On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.
Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.
But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?
It feels so good.
OMG!!! The title of this book says it all for me…sooo good! I love a good, sexy romance with unforgettable characters, and this definitely was both of those things! Max and Rosie have been friends since they were children. All that changes when Max accidentally sees Rosie naked from the skylight he’s working on. He can’t get her out of his mind. He has always had feelings for her, but he has always kept his feelings secret. Rosie has noticed Max is acting weird, and she doesn’t know what is wrong with him….until, he admits his feelings and seals it with an unforgettable, sexy kiss! They share an incredible, passionate night seeing parts of each other they have never seen before. Will they be able to move from best friends to more? You have to read this AWESOME book to find out.
Friends to lovers’ romances are one of my favorites, and I LOVED this one! The romance is definitely sexy, but it’s also sweet! One of my favorite things about this book was how well-developed the characters of Rosie and Max were. Rendell does a great job of illustrating what a strong bond these two have as friends, but she also shows that they don’t know everything about each other. It is like they are getting to know each other in a completely different light as they move from friends to lovers. This is especially evident in the bedroom! All I can say is WOW!!!!!
Their romance was very sweet too! The deep feelings they have as friends translates easily to their new relationship. They are always putting each other’s feelings before their own. That just made me love them so much more.
The icing on the cake were Julia Caesar, Rosie’s cat, and Cupcake, Max’s dog. These two were characters themselves. Through Julia and Cupcake, I learned more about each character. Add in the great setting of Maine, and you get a perfect read! I just ADORED the epilogue!!!!! I highly recommend reading if you love a good sexy, swoony read. Nicola Rendell is a new writer for me, and I can’t wait to read more from her.
Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.