REVIEW ➞ Every Sweet Regret by Lexi Ryan


For as long as I can remember, Kace Matthews has been my brother’s best friend and my not-so-secret crush. But I knew nothing would ever happen between us. The successful single dad doesn’t fall for the hot mess party girl. Kace + Stella exists in the doodles in my high school notebooks and in my dreams. Never in real life.

Until he finds me on a hookup app and starts flirting shamelessly.

It turns out high school Stella was not prepared for Kace Matthews. Adult Stella isn’t much better, but I manage to break down the walls to show Kace the real me—not just the life-of-the-party exterior, but the vulnerable pieces I hide from the world. Combine that with the combustible chemistry we have in real life, and I’m a goner.

Too bad it takes me so long to realize Kace doesn’t know I’m the girl he’s been falling for online. Telling him the truth now that he knows my secrets could mean losing everything, and that’s one regret that could break me.

For so much of my life, Stella’s been off-limits–forbidden fruit–and now that I’ve crossed the line and had a taste, I want more.


Stella is a former wild child and Kace is a newly divorced father. She is his best friend’s little sister and also friends with his sister. There are so many connections between them and their group of friends, yet they have some insane amounts of chemistry.

I loved the chemistry between Stella and Kace. From the very beginning they had a connection and there was a ton of flirty banter between them. Stella was using an app called, Random, to find dates but really wasn’t having any luck with it. Kace’s ex signed him up for Random and he instantly connected with a mysterious Jessica Rabbit account. There is a connection formed there and secrets are shared between Kace and the mysterious account, which leads both Stella and Kace on a journey they both needed.

I loved Stella and Kace’s journey, though at times it wasn’t easy, was emotional and was super frustrating because I just wanted to knock some sense into Kace. Secrets were revealed that could ruin them and there was some drama when it came to Kace’s ex-wife that could have also ruined his relationship with Stella.

I loved returning to Orchid Valley and getting another glimpse of Brinley and Matteson, plus Dean, Savvy, Smithy and Abbi. They all added to the story and I can’t wait to see what is in store next!!

If you’re looking for a brother’s best friend romance this one is a MUST READ!


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