My Cone and Only
Author: Susannah Nix
What I’m Talking About:
After listening to Kilt to Order by Susannah Nix for a review and adoring the small town and characters, I picked up My Cone and Only, the first book in the original series set in Crowder, and I absolutely adored this brother’s best friend, friends-to-lovers romance.
Andie and Wyatt have been friends forever and both have secretly wanted the other for as long as they can remember. But, Andie’s brother, Josh, made Wyatt promise that he’d never get together with Andie, so nothing ever happened. However, when Andie runs into some legal trouble and needs to repair her house, she turns to Wyatt, and the two start spending a lot more time together. When one kiss leads to more and more, the pair must decide if fighting for a relationship is worth the problems it may cause with her brother.
Nix writes likable characters who I genuinely root for. Andie and Wyatt work because they are friends and know one another so well. Even though they are at different places in their lives, they find a lot of common ground. While Andie is adulting fairly well, she needs help and is reluctant to rely on others. On the other hand, Wyatt doesn’t have a lot of purpose or direction, until he starts working with Andie and lets himself open up.
The conflict is generated when the couple decides to keep their relationship a secret. While it’s a game that Andie enjoys at first, she realizes that it’s no fun watching Wyatt flirt with all the other women and worries how easily he seems to be able to hide his true feelings. And when push comes to shove, it seems that Wyatt will choose her brother’s friendship over Andie. My heart ached along side Andie’s as she watches her lover and friend continue to hide from his feelings.
Overall, I really enjoyed My Cone and Only and plan to read more in the series soon. Nix creates a wonderful small town setting filled with fun, likable characters. I adored watching Andie and Wyatt investigate their feelings and find true love.
My Rating: A- Enjoyed A Lot
About the Book:
Wyatt King isn’t looking for love…because he’s already found it.
Too bad she’s off-limits. He’s not going to be the jerk who messes around with his best friend’s little sister, so he keeps his feelings bottled up and settles for acting as her protector instead.
Andie Lockhart’s dreamed of kissing Wyatt for as long as she’s known what kissing is. But since he’s dated nearly every woman in town but her, she’s long since accepted he’ll never see her as anything more than his best friend’s tomboy little sister.
When a real estate developer threatens the beloved old house Andie inherited from her grandmother, her white knight Wyatt swoops in with his handyman skills to save the day. But the more time they spend working on the house together, the harder it becomes to ignore their irresistible attraction.
Until the night an accidental kiss blows the lid off those feelings they’ve both kept buried.
After that, things between them get a lot hotter—and a lot more complicated. Forbidden love, broken promises, family secrets, and jealousy all threaten to tear them apart. If he intends to hold on to the woman he loves, Wyatt will have to put everything on the line.
Release Date: July 20, 2021
Publisher: Haver Street Press
Series: King Family #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s): paperback (358 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Library
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