Author Kristy Marie

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #FakeMarriage

Purchase: The Closer

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My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

POV: First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 276 pages

Publication: October 14th 2021

Read: October 11th 2021 *Review copy provided by Wordsmith Publicity

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The Author on Goodreads: Kristy Marie


What happens when you strike a deal with baseball’s most talented pitcher? You slip a plastic ring on his finger and say, “I do.”  
Quirky meets broody in this laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy from bestselling author, Kristy Marie.

The tattoo down his forearm reads: My power is perfected in weakness.
It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.
Not me though, I’ve made worse decisions before breakfast.
Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insurance… doesn’t even rank Top 5.
But I can’t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.
You see, I made a promise to myselfβ€”one I plan on keeping… even if it ruins us.

The Closer is a full-length stand-alone romantic comedy. It features crossover characters from the bestselling novel, IOU.

My πŸ“ReviewπŸ“: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I really wish I can give this book more than five stars. While I read so many books that I truly enjoy, The Closer was extra special. Unique and original with characters that are flawed but so, so lovable. Cooper is unsurprisingly sitting at the top of my book boyfriend list. McKinley’s character traits unravel as you read on. At the beginning, I didn’t think I would love her as much as I eventually did. She is something else! She makes you wonder what it would be like to be in her shoes. Mac is strong and independent to a fault. But she was no match for Cooper and his determination to be her hero, even if she ended up being his. 

There is so much to love about this book. The writing is perfect in every way. The pace is pretty fast and you will be at the end before you know it. I wanted more. You will cry and be frustrated. You will probably be mad at some point as well. But the best emotion you will experience is laughter. Not only from Mac and Cooper but Pops will have you in stitches. And let’s not get started with that amazing epilogue. 

If you only consider one book recommendation from me, this is the book you must read! I promise you won’t be disappointed. This author has gotten better with every book she has written and I anticipate what she’ll write next with eagerness.

While I was given an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. πŸ™‚

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