[Book Review] Waylaid by Sarina Bowen


It’s a tale as old as time: the bad boy meets the good girl. He makes a daring proposition. Then the boy gets a mysterious head injury and loses a year of his life…

The first time I meet Rickie, I don’t know what to make of him. The second time we meet, he doesn’t remember the six hours we spent together. Or standing me up afterward.

I’m not the same, either. I’ve got secrets. I’ve told lies. Bad boys aren’t my type, anyway. Even the ones with troubled gray eyes.

But now we’re roommates. Cue the awkward moments in the hallway when he’s wearing only a towel and a smile. He’s determined to win me over, and his talented hands weaken my resolve.

It’s all fun and games until my past rears its ugly head and his secrets come to light, shaking our fragile connection, maybe even breaking it…

Note: this is Daphne Shipley’s story. Contents include Vermonty ice cream flavors, nerdy awkwardness, tattoos, and a playboy grandpa.

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Book Facts

Published: July 2021
Genre: Romance
Format: e-ARC

✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 

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It’s finally Daphne Shipley’s story! I absolutely love the True North World that Sarina has created and I have been a in bit of book slump since I finished my last book a couple of weeks ago, so this story was the perfect antidote. 

The romance in the book is so spot on, I loved the slow burn and the chemistry between Rickie and Daphne – they are just too damn cute. They both have secrets and have a lot of issues that they are working through. I enjoyed how real their problems were, it gave their characters lots of depth. 

My only complaint is that I finished this book far too quickly, luckily there are lots more True North books for me to still read –  as well as this book I highly recommend the rest of the True North books and the Moo U series – Check out Hearty Eye Press for more. 

My Rating: 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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About the Author

Sarina Bowen is the sixteen-time USA Today bestselling author of three dozen books, including: the True North series, and the Brooklyn Bruisers. She’s the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She’s the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!

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