New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton kicks off a dreamy new series with a sweep-you-off-your-feet friends-to-lovers romance.
Three days before Erin Bellini's wedding, her fiancé breaks up with her--in an email! Hurt and embarrassed, she decides to have a fling with veterinarian Jason Callum, who's both the best man and the hottest guy she knows. But Jason wants a lot more than just a one-night stand with the woman he's cared about for years. So he's taking things slow. And hot. And showing Erin what real love can look like.
Suddenly Erin finds herself spending a lot more time with Jason than she intended. Feelings she never planned on having again are wrapping around her heart, refusing to let go. Erin isn't sure she can trust her instincts, though. After all, she made a terrible choice with her ex-fiancé. But Jason intends to convince her that he's the best man for her, and that what they have together is a real love that will last forever.
Burton (Ignite on Contact) kicks off her Boots and Bouquets series with an irresistible blend of sweetness and heat. Two days before Erin Bellini plans to be married at her family's Oklahoma vineyard, her fianc , Owen, breaks up with her via email. Owen and Erin's mutual best friend, veterinarian Jason Callum, has pined for Erin for years and tries to be there for her in the aftermath of the breakup. Erin sees an opportunity to hook up with Jason as revenge against Owen, but Jason refuses to be Erin's rebound. Their slow transition from friends to lovers as Erin's heart heals and she realizes she was envisioning forever with the wrong man is satisfying and steamy. Erin is an appealing, resilient heroine (who's also not above dressing a puppy in a tutu), and empathetic, attentive Jason will make romance readers swoon. A solid cast of supporting characters, especially Erin's sisters Honor and Brenna, round out the story. The one sour note comes in the late reveal of Owen's unbelievable reasoning for breaking his engagement, but the charm of the rest of the tale more than makes up for this bungled revelation. This is a treat.
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Quick, entertaining read
This is Erin & Jason’s story in Jaci Burton’s new series. While I really didn’t care for Erin for a good part of the book, I really liked Jason (I think we all need a Jason in our lives!!). Erin gets dumped by her fiancé Owen via email two days before their wedding & her childhood friend Jason (also Owen’s best friend) is there to pick up the pieces and be there for Erin. It starts with Erin wanting to hook up with Jason to get revenge on Owen, which I didn’t like because friends shouldn’t do that to each other. While Jason has always had a thing for her, she realizes after spending time with Jason that it’s more than just hooking up & she has real feelings for him that she didn’t have with Owen. I also loved the family dynamics of Erin’s family, they are always there for each other. We also can’t forget the adorable dogs Puddy & Agatha🐾🐾. I did like Erin by the end of the book & am happy her & Jason got their HEA. I’m looking forward to the next book!!
Great start to this new series!
4.5 stars!! I really liked this first book in this new Jaci Burton series. Erin and Jason are both wonderful and complex characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this storyline, the Bellini family and the setting. I also really liked the twist that is thrown in towards the end of the story. It is difficult for Jason and Erin at first to give in to their feelings given he is her ex-fiance's best friend and they definitely do struggle with that in different ways. All in all though this is such a nice feel-good romance with an easy flowing story that is so easy to get caught up in. I look forward to more in this series and more of the Bellini family.