Review: A Fairbanks Affair by Katy Regnery (Odds-Are-Good #3)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

“You want to stay together? With me? After February? 
“I want to stay together...with you...” I placed my coffee on the bureau to my right, then cross the room, falling to my knees in front of her. “Indefinitely.”

This is the day when I officially declare Odds-Are-Good as my favorite series from Katy Regnery, knocking down the A Modern Fairytale collection down to second place (although that doesn't diminish my adoration for those books!). Three novels in and I'm absolutely smitten by these Alaskan men who unexpectedly find love after placing an ad--or one is placed on their behalf as was the case in the series starter--in The Odds Are Good, a magazine that's found a loyal following among single women who may or may not necessarily be looking for "the one". So far, each of the three currently available books has a different love story to tell, with only the facts that the male main character has an ad in the magazine and that he happens to live in Alaska being the common denominators.

A Fairbanks Affair is the third and newest novel in the Odds-Are-Good series, and this time around, we've got two people who are looking for nothing more than a no-strings-attached, extended New Year's weekend hook-up. Over in Boston, Massachusetts, businesswoman Faye Findley finds a personal ad titled "A Fairbanks Affair" in The Odds Are Good, and her curiosity is piqued. Maybe this man she's dubbed "Mr. Fairbanks" could be finally be her opportunity to be rid of her virginity at thirty. Definitely not a virgin but nonetheless lonely and thousands of miles away in Fairbanks, Alaska is thirty-one-year-old distillery owner Trevor Starling. He's still reeling from the betrayal of one of his younger brothers and his ex-fiancée, but maybe the woman who answered his personal ad, "Faith Crawford", could be a worthwhile distraction. Who'd have thought a case of mistaken identity could lead to love?

Le sigh. While I've fallen in love with all three couples in the series so far, getting to that point has been different every single time. With Faye and Trevor, it was more a slow burn thing, which is ironic considering there's a part in the book where Trevor wonders if his feelings for Faye are a case of insta-love. I loved getting to know these two and seeing who they were beneath the workaholic business owners that readers first meet. They developed so beautifully as the story progressed, each one having their own set of flaws, yet they have fragile hearts trying to come to terms with their respective situations concerning their siblings. To be honest, I was worried as to how Trevor's conflict with Cecil, aka Cez, would play out, but Katy Regnery handled it in a way that was realistic yet hopeful, which is exactly what I wished for. Then there's Faye with her younger sister, Harriet, aka Harry, and I cheered for these sisters as they found their footing in their relationship. Kudos goes to Basil, aka Baz, who is Cez's twin and the peacemaker slash busybody; I liked how Regnery played matchmaker with him, too. Heck, what didn't like about this book? From infidelity to indefinitely, the odds are good that A Fairbanks Affair snags five-plus stars. ♥


Read my reviews for the Odds-Are-Good series:

Single in Sitka (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

Nome-o Seeks Juliet (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

A Fairbanks Affair (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)


Date Read: 01 December 2019

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