Change of Plans by Dylan Newton

Change of Plans by Dylan NewtonChange of Plans by Dylan Newton
Published by Forever on August 1, 2023
Genres: Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Also by this author: How Sweet It Is, All Fired Up

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Change of Plans

Change of Plans, a contemporary romance grabbed me by the heart and just wouldn’t let go! I was rooting for the main characters so hard!

This third book about the Matthews brothers focuses on middle brother Ryker, the stoic veteran who keeps his feelings on a very short leash. That changes when Ryker encounters Bryce, the energetic chef with a life plan that all changed when she assumed guardianship of her three young nieces. I loved that Ryker and Bryce had what could’ve been a meet-cute but multiple hits to the groin with a toy sword and a niece wedged under grocery shelves eliminates the romance but not the attraction. And not Ryker’s desire to be a problem solving hero.

My thoughts about Change of Plans

I had so many feels while reading Change of Plans – I laughed at the nieces’ antics as they caused mayhem and cried during Bryce’s grief and Ryker’s struggles with PTSD and survivor’s guilt. Dylan Newton struck the perfect balance of humor/care/angst.

You get so many things!

  • Small town charm
  • Family support and drama
  • Angst of all flavors
  • Manic pixie child with a talent for groin shots 
  • Delicious food descriptions (there’s even a recipe included!)
  • Hurt/comfort
  • Opposites attract
  • Car geekery
  • Competence porn
  • Dual POV
  • Dirty mechanic jokes
  • Cinnamon roll MMC
  • Steam
  • Amputee/PTSD rep

I loved reading all three books about the Matthews brothers but Change of Plans was definitely my favorite. But don’t take that to mean that I don’t think you should read the first two because you most certainly should.

In closing

The characters in this book will totally suck you in – I read this entire book in less than 24 hours. I couldn’t put it down.

Perfect for fans of Mazey Eddings and Farah Heron.

Thank you Forever Books for the ARC of Change of Plans.

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About Dylan Newton

Dylan Newton was born and raised in a small town where the library was her favorite hang-out. After over a decade working in corporate America, Dylan quit to pursue her passion: writing books. The gamble paid off with four published novels, and more to come! When she isn’t writing, Dylan is pursuing her own happily ever after with her high school sweetheart as they split time between Florida and Upstate New York with their two much cooler daughters, and a tone-deaf cockatiel.

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