Back in San Francisco preparing for her big art show, Vicki Bennett needs help protecting herself and her career from the unwelcome advances of one of the judges. She knows that her longtime friend and baseball star, Ryan Sullivan, will know just how to handle things, and he's the only person she can imagine asking for help.
Ryan is thrilled to have Vicki back in his life, and he will do anything to protect her from harm, including playing the role of pretend boyfriend. But when their staged kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night, they both worry that they may have damaged their friendship forever.
Have they made the worst mistake possible? Or is the perfect combination of friendship and love finally within reach?
Ryan Sullivan and Vicki Bennett were great friends in high school. Even back then they had a thing for each other but neither wanted to take the chance that admitting their feelings would ruin their friendship.
Now it's 15 years later and Vicki is back in San Francisco. She's trying to get rewarded a fellowship so that she can work on her career. When one of the men on the board gets her alone and starts trying to make advances Vicki immediately texts Ryan to come help her. He would do anything for her so he comes running and ends up playing her fake boyfriend.
Despite not wanting to run the friendship eventually Ryan makes his move and the pair end up in bed together. Ryan means it to be forever but Vicki tries to make it seem like a one time thing. Ryan has to try to make her see that he's loved her forever and he's not about to stop anytime soon. He's not letting her get away from him again.
What a heart warming story. I've really fallen in love with the Sullivan family and their partners. This book was no different. We got to see another side of Ryan other than his professional baseball persona and Vicki was just perfect for him.
I loved how Ryan admitted to himself that he loved Vicki long before they ever got into bed together. He was all in before he could get her on board. He was very convincing with Vicki and making her see how great they would be together. The final stretch for Vicki, when she finally "got it" was wonderful and I loved the way she described how it looked like they wouldn't work but that they were just two halves that made up a whole. Good stuff. lol
I can't wait to see what happens next in the Sullivan family - especially as it's Smith Sullivan - famous actor - who has a story up next. I'm sure Andre won't let me down and will give me another fabulous romance - just like she did in this book.
Rating: 4 out of 5