was a simple man who just wanted a chance to show the woman he loved from afar exactly what she meant to him. Oh, these two were inedible to watch, and and even more to experience. What a trip!

Julia Kent has created another huge winner in my book! This is a beautiful addition to three friends from a small close knit community. Life can be hopelessly unpredictable, and in that mystery comes hope, love, and all manner of humor. Kent knows how to make me laugh and how to make me feel. Her simple words are small miracles wrapped in wonderful creative talent and tied with a bow of heart. I wonder if she will continue with her stories from this fun little world, and if she does, I will be right there to save them all!
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3,985 reviews319 followers
January 30, 2020
4.5 stars

Julia Kent delivers a knockout, or better yet, a roundhouse kick! This story grabbed ahold of my attention from the beginning and held it throughout. Feisty really gave me the feels. Kent hooked me with action, emotion, and heart. Then she would hit us with some humor and romance. One minute I’d find myself tearing up, another I’d be laughing out loud, and next I’d be swooning.
I absolutely loved these characters. They were so endearing and I loved getting to spend time with them. I enjoyed witnessing their journey, individually and as a couple. Kent also brings back the rest of the crew which is so fun. It was great getting more time with them. I can’t get enough of this series!
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1,525 reviews114 followers
January 21, 2020
Feisty, I mean, Fiona (she hates that nickname!) is in a bit of an existential crisis. First, the backstory on the nickname. In middle school, Chris “Fletch" Fletcher tried to kiss her, Fiona drop-kicked him into next week, and the moniker was born. It seems Fletch meant it as a compliment since he’s carried a torch for her through the years, but Fiona is still carrying a grudge seventeen years later.

Now Fiona’s world is changing faster than she can keep up. After a traumatic event at the preschool where Fiona teaches forces her to channel her Feisty persona to protect her students, it seems the entire world now wants a piece of her. Additionally, the guy she's hated for all those years is kind to her, helping her through the aftermath, and she doesn’t know what to do with any of it. She's worked hard to balance herself and attract goodness and positivity from the universe, but she's having a hard time marrying the feisty version of herself with the new and improved Fiona.

While this book has its somber moments and touches on the metaphysical, it still has the humor and heat we've come to expect from Kent. I had no idea four-year-olds could be so hilarious with their lack of filter and embarrassing questions, and I had forgotten what a hysterical hot mess Fiona and her two BFFs are when they get together. Then there's the chemistry between Fletch and Fiona: exquisitely intense, and their first time together is spiritual enough to make you want to sing Hallelujah.

This book also has no shortage of heart, and it easily captured mine. I couldn’t help but experience every part of Fiona's internal struggle, and her interactions with Fletch are unbearably touching, with the perfect amount of humor sprinkled throughout. And Fletch? Gah, you’ll be helpless as this funny, caring, patient, protective paramedic steals your heart. He's right there with Fiona for every step of the journey while his innate goodness wins her heart, and they both become the best versions of themselves as a result. This hilarious, heartfelt, poignant read checks all the boxes, and you absolutely don’t want to miss it!
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1,052 reviews122 followers
January 29, 2020
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I've really enjoyed Fluffy, Perky and now Feisty. This fun funny book came along at just the right time. A true street reliever, cute characters- kids, but not too OTT.
Fiona, "Feisty" is friends with Mallory (from Fluffy) and Perky.
Fiona is a preschool teacher. She works at a co-op school. The parents are very active in contributing to the school. The class is on a baby-cam type transparency.
Early in the book, Feisty shows great courage.
I would say that this book is definitely a Rom-Com, but the beginning did have a seriously scary scene.
I love this great writing and humor. Oh my Feisty should be called Quirky. I love her originality.
She has a mineral rock that gives her strength. She regularly goes to a psychic.
Meanwhile. Chris "Fletch". Yep, Feisty has to see him around town. And her school. Fletch's nephew attends Feisty's class. Chris/Fletch is Feisty's childhood nemesis. He's the one that gave her that nickname.
It's several years later. They're both adults now.
This is a slow burn, but they have a long way to go. From Feisty's grudge to getting her to see Chris as an adult that is showing her respect and affection.
I think that my favorite part is the asparagus pee and the Bear. Let's just say Feisty isn't the only wacky one.
Hasty's book is next. She's Mallory's sister. I can't wait to see her uptight self in a romance.
By the way, I did a little re-read -with the audio that is also out. Erin Mallon does the narration and does a really great job, of course. I received an ebook ARC. 4.25 feisty stars.
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2,315 reviews17 followers
January 28, 2020

I was pretty bummed about this series after the last installment. Perky was not a good fit for me, but I still held out hope for the series, and this book really pulled it out! It was laugh out loud funny!

