Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble...
Sawyer Landry is sexy, rugged, charming… and did I mention sexy? Back in college, we were best of friends - which meant I secretly hid an epic unrequited crush, while he dated every other girl on campus… and then told me all about it the morning after.
Now I’m back in Chicago for the first time in years, and Sawyer is determined to rekindle our friendship. I swore, I wouldn’t put my life (and heart) on hold for him again, but just one look at his handsome face and I know, he’s still the only man for me.
But this time, things are going to be different. No more sitting around, waiting for him to realize his dream woman is right in front of him. No, I’m going to make him see, I’m not just one of the guys anymore.
But can I really go from sidekick to soulmate? And will this playboy bachelor realize, true love is waiting - if he’d only take a chance?
Find out in the hot new standalone romance from Katie McCoy!
Sawdust and Soulmates
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review
Rascals Bar co-owner Sawyer gets the book boyfriend treatment in Soulmate, Katie McCoy’s fourth entry in the Rascals series. This second-chance romance reunites Sawyer and college gal-pal Gabi and chronicles their journey to happily ever after.
Previously ghosted by Gabi following a significant college friendship, Sawyer is committed to rekindling their friendship when he bumps into her at a busy Chicago intersection. Gabi is less sure about picking up where she and Sawyer left off, though. Her feelings for Sawyer had gone unrequited for years, and this was catalyst for both her post-college disappearing act and her current hesitation. Once on board with a reunion, the relationship between Sawyer and Gabi quickly escalates from friends to friends-with-benefits to two people with conflicting emotions at odds with each other.
Gabi is convinced that suppressing her emotions and avoiding any talk of a committed relationship is the best way to counteract Sawyer’s resistance. She agrees to a casual relationship in hopes that her patience will be rewarded. Unfortunately, in the process, Gabi tends to be borderline manipulative, which as a reader, I found to be somewhat off-putting.
Obviously, Gabi and Sawyer get their happy ending after some heartache and strife separates them. Sawyer comes to understand that love is not the impetus for heartbreak and unhappiness, as he once mistakenly believed. He realizes how much he wants to share his life with Gabi and how important a role she plays in his life—how she enhances his joy and contributes to everything he does.
Soulmate has a fairly predictable plot, and much like its predecessors in the series, is formulaic in its execution. But, in spite of that, it’s still a highly successful and extremely enjoyable romance romp. Katie McCoy has a tendency to create some of the most charming book boyfriends, and Sawyer is no exception. Ultimately, Soulmate is another solid installment in the Rascals series.
Review: Rascals 4: Soulmate
Soulmate by Katie McCoy is the fourth book in her Rascals series. Told in dual POV between Sawyer (Who you would have met previously in the series) and Gabi, his college best friend and the girl with the unacknowledged, unrequited crush. Well-written and well-paced this book is funny, emotional and sexy.
After five years away, Gabi is back in Chicago, having left to escape her best friend who was completely unaware of her feelings for him. But she is back and ready to build a new life back in her home town. When a near death experience ends with her in none other than Sawyers arms she feels like maybe the universe if having fun with her at her expense.
Sawyer lost his best friend years ago when she moved away after graduation and ghosted him. Now that she is back he is experiencing all kinds of feelings towards her that are far outside the spectrum of BEST FRIEND. Determined to not ruin the best friendship he's ever had with the one person he knows he can't live without Sawyer is fighting all the feelings towards Gabi, even if it is making him a sullen and moody person to be around.
Quirky and funny and very, very sexy - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Enjoy!
Cute, sexy read
Soulmate by Katie McCoy is book four in the Rascals series and a standalone but I highly recommend reading the entire series which is full of fun and sexiness!
Gabi and Sawyer were college best friends but Gabi left in desperate need of a fresh start. And the fact that Sawyer looked at everyone but her for something more. But now, Gabi’s back in town and is ready to avoid Sawyer at all costs and keep living her life. Gabi just doesn’t know that Sawyer isn’t about to let her slip through his fingers again.
I loved everything about the relationship between Gabi and Sawyer. Sexy, emotional, real and just like a couple you would hang out with. Gabi knows what she wants and goes for it. And that was one hell of a grand gesture to win her back ;)
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one in the series!