After having her heart broken, Lily Carver ran north to manage an upscale resort—and back to her longtime friend Sam Denning. Though she’s well aware of how hot Sam’s become, she refuses to risk her heart again. No matter how incredible his kisses make her feel…
Sam’s been in love—and lust—with Lily since the summer they met. When he finally shows her how much he wants her, Lily can’t resist his seduction. But Sam’s a forever kind of guy and she’s only interested in short, painless relationships.
Lily thinks she can protect both their hearts with a short affair to let their passion run its course, something where they both know the rules and can explore the sparks between them without getting burned. But their best-laid plans are put to the test by their undeniable attraction—and by a secret Sam’s been keeping from Lily that could ruin everything.
*Blurb from Goodreads*
I think my favorite plot of all time is friends to lovers, and this one was a goodie! Sam and Lily have been best friends since they were fourteen, but Sam has been in love with her for just as long. When they take things to a physical level, they are both surprised at how hot the fire burns between them. But Lily doesn’t want forever and she knows that Sam does.
When Sam pushes for more and Lily finally reveals a big secret she has been keeping from him, things get more than complicated. They want to remain friends, but will their friendship be enough when Sam wants more, or will they both walk away broken hearted?
One of the things I love the most about friends to lovers books is that the sexual tension between the hero and heroine is constant from day one. They are already friends, they know everything about one another, they don’t have any (or many) secrets from one another. To me, that puts them on the fast track to being great relationship partners. Mady does a wonderful job with the sexual tension. it’s palpable and smokin’.
I loved Sam’s character. He was everything I would want in a hero, my best friend, supportive of me, there for me at my worst moment, and totally head over heals in love. What more could a girl want? There was one thing that I wanted more from Sam though, and that was to fight harder for Lily. I understand how scary it can be to take a friendship to the next level, but every time Lily went to push Sam away, he went willingly. He didn’t stay and fight, he didn’t tell her how wrong she was, he just went.
I had a little bit of a harder time connecting with Lily. I absolutely felt heartbroken for her and the ordeal she went through with her ex-fiance. I can see how broken she would be, but at the same time I don’t think she gave Sam or herself the chance. She was all over the place, so wishy-washy, I wanted her to make a decision and stick with it.
I really enjoyed this book, but there was one thing that made me cringe. When you are such great friends, typically the lines of communication are a lot more open. But with Sam and Lily, it was almost like they were afraid to talk once they started the “benefits” part of their relationship. I wanted to smack them, make them talk to each other!
All in all I really enjoyed this book. Mady does a wonderful job writing sexual tension between friends that was fun to read, and the romance between them was beautiful as well. I loved the hero and although I would have liked to see a little more from the heroine, I still enjoyed the two together.
I give Something So Right a C+