I received this book for free from the author 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
Series: Summersweet Island #6
on July 25, 2022
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy, Adult Sports Romance
Source: the author
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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.
Oh my gosh, this book, I was laughing so hard in bed the dogs were giving me dirty looks and jumping out of bed to get away from me. There was even one part that kept me laughing so hard with tears in my eyes that I couldn’t go on to read more for like 5-10 minutes! And when I tried to eat my lunch while reading? I had to be really careful because there a few moments when I took a bite and might have choked because of the laugh that started by my gasping at one of the numerous hilarious texting autocorrects.
First thing I want to talk about though is how much I loved that the main character was a bowling coach at a high school. You see, my last two years at the last school I worked at, I was the assistant bowling coach, so this kind of story seemed right up my alley. Get it? See what I did there? lol I love a good pun. And math teacher Ryan’s math jokes would have really been something I would have been attracted to. Well, besides the rest of him! I mean yeah he was nerdy, but I do appreciate a good nerdy guy. But what was the term that was used for him in this book? Nerd in the streets, freak in the sheets? Yeah, that’s my kind of guy.
And then there was Danny, loved her spunk, and her tattoos and all of her artisticness. It was also neat to have her taken in by the women of Summersweet Island that we know from the other books in the series. She had one thing she said that is totally my same thought, about getting tattoos and making sure they are something meaningful. Even if it is a spur of the moment decision to get one, make sure you pick something that will mean something to you and you won’t regret it. Unfortunately for me, I am not like her, and I think this is the type of girl that my nerdy guys often prefer.
I love this island so much that I wish I could move there myself. I mean everyone drives golf carts everywhere. The men and their craft nights, excuse me “activity” nights, lol. And oh, I just cannot stop laughing about the texting mistakes that Ryan’s phone would send Danny. Especially the first one, “Do you like fisting in the rain?”
Seriously, if you haven’t read Tara Sivec, and you love to laugh, you need to grab this series right away! You can start with any book, but it is nice to have background with the characters. Even though I haven’t read them all, you get to know the characters, like Bodhi and Tess, and they do their best to steal the scenes!
Oh, and while I thought this would be the last one, we sure get a bit of a set up for Ryan’s friend and one of Danny’s first friends on the island.