Published May 2019
Blurb: Just friends.
That’s what I thought we were … until we weren’t, until my love for Mia was too consuming that I couldn’t ignore it anymore. Until I couldn’t deny it.
And when we’d lost someone close to us both—her brother, my best friend—it was that life-changing moment that I told myself to man up.
It was that loss that drew us closer, that made me realize I’d been a fool to stay back.
But we’d always been just friends. Two words that meant a hell of a lot more than I wanted them to.
Two words that were this wall between us.
Two words that I wanted gone when I looked at her.
There was a time when I would have been fine with that title. But that time had passed. I was done being just friends. I was ready to finally make Mia mine. I just hoped she felt the same way.
May be spoilers:
Just Friends is the 19th in A Real Man series. Each is a standalone story. This has 10 chapters and an epilogue and is about Mia and Pope.
They’ve been friends for years as Pope was Mia’s brother’s best friend. Five years ago, they lost her brother and Pope has been her protector since. They both have wanted more in that time, but neither wanted to ruin their friendship.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait very long before they get together. Everything moves very fast.
I really love how much they loved each other and there was no push/pull.
Very steamy. She’s a virgin and I want to say he is too, because he’s been in love with her since he was 17, and it never specifies.
No drama, just all love. Such a great read. I loved it. No separations, no ow/om drama at all, which I loved and no separations.
Epilogue is 5 years out. They are happily married with a daughter and just finding out they are pregnant. I love a story where you can actually feel the characters emotions. Makes for a great read. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading. Hope you check it out.
Goodreads shelves: celibate-hero, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, epilogue-pregnant, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, get-together-stay-together, great-read, hea, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-drama, no-ow-om-drama, no-push-pull, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, read, safe-for-me, steamy, virgin-heroine