'Tomboy' (book 3 in the loveable 'The Hartigans Series') is a really sweet and sexy contemporary romance. The relationship between Fallon Hartigan and Zach Blackburn is believable and the main theme is trust. Fallon (Frankie and Ford's sister) is a dedicated ER nurse who also volunteers her limited time to a free clinic. She has a conscience, a strong personality, doesn't suffer fools and is the tomboy-type rather than a glam-princess. Mostly, she's just herself. As a favour, she ends up caring briefly for Zach, the spiralling downward, unpopular Ice Knights defenseman. Hmmm, let's say she's not impressed and they clash. Zach's intense, secretive, grumpy and he has a secret. Circumstances find Fallon is pressured into being a 'support' for her beloved ice hockey team, in an unexpected way. Gradually, the two lovelies reveal themselves, their personal pressures and vulnerabilities, but all does not run smoothly. Avery Flynn writes with a fun, flirty and entertaining style, while injecting a few issues to maintain interest. Recommended for romance readers.
This book was what got me through a really hectic week - I knew I had a Sunday afternoon to myself and Tomboy waiting for me on my Kindle. Well, it didn't disappoint! I'd have to say it was my favourite Hartigan book but I've loved the entire series. You probably don't really need to read the other 2 first but they do give you a bit more backstory on Zach and also make you love Fallon's best friend, Lucy, even more. Zach is a cocky ice-hockey player, Fallon is a strong & independent nurse. When the two get stuck together the sparks soon fly. I love the characters Avery Flynn creates, slightly flawed (aren't we all) and full of great qualities. The humour between the characters is fantastic and really gives the the pick-me-up I love from a funny/romance novel.
Like always bloody awesome ! I absolutely love this book and the other in this series don't get me wrong each book is a standalone but the do connect with each other ! Absolutely brilliant I smiled laughed and smiled again ... I can't wait for more .....
Avery Flynn, if you ever decide to change the cover of TOMBOY I will be extremely disappointed. I love the model on a skateboard and even more, I love that Fallon Hartigan does actually ride a skateboard in the book!
The Hartigan’s are back, and this time it’s no-nonsense Fallon’s turn to find love. Her just-get-the-job-done mantra and take-no-prisoners attitude is intimidating to many. She’s pragmatic and uncomplicated in many a thing, that it takes someone with a keen eye to see the treasure that is the Fallon underneath the shell.
And who would have thought it, but the man that makes the grade is none other than surly, grouchy and unfriendly Zach Blackburn. I loved Zach, and he is going on my list of boyfriends. He is suffering. He is suffering from the flu when he and Fallon meet, but he is suffering from a life of disappointment, betrayal and deceit courtesy of his parents. Is it any wonder he is not inclined to get close to people?
I loved Zach and Fallon. These kids are crazy for each other. Their conversations and banter make for an entertaining read. I enjoyed that they actually listened to what the other has to say, and when their walls begin to drop, I love that they showed each other in word and deed how they felt.
In TOMBOY, Flynn focuses on the perils of social media and the result of the lynch mob mentality of these keyboard crusaders. It’s uncomfortable reading at times and this is a good thing. It’s good for people to be reminded that on the other side there is a human being with feelings.
Even though Flynn tackles some heavy subjects in this series, her writing style adds a light touch. These books are not an angst fest; they are positive, optimistic and highly entertaining.