Synopsis: Olivia hates the singles scene, so when her best guy friend, Ian, offers to be her plus one to a series of weddings she has to attend, she agrees. Although she doesn’t want to complicate their lifelong friendship, she can’t pass up the chance to have a steady date without the dating drama. What she doesn’t expect is to now find Ian so incredibly sexy.
When Ian sees his old friend Olivia dolled up for wedding #1, the boyhood crush he once nurtured transforms into smoldering attraction. It doesn’t take long for their no-strings arrangement to turn physical. But as Olivia’s desire to stay “just friends” becomes clear, Ian’s feelings are deepening. In the time they have together, how will Ian convince Olivia that one plus one can make for a lifelong pair? (SOURCE)
It’s no secret that I’m always a sucker for books where the hero and heroine are friends first. Unrequited love that has a happy ending is one of my favorites. Plus One hit the spot with that theme. Olivia has had terrible luck in the men department. From creeps to flat out weirdos. She has come to the conclusion that she’s never going to find someone worth her time. For me, this was one of those stories I could relate to when it came to that. I’ve dealt with some crazy guys in the past myself.
When Olivia’s friend Ian steps up and offers to be her ‘plus one’ in a slew of weddings she must attend, she agrees. What could be better than spending the evening with someone that knows you well. No more awkward dates are needed! It makes perfect sense. Except, Ian always had a crush on Olivia and she was totally oblivious.
One of the things I liked most about Plus One is that in this type of story it’s usually the female lead that has a crush on the guy and he doesn’t realize. The switch up is a fun twist! I really enjoyed that.
Also, the sexual tension between the two of them was smokin’ hot. It’s obvious there is a serious connection, physical and emotional, but both of them do their best to fight against it in different ways. Ian is afraid of getting hurt, Olivia is just confused about these feelings she’s having. Neither of them wants to ruin their friendship.
These two characters are the type that you just want to smush together and MAKE them kiss. Just so they’ll see what they are missing out on. Luckily, I didn’t have to do that and they got their HEA. Yay!!!Brighton Walsh tells such a great story. Plus One is sweet, and sexy. My only tiny complaint is I didn’t want it to end!
I received a copy of this book for review, via NetGalley. These are my own thoughts and feelings regarding the novella.