NHL Boston Hawks captain Austin Merrick used to be my boy-next-door. Now, he’s the man on my mind.
Our paths haven’t crossed in over a decade when I find myself back in Boston, desperate to save face in front of my ex-fiancé. With a devilish smirk and wicked blue eyes, Austin steps back into my life to be my plus one for a summer filled with weddings and events.
Should be fun and effortless, right?
Then why the need for rules?
And why do I crave his touch at the small of my back and wish for his kiss on a moonlit beach?
Suddenly, things begin to feel complicated, messy, and real. When I look at my first friend, I don’t see the boy-next-door, but the man I want to spend forever with.
If Austin learns the depth of my feelings, will he give us a real chance? Or are some rules better left unbroken?
The best friends to lovers romance
This book is probably the best friends to lovers romance I have ever read! I loved Chloe and Austin’s banter and exchange of childhood stories and memories. Each characters past hang-ups were believable and I didn’t feel like it was super dramatic.
Make sure you have a few hours to read and the take-out menu handy for dinner because you will not want to put it down!