Release Date: March 30th 2015
Genre: New Adult, College, Sports, Romance
Rate: Average + (3,5 starts)
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?
Love Surfaced is one of those books that starts as a forbidden love due to the friendship the three main characters share and that turns out to be the best thing that could happen to Piper and Tanner. It's a good story and I had a good time reading it.
The synopsis pretty much gives you pretty great idea of what the book's about: two siblings and a best friend and feelings get mixed up. Due to Tanner and Brad's friendship, he and Piper have not had an official date, have not kissed before, until their attraction is too much and they start seeing each other secretly. But one mistake, one lie would tear them apart. However, in a story not always is black and white and two years later, Piper will discover what truly happened and that maybe the boy she fell in love with has always been there. Waiting for her.
I think I loved this book so much because of Tanner. He's one of those sweet, gentle, selfless, honorable and good male characters that have the potential to make all readers swoon over. He was so mature that it was kind of difficult sometimes to remember that he was a college boy.
The reason I didn't give more starts to this book, among other things, is that Piper gave me a poor reason to break up with Tanner. Okay, he deceived her, he made a mistake and kind of betray her. I can see that and be on her side. But not wanting to talk about it with him? After all the years of friendship and love between them? I think it was unfair and not very mature. I would be on Piper's side a 100% if Tanner haven't tried to explain, to fix things or at least to end up things in a good term before leaving. That's how he got even more book boyfriend points.
Another reason would be that the story is a good one, but not one that made me tremble and made me addicted to it. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story and my favorite moment is when Tanner and Piper get to see each other again after two years apart - insert goofy smile here -, but it's not an epic one. It has it's good, romantic moments that will definitely make you enjoy Tanner and Piper's story.
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.