30 March 2014

A Kiss by Design by Christy Hayes

What’s a girl to do when her best friend is making a mistake? Stop him, of course. 
College sophomore Emily Dilbert has been best friends with Dylan Chamberlain since they were kids. All she wants is for him to be happy and she knows him better than anyone. That’s why when she finds an engagement ring in his backpack she has to stop him from marrying the wrong girl. Dylan Chamberlain has been in love with his brother’s girlfriend, Emily, since the second grade. When his brother asks for help planning a surprise proposal, Dylan knows it’s time to bury his feelings and finally let Emily go. Too bad his heart refuses to cooperate. All of Emily’s attempts to lure Dylan away from his girlfriend fail, forcing her to turn up the heat on their friendship. Will Dylan reveal his long-buried secret and tell Emily how he feels? Or will Emily be forced to use any means necessary to show him the error of his ways?

I was hoping that from the blurb for this book that it'd be a sweet love story as that's what the cover lead me to think. I'll say I don't like the cover now that I've read the book. This book is so great. Sure it’s more sweet than sexy but it was so beautifully written that I fell in love with not just the main characters but the side characters. I REALLY hope we get more stories about the other characters in this book because I'd love to get to know them more. 

This story is about Dylan & Emily. Dylan has loved Emily forever, but she is his best friend... and dating his brother. Emily thinks she's happily in love and content with the way her life is. That is until she finds an engagement ring in Dylan's backpack. Things quickly spin out of control as she tries to figure out her emotions and how she feels about Dylan not only being in love and wanting to spend the rest of his life with someone, but also the fact that she hadn't even known that he was in a series relationship. 

Great read from a new author! Only reason not a five for me. Not sexy enough but still an excellent read.

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 Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Women’s Fiction chapter of Romance Writers of America, and the Contemporary Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America. Christy has been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011. When not working on her next novel, Christy can be found walking her dogs through her neighborhood or at one of her kids sporting events.

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