Sometimes you can’t change—and sometimes you just don’t want to. Discover Ben’s side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths,One Tiny Lie, and Four Seconds to Lose.
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
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“Just think how nice it would be to have to one person that you trust so completely.”
I am a huge fan of this series. FWTF is easily my second favorite book from the series and rivals TTB for the all time favorite slot. From the first pages until the last, the book flows amazingly well. It is told from dual POVS of Ben and Reese. While Ben has made appearances in the other books, he has remained much of a mystery. I fell in love with his character early on; while he appears to be a player, who can resist a man that’s a Mama’s boy at heart?
He doesn’t hide who hide who he is; he doesn’t lie or promise anything. He doesn’t play stupid head games.
I found Reese to be immediately likable. She is strong willed but has a vulnerable side to her as well. She often uses her humor as a defense mechanism. The banter between these two is hilarious and I loved watching them slowly develop a deep, worthwhile relationship. Even if they refuse to acknowledge it throughout most of the book, their story is beautiful to watch unfold.
For everything else about her that was a lie, I’m glad to see that biting sense of humor is genuine. I like a woman that can make me laugh.
While there is angst, it is not over the top or drawn out for the length of the book. This is a lovely story of two unlikely and vastly different people, falling in love. The cast from the previous books have limited appearances, and we are introduced to additional supporting characters. They bring the perfect balance to the storyline of Reese and Ben. I love the complete and unique storyline for Ben and Reese. Five Ways can easily be read as a stand alone. However, I highly recommend reading all the books in the series. It is one not to be missed!
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.