TEQUILA + YOUR BEST FRIEND + YOUR BEDROOM = UM. WHOOPSIE?
Don’t sleep with your best friend.
Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful.
I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad.
The problem is, Luke has forgotten. He swears that he can’t remember a thing about that night beyond the trays of tequila shots being set on the tables.
Except I can’t forget. I can’t forget how good his hands felt until I fell over and hit my hip on the dresser, and I sure as hell can’t forget the entire two minutes of tap-tap-squirt.
Awkward. Embarrassing. And the new subject of a couple of dirty lucid dreams.
But I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with.
Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…
Romance | New Adult | Contemporary | Comedy
Well did Emma Hart redeem herself for me? You bet your bottom dollar she did! After my slight disappoint from The Experiment and The Upside to Being Single, I took a smidge break from Emma Hart, which was heartbreaking because gosh darnit all, I flipping LOVED Miss Fix-it, Miss Mechanic, and Mixed Up. That’s right, I binge read the panties off of this author. I liked her sassy heroine, sarcastic humor and above all, her sexy chemistry between her characters. So here we are my furry friends and I will tell you what, I literally almost shit my pants laughing so hard from start to finish. Yep, TMI I know, but you needed to know… now you know, might as well keep reading to know why you know, you follow me?
Surprise surprise my furry friends, I did it again, I got a book that was a ‘Best Friends to Lovers’ trope and I actually flipping enjoyed it. Firstly, I don’t always like these, but can I just say that the dynamic between Aspen and Luke flowed to pure perfection. It was hilariously cute, entertaining, charming and yet dreadfully awkward to watch unfold – I loved every minute of it. Aspen for starts is what I have come to expect from Emma’s bundle of writing style, she has spunk, she has word vomit and more importantly, she is my kind of gal. Seriously, the sweet and spice that radiates from her personality it definitely amazing. The combo wouldn’t be complete without the book boyfriend, Luke is nothing short of what I expect either. He is charismatic, broody, yet sweet, confident and definitely enjoying his easy-going lifestyle, he is very comfortable. I like it.
Before I jump right into the romance I want to say something I find important, their friendship. Yep, that is right, I loved it. Even right at the start because there was definitely this awkward, avoiding the obvious sex question, but they still fell into this mojo that I personally enjoyed watching Aspen and Luke evolve into more. They had such a believable friendship, one that I could see an attraction from but not only that, but their friendship was something that felt adorably fun. They had been friends for twenty years, history, depth was there, though it was hugely explored it was still described enough for the reader to get some kind of presence of mind to understand their connection. Hell, everything from their routine, their shenanigans, I cannot get enough.
With that being said – on to the goodies… oh their romance. Can I say again I swooned? It wasn’t just that I swooned, it was simply that it was adorable how it was built. I liked how they were cautious around one another, not wanting to ruin their friendship but also not wanting to miss out on exploring their feelings – or rather really seeing if they were really that bad at sex. It was great.
My only pet peeve, which is always something I say is with this writing style is I always feel something is missing towards the end. Maybe it is the fact it feels it goes from the point of hitting the romance, the swoon worthy, panty dropping perfect romance then boom, we are done and it just feels like I should have more. Though if I am being honest, I still enjoy the endings, Emma Hart always gives the cutest, most hilariously adorable ending that is well deserved I just wish there was more.
So there – yeah I liked it a lot. It was a fun read, one that surprised even me, especially considering it was a ‘Best Friends to Lovers’ trope – yeah, I know, my least favorite trope and I liked it. Aspen and Luke’s charmingly, hilarious dynamic was enough to send my ovaries into a chuckling tizzy. I loved every minute of it. I swooned, I laughed, I piddled a smidged, all good things to achieve a happy laugh in a sexy RomCom is always a good night in my book! Cannot wait to see what is next from Emma Hart.