By: Erin Fletcher
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Series: All Laced Up #2
Everyone says hotshot goalie Luke Jackson is God’s gift to girls, but the only girl he wants is his best friend, Malina Hall. He’s always known how brilliant she is, but now that he’s “accidentally” kissed her, he can’t stop thinking about her…or wanting to kiss her again.
Problem is, things have been a little…awkward since the kiss. Because she likes him, too? Hopefully, but even if she did, their futures—and the ridiculous schedules that come with them—are in the way. And now one of his teammates is showing interest, and the guy has more in common with Malina than Jackson ever will.
As her best friend, Jackson should get out of the way. But if there’s one thing he’s learned from hockey, it’s that you have to go for what you want, even if it means falling flat on your face. And he’s definitely falling for Malina.
Disclaimer: This book contains a hot hockey player who goes after what he wants, a super-hot, super-distracting shirtless workout, and the kind of best friends to lovers romance every girl in the friend zone has dreamed of.
This was an adorably sweet contemporary novel that hit just the right spot. Erin Fletcher did a great job bringing us into the world of Malina and Jackson. That time in your life when the big decisions about the rest of your future are made, and who you want to spend that time with. It’s a daunting task but it’s always better when there are people who have your back.
We meet Malina and Jackson, who have been best friends forever but something just clicks and something else seems to form between the two of them. You know what they say it’s very hard for a female and a male to be best friends because there is always one that may feel just slightly more than the other, and when they both do it’s a very magical thing. The two of them are struggling with what will happen next in their lives but they figure things out together, maybe not the easiest way but the best way for them.
This book was very fast paced and seemed to move very quickly through the relationship, but if you think about it they’ve been in a relationship for many many years since they’ve known each other since probably elementary school. It went so quickly because they know each other, they didn’t have to go through the whole learning phase of getting to know you and what you do and do not like. They already have that in the bag. So of course when they have a big blow out all the real daggers come out to play. Because they know exactly where to dig.
Overall I liked the book, I’m intrigued to see what happened in the first book and I really can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. This is a great read if you want something quick and fun, something that will get your emotions left and right but still simple young contemporary. I really enjoyed all the family moments too and this book had me googling Hawaiian food left and right. Really enjoyed it.
I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!