Open Doors: The Complete Series by Vinni George

Open Doors is a great book, collecting all of the stories and novellas in the series together in one place. I loved the series and how we got to meet all of the different couples and how they all interconnected. 

From the blurb:

The complete Open Doors series, including the following titles:

Hold the Door—a second chance, friends to lovers romance—is the first full-length novel in the Open Doors series, featuring Sam Addison—a corporate accountant who’s uptight unless he’s on the beach, Max Martino—a globetrotting travel photographer who never realized he wanted to settle down, bad decisions made over spiked fruit punch, and surfing lessons that often lead to more.

Door Number Two—a Cinderfella story (with a misplaced Captain America shield instead of a shoe)—is story 1.5 in the Open Doors series, featuring Corbin Fisher—a magazine layout designer who’s lost his groove, Ryan Corrigan—a former naval officer who just got out of the military, mistaken identity, Halloween party shenanigans, and a meddling sister. It can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed after Hold the Door and before Revolving Door.

Revolving Door—an enemies to lovers, hurt/comfort romance—is the second full-length novel in the Open Doors series, featuring Fletcher Morgan—a slightly surly silver fox surf shop owner who refuses to fall in love again, Archer Waverly—a (mostly) reformed flirt who has never been in love but who’s had a revolving door of men in his life, and a fabulous aging drag queen who has a penchant for platforms.

Doors Open on the Left—a strangers on a train, secret identity romance—is story 2.5 in the Open Doors series featuring, Dr. Brooks Bruno—a jaded English literature professor with a secret identity, Henry Miller—a bookstore owner who loves romance novels, and a human shop cat. It can be read as a standalone but is best enjoyed after Revolving Door and before A Foot in the Door.

A Foot in the Door—a teacher student, forced proximity romance—is the third full-length novel in the Open Doors series, featuring Dr. Beckett James—a rock star statistics professor who makes a mean curry, Tanner Brown—a ginger-haired graduate student with a bright future, and an offer neither can refuse.

The Hidden Door—a jock/nerd, virgin, demisexual awakening romance—is the final full-length novel in the Open Doors series, featuring Phin Bosse—a marine biologist who loves to teach (especially in the bedroom), Brody Gilmore—a SoCal surfer with a hidden identity and a secret, and an unlikely friendship forged over a shared love of tide pools, tacos, and vinyl records.

Reds Book Reads Review:

I am not sure I could pick a favourite out of all of these but I did really enjoy how different each story was and so each one felt fresh. It is worth noting that the events in the books do overlap at some points but it is done really cleverly and in a way that you get to see the same event from different angles. 

A really great collection of books and I enjoyed each one.

Rating: 5 Stars

Angel's Review:

"I want to ride the waves with you, Max."

Hold The Door by Vinni George is the first book in this series and in this book set!  4/5

This book is about Sam and Max, they were once friends when they were in college but after a drunken kiss they haven't spoken to each other in 16 years. After all of that lost time Sam is still hurt by Max's behavior, after all Sam tried apologizing and Max refused his apology and then left. Max on the other hand knew he was a jerk to Sam but didn't do anything to reach out and apologize. 

Once the Max's business merged with Sam's they saw a lot more of each other, even though they tried to avoid each other. 

This was definitely a second chance, slow burn romance. Max eventually redeemed himself and Sam finally got clarity. The level of detail that there is as far as both of the characters jobs was astounding! I love that I learned more about both of their careers. I also really enjoyed the surfing scenes through this story, it was nice reading about these two during those moments. 

My favorite line from Archer; "Just don't say I didn't warn you when his epic twatwaffliness is revealed." 

I think even though Archer is technically a side character, he was by far my favorite. I really want to know what the dynamic is between Fletcher and Archer. I want to know what happened between these two. 

Overall I enjoyed reading their story! 

Door Number Two is a short and sweet novella about Corbin and Ryan. This book had mistaken identity elements as well as a meet cute. Corbin, against his better judgement, decides to go to a part that Archer insisted he go to. There he was supposed to meet up with Brian who was dressed as A captain America. Turns out he met a different Captain America and connected with him and not Brian.... I would say what happens next but that would spoil it! A cute fast read, with steamy elements and lots of cuteness. 

Revolving Door is the third book in this box set. It's about the exuberant Archer trying to win over the grumpy and aloof Fletcher. This story is very much enemies to lovers, Charlie was great! I wish he was more involved into the story. I also adored Hank's character! Overall pretty good, it's a very high steam story. 

Doors Open On The Left is about Brooks and Henry. I thought this was a cute book about a book worm and an author. It was an adorable short story. 

4/5 Foot In The Door tells the story of Tanner and Beckett. I enjoyed this story of these two trying to find their way to be together. I appreciated that they took the time to put their relationship on pause, them continued their relationship after the contest was over. Overall a pretty great story with professor/student elements.

The  Hidden Door was by far my favorite story in this Collection. I loved Phin and Brody's characters, they were so great and complimented each other really well. I enjoyed getting to see all of the past characters featured in this book, they bring wonderful dynamics to all of these stories. I wish Brody was more honest with Phin but I understand why he was hesitant in doing so. I was fascinated by the amount of detail with Phin's passion and love for sea creatures.  Overall really, really great!

Rating: 5 Stars

Open Doors is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.