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Dashing Through the No

(Summersweet Island #3)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  47 reviews
‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through Summersweet,
Tess Powell was annoyed and wanted to retreat.
With a BIC in her hand and a frown on her face,
everyone knew she needed a break from this place.
Wanting the holiday to be nothing but the best,
Bodhi took his girlfriend to the mountains to rest.
While visions of fire happily danced in Tess’s head,
soon she would see she
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 17th 2020 by Independently published
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received via author for an honest review

Since the Summersweet Island series started, Bodhi and Tess have been a great set of side characters, best friend of Palmer and Birdie.

Now, whilst I like them, to me they might have best stayed as secondary characters, as, and this is just me, Bodhi's stoner childish behaviour and Tess's rampant pyromania were just a little too much, way too full on.

Don't get me wrong, I liked where this story ended up;but by golly for me it was a bit of a struggle to
Up All Night Book Addict
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2020, reviews
Hahahahaha hahahaha hahahahaha! When I think about this book, all I can think is: Fire! Fire! Fire!, in Beavis and Butthead voices. What can I say, who doesn't love lighting isht up?

This book is so fun! When this series first started, I really wanted Tess and Bohdi's love story. I wanted to read all about them getting together. Before you get all excited, this isn't it. Sorrynotsorry. But, this is the next best thing.

Sivec takes Tess and Bohdi into the Christmas Cliche world. And the way she co
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Dashing Through the No
is the third book in Tara Sivec's Summerweet Islnd series. This holiday novella was just absolutely f*cking crazy and perfect for Tess and Bodhi. ( warning there will be f bombs in this review because it wouldn't do this couple justice if there wasn't 😂)

Bodhi grew up in high society and one Christmas, with the help of his friend Millie, realizes that he wants the opposite of fancy parties and shallow people. At that moment he
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰




Tess and Bodhi!
We've been waiting for their story for decades! ☺
And now here's their own little holiday novella.
And it was adorable. And HILARIOUS!
Even more hilarious than expected ... because of Millie!
Do you remember her from Tara's 2019 Christmas book?
If not, you need to read this asap ► Christmas Cliché

Bodhi has been trying to ask Tess to marry him for a while now. But Tess is a tiny little bit anti marriage and babies. Just a tiny little bit.
And because she's extr
Jeeves Reads Romance
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can honestly say that I've never read a love story quite like this one. It's quirky, funny, ridiculous, and an eye-rolling, head-shaking, good time. I won't say that I necessarily fell for these characters, but it was really nice to get a deeper look at their relationship. Bodhi and Tess have been a couple since the first book in this series, and I would never ask for a full book about them, but this was kind of the perfect length. It absolutely flies by, is guaranteed to make you laugh, and c ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m ready for Christmas now. This novella was everything I needed. Tara Sivec has really done her part delivering books that make me forget the dumpster fire of 2020. They are sexy, sassy, and smile inducing. Characters that I can’t help, but love. I look forward to what comes next.

I voluntarily read an early copy.
KKEC Reads
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Tara Sivec, for the opportunity to read for you. I am already waiting for the next ARC to arrive in my inbox.

"I do not house freeloaders, no matter how good they are with their penis."

Tara Sivec is an incredibly gifted storyteller who can make you laugh with one line, cry with another, and sigh with happiness with the next. She has several published books (several of which are currently available on Kindle Unlimited!), a
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Bhodi and Tess have always been unique and unpredictable. But now we get to know more about why they are the way they are and get a better insight into their relationship.

Bhodi currently seems like a weed smoking, easygoing wanderer who just takes each day as it comes. He has spent years as Palmer's caddy, surfing and traveling the world, and loves adventures. His past taught him what he did not want to become so he changed his lifestyle. And his current recreational activities also help to hid
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for an over-the-top raunchy yet sweet Christmas romance, then you can't go wrong with Bodhi Preston Armbruster III and Tess Powell.

These two have been causing shenanigans throughout the small community of Summersweet Island since book one, but for the holidays, they are taking their level of crazy north, to a small B&B in West Virginia.
Bodhi's goal:
Get Tess to relax.
Also, propose for the umpteenth time.

With Bodhi in charge, things don't go quite to plan. And despite Tess w
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
4.5 stars

Tara Sivic most definitely has a sense of humor. Sometimes just hysterically funny, others twisted. Dashing Through the No definitely fell on the side of twisted. I have loved Tess and her fire-starter ways from the beginning of the series and Bodhi just adds dead-pan humor to every story that he’s in … the perfect couple with the perfect ending.

