Heading off to her first year of college, Destiny is ready to take on the world. On the college dance team with her best friend, Amy, all Destiny wants is to have fun, enjoy her college years, and spend time with her older brother, David.
Troy is captain of the football team, sexy, sweet and her brother’s best friend. Practically a member of the family, Troy has always been off limits…until now.
One night together changes everything…
A childhood crush turns into more and Destiny has no choice but to grow up sooner than she planned. Will life’s unexpected detours derail her forever? Is there a happily ever after in the cards for Destiny and Troy?
Only time will tell.
“I have done some stupid things when drunk, but this, this right here, may take the cake.”
Destiny wakes up to find herself in bed the morning after a party with a man. The problem? The man, Troy, is her brother’s best friend and someone she has grown up around her whole life. Not only that, Destiny also is on the dance team with a girl who is very determined that Troy is hers. Troy wants nothing to do with the girl so he “pretends” to be in a relationship with Destiny hoping the girl will get the hint that he isn’t interested and also that Destiny will get the hint that he is interested in her.
“I don’t know when, but somewhere in the last week of pretending, my feelings for Troy have changed. Being just his friend is no longer an option for me, and I’m not going to fight it, because honestly, it all feels good, too good.”
We go on their journey of self discovery and of them facing the world and as happens in real life, problems occur and things change. There isn’t really much to say about this book. It was very drama-free and sweet. To me, if I am being honest, it was kind of boring. I kept waiting for the shoe to fall but it never did. It is a short romance where everything always goes right for the happy couple and all their friends. I did enjoy reading it as it is very lighthearted and it was a very quick read. I just prefer more drama and excitement in the books I read. It does need some editing as far as typo’s and such but it flowed alright. It felt a bit choppy to me but overall wasn’t bad. If you are looking for a quick beach read or maybe just something very lighthearted as an in between read for some heavier books, this may just be the right thing for you. I did enjoy all the characters in the book and may read future books about them if they were to become available.
I wake up the next morning as Troy is brushing my neck with sweet kisses.
“Good morning, beautiful girl”
I smile at him and say, “Morning, sexy.”
He leans over and gives me a firm kiss on the lips.
“What time is it?” I ask.
He turns to his alarm clock. “Eleven in the morning”
I groan and bury myself deeper into his side. “I want more sleep”
He chuckles because he knows how much I hate getting up. Thankfully, even with all the drinking I did last night, I am not hung over. I just feel tired. Troy and I have had very little sleep with all sex we’ve been having. I turn my head my when I realize I hear noises downstairs.
“Who is making all that noise down there?” I ask.
“I don’t know, but I think we have a houseful of guests. Everyone must have crashed here last night.”
“Great. I have to get out of your room without anyone realizing I spent the night in here.
“Destiny, are you embarrassed?”
“No, I just don’t want to shock my brother with the news just yet.”
Troy laughs. “I think it’s going to surprise him no matter how we tell him, Sweetie. I don’t think he is going to flip out on us or anything like that, but it’s still going to shock him”
“I know. I’m still in shock myself. I love to hate you; we have been fighting for as long as I can remember. I am not supposed to be your girlfriend,” I say with a huge grin on my face.
He rolls his eyes at me. “Whatever.”
I begin looking around the room for my underwear. I finally find them and slip them on. He throws a T-shirt at me. His shirt comes down far enough to cover everything I need it to. He puts on his boxers and a pair of jeans that are slung low on his hips and show off his perfect abs.
He pulls me to him, kisses me, and says, “Let’s just go down together and see what happens.”
I agree. It really is silly to be freaking out over this. We are all adults, right?
I start out of the room first, but stop short when someone appears in front me. Troy runs into my back. He puts an arm around my waist to steady me as we come face to face with David.
“Shit,” Troy whispers behind me. Oh, this is not good.
I have always loved reading and writing. When I was in the fifth grade I became a published writer (okay so it was the school newspaper). I spent the better part of my teen years writing stories for my friends. Sometime between ages of 16 and 35 life happened and I stopped writing but I never stopped reading. It was only after my grandfather passed away in early 2012 that I decided to go for my dreams and write a novel and self-publish it.
I write under the pen name Mari Brown, which is just a play on my real name. I am happily married to my own alpha/ former bad boy male, we have been together for 18 years. We have a 17 year old daughter and two sons ages 15 and 14. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. There is never a dull moment around my house. We live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama.
In addition to writing I am also co-owner of Keepin’ It Real Book Blog, where I share my love of reading other Indie Authors.