Courtney Baker is ready to put small town life—and the man she can't have—behind her. Years of secretly crushing on her best friend's older brother have led nowhere and she's finally ready to move on. It would have been a great plan had she not drunkenly blurted out all her feelings and kissed him. At least she'll be able to forget all about it when she leaves town in less than 48 hours.
It takes a lot to surprise Dean Jones, but a kiss from the girl he's been secretly attracted to for years does just that. All it takes it one kiss for him to realize he doesn't want to let her go. But she's his sister's best friend and that's a line he knows he should never cross. Never mind that she seems determined to leave their small town—and him—behind.
When a storm and a broken car stop Courtney from leaving town, Dean sees perfect opportunity to get her out of his system. But can one night ever be enough?
A must read!!!
I LOVED Dean and Courtney’s story, and it was the perfect addition to the Magnolia Sound series! It was sweet, with the perfect amount of sexy and drama added! I loved getting to catch up with some of the previous characters from this series, and it is one of my all time favorite tropes!!! An amazing must read that I would definitely recommend!
A sweet, sexy and fun story that keeps you engaged. Courtney and Dean have known each other most of their lives. Courtney is Dean’s sister’s bff and has had a crush on Dean since she was 15 yrs. old. I really enjoyed watching them realize that what they’ve been denying for so long has finally materialized and how perfect they are for each other. There is lots of obstacles to overcome but they learn to do it together. I also got a kick out of the reactions Dean’s family has to him being with Courtney. If you enjoy best-friend to lover romances this story is for you.
Dean & Courtney ❤️
BFF’s sibling romances are my all time favorite romance trope. Even if you yourself never crushed on your siblings’ bestie (or your bestie’s sibling), doesn’t just the thought of something slightly forbidden, but not in an icky way, make you want to know more? Courtney definitely knew what she was doing when she started crushing on her friend Scarlett’s older brother Dean. That man made me need to fan myself in more than one occasion! Yes, he was also sometimes frustrating, as those brooding, not-great-with-words types are. But dealing with Courtney, who was both impetuous and flighty at the story’s beginning, couldn’t have been easy. Thankfully, the each got out of their own way! I did have an issue with two secondary characters, though...Mason and Scarlett, our couple from book three. Pregnancy turned her into a needy shrew and him into a lap dog. I wanted to strangle her for her treatment of Courtney. In fact, I might have had to take a long break from that friendship for my own sanity. But these 5 stars are for Dean, Courtney and especially the always wonderful storytelling of Ms. Chase. Is it any wonder that her books are constantly on the top on my wish list and to-be-read pile. I’ve said it before, but Magnolia Sound is a great place to visit!