Review: One Summer Weekend by Shannon Stacey

Noah Stafford loves his life—his happy, single life. So what if he made up a fake girlfriend to stop his boss’s matchmaking? He kept things close to the truth—Carly really does have long, sexy legs and a killer sense of humor. She just happens to be his best friend. His wicked awesome and completely platonic best friend.

But now his boss is having a destination wedding, and Noah is expected to attend…with Carly, his girlfriend.

Carly Randall has no interest in living out a rom-com plot. But Noah is her best friend, so she agrees to help. Still, once they arrive on Cape Cod, she can’t explain the sudden butterflies she feels when he looks at her that way. Or why she doesn’t mind when Noah’s hands stray a little south of her back.

What happens on the Cape stays on the Cape.

Except not really, not at all, and once their sexy faux-cation is over, Noah and Carly return to a reality where everything’s changed. Going for it would mean risking their friendship…but forgetting how good they were together just isn’t an option.
I'm one of those readers that if you are an author I read all the time you are automatically added to my list of books I want to read. More often than not I don't even know what the story is about till I start it. 

That's what happened here. I had Shannon Stacey on my list and when I saw a new book coming out I had to get it. Right before I read it I decided to check out what it was about. What I read told me that it wasn't anything new. It's a theme that's been around the romance world for a long time. 

But since I really like Stacey's books I read it anyway and was glad that I had.

I really liked both Noah and Carly. They are funny caring people that you wouldn't mind knowing. Even though the theme isn't really new, the story is well done and kept me reading. The story is only a novella so the author had a lot to do in a short amount of pages. I think she did a wonderful job of that.

Because the characters already knew each other the romance part isn't rushed feeling. Of course, they fell for each other. Most likely the feels they had for a long time as "friends" were more but neither every really wanted to see that. It's easier to live behind the veil of "friendship" that lose the person who matters to you the most. 

Watching these two figure out how they feel about one another is a treat that you won't want to miss. I love how the author drags you into the story and all you want to do is root for them. I'm really looking forward to the book in the Cedar Street series. 

Have any of you read her? If so what's your favorite book or series?


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