And now, because of my blog, everyone knows that Ice Knights hockey star Ian Petrov’s best friend and fellow player is actually his half brother—hello, hockey Hall of Famer dad who couldn’t keep his jeans zipped.
That wouldn’t be such a big deal if Ian knew. He didn’t, and boy howdy is he pissed. And who is he most mad at? Oh sure, he’s upset with his dad and former best friend/brother from another mother, but most of his ire is with me. It’s definitely a case of hating the messenger.
And what could make it worse? How about the two of us being trapped together in a remote cabin after a massive blizzard. Neither of us can leave. Just us, the snow, his resentment, and OMG sexual tension so thick it would take a snowplow to break through it.
I’ve got to get out of here before I do something even dumber than I’ve already done and kiss the sexy, snarly grump with his misplaced anger and perfect pecs. That would be the worst, the absolute worst. That’s why I’m not going to do it. Nope. Really. So why can’t I stop imagining what it would be like?
Each book in the Ice Knights series is STANDALONE: * Parental Guidance * Awk-Weird * Loud Mouth
Avery Flynn has recently become one of my favorite authors because of her ability to deliver the feels with a side of cuteness and a gut-punch. With her excellence in mind, this book simply failed to achieve those goals.
Shelby accidentally let slip a secret that now has the entire Ice Knights team on edge. Ian Petrov and Alex Christensen, who were best friends, apparently share the same dad, and though Ian was kept in the dark, Alex knew all about it. And now Shelby and Ian are forced to spend a few days snowed into a cabin because of a scheduling mistake. If it wasn't bad enough that they had animosity between them, they now have sexual tension too.
First of all, I have got to say that everything about the blurb is a banger. I was so incredibly excited about this book. But little did I know that the blurb was a misleader.
Because they're only snowed in for three days. They are literally only in that cabin for a few chapters.
Nothing fucking happened in this book.
They were just strolling through life, existing, when all of a sudden, they were in love. Where was the slow growth of character? When did the animosity transform into tension transform into love? Where did I fucking miss the point where they actually fell in love?
Avery Flynn tried to give Shelby some really cool characterization, and I was all for it. She had some trauma at a young age, she used to be an alcoholic but has now been sober for six years, she has an incredibly high voice but is tatted up and has a shaved head? Bruh, YOU CAN'T GIVE ME ALL THAT AND THEN DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WITH IT.
Genuinely, I am so fucking confused. Flynn set up so much for Shelby. . . and then just fucking did not deliver. NOTHING about her trauma was explained. We didn't get anything about her alcoholism. It's fine. We don't need to dwell on that. In fact, it's good that it focused more on her recovery. What about her contradictions? What about her intricacies? Where was her fucking characterization?
Now Ian Petrov was literally the same. It was very clear where his trauma stemmed from. But it was glossed over? It was mildly skated over at the end? What was the point of including it at all?
Sister, the book literally went like this. Oh look, I'm Shelby and you're Ian and we're in a cabin. Let's have sex because we're snowed in. Nothing of consequence occurs over the next few chapters, but we do have sex a few times. Oh, fuck we're in love. Spicy ending to try and save the story. The end.
Please don't get me wrong. I have read plenty of books that are worse than this. This book wasn't even that bad. But Avery Flynn usually serves me a whole lot more.
There were plenty of redeeming qualities. No one was an asshole. There were some cute scenes. It was clear that the other characters from the other books were still spicy as hell. The book progressed in a relatively easy-to-follow manner. I found myself getting through the pages easily.
Yet the spark I wanted? Yeah, it wasn't there.
And I'm out.
June 6, 2020 Seriously, I keep coming back to this book on my TBR shelf because when I hover over it, it says "Published in 2020." But then I click on it, and BAM, there I am. Disappointed yet again.
This is a cute story. Shelby is a blog writer for the Ice Knights and in a conversation with her mom she finds out that Ian’s dad had a whole other family on the side and his teammate and best friend on the team is really his half bother. It was a complete accident that someone else overheard that conversation and printed the story but Ian thinks it is all Shelby’s fault.
