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.
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.
A fixer upper
There’s a lot to savor in the start of the King Family (and ice creamery) series. Andie has been crushing on Wyatt since forever. Except, he will sleep with every girl but her (which is gross in a small town. Just ick).
Wyatt likes her too, but has firmly put her in a neat little box. He’s very immature in many ways and has a lot of growing up to do.
Still, once they started fixing up the house (a metaphor for working on their relationship) things heat up.
This is the first book I’ve read by Susannah Nix and it was an absolute delight! I thoroughly enjoyed Wyatt and Andie’s story and felt it had the perfect blend of humor, steam and swoon. Even though their story touched on a few heavy topics (TW: death of a parent and sibling) I still found this to be a highly enjoyable read. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series!