Monday, September 17, 2018

Review - When It's Right by Victoria Denault @BooksbyVictoria @ForeverRomance

When It's Right by Victoria Denault
Series: San Francisco Thunder #3
Publisher: Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication Date: August 14, 2018
Date Read: September 16, 2018
Length:  304 pages
Source: NetGalley
★★★★☆
IT'S ALL A MATTER OF TIMING
Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players.

Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.
My Review

I loved this romance!  This is the third book in the San Francisco Thunders series but it would work just fine as a stand-alone.  There are some ongoing family issues that continue throughout the series but I think that everything is explained well enough for readers jumping in with this book.  This was a pretty quick read that I found hard to put down. 

Sadie and Griffin were both fantastic characters.  They had fantastic chemistry from the very start of the book and I couldn't wait to see how things would develop between them.   They made such a good pair and just worked well together from the very start.  I loved the way they seemed to see each other in a way that others didn't.

I really liked the fact that these characters were dealing with some pretty tough issues in this book.  I found my heart breaking just a bit for Griffin, Sadie, and the Braddock family.  Griffin had his priorities in the right place but it seemed like everyone was working against him at times.  Sadie was trying so hard to be what everyone needed her to be and take care of her family.  I found the parts of the book that dealt with her father's decline to be both touching and heartbreaking. 

The side characters were a lot of fun in this book.  Sadie and her two sisters make a rather interesting team and I loved their interaction.  Their older brother, Jude, was also very close to them.  I loved how they all teased and joked with each other.  Griffin's daughter, Charlie, was adorable and added to the story as did his brother, Hunter.  Sadie's father played an important role and I thought the fact that he had some really powerful scenes. 

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  I had a fantastic time with Sadie and Griffin as they fell in love.  I am very glad that this book is told from alternate points of view because the reader really gets a chance to see what each character is feeling about everything going on in their lives.  I can't wait to read more from this amazing series!

I received an advanced reader edition of this book from Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing) via Net Galley.
About the Author

Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. She lives in L.A. but grew up in Montreal, which is why she is fluent in English, French and hockey.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

19 comments:

  1. I do like hockey romance for some reason ;)

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    1. I love hockey romances :) There isn't a whole lot of hockey in this one but we do get to see just a bit.

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  2. first time reading a book review where the coach is a star.. usually it's the star player or some sort. Nice review!

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    1. I liked that he was one of the coaches and had played before. I had a great time with this one.

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  3. that's great that you had a great time with this romance

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  4. They both sound like fantastic romance characters. Marking it for when I'm in the sports romance mood.

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    1. This would be the perfect series to grab the next time you need a sports romance fix!

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  5. I love this family. I loved the hero. I adored his relationship with his daughter. I loved that it was fairly low drama. I loved that Sadie was getting her HEA, because she deserved it. I will be sad when this series ends.

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    1. The Braddock family is amazing. I wonder if the next book will be the final one for the series.

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  6. This author has been hit or miss for me in the past, but man this one sounds good!

    Great review.

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    1. I have only read two of her books and have loved them both!

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    2. Yes - the one I loved, I REALLY loved. LOL I think it made my Top 10 of the Year that year.

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  7. Yay for a good romance with great characters! I am so ready to read a romance next.

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    1. I have been reading more romance than usual lately. This one was really well done.

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    2. Oh, this does sound really good to me. I'm not a big sports fan, but have read my share of hockey romances. This may just be one I need to add to my tbr pile. Thanks!

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    3. I think one of the great things about this book was that there was some hockey in it but not a lot. The family was really great!

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  8. Great characters make all books better including romance. Anne - Books of My Heart

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