Saving myself for marriage, not hardly.
Saving myself for someone who will make my heart race, most definitely.
In theory it’s a good plan, however even the best-laid plans fall through. Seeing him, being around him, alerts all my senses and I dream about being his, wrapping myself in his arms and never letting go. The only problem – he sees me as his sister.
My name’s Ava Evans and I’m in love with my older brother’s best friend, Nate Garrison.
Burying myself in work for the past two years, avoiding any thought of her, has worked, until now. She’s everywhere, in my dreams, in my gym, and in my heart. I’m not sure when I fell in love with Ava Evans, but I am completely in love with my best friends baby sister.
At first she was too young for me and that made it easy to stay away. Now, it’s a struggle to keep my distance.
How am I supposed to resist her when I can’t escape her? If he ever found out, it would ruin our friendship. Even with that knowledge all she would have to do is…
This book felt like I took off running full speed!
Once I started it….
It never slowed down.
I just knew once I read the synopsis of this book.
I knew… This book was going to be good!
And… It really was! I totally devoured it in one day!!
Nate and Ava Mae were so damn hot together. I loved how they took things slow with getting together as boyfriend and girlfriend.
And didn’t rush into anything. It felt natural.
I wished things between Ava and Nate didn’t take so long in the bedroom department.
That I thought was a little excessive.
Yes…. The things they did were pretty hot.
But, I felt waiting that long was just too much.
Ava’s brother and Nate’s best friend.
I felt he could have taken the news of Ava and Nate a little better. He knows what kind of guy Nate is. So why put up a fight for so long and act the way he did.
I didn’t like that.
Thats the only think I didn’t care for in this whole book was the whole Brody thing.
How Nate wanted to wait for everything….
Until he talked to Ava’s brother. I felt like they wasted time playing phone tag.
I mean… They told their parents…
At this point… He needed to put Ava’s needs first. Nothing should have been holding Nate back.
I loved all the secondary characters in this book too.
Kara was a good and solid best friend! I loved her personality.
I loved Tanner and Zach.
I love how it all came together in the end.
But… I have to admit…
I almost wish there was a little more drama in this story.
Clint felt a little out of place for me. He would just pop up here and there. I wish we would have gotten a little more out of him.
Why did he feel like the way he did about Ava. They only had one date. I would have liked to get into his head to see his reasoning.
But… other than that. This was a great read! And I can’t wait to read more by this author!!
*ARC provided for a honest review*
I reach the table just in time to watch as Kara pulls Ava to the dance floor. They stop right at the edge as if they cannot wait a second longer to move to the beat. We watch them in silence, enjoying the show they’re putting on. That is until two guys join them. At first, it looks innocent enough, but when the one closest to Ava puts his hands on her, I know I have to squash this.
“We can’t let them have all the fun.” I motion to the dance floor. I’m pissed off this guy is mauling her, and I’m pissed off at Zach. I can’t believe he let his groupies pull him away from Ava. He doesn’t deserve her.
Tanner grins. “You don’t have to tell me twice.” He places his now empty water bottle on the table and heads straight for Kara.
I’m hot on his heels. I stop in front of Ava and she smiles hesitantly just as the song changes to “Talk Dirty.” The guy who was trying to make his move on her is no longer touching her, which is in his best interest. Ava seems nervous as to where she should touch me. This is new for us. I take her hands and rest them on my shoulders as I move my hips to the beat. I keep an eye on the jackass to make sure he knows she’s unavailable. I don’t want him touching her again.
I pull her tight little body close to mine, not caring that this is Ava Mae, my best friend’s little sister. She’s forbidden, but for tonight, for this time in which I actually have her in my arms, I don’t let it stop me. Instead, I pull her close and pretend she’s mine. Ava rocks her hips against mine and I tighten my grip. Her big brown eyes find mine and her stare is intense. If I didn’t know better, I would think that she wants me just as fiercely as I want her. Pulling her as close as I can get her, I bury my face in her neck and match the rhythm of her hips as they grind against mine. I wish like hell she were mine.
Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion
has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.