Rating: 5/5 ⭐️
Available on KU: ✔️
✨ Grumpy Sunshine
✨ Single Mom / Secret Baby
✨ Reformed Playboy
✨ He Falls First
✨ One Night Stand
Have you read the Chestnut Springs series by Elsie Silver? If so, you NEED to check out the latest book in the series, Reckless. If not, you need to read the entire series. They’re binge-able as heck, and you would likely fly through them! I have yet to meet someone who did not like them. You might not like cowboy romances or small-town romances, but this series will likely convert you! 😍
“Watch your fucking tone when you’re talking to the mother of my child.”
First things first, I must say Elsie Silver can write anything! I typically don’t love the surprise baby trope. To say I was nervous about this book is an understatement, but it blew me away. Theo and Winter’s love story was not rushed in the least. This story was unique and stayed true to the series as a whole. It was cozy, hilarious, and full of heart. The commentary on motherhood was beautiful. I am not a mother, but it still pulled my heartstrings. I loved that Elsie did not try to sugarcoat anything. There were challenging moments, but overall, it was a beautiful story!
“What’s happening is Miss Independent met the treat-her-like-a-princess guy, and she’s freaking out.”
THEO SILVA! Okay, hear me out. Until about a week ago, Daddy Cade was my favorite. But Theo Silva is giving Daddy Cade a run for his money. Theo is a sweet-talking, hilarious, protective, hot AF, reformed playboy. I adored how he never judged Winter and treated her like a princess. Also, I liked that he was not one-dimensional. There was a lot of depth to his character that I wasn’t expecting.
“I’m still a mess now.”
I’ll fully admit I was not a Winter fan going into this book. But much like I didn’t like Nesta before reading Silver Flames, Winter has been redeemed in my eyes here. I better understand where she’s been coming from throughout the series. That doesn’t excuse how she treated people in the past. But I like her and was happy to see her get her happy ending.
“You are a national treasure, Harvey Eaton.”
Harvey Eaton is indeed a national treasure! I don’t know how Elsie comes up with the stuff that comes out of Harvey’s mouth, but I’m convinced she would be a blast at a party. Harvey is freaking hilarious and continuously provides great comedic relief. I would love to grab a drank with him. IYKYK 😂
If you can’t tell, I LOVED this book. I wish that I could go on a trip to Chestnut Springs and hang out with everyone. The Chestnut Springs books have a fantastic cast of characters, and Theo and Winter’s family is an excellent addition. Check out Reckless if you want to fall in love this summer and laugh out loud.