The Pocket Pair by Emma St. Clair Book Review

The Pocket Pair by Emma St. Clair Book Review

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I just finished reading The Pocket Pair by Emma St. Clair, and it was so good! I’ve read a lot of her books, and they never disappoint. If you like to laugh and swoon, then this romance book is for you.


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The Pocket Pair

Author: Emma St. Clair

Pub. Date: June 9, 2023

Series: Love Stories in Sheet Cake

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Pages: 319

Rating: 5 stars

Spice: none

Content Warnings: mentions cancer, parent death, infidelity, pregnancy, & parent abandonment


Do I have feelings for my sister’s best friend? Of course not.

That would be stupid, considering my sister once threatened to castrate me if I ever hurt Val.

Hurting her is the last thing I want to do, which is all the MORE reason I can’t have feelings for her. Val deserves the world, and I’m NOT the man who can give it to her.

But when Val announces she’s leaving town (and the country), I’m suddenly confronted with some very capital-F Feelings–ones that refuse to stay stuffed down deep where I’ve hidden them for more years than I care to admit.

Having her crash in my guest bedroom until she leaves only makes things worse.

Little by little, Val chips away at my defenses, and despite all the solid reasons I have, my resolve starts to crumble.

The thing is–none of the circumstances have changed.

Val is still planning to leave the country. And I … well, I might have gotten more in touch with my feelings, but I’m still the same man.

NOT a man who can promise things like life-long commitment. NOT a man Val can count on. NOT the good guy everyone seems to think I am.

If only I could get Val and the rest of this nosy, meddling matchmaking town to believe me–and if my own stubborn heart wasn’t trying to convince me otherwise.


Book Review

Thank you to the author for my complimentary ARC. All opinions are my own.

After loving the other books in this series, I was so excited to have the chance to read this book early.

While the first two books in the series follow two of the Graham brothers, this book follows different people in their friend group.

After learning about Chevy’s sister Winnie in The Bluff, it was interesting to get to learn even more about their family in this book since it didn’t focus much on the Graham family.


What I Liked

  • The chemistry between Val and Chevy
  • All the funny moments like Val’s laundry disaster & the owl in a bar scene
  • How much Val and Chevy’s friends and family meddled to get them together
  • The roommate trope and best friend’s brother trope
  • The small town atmosphere
  • The character growth for Chevy


What I Didn’t Like

  • Nothing!

Final Thoughts

I loved this book and think you will too if you enjoy:

  • small town romances
  • the best friend’s brother trope
  • meddling friends
  • laugh out loud moments
  • clean romances with great chemistry


Where to Purchase

You can purchase a copy of this book at the following retailer:

Amazon [affiliate]

This book is also available on Kindle Unlimited


Have you read The Pocket Pair or any other books by Emma St. Clair?

I would love to hear your thoughts! Comment down below.


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