How one person can take Christmas and turn it into a comedy of errors and love is totally beyond me. But, Tara Sivic did just that. I’ll never
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
This story had me smiling from start to finish. If you are looking for fun, funny holiday story to escape into, this is it.
-4.5 Stars!-

MILLIE: “I just got a new cell phone due to a tiny stalker sitch and lost all my contacts.
Bodhi: Stalker?! Are you okay?
MILLIE: It’s totally cool. It’s like, the third one this month. I’m so bored with their lack of imagination and follow-through. I get it. You want me to die. And yet, where are you? Certainly not outside my house where I left you a lovely ch
Dashing Through the No is a Tara Sivec classic!!! Bodhi and Tess are a hilarious, morbid, and twisted couple. You will not find a more unique couple in any other romance series. Tara has a way of making a holiday book the most interesting thing you will read in 2020.

This is the story that should be read the night before Christmas to fully get you in the holiday spirit. I am obsessed with the characters from the Summersweet series and I know that as Tara continues to write books for this series t
Kate Grand {A Grand Romance}
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Hilariously Offbeat Christmas Romantic Comedy

What you need to know about Dashing Through The No:
✔ Set in Summersweet Island and the Redinger House, West Virginia
✔ Christmas Romance
✔ Complete stand-alone
✔ Fiery Tess Powell
✔ Hot caddy Bodhi Prescott
✔ Hilarious
✔ Book 3 of Summersweet Island series

Bodhi and Tess from the Summersweet Island series “Kiss My Putt” and “A Swing and A Mishap” have been a couple for a while, unfortunately Bodhi keeps proposing to Tess in the midst of their post-sex bliss
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This Christmas short is a perfect holiday addition to the Summersweet Island series. Bodhi and Tess are clearly smitten, but Tess is a tough nut to crack and continues to balk at Bodhi’s suggestion they tie the knot.

Bodhi is well known in this series as the weed-smoking, not a care in the world caddie, but we get to learn how he came to be that persona here. His backstory is exposed in a few key scenes, and though he took a 180° turn from who his father wanted him to be, he is completely comfor
Angie Schexnaildre NOLA504nerds
This is an honest review for an arc received.

“Who knew Tess Powell could be so vicious about a gingerbread house competition?”

Tess Powell, resident Summersweet Firestarter, has been dreading the upcoming Christmas holiday. But what do you do when the person who’s been taking up residence on your sofa loves Christmas time? You stomach the holiday and try not to burn anything to the ground. She’s determined to give Bodhi his ultimate Christmas.

“You down with BPP? Yeah you know me!”

Bodhi Armbruster
Dashing Through the No is everything I didn’t know I needed right now. I love holiday romances, and I especially love the ones written by Tara Sivec. She has a way of taking the holidays and shaking them up like a snow globe filled with crazy friends and family members and even crazier antics. Then she sprinkles in some heartwarming romance, some friends being really great friends (even if they are still being a bit crazy), and some eye-opening revelations that make everything clearer, and it ta ...more
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-books
I couldn't wait for this book!!! For a while I didn't think we would get Bohi and Tess’s story but OMG IT'S HERE!!!!!

This book gave me a whole new respect for Bodhi. I loved his crazy self before but I love him even more now. I love his backstory and how he came to be the way he is now.

Tess is about to have a breakdown, so Bodhi asks an old friend to help him out. She invites them to West Virginia to the Christmas cottage from Christmas Cliche. Ahhhh!!!! I love catching up with all the other ch
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny! That's what I was doing, laughing right out loud while I devoured this Christmas novella. The whole Summersweet Island gang makes a couple of appearances but we get inside Tess and Bohdi's heads for this hilarious outrageous vacation adventure.

