Owen and Gabby are neighbors and have been best friends for over a year. Opposites in character but somehow totally compatable. When Owen gets stuck in a lie to his family, he asks Gabby to be his pretend girlfriend when his family will visit him for Christmas. But Gabby has been secretly in love with Owen and his request is the catalyst for a change in their friendship, when Owen starts to realize that maybe is has feelings beyond friendship for Gabby.
Totally adorable and christmassy friends-to-lovers story. There were some plot points that seemed very random, but they must have something to do with the fact it is a series. Great for a cozy night on the couch with hot cocoa.
Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend.
Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his “fake” girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she’s not the only one feeling it, putting their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.