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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros! Thank you, Rebecca Yarros and Candi Kane PR for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!

Escaping Christmas by Marie Landry

Reason to Believe

(Legacy #1)

by Rebecca Yarros


From USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros comes a brand-new small town, older-brother’s best friend standalone romance.
“I’ll take them!”
That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.
Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids.
It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened.
It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew.
Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.
Except Knox just walked in…a month early.
And the icing on this awkward cake?
He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke.
He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—
We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.
Suddenly, everything matters.

Genre: Romance, ARC

Publisher: Everafter Romance

Year: 2022

Nº of pages: 350

Is it on KU?: Nope

Subgenres: Contemporary Romance

Tropes: Brother’s Best Friend, Fake Relationship, Firefighter Romance, Forced Proximity, Marriage of convenience, Second Chance, Sibling’s Best Friend, Small Town Romance

Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 4/5 (steamy)

Spice scale: 3/5 🌶️🌶️🌶️

POP (Put Out Percentage): 48%

TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): Car accident, Death of a parent, Fire/Fire injury, Grief, Sexual Content


Main characters: Harper and Knox

Hero: Alpha

Heroine: Father’s Daughter

Pacing: Medium

Mood: Amazing, Cute, Deep, Delicious, Heavy, Sweet

Plot or character-driven: Mixed

P.O.V.: Double P.O.V.

Character development: Very deep

Diverse Cast: Nope

Read in: 2022


My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 


This book was exceptionally written, the plot, the tropes, and everything in this work wonderfully together. It made me cry, it made me smile and swoon. It had depth and so many important subjects. I absolutely loved the firefighter plot, I love that trope and here it was different, so I also learned about a different kind of firefighting, which I loved. And the foster process, and the joy and sadness it brings, made this one of my favorite books. 


Equality rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 


I loved this very much, it handled many important and interesting subjects, such as foster parenting, grief, abandonment, mental health, child development, and relationships. It was wonderful and I need more of it. 


Adjectives and general thoughts: This book is now one of my favorites! It had some of my favorite tropes in a plot that I have never seen before and need more of. It had the cutest kids, a heartwarming and heartbreaking story, so full of depth and conflict that I, as a reader, wasn’t sure what to root for. I laughed, swooned, and cried with this book and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance. 

Recommend? Absolutely



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About the Author:

Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over
fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted
storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of
Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty
years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is
currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When
she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time
while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English
bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules

them all.

Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the
autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system
through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019.
To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit

To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things
We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit

Connect w/Rebecca:

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Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time! 

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