I’m good at hiding my feelings.
Having to pretend I’m not in love with my best friend?
Pfft. That’s child’s play.
Here’s how I do it: I avert my eyes when he walks out of his room, shirtless in all his toned glory. I squash the butterflies that fill my stomach every time he slowly unfurls a dimpled smile. And, most importantly, I keep an arsenal of “personal massagers” in my bedside drawer. Wink.
Not to brag, but Aiden Smith isn’t hard to resist if you’ve been doing it for as long as I have. In fact, we might have continued as best friends forever if not for the fact that I needed him to play the part of my fake boyfriend.
Date me like you mean it, I told him. Nudge nudge. C’mon, just go along with a little lie, help a girl out, and then we can all return to life as we know it.
Except he veered from the plan.
He crossed the line.
Flirting with me when no one else was around? Pinning me down and kissing me like that? Okay, how exactly is taking off my bra part of the ruse, Aiden?!
I’d ask him about it if I could, but well…things got ugly and we’re not best friends anymore.
In fact, we’re the exact opposite.
Now, I have to play nice even though I want to crush his heart in the palm of my hand.
Pretending not to love Aiden was the easy part.
Pretending not to hate him?
Well…I might need a little more practice.
Published: November 2020
✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ✨
Firstly I devoured this book, it was so addictive! I finished it in just two sessions.
I enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I thought the way in which this story was written was clever, it’s a bit different from what you usually get from an R.S. Grey book but I think that’s what I made me love it more.
Maddie is super likable – I loved her quirkiness and how she desperately tried to hide how much she liked Aiden when it was blatantly obvious to everyone else. It took me a little while to warm up to Aiden but once I got to the parts from his POV it was easier to understand where he was coming from.
In a nutshell…
This was a fun, heartwarming read, that will give you all the feels!
My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at rsgrey.com.