by Avery Flynn

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ISBN-13: 9781640637160
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/18/2019
Series: Hartigans Series , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 57
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

When Avery Flynn isn't writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

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Tomboy 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
JWright57 16 hours ago
 Tomboy may be book 3 in The Hartigans Series but it can certainly be read as a stand-alone and I would certainly recommend this book to all Hockey lovers as well as rom com lovers. Zack Blackburn could well be the most hated defenseman in Harbor City nothing has gone right since he joined the local Hockey Team the Ice Knights but up until now that hasn’t bothered him because he doesn’t need to be liked he doesn’t need friends that way he doesn’t have to explain his past and the secrets he is keeping. Getting sick with flu has his PR manager begging her best friend Fallon a nurse to call in and make sure he stays alive. Fallon Hartigan an ER nurse and diehard Ice Knights fan really doesn’t want anything to do with the man who can’t seem to get it right for the team but the her kindhearted nature takes over and she drops in on him over the weekend to make sure he is ok . Strange things happen after that weekend, Zack takes to the ice and he plays the best he has played in a long time could Fallon be his good luck charm, even the team coach asks him to make sure Fallon or Lady Luck comes to all the home games now he just has to convince her she wants to help.. I loved this book I loved being on Fallon and Zacks journey as he learnt to trust again and she learnt that you can’t fix someone if they don’t want to be fixed. This book has all the feels you want and need in a great read, I laughed, I swooned and hoped and prayed for a HEA for this adorable couple and Zack is adorable even if you don’t like him in the beginning you will love him by the end. Once again this very talented author shows us that family and friends are important and I love the loyalty the Hartigan family share, can’t wait to see where Avery Flynn takes us next.
Rina_S 4 hours ago
What a ride this book had me on! Tomboy had me hooked from start to finish! Fallon was such a force to be reckoned with especially being a Hartigan! Her caring nature and ability to tell it like it is made me really admire her! She had fire in her! I wasn’t sure what to make of Zach at first but he really grew on me as I kept reading and I grew to rather like the man! I especially loved Fallons family and Zach’s hockey teammates! When the going gets tough your true family rally around!! I loved the storyline, advice given and the whole friendship that seemed to blossom!! A really great entertaining but also heartwarming read! A perfect addition to the series!
Theresakerch-28 4 hours ago
Score with a great story This book was a funny can’t put down read. Avery Flynn did not miss with this edition to the Hartigan Series. Fallon is a kick-a$$ nurse that also volunteers, where Zack is the most “hated” player of the beloved Ice Knights hockey team. These two are so great and the story was so good I could not put it down Avery Flynn did not disappoint
shobeteener 9 hours ago
Tomboy is book 3 is The Hartigans series. It definitely can be a stand alone. In fact this is the first book I read in this series and by this author and I became very connected to this story from the start. I actually read this book in one sitting. That doesn't happen to me very often. I just didn't want to put it down. Poor Fallon she gets talked into helping her best friend, PR Manager for Zach Blackburn, defense-man for Ice Knights Hockey Team with her nursing skills to help nurse him back to health. From the moment she presses the buzzer on his gate their banter starts and it continues throughout the whole book. Fallon does not take any crap from anyone but on the other hand she'll have their back 110% too. Zach comes off as a typical arrogant jock at first until you realize there is a lot more to him. He's carrying a pretty heavy load. Through his connection with Fallon he allows himself to open up not only with her for with his teammates as well. That pretty awesome to see unfold. These two together is combustible. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read another one by this author.
Splashesintobooks1 9 hours ago
This is the third book in the Hartigans series but it works well as a standalone - and is a brilliant read IMHO! Fallon Hartigan is the heroine in this story, a nurse who not only works at St Vincent's Hospital but volunteers at a medical centre for those who find it difficult to pay as well. She's also the person that Lucy, Fallon's best friend and future sister-in-law, calls when her client, the ice hockey star Zach Blackburn, needs some care and attention because he has flu - or is it? Now Lucy is his PR but Fallon definitely isn't his biggest fan as he's not made the promised positive impact on the Ice Knights team results and Fallon is a huge Knights fan.... Fallon also is used to dealing with her brothers so Zach's attitude doesn't frighten her away and both are reluctantly attracted to the other but adamant not to give in to that attraction. When the paparazzi photo her leaving, there's going to be another game to be played! Avery Flynn writes fun, heartwarming stories with fiesty heroines and damaged heroes who need help and support to enable them to open up and let love have a chance. This is a laugh out loud and enthralling read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I've only recently started to watch ice hockey (Go Sheffield Steelers!!) and I actually learnt more about the game and tactics through reading this so that definitely added to my enjoyment. However, I don't think you need to be interested in ice hockey to delight in this romance in which a determined young lady helps heal a strong man who has secrets of his own as they discover love together.  This is a great addition to the series and I have to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed all three of them and have no hesitation in highly recommending them all. I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
MJHughes12 13 hours ago
