Series: Tryst #1
Published by Penguin Source: Author
Genres: Alpha Guy, Best Friends Sister, Contemporary Romance, Friends With Benefits, Love Triangle, Movie Star, Romance
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In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun?
With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood.
Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…
I don’t know about you guys, but I really do love the whole friends with benefits thing, because well frankly that like never works out, someone always ends up having feelings for the other and it always either implodes or ends up in a relationship. Regardless I love the drama of it all. This book also had the whole older brothers best friend thing going for it too, and I absolutely love that.
So when we meet Skyler she is moving into her brothers place because she just going out of a really bad relationship. Like the kind of relationship that results in restraining orders and changing where you live and your phone number. You can tell that Skyler is really still getting over the whole breakup, and she’s also pretty embarrassed about the whole situation, so not a lot of people really know what happened. Skyler works hard in school and is a college athlete, and she’s just in general a pretty chill, cool girl. I liked her for the most part, I wasn’t a huge fan of how wishy washy she was about some things. Like there is a guy in her life who she is friends with, but who she has like a longstanding flirting relationship, and it’s clear he is interested in her, but she never really shuts its down. She knows she doesn’t want that with him, but she just lets it continue and honestly it made me kind of think less of her. She let’s her self get talked into things she really has no interest in doing, like going out drinking with her brother and having a birthday party that she is in no way shape or form interesting in having, but she does it anyway because that’s what her brother wants. I wish she stood up more for what she actually wanted.
And now for Blake, the roommate and brother best friend. Man the word player does not do this guy justice. Apparently he is basically a model and aspiring actor who spends all his time finding new women to sleep with for one night and never having a repeat performance. He is like a dog with a bone when it comes to Skyler though, he is pretty pushy about getting her to be friends with him. I will admit that I didn’t exactly love Blake in the beginning, but as the story went on I started to come around. It turns out the guy did have some redeeming qualities, and he was actually really good for Skyler.
These two are definitely hot on the page, and they do have a couple of really hot scenes together. There are also a lot of side stories kind of going on in this book, which I actually kind of liked because it felt more like real life and not just all about two people getting together. The ending was pretty satisfying, but I am still looking forward to reading the sequel.