Knocking Boots by Willow Winters #Review

Title:  Knocking Boots

Author: Willow Winters
Release Date:  June 15, 2020

Length:  223 pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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We were never meant to be together.
He’s a bartender with noncommittal tendencies.
I’m looking for … the opposite. Commitment. Period.

But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldn’t have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss… and then more.

He’s addictive and I can’t bring myself to accept the reality.
That it’s all a lie and I’m fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him.


He’s mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun.
As if I don’t want more…
Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesn’t make my heart flip.
Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I don’t want to lay in his bed every night.


It’s just a bet; just a lie… until it isn’t.

                                            **** My Review ****

Well, after reading the ‘Merciless’ series, I became well aware that Willow Winters is a master of dark romance storytelling. But after discovering this gem, I am convinced that Willow is a MASTER of all storytelling. She literally never stops to amaze and lure me with her gripping stories, leaving me totally sleep-deprived in the process.

‘Knocking Boots’- a tale of sweet, small-town love, sexy and utterly romantic grabbed my attention from the first page and didn’t let go until the very last sentence. Grace and Charlie , two totally opposite characters who are somehow meant for each other.  She is a lovely, graphic designer, looking for her Mr. Right and happily ever after. He- sexy as sin bartender who is more interested into Right Now affairs. A small town, two flirty friends, lots of alcohol, one hotheaded bet….and the game may begin…. They say there is a little truth in every lie … How little is that?

Infatuation, madness, love, passion … all intertwined in a few imperfect moments of complete belonging that will simply take your breath away. Insecurity, jealousy and struggles added in perfect doses to make this story even more compelling and so relatable at the same time.

Yes, this talented author has again managed to create main characters who are so real and unique, and the supporting characters are shown in a perfectly appropriate proportion, so as not to bore the reader and take the emphasis away from the main characters, but at the same time contribute to the entirety of the story. The dual narrative is absolutely seamless, allowing the reader insights into both characters.

Plenty of cute, swoon-worthy moments, combined with the hot, steamy scenes make this book an absolute must-read. Captivating, yet so easy to follow, it is definitely  perfect choice for super relaxing read.

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