Too Distracting

Too Distracting

by Bethany Lopez

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Overview

As the successful and driven CEO of Lewis Sporting Goods, Dillon rarely has time to eat a home cooked meal, let alone put any time or effort into maintaining an actual relationship. He's been living on fumes and casual encounters for so long that finding love and starting a family never even crossed his mind, until his cousins Gabe and Reardon found women who gave them both. Laurel has been in love with Dillon since she was nine years old. Unfortunately, he's always seen her as his little sister's pesky best friend. She can't stop her heart from beating frantically whenever he's near, but she's become an expert at keeping her feelings from everyone, especially Dillon. Her secret has been safe, until now...When Laurel needs help with her business plan, her best friend urges her to seek help from Dillon. Determined to push her feelings aside and focus on her fledgling business, Laurel knows she needs to do whatever it takes to succeed, even if it means being treated to indifference and big brother teasing from the man she loves. Can Laurel work with Dillon and still keep her heart intact, or will things get Too Distracting when Dillon realizes what a beautiful, kind, and generous woman she has become?Too Distracting is the third in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978092587
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Series: Lewis Cousins , #3
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 861,785
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre.

When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

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Too Distracting 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Each cousin/brother or sister has a different story to tell and so far I've enjoyed them all. Not pages of sex and foul language, but actual stories! (There's a bit of the other there but not enough to be offensive.) J
Anonymous 10 days ago
Predictable. CB
WLRagan 27 days ago
Laurel has returned to her home town after a several year bad relationship. She has always had a thing for her best friends brother, Dillon. Dillon and Jaz have taken over the family sporting goods business and are trying to make it a player on a national level. Dillon sees Laurel as his little sister's pesky friend. Laurel needs business advice and Dillon reluctantly agrees to help. Will Dillon and Laurel find their way to happily ever after? This was the first book in The Lewis Cousins that I have read. The author does a great job of giving enough background that it reads fine as a standalone. But I will say that I am super excited to go back and read the first 2 books. Fun characters that were easy to relate to. If you are looking for a sweet, quick read grab Too Distracting and start reading!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
Ever since my love of romance books started I've had Bethany Lopez on my authors to check out list. Everyone seems to love her books! So when Too Distracting, the third addition to the Lewis Cousins series, ended up on my radar, I knew I had to read it, especially after seeing the phrase "small-town romance" in the summery - those are two of my favorite things right there! The Result? Sweet as well as charming, Too Distracting once again proves that there's so much to love about an enemies to lovers romance. Too Distracting is told in the alternating perspectives of Laurel and Dillon. One of the traits I enjoyed the most about them was how hardworking and determined they were - Laurel with her joint party planning and flower business and Dillon with his line of sporting good stores. It was always fun to see what troubles - funny as sell as serious - that both careers presented, and I also loved the development that came from them, especially in regards to Laurel and Dillon's romance. As a heroine, Laurel was very easy to like. She was sweet and smart, and more importantly, her journey wasn't perfect or carefree- far from it actually. When the book opens up, Laurel's re-starting her life after a tumultuous, toxic relationship - one that left her with literally nothing. Worse yet, neither one of her parents support her moving home as well as the new direction in which she wants to take the family business. Anyone in Laurel's position would crumble under the pressure, tension, and mounting negative forces working against; however, Laurel isn't like that. Instead, she takes everything with grace and dignity, and I truly admired that about her. Additionally, it's what made her journey from the first page till the last so heartwarming to witness. On the other hand, Dillon has his life relatively put together - he has a strong relationship with his family and friends, a business he loves, and two rambunctious dogs to come home too. The only thing missing? Someone to share it all with. Dillon was sweet and charming - the perfect hero. He treated Laurel with such an amount of respect and love, especially towards the end. The plot in this mostly involved Dillon and Laurel's budding romance as well as as Laurel's new business. The romance was equal parts sweet and hot. I especially enjoyed how it took a while to set up - it wasn't insta-love in any regards. Also, the first part of the book where Dillon was so afraid of Laurel setting a trap/prank had me laughing out loud. As added above, Laurel's business also added an interesting component to the story. Sometimes things did work out a little too perfectly regarding it, but this is supposed to be a HEA romance so I can't hold too much against it can I? Regardless, Too Distracting is a sweet romance read, perfect for fans of Melanie Moreland or Jill Shalvis! I look forward to reading more by Bethany. Grade: B
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
