Fate doesn’t always happen overnight.
Hudson Bradley is the cockiest, most stubborn, hard-headed man I’ve ever known. And for fifteen years, he’s been my brother's best friend.
But lately, what I’m feeling for him isn’t friendship at all.
Why is my heart racing every time his blue eyes lock on mine?
Why does every word he rumbles in my ear make my body come alive?
And worst of all, why did I bet him that I could find a woman he and his son would both love?
If I hadn’t given up on love altogether, Hudson would have been perfect for me. After all, he was there the day my world fell apart. He’s spent the last six years piecing me back together.
There are a million reasons why we could never work, but after a single kiss, I can’t remember any of them.
Now that the time is right, I have to make him mine—before I lose him forever.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
I am so happy that Aly Martinez and M. Mabie teamed up again. The opening alone had my heart in my throat. And while they pulled on my heartstrings more than once with When the Time is Right, I laughed a whole hell of a lot too.
I absolutely adored Hudson and Lex. The friendship. The inside jokes. The laughter. The bets. The way they just 'got' one another. Had each other's back no matter what. How all it took was one drunk confession to change everything.
I loved how they navigated the new path their relationship took. How they both went in with open minds and open hearts. How both Lex and Hudson put their fears on the table. Shared the things that worried them most. But most of all I loved how easy it was. Effortless. How seamlessly they took things to the next level- and that level was hotttt!
Oh my heart how it dropped with the unexpected turn things took. My jaw was on the floor when Lex revealed her deep, dark truth. Hudson's reaction was so him and exactly what she needed, even if it wasn't what either of them wanted. And when the bottom fell out of Hudson's world I was like this is the M. Mabie and Aly Martinez drama I know and hate to love. But the end of Hudson and Lex's friends-to-lovers romance was just right.
About the Authors
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.
Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.
She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.
Facebook Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2DEpPAh
Mailing list: http://bit.ly/2WnkxjS
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes everything from steamy romantic comedies to angst-filled, pull your hair out drama. She enjoys it all. With her unconventional love stories, she tries to embody "real-life romance."
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.
AUTHOR LINKSFacebook: https://bit.ly/2W3M2Bu
Mailing list: https://bit.ly/3dkTJcp