The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken

Posted July 19, 2022 in review Tags: , ,

The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van DykenThe Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken
Pages: 352

Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, Dissolution, Exposing the Groom, The Unperfects, Office Mate
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Life's Too Short meets The Unhoneymooners in this sparkling, steamy, and swoon-worthy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, in which two sworn enemies must share house, home—and maybe their hearts—when they become co-parents after a sudden loss.
Colby's living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend's two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she'll be sharing custody with the one man she can't stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house.  
Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn't need is his sister's irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse.
Rip doesn't trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can't believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?

godparent trapThe Godparent Trap delivers some laughs, but was also an emotional gut punch I wasn’t quite ready for! Obviously, there is a traumatic event that puts the child in the care of the godparents, but that wasn’t the only emotional moment. But, there are plenty of laughs to help balance it out if you aren’t big on the emotional reads right now.

This certainly has the opposites attract vibe because Colby and Rip are about as different as it gets. Colby is fun and free, where Rip is planned and organized. Ben and Viera add both angst and laughs, as I think you would expect from children!

My only struggle with the book was that I felt I should FEEL more. For all the sadness, I didn’t cry at all (and I’m a crier for sure). I think it just didn’t totally click for me in that way. I can’t really explain it except to say maybe I didn’t feel chemistry. However, I still really enjoyed the book!



It happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey, Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills, Tangle by Adrianna Locke…then you will probably like The Godparent Trap!

The Godparent Trap

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About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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