Running into Love (Fluke My Life, #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Love is just a word unless there is action behind it."
I've had this author on my radar for years, but this is actually the first of her books that I've read. Here I am, fist to forehead, wondering how I managed to make it this far without discovering for myself how talented she is. Trust me, I intend to make sure that doesn't happen again in the future.
I enjoyed the hell out of Running into Love and I'm thrilled that I got in on the first book in the series and have more to look forward to. I fell hard for the amazing characters introduced in this first installment and see so many possibilities for a long-running series.
Fawn is the type of girl I'd love to hang out with. Her internal dialogue alone is hilarious, she kept me in stitches from beginning to end. Throw in a sexy detective and her brain turns to mush and she becomes a tongue-tied klutz. There's no telling what will come out of her mouth. She even surprises herself sometimes, unintentionally speaking her thoughts out loud, much to the amusement of whoever is nearby. I found it sweet and amusing that she kept feeling #Dizzy and blamed it on Levi. That's what they're calling it these days?
Levi moved to New York following a job promotion and is now a homicide detective. He's decided that relationships are a waste of time and is focusing on his career. Well, that was the plan until she ran into him, literally. She was a hot mess that he couldn't help being drawn to. Imagine his surprise when later that same day he discovers she's his next door neighbor.
Fawn became so flustered when she ran into the hot detective that she wasn't making any sense. Her brain may have left the building, but when she got home, she discovered him in her building. What are the odds of the witness to her embarrassment being right next door to remind her? No matter how hard she tried to avoid him, he kept popping up. Each encounter funnier than the last. And then, once her two sisters saw him and felt the chemistry sizzling between them, she had no hope of steering clear of him. Everyone seemed to be ganging up on her, including herself. She couldn't stop thinking about him. She couldn't tell if he was interested in her or putting her in the friend-zone. Every time she thought she had it figured out he would do something to confuse her.
And then, as if they weren't enough entertainment all by themselves, a disobedient Muffin and some nosy family members got thrown into the mix. It was chaos at its best and I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to see who the next book will feature. The line forms here...