I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis
Series: Chicago on Ice #2
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on April 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, sports
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Landon Holder is exactly the kind of man Livy Adams should stay far away from.
The flashy, flirty star defenseman for the Chicago Buffaloes is known for hooking up with women all over Chicago. Livy finds herself attracted to Landy, but his sexy good looks and charm are irrelevant. She had her heart shattered by a cheating athlete in college, and Livy vows she will never let her judgment lapse like that ever again.
Yet Livy knows she can’t spend the rest of her life focusing on building her jewelry line during the day and her evenings playing TriviaPlayOrPass! on her phone, either. Even though she does have fabulous conversations with a player named Scott, it’s time to get back in the game—in real life. While Livy tries to figure out her career path in jewelry design, she knows it’s time to take a chance on romance again, too.
But in a strange twist of fate, Livy finds herself getting to know Landy on a much deeper level. Sometimes people aren’t always as they appear to be. Just like a diamond, you have to look closely to see true clarity.
As Livy unwraps the layers around Landy to see the man behind the image, will she have a change of heart? Can she leave her past behind for a future with Landy? Or is it all a game of trivial pursuits?
Reviewed by Joanne
*I received an E-ARC in exchange for review*
I was looking forward to reading this book, after being introduced to Landy Holder in The Aubrey Rules. I was really excited to see the notorious playboy getting bit by the love bug.
I found this story to be a mixed bag and at times I struggled and that was down to Livy unfortunately. There was just something about her that I didn’t quite warm to. She was really insecure, and even though I understood the reasons behind her insecurities I felt she hung on to them like a security blanket. She really gave Landon a hard time, and he didn’t deserve any of it. Yes, he may have had a ladies man reputation, but from the moment they got together he was completely devoted to her.
So what did I like?
Well, for starters I was in love with Landon. He was a trivia geek, just like me, and he was just so adorable. He may have started out as a player, interested in hook ups and nothing else, but he had a hidden side and I loved it. He just needed to find that one girl, the one who wanted to know the real Landon, and not Landy the hockey player. Livy was it for him, and I loved how he embraced being in a relationship. I really felt for him when Livy was being unreasonable and I thought he had the patience of a saint.
I thought Livy’s nana was hilarious. She was a very modern nana, and the things that came out of her mouth made me chuckle. Lets just say that she certainly appreciated a hot man when she saw one!
I love Aven Ellis’s books, and although this one didn’t hit the five star mark, there is one thing that she never fails to deliver on, and that’s a heart warming story, with a feel good ending.