Monday, May 18, 2015

review || FALLING FOR HIS BEST FRIEND { release & review blitz }

Every now and again I make a mistake when it comes to the advanced review copies I receive, and I don't recall if they're linked to tours or not. If I can't find it in my planner or any corresponding emails, I'll go ahead and post the review within the publishers typical time-frame (generally speaking, +/- 1 month of publication).

So that's what happened with FALLING FOR HIS BEST FRIEND. I posted my review at the beginning of the month, and two weeks later received the tour email. Oops?

But that's ok! Tours come with my goodies, so here is the revisit to my review of FALLING FOR HIS BEST FRIEND.

Falling for His Best Friend by Katee Robert

Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (5/19/2015)
Series: Out of Uniform, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley
Purchase links || amazon || add to goodreads

Rating: ★★

He's going above and beyond the call of duty...

Avery Yeung's biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family's medical history, she's running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective-and irritatingly hot-best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor...

Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery's dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won't let Avery shop for a "popsicle pop." He'll do what's right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.

But there's nothing "proper" about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can't get enough of it-or each other. And without knowing it, they've crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever...

about Katee || New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa's knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and never looked back. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her little ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

For exclusive content and early peeks at Katee's books, join The Rabble Rousers!

{ excerpt } .
Drew Flannery was kissing her. No. Kissing wasn’t a strong enough word for what he was doing. He claimed her lips, tongue thrusting into her mouth as if it had every right to be there.

God help her, but Avery wasn’t sure it didn’t.

She melted against him, her hands going to his chest and touching him in a way she’d never dreamed would be reality. He was so hard and warm and, oh lord, his hands gripped her hips, jerking her tighter against him and eliminating what tiny space there’d been to begin with. But he wasn’t
done. Drew pulled her shirt off in a swift move that barely broke their kiss.

He nipped her bottom lip, sending zings through her entire body. His hands were everywhere—her back to unhook her bra, down her spine, grabbing her ass and grinding her against him.

“Avery,” he groaned against her mouth. “Holy shit.”

Holy shit is right.

{ review revisit } .

This was a fun read -- I had my issues with it, but altogether, it was fun and sweet.

In FALLING FOR HIS BEST FRIEND, you have Asian American Avery; her mother passed away from a genetic disease involving the reproductive system when she was around thirty. At twenty-eight, the same age their mother learned of her cancer, Avery's sister learned that she, too, had the same disease process but was in the early stages; at the news, her sister had a hysterectomy.

When learning this, Avery was tested and learned she had markers for the same; knowing she wanted a family and having been single, she makes the decision to start her family with in vetro, using an anonymous donor.

I loved that Avery was strong enough to make this decision, knowing that in a year or so it would be likely she would need her own hysterectomy in order to stay healthy. Besides her sister, her support system includes her best friend, Drew; her best girl friend; and Drew's brother. She sits them down and tells them the news...

Drew has been Avery's rock for years, ever since she hauled and punched him in elementary school for making fun of her sister's angled eyes. Drew has a hard time wrapping his mind around the fact that Avery is having a baby -- as her best friend, he knows that he'll be the one holding her hair, helping her at night, being her rock.

I grew frustrated with Drew with his thoughts that Avery couldn't do it alone -- and that when he offers to be the donor, he just figured sex; he didn't think about the whole donor thing. I wanted to smack the boy upside the head, to be honest.

Avery and Drew have a very solid friendship, and I appreciated it. This wasn't quite the same as a typical friends-to-lovers story, but it was equally cute!

{giveaway } .

No comments:

Post a Comment