"... a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page." - Craves the Angst
AUTHOR: Prescott Lane
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 246
COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
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RATING: 4 Stars!
There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.
This is ours.
The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.
It was just supposed to be fun.
She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.
Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.
But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.
She thinks love is the answer.
But love is the reason I let her go.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This was a beautifully told, second chance, friends-to-lovers, childhood friends, forbidden romance that I enjoyed until the very last page. I’ve been a fan of this author since her first novel, and she just keeps getting better and better. She writes with passion and emotion and it shows in all of her works, but this one really hit all those emotional highs ... and lows. There were a couple of shaky spots, but overall, this was a wonderful read I’m going to enjoy time and again.
Ainsley Rose - aka A.Rose - is a dreamer. After losing her parents when she was just a kid, her older brother cared for her and made sure she had a good life. It wasn’t always smooth sailing, but there was love. And there was Rhett, her brothers best friend. He was older. He helped raise her. He’s seen her at her worst. And he was completely off limits. Now she’s a woman, a wedding dress designer and completely believes in love.
Rhett loves his freestyle life. He loves the ladies and has no plans to settle down. Rhett has been a part of Brody and Ainsley’s lives since they were kids. They’ve been through everything together. All grown up, Rhett and Brody own a veterinarian clinic together, so their lives are completely intertwined. He needs his best friend in his life, and his little sister is a definite no-go zone.
But Ainsley temps him in ways he never imagined and he what would "just" a little “fun” hurt.
I loved the dynamics between Brody, Skye, Rhett, and Ainsley. The author does a great job bringing each character to life and making them a part of the reader's life for a short while. I truly felt for all of them. They had some rough times, but also some fun times. They were great characters, easy to connect with and their story is going to be with me for a long time.
And I HAVE to mention the fifth and in my opinion, the best character of the book. Sadie. She deserves a shout out all of her own! This character was the bee's knees and I couldn’t get enough of her.
As for the shaky parts I mentioned, there was a bit of jumping around from past to present that could have used a smoother transition. I felt jarred back and forth in a couple of places. There were also a few moments where the story seemed to stall and I had to put down my ereader and take a break so that I could go back in with full steam. And lastly, there were a few character actions that made me do a lip curl, but that was quickly passed over with the consuming and exceptional plot.
The Wrap Up:
This was a well-written novel, with interesting and notable characters. There were a couple of twists that really hit that “twisty” spot I crave in my books, and it had a sincere and realistic feel. The romance was spot on with lots of sexual tension and a wild burn that had me turning the pages to see what happened next.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.
Connect with Prescott...
Website : http://www.authorprescottlane.com