I went into this thinking I what a quirky couple Riley and Will were going to make only to reverse my thoughts and throw my hands up in frustration. The author jumps right into the story after Riley and Will have known each other for some time and are best friends as well as Will being Riley’s landlord. Will volunteers a lot in third world countries and is rarely home, but when is older brother gets engaged, Will comes home for the wedding and a little business on the environmental front. Riley for her part is hoping to get a promotion at the library she works at so she is taking on side jobs that aren’t part of her main job like watching a gerbil for her boss.
The two are kind of quirky and fun when I first meet them. Will needs a date to the wedding or his brother is going to fix him up with a bridesmaid, so he gets Riley to help him. Will doesn’t get along with his rich father who likes to build car garage’s by knocking down older buildings. It doesn’t help his father’s case that he married Will’s ex-fiance. Now everyone knows these two are best friends, but when they start telling everyone they are dating, everyone gets a “we were right” kind of personality.
When things finally start to heat up at one point I am all for the….nope, it is a cut to the next chapter when they have sex. They want to get naked, but they don’t want to get naked in front of us. This made the chemistry I started to feel between these two go flatter than a popped balloon *POP*.
Then Will just starts pissing me off. He is kind of selfish when the author wants you to feel he is selfless. It’s all about him and what he needs, never about Riley. For Riley’s part, she is just too damn understanding. Stroking his ego, letting him slide when he needs to man up. She does finally hold her ground one time and I was clapping.
The chemistry was just lacking even out of bed. Sickenly sweet at times and just saying the words naked doesn’t make it sexy. In fact, I got tired of them sexing it up all week, but never letting me be the voyeur for it. Seriously, I needed my naughty time for this one. In the end, I wish I had put it down and walked away after the first night of naughty sex I wasn’t involved with.
If you want a sweet romance, with no chemistry, this is the one. If you want a sweet book with a naughty side…keep looking because this just won’t do it for you.
Literary Pickers: House Plant