Meet Alice:

Alice Gaines loves her romance hot. She’s been writing since forever and has no plans to give it up.

Alice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her knitting, crocheting, cooking, or vegetable gardening. Her main companions are her pet corn snake, Casper, and a collection of neglected orchids.

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About the Book:

“Alice Gaines will tantalize your romance taste buds with a book you can’t put down until the very last page.” NYT bestselling author Jasmine Haynes

Her brother’s best friend is not only the hottest man Michelle Dennis has ever seen, he’s the one man she hopes to avoid after leaving town eight years ago. Of course he’s the one waiting at the airport. Worse, he made sure they’re staying in the same house.

Pro football player Alex Stafford is expecting to pick up his friend’s kid sister, not a full-fledged bombshell. He was planning to apologize for their past, but the feelings he had years ago come roaring back…and this time, there’s no denying them.

Keeping his hands off is a test he’s bound to fail—especially when they’re stuck in close quarters. But falling in love with Michelle, living in her world, isn’t an option for a guy like him. And remembering that will save them both a lot of heartache…

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3 stars
Super cute and super sweet story about second chance love/brother's best friend rolled all into one.
Michelle returns home after 8 years of being away become a PHD/professor. She is a smart cookie. Michelle always has a thing for Alex, her bother's best friend and NFL star. 

This was a lighthearted tale of a nerdy girl who falls for the jock only to have her heart crushed by him 8 years earlier. Since then, she hasn't come back home to visit (I don't know why she would have because she is not close to her family and her brother visits her). 

Now Michelle goes from cold to hot with Alex. She threw her plan to get him at bay out the window, instead deciding the best thing to do would be to have a fling with him.... made me wonder why the sudden change of heart???

Like I said, this is a super sweet book. Not too much drama or angst. HEA for everyone!! Even Jake's meddling mom!