I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to rid myself of since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother – along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend – are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.
I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated
This is the first book of Sierra Hill I have read and I was very pleasantly surprised. This book is 2nd in a series but can be read as a standalone.
Kylah is almost 19 years old, part of a twin, and a ‘sweet girl’. Her twin sister is wild and outgoing, but Kylah is more shy and wants to be a scientist. When at home during a break she meets Van, a friend and basketball teammate of her older brother Cade (Hero of the first book).
She crushes on him, but he has a longterm girlfriend, so he is taken and she has to settle for friendship. Even when Van finds out his girlfriend is cheating on him and he breaks up with her, Kylah expects to be forever in the friendzone. But does Van really think of her as just a friend?
What I liked about the book is that Van was a really nice and decent guy. He was in a long term relationship before Kylah and that was his one and only girlfriend. Kylah is young but mature and the chemistry between Van and Kylah was great. There are some steamy scenes, but in character with the book so very loving.
The book is told in his and her POV which I enjoyed. The epilogue was nice, but obviously a set-up for the next book about Carver.
Very enjoyable read!