Loved the chemistry between these two! Falling for the right guy at the wrong time leads to heartache in this light and sexy rom com. There’s a whole lot that I loved about this one – the characters are easy to root for, the dialogue is plentiful, and the overall tone is light and sweet with hints of sexy. Though I would’ve liked a little less back and forth – especially prior to discovering the biggest obstacle in their path to happiness – there isn’t much that I didn’t like about this book. It’s a solid start to a new series but easily stands on its own, and has me ready to keep reading about this group of friends.
The story follows Blanca, a woman getting a fresh start in a new town. After recently reconnecting with her childhood bestie, they become roommates and a part of each other’s lives again. On her first day in town, Blanca meets a sexy stranger and they share an immediate connection that’s easy and unique. Unfortunately, Ethan is Blanca’s new coworker, and he has a firm rule against dating women he works with – especially considering how much his last breakup affected him. As the two get closer, they struggle to stay platonic… not realizing that Blanca’s bestie may shatter everything they’ve built.
This one had me hooked from the start – it’s got such an easy and light feel that it was a bright spot in my day. I love the concept of two strangers meeting and falling for each other without realizing that there’s trouble in their future. The only reason this doesn’t get 5 stars from me is because I wanted the relationship to be stronger before the bestie came into the picture. Ethan ran hot and cold so much that things were already a little shaky prior to adding in the ex element, so that’s where this falters for me. That being said, it didn’t diminish my enjoyment and I’m looking forward to more from the series. I’m not sure how Piper Rayne will get me to like Blanca’s bestie in the next book (she is definitely not likable in this), but they know they have an uphill battle ahead of them so I’m excited to see how that all plays out. I received an ARC via Wildfire Marketing Solutions and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sweet and sexy read.
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