A Favor for a Favor (All In book 2) by Helena Hunting
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke
Book 2 in a related Series. Can stand alone. Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy.
(My reviews don’t reveal more than the blurb does. If you want a quick review, skip to the Down & Dirty)
While A Lie for a Lie (All In book 1) wasn’t my favorite Helena Hunting book (I’m just not a fan of the lying trope), I still loved it enough to grab A Favor for a Favor. I’m so glad I did because hate-to-love and all the delicious banter that goes with it is my favorite genre.
After Stevie walked in on her live-in boyfriend screwing someone else, she needed a place to stay while she got her life together. Her brother, Rook (RJ from the first book), a recently married NHL team captain, still owns his old penthouse apartment which is vacant at the moment. When Stevie shows up late at night, a hot mess, making a racket trying to get into the apartment, RJ’s across-the-hall neighbor throws all kinds of nasty accusations at Stevie.
“This guy takes the jerk cake with his asinine accusations. Such an epic waste of hotness.”
Bishop is surprised and angry that a puck bunny is showing up at his team captain’s apartment when he just got married. He is already mad that Rook got the captain position over him, now he sees that the golden boy isn’t so golden. Even after finding out that it’s his sister, not lover, the damage has been done…or has it?
Bishop has a fondness for fun boxer briefs, and he just “happens” to grab his paper every time Stevie is in the hall, but two can play at that game! The hate-flirt continues until Bishop suffers from an injury the first game of the season. Luckily Stevie is a physical therapist. She is looking to get into professional sports without riding her brother’s coattails, so Bishop is perfect. She can give him extra PT, and he will add a professional player to her resume; A Favor for a Favor! But the chemistry between them is incendiary, and considering the location of his injury, that causes some problems!
“I’m having dirty thoughts about him. The kind I use as fodder for my private one-hand clapping parties after our nightly PT sessions. My vibrator has been getting one hell of a workout lately.”
Though it was a really slow burn, A Favor for a Favor kept me hooked the whole time, and I loved getting to know the good side of Bishop.
“Bishop is a lot of things: sarcastic, assholey, determined, hotheaded, and a mammoth of a man. But his kiss is all the other parts of him I’ve gotten glimpses of over the past several weeks: sweet, gentle, soft.”
- I love the hate-to-love verbal sparring.
- Visits from favorites in the Pucked Series.
- Shippy’s underwear.
- I love that Bishop wasn’t a man-whore.
- They really took their time, it was slow burn without being too slow.
- The chemistry was undeniable.
- I listened with a smile on my face the whole time.
- Stevie’s drama about her brother being famous.
- Too much of the ex.
- I really like RJ even less after this.
- The book was paced beautifully with a slow burn, then it just wrapped up way too fast.
Two of my favorite narrators, Erin Mallon and Jacob Morgan couldn’t have been more perfect for the parts. They absolutely made the story even better with their performances.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4 Heat, 5 Narration
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