Book Review: Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis

It’s been a little while since I last posted a book review. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading any more, but I have been incredibly busy lately and wasn’t able to read as much as I would have loved to. I am in urgent need of a holiday! Luckily I don’t have to wait too long as we are off to Disneyland Paris in a couple of weeks. So exciting!!



Landon Holder is exactly the kind of man Livy Adams should stay far away from.
The flashy, flirty star defenseman for the Chicago Buffaloes is known for hooking up with women all over Chicago. Livy finds herself attracted to Landy, but his sexy good looks and charm are irrelevant. She had her heart shattered by a cheating athlete in college, and Livy vows she will never let her judgment lapse like that ever again.

Yet Livy knows she can’t spend the rest of her life focusing on building her jewelry line during the day and her evenings playing TriviaPlayOrPass! on her phone, either. Even though she does have fabulous conversations with a player named Scott, it’s time to get back in the game—in real life. While Livy tries to figure out her career path in jewelry design, she knows it’s time to take a chance on romance again, too.

But in a strange twist of fate, Livy finds herself getting to know Landy on a much deeper level. Sometimes people aren’t always as they appear to be. Just like a diamond, you have to look closely to see true clarity.

As Livy unwraps the layers around Landy to see the man behind the image, will she have a change of heart? Can she leave her past behind for a future with Landy? Or is it all a game of trivial pursuits?


I’ve mentioned it before, Aven Ellis is without a doubt one of my most favourite romantic fiction writers. I have not yet come across one of her books that I didn’t like and Trivial Pursuits is no exception.

Landon Holder is a big name hockey star for the Chicago Buffaloes. In the media he is portrayed as a player who is often seen out and about in Chicago with different women on his arm. Livy Adams should know better. After having dated a celebrity athlete before, she should stay clear of the likes of Landon. Will she let Landon in after discovering that there might be more to him than sassy media reports?

Aven has such a fantastic way of words. Her stories flow so incredibly well. Trivial Pursuits is definitely a tale that I enjoyed from the beginning on. Landon and Livy are brilliant characters and the relationship that these two form is beautifully crafted. Livy is such a vulnerable character who has to learn to trust her instincts and feelings after coming out of an unhealthy relationship with her former boyfriend. I was so desperate for her to have her happy ending.

I also love the reoccuring characters that the author builds into her stories. For example, one of Livy’s friends is Aubrey who was the heroine in The Aubrey Rules (Book 1 in the Chicago on Ice series). These books, however, can easily be read as a standalone, I just love being familiar with a few of the character cast already.

If you are looking for a romantic read with lovable characters and plenty of humorous laugh-out-loud moments, I highly recommend you pick up this title.

This review is part of the blog tour for Trivial Pursuits organised by the lovely Emma from Star Crossed Tours.




  1. April 23, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I’m not sure you’ll get much reading done in Disneyland Paris Heidi!! Have a fabulous time!
    Lovely review 🙂

    • Heidi
      April 24, 2016 / 11:55 am

      Thanks Lindsay. No, probably won’t read at all at Disneyland :-).

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