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This story was so enjoyable. I really, really liked it. The book is about three friends as they grow into adulthood. James and Steph dated once upon a time, but all three of them have them have been best friends forever. Steph, Linden, and James. But it was Steph and Linden who made the pact on one of their birthdays in their early 20's that if they were both single when they hit 30 then the two of them would get married.
Then the first half of the book is following each of them through the years of their birthdays, the ups and downs of their relationships and their never-ending friendship. I loved this long intro into where they are at and how they are growing into adulthood. It shows that they've had good times, with and without each other. And they've each had meaningful relationships with other people.
But their lives change when they hit 30 and the romance ramps up from there.
I adore friends to lovers books and this book is a great example as to why. Linden and Steph are bff's and that's a lot of the reason why they've never done the relationship route although they are both attracted. No one wants to screw up the perfect relationship they already have. They know each other and have such an amazing time together. What if adding sex to the mix screws all that up? Then there's their other friend, James, in the mix. The signs are there that he still has feelings for Steph. They wouldn't only be risking the friendship between the two of them.
The narrators on this one did a phenomenal job. Linden is Scottish, so there's an accent to contend with which both narrators did amazingly well. The story is written in switching points of view between Linden and Steph. I love that the author went with both a male and female narrator for that. The two voices worked really cohesively together.
The book was amazing and the narrators nailed it. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. So much that I bought the second book in audio format also. I can't wait to get to know Linden's brother, Bram, better. He was awesome at the end of this story.
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Loved the characters. Stephanie is a heroine that you can support. She's not a doormat (like so many romance heroines' these days---what's up with that?) and Linden is the manly-man type you'd expect from a romance, but he's not the twisted, self-serving jerks that are so popular today in everything from erotica to new young adult fiction.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this book. There are some heart-melting scenes and its funny too.
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