Genres: Contemporary Romance
I hated my job. I had no social life.
Somehow I had become so predictable after my last relationship ended, that the cashier at the local food mart already had my favorite wine bagged and waiting for me behind the counter when I walked in on Friday afternoon.
I needed to get away, from everything.
So when my best friend, Addie, called up and offered me a FREE weekend getaway, how could I say no.
Promises of a quiet weekend with a good book, warm fires, and flannel pajamas? Yes, please!
It had been eighteen months.
Eighteen months, since I had lost my wife in a car accident and learned that our marriage had been nothing but one big lie.
I’d done nothing but work and mope around my sister’s house, so when she told me to take her cabin for the weekend. Time alone, surrounded by nature and the fresh cold mountain air was exactly what I’d been needing.
However, my plans of being alone in the wilderness quickly vanished when I walked through the doors of the cabin and found my sister’s best friend drunk and half-naked on the floor of the very same cabin.
I’d hidden my crush on her for years. Perhaps, not well enough. After all, Addie must have set this up.
The weekend was about to get a lot more interesting.
From USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling comes this friends to lovers romance that will warm your heart on a cold winters night.
Fireside Love blends a bit of forced proximity (oh no! Only one bed…) and a siblings best friend to create a romance that sizzles! Kristy hates her job and her boss is a total jerk. Austin has spent 18 months dealing with the grief of losing his wife and discovering she was having an affair. Both jump at the opportunity to spend a weekend in the mountain cabin.
Austin and Kristy have chemistry for sure. However, both of them are a little gun shy when it comes to relationships. This creates a smidge of angst, but overall the story is low angst and I appreciated that for sure!! With the snow, the story has a holiday vibe. While these two didn’t have a history of romance together, they do have years of friendship to build off of, and their relationship gets steamy quick. If you want a quick, hot romance to keep you warm this weekend, grab Fireside Love!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: Best friend’s brother
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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