Birthday Girl

Lily Kate
Birthday Girl
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Ever After Romance
Release Date
October 2017
Book 3 of Minnesota Ice
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

USA TODAY bestselling series

Good things come in extra-large, smoking hot birthday suits.

Things like Cohen James.

Bad boy Cohen James has screwed up yet again. Star forward of Minnesota's pro hockey team, Cohen's made a name for himself—and not in a good way. So, at the insistence of his agent, he's stuck volunteering at the local YMCA teaching introductory adult swim lessons for ten weeks. Ten weeks of torture.

What he doesn't expect is her.

Annie Plymouth, star pupil.

Her ruffled green bathing suit might be the most ridiculous thing he's ever seen, but after a few heated breaststroke lessons and some intense mouth to mouth, Cohen's ready to get her out of the water and into her birthday suit… except she has a different game plan.

Is the pair destined to sink… or can they swim?

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This is a full-length, standalone romantic comedy with an HEA. It is intended for audiences 18+ due to mature content including romance, language, and ridiculously fun times.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Oct 09, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
67 people found the following review helpful
3 lukewarm stars for BIRTHDAY GIRL.

Cohen James is a fuck up. Oh, he's a damn fine hockey player, but as a man? Not so much. Relegated to teaching adult swim lessons at the local YMCA, he's miserable. Until he meets Annie Plymouth. Terrified of water, Annie's been forced to take swim lessons so she doesn't go overboard and die on her mother's wedding cruise, and Cohen doesn't seem inclined to bribery to let her out of it. Cohen is smitten with his student immediately, but he's totally not Annie's type. Can she put her preconceived notions behind her and give the bad boy athlete a chance, or will she always wonder what could've been?

BIRTHDAY GIRL is the third book in the Minnesota Ice series, and while I liked it and it was a sweet love story, it just didn't have a whole lot of sizzle. Annie and Cohen had tepid chemistry, and I became pretty bored with the story after awhile. It just went on and on with little conflict and zero excitement. The one redeeming character was the effervescent Gran and her fun, ornery demeanor that provided some much needed spark to an otherwise dull read. I appreciate all the hard work that Ms. Kate put into BIRTHDAY GIRL; it just wasn't for me.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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