Fiona was an awesome heroine! I loved her kick-ass nature, as much as I loved her New Age-y nature! I liked seeing the conflict that she went through to reconcile those parts of her nature, it really enriched the story for me! Fletch was a bit on the repentant side which I enjoyed seeing. I loved reading his explanation of what happened when he came home with the shiner!

My only complaint about this book was the waffling that Fiona did about getting together with Fletch. It seemed like a lot of unnecessary angst and indecision on her part, when she's normally so take charge and strong. I get that she hated the nickname he saddled her with, but that's not a good excuse for the back and forth she did. Thankfully, it didn't drag the book down for me overmuch, so it was still an awesome read!
Profile Image for Erin Lewis.
4,199 reviews133 followers
January 15, 2020
5 star review Feisty by Julia Kent 
This is Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill and Chris “Fletch” Fletcher story and it was everything that I hoped it would be and so much more.

Julia Kent is one of my go to authors for RomCom books. There is something about her style of writing that draws me in and I cannot put her books down.

Julia Kent never fails to deliver; whenever I see her name I know that I am in for a fabulous read. As with previous books I have read I was in stitches having laughed so much I cried. That’s right, not only laughing but snort laughing, totally unattractive I assure you and the looks I got from my fellow commuters just made me laugh even harder.
Ms. Kent writes stories with characters who are human, engaging and realistic and you cannot help but be drawn in to the story she weaves.
However, there are also some serious moments within the pages, ones that had my heart in my mouth at times.

It leads to Feisty re evaluating her life with the help of her friends Perky and Mallory and looking deep into her heart, implementing some changes.

One of the questions that Feisty needs to ask herself is whether she can forgive Fletch for the past and see the man that he has become.

I love the friendship between the women, it is a true sisterhood which adds an additional layer to this story. I also love how caring and protective Fletch is of Feisty. These two deserve to get their happily ever after and I cheered for them throughout. A second chance at love story about taking a leap of faith; it was a story I didn’t want to end.
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249 reviews
January 15, 2020
Feisty is here, but don't you dare let her hear you call her that or you'll find yourself drop-kicked all the way back to 7th Grade. 

At the tender age of 12, Fiona Gaskill was not going to let anyone mess with her, so when a young Chris Fletcher tried to kiss her, she kicked his backside and gave him a black-eye in the process, and so the nickname 'Feisty' was born.  17 years later and Fiona is still holding onto her dislike of the name and the man who gave it to her...until she forced to be Feisty once again. 

Chris 'Fletch' Fletcher has harboured a secret crush on Fiona for years and being thrown back into her path could be fate but he's not going to miss his chance again.  Convincing Fiona to give him a chance is going to take more than compliments and coincidental encounters. Faith, trust and believing in yourself, both past and present, is going to be required to bring these two to their happy ever after.

I don't know how Julia thinks up some of these characters or the situations that they find themselves in but I'm so glad that she does.  Chapter 4 had me sobbing like a baby, nothing bad happens, in fact it is the kindness shown that had the tears flowing.  From then on it was laughing and ohhing and ahhing all the way to the end.  Highlight for me had to be the cabin retreat.  Bears, 2 drunken men and literal peeing contests!

Feisty is an awesome character. Having met her in both Fluffy and Perky it is great to see her have her own piece of happiness.  This whole series is amazing and I can't wait for the next (and possibly the last) one in the series - Hasty.
36 reviews
January 13, 2020
I was sent an ARC copy of this book.As with all Julia Kent books I could not wait to read it and was gutted when it was finished as I wanted to joy to continue.
We follow Fiesty, Perky and Mallory through Mallorys pre wedding events and Fiestys scary, funny, and spiritual life events.
Dont want to spoil the story for readers but just a word of advice if your thinking of reading this on the bus or in the break room,people tend to start backing away from you when you are sitting there with a silly smirk on your face and worse still when you laugh out loud and shout WHAT THE HELL!! and you will be doing this believe me.
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200 reviews5 followers
January 14, 2020
Fiona "Feisty" reunites us with Perky, Parker, Will and Mallory..and Chris "Fletch" Fletcher.. along with all of the pre weddiing rituals Mallory has and wants. Fiona is a pre-school teacher and the book opens as an incident happens at the school between Fiona and Rico the father of one of her students. She immediatly goes into protection mode and does what ever it takes to protect the kids in her class. Once again she is face to face with Fletch...she still doesn't like him after he tried to kiss her back in grade school and she took him out at which time he gave her the name "Feisty"...she doesn't want to admit that she really does like him!!! Because she saves the children she is thrust into the spotlight and into spending more time with Fletch. Will she finally accept that she is "feisty" along with loving, caring and funny. Will she and Fletch finally get together? This book has some so funny moments, ones that have you saying did that just really happen (incent in the cabin with Will and Mallory). Oh yeah and Mallory's sister Hastings!!! I so enjoyed their story and can not wait for more books from Julia Kent. I want to thank Julia Kent for giving me the opportunity to read and ARC of this book before it's release.
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1,868 reviews419 followers
February 2, 2020
I was prepared to laugh my butt off as I did with the others in this series as soon as I’d read the excerpt. I’ve always loved Feisty’s character in the story, but I see that Perky is really the one who totally cracks me up and connects all the characters in such a hilarious way. That said, Feisty, or Fiona as she prefers to be called, still had a very sweet and perfect romance in this book. It was impossible not to love Chris, or Fletch, as he was often called.

