Growing up, Griffin Thorne was the most annoying, adorable, and infuriating boy I’d ever met. I told myself I wanted nothing to do with him, but no matter how much I tried to hate him, that crazy boy somehow became my best friend.
As teenagers, we were inseparable. Despite the high school rumors, we never crossed any lines. Friends forever. That was our motto.
Griffin grew up to become a smoking hot firefighter and I got my dream job as the town librarian. Life was perfect. However, when tragedy strikes and we’re forced to move in together, our friendship is put to the biggest test yet.
Do I risk everything for the chance at an epic love? If I follow my heart, I could lose my best friend. But if it works, we could finally get our very own Happily Ever After.
Oh my heart y’all!! This book was friends to lovers per-fect-ion!! I mean everything about it. From the small town vibe to the secondary characters, to my home girl, Nan, was magic. It was one of those kinds of books you want to melt and pour yourselves into the pages of just so you can become a part of the story, be BFFs with the characters, sit on the front porch with them drinking sweet tea and shootin’ the breeze. The kind of book where you simultaneously squeal in happiness at the ending, but also sort of want to cry because it’s over and you really never wanted it to end. I was entranced by it from the first page to the very last.
Evangeline “Leni” Hughes is this sweet and beautiful red-head. The BFF to Griffin who’s living her dream by working as the town’s librarian. She’s had some sadness and loss in her life but through it all she had had two constants, Griffin and her grandmother whom she calls, Nan. I love this character y’all. She’s gorgeous, but doesn’t know just how much. She’s caring and would do anything to help anyone, and not for recognition, but because she’s just good to her core.
I could not love this gal more!! She sees the good in everyone and when she loves someone she loves with her whole heart. But she just so happens to love her best friend with her whole heart. Like loves him loves him. Like white picket fences and I wanna have your babies and grow old with you, kind of loves him. She’s worried that if they go down that path it could potentially risk their friendship and that’s one of the most important things in her entire life. What will happen when Griffin starts dropping little hints that he just might be feeling the same way? Will Leni throw caution to the wind for a chance to have everything she’s ever wanted and a happy ever after with Griffin?
“Thank goodness for him; he’s always been my savior. Even back when I didn’t want one.”
Griffin is one of my favorite kinds of heroes. He’s sweet as pie, and he’s all kinds of swoony. He’s a firefighter, y’all, obviously this man is hotter than my granny’s biscuits and gravy. He is loyal and would do anything and I mean anything for Leni and her Nan. Even if that means hiding his true feelings for her until she’s ready.
“Leni, I’d do anything for you.”
He’s been friends with her since they were nine years old and their friendship has changed a lot over the years.
“Griffin, you little turdscicle. I will find you and I will hurt you.”
He hasn’t always loved this girl, but now as an adult he can’t live without her. When Leni starts showing signs that she just might have feelings that go beyond friendship will he be able to convince her the risk is worth it for the rewards?
While this was my first book by Miranda Elaine, I can guarantee it won’t be my last. I LOVED the style of her writing. It’s fun, realistic and refreshing. It was exactly what I needed in my life right now, even though I didn’t even know it. I love that Miranda gave me a new and exciting take on the friends-to-lovers genre packed with amazing secondary characters and set in a perfect small town setting you can help but to fall in love with and all the steam you could want. Griffin and his red-headed beauty are HOT as HADES!!
I can only hope we get Parker’s story and MUCH more Nan, because Nan is my spirit sister y’all! For my Nan I can help but to picture a cross between Betty White and Cloris Leachman. Adorably and hilariously awesome! This book is a must read for rom-com, contemporary romance, friends-to-lovers fans alike. It has something for everyone! Add it to your TBR today and start counting the days until you can grab it because you don’t wanna miss it!
My cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐- So much goodness in here! All the stars in the sky! This was sweet and swoony. Hot and steamy. Funny and feisty. It.Was.Everything.
🔥🔥🔥🔥- GAH! This was full of all the steam, plenty of sweet and swoony. Griffin was the perfect blend of smokin hot southern gentlemen and alpha AF in the bedroom. Gotta love some hot and dirty love makin’
🌪Cliffhanger Warning- Hells Bells Y’all!* It’s Just So Dang Good* Perfection. Yay! 😍🔥😍
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Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She’s been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she’s by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.
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