Surprisingly, I was cool with this age gap romance. I’ll be honest and say that I was a little skeptical when I realized it was a daughter’s best friend romance, but these two were sweet (and sexy) together. Our heroine is nearly thirty, our hero is pushing fifty, and they’ve had years to get to know each other – just not in this way. Once the flip is switched, things are a go, and the romance was unique and interesting after that. I do think the book itself is needlessly long; one hundred pages could’ve been eliminated and I would’ve liked it better. But the romance itself is very solid, and this makes a light and steamy addition to the series.
The story follows Tiffany, a woman who has been crushing on her best friend’s dad for years. She’s never made it a secret to her bestie but neither one of them actually thought anything would come of it either… that is until one drunken night changes everything. Drunk at a bar by herself, Tiffany calls on Daniel to get her home safely, and the evening proves to be eye-opening. With her inhibitions loosened, Tiffany makes her feelings known, and it awakens something inside Daniel. He’s never considered Tiffany an option, but now that he knows she’s interested… he can’t deny that he is too. But crossing the line with your daughter’s best friend – and coworker – comes with all kinds of strings attached.
If you’re worried about the age gap, don’t be. I think it really worked here. While Tiffany teases Daniel about what a hot dad he is, this never felt uncomfortable to me. Everything is out in the open, and the years that they’ve gotten to know each other just make the relationship feel that much richer. They’ve certainly got chemistry, and they felt right together. My main complaint with this one is that it just felt TOO long. There’s a lot of story that has nothing to do with the romance, and I found myself skimming at times. These two have a quick, easy connection, so having the book be over 400 pages long felt completely unnecessary. But it’s a low angst, high steam read that provides updates on some of our favorite couples while also feeling like a standalone.
What happens when you fall for your best friend’s dad?
On the surface, I’ve got it all – a great job, good friends, a cute apartment, and a smart mouth.
The only problem?
I’m in love with a man who doesn’t know I exist.
We’ve all had that crush.
The one you dream about even though he’s ridiculously out of reach.
Well, my crush is a lot closer.
Daniel Stryker is sexy, smart, handsome… and in a double-whammy ‘why me?’ twist of fate, he’s also my boss and my best friend’s dad. Can you say zero chances?
But when a night out turns into a drunken admission of some uncomfortable truths, things change.
Or they might, if I have the guts to go after what I’ve always wanted.
Because suddenly, I’m not invisible to him.
And I see him, the real him I’ve never known.
It’s scary plunging in heart first.
Is it too fast? Is it real?
And will he still love me when he finds out I’m pregnant with his baby?
The Truth is a full-length romantic comedy with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
About the Author:
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post and #1 Amazon best-selling author Lauren Landish welcomes you into a world of rock-hard abs and chiseled smiles. Her sexy, contemporary romances—including her wildly successful Irresistible Bachelor Series—have garnered a legion of praise from her readers. When Lauren isn’t plotting ways to introduce readers to their next sexy-as-hell book boyfriend, she’s deep in her writing cave and furiously tapping away on her keyboard, writing scenes that would make even a hardened sailor blush.
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