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Summary from publisher:
After having her heart broken, Lily Carver ran north to manage an upscale resort—and back to her longtime friend Sam Denning. Though she's well aware of how hot Sam's become, she refuses to risk her heart again. No matter how incredible his kisses make her feel…
Sam's been in love—and lust—with Lily since the summer they met. When he finally shows her how much he wants her, Lily can't resist his seduction. But Sam's a forever kind of guy and she's only interested in short, painless relationships.
Lily thinks she can protect both their hearts with a short affair to let their passion run its course, something where they both know the rules and can explore the sparks between them without getting burned. But their best-laid plans are put to the test by their undeniable attraction—and by a secret Sam's been keeping from Lily that could ruin everything.
It was a sort of trial getting this book read. Not because of the book but because the Sony Reader finally breathed its last breath and I bought a Nook and it got lost in the mail. I have no luck at all. This one ended up being my first read on the Nook and I am happy that it was a good one.
I loved Sam and Lily. Lily, a survivor of abuse, leaves the city to run a resort where her friend Sam lives. Unbeknownst to Lily, Sam has been in love with her since they met. Ain’t that adorable? Yeah, no. Lily puts the kibosh on all that romantic talk and puts their relationship in the strictly “no strings attached” zone. Totally understandable given her experience with relationships. I loved their chemistry and the push and pull angst between them was really compelling.
I loved most aspects of this book. I thought the main characters were compelling and interesting. They had a great chemistry. I also happen to love angst and there was plenty of it to go around in this one. I did find that I was missing that momentous shift at the end. There was plenty of angst, conflict and back and forth but I never saw the point where it shifted from friendship to no strings attached to relationship. I don’t really need that but it’s nice to see.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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