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.Down For The Word Count by Piper Sheldon
Series: Unlucky in Love Book #3
Published by Querque Press on November 16, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: the author
With a single phone call, I swapped my life of movie scripts and paparazzi for bedtime stories and skinned knees.
I always dreamed of having a family. As my two childhood friends settled down with partners of their own, I worried it was too late for me.
Until her. The beautiful woman who chased me down and stole my heart.
And to think she accused me of stealing.
After that awkward encounter, I thought I’d lost her for good. Then months later, I showed up at the only home I’d ever known to find the mystery woman, a precocious child in tow, and my aging father figure in desperate need of supervision. This incredible stranger took on more than she ever bargained for and needed help.
There was only one thing to be done.
Now I’m a single-sort-of-dad to a child who isn’t my own and she’s a kind-of-sort-of mom to her niece in need, as we work together to care for the man who helped raise me. I want nothing more than to take this role of a lifetime and make it last.
But this isn’t Hollywood and I’m just an actor.
I’m doing my best to support them all, but can my help ever be enough?
Down For The Word Count is a full-length, found family romance, can be read as a standalone, and is the third book in the Unlucky in Love Series.
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I really enjoyed the second book in this series, still need to go back and read the first one, and this one was just as good! I loved all the characters, loved what they were dealing with, and the way it all fell together for an HEA at the end was perfect! But it also started with a perfect “meet-cute” or maybe it would be a not so meet cute, lol.
I really liked both characters so much. Frankie was understandable in how she handled those around her with what she’d experienced with her mom and even her own sister. Although at a certain point I didn’t like how she was treating Harrison, I feel like she should have realized or wanted to do better than those women she’d been using for example. Especially how she acted like he was causing her more trouble, and how she hurt his feelings early in the story with that.
Harrison, I adored him. I hated that people treated him like a good time guy and wouldn’t take him seriously for most of his life. But again, his own past made so much sense for why he let that happen so often, and how he reacted to things in his own life. In the end though, he was there. For her, for George, for Colette. He was a keeper and one you could rely on. With my own relative facing some of the same issues George was going through, there were some parts hard to read for me, but it really made it harder to put down as well because I was so emotionally invested in the story and these characters.
About the Author
Piper Sheldon writes Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books are a little funny, a lotta romantic, and with just a little twist of something more. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two needy dogs at home in the desert Southwest. She finds writing bios in the third person an extreme sport of awkwardness.
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