Vivacious and successful, Ava Meyers is living her dream life, except for one thing: Ever since childhood, she’s been in love with her best friend . . . and she’s never admitted it. Back then, Sam Farrow was a damaged young man with a tough past. Now he’s supremely confident, super-sexy, and totally untouchable—until the night when Sam pretends to be Ava’s boyfriend to save her from some unwanted attention. In a moment of weakness, Ava finds out that a long friendship is no match for blistering sexual chemistry.
After years of denying his own feelings, Sam finds that one amazing night with Ava isn’t enough to chase away all the pent-up fantasies. So he proposes they spend a few weeks driving each other wild, exhausting their every desire, and then return to their perfect platonic relationship like nothing ever happened. But Sam’s plan has one fatal flaw: the part where they give each other up. Because the more they let go of their inhibitions, the more they’re tempted to never go back.
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Expected publication: February 17th 2015 by Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Touch & Go is the second book in the Dare to Love series but if you haven't read the first one you can still enjoy this one. I didn't know that it was the second book in a series when I started it and I had no problems following along and it did not impact my enjoyment.
This is the story of two best friends who decide to add some benefits but there are some secret unrequited feelings that complicate things and make things messy. It is a story line that has been done a million times before but for some reason it really worked with this one. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than other similar stories I have read.
What I think made the story was the characters themselves and the relationship they had. I adored Eva and Sam and the comfortable, know everything about each other friendship they shared. The fact that they could snuggle while watching a movie, talk about anything and route through each others drawers was so sweet and left me wishing I had a best friend like that. I particularly loved Sam with his charming personality, extreme loyalty and his addiction to all things "as seen on TV." The fact that he was oozing with sex appeal did not go unnoticed either. There were plenty of moments that I wanted to reach through the pages and strangle him or slap some sense into him but even in the moments when I loved to hate him I still adored him. Kelly did a fabulous job at penning two characters that felt real, believable and likeable. You could really get behind Eva and Sam.
For readers that like their pages hot, this book delivers on that as well. I can be picky when it comes to sex in books. I absolutely don't mind it if there is a story and emotion to go with it but get bored with the "wash, rinse, repeat" formula as I like to call it. I can honestly say that I didn't feel like I was washing my hair with this book and it never got monotonous. It will take me a while to look at a tool belt the same again!
I really enjoyed this book and this author's style of writing. Now I feel the need to go back and read the first book and I look forward to any future instalments. Job well done!
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