Nobody Does It Better is more novella in length compared to its two predecessors, Best Laid Plans and The Feel Good Factor, but it's got every bit of that rom-com goodness that the full-length novels had. I liked that hint of a twist with the falling-for-my-sibling's-best-friend--which could also be falling-for-my-best-friend's-sibling--what with Perri, Shaw's sister, being the one to make it clear that Shaw was to stay away from Vanessa. It had nothing to do with Shaw being a bad guy but more to do with what many saw as his reputation as a guy who got around...A LOT. But you see, he's had a thing for one girl and one girl only ever since they were in high school and that's none other than Vanessa. And hey, it's a very mutual thing going on, and all it takes is a snowstorm to give them a push. Lauren Blakely never fails to create main characters that make it impossible for me to not like them at the very least. I've liked Shaw and Vanessa from the moment they were first introduced, but reading their story made me fall in love with them. These two had chemistry, but they were also saddled with a whole lot of guilt since they had feelings for each other but then the Perri factor was constantly stalling any progress they'd make. Sure, I've read other books before that have had used the same trope and I've come across stories that have had the main characters trapped somewhere due to some force of nature, but there's something about Blakely's writing that makes everything all the more charming and endearing. I adored the romance and the passion as well as the friendship Shaw and Vanessa shared, making for a fun quickie of a read. I'm giving Nobody Does It Better five stars. ♥
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Forbidden love between a girl and her best friends brother. We met and fell for Vanessa during Best Laid Plans and The Feelgood Factor. Vanessa is the fun loving friend that runs the bowling alley and dresses in vintage 1950s clothing. Vanessa is in love with her best friend Perri's brother Shaw. Shaw is a firefighter in the wonderful little town of Lucky Falls and the hot Shaw loves the ladies. His sister has forbid him to date her friend, threatened to do damage to his male parts if he did so Shaw may have the hots for Vanessa but there is no way he is going to act on those feelings. That is until there is a chance Vanessa will belong to someone else. The Book Club ladies are plotting to set her up with one of their step sons and there is no way Shaw is letting that happen. Game on. I love the characters in this town. This is book 3 in this series and I loved their story. Shaw is funny and full of silly jokes. Vanessa is sweet and I love her backstory as well. The Book Club ladies are hilarious and I hope I am like them at their age. Love them. So much love with these friends and this town it makes me want to live there. I received an early copy to read and review and give my honest opinion. I loved this book and highly recommend it.
Couldn't have named it better myself!!! This the third book in the ‘Lucky In Love’ series by Lauren Blakely. It’s a fast paced novella about Shaw Keating, a sexy as sin firefighter and Venessa Marquez, owner of Pin Up Lanes, a retro bowling alley. If you’ve read the previous books in this fabulous series (and if not, get on that, stat! You’re missing out on some serious goodness!!) then you know about the attraction these two share. Even as secondary characters the burned brightly, nut now?? As the central characters they are blisteringly HAWT, I mean scorching. The chemistry, the banter, the flirty looks and yeah… the history, it’s all just right there. Vanessa and Shaw have had a thing for each other since their high school years, but it’s gone unrequited and mostly ignored for nearly two decades thanks to Perri (best friend of Vanessa, and Shaw’s sister) forbidding it from happening. But, one snowy night; one mountain cabin and things are about to change. Will it go the way the two heart hungry souls want or will a wrench be thrown in the works. Read it and find out. This was a fabulous, sweet and sexy read with absolutely no angst. My only complaint… it finished too soon, I wanted much more from these two characters. But, whether it’s a novella or a full length book, Lauren couldn’t have picked a better title, for her writing and the book’s name. `Nobody Does It Better.