Series: Friends First #2
Author: Christine Warner
Blurb: What happens when your plus one becomes “the one”?
Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are two besties with everything in common–they’re neighbors, career-driven, and commitment-phobes. Tired of always being set up on dates by well-meaning friends and family, they take matters into their own hands: they will be the other’s plus one–a little friendly arrangement between friends.
Easy…until a steamy night where they cross the line. But that’s okay, they’ll add an addendum–one that includes a little action between the sheets…on top of the sheets…and without the sheets. But there are rules. Dating and sex are exclusive until one of them decides to terminate the agreement. No slumber parties. And if either party becomes emotionally involved they will break things off with no hard feelings.
When unexpected news changes their plans and turns their fun arrangement into something more serious, Holly and Roth must come to terms with what’s more important–what they thought they wanted, or what they really need.
Thoughts: This is another best friends-to-lovers book, and while it was a decent read it isn’t one of my favorites among the genre. I just didn’t feel the connection as strongly as I would have liked, and I expected more tension, more build up than what was there. Things quickly switch from fun between the sheets to something more serious, and interesting to watch the characters work through their changing feelings for each other. But this is one of my favorite troupes!