Welcome to my stop for the new release from Laura Drewry in her Friends First series. Be sure to read the excerpt, don’t forget to check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought, and be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway that includes a Loveswept Mug, Flirt Mug and Select Ebook Bundle.
Accidentally In Love
I’ve read only one previous book in this series, but you can jump in at any time when you need a fun romance with a sassy heroine and a touch of steam, this is one to check out! Drewry has a deft hand with characterization, giving her characters solid voices, and personalities with issues and obstacles to keep them real. Humor is a highlight, those unexpected moments that bring a giggle or a full-on laugh to cut the tension from the angst-filled moments. Perfectly paced with some cameo appearances from characters in the earlier stories to add to the sense of “friendship’ that is a solid element of the story.
Elle finally gets her story in the third installment – she’s a favorite of mine with her sharp wit and PhD in sarcasm, but it is her loyalty to her friends and her solid sense of self that make her someone you want to know. Brett is a cop, and simply because he’s a cop, Elle can’t stand him. She really doesn’t want to give him a chance, and their interactions are oil and water. But, when she needs the police, and Brett is the one who comes forward: she discovers that the man is much more than the uniform.
There was a TON of interplay between these two as they came to know and care for one another, their friends to lovers relationship develops steadily: perhaps a bit slowly to tip over to romance, but when they find their footing….. Oh Holy Cows and Cheese. I love the insets of steam, never over the top or overdone, that are placed at the perfect point for the characters, not feeling rushed or crossing over that insta-love line. This is a wonderful installment in the series and a group of friends that you should rush out to meet.
Title: Accidentally in Love
Author: Laura Drewry
Series: Friends First #3
Also in this series: How Forever Feels
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 16 June, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will love Laura Drewry’s warm and humorous new Friends First romance, a sexy romp about a good cop and a bad girl playing hard to get.
Ellie Palmer and cops don’t mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale—again—doesn’t help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett’s by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won’t change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms.
Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy’s trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn’t complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he’ll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.