From a bestselling author comes a brand new friend to lovers standalone romantic comedy where tequila and sex shake things up.
For as long as I can remember, I've been in love with Paxton West. I've planned our wedding in my head a million times. What our babies would look like. How we would grow old together and still play our favorite game -- Tic-Tac-Toe.
However, we have one problem.
Paxton doesn't believe in true love, soul mates, or happily ever after. Oh, did I also tell you he doesn't want kids? It also means I can't explain to him that he's the only guy for me, or about my -- our -- current situation.
The past started with a game of X's and O's.
Then came the miles and miles that kept us apart.
Next came tequila shots... They're never a great idea.
Now, more than ever, the future scares the crap out of me. If my plan backfires, I could not only lose my best friend but the love of my life.
Dang those tequila shots.
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About the Author
After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.
A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America).
To learn more about A.M. Willard visit her at www.amwillard.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was so excited when I saw A. M. Willard had a new book out. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors! When I read the synopsis, I knew I would love this book, and I was right. Paxton and Annabelle have been best friends since they were children. No one knows them like they know each other…their fears, their joys, and how to make the other smile. They share everything…except one important thing. They are in love with each other, but they have never told each other. Paxton has a job that keeps him away for long periods of time. When he is back in the States, he stays with Annabelle. This time when he comes back their sexual tension combined with tequila shots totally changes everything. Annabelle is completely thrown off kilter. She has always loved Paxton, and when she planned on telling him while they were in high school, something happened (no spoilers) that made Paxton no longer believe in love. So, she has never told him because she would rather have him in her life as a friend than lose him forever. She has waited patiently to see if his outlook will ever change. Even though she is a matchmaker, she has put her own love life on hold. As you can imagine, with this new development, she is afraid he will run again. To say she is confused would be an understatement. Paxton has always loved Annabelle too. Even though he questioned love, he knows with Annabelle by his side, it’s possible. As I continued to read more from his POV, I saw how devoted he has always been to her. Every woman needs a Paxton in her life, and we women who do have a Paxton in our lives, are truly blessed! Willard really threw a twist in there that I wasn’t expecting. It will test their love for one another, yet it has the possibility of giving them both more than they thought possible. This is when readers will see how wonderful Paxton really is. As with Willard’s other books, she has created some great secondary characters who really help make the book better. A.M. Willard has written several different kinds of series in the romance genre, and each book is different. However, some things remain constants in her books…her humor and sense of family and friendship. Those two things are always what bring me back to her. She knows how to make my heart flutter, and her books ALWAYS leave me with a smile on my face! ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
Tic Tac Love is a cute friends-to-lovers story with AM Willard’s special little twist. Annabelle is a cute, perky matchmaker who is hopelessly in love with her lifetime best friend Paxton. Since she is convinced the feelings are unrequited, she silently longs for her friend. Unbeknownst to Annabelle, Paxton feels the same way about her. However, his dream job requires a lot of travel. Of course, this means the two aren’t available to explore the relationship they both secretly desire. Ms. Willard’s latest romance is a quick read. The plot is straightforward, and it is well paced. The supporting characters were all fun. Paxton and Annabelle’s mutual friends put up with quite a lot from these two. I appreciated the low angst level; it is primarily about the worry of losing a friend if the hidden feelings were revealed. I was beyond frustrated with Annabelle’s irrational thinking and Paxton’s need to runaway to get his head clear instead of just speaking from his heart. Of course, without that conflict, there wouldn’t be much of a story. Essentially, I was as frustrated by the hero and heroine as was their circle of friends and family! Tic Tac Love is an adorable, light romance with a smattering of humor and a heartwarming denouement.
I totally adored Tic Tac Love! It’s a sweet, friends to lovers, romantic comedy. Once I started I didn’t want to stop and before I knew it was over. Mrs. Willard does a wonderful job developing her characters, making it easy to love them. She creates a story that not only draws you in but keeps you captivated. I look forward to reading more by this author.
If you are looking for a sassy friend to lovers romantic comedy to while away a cold winter afternoon, then look no further, Tic Tac Love by author A.M. Willard is just what you need! In Tic Tac Love, author A.M. Willard weaves an enjoyable tale with a wonderful mixture of romance and comedy that follows the best friends to lovers (soulmate) story of Annabelle Quinn and Paxton West. Belle and Pax have been best friends since the age of ten. From the beginning, their hearts always belonged to each other, especially as demonstrated by their favorite game of tic-tac-toe, where Pax is the x and Belle is the o. But as the years go by they kept their feelings for each other hidden from each other. Fast-forward sixteen years later, twenty-six-year-old Belle and Pax finally decide to express their long-held feelings for each other. Belle and Pax's story is told in alternating first-person perspective and set in my favorite city - New York City. The reader can't help but get drawn into Belle and Pax's story and empathize with them as their unrequited love causes angst, drama, misunderstandings, and enough quirky trials and tribulations that will keep the reader giggling as they turn the pages. I really enjoyed reading Tic Tac Love. It is a fun and relatable story, and you can't help but sympathize with Belle and Pax as they try to change their longtime relationship from best friends to lovers. Add in the mix a host of quirky characters (friends Brooke, Miranda, Jace, and Brodie) that try to help Belle and Pax realize that they really are soulmates, and you have a truly fun romantic comedy that will have you laughing out loud and leave a smile on your face! Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Friends-to-Lovers Contemporary RomCom Drama with a hint of Second-Chance Romance. ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR & 1/2 - STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Alternating first-person Pax and Belle have been best friends since they were 10 years old and in love, secretly, with one another ever since. Now, nearly 20 years later, Pax and Belle are still closely entwined in one another's life, even when he's off to remote places taking photos of the world's wonders. After a night of WAY too many tequilas, the rules of the game are changed. Belle and Pax both have secrets that need to come out but life and misunderstandings keep getting in the way. Cute couple, nice chemistry. Loved the secondary cast. Dialogue was fresh and fun. Interactions were believable. The book read smoothly and was easy to immerse myself into, with pages flying past at a steady rate. The plot was entertaining and dynamic. Conflicts were met in manners that felt natural to the characters and resolved in acceptable ways. Predictability was low. The conclusion was solid and satisfying enough. This was a fun friend-to-lovers RomCom Drama with a hint of Second-Chance. I truly enjoyed it. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.325 ~ Stars: 4 (4.5, if I were allowed!) ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from Foreword PR & Marketing and the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