Author: CA Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
He was off-limits. Forbidden. I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with him…
Kyler was my boyfriend’s best friend. I never looked at him as anything more than a friend too, but that all changed when Beau deceived me.
One unexpected night, one moment of truth, and that imaginary line between friendship and lovers was crossed.
Secrets were shared. Desires fulfilled. There’s no going back now.
Our lives were changed forever…
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The sound of an approaching car gained my attention, and I got up and moved forward with purpose. Ashlynn’s car slowed to a stop just beside my bike and I barely waited for her car door to open before I moved toward her.
“What are you—”
I didn’t give her the opportunity to finish before I gripped the back of her neck and pressed her body against the side of her car. I used my own frame to hold her in place, and just before I kissed her, I saw her eyes widen in surprise.
A moan escaped her and I found it drove me. I knew she felt something.
I was so lost in our kiss, the way her hands circled my waist as she held me tighter that I didn’t get the opportunity to see it coming.
Something impacted the side of my head and I stumbled sideways, bracing myself on the side of Ashlynn’s car.
I faintly heard my name as I shook my head to clear the haze.
“You couldn’t fucking wait to swoop in and play hero, could you?” I looked up to see Beau standing between me and Ashlynn, seething with anger. “You were always trying to play the martyr when it came to me and Ashlynn. Looking for every chance you could take to jump in and be the good guy.”
“Well, someone had to be the good guy.” I stood tall and stepped toward him, closing the distance between us. “Because we all know you don’t have the ability to be the good guy. Too busy focused on every other girl besides the one who should have truly mattered.”
My words only seemed to infuriate him further, but at this point I no longer cared. It was out, he’d seen me kissing her. So even if she didn’t want this to go any further than it had, the damage was already done.
Beau gripped my shirt and I didn’t even flinch. Instead I chuckled.
“You wanna hit me?”
“Yeah,” he sneered.
I was very excited when I saw C.A. Harms had another book coming out. I have only read one other book by her, and I loved it. So, I had high expectations for this book, and she far exceeded them!
From an outsider’s perspective, Ashlynn has everything people dream about…money, looks, and a handsome, successful boyfriend, Beau. Upon closer inspection, you will soon realize those things don’t matter to her. She appreciates the small things in life. She wants more time with the parents she adores, and she is realizing her relationship with Beau is lacking. He is continually wants more. Ashlynn is unhappy, and she wonders if she will ever be enough for Beau. One night out, a huge fight, and a betrayal will force her to face those facts.
Kyler is Beau’s best friend, but just because of their relationship, doesn’t mean he approves of Beau’s treatment of Ashlynn. When he first saw her a year ago, he fell for her. But, Beau stepped in and took his opportunity away from him. He has never regretted anything so much in his life. He was a good friend and never made a move on her. He always watched and loved her from afar, but he would always step in to protect her, even if it was from his best friend. Now, that Beau is out of the picture, he is even more drawn to her. He has fought his feelings long enough, and now he is going after what matters to him most: Ashlynn!
For those readers who hate love triangles, there isn’t one in this one. I’m not usually a fan of best friends pursuing an ex, but Beau deserved what he got. He was a jerk, the exact opposite of Kyler. Kyler was sweet, loving, and loyal, always putting her first which she completely deserved. I loved seeing Ashlynn become a different person when she was with Kyler. She was more self-confident, and she became more independent. When she and Kyler get a surprise, it will test their love even further. Their relationship does develop somewhat quickly, but they were friends before. This was a romance that was the perfect combination of sexy and sweet.
C.A. Harms has a unique was of writing. It’s beautiful, even with minute details. For example, in Chapter 1, Ashlynn is being photographed by her mother. With Harms’ writing, it isn’t merely a scene between mother and daughter. She uses such vivid adjectives in that interaction…it describes exactly how Ashlynn feels about her mother, and the importance of that relationship. It was just gorgeous. That is the kind of writing that pulls you into a story. It makes you a part of it!
Lastly, this wasn’t merely a romance. It was also a journey of who Ashlynn and Kyler were and the individuals and couple they became in the end! I love those kind of books…they are my favorites!!!
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.