Series: We Shouldn't #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Big, burly, and definitely not my new best friend.
Benji is the current obstacle standing in my way.
Not that I mind.
Who said your brother’s best friend had to be off-limits, anyway?
Rich chick waltzing into town buying up businesses like candy.
I hear the whispers about me.
They’re not wrong. Just not exactly right, either.
Benji doesn’t see it that way, though. He puffs his chest out when I walk in—a very muscular chest, might I add—and lets me know in no uncertain terms that I’m not welcome on his turf.
I’m just here to find my brother, who left without even saying goodbye.
But Sawyer? Nowhere to be seen.
I have no choice but to stay here and wait, and Benji has no choice but to humor me.
My brother’s best friend has a funny definition of humor, though.
Not so much ha-ha as hate you forever.
Pretty soon, Benji’s guard-dog act starts to crumble and I catch a glimpse of the man underneath.
The rugged, strong man who makes my heart thump and my core clench.
The man with a kiss to bring me to my knees.
The man who might just crack my heart wide open...
...but when my brother finally returns, our budding romance could fall apart before it even begins.
Won’t Miss You is a brother’s best friend story, and I love that trope. I also love stories with dysfunctional families, so I was intrigued by Rae and her brother (and what the hell happened).
First, let me say that I adored Benji. He has a gruff exterior at first, but it’s easy to see why when you discover that his best friend Sawyer basically made his sister sound like the devil. He cares a lot about his town and Sawyer, so he is protective. But, he does have a good heart and its easy to fall in love with him.
I think Benji’s awesomeness make Rae’s not so awesomeness more evident. She is annoying and brash at times. She does experience a lot of character growth throughout the story, which is great, but I really just struggled with liking her. She came across as immature in the ways she handled several things and that was difficult for me to forgive easily.
Won’t Miss You will appeal to readers who love character development because Monroe really delivers! I loved the brother’s best friend trope, and in Won’t Miss You it was even more interesting because Benji and Rae fall for each other while Sawyer is away and then he returns and isn’t pleased! While I struggled with Rae, many readers might have a totally different view of her, so if you like this trope, give Won’t Miss You a shot!
- Tears: no
- Trope: brother’s best friend, dysfunctional family
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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