The sexiest man Lauren MacKinnon knows also happens to be her best friend. He's six-foot-four of masculine perfection. He's smart, and funny, and has one of the biggest hearts around. And she has no idea that he's completely in love with her.
Theo Prescott, however, is in denial. Or at least, he's trying to be. See, he's not exactly boyfriend material. After growing up in a volatile household and now as a successful divorce lawyer, not to mention his utterly disastrous dating track record, he's come to accept the fact that he sucks at love, and he's not willing to risk his friendship with Lauren. Who is gorgeous and awesome and probably perfect for him. But he's terrified of breaking her heart. No matter his feelings, she's his best friend, and that's where she needs to stay.
Because there are rules that come with having a best friend. Rules like no kissing, no thinking about each other naked, no having sex. And no matter what, no falling in love.
But one by one, Theo and Lauren are going to break the rules…
Friends to lovers is my favorite trope, so I enjoy most books with that theme. Theo and Lauren were an engaging couple, even though both were, in fact, stupid at times! Lauren needed to stand up for herself a bit more and while we didn’t get a whole lot of background into how she’s promoted her music, I feel like she probably could have done more. Theo is a fabulous friend, but that typical dumb guy who thinks someone in his life needs to be an example of everlasting love for him to understand it. But he knows enough how to be a good lawyer who protects his clients, their kids...and occasionally the other half in the divorce? Insert eye roll. Tara Wyatt certainly hit the mail on the head with this title!
Seriously though, I really did love this book and it’s cast of characters. I can’t wait to delve into Theo’s brothers’ stories...the author made them mysterious and interesting enough to make me want to come back for more. I’m also hoping for some follow up with Theo and Lauren, as well.
Great characters, fun dialogue and some very steamy scenes with our main couple make this an interesting and very recommendable book.
The story was okay. I just didn’t care for the author’s style of writing and in the formatting of her sentences that just didn’t flow well for me like other romance novels do. I don’t think I’ll read from this author again.
Great Friends to Lovers Story
This is book one in the new series The Prescotts. It's a friend to lover’s romance. This series is a spin off from The Dallas Longhorns series. The final book in the Longhorn series is Aerin, Theo's older sisters’ story. This new series The Prescotts will be about her brothers. You don’t have to read the Longhorns series to enjoy this book but if you like sports romances (pro baseball) I recommend picking up the books up. They were great stories. This book was a great start to this new series and I can’t wait to read the next book, it's going to be a fun series to read. It's a steamy, entertaining, witty story. I laughed, cried, got frustrated with Theo and Lauren, it's all around a really good book. Theo is honestly the lesser messed up out of the brothers which is saying a lot because I think poor Theo has some messed up ideas thanks to his parents bad marriage and the fact that he's a divorce attorney. It's going to be interesting reading Sebastian, Max and Lucien's stories, I can't wait. Sebastian’s story is next, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a wild ride.
Theo and Lauren have been friends for over 10 years. Neither of them realize that they each have feelings for the other. Theo’s parents were a very bad example of marriage and relationships and he's afraid he can't give Lauren the type of relationship she deserves and is terrified that he'll lose her for good if they try to date and he messes things up. Yep, he's sure that he will be the one to mess up. Eventually they end up in bed together after their friends set them up on a double date with other people causing Theo's jealousy to pop through. Lauren convinces Theo that they don't have to put labels on what they have. She's trying not to scare him away so she keeps it casual in hopes he'll see how good they are together. We all know this isn't going to work, right? Can these two finally admit what they have and find a way to make their relationship work? Can they see what everyone else sees, that they are perfect for each other?
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