Know Me Well by Kait Nolan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read this for the Guy/Girl Next Door square for Romance Bingo and it was also a Kindle Freebie selection.
"I feel like sending a message out to every teenage girl everywhere who ever had a crush on her best friend's big brother---don't give up."
There's a sweetness to this story that can't be denied. The hero enjoys hugs from his mom and never misses a chance to act the gentleman. The heroine's stubborn streak about not accepting help got run into the ground a bit but she's still likable.
The first half they are pretty cute with their desire but both a bit scared to make the first move. The middle and second half drags a bit but if you enjoy encompassing small town stories, you might enjoy the feel and characters here that provide that. The second half gets a bit racy for how the story starts off with shorter but sexy scenes.
This is a sweeter, a bit more slow moving Jill Shalvis equivalent small town romance. The couple is cute and sweet, the secondary characters range from darling to can't wait for their book, and the ending will have an An Officer and a Gentleman fan sighing happily.
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