Wednesday, March 10, 2021

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Knocking Boots by Willow Winters


Knocking Boots
By: Willow Winters
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Lidia Dornet

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Willow Winters comes a steamy, small-town romance. 

A drunken bet that led to a fake relationship? My naive little heart still hoped it would last.... 

We were never meant to be together. 

He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies. 

I’m looking for…the opposite. Commitment. Period. 

But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss…and then more. 

He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality. 

That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more.

That I could change him. 

He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun. 

As if I don’t want more.... 

Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip. 

Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night. 

It's just a bet; just a lie...until it isn't.

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Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

First things first, I absolutely love the title of this book. I mean, with a name like Knocking Boots, it's pretty much a given that it's gonna be sexy and fun... And it is. That's not to say it doesn't have its emotional side too. This is a Willow Winters book after all. Grace's story definitely pulls at the heartstrings, but it sure makes for an interesting storyline as she and Charlie start, umm, knocking those boots. These two have such good chemistry even though they seem miles apart on where they're going and what they want out of life. 
Not that she needs any help - Winters's characters practically leap off the page - but Teddy Hamilton and Lidia Dornet breathe life into Charlie and Grace, or maybe I should say they give voice to these characters. Either way you phrase it, they both do an excellent job. I've listened to Lidia Dornet before, and she does just as good here as I would expect from her. I do believe this is my first experience with Teddy Hamilton, but I have to say his sexy, smooth voice was perfect for Charlie. 
The story gives us a mixed bag of romance tropes - slow burn, friends to lovers, fake relationship - but Willow Winters weaves them all together wonderfully, and these narrators are the icing on an already superb cake. 

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