Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book Review: Paige In Progress (Reluctant Hearts #3) by: Brighton Walsh

Release Date: January 19, 2016
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Source: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

"She wanted a one-night stand...and then he moved in next door.

Paige Bennett is more than content with her life and what she does—and does not—have in it. She’s got a supportive family, a great apartment, and the best friend a girl could ask for; so what if her relationships expire faster than a carton of milk? After a disastrous detour courtesy of poor judgment in the boyfriend department, her plan is back on track and her dream job is finally within her grasp. Nothing can make her lose focus now. Well, nothing except the one-night stand she had with her best friend’s surrogate brother. The one-night stand she can’t stop thinking about.

Adam Reid has always been reliable...the responsible son, the loyal friend, the steady boyfriend. Two years ago, he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is well on his way to making a name for himself at an accounting firm in Denver—a far cry from working as a helper in the Mom and Pop store his parents own in Michigan. But when said store starts failing, he’s the only one who can step in and help. So reliable Adam does what he always does, and he comes to the rescue.

Paige thought Adam was a safe bet because he lives halfway across the country. But then suddenly he’s moving back to their town, and then into her apartment building, and soon he’s worming his way right into her life. If she’s not careful, he might sneak his way into her heart, too..."

My Thoughts:

This is one of my favorite new adult series and when I heard we were getting Paige's book I was ecstatic. I adored her in Tessa Ever After and I knew her and Adam together would deliver a great read and I wasn't wrong. This is everything I love about  new adult. 

Paige is awesome. I love her and her sarcasm and wit and intelligence. I also love that she takes stereotypes and throws them out the window. But damn did I want to shake this girl. She has some serious commitment issues and while she has good reason it didn't stop me from wanting to shake her. She pushed Adam really hard and put up a bunch of walls; there were times where I worried if she was going to push too far. 

Adam, like all of Brighton's guys, delivered the swoon. Holy wow he was awesome. His nick names had me cracking up. I loved that he was such a good guy and that he was the one who was looking for a relationship. The switch in the normal gender roles was really great. 

Now I know it's not his book but I have to talk about Jason because that boy is a scene stealer. He is hysterical and I cannot get enough of him. Just simple scenes where he is failing at playing mini golf had me cracking up. Maybe it's because he is my favorite, but any time he showed up he became the center of attention. His interactions with Adam were absolutely hysterical. So yeah still love Jason and I was surprised by how he managed to steal the show. 

Other than all of that though, I also love that this book isn't just about the relationship between Adam and Paige. It also spotlights the importance of friendship (strong female friendship for the win) and family. Paige and Tessa have such a strong and positive friendship and I love that. And the friendship between Adam, Jason, and Cade is also great. The book demonstrates how friends are supposed to be and are not there to cause problems and drama or be forgotten the minute someone gets a significant other. On the family front, Paige's brothers were awesome and Adam's mom was adorable. 

Paige In Progress was a great read and everything I love about the new adult genre. I am so glad we got Adam and Paige's story!


  1. Awesome review!

    I really need to get back into this series! And I love the sound of how the roles in the book are switched. Both characters sound like I'm just going to LOVE them:)


  2. Hooray! I'm reading this one soon. So glad it's as good as I expected it would be. Great review.

  3. Sarcasm and strong female friendships for the win!! We need more books that showcase friendships in a positive light. This sounds wonderful, and I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Fabulous review!


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