The Best Friend Bargain
by Robin Bielman
Kisses in the Sand #2
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Lovestruck, Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Olivia Lincoln has a plan guaranteed to get her life back on track. A plan that involves her best friend, Danny. And he’s on board, too…until she blurts out that they’re engaged and expecting a baby, and the news spreads like wildfire.
The problem? Danny doesn’t do marriage. Or family. And everyone knows it, including Olivia.
As irritated as he might be, protecting Olivia is what Danny does. But put best friends under one roof, add house rules begging to be broken, accidental nakedness, and pancakes in bed, and what started as a marriage between friends threatens to turn into the real deal…which would ruin everything.
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Synopsis: A temporary agreement neither could keep…
Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?
Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide.
Synopsis: The one guy she shouldn’t want…
Honor Mitchell has lived with guilt and regret for a long time, so when she promises to do the things on her dying best friend’s wish list, she’s determined to follow through and do something right for a change. But when she’s thrown together for wedding duties with the one man who complicates her vow–just by looking at him–she has to put her faith in Bryce Bishop’s pledge to help her, no strings attached.
Bryce’s near one-night stand with his ex-girlfriend’s best friend a few months ago might have been a mistake, but helping the beautiful, free-spirited Honor with her promise isn’t. His trust in women is shot, but he can’t help but play his best man card to his advantage and help Honor tick off the items on his ex’s list, even if it puts him in a no-win situation. Because his assistance might get Honor what she wants, but suddenly being the do-good guy puts his plans–and heart–in serious jeopardy.
I laughed and I cried while reading this book! The first book I have read by this author and I am now a fan forever! I laughed until I cried also. The ending is where I lost it completely and was sobbing pretty hard. This is a good thing! If you are a sentimental type of person or just love a good love story, then grab yourself some tissue and enjoy the story!
I loved the description of the book but I did have my doubts. I have read books where best friends try more than friendship and the friendship never lasts. But this one was so different from any of those I have read in the past. I immediately fell in love with Danny and Liv. Their personalities were something I could relate too on so many levels. I did want to smack Danny upside the head a few times because he just couldn’t see that Liv was more than just his best friend but men can be not so observant on somethings! If you have a stereotype in your head about what a best friend could or not be more, get them out of your head because this author does not do stereotypes. This is an honest look at a friendship where both friends are afraid to cross that line because of the circumstances, things can make you change your mind about being afraid to cross certain lines. Everyone deserves a best friend like Danny because he takes being a best friend to the ultimate level!
I can’t find anything to complain about with this story and believe me, I normally can find something but not this time!! Love the story, love all the characters and I really love the author!