REVIEW : Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn

All I want is to play hockey on the Ice Knights, instead, I’m in a viral video for all the wrong reasons and my mom—yes, my mom—has taken over my dating apps. Then, when I think it can’t get any worse, the fates deliver Zara Ambrose, a five-feet-nothing redhead with more freckles than inches and who’d rather be anywhere other than on a date with me. 

Now a bet with her friends and my PR nightmare have us both stuck in this go-on-five-dates-with-the-same-person hell situation. But if we band together, we can get the whole thing over with and go on with our lives. It’s perfect! No feelings. No future. No fuc— *ahem* fun. No naked fun.

What could go wrong? Nothing—as long as I remember the rules. Don’t notice the way she looks in a dress. Don’t react when she does that little shivery sigh thing whenever we touch. Don’t think about the fact that she’s never had a toe-curling orgasm that wasn’t self-delivered and just how badly I want to change that.

Five dates—that’s it—and then we go our separate ways. At least, that was the plan..

“You’re going to let your mom be in charge of your dating profile on Bramble, and you’re going to tell her about each date so she can film video segments that the company will use in ads that will begin running immediately.”


Parental Guidance is the first book in an all new series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.

Caleb Stuckey has found himself in a PR nightmare and the solution? Let his mother have control of his dating profile. Zara just wants to help her dad and get her best friend to leave her alone when it comes to dating. Five dates. That is all it was suppose to be. They would help each other out and then go back to their lives like normal.

I LOVED Zara. She wasn’t afraid to be herself and she didn’t change who she was to fit in with the rest of society. Caleb was super sweet. Yes, he didn’t make the best decision when it didn’t come to a certain viral video, but it isn’t who he truly his. After the first date they had an agreement, but after the second date Caleb started to feel more and wanted more than 5 dates with Zara. Zara was a little more reluctant when it come to her feelings.

Caleb and Zara’s chemistry is perfect. I loved following along with all their dates and of course, the video segments at the end. Their parents were hilarious and I loved that we got to see their thoughts and their opinions when it came to the dates and their children dating.

This story was sweet, it was funny and it was hot. It was so easy to fall in love with all the characters. I can’t wait to see more of all these characters in future books. If you LOVE rom coms this is a MUST READ!


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