XOXO, Valentine by Jill Brashear

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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XOXO, Valentina is the second book in the Blue Ridge Book Club series. If you enjoyed Love, Lacey Donovan, you are going to love XOXO, Valentina.

He’s the hot new Spanish teacher.

I’m the principal.

That spells trouble with a capital T.

My story is simple. I’m one of the lucky ones. I had a man who rocked my world. I loved with my whole heart. Then, I lost. But at least I’d loved, and I had a son to keep his father’s memory alive.

I never thought I would be interested in a man again. Between herding a teenager toward manhood and running the highest-ranking elementary school in Azalea County, I didn’t have time for anything more than a fictional book boyfriend.

Then, Mr. Morales strolled down my hall and hola’d his way straight to my starved libido.

Work used to be my sanctuary. Now, every day is sweet torture.

I can’t lead a staff meeting without picturing him naked. One smile renders me speechless. I’m swooning in the halls, and it’s not because one of the students brought tuna fish for lunch.

I may be hot for teacher, but I’ll never have another man in my life. Especially one like Mr. Morales who’s more trouble than he’s worth.

Don’t miss out on this steamy romantic comedy set in the small town of Mossy Oak, North Carolina, where you’ll find the best bookshop in the world, a gold-medal winery, and an abundance of book boyfriends.


This book was hot! The chemistry between Gabi and Joey, the stolen glances, the sex, ALL OF IT! Probably one of the steamiest I’ve read in a while, and definitely the steamiest I’ve ever reviewed!

What I loved most about this story is that one of the main characters, Gabi, is in her 30’s. You don’t read that very often, or I haven’t. It was more relatable because of it too.

Jill’s writing is impeccable as always and I really like how she keeps to one POV per chapter. It makes it super easy to follow who’s POV it is. It should be a very quick read because it's written so well and is so good, but I had to stop a few times because reading the sexy time scenes around my in-laws was very awkward!

This book is sweet and saucy and 100% recommend! I can’t wait to see who we get to meet next from the Blue Ridge Book club! I low-key hope it’s Thatcher though!

Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Writing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story/Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heat: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cry Factor:

Humor: ⭐️

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