AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2015
PUBLISHER: Prescott Lane
PAGES: Approx. 200
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RATING: 4.5 Stars!
When I was a little boy, the best thing about the holiday season was unwrapping presents on Christmas morning — tearing off the paper and tossing it on the floor. Now that I’m a man, I like to unwrap slowly, deliberately, taking my time to savor what lies before me. I still like to throw the wrapping on the floor, but now I know the best gifts come wrapped in lace.
And unlike when I was a kid, I won’t get sick of this present by New Year’s. I’ll definitely be playing with this girl day after day after day.
After six years avoiding my hometown, the last thing I expected when I returned was a wannabe bad girl to unwrap my heart and rip open my soul. But that’s exactly what happened. Now if I can just get the hell out of my own way, maybe I’ll finally get the best gift of all — her!
Come get unwrapped by Drew this holiday.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Feel Good Stars!
I’ve read other books by this author and she always makes the reads so worthwhile, bringing both feeling and amazing characters to her stories. But with this book, I saw some serious growth both as a writer and a storyteller as she explores the connection between two best friends who lost contact with one another only to be reunited ten years later, giving us a sharp and witty heroine and a passionate and caring hero. She fills their story reconnection story with fun, excitement and angst. Wow! I just loved this read!
Drew has come home after being away for six long years. He was betrayed in the worse way possible and has kept his distance from the family that was once his rock and the town that once held his future.
Piper has been home for a little over a year now after being swept away ten years ago. She’s lived a full life at the young age of twenty-four but she loves the peacefulness of small town life and she wants to help take care of her grandfather.
Drew and Piper were once childhood best friends and reconnecting after all these years has sparks instantly firing. I loved these two so much. The were exciting with some incredibly funny dialogue and witty banter. Their chemistry was amazing and individually you just couldn’t help but feel for them, what’s they’d been thought and what they were going through. Both of them a bit complex and broken but also charming and thrilling.
Did I mention how much I loved them?
The only time this read became questionable as to whether I’d give it five stars or not was the conflict between Drew and Piper towards the end. I know miscommunication is a key element in these kinds of reads but the way Drew handled the situation by not listening to anyone, including his mom, his Nana, Davis, his brother and especially Piper when she originally tried to talk it out, made him look a bit immature and cowardly. I understood Piper’s reluctance to talk to him. Her past prevented her from seeing through her abandonment issues to realize all that pain could have been avoided just by talking. It just seemed like unnecessary drama for the sake of drama when they had plenty of other difficulties to overcome.
Regardless of that very small portion of the book, I loved this read so much! It made me giddy. I laughed. My heart broke for both Piper and for Drew at various moments within the read. I felt pain for them and I felt the betrayal when they felt it. All that was due to the quality writing Prescott Lane presents. She totally brought the “feels” and angst and also brought the funny and the swoon.
The Wrap Up:
This was definitely a feel good story that captivated me from the moment I started reading it. It’s crafted beautifully with a solid story, sweet, funny and sexy-steamy moments that made me fall in love with Drew and Piper. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. It had everything that makes a read great with all my favorite elements! I've already added this one to my re-read pile and I can't wait for round two!
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