Thursday, May 9, 2013
Olivia hates the singles scene, so when her best guy friend, Ian, offers to be her plus one to a series of weddings she has to attend, she agrees. Although she doesn't want to complicate their lifelong friendship, she can't pass up the chance to have a steady date without the dating drama. What she doesn't expect is to now find Ian so incredibly sexy.
When Ian sees his old friend Olivia dolled up for wedding #1, the boyhood crush he once nurtured transforms into smoldering attraction. It doesn't take long for their no-strings arrangement to turn physical. But as Olivia's desire to stay "just friends" becomes clear, Ian's feelings are deepening. In the time they have together, how will Ian convince Olivia that one plus one can make for a lifelong pair?
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: May 6, 2013
Number of pages: 100
Word Count: 22,000
Definitely not what I expected when I started this story and because of that, I am awarding a solid 4 rating!
I anticipated a typical "I am in love with my best friend and don't know what to do" story line. That was what the summary gave me, and it definitely was that story line, but with so much more.
The author managed in such a short story to give some nice characterizations, with aesthetic descriptions, personalities, and backgrounds.
I love the unsure romantics and that is who Livy is. Unlucky with relationship, but something that does not define her. She has a very nice and happy life. Owns her dream of a bakery, amazing friends, and a rather busy upcoming social schedule.
Which brings us to Ian...
Ian is Livy's best friend's younger brother and has been a part of her life forever.
Handsome, swoon worthy body, intelligent, and successful. Has had relationships but something is always missing.
And whats missing? His secret...
He has been in love with Livy forever and compares all women to her.
Some wedding invites Livy has with a plus one has brought these two together. Ian has agreed to be Livy's plus one and that's where the story takes off.
Takes off with Ian's chance to get closer, to let Livy know how he really feels. And Livy's with trying to sort out the all consuming feelings she has for Ian.
Emotions. Sexual tension. Consummation. Confusion. Confessions.
Will they or won't they? A definite good read and worth the peak.
Great story, would definitely recommend it! Stalking is warranted. Highly suggest you do the same.
Brighton Walsh is a storyteller at heart. Whether through words or pictures, she's been weaving tales for as long as she can remember. After decades of cultivating her writing, she finally decided to give life to the voices in her head and set forth to write her first novella. Love is her first love, and writing about it is a dream come true. When she's not writing, you can find her with her nose buried in a steamy book or partaking in some retail therapy. She lives in the Midwest with her swoony husband and two energetic kids who (fortunately) know nothing about the naughty things she puts down on paper.
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