Best friends or lovers? Nobody really knows.
But the relationship between Bea James and Alex McClay certainly stirs up scandalous rumours wherever they go.
Bea is flirtatious, witty, and knows how to appease a crowd. Alex is charming, determined, and knows exactly what he wants. Their only rule? Honesty, always. Lies and secrets have no place in their relationship; any form of omission could be costly.
Take that one night in Paris, for instance. It was supposed to be a fun, no-strings moment; one that subsequently began their downfall.
Alex may have won back the heart of his ex-girlfriend-now-fiancée, but at what the expense? Losing his best friend's trust. Now Bea is torn between what to do: tell Alex the truth, and risk ruining the relationship she treasures most - or keep her greatest secret yet, and risk losing him once and for all.
Wit and drama
Keighley Bradford’s debut novel does not disappoint. Her story is alive, so full of wit, emotion and a good helping of drama. While the relationships between the characters are deliciously messy, I found them all so easy to love. Bea and Alex are beautifully constructed characters with a quite a complex relationship, they make some tough decisions throughout the book but alway maintain their charm. Once we were is also very well paced, there wasn’t a wasted moment when it come to plot or character development. Can’t recommend the little book enough!