Sunday, February 10, 2019

Review: The Standby Guy by Natasha Moore

The Standby Guy


For the last fifteen years, Katie Dixon has been focused on her responsibility as a single mother, raising her son and making ends meet. Now her son’s off to college, her photography business is stable, and she’s more than ready to embrace her “me time,” including a romantic fling or two. The only problem is that she hasn’t dated in years and needs a little help finding her confidence again.

Carter Colburn has been her next door neighbor and closest friend for years. So when he needs a date for a business dinner that could boost his law firm and help keep the family business on solid footing, she offers to pretend to be his girlfriend. He’s funny, sexy, and a confirmed bachelor—the perfect guy to help her find her mojo and nothing more.

But when local residents catch them sharing a tipsy kiss, the rumor mill goes wild. It's fun to pretend to be dating for a while. But when Carter starts to take the idea of settling down with his best friend seriously, Katie is terrified by the prospect of losing her precious "me time" all over again.


It's a sweet best-friends-falling-in-love romance. I really enjoyed the story and the two main characters were amazing. I loved their friendship and I loved how they fell in love, slowly and then all at once...
Carter has never been in a serious relationship and that has given him a bad reputation in a small town of Lakeside, where everyone loves to gossip. Now that he is dating Katie everyone is talking about it. The two of them have been friends for many years now. Their houses are next to each other. And it is obvious that they are in love. Unfortunately, they haven't figured it out yet. Katie hasn't dated anyone since her husband died and she knows that Carter doesn't do serious relationships. But what they have is special and maybe one of them will have to take the first step... Because how do you know if something will work or not unless you try it, right?
I think it's a very well-written and quite romantic love story. I enjoyed it and think that it's a fun read, if you're looking for a heartwarming and lighthearted novel then this one is definitely for you.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley

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