Hillary Dubas has everything she's ever wanted. A family who loves her, friends who are always there for her, and a successful bakery she's poured her heart and soul into. The one thing missing is love. Finding her Ever After in her hometown is not so easy, though. In fact, it's really more of a nightmare. Especially when the only kissing she's doing is with a man who's all wrong for her. She knows better than to get too close to a playboy like Trey... Doesn't she?
When Trey Thompson returned to his hometown to visit his ill grandpa, he never thought he'd stay more than a few weeks. Now here he is, nearly two years later. Still in River Bend. And Hillary—aggravating, exasperating, breathtaking Hillary—is running around town, recklessly dating anything with two feet. Not that he cares. He's always considered her off limits. So why can't he keep his hands off her?
5 Only Ever After Stars
Hillary is a twenty six year old who owns and runs the bakery in town. Trey is a Navy vet who is currently a firefighter and a furniture builder. Trey and Hillary have known each other since they were little. They’ve always been friends, but act more like siblings. They drive each other crazy. They have an attraction but never act on it. Her, because she knows he’s a playboy who will never settle down. Him, because he thinks she deserves better. But after one kiss they both can’t stop thinking about each other.
I absolutely adored this book. Their relationship was realistic and funny (for me.) Trey has a womanizing reputation but he is amazing with Hillary. I loved both characters individually and together. Everything about this small town romance felt real to me. I also enjoyed getting to see how their friends were doing. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a wonderfully written friends to lovers story. I can’t wait to see who the author writes about next.