From debut author, Claire Hastings, comes a fresh, fun, and unputdownable romance where having a crush on your best friend isn’t the biggest secret at the Indigo Royal!
For as long as Kyle Egan can remember, he has wanted only one thing: to run his own boat charter company. Not that he has much to complain about, as the lead charter boat captain at the Indigo Royal Resort in St. Thomas USVI. He gets to spend his days out on the water, never has to wear a tie, and works alongside his best friend, Drea Miller, who happens to be the only other thing he wants.
Drea Miller has been crushing on her best friend Kyle since the moment she saw him five years ago. Unfortunately, she is fully aware that he doesn’t see her as more than a friend— oh, and the niece of his bosses. Working for the family-owned resort with her three annoyingly overprotective uncles has always been what she wanted, but lately she’s started to wonder what else life might hold. If she can’t have the guy she wants, maybe it’s time that she makes another dream a reality.
When an encounter with a guest brings out the truth, Kyle and Drea are left trying to navigate their feelings, but can their new love survive a revelation they never saw coming?
A beautiful friendship that slowly turns into more – this is what we have in this debut novel. Kyle and Drea have met 5 years ago and since then they have been inseparable. Each harbors more than friendship feelings for the other, but both are afraid to ruin something beautiful.
There are a lot of things I liked in “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. Of course, the first is the romance and the struggle our main characters face when deciding to take the next step. Kyle always acts as protector for Drea and he quickly reacts when she is approached by other men. Drea is hesitant in the beginning, which makes the story more realistic. The fact that she is the owners’ niece is also complicating things. Kyle need the job to provide for his mom and he does not want to complicate things, with him and Drea working together. I see him more mature in this respect and that just makes me like him more.
Two more items are worth mentioning: Drea has been raised by her uncles. Their personalities complemented each other and even now see her as their little girl – yes, they are probably too overprotected and I admit that the odds of all 3 being bachelors is kind of a big coincidence. But I still like the premise and I still like the uncles a lot. We have great descriptions of the places and even parties. It really felt like a vacation.
Regardless of how much I enjoyed Kyle and Drea’s story, I do have an issue with the writing I loved it for the most part, but in some areas it was a bit repeated (for example when Drea talks to her best friend and relates an encounter with Kyle) and sometimes there were small complications of the plot that seemed not needed. These are the only reasons why I’m decreasing one star from my final rating.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable read and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. I hope you’ll give it a try and come back with your impressions 😊
Until next time, happy reading!
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Claire Hastings is a walking, talking awkward moment. She loves Diet Coke, gummi bears, the beach, and books (obvs). When not reading she can usually be found hanging with friends at a soccer match or grabbing food (although she probably still has a book in her purse). She and her husband Drew live in Atlanta with their fur-child Denali.