Small Town Swoon | Melanie Harlow

#FriendsWithBenefits #BestFriendsBrother #SmallTown #Celebrity #SecondChance

Only in the movies does the Hollywood heartthrob fall for the small town diner waitress.

So when Dashiel Buckley returns to Cherry Tree Harbor for a wedding, I’m determined not to let my massive crush on my best friend’s older brother hijack my good sense.

(It happened once before. Do not recommend.)

But when my hand is injured, it’s Dash who steps in at the diner. The moment he realizes I can’t afford to fix my car, he takes care of it. And when he hears about the way my toxic ex treated me, he refuses to let it go.

Now it’s not just his blue eyes and sexy smile that have me swooning, it’s the way he wants to help me. Encourage me. Protect me.

I can’t resist.

Our text messages heat up. Our phone calls melt all my defenses. “Just friends” turns into “just once,” and “just once” becomes a distant memory. Night after night, he warms my bed, my body, and my heart.

But it can’t last.

Our dreams have us on two different paths–Dash wants the lights, camera, action of Hollywood, and I’ll always be a small town girl.

If only I could be his.

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Tropes

🍒 Best friend’s brother
🍒 Friends with benefits
🍒 Second chance romance
🍒 He spoils her
🍒 Protective hero
🍒 Secret crush
🍒 Small town girl x hollywood heartthrob
🍒 Catch up with the rest of the Buckleys

Such a perfect title for this book — it’s such a swoony read! I have loved falling for all of Cherry Tree Harbor, but Dash and Ari had an unfinished story. I loved finally getting to their second chance – so worth the wait! Plenty of swoon, spice, and the laughs — let’s just say I’ll never look at sharks the same way again!

Dash’s visit to Delphine had me laughing out loud – especially his second visit! He’s kept so much hidden, putting on a smile for the cameras and living up his celebrity life. Deep down, you can see the small town roots that keep him grounded. Once he starts spending time with Ari, we get to see his vulnerabilities transform into his greatest sources of strength. I love how he grows closer to his siblings and father in addition to Ari — really made the story come full circle!

Ari has been blessed with amazing, supportive parents, but thanks to her awful ex, her self-confidence has taken a hit. Spending time with Dash helps her rediscover her voice as he is one of her biggest fans. Her hardworking nature softens and blossoms once she starts helping Dash. In turn, she’s giving herself a gift without even realizing it.

The spice is absolute perfection between these two. I loved how Dash confessed why he turned her down all those years ago — who can’t love an admirable man like that??!! Typically level-headed, I loved getting to Dash’s protective side when Ari’s ex calls to taunt her. It showed a big breakthrough of that dark cloud he had hanging around!

About the Author

USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melanie Harlow writes sweet, sexy, feel-good romance. She likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. If she’s not writing or reading, she’s probably at Orangetheory or watching Schitt’s Creek again. She lifts her glass to readers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

Connect with Melanie
Website: www.melanieharlow.com

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