on July 16, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance, New Adult
Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice.
Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted.
West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more.
That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.
I’m going to be completely honest, I bought this book solely on the cover. I could dedicate a whole post on how the male cover model has changed my opinion on man buns, but I’ll save that for later. Anywhoo…this was a fabulous friends-to-lovers romance. The type that was not too fast but not too slow, it had perfect timing.
Lily and West have been best buds for years. They both have the same interests and share a love for Ten Things I Hate About You (fabulous movie) and The Bachelor. They both just seem to click on all levels. The problem? They haven’t admitted to each other and themselves that they are totally head over heels in love with each other. Plus, there a certain person by the name of Blane who is Lily has been obsessed with since she forever and he’s finally single. Eventually things unravel and feelings become clear and there are choices that need to be made.
I really liked Lily and West and together they made complete sense. Lily was very driven in succeeding as a ballerina and was just an all-around great female character. Her inner voice was hysterical and was the type of girl you’d want as a great friend. West…well, he just kinda stole my heart. He was driven like Lily but just super swoony. He was more of the silent-type almost brooding type but that just made me dig him even more. Refer back to paragraph one too…regarding his looks. Oh…and he collects books and has tats. I know…I know.
This is my first novel by Staci Hart and I totally enjoyed her writing. It was super funny and flowed perfectly. Not only did I enjoy the budding relationship of Lily and West’s, but also the supporting characters. I hope that each person gets their own book as I sense so many potential relationships in this great group of friends. If you are a sucker for friends-to-lovers romances, then this is a book you need to check out.