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First Love

(Winning at Love #2)

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4.49  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Kami Sutherland is gorgeous and, if rumours are true, a virgin.

That—and the fact she’s my sister Eastlyn’s best friend—should be enough to keep a guy like me from crossing any lines.

However, our glances, subtle touches, and feelings are evolving beyond just friendship and running buddies.

Despite my sister’s attempts to keep us apart, I only want Kami more.

I know I should
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297 pages
Published March 18th 2019
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
-Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was my first book by Gillian Jones and all I want to say is, WOW! This story and the author's writing style blew me away. The story was captivating, the characters were fantastic, and the flow and style of writing flowed perfectly.

I was a little apprehensive about the book at first. I started the prologue and everything pointed to Kami embarrassing herself, and at the thought of it, my stomach was in knots. I put off reading the book for a few days but I was glad once I actuall
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Donna
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful journey this book was. This story runs along side Love Won and if you have read that book you will see incidences where this story explains so much but from a different view point. For me this is one of the ultimate story tropes you can read. Best friends older brother, friends to lovers, with characters both being into each other. But totally denying it.

Keaton is a great character, he is caring, protective, loyal and for want of a better word an Idiot. He loves Kami with his a
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Phyl
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Kami and Keaton have great chemistry, undeniable, best friends. A blind person would be able to see it. I though Keaton was an absolutely dick during most of this book however I still liked him despite this. He's easy to love. The banter and teasing between the two shows how compatible they are. I loved these two together they make sense. This is a slow burn read and I’m not a fan of those, something I found out about myself. But if you enjoy the torturous slow building will they or won
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Maria Angie Mendoza
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lighthearted, fun and sexy read, the brilliance of this story is how well romance, and humor were incorporated.
Kami and Keaton have been friends since forever. They’ve always felt a pull towards more but never acted on it...until they did.
Yes we know this genre, but in this story the characters were well developed and they embarked on a fun, funny and sexy slow burn journey.
Sometimes I need something lighthearted and fun to read and when it’s smart and on point it makes my reading experience tha
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Laundry
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, first of all, I'm gonna need y'all to understand something. I've called dibs on Keaton. So wrap your heads around that before we get started with this review. He's currently my number 1 book boyfriend, and as soon as your pretty little heads wrap around that, I'll begin. Good? Got it? Excellent, let's move on. We met best friends Kami and Keaton in Love Won in 2017. Nearly 2 years later, their EPIC love story is FINALLY here. And it's beyond your wildest dreams.

Story Line: Kami and Keaton
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Tina Morgan
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gahhhhh!!!! Let's just take a minute to appreciate the sexiness that is Keaton!! I love a good first love story that has some confusion, angst, flirting, happiness, and everything in between.  I love when even the secondary characters touch a part of your soul and make you laugh!! I loved how you could relate to Kami in some way or another.  I loved that even though that this was a book about first love that it also showed the strong connection and bond and love of tried and true friendship that ...more
Mandie Rebel
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really don’t know where to start! When this author introduces you to characters in one book that then leads onto to another and another, you know your in for a fantastic read x

I loved the relationship of Kami and Keat when we met them in Love one, you knew there was something about them that was unresolved.

They’ve know each other from being so young that it’s hard for them to accept admit and process their hidden feelings. They have Eastlyn stuck in the middle trying to prevent Kami her best f
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Island Girl Romance Reads
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best friends to lovers. Kami and Keaton are best friend. Kami is best friend with Keaton’s sister.
They have a unique friendship and both have been in love with each other for a long time.
It’s a very slow building romance. A lot of push and pull. It’s a fun romance and love the banter between the H and h. Even though I was a little mad at Keaton sometimes, I’m glad he finally got his head out of his behind and claimed Kami.
I can’t wait to read more books of this author.

5 STARS!
D.L. Gallie
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Move over East and Coy, there’s a new couple in town....I loved Kami and Keaton’s journey. I did find it slow in spots but most of the time is was go go go. There chemistry was a slow burn and once it was lit, it’s was hot hot hot
Renee
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Kami Sutherland is gorgeous and if rumours are true, a virgin. That-and the fact she's my sister Eastlyn's best friend-should be enough to keep a guy like me from crossing any lines. However, our glances, subtle touches, and feelings are evolving beyond just friends and running buddies. Despirte my sister's attempts to keep us apart, I only want Kami more. I know I shouldn't crave her like I do, but
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Maureen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
When I first read the book description of ‘First Love’ is was fascinated. I always love friends to lovers stories. Especially when it’s in the friend of my sister/brother zone. I guess because I was friends with my husbands sister when we met. It just feels familiar and relatable to me. And the cover of this book also definitely spoke to me. ‘First Love’ is the second book in the Winning At Love series, but can be read as a standalone.

