About the Author
I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters...Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet!
I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!
You can visit my website at www.EveDevon.com and follow me on Twitter @EveDevon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Her Best Laid Plans for me was just beautiful, a story about the lengths people will go when they truly love someone, I read this book in one day, now I'm a fast reader, I have read other books within a day but this I could not put down. The transition from light, sexy to real heart stirring emotions was done with such finesse and ease!. You watched the characters grow, you watched them blossom and you came to realise just how flawed the leading characters are. They are complex, but don't you worry because not only does this book make you cry (which I did!) it also leaves you hot under the collar with some really hot sexy scenes Eve Devon has brought us a story with layers, so many layers that you get everything you need to truly love the book! Would highly recommend to all Romance fans! A fabulous love story! So the leading characters, you have the beautiful Amanda, an outrageous, live for the moment kind of girl, who never plans for anything! with her life changing she now needs a plan, but that plan can not and will not involve one very sexy heartbreaker named Jared, not only is he a heartbreaker he just so happens to be her brothers best friend, so the code of life forbids her from wanting him right? Oh but Jared the hunk is so much more than your average playboy, complicated and full of self doubt he is going to need someone brave, someone with courage to call him out, someone to show him he is worth it. Not only does Her Best Laid plans have fabulous leading characters it has amazing supporting characters that are just as equally fascinating Jared's sisters, well what can I say about them, Nora works as CEO for the family business and is fierce while her sister Sephy, is more laid back, being a mother, her main focus is her daughter Daisy, I can not wait to learn more about the sisters in future work of Eve Devon! *squeals* So to summarize, a stunning beautiful tale of love, courage and learning that sometimes you have to plan yourself your very own happy ending!
From the beginning I was happy I picked up Eve Devon's Her Best Laid Plans. First off, I love romances set in cities, and this one treated me to both New York and London. Next, I like it when a character starts out in a bad place, but has a willingness to change her life despite her fears or the consequences. From the start, Amanda declares that she's ready for a change. She wants a richer more meaningful life, and she wants to stop imposing on her brother. Enter Jared, her friend and her brother's best friend. Amanda has a buddy-type relationship with the smooth, rich, hot Jared. She feels tied to him so much so that she's willing to play wingman to him and help him extricate himself from the clutches of various clingy women with whom he's willing to have a nice night, but unwilling to spend serious time with. Amanda can't help but feel the pull toward his sexuality, but she tries to keep boundaries, both because Jared is brother Mikey's friend and because she's both been hurt in the past by external circumstances and made her own mistakes. Jared keeps boundaries perhaps out of a sense of decency about not crossing the lines with friends or perhaps out of a debt he feels he owes Mikey. On top of that, Jared is a damaged man both in terms of history with women and history with family. Jared cannot keep Amanda at arms length, however. He always seems to be inventing ways to cross paths with her. When a specter from his history comes in to the picture, Amanda is there, as always, playing a role in his drama and offering support. When Jared offers her a job in London, Amanda surprises herself by taking a risk to change life, location, and comfort level in order to accept. The sexual tension between the two is delicious. As usual, as a reader I thought, "Why don't you just do it???" but there is an answer to that that I won't give away in this review. Yes, there is the basis of friendship, but there's even deeper and more emotional territory that gets explored. There are interesting psychological aspects to their relationship and their individual growth, which makes this richer than your run-of-the-mill H!QN/M&B, but there's also a real sense of fun. I enjoyed the banter between the two of the main characters and even felt that the hot scenes had wit and humor on the part of the author. The flirtiness is the kind of thing I look for in steamy, naughtier books when I need an escape. I got it here in spades. I got the romp of a journey, the sexy fun, the change in the main girl, and the happy ending that I wanted when I laid eyes on this cover. I would recommend that to anyone looking for a light, sexy read that will leave you feeling like real change and HEAs are possible in life.