“Alice Gaines will tantalize your romance taste buds with a book you can’t put down until the very last page.” NYT bestselling author Jasmine Haynes
Her brother’s best friend is not only the hottest man Michelle Dennis has ever seen, he’s the one man she hopes to avoid after leaving town eight years ago. Of course he’s the one waiting at the airport. Worse, he made sure they’re staying in the same house.
Pro football player Alex Stafford is expecting to pick up his friend’s kid sister, not a full-fledged bombshell. He was planning to apologize for their past, but the feelings he had years ago come roaring back…and this time, there’s no denying them.
Keeping his hands off is a test he’s bound to fail—especially when they’re stuck in close quarters. But falling in love with Michelle, living in her world, isn’t an option for a guy like him. And remembering that will save them both a lot of heartache…
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Super fun, cute read. Low on angst and high on fun makes this an excellent light read. It's a second chance story and brother's best friend story rolled into one. I really loved the family dynamics and could easily see how the younger Michelle would have had a huge crush on Alex. Even though at times I just wanted to yell at Michelle to get over it already, I did enjoy her character. Then there is Alex who is just all kinds of yummy! There is obvious chemistry between Michelle and Alex. While the story was fairly predictable it was also very entertaining.. This one definitely left me smiling and it's a book I would highly recommend.
This was a cute short story about a second chance love. Michelle and her brother, Kyle didn't have the greatest home life. Michelle's father seemed to take great pleasure in cutting her down. Kyle's best friend Alex and his family took them both into the family showing them the love they should have received from their own parents.
This story takes place 8 years after Michelle graduated from high school and left town for good. Michelle fell in love with Alex when they were kids. She idolized him and he was always there protecting her, showing her affection she craved. That is until a confrontation happened that hurt her so bad that she left and never looked back. Michelle kept in touch with his parents but never came back home. Finally Emma and Jim, Alex's parents, convinced her to come back home for their anniversary party and Michelle knew it was time to face Alex again.
The author doesn't reveal what happened to cause Michelle to leave until much later in the story so I'll keep that a mystery. There is a lot of hurt feelings but still love between Michelle and Alex and both have their own insecurities. This story is about them overcoming those insecurities and allowing them to be who they are and still feel they deserve love.
This is a safe read. No other woman/man drama and no abuse.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.