Title: Plus One by Brighton Walsh
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Word Length: 22,000
Book Rating: B
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Olivia hates the singles scene, so when her best guy friend, Ian, offers to be her plus one to a series of weddings she has to attend, she agrees. Although she doesn’t want to complicate their lifelong friendship, she can’t pass up the chance to have a steady date without the dating drama. What she doesn’t expect is to now find Ian so incredibly sexy.
When Ian sees his old friend Olivia dolled up for wedding #1, the boyhood crush he once nurtured transforms into smoldering attraction. It doesn’t take long for their no-strings arrangement to turn physical. But as Olivia’s desire to stay “just friends” becomes clear, Ian’s feelings are deepening. In the time they have together, how will Ian convince Olivia that one plus one can make for a lifelong pair?
Fans of friends to lovers romances are going to LOVE Brighton Walsh’s Plus One. This novella is fun, flirty and delightfully steamy.
Olivia Winters and Ian Donnelly have been friends for years. When Olivia decides to take a break from dating, Ian offers to be her “plus one” for the upcoming wedding season. Olivia is stunned by her new attraction to Ian while Ian’s longtime crush on Olivia is quickly becoming more serious. With their friendship on the line, will Ian and Olivia give into their simmering desire?
Both Olivia and Ian are wonderfully developed characters. They are both successful professionally and neither has any emotional baggage to work through. The banter between Olivia and Ian is witty and entertaining and the sexual tension between them is sizzling hot.
Olivia and Ian attend several weddings before they transition from friends to lovers. Their sex scenes are full of passion and exquisitely detailed. Olivia is more cautious than Ian and her fears about ruining their friendship are realistic. Ian was a little quick to jump to conclusions but fortunately their issues are resolved pretty quickly.
Plus One is a sweet, sexy, light-hearted novella that old and new fans of Brighton Walsh are sure to enjoy.