Don't Give Me Butterflies by Tara Sheets

Monday, July 29, 2019


by Tara Sheets
Series: The Holloway Girls #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: July 30th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

It's another hit from Tara Sheets! The Holloway Girls series is a very charming series of books that follow these girls who have some magic to them. They are romantic and sweet, just the perfect reads for me. Don't Give Me Butterflies delivered on all the feels just as I've come to expect from this author.

Kat is a new addition to this series. At the end of the previous book, it was revealed that she may have a connection to the Holloway girls. She fit in just beautifully with Emma and Juliette. Kat has just decided to settle on the island of Pine Cove even though she has no job or even a place to live. She knows in her heart though that Pine Cove and getting to know the Holloway girls is the best decision for her. I liked Kat a lot. Even when life was not looking all that bright, she remained optimistic. She was a very gentle soul and this was especially highlighted through her magical ability to communicate with animals. She eventually finds a job at a local animal shelter where her magic comes into handy. I loved how much she adored animals and how far she would go to take care of them. She was a total softie with a very big heart. Speaking of the animals, what an entertaining bunch they were. A certain cat was especially a scene-stealer in Don't Give Me Butterflies.

Kat meets her love interest, Jordan, when she rents out a room at his grandmother's house. The two don't see eye-to-eye initially, but love eventually blooms between them. Jordan's personality was in contrast to Kat. He was much quieter and broodier than she was. He was only back in Pine Cove temporarily with the goal of selling his grandmother's farm. He has his reasons for being a total grump and eventually, we see moments where his grumpiness fades away thanks to Kat. Their connection sizzled with chemistry and watching them bond emotionally was a delight for this reader. They obviously had obstacles and conflicts they needed to overcome, but I liked that their relationship remained relatively drama-free. While the romance was just lovely, it was Kat finding out about her past as well as her family ties to the Holloway girls that were the highlight for me. I loved the kinship between the three girls and I loved that Juliette and Emma welcomed her with open arms. As always, they made me laugh, smile and go "aww" at how cute they are.

I truly cannot recommend Don't Give Me Butterflies and the rest of this series enough for those of you keen on reading feel-good small-town romances!

Have you read any books with romances that have some magical elements to them?
Let me know in the comments below!

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