My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ryan Borja met the guy of his dreams in college. Brady Novak was kind, responsible and easy on the eyes. Yeah, the guy had a kid but Ryan loved her too. What could go wrong? Well, Ryan’s sister Ellie, that’s what. Ellie is a flighty, love-em-and-leave-em kinda girl with a big heart who doesn’t realize she dated the guy Ryan had fantasized about. But, like all of Ellie’s other relationships, this one ended within two months, just in time to send Brady running off to take a job in Phoenix, taking Ryan’s heart with him.
Ryan never thought he’d see Brady again until eight years later Ryan’s sister blindsides him by announcing that not only is Brady back in Atlanta but she’d asked him out on a date. And he’d accepted. As if that wasn’t enough to send Ryan on a tailspin, a neighborhood girl brings him face to face with Brady in an unexpected way.
Brady can’t believe when he sees Ryan again. He assumed Ryan had moved on from Atlanta, like he’d always said he would. But Brady hasn’t forgotten his cute, nerdy friend and wants nothing more than to have a chance to try the relationship they never got to have all those years ago, but convincing Ryan that he hadn’t slept with Ellie proves difficult. Ryan is still hurt over the way they left things and makes it an uphill battle, but Brady has waited too long. He’ll damn well give a good go of trying to get his man and with the help of his precocious teenage daughter and a little help from friends they may just get their Happily Ever After.
So what did I think?
Such a wonderful story and a great way to spend an hour or two!
The story is sweet, as Ryan and Brady reconnect after eight years apart. But things are complicated by Ryan’s sister’s interest in Brady, both now and then. In true romance fashion, no-one is properly communicating – it’s definitely complicated!
The characters are wonderful, particularly Brady’s daughter Lila. She’s smart and brave and wants her Dad to be happy and that means she wants her Dad to have Ryan!
There were some really special moments that had me smiling stupidly at my Kindle with a silly grin on my face, particularly Lila’s ‘proposal’ at the end of the book!
At $0.99 this was really good value too.
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