The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose
Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. Especially since Paisley missed all those opportunities in college, when she was busy supporting her no good thankfully now, ex-husband. The problem? This hottie is Hang, her best friend's older brother, a guy she's known her entire life.
Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code, and from his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment. Two things Paisley has had enough of.
When Hank presents a "no strings attached" offer, it's too good to be true. She can enjoy him while embracing being single. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.
Paisley has been hurt - bad. She's already gone through a horrific divorce and she's just not ready to be attached right now. When she wakes up next to Hank, her best friend's brother, she's mortified. She knows that she enjoyed sleeping with him, but she doesn't want to fall back into the same pattern. For the first time ever, Paisley is ready to sow her oats, and hooking up with Hank could ruin that. But when Hank proposes an FWB situation, Paisley feels like she can have the best of both worlds - great sex with a guy she can trust and the freedom to let her hair down.
The Girl He Knows is sweet, endearing and totally relatable. Paisley is a very likable character who lands in a precarious position. We've all been hurt before and when it's all over the first thing you want to do is protect your heart. But it's kinda hard to feel nothing when you're just not wired that way. Hank is a genuinely nice guy, coupled with the fact that they've known each other forever, that makes the situation murky from the start. Can you truly have a friends with benefits situation with someone who knows almost as well as you know yourself?
While I really enjoyed this book; however, I thought it was pretty predictable. So I give it:
This is not a paid post. I received a free eBook copy of this book through NetGalley. All views expressed are my honest opinion.