My Cone and Only
Lines are crossed and promises broken when a forbidden kiss ignites an irresistible attraction in this sizzling brother’s best friend romance…
“Promise me you’ll always look out for Andie.”
By the time I was seventeen, I knew my best friend’s younger sister was the only girl I’d ever love.
We’re all grown up now, but my feelings for Andie haven’t changed. She’s the smartest woman I know and the only one who sees through the carefree act I hide behind. She deserves better than a screw-up like me—failed musician, part-time handyman, and full-time black sheep of my family.
I’ll do anything to protect her, so I keep my distance and my hands to myself.
When the tumble-down house she inherited needs repairs, I jump on my white horse and swoop in to help her with the renovations. Even though it means spending dangerous amounts of time together.
I’ve got it under control until the night a surprise kiss changes everything between us.
One scorching-hot taste of her is all it takes to shatter my defenses. Now that I know how much she wants me, I’m addicted to our secret glances and stolen touches.
Around our friends and family, we pretend we’re still just friends.
But when we’re alone? We can’t keep our hands off each other.
This game we’re playing is bound to blow up in our faces, just like everything else I touch. If I can’t prove I’m worthy of Andie’s love, I’m going to lose my two best friends in the world.
MY CONE AND ONLY is a swoony, feel-good friends to lovers romance featuring a STEM heroine who takes no crap, a surprisingly loyal bad-boy rocker who’s head over heels for the one woman he thinks he can’t have, lots of small-town shenanigans, and an epic grovel.
It stands alone with a guaranteed HEA and kicks off the six-book KING FAMILY series. Your heart will melt for this band of unruly siblings behind a Texas ice cream empire as they stumble on the rocky road to love while dealing with their big, messy family.
Nix (Elementary Romantic Calculus) launches her King Family series with a love story just as tempting, decadent, and sweet as the ice cream sold by the title family's nationwide brand. Charming, flirty Wyatt King wants nothing to do with his family's ice cream empire. Instead, he works as an occasional handyman around Crowder, Tex., setting his own hours and playing in a cover band. His handyman skills come in handy when his best friend's younger sister, biologist Andie Lockhart, is threatened by her homeowners' association, who hope to facilitate a shady real estate deal involving her run-down property. Luckily, Wyatt's on hand to fix things up until the HOA has nothing left to complain about. The arrangement has the pair spending a lot of time together, which is both a blessing and a curse for Wyatt, who's secretly loved Andie since he was a teenager but has always avoided her out of misplaced loyalty to her brother. But Andie and Wyatt's mutual mooning was noticed long ago by family and friends, putting their forbidden attraction on thin ice. Andie and Wyatt sizzle with chemistry, and Wyatt's many brothers and sisters, all of whom deserve love matches of their own, spell good things for the series to come. This is a treat. (Self-published)
Happiness cannot be achieved when we hid our feelings from each other
This is my first time reading this author, and I enjoyed her book. It fits nicely into the friends-to-lovers and best friend’s little sister tropes. It is the story of Wyatt, who has experienced a great deal of loss very young and was very fearful of causing more and Andie, who has a lot of difficulty trusting despite there not being an apparent reason. Wyatt has grown up with the impression that he is doomed to fail, and has therefore stopped trying. He believes himself to be very alone, despite the fact that he has a large, concerned family. He uses charm and feigned confidence to mask his insecurities, and has never has a relationship because he believed that he could never be with the woman he loved. Andie is hiding similar feelings toward Wyatt, believing him to be interested in any woman but her. These two love and learn on their journey that hiding one’s feelings might delay years of happiness. I recommend that you give this book and this author a try. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced complementary copy of this book.
Years of hidden love
Andi is the ultimate girl next door. She’s the best friend’s little sister who just kinda fit in. She’s the one that Wyatt swore he would protect at all costs and never hurt. She’s the one he swore to her brother, Josh, that he would never make a move on. But deep down, she was the only one he wanted to keep forever.
Wyatt was the brother’s best friend who treated Andi like she was precious & always protected her. He was the best dance partner and the only one she trusted fully to protect her for those advanced dance moves. He was the off-limits town bad boy that all the other girls wanted desperately. But so did Andi, she just couldn’t let anyone know.
When Andi needed a little extra help with some odd jobs to get her HOA off her back, she turned to Wyatt. As these two spent more time together, their electric energy as friends ignited into more. They could no longer hide their true feelings for each other, & when they gave in…these two were explosive. Andi was very obviously the girl Wyatt had always held out for. But…could he convince her brother that he could change for her? That he could be the man Andi always needed to love her & protect her?
I loved them chemistry between the characters & the overall energy of this book.
Chris Brinkley & Amanda Stribling did an awesome job with narration. The southern charm oozed out of both of them & was done well. I loved the southern words & phrases used throughout this book.
This was a really good read.
This was a story about longing and unrequited love. Both characters have been friends for years. Both having no idea how to get past the friend stage and then there is the big brother best friend thing and it goes on. The story is all there. Just read it you won’t be disappointed.