This is a story that has been simmering away in the background of the first two books and it’s finally Drew’s time to shine… well that is a slight exaggeration, more like his time to finally get his life together is more apt?
This story begins with a prologue, one that this author loves to dangle in front of the reader to build the anticipation of what is to come. A few bombshells are dropped and then we go back to the beginning of how Drew first met Ashley and how their friendship developed over the years.
Drew has been flirting with Ashley since they were a young. However, she is forbidden fruit, his best friends baby sister. There are many reasons why he should stay away from her but there has always been this pull between them. Harmless flirtations as teenagers has led to many stolen moments between them. Most of them were times when Drew was entrusted with Ashley, as in his best mate was counting on him to look out for his sister.
They have been there for each other through tough times and happy times but it has always been a carefree, casual thing. They may often go off in their own directions, sometimes for several years, but all roads seem to lead back to each other. It’s like there is an unspoken promise, that they belong to each other.
They have never made a commitment to each other, how could he when Drew knew that Ashley would be better off with someone better than him. Someone that could give her everything she deserves. Why then does the thought of her settling down with someone else make him insanely jealous? Everyone knows the drill with these FWB arrangements right? It’s all fun and games until ‘feelings’ comes down the slide at the playground.
To add to the complication of what they have together, Drew has a baby daddy drama to deal with plus the crazy mother of the baby drama. He has let his best mate down time after time and disappointed people he truly care about. He knows that if he is to ever have a real chance of a future with Ashley he needs to get his shit together to be the man worthy of her.
This is a story that spans twelve years with a beautifully flawed man who desperately seeks his happy ever after with the girl he gave his heart to as a young man. Drew, you have redeemed yourself ☺