Heavy Petting,, an all-new heartwarming and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy in the Boys of the Bayou Gone Wild Series by New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas. is available now!
He’s her best friend.
A reformed bad boy turned hot teacher.
And after one spur-of-the-moment Vegas wedding… her husband.
Jordan Benoit and Fletcher Landry have been best friends since they were six. He’s always been The Guy. When she needed picked up, cheered up, or lifted up–like literally, to see the stage at a concert–Fletcher was the guy.
So when her boyfriend dumps her–on national TV–Fletcher immediately gets on a plane and comes to her rescue.
And when she ends up in a Vegas wedding chapel and needs someone to say, “I do”…yep, Fletcher’s the guy. Of course.
But being The Guy 24/7 is a lot. He just wants everyone to give him a freaking minute to get this marriage thing right. Including his sexy, sweet new wife who he’s wanted for three years. Who is exasperatingly, temptingly all-in from minute one.
Jordan knows what she wants. A life in her hometown. A job with alpacas. And Fletcher. Not necessarily in that order.
They’ve said the vows. They’d told the world. They’ve told their grandmas. Forget taking things slow. Forget just heavy petting. Forget any chance of backing out when things get tough. They’re going to have to go all the way, in every way.
After all, friends becoming lovers should be the easiest thing in the world. Right?
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Friends-to-lovers can be so much fun, and that’s only *one* of the reasons I was really looking forward to this one! Ms Nicholas gave her story a bit of a twist–BFFs since age 6, Fletcher and Jordan actually get married in the very beginning of the book, which is where a lot of romances end, assuming the HEA is at hand. Here, though, it’s only the beginning–and I have to admit I wondered how the author was going to swing that.
Of course, my concern was completely unwarranted 😉
Though we’ve seen Fletcher (and Jordan, to a lesser extent) in other books, here we really get to know him and understand why marrying his BFF, who he’s wanted more from for at least 3 years, wouldn’t be “the end” for him. Poor guy, he spends too much time in his head (and too much time listening to his younger brothers!) and not *enough* time listening to his new wife–he could have saved himself a lot of grief and reversed those two, honestly, but that would have cheated us out of a really fun book.
Not to mention all of that heavy petting… 😉
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.
Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).
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