Ever since my love of romance books started I've had Bethany Lopez on my authors to check out list. Everyone seems to love her books! So when Too Distracting, the third addition to the Lewis Cousins series, ended up on my radar, I knew I had to read it, especially after seeing the phrase "small-town romance" in the summery - those are two of my favorite things right there! The Result? Sweet as well as charming, Too Distracting once again proves that there's so much to love about an enemies to lovers romance. Too Distracting is told in the alternating perspectives of Laurel and Dillon. One of the traits I enjoyed the most about them was how hardworking and determined they were - Laurel with her joint party planning and flower business and Dillon with his line of sporting good stores. It was always fun to see what troubles - funny as sell as serious - that both careers presented, and I also loved the development that came from them, especially in regards to Laurel and Dillon's romance. As a heroine, Laurel was very easy to like. She was sweet and smart, and more importantly, her journey wasn't perfect or carefree- far from it actually. When the book opens up, Laurel's re-starting her life after a tumultuous, toxic relationship - one that left her with literally nothing. Worse yet, neither one of her parents support her moving home as well as the new direction in which she wants to take the family business. Anyone in Laurel's position would crumble under the pressure, tension, and mounting negative forces working against; however, Laurel isn't like that. Instead, she takes everything with grace and dignity, and I truly admired that about her. Additionally, it's what made her journey from the first page till the last so heartwarming to witness. On the other hand, Dillon has his life relatively put together - he has a strong relationship with his family and friends, a business he loves, and two rambunctious dogs to come home too. The only thing missing? Someone to share it all with. Dillon was sweet and charming - the perfect hero. He treated Laurel with such an amount of respect and love, especially towards the end. The plot in this mostly involved Dillon and Laurel's budding romance as well as as Laurel's new business. The romance was equal parts sweet and hot. I especially enjoyed how it took a while to set up - it wasn't insta-love in any regards. Also, the first part of the book where Dillon was so afraid of Laurel setting a trap/prank had me laughing out loud. As added above, Laurel's business also added an interesting component to the story. Sometimes things did work out a little too perfectly regarding it, but this is supposed to be a HEA romance so I can't hold too much against it can I? Regardless, Too Distracting is a sweet romance read, perfect for fans of Melanie Moreland or Jill Shalvis! I look forward to reading more by Bethany. Grade: B
Lori_BFB More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Bethany's writing style. She can easily pull you into a story and make you fall in love with the characters immediately. Too Distracting is yet another example of that. I was really excited for Dillon's story. He is Jasmine’s twin brother. Laurel is Jasmine’s best friend since childhood. When they were kids, Laurel was that pesky girl who always played pranks and annoyed Dillon. A lot. There’s no way, many years later, Dillon can feel anything different toward her, other than annoyance. Right? In this story, we get to see that relationship blossom into something more. More than just childhood irritations. We see Dillon look at Laurel in a different light. She’s now a beautiful woman who he can’t help but feel attracted to. One weekend is all it took for him to realize he can’t get enough. This group of cousins/friends is so dang lovable. You can't help but want to know everything about them. You wish you could hang out with them. I miss them already and need the next book like yesterday! This story was fun, it was sexy, and left me with a smile on my face.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
I LOVE every single visit with the Lewis family and each one is better than the last!! Dillon has known Laurel for his whole life and all of his memories are about the ridiculous pranks she's always played on him with his twin sister Jasmine. Laurel has quietly been in love with Dillon since she was 9 years old and constantly hopes that he will see her and want to be with her too. Working together on Laurel's business plan and a weekend away at a sports convention might just be what they need in order to change the way they have always been together. The Lewis men are super swoony and Dillion is no exception. I loved watching him get to know Laurel as she is today and letting go of the memories of the girl who pranked him all the time. Laurel is such an amazing woman. She's overcome so much in her life and is finally going for what she wants, both professionally and personally. The Lewis family is so supportive and loving of everyone who is in it and I loved watching all of their interactions. I can't wait for Jazzy and Serena to get their HEA!! *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
angang68 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book and am writing an honest review. I have been waiting for the Lewis cousins to return and this book was worth the wait! Dillon and Laurel's story is a sweet romance that shows friends can grow up to be lovers. Although technically Laurel is Jazzy's (Dillon's twin) best friend, Dillon has always protected her like family. When Dillon has to go to Chicago for a conference, he gets roped into taking Laurel with him (with the help of his cousins). Jazzy makes a simple request for Dillon to treat Laurel like a princess but this simple request turns into so much more. Bethany Lopez has created a magical family in the Lewis family! I love how Ms. Lopez is able to blend a story that features one couple but allows the readers to revisit her previous characters! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the family members stories.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and these two are too cute for words. When she finally gets a chance to be one on one with the man she has loved since she was 9 he's the only one surprised at just how good they are. The question is what happens when they return to the real world. A well written story written with care and tenderness. Loved it and love this author. A standalone read that has carryover characters.
SairaM More than 1 year ago
This has to be my favorite Lewis cousin’s book yet. First this book cover had me swooning since the cover Reveal, then after reading this story, I genuinely feel this book is worth its 5 fantastic brilliant stars. Seriously Dillon has to be my favorite Lewis cousin. I am so delighted about how this story ended. Dillon and Laurel were the prefect characters, their history together, the uncertainty, the emotion. Seriously can these Lewis cousins get any better.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
My favorite kind of reads are the ones that began in an obvious way, but end up being more than even I could have dreamed. Too Distracting is a throwback to the best of plot lines. Friends, lovers and happy endings. At the center of it all is a devoted community, a loving family and the opportunity for many dreams to become realistic happenings. Like a never ending hug that lights up the heart and uplifts the soul, Ms. Lopez and her casts of love are like coming home.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Loved the story line.
Anonymous 21 days ago
The+dialog+was+awkward+and+the+rationale+for+why+Dillon+was+still+angry+was+just+dumb.++He+was+kind+of+a+pig+about+women%2C+too.+The+sex+scenes+were+good+but+the+end+was+really+rushed.+Plus%2C+a+baby%3F%3F