One reluctant heir
If anyone else had asked for his help publishing a naughty novel, Ash would have had the sense to say no. But he’s never been able to deny Verity Plum. Now he has his hands full illustrating a book and trying his damnedest not to fall in love with his best friend. The last thing he needs is to discover he’s a duke’s lost heir. Without a family or a proper education, he’s had to fight for his place in the world, and the idea of it—and Verity—being taken away from him chills him to the bone.
One radical bookseller
All Verity wants is to keep her brother out of prison, her business afloat, and her hands off Ash. Lately it seems she’s not getting anything she wants. She knows from bitter experience that she isn’t cut out for romance, but the more time she spends with Ash, the more she wonders if maybe she’s been wrong about herself.
One disaster waiting to happen
Ash has a month before his identity is exposed, and he plans to spend it with Verity. As they explore their long-buried passion, it becomes harder for Ash to face the music. Can Verity accept who Ash must become or will he turn away the only woman he’s ever loved?
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BFF to more is one of my favorite things, so I was all over this book + the promise of a new to me author was something I couldn’t ignore. I loved Verity and Ash. I loved their button pushing and loyalty. I loved her saltiness and his charm. I absolutely loved how they complimented and accepted each other. Verity’s brother Nate was a bit lacking, but I was especially smitten with Amelia and I hope we get more of her. Plot wise, it didn’t quite go in the direction I was expecting. There was a lot of push and pull and some parts of the plot felt repetitive. I did really enjoy the last few chapters and scenes of the declaration with a hat, the bonding over an accident, and everything with the cat. Yes, this will all make sense when you read it. Overall, it was the characters that I adored. I could have easily read more scenes of banter and I desperately wanted more from the epilogue, but I think that’s just me being greedy. **Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge**