Fire took out my business, my apartment and almost my life a few weeks back, and now I’m living in my best friend’s house while I rebuild, and he travels the world. He found his perfect match and now It’s time I found mine.
After years on my own, I want a family, but I have zero hope in finding my match while I’m still completely crushing on the hottest builder in the world, and to make matters worse, he’s now my roommate.
I thought sharing a house with Carter would help me get over him. I’d see why he’s never had a boyfriend, or anyone worth bringing around town. I’d discover all of his faults up close and squash the perfect god-like image I’ve cemented in my mind all these years.
Problem is, no matter what annoying habits I jot down on my list, the more time I spend with him the more I’m convinced Carter is everything I will ever need. Now I just have to figure out a way to tell him.
With Michael traveling the world, it’s just Lucas and me in his house while we rebuild the café, bakery, and apartment. I’m happy for Michael. I really am, but seeing another friend get their happy beginning shines a light again on the fact that I might never get mine.
I’m sick of being everyone’s best friend, yet no one’s boyfriend. I want my happy beginning too. I want someone to pick me. To want me. To love me.
So I do what any single guy would do, I sign up for speed dating. Blind dates suck but I’m never going to find the one if I don’t start putting myself out there.
The problem is, the more time I spend living with Lucas the more I realize, I don’t want any of these random hookups. I want the sweetest guy I’ve ever met. The one who bakes me cookies to make me smile. So now I have to figure out a way to show him I can be an awesome boyfriend. I can be his happy beginning if he will just give me a chance out of the friend zone.
This is book 2 in the series. I didn’t get to read book 1 yet because of time constraints, but I think I definitely will. I don’t think anything is lost starting here though.
Lucas and Carter are roommates, sort of. Lucas is staying in his friend’s house because his bakery and apartment above burned down. Carter has a second entrance that sounds like it’s an apartment at times, but I’m not sure. Anyway, they are friends but kind of new-ish friends. (This is where book 1 would come in handy I am sure.) Lucas has been crushing on Carter for a while, but Carter is just coming to the realization that he likes Lucas. Ah, men. Sometimes you have to smack them in the face with the feelings to get them to open up.
We get the cliched “I don’t want to ruin our friendship…” thing and everyone BUT them seeing their feelings written all over their faces. Plus Carter is the contractor in charge of rebuilding Lucas’ bakery and apartment.
I will say that there is a cute little side story about Lucas trying to recreate a recipe from his grandmother?, sorry memory failing. It’s either grandmother or aunt. But I think grandmother.
Of course they end up figuring their feelings out and we get a well deserved HEA after a very slow burn.
Unless this is a pen name for another author, for a second book, this is pretty good. There was a couple small issues. Lucas is a baker who seems to only make brownies and cookies. He also isn’t awake before the sun is up to start baking for the day like every other professional baker. And milk. Who puts milk IN a brownie or cookie recipe? Ok, maybe you do. I never have. And there are too many days between Christmas eve and Christmas. I said what I said.
All of that being said, I still think it is a cute book and I will read book 1 and probably book 3. I’m hoping this author grows and just gets better because the potential is there.
3.5 pieces of eye candy