The Plus Ones by Kayley Loring
This is the first book I have read of Kayley Loring and I will be looking out for more of her work in the future. The Plus Ones is a fun, easy read and one I would certainly recommend.
Love changes people. I’m the first to admit that I, Keaton Bridges, used to be an immature, entitled ass. Okay, maybe I’m the second to admit it—after Roxy Carter. That loudmouth. But I’ve seen what true love has done for my friends, and I want it for myself.
Somehow, I’m the only single guy left. Somehow, she’s the only single girl. The only time Foxy Roxy hasn’t been a loudmouth? That time we were making out at our best friends’ wedding. And every time we’ve seen each other in the five years since then, because she refuses to talk about it.
Well, she’s going to have to talk to me now. It’s the dead of winter, and our six best friends were planning a getaway at a Caribbean couples-only resort. One of the couples had to drop out, and I refuse to be left out in the cold. All Roxy and I have to do is pretend to be in love for one week so we can spend some much-needed time with our favorite people. And all I have to do is pretend I’m not dying to kiss her again.
3.5 / 5
If you haven’t noticed a pattern with my reviews yet then you certainly will. I am overly critical of romance novels. It’s not deliberate but as this is my third review of a romance novel I can’t help but compare my previous ratings. I like this book. It was fun and had some laugh out loud moments but I didn’t love the book. This review really won’t criticize because I did enjoy the read but I reserve the higher ratings for books I know I will read again.
The story revolves around Roxy and Keaton. They act like they despise one another but that’s what makes their chemistry work so well. Their witty one liners are great and I was rooting for them throughout the book. I liked that the central characters weren’t straight out of college as so many seem to be. They had history and baggage and a realness to them which made them relatable.
The Plus Ones is light-hearted and playful. It’s a perfect read after a long, hard day at work or on holiday relaxing by the pool. Keaton appears in another of Loring’s books, ‘Tonight you’re mine,’ and although I haven’t read that book yet, I think I am going to add it to my list. Tonight you’re mine came before the Plus Ones so I am curious to see how his character has developed.