Series: Rascals #4
college, we were best of friends – which meant I secretly hid an epic
unrequited crush, while he dated every other girl on campus… and then told me
all about it the morning after.
Now I’m back in Chicago for the first time in years, and Sawyer is determined
to rekindle our friendship. I swore, I wouldn’t put my life (and heart) on hold
for him again, but just one look at his handsome face and I know, he’s still
the only man for me.
But this time, things are going to be different. No more sitting around,
waiting for him to realize his dream woman is right in front of him. No, I’m
going to make him see, I’m not just one of the guys anymore.
But can I really go from sidekick to soulmate? And will this playboy bachelor
realize, true love is waiting – if he’d only take a chance?
Find out in the hot new standalone romance from Katie McCoy!
#5 Troublemaker – Dec 10th
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Man, Sawyer is an idiot! This Rascals book tells the story of Sawyer and his college best friend, Gabi, who has moved back to Chicago after five years. She was in love with him way back when, but he had her so strictly in the friend zone, she was invisible as a woman. Her feelings for Sawyer were the reason she left town to begin with, but a job opportunity and her mother’s health brings her back home.
Gabi had no plans to look up Sawyer, but fate stepped in when they ran into each other on the street. It doesn’t take long before they fall back into their old habits, but this time, Sawyer has noticed how much Gabi has grown up. There is a nice lead up to the moment when they first kiss — the build up and the anticipation played into the payoff!
But Sawyer thinks the kiss was a mistake, and especially thinks that sleeping together was a mistake. But Gabi convinces him to go for a friends with benefits relationship, hoping that the commitaphobe will see how good they can be as a couple.
I didn’t like Sawyer’s reasons for not wanting to be in a relationship; his parents were miserably married, so your hurt the one you are supposed to love. And Gabi means too much to him to do that to her. It’s not until he loses Gabi a second time — but this time knowing how amazing they could be as a couple — that he realizes how wrong he’s been. The Grand Gesture to win her back is a pretty good one!
Katie McCoy offers another great standalone in this awesome series with Soulmate. Sometimes your person is right in front of you. And it takes Sawyer losing Gabi twice — and seeing a younger version of themselves — to make that connection.
I loved getting updates on the other couples from this series, and I cannot wait for Dante and Hayley’s story in the final installment!! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.