Camryn Townsend has everything she’s always dreamed of…an amazing family, supportive friends, and the perfect job. Everything a girl could want. Or is it? A trip back to her childhood home threatens to unravel her web of perfection.
Her problem…she’s in love with her best friend and she’s too scared to sacrifice their friendship for a love she’s always wanted.
Jamie Banks’ life is the epitome of perfection. His company is thriving, his band is on the cusp of stardom, and the girl he loves is returning home.
His problem…the girl he loves has been his best friend for as long as he can remember and he’s not sure he’s ready to sacrifice his best friend for a lover. Pursuing a relationship with the possibility of losing her has him second-guessing everything he knows.
Unspoken words are the only thing standing in their way.
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Reviewed by Stephanie
This is the first book in the Unspoken Love Series and a debut novel from H. P. Davenport. The blurb grabbed my attention right away because I am a sucker for the whole best friends who have secretly loved each other all their lives kind of stories. I can’t get enough of them and this one totally gave us that, plus a bit more.
It was overall a pretty decent read and had a good storyline but unfortunately I just had a hard time connecting with some of the characters. The first half of the book was just a bit slow for me and I had a hard time at points staying interested. The second half did pick up a little but then towards the end I struggled a bit again. I did like that it wasn’t just your typical friends to lover’s stories. There were ups and downs laced with uncertainty but there were also some very dark parts that I thought I saw coming but still surprised me.
Camryn and Jaime grew up together and have been best friends along with Cam’s brother Christian for as long as they remember. Cam is a music journalist and Jaime is in a band along with running a company with Christian. When an assignment brings her back home for a while Jaime is determined to not let her leave again without knowing how he feels about her. His is afraid if he lets this chance to make her his for good it may just be the last chance he ever gets.
“This is what I Have been waiting for. For Cami to be mine.”
Being home again is something Cam has been waiting for. She misses her family and her friends but most of all she misses Jaime. After all she has loved him since they were kids. But does he feel the same way? Is risking their friendship worth finding out? One night and one heart stopping kiss may change everything for them.
“ I look down at her, her wide eyes staring back at me. Unspoken words pass between us.”
Just as Cam and Jaime are starting to try and navigate their newfound relationship tragedy strikes. And suddenly life as they know it doesn’t make sense and it leaves Cam wondering if what they thought they had is strong enough to survive?
“ I see Jamie breaking right in front of me. I know I will never recover from this, and by the look on his face, I don’t think he will either.”
As time goes on we get to see their true bond, how strong it is. Having known and loved your best friend all your life truly makes a relationship unbreakable and I really did love the bond these two characters had. I may not have had the easiest time connecting with their characters but I still enjoyed aspects of their story. I am curious to see how the next story in the series goes.
“Your fingerprints are all over my heart because you have touched me in so many ways.”
“Yo, you like what you’re seeing? The girls sure have formed a fan club out there,” Christian yells across the table. He is being such a ball breaker today. Do I have ‘I’m in love with your sister’ written on my damn forehead?
“You gonna let those guys try and make a move on the girls, or are you going to show them what you got?” he continues with a raised eyebrow challenging me.
Sitting here at the table watching the girls dance is killing me. My fists are clenching under the table as I notice guys approaching the girls. The girls aren’t paying them any mind until one dude walks up behind Camryn. He stands there, eyeing her up like she’s a freaking piece of candy. He hasn’t touched her yet, but the idea of him being that close to her has my blood boiling. My jaw begins to clench, and my body tenses. I look over at Christian, and he has this shit eating grin on his face.
Not being able to stand it anymore, I grab my beer and take a long swig. It’s nearly empty, so I motion to Lincoln to order me another one then I head to the dance floor. Camryn’s back is toward me so she doesn’t see me approaching, but Morgan does and she has a huge smile on her face. If I were to bet, I would think Morgan knows more than she lets on about Camryn’s feelings for me. But, of course, Morgan being her best friend, her lips are sealed yet she never misses an opportunity to make comments about the two of us.
Morgan continues to dance in front of Camryn, never letting her know that I nudged the guy out of the way. Desnudate by Christina Aguilera comes on and Morgan moves in between Camryn’s legs so she can grind up against her. Morgan wiggles her eyebrows at me and yells over the music and motions to me behind her, “Cami, keep dancing. You’re good.” Camryn doesn’t turn around to see who is behind her. I’m guessing she figures if Morgan said to keep dancing, she’s going with the flow. It could also be that she had a huge grin plastered on her face when I approached, so Camryn knew it was okay to continue to dance.
My body is now against Camryn’s back and my hands are on her waist moving her to the beat. Camryn hasn’t attempted to turn around, and I want to keep it that way. I don’t want her to know it’s me… not yet. Camryn continues to dance, her hips moving to the beat and her ass is grinding against my straining dick. Heel, boy…Down. I move back a little, trying to adjust myself, but it’s not working. Screw it, moving closer to Camryn I pull her ass into me and move my hips. I know she can feel how hard I am for her, but she doesn’t pull away, so I move my hands so they are around her waist and rub her stomach. I can feel her muscles tense up under my touch, but she is enjoying this as much as I am.
Morgan laughs while she dances. She moves away from Camryn to Karsen and Lindsey, leaving Camryn with me. I lean down and gently move Camryn’s hair away from her neck. The smell of her lavender vanilla body spray makes my mouth water.
Whispering, “Are you enjoying yourself?” I can feel her laugh as my hands glide across her stomach. She simply nods her head and continues to push against me. Camryn’s body relaxes, so my hands continue to roam up and down her lean body. She knew it was me the entire time. Camryn would have never allowed a stranger to dance with her the way I am. When Morgan gave her the okay, she knew it was me. Camryn knows my body, this isn’t the first time we’ve danced like this. Leaning into her ear again, I ask “Do you feel what you’re doing to me, Camryn?”
© 2016 Unspoken Words by H.P. Davenport
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