They don’t tell you it’s like waiting for the answer to a question no one can hear you ask.
Meet Brynn Darling. Successful event coordinator. Celebrity friends. At the top of her game. But after many failed attempts at finding love, and a realization that her best friend is clueless, she’s ready to move on.
Easton Cole has been in the friend zone since . . . well, forever. He fills the void with unimportant people and never gets attached. That is until Brynn begins seeing a guy who threatens everything he’s ever wanted.
All bets are off.
Maybe it’ll never happen.
Maybe she’ll fall in love.
Maybe they’ll get their ever after . . . after all.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 1556 Fantastic Stars!
This was a fantastic best friends romance. I love how quirky and dorky Brynn is, and how unsure she is around Easton. She’s been in love with him for as long as she can remember, and is sure that he does not feel the same way. After all, he’s not just her best friend, but that of her twin brother as well. And they both work together at a fan convention company.
Easton, meanwhile, has been in love with Brynn from the moment he laid eyes on her when they were kids. After several charged moments, everything changes between them when they end up in a hotel room on a road trip following a work event and they sleep together. When they wake up the next day, their friendship has changed… but maybe not in the way that Brynn was hoping. Easton becomes moody and withdraws from her, leading her to wonder what she did wrong… and ultimately accepting a date from Jude, the star of a hot supernatual TV show and someone she knows from the fan conventions.
I wanted to smack Easton so many times during Part 1. Why was he such a jerk? But then we get to Part 2 — Easton’s POV — and my opinion totally changed. He is so damaged, and is so insecure. He doesn’t do relationships because he doesn’t know how. His parents royally messed him up. And he feels so friend-zoned by Brynn (and her brother doesn’t think E’s good enough for her), so he hasn’t wanted to try. But after one taste of Brynn, Easton knows he needs to get his own ish together if he stands a chance of being with her forever.
There is a lot of miscommunication between this couple. Even though they tried to keep things casual, it never was for either one of them. The prologue had me completely hooked, and I loved every page of this story. The characters are complex but relatable. There is a great camaraderie between Brynn, Easton and her brother, and Easton has a great relationship with her parents as well, who were more parents to him than his own mom and dad.
The meaning behind Easton’s 1556 tattoo? Oh, my heart!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
She started writing early in her high school career after an English teacher forced her to write in a journal. Four years and thirty-something notebooks full of words later, she found her passion.
If Cassie isn’t shoulder-deep in writing a version of a fairytale, you can find her front porch sitting with her husband and daughter, eating all the bread, gossiping with her best friends, visiting Disneyland, supporting strong women, listening to cheesy music and reading great books by amazing people. She loves binge-watching Supernatural, drooling over Dean, Sam and Cas, and going to conventions. She also enjoys spreading love any chance she can. So, if you run into her, give her a hug or a high-five. She guarantees they’re magic.
Author of Unable to Resist, Anyone But Him, The Truth of a Liar, Enchanting Wilder, Surviving Wilder, Who Needs Air and The Girl Behind the Red Door.