I am powering through the remainder of The Power of the Matchmaker series. I am hoping to finish reading this one tonight so I can meet my goal of reading five books this month!
Synopsis ~ King of the Friend Zone by Sheralyn Pratt
Esme Taylor has an amazing fiancé, a lifelong best friend, and a problem. The problem stems from the fact that her best friend is named Hunter and, well. . .he’s kind of (totally) hot. It’s hate at first sight when her fiancé, Jon, and Hunter meet. Jon’s convinced that Hunter is in love with Esme, and that Hunter must be out of the picture if their upcoming marriage is to succeed.
Esme thinks Jon is paranoid.
The truth is, Jon’s not that far off. Hunter is in love with his best friend and always has been. What Jon has wrong, however, is that Hunter never had any plans of ruining Esme’s happily ever after. Hunter wants what’s best for Esme, even if that’s not him.
When Jon pushes hard to end Esme and Hunter’s friendship, opposition comes from the most unlikely of places. It’s an eccentric lady with a cookie cart who suggests a different solution to Esme’s problem: Hunter and Esme should give each other a chance.
They’ve both thought of the possibility over the years—of course they have. But with a ring already on Esme’s finger and a heap of hurt feelings and broken trust in the mix, there hasn’t been a worse time to explore the depths of their feelings for each other.
Both Esme and Hunter think it’s time to move on and leave childhood crushes in the past. The question is: Can one woman and the taste of one cookie change their minds?
“So is this it?” Jon asked, looking up at the large columns topped with weeping women. “The happiest place on earth?”
Esme smiled as she pulled him into the park. “Well, it’s my happiest place on earth. I’m sure Disney would disagree.”
There were a lot of places Hunter didn’t want to be at the moment, but sitting at Greg and Audra Taylor’s dining room table with four happy couples was pretty much at the top of his list. Never mind that seven out of the other eight guests were some of his favorite people. Bette and Davis were his honorary aunt and uncle, as were Kate and Ed. Hunter loved them like family, just like he loved the Taylors. It was the guy sitting on the opposite corner of the table that had Hunter glancing at his watch every few minutes and debating whether or not he’d reached the point in the evening where he could politely excuse himself. [Loc 943]
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