For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
I fell for one of my closest guy friends in college, so this book was a must read for me. I wasn’t disappointed. Kyler and Syd have been friends forever and neither wants to ruin the bond that they share. Yet Syd can’t ignore her feelings for Kyler any longer. She watches him hook up with girl after girl and yet she still loves him. And it is evident from the start that Kyler is extremely protective of Syd. He doesn’t like the idea of other guys hitting on Syd, especially when she’s drunk.
When a snow storm strands the two alone together, things get complicated. Syd ends up blurting out her feelings, but she’s not completely honest with Kyler and lets him believe she just wants to be one of the many girls Kyler takes to bed. Only they are interrupted before they can act on their desires. Someone is stalking them and Syd ends up getting hurt. Kyler becomes the protector again and takes care of her, and this is where the story gets really interesting and the chemistry between them becomes intense.
This is a quick read that really did make me swoon because the foundation these two have is based on a lifetime of friendship.