Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Review: "Falling for His Best Friend" (Katee Robert)

Avery Yeung doesn't have time to go through the whole process --- find a man, fall in love, get pregnant --- the way it usually happens. Two close relatives have been visited by cancer, and her doctor tells her she could be next on the list. Before that can happen, she wants a baby of her own. But where do you go for support when you're planning to be a single parent and your family is so traditional they'll probably shun you for the rest of your life if you go ahead with your plans?

Simple. Avery turns to her best friend ... who just happens to be a guy.

Drew Flannery, sheriff, has been Avery's friend since childhood. There's always been attraction, but neither has ever made a move, content to keep their friendship platonic. Now, though, with Avery threatening to get herself knocked up with just any donor, Drew's seeing red, and determined to convince her that it would be better if she actually knew the baby's father.

But it could take a lot of convincing on his part ... 

Entangled Publishing's Brazen imprint presents the erotic romance Falling for His Best Friend by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert. (Check out my review of Robert's novel Protecting Fate here.)

The beauty of this story is in its plausibility. Who among us hasn't been shaken by a brush with cancer, whether personally or vicariously through a loved one? Who hasn't felt the desperation that comes when we sense that time might be running out and we still haven't achieved a cherished life goal ... and aren't sure we'll be able to do so in time?

Avery is a beautiful young woman, devoted to her family even when their pragmatic traditions clash with her desires, committed to her friendship with Drew, willing to take a huge risk to accomplish her goals. It's easy not only to cheer for her but also to empathize with her situation. For all her strength and pluck, she's also authentic and vulnerable, making her an even more likable heroine.

Drew, for his part, manages to be both honorable and very, very bad, in a very good way. The sex between he and Avery reads as though they've been denying their mutual attraction for a long, long time, and now that they've turned on the faucet full strength, there's no turning back. Prepare for some of the hottest love scenes in a long while.

Still, there's nothing devious about Drew's motives. He wants what's best for Avery, and to do everything possible not to jeopardize his friendship with her. Their easy interactions with one another, especially early in the book, read almost like a close brother-sister relationship, until they each finally decide to be honest about their attraction to the other.

Nothing like a boiling hot romance to add to your collection!

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Author: Katee Robert
Title: Falling for His Best Friend
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
ISBN: 978-1-63375-274-0
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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