Another great read from Avery Flynn with all the humor and heart that I have come to expect. I have been a fan of Ms. Flynn’s for a long time and have yet to be disappointed when I open up a new book from her. I was on #TeamZuck from the moment Fallon rang the buzzer on Zack’s front door and refused to back down. Fallon was everything I love in a heroine – she takes no crap from anyone, refuses to change who she is for anyone, but will also give all of herself to help anyone. Zack was your typical macho athlete, but underneath the cavalier attitude there was a lot he was dealing with that he never let anyone see – until Fallon somehow gets past all his defenses. These two together had that serious love/hate thing going on – but boy was it clear that as soon as they fell they were going to fall hard and fast and steam up pages. I loved the banter between the two, whether it was face to face or via text message, and there was no shortage of both laughs and dirty-talking that they could dish out. But what I loved most was that underneath all the jabs and jokes these two really cared about one another and were just what the other needed. One of the things that makes this such a fun series is the cast of characters that surrounds the main characters. The Hartigan family is larger than life and tight as can be. They are all in each other’s faces but would go to the mat to defend and protect each other without even asking why. Fallon’s friends are exactly what I’d want in my BFFs – sassy, snarky, and supportive, and not afraid to kick your butt when you needed it. And getting to meet some of Zack’s teammates added even more fun to the mix – and I can’t wait to get my hands on some hot hockey stories that are in the works! This is the third book in the series but can easily read as a standalone. There are tie-ins to the previous books as well as other series by the author, but enough back-story is given when needed to make this work on its own. If you haven’t read an Avery Flynn book you are in for a treat, so grab this one and see what you have been missing – but be warned, you will probably want to go back and read her entire backlist of books once you do! And, if you have read one of her books, then you’ll get more of the sass and snark that you would expect all wrapped up in hot romance package.
SarahBethL 15 hours ago
I love the Hartigan family & this book did not disappoint! I loved how tomboyish Fallon is, loving watching hockey & her work as a nurse. I enjoyed her banter with Ice Knights goalie Zach who needed her to help him both as a nurse & as a good luck charm. She has her work cut out for her when everyone starts talking about #TeamZuck. I liked how they didn't let the media dictate their relationship. This was a great addition to the Hartigan series.
kgagnon 16 hours ago
4.5 Lady Luck Stars! I love this sweet, sassy, and steamy romance! Fallon is a die hard hockey fan of her hometown team the Ice Knights. Their defenseman, Zach Blackburn, has been a huge disappointment to the team and the town. Zach doesn't care what others think since he has been used and abused by those he thought he could trust. Now he is just trying to get by day by day, until he gets the flu. When Fallon comes to nurse him back to health, he can't get rid of the ball busting woman fast enough. But Fallon is a Hartigan, and they never back down from a challenge. Little did they know that Fallon, a natural beauty with a heart of gold would turn Zach's luck around. Fallon doesn't want to be a lucky charm and Zach doesn't want to let her go. These two headstrong people butt heads, challenge each other, and make each other stronger. This is what Flynn does best, fun and quirky characters, snarky humor, and lots of steamy sexual tension in a heartwarming story. This is a great addition to the Hartigan series and an awesome build up to her next series about the sexy Ice Knights hockey Hotties!
BookSnuggle 17 hours ago
Tomboy by Avery Flynn is book number three in the Hartigans series. This is Zach Blackburn (hockey player) and Fallon Hartigan's (nurse) story. I loved the other books in this series but Zach and Fallon's story is my favorite. Oh my goodness, I just loved Zach and Fallon's characters. I loved the banter between them. This was such an entertaining and funny sexy read. A great book especially when you need to get away from everyday struggles. FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Bette313 18 hours ago
Loved, Loved, Loved!! All the yumminess that is Zack Blackburn makes this a great read. Add in the banter, humor, and the amazing character of Fallon and you have a story you won't soon forget! Originally Fallon is just doing a favor for a friend by helping Zack get healthy again. Then she finds herself caught up in a fan frenzy as Harbor City dubs her Zack's Lady Luck! All the characters in this series are fun with lots of sass and snark. They feel like people you want to call friends. Each of these books has interconnected characters but each can easily be read standalone. I definitely recommend this one. It's a must read.
Bibliophile_Chloe 19 hours ago
The Hartigans I am so in love with this series! And I have to honestly say, at this point Avery could publish her grocery list and I would devour it like it was my last meal. Tomboy is the story of Fallon Hartigan and Zack Blackburn.  We got a small taste of them in Muffin Top and I knew I was gonna love on both these characters hard. Fallon is unapologetically a tomboy, and I love that about her.  With the large, loud Irish family she has, it has made her strong, independent and a fighter of those that are wronged.  But that urge to fight can also become a downfall. Sometimes blind fury at some injustice can come back to bite you in the backside. Zack has the world fooled with his alphahole behavior. The most hated man in Harbor City, oh pahleeze! We find out that because of the ultimate betrayal, Zack has learned to build wall high, wide and deep around him. But with meeting Fallon, the walls slowly start getting chipped away. As with all of Avery's stories, the humor is amazing, the world she creates in Harbor City is stellar and the chemistry between Zack and his Lady Luck is electric! Avery is definitely a "one-click" author for me and I cannot wait to see what she writes next! Oh and in closing, I will say I am am totally #TeamZuck!!
