No doubt about it, Maeve Brennan is going through a bit of a dry spell. It's been months since she met a man more interesting than the tomcats down at the shelter where she volunteers. That is, until she crosses paths with River Hill's newest barista. But Ben's made it clear he only wants to be friends, so Maeve will definitely stop thinking about his Captain America-esque muscles. Probably. Maybe.
Ben Worthington never thought he'd be living above his best friend's garage while working at a coffee shop, but there's a lot about his life that doesn't make sense. Like his attraction to Maeve Brennan, River Hill's most beloved resident. She deserves better than a mostly out-of-work ex-lawyer though, so he'll stop thinking about her naked. Soon. Eventually.
But when the youth center where Maeve also volunteers comes under fire from a big-city developer, Ben realizes he's exactly the type of hero she needs. He just hopes she can live with the take-no-prisoners approach to winning, because he's pretty sure he can't live without her.
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Cute, small town romance
This was a sweet, cute, funny though somewhat frustrating friends to lovers romance that kept me turning the pages to see just how Ben and Maeve would overcome their own issues and get their HEA.
I really liked Ben and Maeve, I did, but boy did these two get in their own ways constantly. Ben is a good guy, but one who is lost in the man he once was and can’t seem to grasp that he can change and be more than he once was. Maeve is sharp, sassy and has a kind and generous heart. She doesn’t necessarily have a bleeding heart complex, but does tend to lose herself in those good deeds when she doesn’t want to face something head on.
Ben and Maeve mad their journey to their HEA really rough on themselves. First by drawing lines to save themselves (and each other) and then by tripping over their own feet when anything that they deemed ‘more than being friends’ came up. It was funny and frustrating all the same time, but once they stepped over the line with each other things got better and they established this flow that just worked for me. Then came the sinkhole. It wasn’t a surprise and while I got why it was such an issue, I have to say that I was totally #TeamBen and though I would have liked a little more in the way of grovelling, I liked the way things ended up for them.
While this isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author, this is the first of this series, definitely not my norm, but life happens and I’m hoping that I’ll find pockets of time to read the previous books in the series because I really liked all of the characters who are apart of Ben and Maeve’s lives and how they helped them both along the way. But overall, this was a quick and fun, if not a little frustrating, friends to lovers read that was low on angst but filled with great characters all around.
~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~