The Best Friend Bargain
by Robin Bielman
Kisses in the Sand #2
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Lovestruck, Contemporary Romance
Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts out that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire.
The problem? Danny doesn’t do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia.
As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal…which would ruin everything.
The Best Friend Bargain is one of my favorite friends to lover’s romance novels. Olivia has found herself in quite the predicament, and as always, she turns to her best friend, Danny, to help her out. This time she may be asking him too much though. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t want her mother to find out that the father doesn’t want anything to do with her or the baby. She wants Danny to marry her, but just as friends…nothing more. But, before she has a chance to talk to Danny about it, she blurts out to him and his landlady that they are engaged and expecting a bundle of joy, and she puts them both on a road that will forever change their lives. As they embark on this journey, the lines between friendship and more are blurred. Will it all come crashing down, or will this be a new beginning for both of them?
I loved the storyline. It wasn’t the same friend’s to lover’s story, Bielman made it fresh and new, making it her own. I loved both Danny and Olivia. Despite his frustrations with her, he’s always there for her. Danny is just about the perfect man, loyal, loving and his sexiness just adds to it. I also loved Olivia; she had the kind of personality that lights up the room. I also admire her for the kind of mother she wants to be despite her past with her own mother. The two of them complete one another, and I loved the chemistry between them even before they crossed that friend’s boundary and became more. It was the perfect blend of sweet and sexy!
The Best Friend Bargain is the first book I have read by Robin Bielman, but it definitely won’t be my last. I will be most definitely be downloading the first two in the series. I love a romance that has depth to it, and this one definitely did. It was a story of overcoming the obstacles thrown in your path and living each day with hope instead of worry. You will know what I’m talking about when you read the book! Robin Beilman definitely has found herself a new fan in me.
DON’T MISS THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE KISSES IN THE SAND SERIES!
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