Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Their paths crossed a year ago. He took notice of her, longed to hold on, but ultimately, he let her go. Now, fate appears to be playing in Ethan Everest's favor when he's given the opportunity to see more of Singer Davis. But maybe fate isn't being all that kind, not when he has to restrain himself for doing exactly what he wants when he's with her. All it would take is for Singer to type in his name to find out all the salacious details about his life...but she doesn't, which is just one of the reasons Ethan is so taken by her. She's unlike any other woman he's ever met. She wants to get to know Ethan the person, not the persona, and even though he isn't as forthcoming as she wishes he was, Singer looks like she's willing to wait for however long until he's comfortable enough to share. But Ethan has reasons why he needs to keep some semblance of distance from her. Forging a friendship with her may seem simple enough, but the more time they spend together, the more Ethan knows that Singer is the only woman he wants and needs. Will wanting something more between them be one proverbial mountain neither one can climb?
S.L. Scott has been on one heck of a roll this year, delivering one winner after another. With 2017 coming to a close, she's delivering one of her best books to date with Everest. Ethan Everest isn't your typical wealthy alpha male. Sure, he's protective of the woman he's got his sights on--Singer Davis--but he's friend-zoned her. Yep, you read that right. He has his reasons, and they're part of what give this book the suspense element that makes it an even more exciting read. Singer isn't some damsel in distress either, and she isn't exactly putting her life on hold for a man she may have the hots for. I loved her independence and how she was her own woman, trying to make a life for herself. Scott could have gone the usual me-alpha-male-you-my-woman route, but she gave it enough of a different feel to make it a far fresher and captivating read. There's one particular part of the book that brought me to tears (a couple of tissues' worth!), and it resulted in a very heartrending moment in a story that was already fascinating to begin with. Everest is easily a five-star book, and one I encourage other romance readers to peruse. ♥
Release Date: 07 December 2017
Date Read: 06 December 2017
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