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If only I hadn't had that last drink...

It might be the toughest night of the year for Micah O'Shea, but one tequila too many and suddenly she's seeing the world--and her best friend firefighter Josh Taylor--in a new light! Surely a bit of Dutch courage is all she needs to see if he tastes as good as he looks?

Why did no one tell her that the morning after is way more awkwar
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ebook, Harlequin Kiss #71, 224 pages
Published July 2014 by Harlequin Books
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Desere
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Everyone knows when you lose someone it hurts, but it is even worse if it's unexpected. In this debut release from Tanya Wright she tells the story of Micha O'Shea. Ten years ago she was planning spending the rest of her life with boyfriend Drew, dreaming of picket fences, children and the perfect happy ever after. Then suddenly it was all brought to a screeching halt when Drew was tragically killed in an accident.

It is a hard blow for all of Drew's friends but of course more of a blow for Mich
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This is one of - correction - THE best book in Harlequin Kiss's series so far and this is why:

1. Ultimate Friends-to-Lovers trope. Yes it was a slowburn but it was so beautifully done.
2. This book had DEPTH. The backstory and the history between these characters....<3
3. It was a romance where the Male was a firefighter but didn't have the whole book centred around his !sexybod / !life/death situations / !firefighterbrotherhood stereotypes
4. This book is about friends and the author did a gre
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Kay
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
3 1/2 Stars ~ It's been ten years since a tragic car accident took her boyfriend's life, and this year when the gang gets together to celebrate Drew, Micah's grief is as if he'd just died. Over the years, if it hadn't been for Josh, Drew's best friend and now Micah's, she didn't know how she'd have survived it all.  Looking at her life, Micah realizes she's got to get a grip on her feelings and finally let Drew go.  But somewhere in all her mixed up feelings for Drew, Micah finds herself dreamin ...more
Saly
Rating 3.25 stars
Cheryl M-M
Sometimes you just need to let go of the past to be able to confront the future.

Micah has spent a decade using the tragic demise of a friend, to hide away from the world and any type of close romantic relationship. All that time wasted, just wallowing in self-pity and denial. The old gang of friends is getting fed-up with the very reluctant Micah. As far as they are concerned it is time to move on, move over and let it go.

That's the thing about keeping a ball full of remorse and guilt in the pit
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Gail
Nice story. The heroine has been mourning the death of her boyfriend for the past 10 years. Well, stuffing the grief away and only taking it out once a year. But now it's all welling up again and her friends, who were his friends and relatives, have moved on and they want her to as well. And why is she suddenly noticing the cuteness of the hero, her best friend and the dead boyfriend's bestie too. The heroine got a little whiny for me, but not enough to interfere with my enjoyment of the story. ...more
Gosia
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely time to move on...

Definitely time to move on...

It was a cute book. Story of friends that get together every year on the same day to remember a friend that passed away but also story of two of those friends where feelings are awakened between the two of them. The thing that bothered me was the girlfriend of the guy that passed away has been holding on to him for 10 years even though they were together for 2 years. You need to let go of the past to be able to move on and have a future.
Patty K
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. I must disclose though, I know the author personally. This is a quick, easy read, it's a nice romance and while I kind of knew what was going to happen, Tanya added a great twist in the story that I didn't see coming. I was engaged and felt as if I knew the characters personally, I find myself hoping for the best for them!! This was Tanya Wright's first book and I can't wait to see her next project!! ...more
June
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ten years of secrets and denial and things building up. Josh had his secret that kept him acting as protector for Micah. And each year Micah took her moment in time to grieve the loss of her first love. The ten year anniversary of his death felt different though and suddenly things are messy for all of them. Very enjoyable and emotional story.
Sheila
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice light romance, good for a first and good too that it retained the romance without resorting to full-on sex. My only gripe would be the scene of the Halloween party - not great as a scene for a Christian writer, although not viewed as seriously as it should be in the US. Good quick read.
Stefanie London
Tanya Wright packs a lot of emotional punch into this short book. The build up between Micah and Josh is slow burning, making the payoff even sweeter. A sweet romance with all the feels. I enjoyed seeing these two get their happy ever after.
Jessica
I am bouncing between 2 and 3 stars for this one and i feel generous right now and I am going with 3.

I just feel like it was drawn out too long.
Deb
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, library-book
I wanted something fluffy and nice because the news and weather was depressing me. This is a nice story, but not perky. Some depressing subjects are discussed here. Not a bad read though.
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