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Release Day Review! IMPOSSIBLY YOURS by A.J. Ranney (Half Moon Lake #2)

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There’s only one rule; Never fall for your best friend’s sister.

Definitely don’t agree to a temporary fling.

I’m stuck working with Ashley Williams when I’m forced to help my mom’s catering company for the holidays.

Ashley’s a firecracker, and I always love getting under her skin…but now I want her skin against mine. I want to bite that forbidden lip she’s always giving me.

She wants me too but she’s been burned before and says we’re only hooking up until the new year.

This fling may have a deadline, but now that we’re rolling around in the snow—I can’t just walk away.

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Impossibly Yours is a best friend’s little sister, antagonists to lovers romance and second in the author’s Half Moon Lake series. (It also happens at least partly in concurrence with the related novella from the series, Wishing to be Yours, so if you’ve read that one you’ll hear about some familiar plot points, but if you haven’t yet you’ll be fine too.) It’s a cute story with I-can’t-stand-him-oops-we’re-kissing vibes, and the holiday/winter setting can’t be beat this time of year.

I liked both Ashley and Jackson as characters, though miscommunication/lack of communication was their biggest issue–and they knew it–and it was a bit frustrating at times. I also didn’t quite feel like I had a complete handle on who Ashley and Jackson were as individuals (Jackson’s job, for example, was a little fuzzy–he made investments, I guess? And they mostly paid off well? But there was also music in there somewhere…?) which might have been because they were introduced more thoroughly in the first book, or maybe it was just me. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet (Always Yours), and though this did work fairly well as a standalone, it’s possible I would have had a better handle on their characters if I’d read that one first. This book certainly has glowing reviews, so it absolutely could just be me. It’s one of those I liked it, but… books, so your mileage may absolutely vary! Overall it’s a short and sexy read with a holiday setting, so it’s honestly hard to go too wrong here.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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