The God Parent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken

4 STARS

Release Date: July 19, 2022

SYNOPSIS: 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?


REVIEW: This book was absolutely adorable and heartwarming. I knew from the first chapter that I was going to love seeing these two as they navigated this new forced proximity. I enjoyed how buttoned up Rip was and I enjoyed the chaos that was Colby. They couldn’t be more different in some aspects, and with how they dealt with the grief. The situation they’re in is really heartbreaking, and while Rip always seems like he has everything under control, he’s quite the controlled mess in the beginning. He really doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions and grief. Colby is such a caring person, even though she is definitely a hot mess. Let’s just say Monica and Brooks knew what they were doing by naming these two co-godparents. I also enjoyed the kids and their little antics, not to mention Stu and what he brought to the dynamics. This is just a pull at your heart strings romance, and I really enjoyed reading it!


Thank you to Rachel Van Dyken, Forever Publishing, and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York TimesWall 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 guilty-pleasure TV.

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