Review: Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love by Kim Fielding

Quick Info
Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love

  • title: Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love
  • author: Kim Fielding
  • publisher: Harlequin – Carina Press
  • release date: 29.12.2020
  • series: Standalone
  • genre: contemporary, romance
  • diversity: POC
  • content warnings: none
  • rating: 3/5 Stars

Blurb
Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love

Some people search their whole lives to find love. He just wants to avoid it.

Teddy Spenser spends his days selling design ideas to higher-ups, living or dying on each new pitch. Stodgy engineer types like Romeo Blue, his nemesis—if you can call someone who barely talks to you a nemesis—are a necessary evil. A cute necessary evil.

Working together is bad enough, but when their boss puts them both on a new high-stakes project, “working together” suddenly means:

¥ sitting uncomfortably close on the same plane

¥ staying in the same hotel room—with only one bed

¥ spending every waking minute together.

Turns out Mr. Starched Shirt has some hidden depths, and it’s getting harder to ignore the spark Teddy feels with every brush of their hands, with every knowing glance. He might not have been looking for this connection with Romeo, but will he ever be ready to let him go?

The Queer’s Review

And there only is one bed.

Sue me but I like that trope if I am in the mood for a very predictable and sweet story. Throw in some enemies-to-lovers and I’m probably hooked.

Here though?

I honestly can’t even tell you if this book was fast-paced or slow-paced.

I got into it fine, but the further I read the harder it was to stay focused. At the same time the relationship and its development just slammed into my face so I wasn’t able to get into it. I’m not even sure if I am able to call it “development” because even Teddy tells you:

And second, True Love can happen very fast.

Kindle pos. 3161

And I’m just like, nope. Not getting it. I need my development to feel the love and I need showing not telling.

Bookish Thoughts

Overall the whole setup felt a little bit over the top? But in a good way. If I ignore the “romance” I can honestly tell you I was amused by Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking For Love. Problem is, the romance kinda is the main theme of this book so… there isn’t a whole lot left if you ignore it. At least I really enjoyed Romeo.

Disclaimer

I received a free ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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