Friends to lovers romance is my kryptonite and I was super excited for this to be my first Elizabeth Hunter book.
I really loved Cary. He was so amazing and the silver fox vibes from him did me in. He and Abby were so darn cute together. Men being cute with little kids makes me weak and I can’t help but fall in love. I have been waiting to read a story with an excellent stand up good guy and my man Cary is so so good.
I did like Melissa and I adore her for being this strong pillar of strength. But at times I felt like she was just being too stubborn for reason. I understood her hesitations but I was just frustrated and wanted her and Cary to just love each other.
It did take me a long time to get into the book and even then I was only half invested. I really liked the whole community standing up against the giant corporation part. Also, Abby has all of my love. She is just the sweetest.
This is a heart warming friends to lovers romance with a cute kid who’ll steal your heart.
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He’s been patient; she’s been busy.
Patience is running out.
Melissa Oxford is a widow with a ranch, an orange grove, a goat-obsessed ten-year-old, and not enough time. She doesn’t have time to make friends. She doesn’t have time to stop and chat, and she definitely does not have time for a boyfriend.
Which is fine, because Cary Nakamura is far from being a boy. Cary’s the man who helped Melissa plant her trees. The friend who keeps offering advice, even when she’s is too stubborn to take it.
He’s also the man who kissed Melissa in broad daylight on a sidewalk in Metlin, California, smack in the face of God and everyone.
But while Melissa may spend a little too long dreaming about Cary from a distance, she knows the kind of passion he promises is more than she can handle.
She just doesn’t have the time.
But sometimes, no matter how busy you are, life makes you stop. It pulls you up short and makes you see things a little more clearly. Things like…
The people you can count on.
The dreams you keep pushing away.
And the passion that can’t be denied.