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The Triple Threat

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Welcome to Dayton Valley, ranch country with a sum population of 9022. Sounds idyllic, and it is… until it isn’t.
Ellie First there’s my parents and their penchant for making out in public, totally gross. Then there’s my douche of a brother, who shouldn’t be allowed near any woman with a pulse. Bronte my best friend is lusting over a silver fox … And then of course there
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Published September 28th 2020
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Victoria Weston
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love books written by this author they always make me laugh every single time. This book is awesome and I highly recommend it. This is the first book in this new book series Dayton Valley and you will not be disappointed.

Ellie is a fabulous character that is so relatable and so real that you cant help but love her and all her family, but she is very stubborn and very sexy. She has awesome banter with her brother and Hunter. The only thing is that she is very scared of being hurt an
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying I Beta read this book. However, my experience was fun and I loads of laugh out loud moments. I choked on my coffee on more than one occasion. I'm sure Nikki gets a huge kick out of almost choking me to death.

The banter between Ellie and Hunter is hysterical. The support characters have all there own quirky ways of making this story, even better. There is plenty of drama and surprises along the way. But the romance is what makes this book for me. It gave me all the feels,
L.J. Stock
I knew I was going to love this book from the get go and Nikki Aston didn’t disappoint. Living in Texas I love to read books set in my great state, just one of the many positives for this fantastic read.

Ellie is a sassy Texan chick who knows what she likes and isn’t afraid to speak her mind, Hunter is a straight shooting, woman loving cowboy who works and plays hard. The two have grown up together surrounded by the same people in the same town and yet live almost worlds apart, which is never mo
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A highly entertaining and fun read.

Lots of laugh out loud moments in The Triple Threat.

I was turning the pages eagerly just to see what may happen next, could it be something with the twin aunts, Ellies Best friend Bronte with her major crush on Hunter's dad... or would Ellie maybe put laxatives in someone else's food to distract them while she's carries on with her mission? the whole time you just don't know with these characters, anything could happen.

It has it's silly unrealistic moments b
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
While devising a plan to keep her best friend Bronte from lusting after her brother's best friend Hunter's father, Ellie gets more than she bargained for when recruiting Hunter in the mix. But then the problem becomes not who Bronte is after but who Ellie finds herself attracted to. Can you really fall in love while in cahoots? And what will happen when her brother finds out? I found myself laughing at the antics of the characters while also wanting to turn the pages quicker to find out what hap ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal must read from the incredible Nikki Ashton

Every time I read a Nikki Ashton book I say “nothing will top this one”, I thought I’d found my favourite in Pelvic Flaws with the level of laugh out loud and feel good moments but The Triple Threat has swiftly slotted into the top spot!

From the first few pages I could tell this book was going to completely consume me and it did. When I wasn’t reading I was thinking about what was going to happen with Ellie and Hunter.

I usually really don’t
Natalie Miernicki
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

OMG brilliant book!! Everything this lady writes is magic! Her characters, their witty banter and the original storylines... I just can't get enough. When you can't stop thinking about your best friends little sister that you've known all your life... or you can't seem to get your big brothers best friend out of your head... throw in match making, twin rock star aunties and a smoking hot single dad and you've got yourself a definite triple threat! Highly entertaining, laugh out loud funny an
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Dear Nikki seriously your books are so magnificent!!! Your writing style is quite brilliant and every book is a masterpiece. From the characters, to the paced and the storyline everything left with with a happy smile. I tend to read dark romances with dirty situations and so much twist and turns that I sometimes forget how great funny stories are. I laughed out laugh with this story and kept turning pages as fast as I could. I was sucked in the sexy and beautiful love of Ellie and Hunter. Humou ...more
Carrie Elks
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for funny books and crazy about small town romances, and the Triple Threat by Nikki Ashton hit both those targets fully in the guts! Ellie is the kind of heroine I love, sassy, funny and strong as hell. But she meets her match in Hunter, the sexy cowboy who she can't help but be attracted to. Their on-again off-again romance kept me turning the pages, desperate to find out how everything turned out.

The Triple Threat is a laugh-out-loud sexy romp through the small town genre. It kept
Sarah Dale
I was extremely lucky and honoured to Beta read this and honestly I was entertained throughout. The Queen of the RomCom's has outdone herself with this one. Nikki obviously got a kick out of our reactions as we read.

