My Favorite Souvenir by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland ~ Review & Teaser (@ViKeeland, @PenelopeAuthor)

My Favorite Souvenir was another entertaining read by Ward & Keeland. I could fell the connection growing between both Hazel and Matteo and I enjoyed going on the journey with them.

Title: My Favorite Souvenir
Author: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 26th 2020

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My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.
But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.
It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on the hotel lobby floor.
Until I overheard a gorgeous man pretending to be someone he wasn’t in order to steal a reservation from a guest who hadn’t shown up yet.
When I realized there were two rooms, instead of calling him out, I pretended to be his sister. That’s how the story of “Milo and Maddie Hooker” began.
We were the Hookers.
My depressing trip quickly made a U-turn into an adventure.
My fake brother spent the next few days showing me around his hometown. When it was time to leave, neither of us really wanted to go yet.
So, instead of flying back to our respective homes, we ventured on a road trip.
At every stop, we’d pick up souvenirs.
But as hot as our chemistry was, we never crossed the line.
Milo knew I’d just come out of a tough relationship and didn’t want to mess with a vulnerable woman.
So instead, at the end of our trip, we made a pact to meet again in three months.
It was always my intention to meet him.
But when I got back home, reality hit in a big way.
And I worried I may have lost my handsome stranger forever.
Was there a place for him in my future?
Or had the memory of him just become my favorite souvenir?

When Ward & Keeland release a book together, you know I'm going to pick it up. My Favorite Souvenir was a fun read, beginning with two strangers going on a bit of a road trip together, until reality catches up with them.

Hazel (Maddie) decides to go on a trip that should've been her wedding. She was trying to have a break, but wasn't really enjoying it and tried to go home. Trying to find a place to stay she stumbled across Matteo (Milo) and the charade began, as they checked in as siblings! It was amusing and from then I was hooked!

I enjoyed watching these fake siblings as they went on a road trip. They had an instant connection, but neither was willing to make a move due to Hazel just coming out of a relationship. Hazel did and saw a lot of things that she only dreamed of doing, and this time with Hazel helped Matteo heal his broken heart. Things changed once they resumed their normal lives.

I could see the twist coming, and I just wanted to close my eyes as Hazel and Matteo crossed paths again. It annoyed me that some little lies were spilled and Matteo saw Hazel differently. Hazel was a strong person, and was willing to work on all aspects of her life to make sure she was making the right decision. Her ex, Brady, was not a person I liked and I didn't like the way he tried to weasel himself back into Hazel's life after what he had doe, and what he revealed.

Once again Ward & Keeland delivered a read that I enjoyed. I loved the places we visited and loved meeting both Hazel and Matteo. I enjoyed how the relationship build slowly and that they took things slowly. The twists were a bit predictable, however I still enjoyed how the story wrapped up.

This moment here moved me, it was so sweet!!

When she looked down, I used my hand to lift her chin. “Listen, I want to be your ride or die, okay? So badly. But there’s only one thing I want more than that. And that’s for you to be happy, to live the life you truly want—whether that’s with me or someone else. Don’t let Brady manipulate you into thinking you owe him anything. Just be true to yourself and what you want. Listen to your heart.” I took her hand and placed it on my chest. “But mine? It will continue to beat for you until New Orleans.”

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.             

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