Having all of her is the only thing that will satisfy him...
Shawn Griffin and Rachel Cooper have been best friends practically since birth, thanks to their families' close relationship. But for the past few years, Shawn has been fantasizing about getting his best pal in his bed. When she announces she's taking a trip to reconnect with an old lover, Shawn knows the time has come to put up or shut up. If she wants to go to New York City, fine. But he's coming with her.
Rachel doesn't know what to think of Shawn's sudden interest. Determined to live life on her own terms, she refuses to fall right in line with her wealthy family's wish that they get married and have perfect little babies. She just didn't count on how determined her seemingly laid back - and extremely sexy - best friend would become after setting his sights on what he wants. Her, over and over again.
But when tragedy strikes, Rachel begins to wonder if she'll lose not only her lover but her best friend too.
This is my first Cari Quinn book and I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Not to mention that this was another bestfriends-turned-into-lovers book was an add.
Because their families had been the closest of friends, Shawn and Rachel had been thrown together and virtually grew up together. Becoming bestfriends was inevitable. This book started when Shawn decided to finally be with Rachel. He had been waiting for her but when she decided to "recconnect" with her first love and fly across the country to New York, Shawn decided he had had enough.
This book was a bag of mixed emotions. I laughed my way through it, cried in some scenes, and fell in love in others. And there's steamy sex, too. Yep! I am just amazed how two people who live closely together all their lives could've waited that long to be not together knowing how they felt for each other. But I understand, especially Rachel's apprehensions, how the pressure from both their families could strain that kind of relationship. And I guess, had they not waited, that pressure and the expectations from their families (their entire town!) would've eventually break them apart.
The twist at the end was a bit extreme though. Something lighter could've been better (I love HEAs too much). And it certainly wouldn't have hurt if there was an epilogue (I love those, too). Nevertheless, this won't be my last CQ book.
Final verdict: 7/10. Good read.