Title: Lips Close to Mine
Author: Robin Bielman
Series: Wherever You Go #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: 20th November
I wasn’t supposed to see Levi Pierce ever again. A few months ago, he charmed the pants off me and we spent one incredible night together.
End of story.
Only it wasn’t. Pretty soon everywhere I turn, I see him. Our best friends are dating. My mother mistakenly—and happily—thinks he’s my plus-one to my cousin’s wedding. And he’s the guy I have to work with on the most important job opportunity of my life.
Here’s my problem: I like Levi. I like his killer smile and his dreamboat eyes and definitely the way he makes me feel in bed. But I’ve sworn off relationships. So when the sexual tension reaches epic proportions and we fall back into bed together, I tell myself it’s temporary. When I start to feel more, I tell myself it’s over.
Only Levi isn’t a forget-it kind of guy. When his lips are close to mine and he swears he’s always wanted me, my defenses disappear. But some things in life just aren’t meant to be.
Or are they?
Source: ARC from Entangled: Embrace via NetGalley
It took me a while to get into this book and I very nearly put it down. I just could not like Harper at the beginning and the first person POV didn’t help. Yes, it’s clear she has this big trauma in her past, but it takes a long time for the details to trickle down and I found her incredibly childish when it came to Levi. I wasn’t overly fond of Levi to begin with either, thanks to a certain bet, but he grew on me enough that I decided to stick with it.
And overall I’m glad I did. I never came to like Harper all that much, but her behaviour improves (mostly) and I did feel for her when it came to her past and why she was reluctant to risk her heart. I really liked Levi. He’s a sweetheart and he has his own share of pain in his past. I do feel like that side of things was never quite resolved, partly because Harper and her pain was more important to the plot. I also wish things towards the end hadn’t felt quite so rushed.
On the whole, though, this was a solid romantic read. It won’t go down as one of my favourites from this author, but it was enjoyable enough to finish and left me wanting to know more about this group of characters.
Lips Close to Mine is out November 20th.
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