BOOK REVIEW | My Cone and Only
My Cone and Only
By: Susannah Nix
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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This is my very first book by Susannah Nix but it certainly will not be my last. If you enjoy a relatively light and easy read, the brother’s best friend trope and some steamy open door romance then 𝘔𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 should be on your Summer 2021 must read list.
Talk about steamy. Andie Lockhart and Wyatt King have secretly loved each other since high school ... the only issue is neither of them knows how the other feels. Wyatt being the best friend of Andie's older brother Josh knows she is off limits and swore to his friend years ago he wouldn't mess with her. For good reason, you see Wyatt has a bit of a reputation as a ladies man, he knows how to work the room and and often leaves with a new girl on his arm. Wyatt comes from a big family and much like a Hallmark movie they employ most of the population of the small town he calls home. However, he has aspirations and dreams of his own and never really was one to fall in line and do as his father told him.
Andie works for the state park and wildlife department as a resources specialist and isn't much of a girly girl. After she inherited her grandmothers house and her parents moved away it has just been her, her brother Josh, their aunt Birdie and Josh's best friend Wyatt. Actually she'd spent a lot of time with her brother and Wyatt over the years and while she hasn't been able to recover from her high school crush she is convinced Wyatt sees her more as a little sister than a potential love interest.
Things really start to turn around when Andie runs into some trouble with her HOA and calls Wyatt for help. 𝘔𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 may sound like your run of the mill brother’s best friend trope however author Susannah Nix adds so many layers to her characters and has build the MCs relationship on such a strong foundation of friendship and mutual respect for Josh. Andie is portrayed as a strong independent woman and I quickly found myself rooting for her to find "the one". Wyatt took quite a while to grow on me but there is so much to his story and as the author peels back the layers of this character you really start to fall for him. There is just one (OK maybe a few) things standing in their way. At the end of the day will Andie and Wyatt risk it all for love or will Josh get his way?
One last note; I really appreciated the author including a trigger warning about the mentions of cancer and past death of a parent/sibling at the beginning of this book.
From the Author:
Wyatt King isn’t looking for love…because he’s already found it.
Too bad she’s off-limits. He’s not going to be the jerk who messes around with his best friend’s little sister, so he keeps his feelings bottled up and settles for acting as her protector instead.
Andie Lockhart’s dreamed of kissing Wyatt for as long as she’s known what kissing is. But since he’s dated nearly every woman in town but her, she’s long since accepted he’ll never see her as anything more than his best friend’s tomboy little sister.
When a real estate developer threatens the beloved old house Andie inherited from her grandmother, her white knight Wyatt swoops in with his handyman skills to save the day. But the more time they spend working on the house together, the harder it becomes to ignore their irresistible attraction.
Until the night an accidental kiss blows the lid off those feelings they’ve both kept buried.
After that, things between them get a lot hotter—and a lot more complicated. Forbidden love, broken promises, family secrets, and jealousy all threaten to tear them apart. If he intends to hold on to the woman he loves, Wyatt will have to put everything on the line.