★★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★★
He was my older brother’s best friend.
He was never supposed to be mine.
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.
One of us did.
One of us left.
Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.
He broke my heart last time.
This time he’ll obliterate it.
This was a sweet second chance romance about loss and healing and rediscovering the joy that life can bring you. Told in dual POV with some flashbacks into the past it was a really nice story that kept me turning the pages.
Estelle is suffering from the loss of her fiancé when she finally decides to sell their shared home and move in with her brother Vic whilst waiting to decide on the next phase in her life. Oliver is Vic’s best friend who she hasn’t seen for a long time, but shares a secret and awkward history. Vic is a very protective brother and is unaware of the attraction between his sister and his closest friend.
It was sweet and it was hot, with plenty of sexual tension but I found it a bit slow in parts like I was expecting something major to happen, which is the only reason I couldn’t give it the full 4 stars. This is totally my issue though so if you are looking for a great second chance, forbidden romance that flows nicely and gives you a few butterflies then this is a wonderful book to pick up.
ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review