In a weird twist of fate, they both end up stuck at the same cabin when a snow storm hits. While Ian is trying to lick his wounds, Shelby is trying to remember why she doesn’t like his body and want to touch him. The banter between them is fun and hey we all know what happens when there is no electricity and nothing to do for a few days people can get cozy together.
I enjoyed this story. Ian has a lot of Daddy issues, not to say they aren’t earned but they are totally coloring his life. I like how both Shelby and Alex his ½ brother help him to see those issues and overcome them. As Ian and Shelby try to ignore the heat between them the tension becomes a little unbearable for them both when they get back to the real world and accidents happen.
There is also a really cute airport scene that the author is able to make fun of them in her own way and still have a really cute scene. Yes, it is a little cheesy but so are so many rom-com type books.
The Hartigans hooked me on Avery Flynn, ensuring I would desperately dive into the Ice Knights spin-off series. As with every book in both series, the moment I got my hands on Loud Mouth, I devoured the story in no time.
As always, Avery Flynn gave a story that hooked from the start. The characters were great, the storyline was addictive, and there were plenty of moments of humour throughout. I was hooked on it all, I could not put it down, and I was desperate for everything.
Although I loved this one, there were certain elements that I would have liked to see more of. My fingers are crossed the next book in the series will be about a certain brother, and that those details I feel were lacking in this one will be explained in his story.
All in all, another winner from Avery Flynn. If you’ve enjoyed the prior books in the series, you need to read this one.
Shelby can be a Loud Mouth, and Ian learns about a secret brother all because Shelby did not make sure the bathroom was empty when her gossip mother revealed that nugget of information. Shelby feels guilty because a rival journalist breaks the story and causes chaos on her first day with the Ice Knights Hockey Team. Shelby and Ian find themselves stuck in a cabin during a snowstorm licking their wounds from the secret reveal only to indulge in their attraction. As the Ice Knights figure out a way to fix the chaos, Ian and Shelby are thrown together while on the road as they deny their appeal. Loud Mouth was funny, sexy, touching, and a great time, there are content warnings for addiction, family secrets, and mental abuse.
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Avery Flynn is one of my top pick rom-com authors. I love all the connections between the characters in her books and the Ice Knights series has been one of my favorites. I have been so excited to read Loud Mouth.
When it comes to Avery Flynn's writing, she just gets me. When I pick up one of her books I know that I am going to get what I am craving. She never disappoints me. Her writing style is so inviting and the narration so smooth. Flynn pulls you into the story and gets you hooked immediately.
Shelby and Ian were both very relatable and likable characters. It was so easy to connect with them because they were so flawed and real. While both characters had depth and character growth, I felt that Ian had the most. I felt that Shelby's addiction issues could have been expanded upon or highlighted more in the story. Her struggle just didn't feel as immediate as Ian's. I really loved seeing characters from other books in this series and from the Hartigans series. I really hope to see more Ice Knights in future books. Christensen has definitely piqued my interest after reading this book.
The attraction between Shelby and Ian is hot and heavy from the start. I loved the enemies-to-lovers feel at the beginning of the story. I really liked Shelby and Ian together and I felt that they made a great couple. I did feel like they jumped into the physical aspect of their relationship a little too quickly. It made the romance a little unbelievable at the start because it felt like it was at face value and only due to attraction. As the story progresses we get to see that they truly see each other and value more in each other.
Overall, this is a lighthearted book that perfectly balances the humor and steam that we all love in our rom-coms. You'll love the witty banter, memorable characters, and entertaining plot. This book will leave as a smile on your face when you walk away. I can't wait for more outstanding stories from this author!
Super sweet and cute. I didn’t enjoy this as much as book two but it was still a solid good time. As always...love the banter and connection our lead share and that it was easy to route for them to become a couple. Really enjoyed the representation of a recovering addict and how it wasn’t something brought up just for drama then forgotten about a chapter later.
