ReviewE-galley Review: Washed Up (Bayside Heroes) by Kandi Steiner

E-galley Review: Washed Up (Bayside Heroes) by Kandi Steiner


I received the book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Washed By Kennedy Steiner
series: Bayside Heroes
On December 4, 2021
Genres: Contemporary adult romance
Pages: 308
source: The author
format: Electronic glia
My rating: Four half-stars
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It was just another day in the emergency department – until she was brought in through the doors.

Amanda Parks, the mother of my best friend from childhood who I may have secretly kissed or not before I went to college.

I have not seen her for more than a decade, and in so many ways she has not changed.

The same deadly curves.
The same mesmerizing eyes.
The same reaction from my heart when I see it.

But something new?
No more ring on her finger …
And I’m much more of a man than I was at eighteen.

Washed Up is an independent medical romance of an age gap that is coming this winter!

My review:

So I was excited that this independent series started with an older woman / young man affair, even if that was not exactly the way I could connect with her personally. But honestly I was sucked in from the beginning and really enjoyed it. This is just my second book by this author, and it just reinforces how much I want to read more by this author!

There was a lot of backstory, and it didn’t just start out as a crazy fiery affair. There was definitely a physical attraction between the two even from the beginning. But they both knew there were some obstacles in their way. First of all was the fact that Greg was Amanda’s best friend David’s son since they were younger. Even though he was technically older than David, and 18 at the time, so it’s not that it started scary by any means. And Amanda faced a very abusive husband. Not only that, but she got married and had a baby at a very young age, so in a sense, she probably didn’t feel that old in some ways.

However, her ex-husband, or soon to be her ex-husband, if he stopped dragging it, did more than physically abuse, he also did a lot of emotional abuse. Makes her doubt herself, separate her from all her friends who might have helped her see what a piece he was. Even with some ex-jerk, I loved how her son made sure to include him in the things that were with his grandson. It showed that she had raised a good child.

The two overcame all obstacles, with additional small speed bars popping up here and there. And for the most part I understand why Amanda took a step back a bit, but I’m happy how the end went down so everything worked out perfectly.

And of course I am now excited to read the stories of the other characters we met in this book!

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