What I’m Reading is a meme originally hosted and featured here on Crazy Antics where I showcase the book I’m currently reading and what I think of it so far.
I recently stumbled across a new author to me; Laura Drewry. I got an ARC from Netgally of the third book in her Friends First series and finished it in a day. Unfortunately I’m not releasing the review until closer to the books release, in June, so I decided to pick up the first book on Amazon.
Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry
Genre/s: Contemporary Romance
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Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.
Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.
What I Think So Far
My first impression is that it’s kind of cute, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s not as fast as a read as I would have expected but that could be due to my eyes being a little tired and overused from all the cram sessions I’ve put them through in the last week. So far it’s clean, the writing is smooth and it flows. The plot makes sense, there hasn’t been a character dump and the characters that have been introduced are well developed.
It could be that I’m not far enough of the ways in to see it yet, but I’m not really feeling a couple vibe between Nick and Jayne, their best friends yes but when their hanging out together I don’t feel like their’s anything more than friendship and even when the novel is in their perspective theres not even a hint that their friendship could maybe turn into something more. It’s completely platonic.
I guess we’ll find out how that progresses.