Why did I want to read it?
I love reading the best friends-to-lovers trope. There’s so much potential for romance and conflict and since it’s a well-known romance trope, I’m always on the lookout for creative ways authors structure their stories and characters around it.
What worked for me?
First and foremost, the groundwork of the friendship was really present. I believed that Drew and Avery, before all other things, are really the best of friends. I think it’s really important in this kind of story to establish the kind of friendship that they have and I think the author did a very good job on this.
Second, I genuinely enjoyed moments between the two of them. Because they’ve known each other since they were kids, the innate response of each of them to take care of each other has stayed with them even through adulthood and it was also interesting for me as a reader to have that sort of dichotomy or that blurred line between what can be just merely automatic response for someone you care for and romantic love. I love how this was explored.
Third, yes the romance was scorching. That’s the thing I love about Entangled Brazen stories. Their stories have heart but at the same time, they’re really, really very sexy. And the sexy and fun times are in this book, you guys.
What did not work for me?
There’s nothing major that did not work for me. I do have to say, that as a personal preference, since I’ve read so many books with this trope, I was looking for that added extra in the story. But I also have to say that it was still a very enjoyable read for me.
My over-all take on it?
For those of you who enjoy reading friends-to-lovers stories like me, this is definitely a good read. I’ll recommend it to you guys. Drew and Avery share a lot with each other and it was great watching their relationship evolve.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yes, these are my honest and personal thoughts on this book.
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
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