I’ve been meaning to check out this author’s work for awhile now because her covers are so fun and the blurbs sound enticing. But this was sort of a forgettable read for me. It was fine. There’s nothing bad but also nothing particularly compelling about it, and I’m probably going to forget that I even read it a few days from now. It’s short, low angst, and a mix of sweet and sexy, so if you’re looking for a quick, easy read, then this might satisfy.
The story follows Benji, a mechanic whose world is thrown off its axis when he meets Rae. As the new owner of Benji’s workplace (the one he was planning to buy) and the estranged sister to his friend, Rae has engrained herself into every aspect of his life. They immediately clash, and it’s not until Benji looks past his assumptions that he realizes that Rae isn’t the woman he expected her to be.
I love enemies to lovers rom coms, and I was really expecting this to have more tension (or at least a playful feel). But very little of the book centers around the workplace – or even their feud. Other than some assumptions that don’t give off the best first impression of either character, there’s not much tension at all, just a serving of drama. It’s got a very instalove, kinda immature feel, and glosses over certain elements of the story, so I sometimes felt shortchanged. I did love how much time is spent focused on our couple, but the relationship felt a bit over the top to me. It’s missing the nuances that make a romance feel more than surface level, and everything happens at lightning speed. So this falls somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me – I didn’t dislike it, but I also found it pretty unremarkable. I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this quick, sexy romance.
Big, burly, and definitely not my new best friend.
Benji is the current obstacle standing in my way.
Not that I mind.
Who said your brother’s best friend had to be off-limits, anyway?
Rich chick waltzing into town buying up businesses like candy.
I hear the whispers about me.
They’re not wrong. Just not exactly right, either.
Benji doesn’t see it that way, though. He puffs his chest out when I walk in—a very muscular chest, might I add—and lets me know in no uncertain terms that I’m not welcome on his turf.
I’m just here to find my brother, who left without even saying goodbye.
But Sawyer? Nowhere to be seen.
I have no choice but to stay here and wait, and Benji has no choice but to humor me.
My brother’s best friend has a funny definition of humor, though.
Not so much ha-ha as hate you forever.
Pretty soon, Benji’s guard-dog act starts to crumble and I catch a glimpse of the man underneath.
The rugged, strong man who makes my heart thump and my core clench.
The man with a kiss to bring me to my knees.
The man who might just crack my heart wide open…
…but when my brother finally returns, our budding romance could fall apart before it even begins.
Won’t Miss You is a stand-alone brother’s best friend romance with a guaranteed happy ending and absolutely zero cheating.
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About the Author:
Lilian Monroe is a contemporary romance author. She loves to add elements of suspense and mystery into her novels while making sure to deliver that oh-so-satisfying happily ever after (as well as lots of oh-so-satisfying moments along the way).
Initially writing in her free time, she developed a love for storytelling and romance and slowly started sharing her stories with her friends. Making the leap to novels was exciting and challenging, and she immediately fell in love with the entire process. She thoroughly enjoys every aspect of writing from conception to editing to publication.
Lilian has lived all over the world: Canada, Australia and Thailand, to name a few. She spends her days writing and teaching English, and daydreaming about the next male lead to star in her books.
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