My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Copy received through netgally in exchange for an honest review
Release date 14th February 2023
Genre: – Cont. Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – yes
Rating – 5+++ stars
I don’t think I have yet read a Kylie Scott book I didn’t enjoy and this book just once again proved how good a romance Kylie Scott can write.
I adored this book. I might go as far to say that Lars has overtaken Mal as my favourite Scott Hero!!
This book is a contemporary with a touch of the paranormal – with Lars and Susie finding a divorce certificate dated 10 years in the future with their names on it. The paranormal element was not overblown and served as the catalyst for them both beginning to spend more time together outside of “ex and ex’s best friend” or “home owner and contractor”.
Whilst trying to discover just what is happening, they become reluctant friends, to real friends, to denying that there is something there – to simply being inevitable!
This is a book driven by the characters and how they overcome the obstacles they themselves have put up to be able to have the relationship they both hope is possible between them.
Susie has been burnt in the past, from both ex partners and family and needs to learn to trust in Lars and herself, and Lars, well, he has a plan, a very specific plan that does not involve feelings for his best friends ex…even if said best friend is a bit of a dick.
I just adored how the relationship grew and evolved and experiencing them falling in love. Lars was a great character – sturdy, strong, reliable and damn hot!! Susie was sarcastic, funny, a little bit sassy and just downright brave in how she was willing to learn to trust and stand up for herself with her toxic family.
I was so disappointed when I had finished it – that I went right back to the beginning and simply read it again straight away!!