Falling For His Best Friend is the second book off of Katee Robert’s Out of Uniform series. It’s about Drew and Avery’s story. What I love about this story isn’t just the fact that it’s a friends-to-lovers trope, which is my fave but it also features a person of color heroine.
And if you love the friends-to-lovers type of books, I highly recommend Falling For His Best Friend.
♥ SYNOPSIS ♥
Avery Yeung’s biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family’s medical history, she’s running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective—and irritatingly hot—best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor…
Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery’s dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won’t let Avery shop for a “popsicle pop.” He’ll do what’s right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.
But there’s nothing “proper” about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can’t get enough of it—or each other. And without knowing it, they’ve crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever…
♥ my review ♥
It’s no secret that I love a good friends-to-lovers romance, and Falling For His Best Friend delivered on the steam and the storyline between best friends Avery and Drew. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up a Brazen novel, and I’m glad that this one did not disappoint.
Avery found out that she has the genetic marker for the cancer that killed her mother and rendered her sister unable to bear children. So before taking preemptive measures against cancer that might render her unable to have children, Avery sets out to get pregnant. All she needs is a donor.
Drew Flannery has always been there for Avery and despite the attraction that he felt for her, he and Avery have always been just friends. But when Avery announced her intention, Drew can’t imagine anyone else providing that for Avery but him. So he volunteered to become his stud. Literary.
What followed was a series of very hot encounters between two people who, for all intents and purposes, are very suited for each other. But their newfound intimacy are not without issues. Drew has lost his mother at a very young age, which greatly affected his father and in turn Drew and Ryan. He has never allowed himself to fall in love because he saw what his mother’s death did to his father.
Avery has issues of her own. Her family is very traditional Chinese and her grandparents despaired how much Avery and her sister Alexis are rebelling. Not only that, Avery had to deal with the fear of getting the same disease that killed her mother.
This book is the perfect book to read in between heavier stuff. It’s hot and light and there isn’t a lot of angst. I loved that despite its length, the characters were well developed. I would have loved a more substantial conflict but I felt that it’s just perfect for the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.
Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.
Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?
She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
ARC provided by the Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.