A sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!
Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.
But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings...
The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.
But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.
The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.
And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.
At Long Last
Crosby and Nadia are a pair years in the making, if only they’d known. They’ve always been friends, having fun hanging out together and teasing one another—they’ve always gotten one another. But she lived in Vegas while he stayed in the Bay Area. That all changes when she moves her team to SF.
Not the bes
A lot of reused dialog but something to kill my board sat for bit.
A charismatic romance
The Virgin Rule Book was a charismatic read. This story had one of my favorite tropes to read: sibling's best friend and it also had a friends-to-lovers vibe. And it had the typical Lauren Blakely touch that I enjoy. Though Crosby is Nadia's older brother Eric's friend, Nadia and Crosby also were the best of friends. Their banter and interactions were flawless and easygoing. They gave good flirt. When they come up with a friends-with-benefits scheme to help one another, it is not as easy as they would think. Buried feelings start to come to the surface and it was interesting to see what Nadia and Crosby would do. I liked seeing how their relationship progressed to friendship to friends-with-benefits-to a possible more. They were just fantastic together. I liked how Nadia was an independent and strong heroine and that Crosby was not intimidated by that. I also like the family and friends bond that Lauren built in this world. I can't wait to get more of their stories. There is also a prequel to this story titled The Rules with Friends with Benefits that gives more context to Nadia and Crosby. Overall, this was a sweet, fun, and sultry story.