So, I am really enjoying the Ice Knights. I am not a hockey fan, at all. But these guys have me wishing I was one just to see what all the fuss is about. But, that’s neither here nor there. The story is about Ian and Shelby and the fallout from her big mouth.
No, Shelby didn’t mean to tell a soul what she found out. It just so happens that her mother has a big mouth and the reporter that was in the ladies room had huge ears. There was no way to stop this story from getting out and now her career may be on the line about it. But, what’s even worse … the news breaks up two of the bestest of friends and she has no idea how to fix it. Time to just wallow in her misery.
Ian just needed a bottle of scotch and some alone time after the fallout. Did he get it? Hell, no. What he got was the leaker of the story … his nemesis … the Loud Mouth that let the whole world know about something he knew nothing about. Now, stuck in a cabin with the sexy little thing, during a blizzard, with her constantly apologizing or flipping him off is not how he wanted to spend his rehab time. He can’t help but notice how her ass is shaped or how she doesn’t stand for his grunts. What would it hurt?
One hot night and an arrest later and they found out just how much it’s going to hurt.
I loved Ian … he was hysterical with his grunts and how he was just going to ignore the elephant(s) in the room … Shelby and Alex and dear old dad. Shelby was something else. She said what had to be said and did what she had to do until she just couldn’t do it any longer. She was smart, brash and recovering. Two of the most questionable people to be together, get together and it’s the most wonderful thing to watch.
Avery Flynn knows how to bring us characters with heart and an unending dialogue that keeps you smiling and laughing throughout the book. Like I said before, she is the queen of RomCom and I am thrilled that she keeps pushing these wonderful characters on us.
Let me tell you about Avery Flynn’s Loud Mouth: ✅ Stuck in a cabin together with NO bed. ✅ They can’t stand each other but they still can’t stop kissing. ✅ Hockey player hotness. ✅ A total hot & funny good time.
Blurb: I never meant to say a word, not one single word.
But I did.
Now because of something I leaked—without even realizing it—I've inadvertently broken up one of the Ice Knights’ most legendary bromances. And worse—I've kicked hockey star Ian Petrov's grumpy level to insane levels of grump.
And what could make it worse? How about the two of us being trapped together in a remote cabin after a massive blizzard. Neither of us can leave. Just us, the snow, his resentment, and OMG sexual tension so thick it would take a snowplow to break through it.
I’ve got to get out of here before I do something even dumber than I’ve already done and kiss the sexy with his misplaced anger and perfect pecs. That would be the worst, the absolute worst. But… would it be terrible if we gave in? Just a little? It’s not like we’re ever going to have to spend time together again.
Until the next morning when we’re told we have to play chummy for the press until this news cycle blows over. F.M.L.
I have been a fan of Avery Flynn since I read Butterface and I love how the Hartigan series transitioned into the Ice Knights series. Loud Mouth has been a long awaited release for me and while I did enjoy it, I didn't love it as much as Parental Guidance and Awk-Weird. It's possible that it was due to my current headspace - Shelby and Ian are great characters with enough backstory to make them likable and relatable, but I felt like we could've gone deeper with both of them (especially considering the material there is to work with in their backgrounds). I would've loved more exploration of their daddy issues, more about Ian and Alex's relationship, and more of Shelby and Ian together on page besides the product of their insane(ly good) chemistry. I think I'll do a reread of the series and read Loud Mouth again to see if my thoughts/feelings change. 3.5 out of 5 wine glasses.
I really enjoyed Loud Mouth by Avery Flynn. The storyline is entertaining, well written and held my attention from start to end.
Shelby and Ian had me laughing and smiling throughout the book and I loved watching their relationship unfold. From hating each other to passionate lovers, these two had me turning the pages to see what they were up to next.
Overall, Loud Mouth is a great addition to the Ice Knights series and I highly recommend it.
