The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Date of US Publication: 19 July, 2022
My Rating: 3 Stars
In spite of the (serious) triggers in this story, it’s a quick and easy read, full of life and romance.
Colby and Rip, in spite of having possibly the worst names in a book I’ve read this year, are pretty fantastic main characters. Named the guardians of their best friends’ (and Rip’s sister) young children after they are killed in an off-page car accident, they navigate these unchartered waters of raising grieving children together, while deep in mourning themselves.
I enjoyed this one.
And okay, I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself - nearly every time I read Rip’s name, all I could think of was this guy.
eARC kindly provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley, Opinions shared are my own.
Life's Too Short meets The Unhoneymooners in this sparkling, steamy, and swoon-worthy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, in which two sworn enemies must share house, home—and maybe their hearts—when they become co-parents after a sudden loss.
Colby's living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend's two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she'll be sharing custody with the one man she can't stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house.
Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn't need is his sister's irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse.
Rip doesn't trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can't believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?
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