☆••*´¨`*•.☆•• 4-stars ☆••*´¨`*•.☆••
Sometimes all a girl needs is a little practice…
It’s been twelve months, three days, and eleven hours since accounting student Scarlett Logan made it past a second date. A pitcher of mojitos in hand, she employs her supreme graphing skills to narrow things down to one horrifying explanation. Kissing. Clearly someone needs to teach her how to kiss properly. Like, say, her best friend and roomie, Finn Mackenzie. He’s safe, he’s convenient, and yeah, maybe just a little gorgeous.
Finn knows exactly why Scarlett’s boyfriends are disappearing quickly. Him. Not a single guy she’s brought home is nearly good enough. And he’ll be damned if he lets some loser give her “kissing lessons.” No. He’ll do the honors, thank you very much. The moment their lips touch, though, everything turns upside down. But Scarlett deserves the one thing Finn can’t give her. And if he doesn’t put an end to the sexy little shenanigans, he’ll teach Scarlett the hardest lesson of all…heartbreak.
There is a memorable cast of quirky characters in The Finn Factor. Scarlett is scattered. Raised by hippie parents, she had a nomadic childhood. She’s desperate for stability, but turns and runs as soon as things hint at getting tough. Finn is strong, solid and stable. He became the guardian of two younger sisters when their parents died in an accident. He is the perfect balance of sweet and caring and strong masculinity. Apparently, he is also a talented kisser. Finn is definitely the star of this novel. Scarlett’s parents are a hoot; they are a perfect embarrassment for any young woman. Finn’s and Scarlett’s friends are great sounding boards for their respective “love life woes” conversations, and those conversations are often catalysts for change within the storyline.
The Finn Factor is set in Australia, and it is a first-person, dual-POV narrative. Friends for four years and roommates for two years, Scarlett and Finn are perfectly happy with the status quo. At least, they’re happy until Scarlett charts out her declining love life which results in Finn giving her kissing lessons. Those kissing lessons are smolderingly hot!! The pair alternates between daydreaming of that kiss and worrying about losing their best friend. Readers will be rooting for this pair to get their acts together. Can they drop their walls and give a relationship a chance?
“You’re my home, Finn. As long as I have you by my side, I’ll feel safe and settled as I’ll ever need.”
The Finn Factor is a fun, well-paced read. The writing is great. All of the characters are likable, and Finn is absolutely lovable. Rachel Bailey’s NA romance is not overly angsty. It is filled with memorable characters. The engaging friends-to-lovers story line is kept interesting with the unique plot twists.
The Finn Factor is a four-star read that could only get better with one of Scarlett’s frozen mojitos.