A Cute and Quick Read
The brother's best friend / best friend's little sister romance story is a tale as old as time - it is one of the most popular love tropes out there. And for good reason because it makes for a good story. The risk in the romance is already there and things are automatically complicated. In Oops, the new contemporary romance novella by D.L. Gallie, she takes this trope and goes full steam ahead.
Mia and Lawson have known each other their whole lives because Lawson is Mia's brother's best friend. Mia has always had a crush on Lawson, but she never in her wildest dreams thought anything would come of it. That is until all of a sudden, he starts flirting with her. Lawson opens his eyes one day and sees Mia as a woman, and not only as his best friend's little sister. He wants her even though he knows he shouldn't. When the two of them try to see where their romance can go, they do it in secret. Will Mia's brother find out and ruin their chances at happiness? Will Lawson's relationship with Mia's brother be ruined because of their romance? Is it worth the risk?
This was a short and sweet romance and it definitely followed the trope to a tee. If you had a checklist of how the story should go, you could easily mark the whole thing off. Unfortunately, there were no surprises and we didn't really get to know the characters. Normally I love the predictability of a good rom-com, but I guess I was hoping for a bit more. I did like the steamy bits, but it might have been good to balance those parts with a bit of insight into who these characters were. But, if you are looking for an easy, sexy, short read, then this is definitely the book for you. It had funny moments and kept things light - and sometimes that is just what a reader needs.
Thank you to the author and to HEAPRMore for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Author: DL Gallie
Genre: Brother’s Best Friend Romance
I’ve had a crush on Lawson O’Connor since forever
but it can never be, he’s my older brother’s best
I always thought the feelings were one-sided but
recently, I’m beginning to suspect otherwise.
A subtle touch here.
An inappropriate comment there.
A smoldering look.
A sexy wink.
And then it happens, we hook up.
It’s everything I ever imagined and more but we can
never be, can we?
DL Gallie is from Queensland, Australia, but she's lived in many different places all over the world. She currently resides in Gladstone with her husband and two kids. She and her husband have been together since she was sixteen, and although they drive each other crazy at times, she couldn't imagine her life without him.
Shortly after her son was born, DL began reading again. With encouragement from her husband, she picked up the pen and started writing, and now the voices in her head won't shut up.
DL enjoys listening to music, drinking white wine in the summer, red wine in the winter, and beer all year round. She's also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita.
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