Once again the author brought all the awesome banter that makes me love her characters and stories. And not only that, but there was the part where they were staying in a cabin and they had to make a urine perimeter to keep the bears away. Gah, I’m still giggling about that! Another thing I love is how perfectly the author can write such hilarious double entendres into the banter between not only the main characters, but even the side characters and the best friends themselves.

Lots of laughing again, a very quick read, and a bit of a surprise at the end with learning of a fourth book in this series to come!

Review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature.
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1,938 reviews
March 29, 2020
Feisty is the 3rd book in the Do-Over series and I loved it. This romantic comedy was hilarious, and I loved Fiona and Chris together. They had great chemistry and their banter had me amused. The addition of Fiona's friends added another layer of hilarity and there were certain times during this story I was laughing aloud. This novel had a bit of it all, action, emotion, swoon and steam, likable, relatable characters and a plot that will hold your attention. I enjoyed it all and would highly recommend this novel to all lovers of romantic comedies.
The audiobook version was narrated by Erin Mallon, who has become one of my favorite narrators. She adds her own flair and style to the narration and accurately portrays these characters bringing the story to life. It was a pleasure listening to her narrate this novel.
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1,513 reviews73 followers
April 14, 2020
Feisty by Julia Kent is a romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Erin Mallon. This is the third book in The Do-Over Series but each book can be read as a standalone. However, I would recommend reading in order since it does reference characters from the previous books.

Julia does an amazing job making the characters very relatable. You just can’t help but fall in love with Chris (Fletcher) and Fiona (Feisty).

Erin did an amazing job on the narration. I love that she uses different voices/tones for each character it really brings the story to life.

I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves romantic comedies or enemies to lover’s romance.

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2,797 reviews242 followers
January 27, 2020
Feisty is a standalone read but after reading Perky I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story. This is Fiona's “Feisty” story. I loved this one. I have loved reading about friends Mal, Persephone and Fiona but I think this one has been my favorite. The nickname Feisty really fits Fiona. She definitely is feisty and you never really know what she going to do next. Chris “Fletch” is the reason Fiona has the nickname feisty. They knew each other from when they were kids. Their paths cross again. They have a love hate relationship. There's a lot of tension between them at first. These two are fun characters that have a great story.
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380 reviews2 followers
April 4, 2020
Loved the characters in the series. This is the first book I have read in this series and now I need to go back and read the first two!!! Fiona (Perky) and Chris (Fletch) have known each other since childhood. He gave her the nickname "Fiesty" and she has resented him ever since. She's a formidable person, who is a preschool teacher. She will do anything to protect the people she cares about. The universe keeps putting these two in each others paths. I love the way Julia Kent has created these characters and their backgrounds. I really enjoyed reading Fiona and Chris's story and am looking forward to going back to read the first two, as well as the fourth and last book.
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Author 87 books1,035 followers
February 2, 2020
Fantastic laugh-out-loud, sexy, serious, romantic comedy. Julia Kent writes amazing stuff, taking you deep in the heart (and energy vibrations!) of her characters. FIESTY starts out with a shock--an all-too-real danger--and then launches us into a slow-burn romance of two souls meant to be together but struggling to let go of the past. Highly recommend!
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720 reviews5 followers
January 28, 2020
This book was EVERYTHING!! I have been in this weird reading funk for so long. This book really got me out of it! I could NOT wait until the next moment I could read, I even stayed up later two nights. I'm not sure I can say enough about it!

I LOVE Fiona! I don't think we got the full experience of who she was in the last few books, but we got to see a little more of her spiritual side in Perky. I was super curious where that would lead us. I had NO idea this book would start out exactly where we were left at the end of Perky, but boy am I glad we did! Seeing Fiona as "Feisty" in the beginning of this book WAS SO EPIC!!! I cannot explain how excited I was at Fiona going up against Mattie's dad!!! It was so amazing. Seeing Fiona be one with herself and use her energy the way she did was mesmerizing, I couldn't put the book down!

