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Same Time Next Year by Tessa Bailey

44 reviews

creativekristi's review

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Super quick lighthearted read. FMC has some relationship hang ups that are very quickly “resolved” to move the story along but it is still a good storyline. 

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savvyrosereads's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

This is a cute hockey romance, but I think it could have benefitted from the character development of being a full length book. Still, a fun quick read!

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kb33's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.75

Here’s a novella that was short but didn’t feel short. While there are probably inaccuracies in the immigration process, it was a good romance book. Sumner fell first and fell hard, and was so determined. 

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underscoresyd's review

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.25

i cringed every time sumner called britta ‘my wife’

also wtf kinda names are britta and sumner 

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amandadelbrocco's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

This wasn't very memorable. Just a short, quick romance with a lot of spice.

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poupimali's review

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fast-paced

4.5

I love the banter and the joy that Tessa brought in her stories. And the story between Sumner and Britta is not an exception. 
It is an mariage of connivence between a golden retriever 6 foot 5 hockey player and an independent bartender. 
The spice is 🌶🌶🌶/5 
I laughed heartily many times. 
The narrator did a great job!

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duarshe's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.5

bro was apparently the fucking colossus of rhodes, because wdym you don't fit on a human-sized chair?
and girly girl was apparently a washing machine on the spin cycle...
this was just boring AND bad.

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angie11290's review

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emotional hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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karina_dreamsinwords's review

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes

4.0

“Can you not see that I’m starving to death for you?”

When aspiring pro hockey player Sumner needs a quick fix before his work visa expires, his teammates conspire to have him marry his buddies sister, Britta. She has crushed on Sumner since meeting him and is open to the arrangement if he pays her enough to gain co-ownership of the bar she currently works at.

As we see the two grow closer in their marriage of convenience, the sparks each envisioned in the relationship start to develop.

I really enjoyed this quick little audiobook! For being a novella, I thought the friends to lovers was pretty fleshed out and enjoyed Sumner’s family visit for his birthday. They were welcoming Britta to the family with open arms & were supportive of their relationship.

Sumner was a little smitten gem. He was so sweet and reassuring to Britta after learning about her family history. He didn’t pressure her into anything but allowed her to form her own informed decisions.

Britta, understandably so, is guarded and not a relationship girlie due to her father’s abandonment when she was young. She handled her half brother Bryce’s situation with grace and I loved getting snippets of their mended bond.

Overall this was a quick, fun & spicy time from Tessa Bailey. I enjoyed it and think you should definitely give it a try if you’re wanting a good time!

tropes—
hockey romance 
he falls first
marriage of convenience 
“my wife” 
friends to lovers 
fake relationship

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bekkasbookclub's review

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Was this story fully believable? No. Was it a short, fun read? Yes. Sumner is definitely a golden retriever boyfriend but his crush on Britta could crossover into obsessive territory. However, he made it hard not to like him. Britta had a tough exterior and it was sweet seeing her walls come down. I don't know much about hockey, but their marriage of convenience seemed a bit risky given that Sumner had no guarantee of making it to the NHL. Overall, this was a quick, spicy read and a fun romance for Britta and Sumner.

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