Title: Just Good Friends
Series: Yep! Two more books scheduled
Author: SL Siwik
Published: March 2013, Createspace
Format: Ebook provided for review
Tour: Yes, Bewitching Book Tours
Juggling two jobs and mounting bills, Audrey decides she doesn't have time for a boyfriend, but contemplates a friends plus situation. After placing a personal ad, she meets Mike, a local cop,former Marine. He's old fashioned and overbearing, but she just can't walk away. Unfortunately for her, Michael is an expert marksman, and her heart never stood a chance. Their tumultous love affair crashes to an ending neither foresaw, and Audrey is forced to make a decision that will change both their lives forever.
Ok this book? Completely awesome. It made me smile and laugh. I mean laugh right out loud! Right from the beginning I knew this story had something special in it, and I ended up devouring it within a day.
First we have Audrey, who is a waitress in her mid twenties at a diner. Actually, she works two jobs, and barely has any free time at all. She does have a little dog named Baron, who is quite the charming little guy, especially around new people! Audrey's sex life has taken on a bit of a dry spell, and Audrey decides a personals ad online is the way to go. It's not long before she's got a ton of responses.
One in particular is from a guy who wants to set her up with his friend. And then that guy shows up at her diner the next day - and its actually on accident, not a stalker thing! I thought this was hilarious, and it just had me giggling. Little did I know what would be coming up soon!
Very soon this brings Mike, a cop, into the picture. You can tell the guy is a bunch of nerves, and the nervousness is rolling off of him. And well, he acts like an ass. A big ol giant ass lol. As for the man himself, he turns out to be this extremely attentive, caring, kind man, if a bit socially awkward. Nearly the perfect man, I'd say. But calling their first meeting a disaster would be a compliment!
The rest of the story includes some funny situations, like one involving a sex toy store. Or entirely sweet scenes, like one during the fireworks. All in all, you get a nice steady slow build on something between Audrey and Mike that is amazing and wonderful. And the sexy naked time - oh holy man on fire! These two certainly have the chemistry when it comes to being alone together in the dark!
I loved every page of this story. It was fresh and fun, and the characters were a perfect match together. If you are a romance fan, I think you should definitely add this one to your list - you won't be sorry! SL Siwik is definitely an author to keep an eye on!
About the Author:
S.L. Siwik lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
She loves going to NJ diners on the weekend for inspiration, drinks a pot of coffee a day, and loves finding new music to add to her list.
Just Good Friends is her debut book.