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In the Cards

(Road Trip Romance #8)

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Zoe Fitzgerald has been cleaning up after her sister for years. As much as she wants to walk away, she can’t. Because her innocent niece and nephew are betting on her to keep them safe. Knowing she could be called upon at any moment means love isn’t on the horizon for Zoe. She’d never expect someone to willingly walk into the train wreck that is her life.

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2021 by J&J Ink LLC
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Jessica Alcazar
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I fall a little bit more in love with AK Evans with every book I read by her. Her style of storytelling makes it easy to get lost in her stories. It also makes it easy to relate and root for the leads for their HEA. Don’t mistaken that for superficial, because it would be the opposite. Her stories have not only heart, but so much hope woven into the fabric of the plot. It’s amazing!

There are circumstances in this story that hit me hard in the chest because I related to them way too well. There w
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Tiffany Readz
Dex is Book Boyfriend Material

While this is the eighth book in the Road Trip Romance series, it's the first one I've read. They are a series, however it seems as each book is it's own romance in a different state. This time around we end up in Nevada with Zoe and Dex.

Zoe is the responsible sister, the one with a good job, no jail time and unfortunately for her, no husband or kids. It's something she's really wanted, however her little niece and nephew mean more to her than finding a man at the m
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Paperbeautiful
Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is gut wrenching. Everyone needs a sister like Zoe. She would do anything for her sister no matter what. She didn't care what it looked like or what other people thought. She did whatever was right!

This book will hook you from the very first page, those poor sweet kids. Zoe gets custody of her niece and nephew after they were found in their car with their mother who was passed out drunk. The police officer that finds them Dex, takes them to their Aunt Zoe's house and the two of them ar
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Dex never expected to fall in love with the children he rescued from a hot car after an 8 year old calls 911 when his mom is passed out in the front seat. But from the moment he saw them, and the aunt who will be acting as their guardian, he’s willing to do anything he can to be a part of their lives.

Zoe has always covered for her sister, and now is no different. She’s put her own life on hold so she is always there for her niece and nephew and now finds herself their temporary legal guardian wh
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⚜️Trea
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH ONE OF A VARIETY OF SOURCES. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

Each Road Trip Romance is an interesting experience to go through and this one was no exception! It was such a heart wrenching read!

First of all, I have to admit that I loved the author's note in the beginning of this boo
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Cheri
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Dex & Zoe

He was used to dealing with bad situations. It was the kids who affected him most. He was the first officer to respond to the two frightened children in a dangerous situation with a neglectful mother. He took charge of them to comfort and make sure they were checked by paramedics. He also personally transported them to their aunt while their mother was dealt with. He hardly expected to find a woman who took his breath. The fact that the kids felt safe with her and him gave him cause to
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Lilith
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐄𝐖 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊: IN THE CARDS.
𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐑𝐄:CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
𝐓𝐘𝐏𝐄: STANDALONE (PART OF INTERCONNECTED SERIES: ROAD TRIP ROMANCE.) THIS WILL BE BOOK #8
𝐀𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐑: A.K. EVANS
𝐏𝐎𝐕: FIRST-PERSON: DUAL PERSPECTIVE
𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋:🔥🔥🔥🔥
𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓:🤠🤠🤠🤠
𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃 𝐁𝐔𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆:🌏🌏🌏🌏
𝐄𝐘𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑:🦋🦋🦋

