My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my first book from author Leddy Harper and one that I absolutely loved! It’s a slow burning, brother’s best friend/second chance trope (my favorite!) and is written well with some witty banter, a couple of tantalizing twists and a few laughs. The storyline isn’t too dramatic or angsty (is that a word?) but it flowed pretty well. There was a lot of back and forth between Holden and Janelle. It seemed both spent most of their time in a state of confusion either because of miscommunication or no communication at all which at times had me wanting to yank my hair out! But it was still fun watching them learn how to let go of their preconceived notions and learn how to trust each other. In the end I enjoyed the give and take and the humor they found in their situation. Holden was such a sexy sweetheart, I just wanted to squeeze him! Janelle seemed a bit spoiled and immature so it took me a bit to warm up to her character but that changed as the story progressed and she began to really look at herself and her actions. Overall, this is simply a fun, sometimes light hearted and sweet romance! Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Most of my youth came with spiral notebooks filled with doodles, wedding plans, and “Janelle York” looped in bubbly handwriting.
However, one night in Vegas changed everything.
I woke up to more than just a fantasy of my brother’s best friend.
Five years later, I’m standing on his doorstep confronting him about the secret he kept from me.
If you think this is the story of how we rode off into the sunset together…
You’re so wrong.
But if you think this is the story of how Holden blackmailed me into living with him…
You couldn’t be more right.
About Leddy Harper
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.
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