ARC Review & NOW LIVE! Touch & Go by Mira Lyn Kelly

18 Feb 2015

Touch & Go (Dare to Love, #2)


Vivacious and successful, Ava Meyers is living her dream life, except for one thing: Ever since childhood, she’s been in love with her best friend . . . and she’s never admitted it. Back then, Sam Farrow was a damaged young man with a tough past. Now he’s supremely confident, super-sexy, and totally untouchable—until the night when Sam pretends to be Ava’s boyfriend to save her from some unwanted attention. In a moment of weakness, Ava finds out that a decades-long friendship is no match for blistering sexual chemistry. 

 After years of denying his own feelings, Sam finds that one amazing night with Ava isn’t enough to chase away all the pent-up fantasies. So he proposes they spend a few weeks driving each other wild, exhausting their every desire, and then return to their perfect platonic relationship like nothing ever happened. But Sam’s plan has one fatal flaw: the part where they give each other up. Because the more they let go of their inhibitions, the more they’re tempted to never go back.


4.25 Epic Friends-To-Lovers Stars! 

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 Touch and Go was a pleasantly enjoyable surprise. The whole friends-to-lovers trope seems to be around forever and I can usually take it in doses but this one was just different.

 Ava and Sam have been friends for twenty years. Growing up together, he was like her family's adopted third child...except she's never looked at him as a brother. Not that HE knows that. It's her biggest kept secret. They're as close as two people can in the same graystone, spend most evenings watching movies curled up together (after he's done with his shag of the night). She purposefully doesn't date much due to her love of Sam, he purposefully does date, like serial dates, for the same reason.

 When Ava asks Sam to pretend to be her boyfriend to fend off an annoying coworker's advances, the lines quickly get blurred. Are they really pretending because that kiss was seriously the BEST either has had...and more. What they act out for the benefit of fending off annoying Steve gradually stokes a flame that threatens to burn out of control...threatening everything they hold sacred in their perfect friendship.


  Touch and Go was seriously steamy. I mean, the scene with them acting out they're lovers in front of her coworker was perfectly executed and SMOKING HOT! Holy Moses, she builds their angsty tug of war chemistry to explosive levels! I loved it!  photo 35A49AD5-C208-45BB-AD16-0C1EFE8CF2A0_zpscqiyzxux.gif

 The author does a superb job with character development. She gradually drip feeds the reader their history, dating all the way back to their childhood. You feel their connection and truly understand the wariness of moving their relationship to the next level. They have everything to lose...but this sexual pull was too strong.

 Sweet Jesus, there's a scene where he wears his tool belt over as she has a "cabinet crisis"...holy smokes that was hot! The visual alone!!

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 Yah..... Oh, I was writing a review, wasn't I?

Back to it. Can they be both...friends AND lovers? Is this about fantasies and just getting each other out of their systems or is it more? Could this be their smartest move to turn physical or their biggest mistake...

 Loved this book! I do have to admit towards the very end I was having a bit of issues with things but I won't spoil it. I didn't read the first book in the series (which you really don't have to), but I plan to read it ASAP because now I know what this author has to offer her readers....great character development, a great cast of characters I'm sure travel through each installment, steaming sex scenes, and an all-around enjoyable read. Looking forward to Ford's book!

  ARC received from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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