Thursday, June 1, 2023

Good As Gold by Sarina Bowen - ARC Review & Release Blitz

A swoony, heart-wrenching small-town romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller Sarina Bowen!


What I meant to do: quietly divorce my lout of a husband and then have a child all on my own.

What happens instead: my crush comes back to town when I’m at my most vulnerable. After too many cocktails, I ask him to be my baby’s father.

In my defense, it’s been a rough couple of months. Seeing Matteo Rossi again after fourteen years has done a number on my emotions. And my libido.

In the morning, I’m hoping he’s forgotten the whole thing. But no such luck. In fact, Matteo has a few clarifying questions. And a few naughty ideas, too…


What I meant to do: visit Vermont for my brother’s wedding. Make amends to my family, and mourn the loss of a friend.

What happens instead: a hot affair with the one who got away. But it can’t last. My life is two thousand miles away, and Leila deserves everything. She’s as good as gold.

Leila and Matteo have been friends for years and it takes among friends to make them both realize there's a lot more to them than just friends.

While the plot of the book is in the blurb, the emotion of it isn't really felt until you are reading it and fully invested in the story. I know this is true about all books, but it's especially true about this one, it's almost like the pace of the book allows their relationship to grow as you get to know the characters so them finding more and more to like and love about one another really works.

I can't lie, the pregnancy trope isn't always my favorite as I want to believe the characters are choosing to be together because of how they feel about one another and not outside forces...and that was not an issue here. I believed in their connection to one another and that the connection was deeper because of their shared experience. I expected nothing less from this author.

The last part of the book does move quickly, but it feels like the way someone would act when they have made a decision that works and makes them happy.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.




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