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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Tori Werkheiser

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5
This book is the third in a series that takes place in a small town in Oklahoma where everyone knows you, your momma, and your grandma. It has that feel-good heart-warming vibe that I adore reading about. This story being the third in a series opens up with a lot of characters in the first chapter and since I did not read the first two books I honestly was very confused. The author did give some backstory to the characters as she introduced them but it did take me about 2 to 3 chapters to understand the dynamics and all the characters. I was worried I wouldn’t get the big picture of the book having just read this one in the series but that turned out to not be the case at all. As the book progressed, I really understood the people and the relationships and the way this little town worked. I immediately liked CC and knew I would connect to her.
This book follows CC, a townie and the only hairstylist around, and Brant, the new to town guy who has run the health clinic for the last two and half years with the plan to make it 3 years in the small town to have his student debt relieved and then get back to his life in the city. It all takes a turn when the town helps CC raise money, she needs to finish renovating the gym she wants to open and CC’s friends buy her a date with the handsome Nurse Practitioner. She has spent the 2 and a half years he’s been in town avoiding him and he’s been admiring her from a distance. After their date based off the auction things start to look up for these two. They bond over shared stories of their childhood and learn they might not be so different from one another as they begin to fall for each other.
The slow burn of this romance was a good one. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time with angst just waiting for them to give in to each other. The way CC tried to push away her feelings and the longing Brant had was everything I love in a romance. Then you add in the drama and plot twist which I did not see coming that leads to some heartache for both characters and you had me turn page after page until I finished this book in less than two days. I could not stop reading this I just had to watch them fall in love and then the fighting and making up I was dying to see how this would turn out because when they were hurting I felt like I was hurting as well. I was so invested. This couple was so beautiful and funny and easy to relate to on so many levels. This was such a good book I now am wanting to read the other books in the series even though I know the way they end just to get more out of the little universe here and read all there is about Parker Lane and this tiny town in Oklahoma

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Heidi Schoolman

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the series and is 367 pages in length. Brant was an orphan until Betty adopted him. He now has his nurse’s license and must work at small clinic for three years and all his student loan debt will be forgiven. CC is hair stylist and is more focused on making people feel good about themselves than worrying about herself. CC has liked Brant for awhile but always slinks away from him. CC’s friends buy him at a bachelor auction in hopes of getting these two together, but they both have a past. Can they get past that?

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Cami Hammond

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlikely to stay was such a cute, fun read. CC has always been responsible, even as a child. She was always the one taking care of her hippy, free spirited mother not the other way around. Now that she’s an adult she is still a responsible, cautious person. CC is not willing to take risks, especially on the handsome Brant. Brant is the only medical provider is the small town and is only supposed to be there for three years to fulfill a duty. Brant has six months left to go when he meets CC. I love both of these characters and I feel like you get to know them more as the book progresses. My favorite part are the secondary characters. Oh my gosh they are so HILARIOUS! I won’t spoil it for you but if you are looking for a cute love story with just enough spice and a LOT of laughs you have come to the right place. This book is it. I really enjoyed reading and I think you will too!

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Jess Engel

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A reliably good series! This installment in the series was just as good as the previous two. The author does a wonderful job building upon both the characters and the overall story, keeping the reader engaged. I love the relatability of the characters and the ties to the previous books, while also being able to standalone. The world building is excellent as well. Though there is definitely timely conflict, this book, as well as the previous books, just give you an overall feel-good, romantic read. In this story, we follow CC—the more eccentric and unlikely to find love friend of the trio and Brant—an eligible bachelor in town with little ties and a temporary job. Much to her chagrin, CC’s friends are determined to make the match, but their past experiences and wounds may hinder the connection. I highly recommend reading on (and picking up the rest of the series if you haven’t already) to see what will become of their romance.

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by La Toya Lewis

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlikely to Stay, continues the theme of strong characters and small-town charm that I have come to expect from these books. CC and Brant are a magical pair. These two were so different yet balanced each other so beautifully. It was a joy to watch these two be constantly pulled to one another. You can read this book with the others in the series or as a stand-alone. Either way would be very enjoyable. The story flows easily and you get to enjoy following the story of the last of these three ladies from this small town.

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Unlikely to Love (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by La Toya Lewis

Unlikely in Love (A Parker Lake Novel Book 1)Unlikely in Love by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlikely In Love was a very enjoyable book. I absolutely love the small-town setting. This book is funny, romantic, and relatable. Having just lost my grandmother also, I could relate to the character’s sadness at missing the only person she loved dearly. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Anna and Wyatt and seeing their love story unfold. Seeing the bond of friendship and family was very inspiring. I look forward to seeing what the next book holds!

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Unlikely to Fit (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by La Toya Lewis

Unlikely to Fit (A Parker Lake Novel Book 2)Unlikely to Fit by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlikely to Fit is just as good as the first book! I love second chance tropes, especially second chances at love. Two people that are no strangers to loss find each other and build something beautiful. The romance and humor from the first book are present here also. I loved the strong and independent Breckin. I can definitely relate to her journey. I loved how sweet Griff is and how much chemistry he and Breckin shared. It was wonderful to watch these two characters find each other. Another winner!

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Unlikely to Stay. In the beginning I was like come on. Your not in middle school. Haha
The book takes place in a small town where everyone knows everyone and the gossip train doesn’t take long to travel through the whole town.
CC and Brant have caught each others eye for the past 2 years but CC avoids Brant every chance she can until she has no choice and has to come face to face with him.

CC is a hairstylist at her own shop and has hopes to open up a gym too. Brant is a nurse at the clinic and thinks CC hates him so he travels to the next town over to get his haircut.

Thanks to CC’s best friends, they organized an auction and all the money they make will go to CC for the gym.
I thought this was a really good read and look forward to reading more by this author.

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Dawn Mitchell

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I haven’t read the first two books in the series, but Unlikely to Stay can certainly be read as a stand alone book. It takes place in a small town with fun quirky characters that you just fall in love with. Make you want to join in all the fun an live there! The story its self was relatable, fast moving an easy to read.

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Unlikely to Stay (Parker Lake) by Olivia Sherwood – Review by Ashley Westerman

Unlikely to Stay (A Parker Lake Novel Book 3)Unlikely to Stay by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My favorite part about this series is that each book can be read as a stand-alone book. As always, the author did an excellent job of building up the characters and making them relatable. She makes me want to make friends with everyone and live in this cute little town. This one also had me hooked from beginning to end. I read all 3 back-to-back and loved every minute of it! The writing is excellent, it’s so easy to feel like you’re there and friends with everyone. Highly recommend!

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