Tour | Review: THE BEST FRIEND BARGAIN by Robin Bielman + Excerpt + Giveaway
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She pressed her lips together and tried really hard not to laugh, but it didn’t work and she burst into a fit of uncontrollable giggles. Not entirely because he was funny, but because his teasing question heightened her awareness of him. Made her nervous.
And horny. So, so horny.
“God, I love your laugh,” he said quietly, his gaze drifting over her chin, her lips, her cheeks, her eyes.
Liv stopped. Giggling. Moving. Breathing. And thinking that they could go back to the way things were before they’d kissed on the beach and her world had turned on its axis.
She loved laughing with Danny. He’d always had a direct link to her funny bone. Her mind searched for the times Will had made her laugh. Once, maybe twice? In six months. How had she not realized that until now?
“Danny,” she said, whisper soft.
“I’m not telling you anything I haven’t told you before.”
True. He didn’t keep his compliments to himself, especially when her loud, high-pitched guffaw swayed others to laugh along with her. But the gleam in his eyes said he wanted to back up his statement with another kiss, and that had never happened before.
Time to stop looking at those twin pools of honey and reading things she wasn’t quite ready to tackle.
“Don’t read anything into it,” he added, like he had secret passage inside her head. “I’m just a guy telling his best friend she’s fun to be around.”
Seriously? He had to throw out movie star lines like that? Could he say the wrong thing just once so he pissed her off? Whenever he talked she forgot about keeping him in the friend zone. The only zone she wanted him in was the touchdown one. Doing a dirty dance with their hot, sweaty naked bodies entwined.
She leaned closer to him. “Then stop looking at me like that.”
** I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE OF AN HONEST REVIEW **
From the general to the specific —The Best Friend Bargain is the third book in the Kiss In The Sand series by Robin Bielman; it can be read as a standalone but I think —at least— one character is introduced to us before, I’m not sure because this is my first Robin’s book; and, it’s an Entangled Adult Contemporary Romance—they're so good.
Olivia and Danny are best friend —I like this kind of romance!— and after a long time they’re back together as friends; but in that time where they didn’t talk with each other a lot of things changed, for example… she’s pregnant. So she ran right into her best friend arms, because, of course, she needed him. He’s disposed to help her, like the good friend he is, however, he truly didn’t expect what she had in mind.
Olivia is a strong character but sometimes her actions or just her behaviors were so dependent of other people, that I didn’t like her… sometimes; yet at the end she, as a person, was great. And Danny, I loved him; he was the most amazing man a girl would want as a best friend; he was so disposed to help her best friend, despite his true feelings about marriage and family, I liked the way he was written, like a nice and sweet guy.
As I said I like these kinds of books; the blurb caught me and the book didn’t disappoint me; The Best Friend Bargain is a book with so many incredible, sweet, sexy, funny, happy moments between their main characters, and also with the ones from the other books, but overall, their relationship was so strong—even if they didn’t think so— that it made the whole reading something fantastic. So, I enjoyed and liked it a lot; I highly recommend it if you like romance or if you like this kind of plot but not in adult —it’s fantastic as well. And now I’m looking forward for Robin’s books —for this series in specific, so I’m gonna read the two books because their characters and stories (what I read in this book) were so appealing that they let me wanting more from them.