Loud-mouth, or rather, big-mouth hockey blogger Shelby Blanton is the one responsible for Ian Petrov’s current grievances with his half-brother (and former best friend) and his cheater of a father who’d left a trail of affairs in his wake, even if it was an accident. Trapped in a media scandal with his ego bruised, his pride in tatters and his closest friendship in the drain, Ian Petrov has little going for him at the moment. Worse yet, it’s the person whom he blames for his predicament who’s slowly getting under his skin for a different reason.
Avery Flynn’s ‘Loud Mouth’ is premised on the idea that Shelby and Ian start out as sort-of enemies, get snowed in and stuck together in an AirBnb rental accidentally…until attraction overwhelms the initial tension which is worked out more in bed than anything else.
Both Flynn’s protagonists do carry the weight of their own familial issues in some ways, though it’s Ian’s daddy issues—tied into the whole sport of hockey—that come to the forefront. Shelby however, stands out as a statement-making female lead character in her own right: with shaven sides, gap-teeth and 6-years sober, carrying an undercurrent of distrust of women like her mother who fell in love way too easily.
My issue really, was with the pace with which Shelby and Ian suddenly fell into bed to work out their bubbling sexual tension; the shift from enemies to heavy-breathing and lust-ridden desires was seismically sudden when their mutual hostility melted away in what felt like 5 minutes. Without some kind of gradual buildup, their relationship development felt rushed and surface-level, with the emphasis on releasing pent-up attraction (and the subsequent infatuation) instead of emotional deepening and simply getting to know each other past the furtive but desirous looks. That Flynn wrote them falling in love after several mind-blowing orgasms didn’t seem too believable because what they had between them didn’t seem to be accompanied by a solid base of friendship and emotional openness.
I hadn’t read the previous books before embarking on this one—show me an enemies-to-lovers book and I’m full on pouncing on it, which was my abrupt entry really, into Flynn’s ‘Ice Knights’ series. But the story is not a hard one to follow, more so because it’s written with punchy sass, a brisk pace that moves the plot on without languishing too much on inner monologues and angsty, drawn-out moments.
In fact, ‘Loud Mouth’ skirts the angst and opts for quick and light resolutions that made me wonder at times if the issues present at the start of the book were more swept under the carpet than put to bed. But the bottom-line is pretty much this: if the rom-com thing is what you need right now, then this certainly delivers.
This a a pretty typical contemporary hockey romance. That's why it's getting three stars from me. Nothing really makes this stand out from the crowd. Nothing is really too bad about it. It's exactly what you would expect from a hockey romance. So if that's what you are looking for, this is as good a book as any to grab. I got this audio book as an audible daily deal, so I haven't read the first two books in this series. I don't think that harmed my enjoyment of this all that much. It is labeled as a standalone, and I think that's accurate, although it's obvious that there are some characters who have back stories that I would have known if I'd read the other books. Having said that, I'm not sure if the big revelation that causes the tension in this book ... Shelby accidentally (sort of) revealing that two star hockey players, Ian and Alex, are actually brothers (something they didn't know) ... happened in a previous book, but it seems as if we are just dropped right down into the middle of that tension right from the get-go. I think it would have been more satisfying to see a little bit more of that situation. Maybe it happened in the previous book, but either way, for a standalone book, my criticism would be that there was a lost opportunity to really get to know Shelby and Ian on a deeper level here.
This is pretty much a typical hate to love romance. The speed of the transition of feelings was too fast, in my opinion. Yeah, they're stuck in a cabin, so maybe the proximity would speed things up, but I would have liked to see more conversation that thawed the ice. Instead, Ian gets over his anger pretty quickly, so the resolution of things wasn't so satisfying. But it was okay. Three stars worth of okay. I liked Ian. I liked Shelby. I liked that they found a way to a HEA. But I wanted to know them more.
