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Publisher's Summary

I'm not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right.

Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris "Fletch" Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he's pattern matching a picture to find a real person he's never met before?

Oh.

Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That's right.

Feisty

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More from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent as Fiona "Feisty" Gaskill gets her chance at love - drop-kick included.

©2019 Julia Kent (P)2020 Julia Kent

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Not a romantic comedy, starts off intense

I honestly struggled to get into this book. Maybe this is a case of 'it's me, not you' but who knows. I hadn't read any of the previous books in the series, so I had no background of the supporting characters.

It wasn't at all a romantic comedy like I expected based on the blurb. The beginning is very depressing after a disgruntled parent tries to defy a custody order and shows up at his kid's preschool to get his kid (and harm the teacher in return). That teacher was Fiona, one of the MCs of the book. After the drama and fear associated with that extended scene and the aftermath, I was really looking forward to some lightheartedness. Other than the one bear/cabin scene, there wasn't much humor to be seen.

Fiona (Feisty) is a preschool teacher who just so happens to be a dropkicking bada**. She first dropkicked Chris (Fletch) in 7th grade and that's when she got the nickname Feisty. For some odd reason, Fiona hates the name and hates Chris after he embarrassed her by giving her the name. It wasn't a nickname to be embarrassed about, so that whole reasoning was lost on me. And for a late 20-something young woman to still hold a grudge from middle school, well that said a lot about her.

And then there's the whole crystal / energy mumbo jumbo stuff that's thrown in. It was completely weird and didn't make much sense to me at all, but Fiona was obviously a firm believer in the crystal and her 'advisor' leading her ways. I mean I'm Native American and believe in the cleansing powers of sage that was mentioned in this one and also believe in convening with nature and just listening. But it was too much like her seeing a psychic and getting all in her head for me to really understand and feel comfortable with Fiona as a character.

Chris owns a boxing gym and is the biggest sweetheart. He's a sweet (and dirty) talker too. I just loved him, although there wasn't much depth to him. But after listening to Fiona's inner dialogues and her unwillingness to let go of something from middle school, I was all on board with a normal character.

The intimate scenes are just okay (and come late in the book), nothing I even remember now after finishing the book. The pace of the book was also pretty slow and seemed like there was a lot of filler thrown in without much character and relationship development. The epilogue was pretty interesting and makes me want to read the next book though. So I'll certainly add it to my 'to read' list.

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Three strikes on this series

This was the third book in a series and I just couldn’t complete it. I kept hoping the female main characters will get some backbones. These stories could have been young adult romance stories without the sex scenes. Old high school crushes, adults too immature admit their feelings, and ridiculous repeating conversations between three childish women.

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Great Story!

This is the third book in The Do-Over Series, a Romantic Comedy. I love this Series! The story starts with a scene breathtakingly well written, and Erin Mallon nailed it! No worries! After the first chapter, the story is less dramatic. Chris (Fletch) and Fiona (Feisty) are great characters. Fiona is a wonderful strong hero, feisty, caring and protective. Chris is handsome, protective and caring. He is an amazing brother and uncle. Their story is beautiful, fun, sexy, and heartwarming. The storyline has heartbreaking and hilarious scenes. This is a rollercoaster of emotions. The secondary characters are great, and hilarious. The ending is beautiful. Erin Mallon did an outstanding job with the narration! Bravo! I enjoyed it and I highly recommend this story and this Series.

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Feisty Fighter and Hot Boxer

I really enjoyed Chris and Fiona's story. They had an awesome enemies to lovers vibe throughout the first 2 books and I was happy to finally get their story. They have a bit of emotional baggage to get through thanks to Fiona's long held grudge, but I thought the plot of the book really worked to help see these two in a new light. Chris had much more depth than I previously thought and he had me swooning a time (or ten) with his sweet words and good heart. There are plenty of laughs just like in the previous books and it's always fun to catch up with the previous couples. Mallory and Will had an especially fun scene involving a bear ;) The story seemed to stall a bit once the truth was out in the open, but I liked being able to see the new relationship blossom and also all the shenanigans this group gets into. It's not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this one, but it will definitely add to all the fun. Erin Mallon has been amazing in every book and her comedic timing continues to shine. She really is the perfect narrator for this series.

