Third Time’s the Charm (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Third Time’s the Charm (Boston Seasons Book 1)
Author: K. Evan Coles
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 219
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5


Sometimes you have to start over to get love right.

Luke Ryan’s life is too chaotic for romance, what with running his business and being the legal guardian to his ten-year-old niece, but he’s hopeful he’ll find the right man.

Trauma surgeon Finn Thomason recently relocated from Chicago to Boston, where his focus on medicine leaves him little space for a personal life. Making a commitment to find a better work-life balance, Finn hopes he’ll also find a relationship.

Caught in an evening rainstorm, Luke shelters under a sidewalk awning…and encounters a handsome stranger. The two strike up a conversation and Finn offers to walk Luke under his oversized umbrella. Charmed, Luke accepts and asks Finn out for coffee in thanks.

Luke and Finn quickly grow close, but, as the summer draws to an end, Luke struggles to keep his connection with Finn while Finn tries to come to terms with caring for a man whose attention is pulled in many directions. Both men are scrambling to get it right, but only time will tell if they’ll learn there is more than enough room in their hearts to go around.

This story had me super entranced from the start. I am sporting a big time crush on Finn! And I’m a sucker for a good book cover and I’m in love with this one.

While standing in line for coffee with his friend, Luke turns and notices the hot guy behind him and smiles. Finn smiles back, but they both hesitate and miss an opportunity to speak. Later that night, they run into each other again under Finn’s friend’s awning and this time when the sparks fly, they take advantage of the situation.

The meet-cute in this was epically arranged and romantic as hell. I loved how both Finn and Luke paced themselves and were so adult about their blossoming relationship. There were plenty of hurdles on both sides and there were times when my throat got tight, but I loved their story. It was so charming and sweet.

This read felt so timeless to me. The characters were just so emotional and real, wanting and trying so badly to ensure the other was priority. It was refreshing to read such a deeply charged romance with two passionate MC’s. I really loved this story and felt their instant connection so deeply. Gah. Totally recommended.

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Galley copy of Third Time’s the Charm provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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