Bohdi and Tess have been super entertaining supporting characters until now. Their lurve is in the spotlight and they do not disappoint. Tess is every bit as murdery as always and Bohdi's is as laid back and irreverent as ever. He's g
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tess and Bodhi are about to bring a whole lot of Christmas cheer to your life! 
Be ready! It is going to be AMAZING or traumatizing...I'll let you decide. 
This book is full of laugh out loud hijinx! Need to forget about life for a while, this is the book to read! I've been waiting for a Tess and Bodhi book since the beginning and this one is just perfect! I loved that the author included some characters from a previous Christmas story. It just made for so much Christmas cheer. It's now time for m
Stephanie Villere
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Dashing Through the No, book 3 of the Summersweet Island series written by Tara Sivec. Tara Sivec never writes the same story twice and I would love to have just a tiny peak into her mind and see where her books are born. Tess and Bodhi are not your classic couple waiting on the perfect situation to have this super romantic proposal and fall into happily ever after. These two are freaking hilarious! Hard nosed Tess and pot head Bodhi will have you laughing your butt off! Try to snuggle T ...more
Jill M
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can always count on Tara Sivec for a good laugh and this book was no exception. This story was ridiculously funny, sweet and swoony. Who knew Bhodi was such a sweet guy under the homeless surfer look.

These two are such a match <-- get it match, ha, and it was funny watching the Christmas shenanigans happen.

Not only did we get the Summersweet Island crew we got Allie, Jason and Millie. Oh and of course the weirdo Sheldon. From the hippo room to the dancing strippers and santa bong you will be
Marina Skinner
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dashing through the No is an entertaining, witty story and it’s about Bodhi and Tess.
Bodhi is this easy going dude who is a little outrageous alot of the time. Tess certainly keeps him on his toes, especially with her stubbornness and certain tendencies.
These two are a match made in heaven and definitely balance each other out.
Outlandish parts that made me laugh hard, great friendships and some funny surprises made this book so up my alley.
Just the sort of book one needs especially this year! K
Wendy Leonard-Richardson
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tara Sivec has really come through in helping provide comic relief in this dumpster fire of a year. Dashing Through The No was another fun read with fun, likable characters. If you have read the previous books in the Summerset series, you are familiar with Bohdi and Tess. In this one, we finally get their back stories. Let me just say, I love Bodhi even more.

In Dashing Through The No, the two escape the craziness at home to ho on a relaxing vacation. While it ends up being anything but relaxing
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not sure how I won the lottery on this one but thank you Tara!
I swear Tara couldn’t write a bad book to save her life.
This book was beyond hilarious. There is sooo much in this book that makes you laugh out loud, and wonder how the hell she thinks of some of these things. Like dear lord Tara, the pillows! 😂.
This book is funny, cute, romantic and of course festive! I loved every single moment of this book, Bodhi and Tess are one of the most hilarious couple Tara has written
Thank you Tara for
Jenn Jacobo
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dashing Through the No is freaking hilarious. Tess and Boodhi story. I loved it. Laugh out loud.

After reading this I am now ready for Christmas.!!!!
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is crazy and I loved it so much! We are talking about Tess and Bodhi after all lol..but we also get to see a side to them that we haven't seen before!!!
There is a big surprise and I was so so excited!
This story is delightful from beginning to end and I didn't want it to end!
B-Books Review
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“𝙄’𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙬 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙪𝙘𝙠 𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣.”
Let’s talk about “Dashing Through The No by Tara Sivec”. It’s the third book on Summersweet Island series.
I adore the Summersweet Island series, books one and two were amazing, lots of fun, sexy times and crazy stuff. I was kind of resigned that Tara wouldn’t right about one of my favorites couple ever,
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
When I see a new Tara book on my screen I’m as giddy as a kid on Xmas morning. This time it’s a holiday novella so of course I tore through it with vigor.
Tons of trademark Tara witticisms and many giggle moments to help you escape the humdrum of the daily.
I loved visiting with cherished characters and there were several laughs.

Now why the 4 stars?
As much as I adore Tess, Bodhi and Millie as supporting cast, with them centerstage I didn’t love them. My reasons are more me than them because they
Sheila'S Book Corner
Dashing Through The No is absolutely silly Christmas fun. But I would expect nothing less from a story about Bodhi Preston Armbruster III.
Bodhi walked away from his high society life and family for weed and wandering. His girlfriend Tess is his constant. She keeps him slightly grounded and he keeps her from taking life too seriously.

“You do not need to pick up every piece of candy the people in the parade throw out to the crowd. You already have a bag full of candy, and you just tripped a toddl
Glorimar Irizarry
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for a Book Nerd, a Bookseller, and a Bibliophile.

Dashing Through the No is a Tara Sivec classic!!! Bodhi and Tess are a hilarious, morbid, and twisted couple. You will not find a more unique couple in any other romance series. Tara has a way of making a holiday book the most interesting thing you will read in 2020.

This is the story that should be read the night before Christmas to fully get you in the holiday spirit. I am obsessed with the characters from the Summersweet series and I
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Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of

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