Ian “Bash” Sebastian and Ember Carlson were high school sweethearts…until their single parents got married. With one thorny twist of fate, a secret young crush went from on fire to off-limits. What could a new stepbrother do but bail? Now, after almost four years, Bash has returned to Seattle, and he’s back in Ember’s orbit at End of the Line. EOL is the go-to college for second-chance scholarships. But what about love?
Sure, the old hurts are there. So is the attraction—and it’s more magnetic than ever. Still, they’re adults now, levelheaded and just fine with the friend thing. If only to make family dinners less awkward. But when they agree to start dating other people, moving on threatens to bring them closer together than ever.
Is it time to admit their past to their parents? Even trickier, their hope for the future? Because Ember and Bash deserve a love story of their own. With all their defenses down, can they make it a happy ever after?
And I am officially shipping you guys harder than FedEx.
I loved The Friend Zone, so when I saw Bash was getting a story I jumped all over this story. I LOVED and DEVOURED this book. Bash and Ember were truly fantastic and I was completely hooked on their story.
Ember is amazing. She is loyal, smart, talented, lover of food. She cares about her family and her friends and will truly do anything for them, even if it means she has to face her fears. She is real and relatable. She is the girl you will want to be best friends with. Bash is a character that you can’t help but love. Like Ember, he is a loyal and will do anything for his family, even if he means giving up his own happiness.
The two of them had so much chemistry. They have a history, however, events occurred that completely shattered their young lives. They have a chance to make things better in the future, but will they take it? This was such a slow burn and there were so many times where I was yelling at them to just give in to what they both feel and to admit their true feelings.
Just a Boyfriend is a second chance romance, with a twist of step sibling mixed in. I loved this story and these characters. I can’t wait to see what is in store of the EOL crew!