Love Surfaced (Michelle Lynn)

Love Surfaced


The equations are simple.

Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits

Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle.

Ignoring swarming butterflies.
Brushing off skipped heartbeats.
Settling on lingering stares.

Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.

One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain.

Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice


Freaking. A. I have a tendency to one click a crap ton of books so they usually build up on my kindle and I completely forget all about them. I caught this cover skimming through, deciding what to read next and wtf, WHY did I wait so long to read this book? If you know me, you know I loved that angst. I love the anxiety and stress I develop from another person. I love the push and pull of my heart strings and being so eager to flip to the next page. So let me introduce…

Piper knows that she has been in love with Tanner for as long as she can remember. He is her twin brothers best friend and he has always manage to filtrate her life and be there for her completely. At some point in time their relationship shifts and something changes in the both of them. They start this secret fling and just as quick as it started, it all falls apart and shit! my heart was torn into smithereens. I wasn’t bored once with this story. It didn’t take me a week to read this one. I freaking tore through this story and the story flowed through me like smooth butter. The words and feelings were just so THERE.

“What are we doing? Playing with fire–that’s what.” 

“My nerves flutter feverisly like a million little butteflies struggling to release from a jar. I’m free.”

Here are some things I loved:

The writing.
The humor
Piper
Tanner
The tension
The angst
The story line

“He’s so caring, as though he’s placed me down on a bed of nails. I forget that this man, who has kidnapped every sense I currently behold, used to be the one who tormented me the most. 

I didn’t find the story predictable at all. I felt as though everything flowed well together. There is an event that arises and creates distance between Piper and Tanner and I was so pissed and tortured because we don’t ever really know exactly what happened between them to push them apart (until later, that is) A situation that creates a distance between Tanner and Piper. There are missed opportunities and misunderstandings and lack of communication and you are just being the reader, not being able to communicate with the people in the book. Or shake them. Or scream at them. UGH. See what I mean, angsty.

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