This is one of first books I ever read in this genre and I think it’s what made me such a fan of Kris Bryant’s.
Beth is an author. She’s quiet, shy and she’s had her heart broken which makes her more than a little nervous when she meets folk singing star Ali Hart and has a instant connection. They are both volunteers at a camp for kids but Ali’s only helping out for a week. Beth is under the impression that Ali is in a relationship so decides to stay away to protect her fragile heart. Her assumption is wrong and on their last night in camp the chemistry reaches fever pitch. They decide to try and make it work even though Ali will be on tour and Beth will still be at camp a few more weeks. But will they have enough time with each other to make it work?
The book is written completely from Beth’s point of view and she is just such a wonderful character to read. Her inner thoughts and feeling are so developed I’ve often wondered if Beth is in fact based on a real person that Kris Bryant knows well. Ali calls Beth perfect a few times in the book and I have to say I agree but one of the main reasons (and there are lots) is how she becomes more herself when she’s with Ali. Ali is Beth’s opposite in many ways but they share the same core values and it was those things that made me excited for their journey after this book. Ali also has these moments of severe vulnerability and insecurity, those moments made me melt because she has this strong and extroverted persona.
The chemistry between these two characters is off the chart and the sex scenes are some of my favourite I have ever read. But if you read my reviews you know that Kris Bryant writes my favourite sex scenes anyway.
There are many books that I’ve called out as being so good that they need a sequel. But if you were to ask me to pick one book that I could have more from, it would be this book. Possibly involving Ali’s little sister, Avery.
I’m still undecided if this or Kris Bryant’s new book Touch is my favourite in her repertoire of books.
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