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Monday, September 13, 2021

Doubletalk (Busy Bean #6) by Teralyn Mitchell

A Review by Wendy

3.5 Coming Clean Stars
* * * 1/2 

Spoiler Free-A Quick Review

This series has been an enjoyable experience for me. The concept of having books revolve around a specific location and characters has always been my jam. With Doubletalk, the Busy Bean is the hub and where our main couple meets up again after years.

Zeke Armstrong and Mallory Barrett have past history and it is not a good one.
Zeke was buddies with Mallory's past boyfriend and he was a total jerk to her. He caused Mallory to have a painful memory she refuses to let go of and she still holds a grudge again the ex and Zeke.

Zeke is back in their hometown due to a sports injury. He has been playing professionally for years and needs to recoup so he is staying with his cousin and seeing his old friend, Mallory's ex. It is when both of these fellas are in the Busy Bean, Mallory's writing hangout, they collide.

Zeke, always liking Mallory but never acting on it due to his friend being her ex, reaches out to say hello. Mallory wants NOTHING to do with either of the men and lets them know it. Zeke is a little frustrated because he really would like to be her friend, or maybe even more.

While these actions happen, there is something else in the mix. Both Mallory and Zeke are on a dating website with profiles using different names...why, maybe for protection...Either way, they both end up having this website attraction for all the right reasons; they chat, they have fun talking to each other, and finally, Zeke takes the plunge and wants to meet.

You guessed it...Mallory is sitting right where Zeke is supposed to meet his terrific, chatty, smart internet connection.

Now this book was solid, had lots to offer, and worked within the Busy Bean environment. My only issue is when we have this type of thing hanging in the balance. It has recently become a troupe in many books due to all the types of things happening in Real Life. I get it and it can be a strong way to work a plot.

This story works within this troupe and in the process, both main characters work on the past hurt feelings and come through the other end.  

A gifted copy was received in exchange for an honest review


 

Teralyn Mitchell is a new author to the contemporary romance scene who loves creating unique, multi-dimensional characters who face everyday issues that her readers can relate to. She writes the kind of books she likes to read whether they are about twenty-somethings living in the city or princesses and princes trying to find their way in the world.

She recently moved back to her hometown in the south. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, watching sports or crocheting blankets and scarves.

 

 

 

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