Now, of course, we cannot forget about Chris in this moment!!!! I LOVED how he instantly went to help Fiona and Mattie. His instinct with Mattie was so adorable and then the level of care he had for Fiona was equally adorable. This was such a pivotal moment for these two. Fiona HATED Chris so much before this, and this really made her look at him as someone else. There was so much that Chris didn't know about Fiona and so much that Fiona didn't know about Chris. AND there was a lot that Fiona needed to learn about herself.

That being said, holy guacamole, did these two have some INTENSE chemistry! I LOVED the sparks between these two every time we saw them. I also loved how intense their feelings were, even if she was ignoring hers. He as so sweet and caring to her. Add in friends who are trying to help defend you but also tell you to change, it made for an interesting time. And we can't have one of these books with SO much hysterics!! I died laughing throughout this entire book! Between the festival, the wedding meetings and the in betweens,I was constantly laughing. Mallory and Perky are the best friends, add in Will and some other characters and it just made for a party in book form!!!

I CANNOT wait to see what's next and I'm dying to find out more about what happened in the epilogue!!
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1,270 reviews102 followers
July 28, 2020
The third instalment in the this standalone series. Brings together Fletch and Feisty who have been dancing around their attraction for so long neither of them can act about it until they get a unexpected kick in the right direction.

Fiona is the brawn of the group so to speak. Her nickname doesn't have a unfortunate story like Mal or Perky. She just happened to dropkick a boy she hate in middle school and taught him a lesson. However that lesson hasn't been forgotten. She become a go-getter not afraid of finding her Mr Right.

However what if he is under her nose the whole entire time.
Feisty and Fletch were obvious choice for a do -over. Fletch was wanting a chance as an adult but Feisty had to do things her way.
She wasn't going to sit down and let him do some wooing. She was going to find her man and use every resource possible. Especially she become famous in her own way thanks to a sneaky video leak.

Feisty was stubborn. She wasn't going to listen to the unviserse telling her to stop and listen. This girl had to do things her way and it may nearly come crashing down until she realises the truth. It's all good nature fun. Feisty wasn't my favourite out of this friendship but I loved her comradeship with the girls. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind and try anything. The children in this book were adorable and little too aware it seems for 4 years but they added a sweet touch to this story and I could connect on that level working with children. Do wonder hwo Hasty is going o get her HEA as the moments we seen of her were definitely interesting.
314 reviews9 followers
January 27, 2020
Stepping into someone’s story on the worst day of their life is intriguing and engaging and that is exactly what Julia Kent does. The reader is immersed into the story of Fiona Gaskill immediately and it is impossible to stop turning the pages until the story is complete. Ms. Kent writes characters who are human and flawed, and stories which you can’t help but be drawn in to.

As the story unfolds we see how one event (or several in Fiona’s case) can shape the life and the decisions of an individual. Once labeled Feisty, Fiona has spent her adult life trying to change her outlook and lead a life of peace.

Chris “Fletch” Fletcher was the cause of her pain all those years ago and she has actively avoided his presence since. Can this new traumatic even change her life and possibly lead to forgiving Fletch for the past?

I feel like the blurb is a little misleading as there is WAY more to the story than a blind date, however, I enjoyed this book. The new-age vibe of this book was a little over the top for me, but hey, to each their own. I love the friendship between the ladies in this story and the second chance romance is always a fun read for me.

Feisty can be read as a standalone HOWEVER it is book 3 in the Do-Over Series. you can read about Fiona’s friends Mal and Perky in Little Miss Perfect (prequel), Fluffy (book 1), and Perky (book 2).
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769 reviews31 followers
January 27, 2020
Kent has done it again! Feisty is another must-read! I loved it soooo sooo much! Feisty is a standalone book, but it's also book 3 in Kent's Do-Over series of standalones! I highly recommend you read the other books because you don't want to pass up this crazy group of friends! I've Loved Fiona since the first book, She has a hate thing for Fletch and you can just feel all the steam coming from them! I knew they were going to be my favorite couple and Kent blew me away! I love this book the most! Feisty and Fletch have a history and lots of pent up anger on Fiona's part. We all know the line between hate and love is thin and theirs is quickly getting thinner! I Loved these two characters so hard! They are hilarious and test each other at every turn! Fiesty was emotional, heartwarming and Fluffing Hillarious! I have laughed so hard at this book, all the innuendos and cheesiness is so refreshing! I'm still cracking up over the "..ten cows worth" and "..relationship staus: nemesis".This is really a feel-good read, it's one you fall in love with and never want to but down. We get the other girls and their guys, no time has passed because the book picks up right where the other left off, just with a different couple. I really loved that ending and I'm looking forward to another book, hopefully, Hasty's. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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