04 March 2015

Making Nice by Elizah J. Davis

 Twins Blake and Bianca Dunlap have always been there for each other, ready to lend support and make sacrifices. Blake can't imagine a bigger sacrifice than getting along with Bianca's fiancé, Matt. However, Matt turns out to be more than the meathead Blake had dismissed him as, but Matt's best friend, Ryan Everett, is a different story. Ryan seems intent on being an insufferable jerk as often as possible. The fact that Blake is undeniably attracted to Ryan only makes the whole situation more annoying.

Since they'll all be stuck together for the long haul, Blake is determined to make nice. Unfortunately he overshoots, and he and Ryan end up on much friendlier terms than Blake intended. While he and Ryan agree there's no harm in having a strings-free fling, that changes when Matt and Bianca find out about it. As more complications arise, Blake and Ryan become more determined to do what it takes to avoid letting them down. But the only way to ensure getting through a joyous wedding and avoid the questions neither of them want to answer is to convince everyone it's something more.
So many romances happen instantly these days. Within a week or a month, a couple is already to the I-do stage. I prefer books that make the relationship take time and grow. And this book definitely fits the bill.

Blake has some worries. His twin sister who is his best friend has fallen in love. And this just might be ‘the guy’. As she turns more and more toward Matt and shares less with him, his whole world shifts. Though not nessarily for the better. At poker night over at Matt’s house, he comes face to face with Ryan, who insults him at every turn.

Ryan doesn’t understand why every time he opens his mouth around Blake, something demeaning or rude pops out. He doesn’t do that! And yet, with Blake, he does. Every single time. One drunken night turns into the hottest sex either of them have had and next thing they know it, they set up booty calls, trying desperately to keep the information from Matt, Ryan’s best friend, almost brother, and Bianca, Blake’s twin. As Matt lives across the road from Ryan, the chances of keeping it quiet are nill, but they blunder on.

Until everyone finds out.

I loved this story. From Ryan’s unerring foot-in-mouth disease to Blake’s snarky comebacks to Ryan’s opinionated cat. The fact both of these men had no idea how to do a relationship and wanted it, but were afraid to say so, was very endearing, because I so know the feeling.

To me, the only part of the book I really didn’t like was Bianca. She came across as very self-involved and full of herself most of the time.

But that didn’t stop me from giving this 5 stars. I will definitely be rereading it and looking for more from this author.


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