CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (sodobni roman)

His Best Friend’s Sister by Eve Gaddy

His Best Friend's Sister (Devil's Rock at Whiskey River Book 2)

Title // Naslov: His Best Friend’s Sister

Author // Avtorica: Eve Gaddy

Release Date // Datum izdaje: August 16th 2018 (16. avgust 2018)

Genre // Žanr: Contemporary Romance, sodobni roman

Buy here // Kupi tukaj: Amazon – B&N

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Blurb: Whiskey River businessman Zack Banister has had his eye on Laurel Lewis for years, even though she’s always been off-limits. The timing has never been right between them, but now that they’re both free, Zack is determined to convince Laurel that he’s the perfect man for her. 

The last thing Laurel needs is a white knight. She’s a single mom and knows she can only rely on herself. But the thought of a fling with Zack is a different matter—and far too tempting to resist. 

Then reality crashes in and Laurel faces hard decisions. And Zack will do anything to convince her to take a risk on him for their happy ever after.

Povzetek iz zadnje strani: Poslovnež Zack Banister je zaljubljen v Laurel Lewis že leta, vendar je bila zanj vedno prepovedana. Čas ni bil nikoli na njuni strani, vendar sedaj sta končno samska, zato Zack skuša Laurel prepričati, da je pravi moški zanjo.

Zadnja stvar, ki jo Laurel potrebuje, je princ na belem konju. Kot mati dveh otrok ve, da se lahko zanese le nase. Toda misel na razmerje z Zackom je druga stvar – in velika skušnjava.

Ko resničnost poseže vmes, se mora Laurel soočiti z odločitvijo. Zack pa bo naredil vse, da jo prepriča naj tvega, da bosta oba lahko imela svoj srečen konec.

 

My thoughts: 

I like the blurb of the book and I always have liked the best friend’s brother/sister trope but this one felt a little flat to me. Even though it wasn’t completely rushed, everything still happened a little too fast for me.

Laurel is a devoted mother to her two kids (six and four years old). She is working two jobs but then she got fired and desperately needs another job. Not so coincidentally, there’s Zack, who has been crushing on Laurel for years. He just happens to has a job for her at his company.

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He admits he liked her and that he wants to date her and soon, they started seeing each other. Kids love him, but Laurel doesn’t want to admit – even though she likes him too – that they could be something more than friends with benefits because her ex-husband betrayed her.

Basically, the first half of the story includes all the drama and the book could be easily finished there but since Laurel couldn’t make up her mind the other half of the book mentions her turmoil about their relationship. One day she decides that yes, Zack apparently does love her for her, not just the kids, and they could live together. And there’s that.

3 stars.

 

Important information for readers:

Standalone? Yes.

HEA? Yes.

Cheating? No.

ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Moje misli: 

Všeč mi je povzetek knjige. Rada berem romane, kjer gre za razmerje med določeno osebo in bratom/sestro najboljše prijateljice/najboljšega prijatelja te osebe. Pri tej knjigi pa mi je ta ideja zvenela malce pusto. Čeprav ni bila popolnoma pospešena, pa so se vse stvari še vedno dogajale prehitro.

Laurel je mati dveh otrok, starih šest in štiri leta. Opravlja dve službi, toda potem jo šef restavracije, v kateri dela, odpusti, zato mora hitro najti drugo delo. Ne čisto po naključju, je v restavraciji tudi Zack, ki je zatreskan v Laurel že leta. V njegovem podjetju potrebujejo računovodjo in Laurel je ravno pravšnja za to službo, zato ji službo tudi ponudi. Ta jo seveda navdušena sprejme.

Že skoraj na začetku knjige, ji Zack prizna, da mu je bila vedno všeč in da bi jo rad bolje spoznal in ker Laurel čuti enako, se kmalu začneta videvati. Otroka ga obožujeta, vendar Laurel noče priznati sebi, da bi lahko bila kaj več kot zgolj prijatelja z ugodnostmi, ker se še vedno počuti izkoriščeno po tem, kar ji je naredil njen bivši mož.

Če povzamem, prva polovica zgodbe vključuje vse dramatične prizore in bi se zlahka lahko končala tam, vendar ker se Laurel ne more odločiti, se druga polovica fokusira predvsem na to. Nekega dne preprosto ugotovi, da ja, Zack jo ljubi, ne samo zaradi otrok ampak tudi njo samo in da bi lahko vsi živeli skupaj. In to je to.

3 zvezdice, imela sem večja pričakovanja, ki jih ta knjiga ni izpolnila.

 

Pomembne stvari, ki bi te morda lahko zanimale:

Knjiga ni del serije, stoji torej sama zase (nobenih cliffhangerjev). Srečen konec in nobenega varanja.

 

ARC (Knjiga, ki jo bralci v roke dobimo pred njeno izdajo) je bila zagotovljena preko spletne strani NetGalley v zameno za iskreno oceno. Knjigo sem prebrala in ocenila prostovoljno. Vse misli in mnenja so izključno moja.

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