Series: Special Forces: Operation Alpha
Author: Rochelle Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Charlotte Manning never expected to see Chad Tomlinson again. He was her best friend growing up, but he moved away during middle school and she never had the chance to act on her crush. Not until he moves back to Brooklyn—a grown-up, hot cop version of the boy she once knew.
Chad’s happy to be back in his old stomping grounds and more than interested in reconnecting with the girl he never forgot. But when someone makes it clear that they have it out for Charlotte, Chad will need to step up and use his skills—and his military connections—to protect the woman who’s always been meant to be his.
Awww…What super story ‘second chance’,childhood friends to lovers story!
And a holiday theme tale to boot! Charlie and Chad have a chance meeting after more than a decade of separation and when recognition comes, let’s just say these two are full on with the idea of getting to know the adult and hot version of their teen bffs! With a bit of a push for a meddling charming family, of course, lol.
From then on it was a sweet and seductive series of dates that we all could see would result in a forever kind of love: a teen crush turned to full on love!
The only point that detracted from having a higher rating, was result of some of Chad expressions and thoughts, that are one of my biggest pet peeved of ‘compared all women with’ Charlie, and my dreaded ‘have always and only loved’ her, yes, I know it’s just minor details, but since none are virgins, and since he was with other women, that just makes the expression and that forever love less believable for me. Yep, I’m weird like that, but if those things were out I’d love this deliciously sweet and hot story that much more!
Rochelle Paige always delivers the most pleasurable and enticing little novellas, and this was no exception! And how cool is that she heard the readers that ask for more of Chad and Charlie after the Bleed Blue 69 Anthology, and Unexpected Claim?! And even now I wanted even more of these two, specially in the future. I can never get enough Epilogue, lol!
“You were my first love back when we were too young to know what it meant. You’re going to be my last love, too, as we grow old together. Hell, beautiful. You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.”
ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review
Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.
She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.