I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Spare Me by Tara Sivec
Published by Independently Published on July 25, 2022
Genres: Fiction, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Romance / Sports
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Ryan Hutton has spent his entire life being the shy, nerdy, rule-following nice guy on Summersweet Island. He’s the high school bowling coach and algebra teacher, who’s always predictable, and he’s always been fine with that. At least until a sexy nutjob gives him the best kiss of his life in his favorite pizza place. Suddenly, he doesn’t like being the quiet, obedient nice guy anymore.
When Danica Brewster first set foot on this beautiful island a few days ago, she just wanted a place to call home—far, far away from her family. A place where she could be wild and free without their judgment. When she finds out her new roommate is the stranger she kissed for free pizza, Danica knows this is a complication she definitely doesn’t need in her life right now.
However, the memory of that kiss is making them both act out of character. Ryan and Danica soon realize you can’t ignore your problems and hope they’ll go away. Those problems will just come back with a vengeance, tossing everything into the gutter.
It doesn’t make sense for a nerd to fall in love with a nutjob, but with the magic of Summersweet Island, anything is possible... especially if you have enough balls.
Tara Sivec mixes the right amount of humor with a bit of angst to give us stories that are laugh-out-loud funny, sweet and lacking any romance. If you are looking for a romantic romance, yea, no, you are not getting it here. But, you would be getting a wonderful story of opposites attracting and true love winning out! ~ Kitty – Simply Love Books
I am not sure which sport happens to be next but I am so looking forward to whatever Tara Sivec decides is next to take over Summersweet Island. Who would have ever thought that Bowling would be a sport to fall in love over. You know that there is no way you are not going to laugh throughout this story. From the pizza parlor to sip and bitch. From the bowling lanes to the foyer. I laughed out loud at Ryan and Danica. Bumbling texts that turn into hysterical sexts that there is no way Danica can pass on, lead the way to these to “roomies” facing their problems and finding love while hoping their problems go away. But, do they just go away or pop up when you least expect them? I guess you could figure out which happened before these two find their happily ever after.
The whole gang is back, glitter, lighters and pot and all the fun that goes along with them. Gotta love Bohdi and his antics. Now, they have two new people to bring into their circle of friends to wreck havoc on Summersweet Island including the Mayor’s son. But, it was a blast watching Ryan finally come out of his shell, stand up to all the bullies and face father.
This review would not be complete without mentioning Dottie. What a hoot Grandma Dottie was. I loved how he just spoke her mind and didn’t care what anyone thought of her. What a way to live your life.
I’m not sure where Tara Sivec comes up with her ideas. For some reason, I picture her sitting behind her screen and laughing her head off saying … wait until they read this one. I mean it really takes a twisted mind to come up with a “sex” painting or “Monster Cock” trophy. But, it so fits Summersweet Island and the antics that happen here. Seriously though, Tara Sivec mixes the right amount of humor with a bit of angst to give us stories that are laugh-out-loud funny, sweet and lacking any romance. If you are looking for a romantic romance, yea, no, you are not getting it here. But, you would be getting a wonderful story of opposites attracting and true love winning out!