In a novel that's perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?
When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they're still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland's trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker's boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben's no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can't seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.
The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker's ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can't go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.
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Oh friends to lovers. At first, while reading this, I was like oh my goodness these two make the perfect friendship. Their reliance on each other. The humor. The playfulness. Then the proposition was made. I mean.. really? how can that really turn out. but. it.. turns.. out. Whew. Does it turn out and turn up the heat!
Then you start to wonder, and hope, and beg that these two can make the transition from friends to lovers without any hiccups. Without any issues. Because these two BURN UP THE SHEETS..especially compared to who she was with. That little weasel. It's like going from a black and white television to a full fledged color TV.
Then it starts to work and lord have mercy is it hot. These two together. You start to question why they weren't together all this time. But was fizzles hot always burns the most. And boy does this one hurt. These two definitely know how to sink a dying ship.
I was pulling for these two. Crossing my fingers and toes. I couldn't help but want them to end up together. Hurt be damned.
I've never read Lauren Layne before. This was my first exploration of her writing . I liked the story line and the characters, and definitely the writing style. I can tell this won't be the last book of hers that I read.
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