Book Review: Bold Love by Lauren Accardo

Posted January 27, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 27 Comments

Bold Love
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by Lauren Accardo
Publication Date January 25, 2022
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / General, Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Pages: 320
Format: ARC

Playing house in the mountains was supposed to be temporary, but a woman would have to be made of stone to resist the most eligible bachelor in Pine Ridge and all his small-town charm.…

Denny Torres needs a break. After a series of embarrassments on and off the field, the Adirondacks provide the perfect hideout for his new, quiet, post-football life. The fresh mountain air is a welcome balm for his soul, but what’s even more soothing? The sexy, sweet touch of fellow Pine Ridge newcomer Bethany Jones. If only she planned to stay....
Bee does not have time for a hunky former athlete—no matter how good he looks shirtless. Her artistic ambitions are in ruins, her brother is a disaster, and while Pine Ridge has its charms, the small town is nothing more than a pit stop on her way to getting back on track. Bee’s just going to ignore the fact that when Denny offers her the chance to channel her creative energy into redesigning his house, she finds herself building the home—and the life—of her dreams.
With their time together coming to an end, Denny will have to move quickly to prove he can be the man Bee needs. Who better than a defensive back to knock down those walls?

My Review:

Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bold Love by Lauren Accardo is the third book in her Forever Adirondacks Series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone.  This book has everything, a gorgeous small town, a handsome ex NFL football player, and a home decor designer!  The book is fun, emotional, and sexy.  

Bethany Jones, or Bee as everyone calls her, decides to visit her friend Syndey in the Ardirondrac town of Pine Ridge after feeling burnt out in her busy job at a New York City nightclub.  While in Pine Ridge for the weekend, she meets handsome ex-NFL football star, Denny Torres.  A week later, Denny calls her and proposes a business deal.  Bee can decorate his home so that he can impress his parents.  Bee has wanted to go to design school in London, but can’t afford the steep tuition and living expenses, but, a deal to decorate Denny’s home can provide the funds she needs to go to her dream school in London.  But, when the deal includes her living in his guest house, the magic of Pine Ridge and Denny has Bee re-thinking her plans.  

I sure enjoyed Bold Love.  The romance between Denny and Bree is just so realistic and heartwarming.  They both have baggage, and neither are interested in a relationship, but the attraction is so real, that they can’t resist each other.  What is so sweet is how they both help each other discover and heal their past issues.  I found the book easy to read with a fast pace and just flew through the pages.  

I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Lauren Accardo

Lauren Accardo writes steamy contemporary romance featuring strong women and the men who love them. Originally from Western New York, Lauren now lives in Queens with her stand-up-comic husband. She loves karaoke, cake, and the Adirondack Mountains, where her series takes place.

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27 responses to “Book Review: Bold Love by Lauren Accardo

  1. Your review really makes the romance sound heartwarming. If visiting friends in real life led to meeting ex-football athletes all the time, I would do it all the time.

  2. I do love a small town romance and the Adirondack setting appeals to me. I’ve wondered about this series. Glad to know this can be read as a stand alone, too.

  3. The author blurb says she writes “steamy contemporary romances.” Are they steamy in the sense of innuendo or more explicit?

  4. I really like the sound of this romance. The fact that they have baggage they’re carrying into the relationship make it more real. Thanks for sharing Wendy.