As for the audio ... good narration all around. One issue ... a minor one. Shelby is supposed to have this super high, mildly annoying voice. The narrator definitely doesn't, so she doesn't quite fit the part. But probably for the best. Listening to a super high and squeaky voice for the entire book probably would have driven all of the listeners crazy. So it worked. Like I say, I'm giving this audio book three stars. It'll be just perfect for those looking for a simple, no frills hockey romance. And the writing style is good.
Loud Mouth is the third book in the Ice Knights series by Avery Flynn. I read Parental Guidance (book #1) and I loved it, so I knew I had to give this book a chance. I didn't love it as much as I loved Parental Guidance, but even with some bumps I enjoyed the book and if asked, I would recommend it.
My main issue with the story is that I feel like Shelby and Ian barely spent any time in the cabin and got back to their normal lives pretty fast. The romance would have felt more believable to me, if they had been stranded for an extended amount of time because then they would have had more time to get to know each other. Something about Ian and Shelby's romanced seemed off to me, though it wasn't in a capacity that would make me change my view of the book.
I had a good time reading this story and it was a nice, light-hearted book that worked for me. It's a stand-alone, but at times I felt like I should have read the previous book first in order to understand a few situations in this book. The whole "Shelby opened her mouth and ruined Ian's life" thing was a little abrupt.
The two paragraphs above are the reason I am giving 4 stars to the book instead of 5. They are mostly small things, which days after finishing the book still bug me, but they didn't affect my view of the book negatively (much). I liked Ian's developing relationships with Shelby and Alex, his ex-best friend, and half brother. Also, there is one player who has a sad story and I want to see him get a happy ending too! Sebastian needs to be the next Ice Knight who will get a book!
- the main characters have about two or three conversations that are not about sex in the whole book but somehow they fall in love. They did have chemistry tho.
-the characters were very two dimensional
- I was not invested in the romantic relationship in this book. Instead, I was so invested in the relationship between the brothers! there was so much angst and I really liked how their relationship developed in this book.
Avery Flynn’s Ice Knights series just keeps getting better! Loud Mouth is book three in the series and is the story of Shelby and Ian. This enemies to lovers story has everything you could want...two witty characters, a love/hate dynamic and chemistry that jumps right off of the pages! I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough to see what happened to Ian and Shelby. This laugh out loud story has it all!
Okay, I have to tell you guys something but don’t tell anyone, k …. Not only do I love this series, but I might love the covers and by might I mean yes, yes I do! Obvs, I’m not the cartoon cover girl, so keep my secret,k :)
This story was hilarious! Avery Flynn knows how to deliver a romantic comedy that isn’t silly but instead is one giant heartfelt humorous step after another. It the stops. The laughter never stops. Not with this story at least. I mean the grumpy guy with the sassy chic … it was hilarious before it even began!
This is the perfect book if you're looking for an easy romance that you can devour in one sitting. It's one of those books that's just so light, it doesn't matter that it's the third book in a series. A perfect beach read!
Flynn has created a gorgeous world with loveable characters. I've not read any of the previous books in the series, but it felt like it didn't matter at all. She introduced us to the characters and had them feeling familiar very quickly with her smooth writing style. It's almost an enemies to lovers trope but not quite. There's a hilarious mishap at the start of the book that leaves them resenting one another. You can't cope in a confined space with a gorgeous ice hockey star you dislike without emotions running high one way or another.
Shelby and Ian were the two main characters forced together after a mix up in a rental booking. There's instant chemistry between them and when they're cooped up together in the rental, it gets hot and steamy very quickly. For me it felt too quick. It made the romance seem unrealistic because of how quickly they went into the physical aspect of their relationship, especially given that they supposable dislike one another. It also creeped me out that Ian seemed way too interested in her whilst she was asleep, but maybe that's just me...
Ian has some serious daddy issues after learning he has a half brother on his ice hockey team. What are the odds, right? The relationship between the two brothers throughout the story was one of my favourite parts to see develop.