I haven't been a fan of Mallory's sister, Hastings, but I'm intrigued to find out what her story is next. Feisty starts off with a serious incident, but the rest is just romcom (sometimes ranchy) fun!

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Hilarious

“What are you doing?”

“Making a pee perimeter.”

I don’t know what else to say. This book made me laugh loud enough to wake up my husband.

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Second Chance Rom Com

We all have that one person from high school who we could go the rest of our lives never seeing again. For Fiona "Feisty" that person is none other than the creator of the nickname Chis. The story has a very tense dramatic start. It brings our two main characters together under some pretty dark circumstances. from there we have a slow burn into one fulfilling HEA.

This is a really fun listen, Feisty is little miss quirky. There will be times you want to shake her a bit. I mean Chris is just delicious and it's hard to believe anything could be so bad you wouldn't board that train immediately.

Erin Mallon is a genius and I could listen to her forever.

If you already love the series of course continue on but even if you start here you can still have a good time.

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Fantastic series

Fiona has been so kissed at Fletcher since she was a kid. Now all grown up and she’s his hero to his nephew and their relationship takes on a new game. Funny sweet and lots of laughing. Great narration as always by Erin

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Go pee first before you listen!

I listened to the audio version of this book. I am loving this series! I really love a book that has me sitting outside all by myself laughing hysterically and Feisty delivered the laughs, the giggles, the "Oh, no she didn't"(s) and the times of wishing I'd peed before I started listening!
Fiona/Feisty was an incredible character. She was strong without knowing she was strong. She was someone who had to let go of previously formed perceptions of someone in order to adjust and let in present day reality and maybe even love.
Fletch was an amazing hero. After wanting Fiona for what seemed like all of eternity, he set about winning her over, but on her timeline. I really, really liked him, even if we did have to wait forever for the hottest part of the book. (By the way, that was totally Feisty's fault).
I really needed some laughs right now and Julia Kent served them up with plenty of side giggles. Thank you!
Erin Mallon is one of my favorite narrators and she did an awesome job on this book. I can't wait for the next!
I was given a complimentary copy of this audio book. All thoughts are my own.

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I’m not into soft porn

I was hoping the author was going in another direction with this book. I love the comical satire but not the soft porn element. I loathe the unrealistic instant falling in love after only one meeting. I hoping the author will just write a comical fiction with no soft porn and no unrealistic instant relationships.

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A Fantastic and Funny Listen

After reading the first two stories in this series, I was excited to listen to the third. Erin Mallon is one of my favorite narrators and she didn’t disappoint. This story is fun and flirty and had me laughing out loud a lot. Julia Kent and Erin Mallon sure know how to tell a story :-)

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  • Miss Gill
  • 04-08-21

Another witty hit for Julia Kent!

This is another great book in the 'Do-Over' series and as before the books get better the more you get to know the group of characters involved. Feisty and Fletch are a great couple and you might find yourself swooning at just how touching and understanding Chris Fletcher can be. The banter and chemistry between the two makes for an enjoyable read that will put a smile on your face.

Having read this book last year before listening it was wonderful to be able to relax and get fully immersed with Erin Mallon's voice as she took us through this great book.

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 03-15-21

Drop kickingly brilliant

This was yet another sweet and very funny instalment of the “Do Over” series. Fiona has really changed from her younger days. Well... Until what happened in the school brings out the feisty again!

I feel sad that Chris and Fiona missed so many years together over something seemingly so trivial.  But so glad they get there in the end.
Lots of fun and frolic ensue with all the usual returning characters.

Yet another ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ brilliant performance!

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  • Claire Annovazzi
  • 03-07-21

It starts full throttle

The humor was there, the weird friendship between the female characters was still there, it was packed with emotion, yet I enjoyed it a little less than the previous book of the series.

