I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.
But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us.
Now, I’m screwed.
To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.
She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go.
But then the unthinkable happens…
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer.
Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…
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THIS. BOOK. DESTROYED. ME.
AND THAT ENDING….WTF…I WAS READY FOR SOMETHING BAD TO HAPPEN…FOR THINGS TO GET EVEN MORE DIFFICULT FOR HUNTER & LENNON…BUT NOT THAT!! NOT SOMETHING THAT COULD POSSIBLY COMPLICATE THINGS EVEN MORE THAN THEY ALREADY ARE!!!
I seriously felt like I went through all of the stages of grief as Hunter, Brandon, and Lennon’s story continued. AND, now I’m just plain MAD!!! And some of my anger is not even rational because a lot of the things that happen are not controlled by the characters…it’s just life’s circumstances, but it still pissed me off and left me wondering how this clusterfuck was going to work out in the end, and the fact that I won’t have any closure for a bit is DRIVING ME CRAZY!
Maybe I should back up for a minute and be upfront about my feelings when it comes to love triangles…I am SOOOOO NOT a fan…the whole idea of one person loving two people gives me hives; I’m a hopeless romantic at heart, and I’ve never understood how someone can give his/her heart equally to two different people, yet, in very different ways. But I have to give Kennedy Fox kudos because they allowed me to see things from Lennon’s perspective in a way that more than illustrated her love for these two men along with her feelings of guilt for her thoughts about Hunter and would might have been. And what’s also made clear is how much in love she is with Brandon and how easy their relationship has been from the start, proving her commitment to it regardless of her real feelings for Hunter.
Two years Hunter has had to watch his best friend fall in love with the woman he WANTED, which makes Hunter’s relationship with both Brandon and Lennon complicated to say the least. Hunter most definitely finds himself in a no-win situation. And now, I’m not one to say that first dibs should reign supreme when it comes to the opposite sex, but he did see Lennon first and their chemistry was established from their initial interaction and while I understand why Lennon felt the things she did after she watched Hunter interact with other women at the bar, I just wished she would have spoken up and went for it with Hunter instead of thinking that she’s not enough for him.
I will say that I wanted to both slap and hug Hunter at the same time throughout the course of Baby Mine. I can’t begin to imagine how difficult it is to be in love with someone who chose your best friend and now lives with you and him, so I can give him a pass on some of his ridiculous behavior and antics, and, for the most part, he does stay the charming, flirtatious, caring, and loyal person who he is at the beginning. And when life takes an unexpected turn and both Lennon and Hunter lose the guy who means everything to them, Hunter steps up in ways that truly show the man he wanted to be with Lennon and the one who will protect and take care of her at all costs .
With how Kennedy Fox ended Baby Mine, I’m sure readers are in for even more angst and heartache with Hunter and Lennon as they come to terms with their new reality, and the double meaning of their second book, Baby Yours, leads me to believe that their journey to a happily ever after will not be without its roadblocks and hardships, which I’m preparing myself for now before I dive back into their story.
4.5 Poison Apples
Baby Yours (Hunter & Lennon, #2)
Roommate Duet Series
By Kennedy Fox
Release Day: May 23
Book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon Duet
Synopsis coming soon!
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About the Authors
Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!
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