At the end of the story, we're told about Shelby having her own issues, which I won't divulge here. It just seemed thrown in and didn't feel like it handled with the care it needed. Ian's issues seemed like they were the main focus of the story and that it potentially should have been left like that.
Overall, this is an enjoyable read that you can read and enjoy in a day. With relatable characters, a good plot and humour interspersed throughout, you can't go far wrong with this book. It definitely left me with a smile on my face and the desire to read more books by this author!
I received a free copy of the book from the book's publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
2.5 stars — Well, that was a bit of a disappointment. Honestly, if I wasn’t reading it for a challenge, I might have DNF’d it. It’s not a bad book, but it is kinda boring, and needless to say I was NOT compelled.
Here’s the thing: Shelby seems like she should be a fucking badass right? Or maybe really deeply damaged — what with the alcoholism and stuff (not that you need damage to be an alcoholic, but she mentioned damage). Or maybe I expected to connect with her on the high voice thing (because it’s a curse people). But she came across so flat. We didn’t get to learn much of anything about her it seemed — what exactly happened in her past that affected her so much? I don’t know. What was she about? I…don’t know.
And then there’s Ian. Maybe if he had captured my attention it would have been different, but he was so meh for me too. I quickly grew tired of his taciturnness (that’s a word right?)…his grunting, his grumpiness, his, well, everything. At least we got a bit more explanation of why he is the way he is, but apparently I didn’t have patience with him. I’d have rather read about Alex.
So fine, individually they’re kinda duds. But if they’d had chemistry, that could have saved it. But. They didn’t. I mean, honestly, all of a sudden they’re fucking at the cabin and I’m like “wait, what?” Maybe I missed something. Now, I did feel glimmers here and there, but in general I just didn’t really get what drew them to one another.
I kept wondering if it was my mood or something, but nothing changed. It just wasn’t for me. I needed more in almost every aspect of the story. Too bad, I really enjoyed the first two books.
“An apology from Mr.Sexy-Grunts was pretty much the last thing she’d been expecting - ever.”
I did this audiobook in a day and it was a fun journey. Right from the beginning it had me smiling like a fool. It’s titled a hot romantic comedy, but it held a lot more than just that. There was substance abuse and trauma - and I loved that it touched on that even though it was a rom-com. However, it definitely only did touch on it. In the end, the trauma and substance abuse was glazed over and never really given the attention it deserves. Understandable it’s a rom-com, but I wish it would have delved deeper because I felt a gap within the storyline due to not discussing it. Aside from the glazing of the past, I found this a fun and quick listen while being able to listen while doing other tasks. It had the comedy, which definitely made me super funny because I can count on Avery to bring the laughs and swoon.
The characters were so funny, especially Shelby. She had me giggling more times than I can count. Especially since her past was heavy, she had a great sense of herself. She was sassy, smart, and had so much heart. Whereas Ian was a man of few words. Although in the beginning all he did was grunt and give one word answers - in the end - his actions spoke louder. I enjoyed the back and forth that occurred in the beginning due to a misunderstanding. Then slowly, their relationship bud into something else. From beginning to end, it was super enjoyable to watch these characters fall for one another.
I also love an airport run through. It doesn’t happen often in romance due to cliches, but I absolutely love them. It’s so sweet, and in this instance, it was adorable as heck.
I’d give this novel a 3.5✨ Steam rating: 2🔥 Narration rating: 4 🎧
This is a contemporary hot and steamy romance, despite much of it taking place around an ice rink or ice hockey game! Anyone who knows me, knows I enjoy watching ice hockey so when I saw this fun cover and that the story is by Avery Flynn, I just couldn’t resist reading it! Actually, that cover had me fooled for a while as I’d assumed the story would be suitable for YAs and this is definitely much hotter and steamier than I’d a been anticipating.
