Robin’s New Adult books are such fun to read. You can count on her characters having personalities that really shine and the plot keeping a steady pace while building up a strong connection between the couple. Healthy platonic friendships also get a starring role in the Secret Wishes stories and the small town Cascade setting is just cozy enough to be wistful without inducing sugar shock or tripping my busybody neighbor irritations. This is the second book in the series that starts off with the heroine making a wish that doesn’t quite turn out like she intended, and I think it’s a charming hook.
We get to see a little of Sela and Luke from Kissing the Maid of Honor but the real stars are Shane and Kagan. He’s a reformed playboy (Sela’s brother and Luke’s best friend) and perpetual flirt, and she’s the daughter of a wealthy businessman trying to escape her father’s controlling influence. Both characters are very easy to like and root for, and their chemistry builds naturally and slowly. This is a New Adult story, so while there is some kissing and thinking of naughty thoughts, the sex is completely off-screen. If that bothers you and you really want to be in the bedroom with the couple, you should probably skip this series (and most other New Adult categorized romance). Otherwise, pick up Her Accidental Boyfriend, spend some time in the sweet seaside town of Cascade, and fall in love with this swoon-worthy cast. Even though this isn’t the first book in the series, it can be read as a standalone without too many spoilers (because, honestly, in the New Adult genre a happy ending is practically guaranteed).
Her Accidental Boyfriend is a little bit adorable, a charmingly sweet and endearingly cozy New Adult romance.
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