Parks and Provocation Book Review

Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.


Parks and Provocation by Juliette Cross is a new adult contemporary romance and the second book in the Green Valley Heros series. This is a sweet, steamy, fun second chance romance. Please note that although there are some references and cameos from the first book in the series...Forest For the Trees. It is not mandatory to have read that book to enjoy Parks and Provocation. I did not read book one in this series and I was fine. Juliette Cross is my go to author for paranormal romance and now I can add her to my list of go to authors for contemporary romance!


Parks and Provocation is chock full of all the humor, sweetness, sass, and steam that Juliette is known for. This book just made me me happy! It was the perfect read to get me out of a slump. I normally don't gravitate towards contemporary romance, but this story grabbed me from page one.


Parks and Provocation also contains great character development especially with our two main protagonists, Lola and Jed. The chemistry and angst between these two is hot and non stop! Lola was a good protagonist, but Jed has my heart. I mean a hot hometown Fireman with heart...what's not to love?!?!? The pacing of this story is perfect and it gave me just the right amount of tension and angst that I love in my romance reads.


If you like small town romances, second chances, themes of family, hot firemen, and sexy times read this book! Independently Published by Smartypants Romance, Parks and Provocation is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give Parks and Provocation 4 out of 5 gems. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!