Wyatt King isn’t looking for love…because he’s already found it.
Too bad she’s off-limits. He’s not going to be the jerk who messes around with his best friend’s little sister, so he keeps his feelings bottled up and settles for acting as her protector instead.
Andie Lockhart’s dreamed of kissing Wyatt for as long as she’s known what kissing is. But since he’s dated nearly every woman in town but her, she’s long since accepted he’ll never see her as anything more than his best friend’s tomboy little sister.
When a real estate developer threatens the beloved old house Andie inherited from her grandmother, her white knight Wyatt swoops in with his handyman skills to save the day. But the more time they spend working on the house together, the harder it becomes to ignore their irresistible attraction.
Until the night an accidental kiss blows the lid off those feelings they’ve both kept buried.
After that, things between them get a lot hotter—and a lot more complicated. Forbidden love, broken promises, family secrets, and jealousy all threaten to tear them apart. If he intends to hold on to the woman he loves, Wyatt will have to put everything on the line.
My Cone and Only is book #1 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice company. Each book is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance that follows one of the six King siblings as they find and fight for love.
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.
Almost 4 stars
Susannah finally bringing the steam and I’m here for it! The end of the book was a little slow and Andie was immature and unapologetic about it, but overall an enjoyable read.
My Cone and Only
First time reading this author. My first complaint, I picked it because it was a .99 cent book. Read the sample and when I finished I went to purchase and the price changed to $4.99. Don’t like to pay that for an author I haven’t read before, but the sample had interested me so I bought it. Before I know it the “F” word starts popping up then fast forward to the descriptive sex. Guess that attracts some but it ruins an otherwise good story for me.