Layne needed to be working but she was staring at Gideon roth. Her mouth was watering and she was staring. It was utterly and undeniably wrong for such lustful thoughts as they lead to flirting and flirting lead to …..No, a girl doesn't flirt with or or give into lustful thoughts about her friends ex especially the ex of her best friend. Especially when the ex left her best friends’ her in a pile of rubble and devastation. He walked out He walked out all those years ago . Now he graced the Market Alumni Center for an end- of-year benefit on the campus of texas Tech University -their old Alma Mater. Back when Gideon and Priya - Laynie’s best friend - dated. Although maybe Priya had been first to break the girls’ code when she started dating Gideon in the first place. Laynie was pretty sure Priya had known she had really wanted to go out with Gideon her second year of college . Gideon had held the Most Eligible Bachelor title in gossip circles for like fifteen years running. Laynie wondered whay Priya would say if she saw Gideon now. Laynie wasn’t sure what to think seeing him here. She’d expected to see him in two weeks as he was best man for Melinda and Jared’s wedding. Her heart raced at the sight of him like it always had.She hadn’t seen Gideon in fifteen years. Than she felt someone’s hand on her hip and it was Gideon. He said he’d be there a couple of weeks and asked if they could have dinner with ehr , while he was here. Have a drink- catch up. As much as she wanted to take him up on his offer was off limits.It had been fifteen years since Priya and he had dated but there was no statute of limitation on the girl code. So she told Gideon she didn’t think that would be a good idea. Than he asked if she was seeing someone Laynie said no but brought up the relationship he had with Priya. He mentioned it being so long ago. Gideon gave Melinda a ride to her office so he could see Laynie. He asked her to dinner and told her to say hi to Priya for him and gave her a time he’d pick her up when Melinda came into the room. He pulled Laynie’s hand to go to eat as her stomach had just grumbled and she loved Greek food- how did he remember that after all these years? Gideon had dated Priya for two years. At dinner Gideon told her he had a crush on her in college but it never seemed like the right time to tell her. Outside waiting for an Uber he kissed her and it felt like a dream. One she didn’t want to wake up from. One she feared to wake from. She still had to face Priya when she got home. Laynie never told anyone how much it hurt to see her best friend being adored and lavished by the guy she wanted. It had caused her to grow apart from Priya for those two years they had dated . Laynie knew she was playing with fire. Seeing Gideon again that night. Gideon knew Laynie wasn’t exactly the type to have a two week fling with a man who could never give her more. He wanted to give her everything and had wanted to fifteen years ago. He supposed he was no more in place now to give her everything she deserved than he had been then, not with so much of him tied to Houston now. That didn’t mean he wouldn’t plead his case for what hey could have while he was there. They did go to his hotel room and laynie spent the night and they had sex. But Laynie knew her and Gideon were going nowhere. He life was here and his was in Houston.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy light, romantic read with just enough angst in it. I loved the relationship Priya and Laynie had. I loved Gideon and Laynie and how they interacted together. I liked the pace and the plot a lot. I wish I could rate this 4.5 I didn’t want to put this down. I loved the author brought up elderly abuse as well as Alzheimer's disease. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it.