My Grumpy Sweetheart by Ray Celar

My Grumpy Sweetheart gives off lumberjack vibes, although Bailey stretches that to Axe Murder...

From the blurb:

Rewarding your own accomplishments is important – and if rewarding myself will also get me a mini vacation and a hot date while I’m doing something for charity? Sign me up. Well, I did. That’s why I’m on the way to a fantastic weekend with a sexy axe murderer. At least he looks like one. Minus the axe – for this trip at least. But he doesn’t need one anyway. If looks could kill, I’d already be dead without even making it to our destination.

I don’t understand why he’s so grumpy since he signed up for this, too, but that’s okay. Some people need a little longer to warm up to me. But in the end, they all do.


I didn’t sign up for this and I don’t want to be here. The fact that my friends auctioned me off behind my back, and then guilt tripped me into actually going along with their crazy plan is still eating away at me. I know I’m taking it out on my date and I know that’s not okay, but Bailey is just so… annoyingly bright. No matter what I’m throwing at him to let my frustrations out, he gives it a positive spin. It’s driving me freaking crazy.

I have no idea how to not kill him if we have to spend the whole weekend together. In the most romantic suite the B'n'B had to offer. Sharing a bed.

Heather's Review:

My Grumpy Sweetheart is a true blind date experience and Dakota is doubly blindsided because he didn't even know that he was being auctioned off... and Ray Celar handles the awkward only one bed scenario well and there are lots of cute moments as these two strangers get to know each other under interesting circumstances.  It's short, sweet and it's lovely to see these two eventually click.

I do appreciate the opposites attract and grumpy/sunshine tropes, but I wanted to know more about Dakota and what made him the way he was...particularly what soured him on corporate life and what made him grumpy in the first place, but that doesn't mean I didn't love both characters.

I am loving this series and the auction premise and can't wait to see what comes next from this multi-author series.

Rating: 4 Stars

My Grumpy Sweetheart is currently available in e-book and paperback formats and can be read with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.