Friends and roommates in social isolation!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌍🌏
Character development: 😍😕🙃☺️🤩
The heroine: Avery – owner of a family business with her two sisters. It is a hotel with event capabilities and Avery is the one that deals most directly with the clients and plans the events that are held there. She lives in a luxury condo with her best friend Declan.
The Hero(es): Declan – has been best friends with Avery since college. He and Avery have always gotten along well and any romantic feelings that might have started between them had been pushed aside long ago when Avery went out with Declan’s best friend at the time, Sam. Declan had grown up in a home where his father often cheated and his mother would do the same to get back at him. So Declan has never been interested in long lasting relationships with the women he has dated.
The story: Though both Avery and Declan can afford their own place, Avery likes to live with someone else and it works well to live with her best friend Declan. However, when Declan has a late night out at a bar, brings home a random woman and oversleeps when he was supposed to drive to an alumni meeting with Avery, she goes without him and gets in a car accident.
Guilt-ridden, Declan insists on taking care of Avery as she recovers and the two get closer than ever before and both start to get feelings for each other. Though other things start to get in the way. This is a very good story and kept me interested throughout. It is steamy in parts and funny in others which is so much Helena Hunting’s standard. I loved it.
The narrators were perfect. Stella Bloom was perfect as an intelligent and independent woman who has some anxieties and isn’t a fan of being out of commission while recovering. Jason Clarke is one of my favorite male narrators with his deep and somewhat gravelly voice. He made a great Declan. I am a big fan of dual POV with two narrators. I love to get the Hero’s POV and it is best when he has a deep sexy voice.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.