caroldh4 21 hours ago
Tomboy is book three in The Hartigans series by Avery Flynn. While I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, I now have a favorite. I loved this book. If you are wondering, yes, you can read this as a stand alone. Each book in the series is based on one of the siblings in this crazy, loveable, Hartigan family. The characters do recur in each book, though. So you wouldn’t have the emotional connection to the other characters if you haven’t read the previous books! Fallon Hartigan is an ER nurse but her heart is really at the clinic where she volunteers her time. Time off is a valuable thing and Fallon is not thrilled when her friend, Lucy, calls in a favor and wants her to spend her free weekend caring for a very sick defenseman for the Ice Knights Hockey Team. Zach Blackburn is currently the most hated man in the Harbor City area. He just can’t seem to get his game back on track and because of him, the team is losing. Zach is known for his surly attitude and his way of keeping everyone at a distance. He is currently feeling like he’s about to die but the last thing he wants is some do-gooder nurse in his house. But he doesn’t seem to have a choice and she pushes herself right into his personal space and into his life. After the weekend that Fallon cared for Zach, something amazing happened, he played the best he’s played in a long time. It had to be Fallon. She must be his Lady Luck. Now all he has to do is find a way to convince her to come to his games so he can keep playing well. “There was something about Zach, hidden under all those layers of attitude and defensiveness, she recognized some place deep in herself.” After working out a trade, Fallon attending games and Zach volunteering for the clinic, they begin to get to know each other. There is chemistry through the roof. Fallon also realizes that this tough guy really has a soft underside. Maybe if Fallon gives in to this thing between them just for one night, she can get him out of her system? “They were on the edge of something here, and she wasn’t sure if she was ready.” Zach has a secret he has kept hidden from everyone. Something that he is embarrassed about. He only told those that had to know. As he and Fallon grow closer, though, he begins to trust her. Can he share his secret with her or would she judge him, think less of him? “Being with Zach just felt right, they felt right together.” I loved this book. Zach was the best growly, moody hero that had a huge heart he kept hidden. I loved the way he was with Fallon as he slowly softened towards her. Fallon has a huge heart and wants to fix everyone. Her feelings for Zach are growing so fast but she can’t stand seeing him hurting. These two were so amazing together. I am so in love with this family. This book really surprised me. I feel like it’s so different than the first two. I got all the butterflies and swoons I could handle with Zach. I am so excited about the announcement of a new series Avery is starting, Ice Nights. And the first book is going to be called Parental Guidance and will feature Caleb Stuckey, Zach’s friend and team mate. I can’t wait!
onemused 21 hours ago
"Tomboy" is a cute addition in the Hartigans series (where all books can be read as stand-alones). Fallon has never been into dresses, dressing up, or wearing makeup. She does enjoy her job as a nurse and as a volunteer in a free clinic, which is struggling to stay afloat financially. When her friend Lucy begs her to help take care of one of her clients who seems to have the flu, Fallon is reluctant to agree. To add onto her reluctance, the client is the most hated man due to his getting a large contract and then failing to perform at a high level on the pro hockey team, the Ice Knights. Zach is struggling after his parents ruined him financially and keep applying the emotional blackmail. He's starting to work to pay down the debts they accrued and keeping things simple. Although he is reluctant to accept Fallon's help, like Fallon, he doesn't want Lucy to cancel her trip, so he allows Fallon into his life. When he begins to recover, he and she are caught on camera by the paparazzi and rumored to be a couple. When he then plays well and turns the season around at the game that night, everyone dubs her 'Lady Luck' and insists she is a good luck charm. Although Fallon wants the Ice Knights to win (she's already a big fan), she is not sure about this Lady Luck stuff. However, Zach is willing to strike a bargain where she appears for a game and he helps her with fundraising for the clinic where she volunteers. As they connect through these and when Zach was sick, they begin to get closer. Despite Fallon's insecurities as not being girly enough and Zach's own insecurities after what his parents have done, they begin to expand their relationship from business into friendship and maybe something more. This was overall a really fun, light read. I loved the two as a couple and their growing romance. They were each very likable characters, and I enjoyed watching them fall for each other and work through their own insecurities. This was definitely a page-turner and fun to follow. I also really enjoyed the press articles that appear throughout and give it a nice extra touch. The epilogue was really fantastic also- I loved the ending to this book (it was just perfect). With laughs and love, this was a great addition to a fabulous series. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Lashea677 1 days ago
No good deed goes unpunished. Avery Flynn never disappoints. When it comes to fiesty heroines and hard to resist heroes, she never misses the mark. Humor takes center stage when it comes to melting your heart. Tomboy is a captivating, laugh out loud temptation. Fallon proves that she's no pushover. Zach is about to meet his match and his heart will not be prepared for the blow. Flynn always delivers a good time.