Arc Read from Net Galley
I met the girl of my dreams in a church parking lot while my best friend was having sex in my truck. Her name was Layla and she was trying her hardest to ignore me, and them, from two parking spaces over. I swear, I’ve never seen someone so beautiful in my life. I’ve also never struggled to get the girl, but for some reason my foot and my mouth became friends that night in the worst of ways.
Cheesy pick up line, that failed? Check.
Inability to form coherent sentences? Check.
Ego crushing let down? Yup. That happened too.
I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about Layla that sucks me in. I need to get to know her. Spend time with her. Make her mine. Who knows, maybe she will be the one to finally settle me down. That is, if I can convince her to give me the time of day.
Everything about Joshua Thomas screams, run away. His sharp jaw. Those vibrant eyes. Lush lips that have probably tasted every girl in this tiny town. I know better than to give him a chance, but knowing what I should do and listening are two different things. He makes my heart flutter in ways I thought only possible in Hallmark movies. He makes my legs shake from one look. I resisted him once. I don’t know if I can do it again.
This book is from a dual perspective between Layla and Josh. Honestly, the blurb hooked me on this read, and the cover caught my interest. The author’s note at the beginning was fantastic. I loved hearing why she republished it under a different name and that some of the stories had some truth to her life. The chapter photos are excellent. Layla and Josh clearly have a history as Layla journeys back to a small town she knows she will run into him in. However, she seems lost in her thoughts and kinda hesitant to be going back. Unfortunately, the book time jumps between the prologue and the first chapter. Backtracking gives the readers some history but then doesn’t catch up until the end of the book. This confused me a little.
Their history is fascinating, her fighting destiny and him fighting obligations. Unfortunately, he is super sweet and romantic and very smitten. But just as soon as things go right, they all go wrong. I did find some of the quirks in Layla’s reactions intriguing and charming. Her character development was alright, giving the reader enough information to understand her a little bit. This book has a bunch of heart-wrenching moments before the happy ending.
This was a delightful romance. I love that Josh was sweet and that the books weren’t too steamy. It was a nice mix of sweet and sad. I really loved Layla’s characters trying to forge her own path. Yes, the romance was super slow and really didn’t come around until the book’s end. It took me a while to figure out the time jumps, but it was a great story.
This is a stand-alone book, not part of a series.
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