Goodreads Rating: 3.49 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 1st 2016
Publisher: Flirt (LoveSwept)
In a sweet, sexy novel for fans of Abbi Glines, Monica Murphy, and Christina Lauren, the author of Just a Little Kiss tells the story of two friends who each want more—and the love triangle that’s holding them back.
In the sleepy fishing town of Port Lucia, everyone knows everyone, but Isla Diaz really knows Colby Callahan, with his blue-gray eyes and the tousled brown hair always tucked sexily into his cap. After all, Isla has been crazy about Colby ever since she can remember—even if he treats her like a kid sister. Now, without her best friend, Felicity, around, Isla spots a golden opportunity to take things to the next level . . . or at least wrangle a kiss out of Colby.
By random chance, a tropical storm is headed toward the coast, leaving them stranded together overnight—and there’s nothing to do but drink. As the evening wears on, Isla gets the feeling that her not-so-secret crush may finally release her from the friend zone. With her dreams finally coming true, Isla isn’t about to pump the brakes, but is this just a one-time thing? What if the next morning, she needs more than Colby’s prepared to give?
Little does she know, Colby would like nothing more than a real relationship with Isla. She’s always been the one. But there’s a very good reason he’s been keeping his distance. Someone else loves her too, someone who also means the world to Colby: his brother.
Thank you LoveSwept for the ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
What a lovely guilty pleasure read! I would like to thank sis Pearl for recommending this book to me [click her name to read her amazing review!]. I really like Addicted to Youbecause of the small town and friends-to-lovers romance with a little drama, usually these kinds of books are my go-to reads. Plus, the author’s writing style is good and the story has a great romance, tension and angst.
Isla Diaz lives on a small town called Port Lucia with her grandmother and she’s been best friends with the Callahan boys since they were young. Years of friendship with them, she has a crush with Colby Callahan and falls for him deeply but for some reason, the feeling isn’t mutual. Talk about FRIENDZONE and it crushes Isla’s heart. The sexual tension between them heightened after they had a one night stand and that made them both uneasy in every conversations.
There are eye-rolling moments where these two argued back and forth and it tested my patience. Mostly Colby for being hot and cold to Isla. He was distant and constantly pushed her to his brother irritated me, Isla didn’t deserved to feel rejected. Somehow, his reason that’s revealed in the end isn’t shallow and makes sense. Isla is a relatable and likable character. She isn’t whiny and keeps the conversation casual just to ease down the awkwardness. All the important persons in her life, she loves them dearly even if the one that captured her heart hurts her. She always look on the goodness and remained optimistic.
Overall, this is a great read and I recommend it if you enjoy light romance novels or Abbi Glines’ novels. I’m looking forward to read the upcoming books in this series.