Thou shalt not fall for the girl thy cousin wants…
James Watson is at a breaking point. The last year has put him on rocky grounds with his friends, and now he just bombed the bar exam. He pins the blame on one person: Tori Brown. She’s not only his sister’s best friend, but an undeniably sexy goddess who chaos seems to follow.
Tori is tired of men seeing her as nothing more than a conquest. She’s particularly tired of James Watson, her friend’s hot older brother and the man who can’t give her a break. Now that Tori’s finally landed the human resources job she’s been working toward, she knows she won’t have time to think about him anymore. Until it becomes clear that the up-and-coming lawyer at her new workplace is none other than James.
Beyond working at the same firm, James’s desire is kept in check by the bro code rule: Don’t date the girl your cousin likes—especially when he’s the attorney who invited you to join the firm. With the lines between lust and hate getting blurry, can they help but be crossed?
Delicious antagonists to friends to more…
Won’t Back Down is the third in Shelli Stevens’s fantastic Bro Code series, and is about James Watson and Victoria Brown. Tori is James’s sister Kristen’s best friend, and while they had a couple of unscripted instances where their lips literally collided with heated results, they’re telling themselves they don’t even like each other, much less more.
And so it begins, right?
Shelli Stevens does a stellar job with James and Tori and their prickly, antagonistic relationship to an unexpected, delightful day together and the slow thaw and build to a genuine friendship and much, much more.
As always, Ms Stevens’s characters are full of life and heart, from James and Tori’s all too realistic experiences at the law firm that employs them to the entertaining banter they share with friends.
Once I started, I basically devoured Won’t Back Down in one sitting and am crossing my fingers for more in this stellar contemporary series. In the meantime, there’s always rereading!