Author Evans is back!!! And this time we are going on a Road Trip to NEVADA....
I can't say I have read every book in this series...but what handful I have read is so different yet so much ente
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Jenn the Readaholic
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed all of the emotion and realism AK Evans put into this story. Dex and Zoe had a very unconventional meeting and he let the events of that day color how he saw her. When he met up with Zoe again, he realized just how wrong he was about her and set about trying to win her. The only problem? He was about as clear as mud along the way. So Zoe doubted on a few fronts until Dex caught a clue about his mistake. Then it appeared to be smooth sailing, but Zoe was no stranger to happiness ...more
Amy  Crull
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a fun and heartwarming book! I loved Zoe so much! She has a heart of gold and despite having to deal with so much with her sister, she still manages to have a good head on her shoulders. She has a good job but when her world changes, she goes into 100% percent. Her niece and nephew are her world and the author did a fantastic job of showing how close they are. I mean she gave them the world they deserved to have! Oh and they were definitely the stars of this book. I loved how ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a fun and heartwarming book! I loved Zoe so much! She has a heart of gold and despite having to deal with so much with her sister, she still manages to have a good head on her shoulders. She has a good job but when her world changes, she goes into 100% percent. Her niece and nephew are her world and the author did a fantastic job of showing how close they are. I mean she gave them the world they deserved to have! Oh and they were definitely the stars of this book. I loved how ...more
Jackie Wright
Apr 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars for In the Cards (Road Trip Romance #8)
I have read other books by this author but none in this series so I’m really prove that In the Cards can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone.
This is Zoe Fitzgerald and Dex Taylor’s emotional roller coaster, it’s story that has all the feels and I’m sure like me it will have you smiling as well as shedding a few tears as this couple strive to achieve the happy ever after that they and their families deserve. Zoe and Dex both have baggage that they
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Sarah
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Zoe is auntie to Cooper and Coco /Corinne. Detective Dex who rescue the kids from the car that was over heating.

Straight away, we learn Zoe has a GAINT heart and the kids are the center of her world. I love every moment she has with these kids and, when Dex came over to check in on everything. He fit in with them brilliantly and the kids love him. Especially Cooper cause he dressed up as a police officer for Halloween.

Dex he is passionate about his job and he cares about kids welfare. He has a G
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Erin Lewis
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 star review of In The Cards (Road Trip Romance #8) by A.K. Evans
Although I have not read any of the other books in the Road Trip Romance series, I have read numerous books by A.K. Evans.
From the first to the last chapter I was immersed in the story that A.K. Evans wove about Zoe Fitzgerald and Dex Taylor. In The Cards was a well written story that ticked the boxes for me. This was an emotional roller coaster of a read that brought tears to my eyes, made me smile and had me cheering that Zoe a
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Jennifer Pierson
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the Cards is the story of Zoe, who has always put other people first to the point of not really having a life, and Dex, a law enforcement officer who meets Zoe after he rescues her sister's kids. It was an unconventional meeting to say the least, but each needed the other in their life though it wasn't smooth sailing. Zoe has had enough & she's going to save the kids for the last time, but doesn't expect that Dex is going to be the one to help out. This story was totally emotional because of ...more
Joanne
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This has been an entertaining series to read. Each book is so different you never know what’s gonna happen in each of the books. This one took me by surprise to. I loved it.
My heart hurt from the first page to the last for these characters. Intermingled were wonderful moments of love, drama and family at its finest. Dex and Zoe never had it easy. Their relationship started unexpectedly and in unusual circumstances but that’s what makes this book so fascinating to read. You’re rooting for all th
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Marika
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story!
It starts with the ugly but after that it becomes sweet and full of feels!
Zoe meets Dex when he drives her nephew and niece to her house after her sister’s debacle..and to say they made a lasting impression on each other is an understatement.
I love how Zoe is with her nephew and niece..she gives them her all, even if that might cost her a private life for herself.
Dex is such an amazing man. He is so considerate and caring, sweet and helpful..he is just perfect.
I love thei
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Emma bramley
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing


This is the eight book in this series by this author and I was hooked from the first page, what an amazing story. This is the story of Dex and Zoe, these two characters have instant attraction and are just so loveable that you fall in love with them from the start. The story flowed really well and this book will take you on an emotional roller coaster of a ride from start to finish. This book has the most fantastic epilogue to finish the book. Another amazing read from this author.

