Thank you to Lauren Blakely, Lili Valente, and Lauren’s team for the advance reader copy of Good With His Hands, releasing on December 18th.
The final Lauren Blakely of the year! It has been such a wonderful year filled to the brim with releases from Lauren. If you missed any of my previous reviews check them out here.
I am a member of the Lauren Blakely’s Review Team, this does not affect the honesty and integrity of my review.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis…
“A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!
I’m the wrong guy for her.
She’s sunshine, and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.
But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.
A chance to discover how big she can dream.
And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.
Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.
No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.
Especially once she learns what I’ve done.”
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Ruby Valentine and Jesse Hendrix are the main characters of this story. Ruby has just completed years of physical therapy, after having been in a car accident with her best friend Claire. Claire who did not survive was the little sister of Jesse. She is incredibly strong in the face of what she has gone through. Jesse has been there by her side through it as a friend. He restores cars while Ruby works at her parent’s pie shop, while she has an artistic Etsy side hustle.
- Pacing: I engulfed this one, no doubt about it that this is a lovely quick read. Yeah, this is totally a one-sitting kind of read.
- Setting: New York, a classic Lauren Blakely setting. And upstate lent itself to a beautiful camping setting.
- Romance: This was such a cute friends-to-lovers romance. The trope of the best friend’s brother is adorable. Ruby and Jesse are the classic couple, who don’t realize they have feelings for each other but it is undeniable and it has been for years.
Good With His Hands receives four out of five stars.
You can pick up the story below…
✦ Amazon ➜ https://blkly.pub/GoodHandsKindle
✦ Apple ➜ http://blkly.pub/GoodHandsApple
✦ Google ➜http://blkly.pub/GoodHandsGoogle
✦ Nook ➜ http://blkly.pub/GoodHandsNook
✦ Kobo ➜ http://blkly.pub/KoboGoodHands
✦ Audible ➜ https://blkly.pub/AudioGoodHands
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