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Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense not to consummate their drunken Las Vegas marriage. If they'd doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now.
...Or so goes the official line.
In reality, Lola's wanted Oliver since day one--and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola's instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing?
Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can't get his mind off what he didn't do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now...and it's far outside the friend zone. When Lola's graphic novel starts getting national acclaim--and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture--Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she's not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she's the kind who'll eventually like him.
Sometimes seeing what's right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn't just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Lauren (the Beautiful Bastard series) delivers a lively and fast-moving contemporary story of inevitable romance between best friends. San Diegobased graphic novelist Lola Castle is thrilled that Hollywood wants to make a big-budget action movie out of her book Razor Fish. To her annoyance, the guys in Hollywood keep trying to change her coming-of-age story into a human/alien romance. Fortunately she has the full support of her friends, especially her longtime crush, Australian-born comic store owner Oliver Lore. To her surprise, Oliver admits he has strong feelings for her as well, which becomes one more complication in Lola's already overwhelmed life. Torn between her need to work and her desire for time with Oliver, Lola could lose both. Lauren provides plenty of steamy romance and sex to keep the story simmering. Fans of uncomplicated characters and straightforward contemporary romance will enjoy this brisk affair of the heart. (Sept. )