In this friends-to-lovers Regency romance by USA Today bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author BREE WOLF, childhood friends Anne and Tobias, once known as Little Annie and Little Toby, are forced down a rocky path when they realize that friendship alone is no longer enough. Will they dare reach for more?
She is his oldest friend, and he is hers.
Until a mistletoe kiss…
…goes horribly wrong.
England 1801: MISS ANNE THATCHER ought to choose a husband. That, however, is easier said than done for no man of her acquaintance manages to capture her attention, her interest, her heart. The only man she has ever loved is Tobias Hawke, her childhood friend who has always been like an older brother to her, troublesome but loyal.
Anne cannot think of him without remembering how he used to hide frogs in her bed when they were children. He is her friend, not a suitor, and yet, lately, whenever she finds herself looking into those chocolate-brown eyes of his, Anne cannot help but wonder…
…what if he kissed her?
TOBIAS HAWKE, brother to Viscount Barrington, no longer sees the little girl he once knew when he looks at his childhood friend Anne Thatcher. To him, she's no longer Little Annie, and the thought that she might still think of him as Little Toby disturbs him greatly. Yes, she is his confidante, his friend, the one woman who knows him like no other, but…
…what if he kissed her?
Neither one of them dares to risk the friendship that connected them since childhood…until Christmas arrives, and they find themselves pushed under a sprig of mistletoe.
This is the prequel to the Whickertons in Love series and was previously published in the holiday anthology Mistletoe & Mayhem.
The Whickertons in Love Series
Once Upon a Kiss Gone Horribly Wrong (Prequel)
#1 Once Upon a Devilishly Enchanting Kiss
#2 Once Upon a Temptingly Ruinous Kiss
#3 Once Upon an Irritatingly Magical Kiss
#4 Once Upon a Devastatingly Sweet Kiss
#5 Once Upon an Achingly Beautiful Kiss
#6 Once Upon an Accidentally Bewitching Kiss
Much ado about a kiss?
A kiss, a kiss. What is in a kiss? Humiliation is what it was. That horrible Missletoe. Annie and Tobias were so overwhelmed by the highly anticipated kiss because they didn’t want to destroy their longtime friendship. But Tobias’ brother and Anne’s cousins felt that the only way to get these two friends to admit they belonged to each other more intimately was to force a kiss under the Missletoe. Unfortunately Anne was so worked up about it that Tobias misread Anne’s signals. Did she detest the idea? Well, it the worst mistletoe kiss of all times. And it was all due to her cousin’s meddling. But if not for her cousin’s meddling and Tobias’ need to find her in the library the next day to apologize then they might never have kissed again sort of as a do over. And then.....all things led to a happily ever after. But oh...what wonderful kisses thereafter! I loved the swooney way that our talented author Ms Bree described that most swooney kiss. It was sooooo swooney! And yet still PG. Well worth the read!
Will a kiss change their friendship
Annie and Toby have been thick as thieves and best friends since they were mere children.
Now, as Annie and Tobias, they are all grown up...still friends but terrified of changing the parameters of their friendship. Will a mistletoe kiss change their dynamic or will it go all wrong?
Tobias and Annie have been the best of friends since childhood. All grown up, they are still friends, but both want more. Each loves the other, but is afraid that revealing those feelings might lead to rejection and loss of friendship. Their reluctance to address their feelings frustrates those who want to see them happy. Is there any way or anyone able to nudge these two forward?
This adorable holiday romp takes place at the Archibald holiday house party. Attending the party with Annie are her cousins Louisa and Leonora Whickerton and Grandma Edie, who are determined to get these two together. Pushing from the other side is Tobias’s brother Phineas. Their antics are laugh-out-loud funny and totally entertaining. The whole story is fun. (I did feel a little sorry for poor Lord Gillingham.) A charming story and wonderful characters make this prequel a perfect introduction to the Whickertons in Love.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.