Sunday, August 16, 2015

Book Review: One Fling to Rule Them All

Title One Fling to Rule Them All

Series The Games of Love, book 2

Author Deanna Dee

Release Date June 9, 2015

It began with the forging of a great friendship.

For three months, Lydia Bell has watched Craig, her best friend and the love of her life, be in a happy relationship with someone else. But she’s over it. Or thinks she is until she hears Craig’s voice on the phone. Desperate to put her romantic feelings behind, she joins her roommates for a night out. Maybe she’ll meet someone.

And meet someone she does—a guy named Scott, who looks a lot like Craig. Despite their awkward introduction, flaming arrows fly, and soon Lydia is running off the dance floor to get away from feelings she shouldn’t have. So much for getting over Craig, and so much for Scott.

Until Monday morning, that is. Turns out Scott goes to her school. Worse, they share a class. As if that’s not weird enough, Scott is also trying to get over someone. To help both Lydia and himself, he proposes a fling, and reluctantly, Lydia agrees. Now she just has to hope this fling rules and doesn’t crash into a fiery mountain.

One Fling to Rule Them All is another winner from Deanna Dee. A continuation of The Games of Love series, this book can be read as a standalone, but makes more sense when read after the second book.

One thing that I really enjoy about this series is the lack of sex. Yes, it's mentioned in them, but there isn't any actual sex happening. Now, I have no issues with books that have sex in them (some of my favorites happen to have lots of sex), so that's not why I'm praising these books. I am giving kudos, though, because they focus on the other sides of relationships (read: emotional, things the couple have in common, and things that happen outside of the bedroom) that haven't been getting a lot of  attention lately.

Another thing that I love about this series is that these scenarios are so realistic. The first book dealt with realizing that not every person is the same. This book focuses on unrequited love. Both books have a common theme of communication. So much drama would be avoided if people just communicated with one another instead of expecting the other person to be a mind reader.

The only compliant that I have would be that I wish we had some minor story line in this book like in the previous book (Craig and his sister) to balance out the romance. I felt like Lydia dealing with her headaches could have been the secondary story line, but they weren't explained or explored (which was kind of disappointing).


4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. This series is new to me but i'm intrigued and I like that there's a lack of sex and that the author focused on other aspects of the relationship. Seems like a really enjoyable read.


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