The friend zone is not the end zone for Bree Camden, who is helplessly in love with her longtime best friend and extremely hot NFL legend, Nathan Donelson. The only problem is that she can’t admit her true feelings, because he clearly sees her as a best friend with no romantic potential, and the last thing Bree wants is to ruin their relationship. Then her plan backfires as she spills her deepest, darkest secret to a TMZ reporter. One viral video later, the world thinks Nathan and Bree are the perfect couple. Before they can really talk about her confession, Nathan’s publicist proposes a big opportunity that could mean financial security for Bree. The catch? They have to pretend to be in love. For three whole weeks. What will happen when Bree gives in to the feelings she’s been desperately hiding for so long, and could she be imagining that Nathan is actually enjoying it?

I’ll be honest, I liked this book more than I expected I would. It was cute and sweet and clean, which you don’t get very often from a romance book these days. What took away from it for me was all the miscommunication. I’ve talked about it on a previous post, but I just can’t stand the miscommunication trope. I knew it would happen going in, so I was a little more prepared, but it still took away from the story a little.

This was a true slow burn and that I liked. Before starting to read them I thought I would hate slow burn stories, but they’re really growing on me. I find myself seeking out slow burn stories now. I love a good friends-to-lovers as well, which this definitely is. This was all in all a very cute story, but not a favorite.

Memorable quotes:

“Your soul is my favorite in the entire world.”

“She holds my heart, and, with all that I am, I hope she never gives it back.”

“I think some things are worth waiting for, no matter how long it takes.”