Josephine (Joe for short) and Eric, the EMT crew of Echo 17 have been best friends since they were eight years old. They've been through a lot together over the years, but nothing like what they're about to experience.
As the only man in Joe's life it's Eric's job to be there for her and take care of her even while he ...more
I've only read three of her books so far, and I gotta tell ya, her humor is fantastic, and I can't get enough of her characters.
Joe & Eric are wonderful characters. They've been best friends since they were 8 years old. They met the first day Joe started at her new school when Eric shoved worms down Joe's dress, and Joe then proceeded to make Eric eat thus previously mentioned worms...they then proceeded to beat the crap out of each other.
Their relati ...more
Thirty year-old Eric Parish loves working as an EMT. And not just because it's the best job he's ever had, but because his EMT partner is also his best friend, Joe. They've known each other for twenty-two years, through all the high and lows and ups and downs of life. But when Joe gets hurt during a call-out Eric decides that keeping Joe safe is more important than keeping her close.
This is a light, cute, fun read. Nothing deep or profound here. Author R.L. Mathewson has an easy writing ...more
It was too cute that Eric and Joe (short for Josephine) who have been best friends since they were eight years old never realised that they actually were in love with each other all this while. They just assumed that the mutual cannot-live-without-you feelings were common between best friends.
But I must admit that their 'friendship' did kinda creep me out a little. I would not have been very touchy feely, snuggled, cuddled or sat on my guy bestfriend's lap (the way ...more
I really do love friends to lovers stories. There is such a rich history between Eric and Joe that you instantly feel the connection between them. I also loved learning of the history of how Eric & Joe became friends and how his family unofficially adopted her.
This was another case of almost wishing they wouldn’t get together because I didn’t want to see their friendship messed up, but at the same time they were t ...more
I don't care if Joe (girl) and Eric end up together; in fact I don’t care about them at all because I am bored stiff reading their every inner thought over, and over, and over, and over. Okay so you get the idea.
This book didn't work for me at all, which is disappointing because the concept, friends to lovers, is one that usually a favorite of mine. IMO the story gets bogged down in the inane details. Sorry but I just don' ...more
I'm not sure what to say.
It was funny, but I never laughed. It was adorable, but I didn't swoon. I liked the MCs, but they annoyed me with their push and pull. This best friends-lovers trope was a blend of Checkmate and Becoming A Vincent, but not nearly as good. Some unfinished sentences and a few grammar goofs. Sometimes repetitive. Some parts I really enjoyed; the H's protectiveness, their chemistry and their job. It was mentioned in passing about their other relationships, ...more
OVERALL..I REALLY LIKED IT!
Rating: 4 Stars
Characters Development: Great and hilarious main characters. They were great as best friends, they were even greater as a couple. Loved the hero's brother, hope he gets he own story eventually. (Although considering how long ago this book was released, it's unlikely.)
Steam: 4 out of 10.
Triggers: (view spoiler)[ Not really. (hide spoiler)]
Love Triangle: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)]
Cheating: (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)]
HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes. Cute e ...more
Another fabulous read from R ...more
1. Some sort of cake or cupcake with peanut butter frosting (which I don’t know that I’ve ever seen - homemade or in a store/restaurant, so it always stands out to me).
2. Someone buying/eating a coffee roll. Now, I have never heard of a coffee roll. I have no idea what a coffee roll is. I assumed it was literally a bread-type roll that for some reason you would eat w/your coffee (I had a 4th grade teacher who used to ...more
Very similar to Playing for Keeps ... so flawed yet so enjoyable!
By this author, I've read the Neighbor from hell series and I loved it so much, it was so terribly funny, that I jumped on her other books. So I bought the first installments of the "Hollywood hearts" and "Pyte/Sentinel" series but started with this one since it was a standalone so far.
But I didn't like the characters. The H/H were righteous, they knew their job well, but none of the others did. They acted cold and uncaring ...more
I think out of all her books 'Playing for Keeps' is still my favourite with this coming a close second.
I did get frustrated at Joe and Eric while they were both reluctant to be with each other for pretty much the same reason an...more
I absolutely adore a friends, turned lovers storyline - this one was no exception.
The banter in this book is fabulous (like many of R.L. Mathewson's books) - it really brought these characters to life. And what a life - EMS work sounds truly crazy - you can tell with all the details that the author was once in this line of work - she definately depicted it with great passion for the job.
There were some moments where the book started to drag a little. Some of that great detail st ...more
I originally planned a proper review with entire paragraphs explaining why this book deserves a spot on my "burn it" shelf. However, this is the 3rd review I'm writing today and a) I'm tired b) I feel like I've been bitchy enough in the 2 others (plus there's only so much negativity I'm willing to unleash in the universe a day).
Just kidding, here's my goddamn rant:
Joe (Josephine) was a fucking moron who we were supposed to admire for her stubbornness. Her "stubbornness" involved dischargi ...more
After reading generational sin ( a book that took me on a sexy ,scary emotional roller coaster ) I sooooo needed a fun , light hearted read & sudden response was exactly what I needed !! It had me laughing out load & joyously swooning . Even that mother had me giggling .....& wanting to slap her at times :) I love a book with a sense of humor & this book had it in spades . ...more
Joe and Eric were love-able, hilarious and so darn cute ! I kept smiling and laughing thought the story.
Best friends since like forever! Working as partners as EMT's. Their relationship is just something else. Times a changing. Can things for them Stay the same? Only one way to find out :) take a ride with Joe n Eric . R.L. Mathewson does not dissappoint :)
Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast ...more
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It was. "It's not. Jeez, woman, someone's paranoid. It's my pocket light," he said, wincing. Ah, he was only human after all. It wasn't the first time she got him hard nor would it be the last time. The physical discomfort was a small price to pay to have her in his arms.
"Well, then your flashlight is growing. Jeez, Eric, put a leash on that thing before it stabs me!" she teased.
"But it likes you," he pouted.
She giggled. "I seem to remember a certain tenth grade math class where it liked standing up in front of the entire class."
He sucked in a breath. "Hey, that traumatized me!”