Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.
Just Friends by Charity Ferrell is a friends-to-lovers kind of tale. The whole book goes on about how two smart people end up as the most unlikely pair of friends. From there, they blossom into the best of friends. Then one day, out of nowhere, Carolina drops a bombshell. One bomb that would forever change the friendship they have. Rex has always had this pull towards Caroline but he deems her so worthy of a better guy that he doesn’t want to bang her. When he does, it means so much more to him than it did with any other chick. Carolina is special to him. That part was obvious.
Carolina is this bold good two shoes type with a super talent of ranking the best of her class. There a pressure on her to be the best from her family. Rex thinks she’s perfect just the way she is, even with her ‘ugly, scratchy looking sweaters’. I laughed out loud. Her style suited her. Carolina is a tough as nails girl. She never shows weakness. Until it’s Rex. His opinion of her means the world. Their relationship was hot and a constant tug of war. As they got older it got more intense and more dramatic. At least mostly, on Carolina’s part. I loved Rex.
Overall, I would recommend this to readers of Samantha Chase and Jill Shalvis. If you enjoy reading hot contemporary romance novels than this, is a must read for you!