Rating 3 out of 5
"No matter what this life brings, whether on the race or after, I will never let Violet Wilde down. She's the only one who has ever made me feel at peace with being myself. The only true friend I've ever had. Disappointing her isn't an option... ever."
Kemp didn't even know fake relationships were a thing, until his biggest sponsor for his snowboarding career wanted to partner him up with his stalker teammate for a race around the world. In a moment of panic he claimed his fiancee wouldn't approve of the team up. Lucky for him his friend, Violet, didn't bat an eye when he begged her to go along. Kemp knows it's because she's willing to help out and it will give her a break from the date scene. And let's face it Violet has not had the best of luck with men lately. A situation which is likely tied to her idea that all it takes is one kiss to know if the guy is her true love. Now Violet and Kemp are racing the globe together, doing insane stunts and puzzles, to try and win money for charity. Kemp has a major problem: he doesn't think he wants his fake fiancee to be fake anymore. But how does he convince her that her one kiss rule needs to be broken?
Blackard's Wild About Violet is second in a series but can be read as a standalone. I think that I would have enjoyed it a little more if I had read the earlier novel as it seems a lot of the characters overlap. Despite all that I think this book was a fun and quick read. I was able to follow the plot with no issue and I enjoyed the characters! I loved the friendship between Violet and Kemp and knowing that it existed really made the romance between them feel more believable. Having the two participate in a reality game show was a fun take on the romance novel also. I only wish that some of the major plot points had not been so predictable. However, if you enjoy a lighthearted clean romance this is the book for you!