Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Our time together has an expiration date.
HAYDEN: I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love him.
The only guy I’ve ever wanted sees me as nothing more than the kid next door and his younger sister’s best friend. But when Dean comes home after college graduation, things are different. I’ve grown up, and the way his golden-brown gaze scorches a path over my body tells me he’s noticed. When he makes me an offer I should refuse, I’m caught between my feelings for him and logic screaming that this idea is doomed to end in heartbreak.
DEAN: I’m not interested in anything serious but I need to have him.
I plan on spending a few months at home relaxing before beginning my dream internship. What I don’t count on is my little sister’s best friend sending me for a loop. He should be off-limits, but the pull I feel toward him is too strong to ignore. When I come up with a solution to spend the summer together in secret, I’m sure I have it all figured out. I just need to work him out of my system.
It’s supposed to be free of complications…a fling. By the end of summer, it’s anything but simple.
I liked this story, though it took me a bit to even kind of like Dean. Dean has never actually had a relationship and makes it clear up front to his partners that it will never go anywhere but when he comes home from college he is starting to see how no matter how clear he is it isn’t always as simple. Hayden keeps to himself and has never had the urge to try and find a boyfriend, hoping once college starts his opportunities will expand but he can’t help but think about Dean, who he has admired from afar forever.
You could see them both struggle in different ways with their arrangement, Hayden knows he is going to be hurt in the end while Dean becomes more and more possessive and territorial. It hurt to see them both in pain or confused about how to go forward.
I loved Hayden and thought he was adorable in all his innocence. He was quite mature and has a great head on his shoulders. Dean had to redeem himself for me and how he really found that what he always thought he wanted wasn’t the right thing he makes big changes with the main reason being that he can’t live within Hayden. It was nice to see Dean finally take that next step to grow up and both of them find happiness. I am hoping that the next book in the series focuses on one or two of their friends from this book.
The cover art by Baylin Crow is great and I love the visual of Hayden.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 264 pages
Published: October 15, 2018 by Baylin Crow
Edition Language: English
Series: Nothing Serious #1