What I Loved:
Berkeley, the main character, is the perfect character to make you believe in second chances. I loved how she struggled with the inner demons of her own making, as well as the ones from outside and beyond her control.
How I Felt:
When the first book in a series ends, I’m a bit sad because I have to wait for the second book, and I just want to know what that next part of the story is! I was so excited to get my hands on One Week Queen, the second book in The Robinson Sisters series. This book did not let me down one tiny bit! I loved it!
The story picks up with Berkeley living with her two daughters in another town from her family. After rehab, she felt that she needed to get away from her old life for a while and start fresh. She has just been moved from a job she enjoyed to a new position at an animal shelter, which isn’t really the best match. She’s doesn’t seem to be cut out for this…at first. At the shelter, she meets Dr. Damon Allen. These two are against each other constantly, until they are against each other…literally.
An enemies-to-lovers trope that has so much more than the trope. The story was lovely, and I really enjoyed the romance. Berkeley and Damon have chemistry that builds and grows throughout the book. Along with their romance, the story builds on the Robinson sisters. Lexi is back, along with so many other characters that I loved from book 1, Four Day Prince Charming.
The character growth that Berkeley goes through in One Week Queen is so moving. A woman fresh out of rehab trying to do the right thing for her children and for herself. She has her struggles and they made her feel so real as I read. She is a great character that I would love to hear more about down the road.
Dr. Damon is such a grouch when we first meet him! It made me love him even more as we started to see his softer side and the sad events that shaped his personality. He ends up having so much depth to his character, it was exciting to find out his history.
Overall, I just loved this book. The characters are a bit complex, with multiple events in their lives shaping their personalities. They were a joy to read about.
Content Warnings: Consensual sexual scenes, date-rape drug usage, alcoholism, discussion of drug use and overdose.
To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend One Week Queen to readers that enjoy an enemy-to-lovers trope in their romance picks. It is also a great read for anyone interested in a romance series. This can be read as a stand-alone but is part of a series. If you haven’t read Four Day Prince Charming, the first book in this series, I would definitely recommend it. You can read my review here.
Where to Find This Book:
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It’s easier to be cruel than kind to humans-
My life has revolved around the shelter for as long as I can remember. It’s easier that way, animals don’t cause pain. Women are a fleeting thought, one doesn’t warm my bed for long before I move on to the next.
Until Berkeley Robinson. My newest volunteer burst into the kennels and my life with her gorgeous laugh and baggage, rocking my world. I’ve tried to maintain my distance, but her aura is impossible to resist.
I’m tired of destroying everything I touch-
It’s like I’m cursed. I fail at everything. Motherhood, sobriety, life. Moving away after rehab is my chance to fix things, especially my relationship with my daughters. As a condition of my parole, I’m stuck spending my Saturdays volunteering at the local shelter. At least the animals are sweet, unlike the hot and cold veterinarian, Damon Allen. Something about him drives me wild. I’m inexplicably attracted to this mad man.
We were like magnets-
Fighting against the irresistible force pulling us together.
But our pasts are as explosive as our connection…and when you play with fire,
you’re bound to get burned.
- One Week Queen by K. Leigh
- Series: The Robinson Sisters Series, Book 2
- Page Count: 154 pages
- Pub Date: March 15, 2020
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.
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