It started full throttle though. With a furious–and slightly deranged–parent invading the preschool where Fiona works. And Fiona doing what she needs to do to protect the children, and getting back the nickname she hates, Feisty, in the process. I really loved that part, and that allowed an interesting introduction for the other main character, Fletch. Although we’ve seen him in previous books, we barely knew anything about him.

He was a very compelling character. Nurturing, generous, dedicated, and adamant about consent, he was kind of refreshing, especially considering his alpha male appearance.

What bothered me the most was that there was basically nothing keeping them from being together, except Fiona’s old grudge that made little sense. Which was the premise of the story, so it’s kind of sad that I didn’t buy it.

I loved the slow seduction though. They were adorable together. And the epilogue has me interested in the next book!

As always, narration was perfect, with the narrator’s amazing talent for comedy, while conveying raw emotion with skills too.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 12-10-20

Fantastic

Is neglecting your family acceptable if a book is this good? Oh well lol. I have loved all the books in this series so far but this one has just been my absolute favourite. The characters are funny and really well developed. The whole book has just been the perfect escape.

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  • Rotella Reads
  • 11-08-20

Blew me away!

The first chapter of this book had me. I knew it was going to be a bumpy ride right out of the gate. Julia Kent pulled out all the stops for Feisty's book and it may be my favorite one yet in the series. Fiona was always the most free of all the heroines in her little circle. She radiated uniqueness and confidence. She was a powerful force. And all of those qualities came pouring out of her in a moment of true fight or flight.

I won't call it a second-chance story line because the H and h never even really got started. More of a enemies-ish to lovers, considering the main characters were just kids when their feud started. But even after all these years, something kept them tethered together. Something kept them wondering.

Chris was the most swoon worthy hero. He had an incredibly rewarding job. He was following his dreams. He owned a gym and had the body of a greek God. He put family above all else. What was there NOT to love about him?

This book was certainly quirky and different. Feisty's focus on her spirituality made for a unique story line, full of information I'd never thought I'd learn in a rom-com. At times it took a lot of focus to follow along, but overall it was insightful and refreshing to read something so eccentric.

The HEA won me over big time. I loved Chris' persistence and patience. I loved Fiona's ability to remain true to herself. This book was a solid 4/5 stars for me. And that ending!?!?! I cannot wait for Hasty's story because I am so ready for someone to knock her down a peg or two!

Erin Mallon did an incredible job narrating this captivating story. Her ability to portray both the female and male characters flawlessly make it so much easier to enjoy a single narrator story.

I received an audiobook from Audiobook Obsession in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Christy D
  • 09-03-20

Feisty

This is my first book in this series, but I knew it would be fantastic. Julia Kent has the best sense of humor and great series. Feisty never expects Chris Fletcher to be her blind date. But afterwords they just keep running into each other. He has had the upmost respect for her since she kicked his butt in 7th grade, but she thinks she hates him and he hates her. When the lines of communication open up it all comes out. The story is fun and funny and so hard to put down. Erin Mallon does a fantastic job on the narration. Thanks Audiobook Obsession for the recommendation.

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  • joyly55
  • 08-29-20

Fiona (Fiesty) finally wakes up to love

Another great addition to this series, especially as the opening chapter grabs your attention.
A good mix of comedy and emotion as well as cute comments from the 4 year olds that Fiona teaches.
Excellent narration throughout and I can't wait for Hasty's story.

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 08-27-20

LOL

Another great continuation to Julia Kent’s series.
Fiona and Fletch have great chemistry and banter that will have you laughing out loud. The angst and slow burn is worth it for that ending.
Recommend!
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  • Book Lover D
  • 08-02-20

I liked it, but...

I thought the crystals and energies, etc was excessive. It was like Fiona’s life revolves around chakras, auras, and ancestors.
However, that aside, I thought the story was sweet and would’ve rated it higher had it not been for the Things I mentioned previously.
The narrator did a great job at changing between female and male, and even made the side characters sound different.

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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 06-29-20

So F***in Funny!

Just like the first two books I was laughing the whole time. I love how Julia Kent writes her special kind of humor. Chris and Fiona was narrated so well by Sarah Puckett, this was one of her best performances from her. This book will brighten up your day.

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