Today’s post is another If You Liked This, Try…
To sum up the basic premise, I select a couple of books that are similar in the ways of X, Y and Z and it gives you a way of finding books that are similar to some of your faves while also giving you a rough guide of what I thought of the books too, without having to read a full review.
Here are the links to the rest of the series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Let’s hop right in shall we?
The main similarity I noticed between these two is the messed up family drama that’s going on. I loved it in both and it had me so engrossed, on the edge of my seat, unable to put down the book and dying to know what was going to happen next! I don’t want to spoil anything about the family drama but I think the blurbs do that for themselves, so I’d skip them if you don’t want spoilers on that front. Both focus strongly on the forbidden romance trope which I love. They are both set in America. One Night with Hemsworth is a NA romance, and while Finding Kyler is marketed as YA cause of the protagonists ages I feel like it is definitely leaning into NA territory because of some of the themes of the plot. Both books do have sex so they are not for younger readers I would advise. The romances themselves are very cute and you find yourself routing for them throughout all the family nonsense.
Their Goodreads Descriptions:
ONWH- Cole Turner’s ex-wife is getting remarried. No amount of alcohol can drown that out, but taking home the hot brunette at the bar is a good enough distraction. That’s all Paige is meant to be—a distraction.
Paige Minor is too busy studying for her law degree and getting over a bad breakup to care about finding another boyfriend. All she wants is one night of careless fun with a complete stranger. Cole seems like the perfect candidate. When Cole goes to pick up his son from his ex’s perfect house, with her perfect fiancé, and perfect new life, the last person he expects to see is Paige. She definitely shouldn’t be the one opening the door. As he stares at the person who was in his bed less than twenty-four hours earlier, a single thought occurs to him: I just slept with my ex’s new stepdaughter.
FK- Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.
You shouldn’t want what you can’t have… Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise. Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.He’s off limits. And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit. Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand. Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.
But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.
My Goodreads Reviews:
ONWH – I actually didn’t write one, which is very bizarre cause I was blogging at the time but I guess I just forgot. But I did write a full review here on my blog! 5 Out of 5 Stars for this and also for the second book in the series which I’ve also read and reviewed.
FK- I liked it, it was a sweet romance; although it might be a bit of a odd one for many
I loved all the intertwining subplots too. There was always something going on and there never felt like there was any unnecessary dialogue or scenes.
the major plot twist at the end nearly had me throwing up but I never saw it coming so it definitely had the desired effect. This was a 4 out of 5 Stars for me.
If I picked one of these to read first I would choose One Night With Hemsworth. The Humour of this series is pure magic for me. If you have read these what do you think of my pairing them? Would you agree they are similar? I hope you enjoyed this. See you tomorrow ❤