I loved the connection between Ellie and Hunter. Their banter was on point with humour, wit and underlying sexual chemistry. Their families have been friends for years so they have always been in each other lives but now things are changing the the heat is most definitely turning up
Sandra R
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Sorry for the low rating, I usually love this author's books to bits, but this one wasn't for me - there were way too many characters to wrap my head around. Plus I thought it should have been set in England, it seemed so English... Or maybe it was my mood yesterday? I'll probably give it a go another day.
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to read her!! This story had me absolutely cracking up! Ellie and Hunter have known each other since they were kids, they grew up together. Bronte, Ellie’s best friend, has a crush on Hunter’s dad. Ellie has this brilliant scheme to get her brother and Bronte together, that means spending a lot of time with Hunter to get him on board. They are both worried about the feelings that emerge from spending so much time together. Ell ...more
Julie Race
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this more than 5 *

It was triple the fun!

This book is brilliant, and Nikki’s comic one liners had me laughing out loud late at night waking hubby and spitting my tea out in the morning.

Ellie what can I say I love this girl she is brilliant, no nonsense and says what she thinks. What could go wrong with her plan to get brother Carter and best friend Bronte together. Apart from her partner in crime distraction Hunter.

“𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵.” 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘥𝘥𝘦
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-tbr
Buckle up Butter Cup this is one Triple Threat you do not want to pass up!!
(😂 I was dying when it clicked how this book got its title)
Should I be embarrassed 🤭 that I can relate to these characters?
I so needed this read -
Needed the laughter
Needed the sibling rivalry
The imperfect parents
The push and pull between Hunter and Ellie

Ellie is that friend
the one that needs the chaos while also needs to control said chaos.
I know, I know a bit confusing - It is hard to put in words.
At times she comes a
Robyn Corcoran
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing

OMG, this author has done it again! Her amazing sense of humour is so on point it literally has you cracking up so much all the way throughout the story. Yes, there are serious elements and these are handled extremely well too but honestly I believe this author is the queen of humour. From throw away lines to hilarious scenes to fun banter to sarcastic wit, absolutely every type of humour can be found. My husband actually asked me stop laughing so loudly as he couldn’t hear the television. 😂

Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nikki Ashton is the Queen of romantic comedy and this light-hearted, laugh-out-loud-at-moments story is no exception !
Ellie and Hunter and childhood family friends, so when they both find themselves lasting after the other, what could possibly go wrong??
Well according to Ellie just about everything.. not wanting to upset the dynamics of the family friendships if anything goes wrong she fights her attraction for all it's worth.
Ellie's big brother is slowly Hunter's best friend, therefore a no-go
Beyond The Covers Blog
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
I loved this book.  The Triple Threat is book one in the Dayton Valley series and it’s a doozy. The story has a slow burn romance that you can just envision yourself being a part of.  The characters are great, and I loved that the MFC has a brother that is so nonchalant about her.  Most books have big brothers that will kill anyone that messes with their sister but in reality, life just instant like that.  Ellie’s brother Carter can barely stand to be in the same room with her and their interact ...more
Karen Wood
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG just one word to describe this book AMAZING...

Once again Nikki had incorporated a love story and laugh out loud humour, I think more so in this book than previous ones, I couldn't stop laughing from start to finish, there are so many brilliant one liners, just when you think its safe to eat or take a drink you read one of them and choke, I cant wait for the next books in this series. 5 stars are definitely not enough.

Ellie had know Hunter all her life he was her brothers best friend, but did
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
A flirtatious and fun read ...

Nikki Ashton has done it again. THE TRIPLE THREAT was such a flirtatious and fun read. There were so many moments that had me completely gobsmacked and laughing so much I was in tears. Ellie Maples and Hunter Delaney's story is such a great read.

Ellie is trying to convince her BFF that lusting after Hunter's father is definitely a 'no go'. She enlists Hunter's help, but gets a whole lot more than she expected. Attraction can be a deadly thing, especially when Hunte
Kathy Wideman
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Nikki that I have read it. I really liked it. This book has me laughing so much. Ellie and Hunter had known each all their lives. Ellie’s best friend Bronte has a crush on Hunter’s father. Ellie comes up with a plan to get her brother and Bronte together. While Hunter isn’t really interested in the plan and doesn’t really help. This scheme has Ellie and Hunter spending more time with each other. Which brings on feelings for each other. Could they have something? Hunter ...more
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
Boy oh boy. I'm not sure I was prepared for this amazing story. Hunter and Ellie were just the cutest things ever. Ellie is supposed to be off-limits but Hunter is pushing that limit. I love the dynamic Hunter has with is family. They have been through a lot, but they've come out stronger in the end. Ellie is smart, sexy, and stubborn. She's got her family who has her back. I love that she gives as good a she gets.

