Review: A Very Grumpy Father's Day by Kayley Loring (Very Holiday #4)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Kayley Loring's newest novella in her Very Holiday series brings back the OG couple, Declan Sullivan Cannavale AND Maddie Cooper Cannavale! A Very Grumpy Father's Day finds the grumptastic hubby, daddy, and lawyer that is Dec trying to get some "quality"--aka down and dirty--time with his wife and convincing their ten-month-old daughter, Ciara, that he is, indeed, even more awesome than some red, furry muppet. Try as he might, he seems to be failing miserably. But as many times as he keeps getting knocked down, Dec will keep getting back up again (because nothing, not even a bad hangover, unsexy times on a ferry, or bad costume ideas can keep this hot, cocky, albeit undeniably grumpy, father down).

I have a thing for stories that have us checking in with established couples whose love stories we've already read about. Maddie and Declan were certainly memorable in A Very Bossy Christmas, and seeing how parenthood has affected them was oh-so-satisfying. (And yes, this is a reminder to read that book before reading this new novella so as to fully relish all things Dec and Maddie!) This part of their love story is a reminder that even after you've achieved the proverbial happily-ever-after, aka love and marriage, you still have to work at it, especially after you have kids. I laughed and I le-sighed and nothing could have wiped the smile off my face. I was also left quite curious as to what journey awaits Billy Boston in the next installment of the Very Holiday series. A Very Grumpy Father's Day receives five stars!

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Read my reviews for the Very Holiday series:


A Very Bossy Christmas (book one) - five stars - My Review

A Very Friendly Valentine's Day (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

A Very Vegas St. Patrick's Day (book three) - five stars - My Review

A Very Grumpy Father's Day (book four) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 01 June 2023

Date Read: 26 May 2023

Learn more about Kayley Loring.

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