Heartland (True North #7) by Sarina Bowen
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An emotional friends to lovers romance full of risky secrets and late-night lessons in seduction.
Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.
But I know better than to confess.
Now that we’re both in college together, I’m seeing a new side of him. College Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me.
Until the night I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.
But the cool morning light shows me how badly I’ve endangered our friendship. And I don’t know if anything will be the same again.
This was my first read by Sarina Bowen and I'm sorry I started at the end of the series because I want to know more about all of the couples, guess I'll just have to go back and start from the beginning then. ;)
Dylan and Chasity are friends, and have been best friends since she moved onto the farm next to his a couple of years earlier when she escaped the cult her family belonged to. Now they are both in college and Dylan is helping her with algebra. You can tell right away that Dylan is protective of Chasity which was sweet, and I really liked the way their friendship evolved to something more even if she did have to give him the little push he needed.
This can be read as a standalone which is how I read it but I think it would be more enjoyable if you know more about a few of the previous couples.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy new adult romances and those that enjoy the friends-to-lovers trope.
is the USA Today bestselling author of 30+ books, including: the True North series, and the Brooklyn Bruisers. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!
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