“How does a stranger walk into my life
And change what I thought it meant to be alive
It’s crazy how you went from being just some girl
To being my whole world”
– SOME GIRL by ANDY GRAMMER
The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized.
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint.
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.
Friends. It’s all we can ever be.
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches.
And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.
“I’m sorry that I let us down again
I never meant
To break you heart, tear us apart like this
Oh, I just wish that I could go
Back when we were more than friends.”
– MORE THAN FRIENDS by MOKITA
I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.
I just didn’t realize how much.
As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.
Bad timing strikes again.
When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted—him.
Mason and Sophie hook up in a bar bathroom, while waiting for friends to arrive. Little did they know that they were waiting for the same people…AWKWARD!!!! They try to keep their little hook up a secret from everyone and become friends.
After years of waiting for Mason to make a move, Sophie finally decides to start dating again and meets someone who makes her happy, until, she moves in with him. Little did she know that the man she was dating had a bit of a temper and things start getting out of hand. Mason notices her withdrawal from social activity and the bruises she tries hard to cover. Naturally, he decides to do something and comes to her rescue and tries to help her out of her situation, only to end up getting arrested for murder. While working through his charges and Sophie finally away from her tormentor, they help each other get through the trials facing them drawing them to one another finally trying to give love a chance. But Sophie’s domestic issues aren’t over and once again she’s in trouble, only to be rescued once again by Mason. Going through all these emotions, Sophie pushes the “pause button” on her new found relationship with Mason. Mason going through his own emotional battle, respects her decision and keeps his distance, while keeping an eye on her.
Life, however, has a funny way of pushing people together and through everything they’ve been through, they find themselves together and this time nothing will tear them apart.
Mason and Sophie’s story is so real to many a reader. This book touches on issues that are dealt with on a daily basis and we don’t often see this because it’s not easy to discuss.
I enjoyed this story so much because it touched on the emotions of the reader. It gives the reader hope that even through your darkest hour, light still shines. It brings hope to the reader that no matter what, you can find love and love will always prevail.
Kennedy Fox outdid herself with this book and I recommend anyone who loves a good friends to lovers trope to read this. It also keeps you turning the page.
MY RATING: 5 STARS FOR BOTH BOOKS – you have to read both books together to complete the story!