The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish





The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish is the fourth book in the author’s Garnet Run series with Carina Press and Harlequin Special Edition. The first two books in this series were published with Carina Press and the latter two are with Harlequin Special Edition.





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The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan ParrishThe Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish
Series: Garnet Run #4
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition on September 27, 2022
Genres: Category Romance
Pages: 288
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Buy: Amazon | B & N | Kobo | Goodreads
RATING: four-stars

He’s in it to win it until he falls under his neighbor’s spell.

Bram Larkspur’s rugged, sexy looks belie his fear of all things horrifying. But as Casper Road’s newest resident, he’s excited to join the annual Halloween decorating contest. The competition is keen, especially from six-time champion, architect Zachary Glass. But when enigmatic Zachary sparks a prank war, it’s game on – until one sizzling kiss turns these rivals into allies. Now only one thing scares Bram: how quickly he’s losing his heart to Zachary.








The Rivals of Casper Road by Roan Parrish is the fourth book in the author’s Garnet Run series, with the first two books published by Carina Press and the latest two books published through Harlequin Special Edition.

I really enjoyed the relationship that Bram and Zachary built in this story. Though the book contained a lighthearted rivalry between them, there was a deeper underlying intimacy and friendship that wove itself through every interaction. And with every chapter, the two men grew closer and learned so much more about themselves, each other, and their own world views. The side characters were fun to revisit as well, and I loved the whole Halloween competition. The story and characters made me long for some crisp autumn breezes and scary movies.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted, well-written m/m romance that focuses on friends and family and a love of community, The Rivals of Casper Road might just be the book for you. 


4 Stars


This book releases on September 27, 2022.




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About Roan Parrish

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.

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Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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