Tyler Bennett and I hate each other.
The annoying jerk my parents forced me to play with as a kid grew up to be a sexy, grumpy baker who still can’t stand me. Sure, maybe I enjoy our bitter banter, his cocky smirk, his chocolate chip cookies. But there’s a reason I can’t play nice.
You’re wondering why—if I hate the guy so much—did I agree to be his fake date to his cousin’s wedding? Look. Just because I love being a pain in the man’s well-formed butt doesn’t mean I want someone else torturing him. Especially not the ex-fiancée who left him for his best friend.
One night of faking it takes an unexpected turn. Heated glances, lingering touches, that arrogant mouth against mine. One night of getting swept away in an attraction that maybe isn’t so one-sided after all.
Aside from this new, tentative friendship laced with sexual tension, something else has grown out of that night.
And Tyler and I will have to figure it all out…in about nine months.
Author’s note: Just One Favor is an enemies-to-lovers standalone romance with a hot side of longing, sexually-charged banter, a broken hotel bed, and chocolate cream pie.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
A grumpy baker + a mysterious food blogger = recipe for something. Especially since these two know each other. And not necessarily in a good way. And one of them has some groveling to do...
I was rooting for Tyler from the start. He was just a good guy. Hard working. Honest. Downright likable. He was given the business- a crappy ex, non-supportive family and the enemy of his youth thrown back into his life. If only Olivia was there to pick at him some more he might know how to handle her. The nice, amicable version that seems to be her new go-to throws him off.
But under all that life-long animosity was simmering chemistry just waiting for its moment. And when it came...hot hot hot! These two were electric. I loved watching them grow from enemies to friends to more, one late night at a time.
Once again Stephanie Rose gave me a book that was full of redemption and romance. Full of tender moments, some drama and plenty of steam, Tyler and Olivia were a true delight to watch fall in love. Not just with each other but with themselves as well. And that ending...chefs kiss.