This was EXACTLY what I was hoping it was going to be – banter-filled, low angst fun with plenty of the sass this author is known for. When Hart is on top of her game, she can write such great romances that are light, playful, and have just the right amount of sexy. And that’s what this was. This brother’s best friend romance features a genuinely good hero and the girl he’s been crushing on for years. It’s a nice play on the trope, with obvious history between the two and a build in intimacy that WORKS. I loved it from start to finish.
The story follows Kinsley, a bookworm whose love of romance novels sometimes gets in the way of her real relationships. She’s determined to date more, and is taken aback when her brother’s best friend, Josh, offers to help. He’s been in her life for years but they haven’t spent that much time alone together, and it seems like a strange offer. Turns out, Josh has been crushing on Kinsley for a long time but knows he can never cross that line, so setting her up with someone else seems like the perfect way to finally close that door. Except things don’t quite work out that way.
This author’s last few releases haven’t completely hit the mark for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this. But it was SO good. I love a light and easy rom com that’s filled with dialogue, obvious chemistry, a connection that grows throughout the book, and a story that just makes me smile. That’s what this is. Playing up the tropes and doing it well, this low angst romance has so much humor and heart. The banter is a huge part of its appeal, and I loved both characters. There’s no way you won’t be rooting for these two early on, especially given how adorably sweet and sexy Josh is. This is the kind of story that the author excels at, and I cannot wait for more from the series. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this light, sexy romance.
What I wanted for my birthday: Books.
What I got for my birthday: my brother’s best friend playing matchmaker.
Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am one hundred percent against being set up with somebody.
And I’m one thousand percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend.
I mean, if I’m so great, why isn’t he the one dating me? (For the record, I don’t know the answer. That’s just what the guy on the internet asked.)
Still, I’ll humor him. If I go on his little dates, he’ll teach my bookish, introverted self how not to be totally, completely, utterly, unforgivably awkward on every single one of them.
And all I have to do is fall in love with one of the lovely gentlemen he’s serving up for me on a silver platter—all of whom fit my very specific guidelines.
It would be.
If only I could stop falling for Josh.