Panty Scorching: 4.5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Reviewed by Robin
Brooks and Remington have something in common. Both of them escaped Hope Harbor, Maine to go to college and make something of themselves and have been sucked back into their parents’ homes. Brooks is running his family’s variety store after health issues hit his mom and dad. Remi is back home after losing her job and apartment. Although they didn’t mix in high school, somehow there is an unexplained attraction when they reconnect. This doesn’t fit in with Remi’s plans for escaping Hope Harbor in the near future. Can Remi revise her plans to include Brooks or will she feel trapped to a life in Hope Harbor?
“I hummed along. Brooks was watching me, but I didn’t care. There was something about being with him that was simultaneously thrilling and comfortable. As if we’d been friends for so long that we’d lost all shyness.
Then he would shoot me that boyish smile and undo my insides and my feelings were definitely not of friendship. Unless you wanted to bang your best friend, then it was exactly like that.”
Remi is my girl. I loved her snarkiness and ability to say whatever she was thinking. The only issue I had with that concerned Brooks. You know when you want to shake a character and say “why can’t you see?” I laughed, wanted to punch something and swooned reading this book. The developing friendship and attraction…and trying to fight against it, it was just fun banter to sit back and digest. I devoured this book pretty quickly and recommend this one to those who like friends to lovers stories. I’m so happy there are lots of Benson brothers to look forward to reading about. And a sister!
About The Author
Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car, tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman) and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.