Perfect For You by Candis Terry

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Perfect For You by Candis Terry

Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll do what it takes to protect their legacy—but what happens when love gets in the way?

Declan Kincade has spent so much time chasing success he’s almost forgotten how to just live. Lately, though, his all-business routine has been thrown into disarray. Brooke Hastings is the best employee Dec’s ever had: polished, capable, and intelligent. After four years, he’s just realized that she’s also smoking hot. But their working relationship is too valuable to stake on a fling, no matter how mind-bendingly pleasurable it promises to be . . .

What’s worse than never meeting the right man? Finding him, and then working side-by-side every day while he remains absolutely blind to your existence. That is, until one temptation-packed road trip changes everything. Teaching her gorgeous, driven boss how to cut loose and have fun is the toughest challenge Brooke’s ever faced. But it’s one that could give both of them exactly what they need, if Dec will take a chance on a perfect—and perfectly unexpected—love . . .

To say I enjoyed this book would be a complete understatement. I absolutely adored this story!

Our story starts with Brooke and Declan working, but having to schedule an impromptu trip so Declan can assist his family with a few things. Brooke, being the amazing assistant, offers to go along. In the end, she ends up helping more than I think she ever anticipated.

The sexual tension in this story is done so well. It constantly simmers, might start to boil, then cool back down a bit. Declan is all business and watching him try to reign in his feelings for Brooke is seriously amusing to watch. Especially once they arrive to the family vineyard and his brothers come into play. Everything becomes immediately heightened.

It was really fascinating to see Brooke bringing Declan out of his professional side. As readers, we can truly see how conflicted he is over his feelings for Brooke. Declan is all business and even when he tries to not think in a logical, organized way, he goes back to it just out of habit.

Brooke’s character is probably one of my favorites. Yes, she drove me a little crazy at times but I really admired her. Not only was she fun and outgoing, she is incredibly smart. There is a scene in the story where the family is distracted by conflicting thoughts and they ask Brooke’s opinion on a business venture. When she turns into business mode, it was so impressive to see all of her ideas and thoughts come out. For me, that moment was the one where I really could see why Declan would be attracted to her.

This was my first book from this author and I can’t wait to read more from her. I enjoyed this story so much. It had depth, but also kept things light and fun while telling an amazing love story.

**The author, Candis Terry, also made a playlist that envisioned for this story and I’ll post her graphic below. When I saw this playlist, I had already finished the book and I felt it was pure perfection for the story.

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Lucas by Jay McLean

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Lucas by Jay McLean

In a sprint, every millisecond counts.
When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons.

High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.

His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven.
A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage.

It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.
Eight life-changing seconds.
It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

I’ve heard so many wonderful things about books by Jay McLean. I hear people rave about them and now I finally got to try one for myself. Based on what other readers have said, we do see Lucas in the “More Than” series, (his sister Lucy is in that series) and now Lucas is finally getting his own story.
Lucas meets Lois (who becomes Laney for Lois Lane) when he’s eleven years old. Laney and her dad have moved in nearby and her dad works for Lucas’ dad’s construction company. They immediately become close friends, but as the years tick by, things start to change.
Both Laney and Lucas are head over heels for each other, but neither one is sure their feelings are returned. So neither really says anything about it. They do delve into this murkiness on a few occasions but things always seem to fall apart.
One aspect of this book that I found myself marveling at over and over again was just how much this book came to life. The author made me feel like I was right there with Lucas and Laney, to the point that I was actually wanting to respond TO the characters. Even the descriptions of their surroundings and internal dialogue was incredibly descriptive and allowed me to immerse myself in the story.
The ending of this story is incredible. I did NOT see some of the twists coming, but they did make sense.
I would absolutely recommend this book. This story is extremely well-written and a fantastic tale of friends to lovers, sprinkled with memories and stories from the past. Our characters experience tragedy but they also experience true, all-consuming love.