“Funny thing about true happiness, though. You never know it’s inside you until someone pulls it out.”
Quick fire review:
4 out of 5 stars
This is a sexy romance with a lot of heart. I loved watching these two friends embark on a forbidden love and deal with the emotional fallout of some past actions.
Also sidenote, Tucker has officially been entered into the book boyfriend list.
When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.
Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn’t be that big of a deal Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he’s still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I’m trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.
Boy, was I wrong.
Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.
Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.
But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.
Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend’s ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that’s what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.
It’s been a little while since I read a steamy romance but I am so glad I picked this up because while it has some epic sex scenes, at its core this has one of the better love stories I’ve read. My Best Friend’s Ex follows Emma as she moves in with her best friend Sadie’s ex-boyfriend Tucker – you keeping up?
While other stories focus so strongly on the sex, this book uses the friendship between Emma and Tucker to push the narrative along. I love, love, love both characters and would happily read another book about them.
Emma is smart, sensitive and witty and is someone I would legitimately want to be friends with. I really enjoyed the way the author gave the character so much heart and really allowed her to be the moral center of the story without making her whiney. Watching her struggle with her feelings for Tucker given that he is her best friends ex was both emotional and realistic arc. Sometimes you just can’t help who you fall in love with. Especially when they guy is ripped to fuck.
Speaking of, lets chat about Tucker. Oh Tucker. Book boyfriend number 1,000. Tucker is equally as witty and smart as Emma with a penchant for being charming and sultry. I really enjoyed the way he felt protective of Emma but was cautious to overstep any boundaries as it gave these interesting little insights into his personality. Tucker and Sadie, the best friend, have a rich and sad history that gave Tucker some added depth and made me understand why his and Emma’s relationship felt strained at times.
All in all, this is a great little love story that you should pick up when you need a little romance in your life.