A delicious second chance romance featuring a strong, protective alpha and his sister’s beautiful, sassy best friend.
Things with my little sister’s best friend are… complicated.
I messed up – badly – so she walked away from our relationship and moved to New York City.
She’s all grown up with a successful career. An independent life of her own. And a hate-on for me. I promised myself that I’d leave her alone, but now that she’s back home – I can’t.
The woman is mine.
I swore off my best friend’s older brother after he broke all his promises.
He was supposed to give me forever, but he turned our relationship to ash.
When tragedy brings chaos into our lives, it would be so easy to fall back into his arms. He’s begging for a second chance and says he’s a different man now.
But I won’t be burned again.
We begin the book from Victorys’ point of view.
She is a literary agent in New York City. I love the descriptions of her job. She is a coffee lover and sarcastic too.
Cade is an arrogant, hot alpha male. Cade loves his sister Hannah and works hard for his family. But she also drives him crazy, as does her best friend Victory. Cade is a large animal veterinarian.
She comes home to Montana for a week, and things between her and Cade are strenuous at best. They clearly have a history, but both went their separate ways. We find out more details on Hannah’s story and her sad journey into being a single mom.
Wow, her best friend drops some truth bombs on her. She is, of course, still heartbroken and in denial building up her walls to protect herself. He isn’t helping, being the jerk he is and running from his own feelings. I wouldn’t say this man is perfect, maybe in appearance but definitely not attitude. The story of how he shredded her heart is so horrible I can’t believe he thinks he still or will ever have a chance with her.
He finally makes an effort and goes to New York City. Only to find her in another guy’s arms. Just wow. Things get steamy. But Cade messed up again, driving off the one person he wants. A horrible accident will bring you to tears. Cade and Victory finally admit they love each other and give in to the steamy chemistry.
Life as they know it is changed. It will never be the same again, and they both have a long road ahead of them. I’m glad that the characters are almost thirty in this book and seem to be settling down. Their love story is full of tragedy and heartbreak. Still, sometimes it is the biggest realization that rocks your world to refocus it. In this case, the accident did just that. But how will they work out long-distance, jobs and now parents?
Everything does end happily, and this couple has come a long way from the start of this book. I love Cade and Victory together. I truly enjoyed how this story ended and can’t wait for the next book in this series.
I love all the characters and the small-town charm the author included in the story. This story was emotional chaos for the first many chapters. This couple couldn’t seem to do anything correctly or communicate with each other. Yes, Cade was a colossal jerk, and his reasoning behind it is horrible. Victory had every right to be on guard towards him and run away. However, they are like magnets and can’t get away from each other or their feelings. When everything came crashing down, they finally found each other again when they both needed it most. I love that this relationship took work. It wasn’t instalove, and there is a happy ending. Even at the end of the book, they admit to needing time together and working on their love for each other.
The title of the book honestly threw me I was expecting something completely different. However, I’m not disappointed in the story. It was a fantastic romance novel about second chances and priorities. I liked how they stepped up and matured when it had to happen. I enjoyed them being older adults but still finding themselves and their desires and dreams. This was well written with an easy flow. It had an excellent but focused drama to the story and definitely impacted the reader emotionally. The point of view jumps between characters, and the conversations are well written. I got, to be honest, I didn’t love Cade’s character thru most of this book. I honestly didn’t start enjoying his character till he decided to change his jerk ways. Victory, on the other, was an instant hit. I liked how strong she was, even in the face of heartbreak and an annoying ex. She is no damsel in distress, and it was a joy to learn more about her. A character who wasn’t afraid in the face of tragedy. She stepped up as a friend and became so much more.