Anyone who is reading my reviews will know that I am falling in love with reading various authors and writing reviews about their books. Most of the authors I’ve reviewed thus far are authors I love, so reviewing is easy.
A couple of weeks ago, I received an ARC review request for a book written by authors, Max Monroe. Until 4th & Girl, I had not read anything by Max Monroe. After reading this book, however, I had no idea how I had never read any of their work previously. I. Fell. In. Love. The type of love where you quickly begin reading their Amazon book list. 4th & Girl was so good that I developed an insta-crush on Max Monroe and have quickly read their Jerk Duet, The Billionaire Bad Boy series, and joined their Facebook group, Camp Love Yourself. Needless to say, I have a serious girl crush on this author pairing, thanks to 4th & Girl.
4th & Girl is the fourth and, I think, the final book in the Mavericks series, a series that follows the football players of the fictional New York Mavericks. This book involves a new player on the Mavericks, Leo, and Gemma, a quirky, “trying-to-find-herself” woman. They meet in one of the funniest, most embarrassing meet-cutes I’ve read to date, and there is insta-attraction. They lose each other and find each other later, engaging in a most uproarious, sexy relationship. This story isn’t incredibly angsty, although it has a moment. It is funny, cute, and the characters make you smile. A LOT.
I would usually spend some time in my review talking about Leo and Gemma here, but it’s the ancillary characters (the others characters) that make this story. Yes, Leo and Gemma have chemistry and are amazing together. You root for them from the start. Their dates are hilarious, and they kept me laughing throughout the story. For this book, however, Alma (Nonna), Abby, and Cam are scene-stealers. The last time I laughed out loud at a book was Jana Aston’s newest book, Good Time. However, these types of laughs are few for me. I tend to read the dark, erotic, angsty type of romance. In this book, these characters don’t allow us to get too far into the angst of this book. From Nonna’s “online business” to Abby’s “ninja skills” to Cam’s “give-Leo-crap” moments, you are belly-laughing. It’s refreshing.
From start to finish, this story is cute and funny and light. I have never read a meet-cute like the one of this book, and the epilogue frames out the meet-cute in a way that will make you smile your biggest smile.
If you have just come off reading something intense or dark, read this book. It is everything that contemporary rom-coms should be.
In love and romance,