What a sweet book. This is a friends to lovers story and in many ways it is the story about a guy, who is nerdy, over-weight and invisible and enjoys being that way and then an accident changes all of this. The heroine met him two years ago, when she was totally broken, devoid of any self confidence after her seven years of marriage ended with her husband leaving her for a bimbo but Greg walked into her life even when she didn't want him to. He helped her fix her life and is her best friend and the best guy she knows and when she hears he is in the hospital she rushes to him.
He is badly injured and bandaged and somehow she starts noticing him in a sexual way. Before that she hadn't noticed any men after all the only man she had been with had shattered her. What she doesn't know is that Greg has loved for her two years but hasn't said a word because he thinks he is a frog. She is all classy while he is a nerd, invisible and he likes it that way and then he loses weight and his face changes and women start noticing him and he hates all of it. He is a sweet guy devoid of self confidence.
The heroine describes him: She’d loved him as a friend for ages now, but feelings had hugely and drastically changed since his car accident. Maybe it was watching him cope with so much pain. Maybe it was all those nights in the hospital, the way he teased her, the way he cheated at cards so she’d win, the way they so easily laughed together.
Somehow she had just never looked at Greg as a man
before. She’d seen him as a brainy, overweight nerd, because that was how he’d always made such a point of billing himself.
He thinks her interest in him is because she feels safe with him to test out the waters and when she says she loves him it is as a friend plus he is uneasy that his looks are making him look into someone he is not. He doesn't have confidence in the bedroom as well and fears being a disappointment to her and losing her friendship. It takes a lot on Rachel's part to make him see that his looks don't matter, it is the sweet, helpful guy he is inside that matters and who she loves.
All in all I loved the book, the hero was a beta, so sweet and vulnerable and someone you wanted to hug and love him, plus he was so uncomfortable with the new attention he was getting that he asked Rachel for help, what a sweetheart. And a HUGE thanks to Erika
for giving me a chance to read this.