REVIEW: One Wrong Move by Olivia Hayle

Posted May 16th, 2024 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 5 comments


One Wrong Move by Olivia Hayle: For years Harper has been so completely off limits that Nate made it a point to move across the world in an attempt to get her off his mind. However it would seem that fate is giving him a second chance to win over the girl of his dreams. Now instead of standing up as the best man for her wedding to his best friend, Nate is playing housemate after Harper blow up her engagement and moved to London in an attempt to find herself again. Taking an internship at an art gallery in London was supposed to be a way for Harper to find her independence again, the last thing she expected was to wind up staying with her exes best friend and actually falling for the guy… but is getting into a relationship with Nate just going to be a repeat of what happened with Dean?

I just loved reading One Wrong Move, there was absolutely nothing that I did not enjoy about this slow burn, forbidden, friends to lovers romance. After reading the first two books in the Connovan Chronicles I had pretty high expectations for Nates book and let me just tell you, what we got exceeded my expectations by miles. I think I could go as far as to say it was my favourite between the three books.

I just adored Nate, this guy well and truly stole the show in this book. I loved the fact that he started out feeling guilty for pinning over his friends girl but once he learned that Dean had been mistreating Harper all bets were off and our boy made it his mission to show her what a real man was like. I really enjoyed getting to see him begin to slow down and actually live once Harper came to live with him, it was almost like he finally started breathing. As much as Nate gives of billionaire bad boy vibes, he was actually a total golden retriever guy, soft and affectionate and always willing to make Harper smile. Nate was truly one of the nicest heroes that I have read. Now for our leading lady, well Harper was a pretty nice heroine. I understood her need to find her own voice and get out from under Dean. I will say I did love her thirty under thirty list, more than anything I loved the fact that it brought her and Nate closer together.

I loved the slow burn connection between Nate and Harper. There was a clear chemistry and I just loved getting to see this build as the book progressed. I will say it took Harper a bit longer than I had expected to finally fall for Nate but it was so worth it at the end. As far as steam goes, this was pretty down out, things between these two only heat up towards the end of the book but damn did they get steamy! One of the things that I did like about this couple was that they got to experience new things with each other and the way they build their emotional relationship along the way. Also they had such great banter it was hard not to want to continue reading them flirt their way to falling in love.

Now I think the only thing that disappointed me was the lack of fall out or drama between Dean and Nate. I had been expected a bit more drama once Dean found out about Nate and Harper, but this was wrapped up so fast with little to no actually anger or tension. The rest of the supporting characters were pretty good, I loved getting to see Nate’s siblings and their significant others again, this time all loved up and able to help give Nate pointers. We even got to see a bit of progress being made with their father and that strained relationship. I loved Nates neighbour Richard and his two cute sausage dogs.

I absolutely loved reading this slow burn, age gap, forbidden, friends to lovers romance. This book is a total must read for all romance fans, if you want a total swoony golden retriever hero than Nate is the hero for you!

Book Info:

Publication: May 17, 2024 | Olivia Hayle | The Connovan Chronicles #3

The woman I love has always been off-limits. She was my best friend’s fiancée… and now my new roommate.

I thought I was used to pain. Harper dated my best friend for years, and I was going to be the best man at their wedding. Until she blows up the engagement and shows up in London with a new job.

Being friends never worked for me. That’s why I moved away. But here I am, unable to resist her again. And when I see the tiny, unsafe apartment she’s renting? I insist she move into my giant Kensington townhouse. Roommates. Should be fine.

Or not. Because I find Harper’s “thirty things by thirty” list and decide to help her fulfill it. Showing her around London, taking her on trips, sleeping in the same bed… helping her explore things her ex was never interested in.

But it doesn’t matter how close we get, because Harper is newly single, unimpressed by my wealth, and doesn’t know I’m love with her.

One wrong move and I might ruin this relationship forever.



5 Responses to “REVIEW: One Wrong Move by Olivia Hayle”