These two were everything I could have hoped for while being amazing individually
Kelly Kemmerly
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can always count on Nikki Ashton to make me laugh while identifying with multiple characters who are clever, intriguing, and full of spunk. Ellie is beyond cool! She has a sass and strength that carries this story to the very end. Hunter is original, sexy, and addictive. My favorite nuance of this story is the complex connection between all the characters in Dayton Valley. Each character has a genuine persona that makes you hunger for more. Ellie and Hunter take their long time friendship to t ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ellie has lusted after her brothers best friend, Hunter, for a while. When her best friend, Bronte, reveals a crush on Hunters dad, Jefferson, Ellie enlists the help of Hunter to help find her a different man, Ellie’s brother.
Do not read this book unless you like to be kept laughing for hours. There are so many plots and sub plots to this book that you become invested in this small town romance. The situations that the characters find themselves in are ridiculously funny.
What I find most
Kathryn Linke
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Triple Threat is the first title in Nikki Ashton’s Dayton Valley series, featuring Ellie and Hunter.
This was my first time reading Ms Ashton’s work and this fun, and entertaining enemies to lovers, small town romantic comedy did not disappoint.
Ellie and Hunter grew up as childhood friends and they have a tendency to rub each other the wrong way. Ellie is strong and sassy, incredibly headstrong, and not afraid to speak her mind. Hunter is a sexy and sweet cowboy, with a reputation as a ladi
Julie Archer
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ah, where to begin with Ellie and Hunter? Off the scale chemistry and stubborn streaks that make you want to bash their heads together!

While devising a plan to get their best friends together, they are inevitably drawn to each other despite their protestations that it isn’t going to happen.

There are laugh out loud as well as tender moments, a great mix which drew you in and refused to let you go until everyone had sorted out their differences. I loved the supporting cast as well – Hunter’s aun
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was funny and I loved the characters. Ellie is bat sh@@ crazy and in a good way. Her friend Bronte had me rolling I swear. Ellie is trying to get Hunter to help her stop her best friend from wanting an older man. Said older man is hot, but off limits. So Ellie makes it her life, however Hunter wants nothing to do with it or Ellie. At least that's what he keeps telling himself, but the more time they spend together the more the attraction. These two are crazy about each other but someti ...more
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cowboys rock

Another great read from Nikki. We meet Ellie, who has realised she has a thing for her brothers best friend Hunter. Hunter who has just realised he has a thing for Ellie, her best friend Bronte who has a thing for Hunters silver fox of a dad. Carter, Ellie's brother and Hunters best mate, who is a vet and a bit of a prat. We meet some highly sexed parents, 2 mad aunts and the cat and mouse game that's being played out with hilarious consequences. (Maybe best not to mention cats or co
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
I want to go and live in Dayton Valley! Nikki Ashton has created a small town that has its own unique character and really felt like I was there living amongst the close knit community - small town gossip and the cows included!

There are so many laugh out loud moments and the troubled journey of love for Hunter and Ellie was eventful, hilarious and felt so real. Their story left me smiling and I’m really looking forward to more in this series, as I’m sure that the stellar cast of memorable chara
Kathryn Manzella
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Triple Threat is the first book in the Love In Dayton Valley series by Nikki Ashton.  This story is Hot, steamy, humorous, sweet, and absolutely fun to read.  I love the chemistry between the characters and the way they collide.  The story has that brother's best friend theme that I always find fun.  I am super excited for more books to come out.

I was able to read an advanced copy of this title and am reviewing voluntarily and honestly my own thoughts, opinion and reactions based on that co
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Well now I know why the name of the book is The Triple Threat and it took reading to the very end of the book and the very last few words! This is Hunter Delaney & Ellie Maples story.

This is a friends to lovers, LOL romance. Both Hunter and Ellie have come up with a plan to keep her best friend, Bronte (who has her eyes on her brother's best friend Hunter's father Jefferson, a silver fox) away from each other. And in keeping them away Hunter and Ellie become closer. This was a lol and sexy book
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