Date Read: May 29, 2021
Published: May 27, 2021
Returning to her hometown was not in the plans, and neither was falling for her former best friend…Briyana Hayes can’t seem to catch a break.The job offer she expected after taking an unpaid internship at a major shoe company didn’t come through. The friend who’d offered her a place to stay suddenly gave her forty-eight hours to vacate after a misunderstanding. And when she’s forced to move back to her hometown to live with her father and his mistress-turned-wife, it almost seems impossible for things to get any worse… until she runs into her former best friend who’s only gotten fine with time.With his sixth season as the starting linebacker for his hometown Houston Skyhawks on the horizon, the only thing Lance Hawkins is looking forward to is another year of getting paid and chasing accolades. But when he discovers that the girl he once considered his best friend is back in the city, he quickly finds himself intrigued by a different kind of pursuit after seeing how attractive she’s gotten.Even with the fallout of the past, their undeniable chemistry as friends makes it impossible for the two of them to remain distant. And once romantic feelings get involved, it doesn’t take long for Briyana and Lance to find themselves on a journey of not only reestablishing what once was, but also exploring what could be.
Alex is hands down my favorite author, but then she went and combined my two favorite tropes, friends to lovers and sports romance. AND she did the damn thing. This story was beautifully written and full of dialogues that had me highlighting as I read. I love the full circle we were able to witness with Yani and Lance’s relationship. And I love when side characters have a personality you actually look forward to reading when weaved into the actual story. Each one highlighted gave me plenty of laughs. Shout-out to Gerald, Ahmad, and both sets of parents lol I’m already looking forward to reading this again. #SandyCheeks 😂