Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she’d sooner get her hoohaw bleached than move back in with her parents. She’s no longer the prom-queen princess married to the football star. She’s a broke, penniless widow, and it’s time she stood on her own two feet.An under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone is cheap (free), but it comes with an unexpected surprise. Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s gawky high school best friend, is now a smoking hot firefighter who spends most of his spare time in her unit hammering, drilling, and screwing. Usually with his shirt off—a temptation she has no intention of indulging.
Tyler can’t believe his high school crush is living right across the hall, or how fast his fierce lust for her comes blazing back. She’s still gorgeous—a little sadder, a little quieter, but still with the amazing smile and sweet body that fueled his awkward teenage fantasies.
Despite her best intentions, Arden can’t resist grown up Tyler but the sparks between them send her into full retreat. And by the time she realizes the heat between them could last a lifetime, it could be too late to tell him…
About Kelly Jamieson
Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas.
Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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This book is exactly what I’ve come to love from Kelly Jamieson. I’m a sucker for good friends to lovers story. That’s exactly what this is. Arden has been through so much. She lived a life she thought she wanted, but the reality isn’t what she always wanted. Following the passing of her husband, Arden is moving home to Chicago. So much has changed during Arden’s time away. But with her brother’s help and her new friends, she’s going to make it and maybe learn how to live again.
Tyler has always had feelings for Arden. The older Arden is not what he expected. Tyler wants to be a friend first, but he’s hoping for so much more. I enjoyed watching this man break down all the carefully constructed walls Arden has put up. It’s great to see him be exactly what she needed without pushing.
This book was great. I loved getting lost in this story and look forward to more from Kelly.
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