The Right Stud by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise


“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”

As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.

A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run—until he disappears without a trace.

Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.

I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.

What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!

You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.

With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.

But my roommate has secrets, and they threaten to rip our blossoming friendship—and possible love—apart.

When push comes to shove, is Jax really The Right Stud or is he just another nail in the coffin of love?


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4 Stars

This year is just the best year for romance! All of my auto-buy romance authors are KILLING it! Now, I’ve personally never read anything by Tia Louise, but I know how much I love Ilsa Madden-Mills, and I adore writing duos, so I was so excited to read this.

The risk that authors run when writing a novel like this together, is that their voices are too distinctive to be read cohesively. I have read a ton of books written by two authors together where I could tell who wrote what. Fortunately, Ilsa and Tia are able to write together seamlessly, and I really loved that.

Ashton kind of frustrated me a few times, but overall the romance story was sweet and hilarious. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion, and I definitely swooned at some of the sweeter moments. Of course, the sex scenes were all kinds of hot – as is to be expected from anything Ilsa has her hands in.

Overall, it was a fantastically quick and light read with just the right amount of zany quirk. Some romantic comedies get cheesy, but this one was funny without making me cringe. It even got just a little bit emotional, which I always enjoy. Call me crazy, but I like to laugh and cry when reading a book. Someone tell me I’m not alone, please and thank you!

My Takeaway: RomComs are really incredible this year! The light summer reads are starting to come out, and I’m so here for it. As a duo, I love Tia and Ilsa and I can’t wait to see what they write next. 



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