Anissa Garcia
Publication Date:
July 10, 2017
New Adult
315 Pages


After a relationship gone bad, Hilary Matthews felt unsure about where she belonged or what to do with her life. Cue Zach Collins, a love ‘em and leave ‘em, no strings attached type of guy. The perfect distraction for her wounded heart. Just one problem. Zach isn’t some random stranger. He’s her brother’s best friend, and more than that, he’s practically family. And to complicate matters, just when things start to heat up between them, she learns there’s more to Zach than he let on.

Zach’s job as assistant to an A-list actor allows him the luxury of women, travel, freedom, and fun. But things changed the moment Hilary made her move, completely altering his world. Hilary is his fantasy come to life, his dream woman in the flesh…and his best friend’s little sister. Stepping over the line with her would not only ruin his friendship but possibly alienate him from the only family he’s ever known. 

The pressure mounts as truths are exposed. Embroiled in betrayal, lies, guilt, and heartache, Hilary and Zach must decide if the biggest emotion of all is worth the turmoil. With so much at stake, the repercussions from a promise broken would cause the battle of their lives. 


The Why:

Full of tension, love, broken hearts and promises this was a sexy, but heartbreaking book.


It follows Hilary who's been in love with her brother's best friend for years. Unbeknownst to her, he's putting his feelings for her have been festering, but because his obligation to Hilary's family for taking him in so he's trying to hide the fact that he's in love with her.

I loved seeing the flashbacks of both Hilary and Zack's pasts that made them who they are as well as helped me fall in love with them falling in love so much sweeter. Also, to note that these two had the chemistry that will make you buy a couple of fans. 

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Zack made me slightly irritated because he was so loyal to his adopted family who just so happens to be Hilary's family.
 Yeah, let the awkwardness and skirting around feelings set in. 
But as a fan of the best friend's sister/brother trope I was ALL FOR IT!

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*Received from NetGalley which in no way changes my opinion of the book.

Have you ever fell for someone you felt you weren't supposed to?