Published by Harlequin Source: Purchased
Genres: Best Friends, Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Romance
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Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be...
So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1--she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2--she's cursed with four alpha-male older brothers.
While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over--although he seems to have gotten over her just fine.
Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can't seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys....
I adore this book! Like hands down adore this book! This was the first book of Kristan Higgins that I have read, and I have to admit that I am totally, without a doubt hooked on her work. I think I’ve read like six of her books since reading this one. I love romance books where people are best friends, especially ones where one of the friends is carrying a torch for the other one. I also want to mention that one of the reasons why I love her books is because they are full length books, they aren’t short or medium sized, I love really having a lot of time with the characters to fall in love with them.
I adore Chastity, her name alone is hilarious (Chastity Virginia if I remember correctly). She has four older brothers who have strong ties to the fire department, including her dad who is the fire chief. I can’t imagine growing up with four older brothers was easy for her dating life, but hey they are good brothers and they love her very much. The family friend is Trevor, and he’s just as much as part of the family as anyone else. Trevor is Chastity’s first love, and she is still completely in love with him when she moves back to town. Only she’s pretty sure it’s never going to happen, so she’s got to get on with living her life.
Enter Ryan Darling. The doctor. Who is slightly on the arrogant side. And well bland. But on paper I suppose he’s a pretty decent dating candidate. I think Chastity knows he ain’t her dream guy, but she keeps it going with him all while carrying a torch for her real dream guy Trevor. Of course Trevor ends up with someone else during this period which I’m sure you can understand when Chastity doesn’t really love that whole experience of seeing him with someone else.
I love the story of how these two people basically orbit around each other but never seem to be able to come together. Trevor is just too afraid to lose the only real family he knows if things don’t go well with Chastity and Chastity just isn’t assertive enough to really go after what she wants. But I do love watching the whole thing unfold, and the extreme family dynamics going on in the book. Plus Chastity has some seriously interesting stuff going on at work too, made for some great laughs. I highly recommend this book and really any book by Kristan Higgins.