Published: April 23, 2019
I have been waiting for this book to come out for what seems like FOREVER but in reality not that long. So I was a bit disappointed when I had trouble getting into it. Maybe it’s because I expected the book to pick up after the best friend’s death instead of before or maybe it was just my mood last week when I was reading it. Either way I didn’t really get into the book until about halfway through. Then it really picked up and the storyline became more layered for me. As the first novel in a duet series though I know there is more to come and a month to wait for the next book is just way too long.
Lennon flirted with Hunter at a bar 2 years ago. Only she didn’t go home with him, she went home with his best friend and roommate, Brandon. Ever since she moved in months ago Hunter has been nothing but an ass to her. She is convinced that he hates her and she wants Brandon to help her out but he doesn’t want to get in between them. When it seems like Hunter’s asshole remarks and man whore ways are just about to make her snap, her entire world changes. Brandon is killed in an accident and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Even though she always imagined a life with Brandon she isn’t alone in her grief or in her apartment because Hunter is there. His personality has done a complete 180 towards her and while she appreciates it she can’t seem to stop wondering when the other shoe will drop.
Hunter fell in love with Lennon when he made her a drink 2 years ago at the bar he worked at. Only she never came back to the bar so he could get her number. Later did he find out that she went home with his best friend and roommate, Brandon. Since that fateful night he has had to bury any and all feelings that she invokes in him. To do that he has been a complete and utter asshole to her with the hopes that if she hates him it’ll make everything easier. Then Brandon dies and his whole life is turned upside down. He doesn’t know what to do but he does know that Brandon would have wanted him to take care of Lennon. And even if she doesn’t want it that is exactly what he plans on doing.
As stated this novel was a slow start for me but once I really go into it I was ready for all the feels. Since it is also the first in a duet series don’t expect any steamy scenes. It is alluded to but no one actually has a sex scene in this novel. Didn’t stop all the sexual tension and angst though. These two had that in spades. And the cliffhanger y’all! Oh man!!! I’ve seen some bad cliffhangers but this one is one of the worst. I’m so glad that the next book is only a month away. But a month is too long!!!
—-“‘Oh, don’t even pretend to be a prude.’ Hunter cackles. ‘We share a wall, remember? I know all your moans by heart, honey buns.’” -Hunter to Lennon—-