Decidedly off Limits
Book 1, By the Bay
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Best Friend Rule #1: never want the guy’s sister.
Trent Salway is one of San Francisco’s hot up-and-coming-under-thirty bachelors. A highly successful mutual fund portfolio manager, a workaholic, and a ladies’ man, he’s got everything he could possibly want…except one thing.
Physical therapist Kelsey Quaid dumped her ex-fiancé six months ago because she was tired of not even being a distant second to his career. Which is why despite secretly crushing on her big brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember, there’s no way Kelsey can go there. One workaholic in her life is more than enough, thank you very much.
Before Kelsey’s brother leaves on his Navy SEAL mission, he asks Trent one simple request: make sure Kelsey isn’t dating any assholes while he’s away. As Trent does his best to do just this, he and Kelsey spend more and more time together. Sparks fly, as do a few items of clothing, and the next thing they know things are getting physical between them. Now, Trent has to decide what to do about the woman he’s falling for—the one whose brother would take him down faster than he takes down the enemy. And Kelsey will have to decide if Trent is just another workaholic or if he’s decidedly off limits.
Review: By The Bay 1: Decidedly Off Limits
Decidedly Off Limits by Stina Lindenblatt is the first book in her latest series, By The Bay . A heart-warming romance told in dual POV. The trope on this story is best friends brother/brother's best-friend. While this may sound complicated it is a well-crafted, slightly angsty, emotional and steamy read.
Trent has had eyes for his little sister's best friend for as long as he can remember. If her status as his sister's bestie didn't make her off-limits then the fact the she is also the little sister of his best friend. Off-limits times two! But when he is asked by his best friend to "watch out" for Kelsey while he was away on deployment all bets are off. He is going to stake his claim and hope he doesn't lose his best friend in the process.
Kelsey has been head-over-heels for Trent since her high school but her best friend, Trent's sister, has a rule in place - he cannot date her friends any more, ever, the end! Well, when Trent suddenly starts showing up everywhere she is, interrupting dates, she just can't take it anymore. The attraction is unbearable and pretty soon somethings gong to break. She would prefer it be the bed frame and NOT her heart!.
Witty, romantic, steamy and slightly-angsty this was well-written and well-paced. Enjoy!