Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Just About Over You, by Carrie Aarons

Just About Over You by
Carrie Aarons is now live!

What’s the worst thing you could hear your best friend, who you’ve always secretly been in love with, say? That would be telling another girl he could envision her being his wife.

I just about died when Gannon Raferty, the boy who used to borrow my pencils in elementary school, said that to the lead of the reality dating show he was cast on. Though he didn’t win her heart, he’s now a bona fide sensation when he returns to our college and moves back into the off-campus house we share.

The torch I carry for him has always been one-sided; I’m head-over-heels, soulmate-level into him while he views me as a lovable kid sister. So I decide this school year will be the one where I move on, where I finally attempt to open my heart to another. After all, if he can make declarations of undying love to someone he just met, but not to me, that’s the biggest wake-up call I could ever receive.

Until one night early on in the semester, when we accidentally sleep together. Because of course he’s going to confess his feelings now, when I was ready to give up on there ever being an us.

But just as Gannon starts admitting exactly what I’ve always wanted to hear, I get devastating news. And suddenly, I don’t want to risk losing him as a best friend. I’ve already lost too many people I love, and am on the brink of adding one more to that list.

If our romance goes south, I don’t how I’ll ever come back from it. Not only the crushing heartbreak, but the fact that we can never go back to how we were again.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

How much did I love Just About Over You? I read it in a day because I could not put it down. When it comes to Gannon and Amelie’s story in the Prospect Street Series, Carrie Aarons perfectly described all of the pain and heartache that goes along with being in love with your best friend.

Gannon and Amelie have both been in love with one another since they met in middle school, but he’s forever had her convinced that he just sees her like a little sister, and he believes that with his family background, he’s not good enough for her. Their status as best friends was irreparably altered after he went on a reality dating show, leaving Amelie crushed that he “fell in love” with another woman and proposed marriage. She doesn’t know that the whole thing was a sham, just a vehicle for Gannon to make strides in taking care of his motley crew of younger siblings. And I have to say, I fell in love with him for being that thoughtful and wanting to create a better life for his family! So when Gannon moves back into their off-campus house, there is a lot of tension between these two as they try to find their footing again and co-exist as roommates.

Then, just when Amelie is finally getting to a place where she feels like she may be able to get over her feelings for Gannon, they have a steamy romp during a house party, and it is explosive! Holy hotness! Gannon is about to confess how he really feels when a family emergency calls Amelie back home. Knowing that he needs to be her best friend, and not complicate matters further, Gannon steps up to be the guy she’s always been able to rely on. They rebuild their friendship, but the “the talk” that they need to have is always the elephant in the room between them. And once they finally lay all their cards out on the table, the payoff was so worth the wait!

I highlighted so many passages in Just About Over You. I loved everything about Gannon and Amelie’s story: the tension, the heartache, the pain, the frustration, the angst. And I LOVED the tie-in to CA’s Rogue series of British soccer players! Took me a minute to make the connection, but once I did, I was all smiles!

Well done!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Carrie Aarons

Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.

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