Thank you, Netgalley and Publisher, for this Arc!!
This book practically defines “friends to lovers trope” to the extreme! A slow burn that was full to brimming with an amazing friendship between two individuals that finally turned into love.
I liked this read. Both of the main characters, Hailey and Wes, have their own baggage to work through. While both seem to think they are handling their fresh starts in California well, it turns out that when friendship turns to love, some of that baggage can resurface.
I love friends to lovers, a one bed only trope and throw in a reality TV home remodeling show??? YES!!!
This was a hit for me. Shelby and Cam started something at age 17 when their tv/sitcom coming of age show went off the air 10 years ago and now, they are working together again!
This has a great build up to steamy romance and a lot of sweet nothings that left me sighing. What I especially loved was the attention to details about them as a couple but first and foremost as individuals.
Cam really had to make peace with his family, especially his father. He was also struggling with the idea of setting down roots somewhere more permanently than he has been. Shelby has spent the last 5 years sober and focusing on herself. My personal favorite thing about this book is that Shelby is a skilled woodworker and works with her dad on renovations.
If your a fan of romcoms then I definitely recommend this!