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A sizzling new friends-to-lover romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author. Each book in the Bennett family series is a full, standalone story.
Max Bennett was nine years old the first time he met Emilia. The two formed a tight friendship that lasted for years until she moved away. Now, years later, Max enjoys a successful career, and his brilliant business sense helped him take his family’s company to the next level. Max loves his life: carefree and fun. He has everything he wants, and has no intentions of settling down anytime soon (even though his family might have other ideas).
But when a chance encounter brings him face to face with Emilia, he starts questioning everything. The girl he last saw years ago has grown into a beautiful woman with sensual curves and a smile he can’t get out of his mind. Their chemistry is sizzling, and between old memories and new challenges, the two form a connection that is undeniable.
Emilia Campbell has a lot on her plate, taking care of her sick grandmother. Still, the twenty-eight year old physical therapist faces everything with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. The one area in her life where she’s not too optimistic is love. After practically being left at the altar, Emilia has sworn off men. Until the childhood friend she hero-worshiped and hasn’t quite forgotten, steps into her clinic. Max is every bit the troublemaker she remembers, only now he has a body to drool over, and a smile to melt her panties. Not that she intends to do the former, or let the latter happen.
They are both determined not to cross the boundaries of friendship. But as they spend more time together, their chemistry spirals out of control.
Can Emilia trust her childhood hero with the key to her heart and accept she might have found her one true love?
I love this family so much and this may be the first time I've thought "I can't believe they only have 9 children" as opposed to "9 children?! Jesus Christ that poor lady!"
This series follows the Bennetts in close to descending age order as they find true love. There's always something so welcoming about coming back to a series with familiar characters; this series is all the better for making you feel like you're coming back to family.
Max has just recently moved back to the States after working in Europe for the family business, apparently Max is one of those weirdos who can't turn away from a bet so he ends up skydiving which doesn't end very well for him. Luckily his best friend from childhood, Emilia, is a physiotherapist. Emilia has had a bit of a hard run lately but she's still a tough cookie.
This book had all the best aspects of friends to lovers and second chance romances so it was one of the cutest books of all time. I loved that Emilia knew his family already and they did all their Bennett-isms and she was immediately accepted. A core part of any Bennett Family book is behind the scenes matchmaking and obviously Pippa is a bit busy so I think you'll all love who's behind this one ;). Also just a fun reminder: Max is an identical twin, imagine where this leads in your own time.
I honestly feel like each Bennett Family book has been better than the last (not that the last wasn't also amazing) and I genuinely cannot wait for my socks to continue to be knocked off for five more books!
Rating: 4 stars
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