This writing duo is an auto read/listen for me so I added this book without ever reading the synopsis. And, the title told me everything I needed to know. So, if that’s what you’d like to do, skip the next paragraph.
Millie Morris is a University of California professor of criminology in Santa Barbara whose best friends are four men who are fellow professors. Each is relationship challenged but it’s of no concern until they’re faced with an upcoming university event that dictates they have a plus one attend with them. Reid Campbell immediately claims Millie as his date but they later backoff that commitment. Someone gets the bright idea to set up profiles on an online dating site and when they do, it sets off a chain of events that will forever change the dynamics of their friendship.
I LOVED this book! The friendships of those in this group were absolutely delightful. Each has a unique personality and sometimes their antics bordered on being immature. But, the one thing they really shared in common was a passion for their work, which is what made them relationship challenged. Millie is funny, attractive and self confident. However, she keeps anything that’s important about herself…to herself. Reid is polar opposite, ready to share himself and embrace what’s offered to him. These two had a special relationship before that half-night stand but were too clueless to see beyond being best friends. I adored both of them.
The story has everything I was hoping it would deliver. It’s funny, maddening, heartbreaking & heartwarming, enlightening and romantic. I’m so happy I chose the audio format because Deacon Lee was brilliant as Reid, completely wrapping himself in the character. Initially, I thought Shayna Thibodeaux was off the mark with Millie…until I got to know her better and realized she knew this woman well. This was a thoroughly enjoyable reading and listening experience, so much so that I couldn’t stop, finishing it in a day.
- Release Date: December 4, 2018
- Narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux & Deacon Lee
- Audio Length: 7 hours, 8 minutes
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(I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review)