On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.
Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.
But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?
It feels so good.
Review by T: 4 Stars
This.... this is how friends to lover truly is. Beyond adorable in my opinion.
All you have to do is look to the sky (or sky light) an open your eyes to see what is truly in your heart.
Take yourself out of the picture that you have created to see the beauty that is already in front of you. Your everyday life may just be the perfect thing instead of what you thought that was in the picture.
Max is a man that every single one o's would love to keep. Him putting the woman that he loves desires & needs in front his own is something that you do not often see. His knight in shining armor display is not only heaven sent it is breathe taking.
Rosie is your everyday normal woman that will not take a hand out from any one. As her grandmother's house starts to crumble on top of her she finally sees the beauty that has always been there to protect her.
Also inside you get to see how two tear at heart cuties become the best of friends after a run around the tree.
Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.