Date Night with a book is the new After Dark series of posts on my blog, books posted for Date Nights contain Adult Romance themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for Date Night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Since it is the week of Valentine's Day, I have decided to make it a week of romance here on Eastern Sunset Reads. So sit back and enjoy a new Date Night title each night, I hope you find a title to cozy up to for an evening in.
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Synopsis: "Gage and Dani have been through it all: the struggles of life, exciting military service, rocky relationships, and heart breaking deaths. In twenty-plus years of being best friends, they've never faced as big of a challenge as they do now. Can their friendship and hearts survive the ultimate test of time?"
My Review: I love discovering books with familiar settings and even though this one is set in a fictional town in Rhode Island, the salt air and shoreline feel is still familiar. If you are looking for a friends to lovers romance, this is a great option. It is a short read but you still get a feel for the solid friendship Gabe and Dani have had for years. There is definitely some great push and pull and toeing the lines that create a lot of tension in this one that I really enjoyed reading. I did find some of the elements a little unbelievable (particularly with regards to military duty assignments and the idea that they can be ignored for relationships, or the idea that you can get leave at a moments notice), but all in all it was a great romance with some interesting twists and elements. I definitely wouldn't mind reading more of Gabe and Dani.
My Rating: While it isn't my favorite romance sub-genre, I do love a good friends to lovers trope from time to time. Everything was everything I could want from a quick friends to lovers and forced proximity romance. It moves quickly but still builds great tension throughout the story. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Caffeinated PR, the above is my honest opinion.
You can find out more about Everything and DC Stone's other books on her Goodreads Page or Website. You can also find more books set in the fictional town of Havenport Rhode Island on Goodreads.
Everything was just released on Tuesday, February 11th so you can now pick up your own copy in digital format from Amazon or check your library's digital catalog.