There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much…
If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until his dear friend Felicity Foster needs a place to stay and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do—and Liss is his rock. What friends don't do? Suddenly start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it…
Since high school, Liss has kept her raging crush in check. Another few weeks should be a breeze. But helping Connor rebuild his life only reinforces how much she longs to be a part of it. One explosive encounter, and she'll discover that getting what you always wanted can feel better than you ever dreamed…
What a beautiful, emotional roll-a-coaster ride this book is. It is a journey through grief, it is a story of survival, and a story of friendship, that survives the most, but it is also an amazing story about love, hope, and new beginnings.
Connor has lost so much in his life. But through all the loss, there's been one rock in his life, his best friend, Liss. The one person he can count on, who is always there for him, and in the past years, has taken care of him when he wasn't able and willing doing it himself.
Liss has always loved Connor. Either romantically, or just as a friend, but the feelings has always been there. And finally he sees her as a woman, wanting her, desiring to be with her, sexually. And she really thought it would be enough, until it isn't.
I loved the circle of siblings and friends in the story. They are honest with each other, straightforward, joking and banter being their normal form of communication. They call on each others mistakes, support and help when it is needed, and give advice even when it's not wanted.
Connor and Liss have an amazing connection, as friends. The trust, caring, and protection is there for each other. Their physical attraction and chemistry is scorching hot, when they finally unleash it. The journey they have to go through, as friends to lovers, to a relationship, is full of obstacles, pain, angst, and healing. It is a beautiful journey, though a difficult one, it has moments filled with agony and misery, as well as intense moments of passion and joy. It had me in tears several times, but I was also laughing out loud, and smiling.
The story has many revelations of sorrow, loss, letting the past go, of new hope, and moving on, I noticed going back a page and rereading it, just wanting to grasp it all again. There are many moments that took my breath away, with the beauty of them, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book, cause the life lessons are plentiful, as the love story is beautiful
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me