When her Mum calls on the first day of her new job as a blogger for the Ice Knights hockey team, Shelby Blanton never dreamt of the problems it would cause with Ian Petrov. Her Mum reveals secrets regarding two members of the hockey team, secrets a journalist overhears and publishes, revealing Ian and his best friend to be half-brothers. Wanting to escape the angst, Shelby travels a cabin for her to stay in for a week, not knowing that the person arranging this stay has also arranged for Ian to join her. A relationship with starts with sharing shocking secrets and moves on to shocking with a taser is definitely not going to be bland! This is a romcom by an author who is skilled in this genre. The story is a light, fun read with some very steamy action. It is an easy, relaxing read, great to escape into.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Loud Mouth is a fun, easy, hilarious addition to the Ice Knights series.
Shelby runs a well known hockey website and is newly hired by the Ice Knights. Ian is a professional hockey player whose world was just shattered by some news about his family thanks to Shelby. So when these two are looked in a remote cabin together it’s not all great, however, sparks start to fly and what happens in the cabin doesn’t always stay in the cabin.
I love Shelby. She is funky, she has tattoos, she is a character that you can easily connect with. She is hilarious and I love that she isn’t afraid to stand up to Ian or really any of the hockey players. Ian, he is a growly grump that you can’t help but love from the moment you meet him. I love the chemistry between Shelby and Ian. From the moment the met, despite the dislike towards each other, there was chemistry and it didn’t take long for sparks to fly.
Loud Mouth of full of laughs, chemistry, steam and plenty of laughs. A MUST READ!
Shelby is a small sports blogger who accidentally caused the exposed the familial relationship between two hockey players. Ian did know that his best friend was actually his brother (even though the brother knew) and now he has decided to put all the blame on Shelby the loudmouth. That is until they end up in a cabin locked in by the snow and unable to find heat but with each other (hmm) I am trying not to spoil this book but as you know with romance books, they end up together. The fact that his father is a hockey legend and he is still unsure about his abilities makes me insecure, especially when his father tries t make a=everything about him. I am glad to finally read another book with an iconic airport romantic confession.
Shelby is feeling over her head with her new job for the Ice Knights hockey in social media. An overheard conversation with a media blitz has thrown hockey player Ian life into turmoil and left him spinning. What starts out as hate to lovers with Shelby and Ian in a weekend getaway turns into a one night to several night stand. As their relationship shifts and grows, they have to learn to communicate with themselves and others. Flynn humor shines through out the whole book with several laugh at loud moments, plus seeing past couples as their lives continue.
THIS SERIES! Seriously, the first book, Parental Guidance, just blew my mind and made me laugh until I cried. It was one of my favorite books of 2019. Then came Awk-Weird and I knew this series was going to be one of my favorites and I was completely right.
Avery Flynn has done it again with Loud Mouth. The banter and humor of her writing are absolutely the best. She takes serious life events, then adds humor and emotion in a way that sucks me right in. I loved the broody, moody Ian with all his faults. I loved Shelby's mix of strength and vulnerability. I loved the forced proximity of a cabin and fixing Ian's imagine with his half-brother. There were multiple misunderstandings that hurt my heart, made me laugh, and just gave the story depth! The best part is I didn't see it coming when the cabin time came to an end. Seriously, Avery Flynn manages to surprise me, break my heart, make me laugh, and then patch my heart back to new with a HEA. I loved this book and I hope you do too!
Thank you Avery Flynn, Entangled Pub, and Wildfire Marketing PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
I’m not exactly sure when I became a fan of Avery Flynn’s but I think it was sometime around chapter 7 of her previous Ice Knight’s book “Awk-Weird”. I really enjoyed Ms. Flynn’s writing style and the attention to detail she gives to her hockey romances. The little superstitions thrown in are some that I’m sure all athletes can relate to, whether that’s a hockey player taping his stick a certain way, a cheerleader wearing the same lipstick every show, or a scholastic decathlon member who always eats a gallon of ice cream before a competition.
Big fan of the writing and the story made sense for the scenario and was quite cohesive.