I was given a
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Floraljoy
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Touching and tender:
I enjoyed this slow burn romance and whilst it was a little too introspective at times, I nevertheless loved seeing this sweet relationship develop.
Zoe was a loving and caring aunt to her sister's children but never thought she'd ever get to have her own family. It was lovely seeing her fall in love with Dex and I was so happy that her dreams finally came true.
I thought the author did a good job of highlighting the knock down effects alcoholism can have on all members of an e
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Reemah
* Reviewed for A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile *

This was my first book in the Road Trip Romance series and my first book by Evans. I really enjoyed Dex and Zoe's story. I thought that it was unique and well written. Dex and Zoe did not meet under the best circumstances, but the chemistry was there nonetheless. Zoe and Dex were not very forthcoming about their wants. Zoe had a hard time getting to the point where she believed she deserved happiness. Dex was obviously for a good chunk
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Wendy Livingstone
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 8th book in this amazing series and is Dex and Zoe’s story. Zoe has spent years cleaning up after her sister who always seems to attract trouble, but she does it now for her niece and nephew. Dex is a police officer who is used to all sorts of situations, but two terrified children worm their way into his heart as does their aunt. These two do not get of to the best of starts but the chemistry between them is intense and undeniable, but they both have baggage from their past. This is ...more
Loralie
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It was so hard not to fall in love with Dex. He was a hero with a heart of gold. I loved that he went beyond to make sure Zoe and the kids were doing well, even if he had his own agenda. I loved that he was respectful and that he and Zoe were a slow burn. It's hard not to swoon for a man who falls in love with someone else's children. I love how selfless Zoe was and I could definitely relate to her character in so many ways. She kept Cooper and Corinne healthy, happy, safe, and loved. It was so ...more
Susana
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the eighth book of the Road Trip series, Zoe and Dex didn’t have a “meet-cute” moment. Theirs was very definitely a dramatic and bumpy road. There were times when I hurt for them, cheered for them, and cried for them. I just loved these two characters, and their chemistry is great. I also love stories that include kids, Cooper and Coco are adorable.
This author does a great job writing fantastic stories the reader can escape into while still maintaining realistic characters. Zoe and Dex aren’t
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
This was my first book in the Road Trip Romance series and my first book by Evans. I really enjoyed Dex and Zoe's story. I thought that it was unique and well written. Dex and Zoe did not meet under the best circumstances, but the chemistry was there nonetheless. Zoe and Dex were not very forthcoming about their wants. Zoe had a hard time getting to the point where she believed she deserved happiness. Dex was obviously for a good chunk of the book. Overall I enjoyed the flow of the story. I enjo ...more
Natalie Strong
Mar 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
About 1/4 of the way in I knew this was going to be a 5 star read and it maintained that standard until the end.
The two kids in this story are great characters and you can’t help but want things to work out for them alone. Everything goes great, everyone’s happy, and you know the shoe is going to drop but I couldn’t fathom out what the stumbling block would be. Thankfully they got it sorted pretty quickly and all was well in the end.
AK Evans has a way of writing a story that is easy to read, pu
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Tara
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the Cards is a great feel good story to read. Cooper and Coco are two kids who need a little help and Dex is the police officer lucky enough to be able to take them to their Aunt Zoe. From there the story gets even better. This is a sweet story with enough drama to keep you intensely reading. AK Evans never disappoints with her writing. Her happy endings are always worth the read
Charlotte Isaac
Wow, I really loved this book. It has everything I wanted. And it all started with saving two kids. I couldn't put book down once I started.

I loved Dex and Zoe together, they met in sad circumstances but they had instant attraction. I loved how Dex was with Zoe and the kids. They had a instant connection. They had ups and downs but they manage to get through it.

I can't wait for more.
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Kylee
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In The Cards is a slow burn romance that is highly emotional and one that will have you captivated right to the very end. Dex and Zoe’s story is heartfelt and one that will take you on a ride of ups and downs. Their story is realistic, passionate, inspirational and enchanting. A storyline and characters that will touch your heart in such a special way.
Susan
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from A. K. Evans

A great story with a gripping plot. Each story in this series was told in a different scenario, showcasing life's journey in all different ways. What a delightful writer A. K. E and is. Camping t wait for the next one.
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Claudia Hecht
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read

This was a sweet and heart breaking read, full of timely issues that so many people deal with daily.

I was tempted a couple times to put this aside, but I'm glad I kept reading and that they found their HEA.

A well-written, emotional read that I recommend.
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Marissa W.
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So good! I absolutely loved this book! Out of the entire Road Trip series this one was by far my favorite! Definitely a must read!
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