There are very few things I super-fangirl about. Amazing publishers that I love just happen to be one of the things. I have yet to find an Entangled Publishing book that I haven’t liked. Of course, the authors are amazing, too! Erin Fletcher is new to me with this book but I adored it! Had I not had to do silly things like go to work, I would have finished this book in a single day.
Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her . . . or wanting to kiss her again.
Problem is, things have been a little . . . awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures – and the ridiculous schedules that come with them – are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will.
As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina.
Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distracting shirtless workout, and the kind of best friends to lovers romance every girl in the friend zone has dreamed of.
This is one of those books where I raced to the end to find out what happened (great ending, btw) and was then sad that it was over. I loved these characters so much! Part of the fun of this book was the adventure through it! Watching Malina and Jackson with their teenage awkwardness as friends become something more. But let’s just say that this book was amazing enough that I not only bought the other book in the All Laced Up series (about Luke Jackson’s hockey teammate, Pierce, and his girlfriend – they were so cute together! I can’t wait to dive into their story!) but I also bought another book by Erin Fletcher.
I love the idea of best friends falling in love. I think it makes for some of the most romantic stories. And I really loved how much energy Malina and Jackson put into trying to pretend that they were still just best friends. And the way they finally tell each other how they feel had me laughing out loud (and then quickly covering my mouth, hoping I didn’t wake Lady Quinn or Mr. Chu because it was, after all, 3am!).
This was an absolutely amazing story! Thank you so much, Entangled Publishing, Netgalley, and Erin Fletcher for letting me devour this one! If you’re interested, it’s on Amazon right now! Go check it out!
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