In ‘First Love’ we meet Kami Sutherland. Kami has been in lov
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Victoria Tortelini
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Your first love is one that you never forget. Sometimes that love can transform your entire life.
Kami is the sweetest girl best door. She's achieved most everything she set her mind on and gets to work every day with her best friend. What more could she want in life? Oh yea, her best friend's brother. After years of flirting, and dancing around each other, Kami had all but given up on the idea of her first love being her only love.
Keaton has spent his life doing exactly what he wants generally
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Robin
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 stars
I loved Love Won and couldn't wait for this second book in the series featuring Kami and Keaton, Eastlyn's brother and best friend. These two have been circling each other for years and I couldn't wait to see how their story played out.
Kami is such a wonderful character, she is fun, witty, loyal, charming and has a huge heart. Keaton is very protective of both his sister and Kami and can really come across as a jackass when he is in his "big brother" mode. But he is a fierce friend an
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Susan
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been dying for Kami and Keatons story since meeting them in Love Won. 
I knew then that they were meant to be, but it was going to be all kinds of complicated getting them there. 

You will want to scream at them and they'll have you wanting to pull your hair out at times but OMG it's impossible not to fall head over heels for cheeky Keaton and crazy Kami, I loved this chick hard. 

If you love a good friends to lovers story then this ones definitely for you. 
It's an addictive nail biting slow
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Christina Concus (Moonlight Novels)
This is the first book of from this author that I have read and I truly enjoyed it. At first I wasn't 100% sure what I was getting myself into but in the end I loved every word.

Kami has also be in love with Keaton. The only problem is she is not sure how he feels or even if he would feel the same. Kami is a strong independent, young women, that knows what she wants and isn't always afraid to go after it. Her goal is to get what she wants from Keaton but he stops her every chance he can. However,
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Jenene
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kami Sutherland is gorgeous and, if rumours are true, a virgin. That—and the fact she’s my sister Eastlyn’s best friend—should be enough to keep a guy like me from crossing any lines. However, our glances, subtle touches, and feelings are evolving beyond just friendship and running buddies.......So, all bets are There’s no way I can resist making her mine.

Kami is a beautiful, strong, independent woman. She has a great job, friends and family. The only problem is Kami's in love with her best frie
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Angie
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of the Winning At Love series. I recommend reading the first one before this.
This story follows Kami and her quest to finally find love and get the man of her dreams. Even if it means losing herself abit along the way.
Not only is this book about her and Keaton, but some of our other favorite characters as well. The chase is on for McCoy and Eastlyn. When he comes back into town, absolute mayhem follows. Even if it’s not permanent. Or is it? The sexual tension in this bo
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Kali McQuillen
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read, 2019-arc
Kami and Keaton has shared so much together since they've known each other about that long. They've had feelings for each other about that long too. Keaton doesn't feel like he's good enough and Kami is getting sick of waiting for him.

Keaton can be so sweet and their texts back and forth are hilarious in places. He wants her but can he have her and keep her? Kami is tired of waiting for him to make a move. Her sister tells her to make her move or get off the pot. Is Kami going to do that even th
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Sassy Southern
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gahhhhh!!!! Let's just take a minute to appreciate the sexiness that is Keaton!! I love a good first love story that has some confusion, angst, flirting, happiness, and everything in between. I love when even the secondary characters touch a part of your soul and make you laugh!! I loved how you could relate to Kami in some way or another. I loved that even though that this was a book about first love that it also showed the strong connection and bond and love of tried and true friendship that c ...more
MJ Symmonds
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seriously someone get me a fan cause I'm about to combust!!!!

Kami and Keaton have some serious OMG hot tamale moments let me tell you. But it is a slow burn that will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy one moment and all hot and bothered the next.

"God, this girl gets my blood going every time she looks my way."

I freaking loved getting to see these two try to figure out if their relationship would ever move beyond friends and it was exhilarating. Both of them thought they were being so slick
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Amanda Campbell
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic. It was great to see some of the major parts of Love Won thru Kami and Keaton's perspective. And it was great to see the things that Kami and Keaton experienced through the same time line as Love Won. I was excited but nervous for this book because of this book being the same time line as the other book BUT it was done fantastically and well written. I love Kami, she is a spitfire and you can't help but love her. Keaton is amazing in his own right, strong and creative, ov ...more
Robyn Corcoran
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s always a delight when a new book by this author is released, you never know just what will be ahead; a story full of angst or perhaps a light hearted romance? Such is the brilliance of this writer that she can produce quality stories in a multitude of tropes and genres. This is a lighter romance with the emphasis on fun!

Kami Sutherland and Keaton Hatfield are best friends but feel a lot more than that towards each other, both denying their true feelings.

Talk about a slow burn romance, any s
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Linda Diamond
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I had only one word to describe this book it would be " Magical" I cannot express how much I Loved it!! Kami and Keaton are a perfect match and their story was so incredibly well-written. I loved the banter between the two and the late night texts. This book had everything you want in a book: laugher , heart break, make up. Sexy alpha hero and smart sassy female hero. Kami is intelligent, sexy , funny and a smart*** . Keaton is sexy inked perfection . He makes you want to shake him and slap h ...more
Marika
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited for this book and do I live Kami and Keaton!
These two made me smile s lit, and at times I wanted to scream at them, just a little bit lol...they certainly take their time and slow burn kind of story make me want to shout it out lol.
The author is great tho and I could understand them both and their reasons,...I am just greedy and want everything right this second;)
All the love for these two!
Couldn't put it down to save my life!!!
Effie
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gillian Jones knows how to make you swoon and she definitely succeeding in doing it once again with this slow burn storyline.

Kami and Keaton share a beautiful friendship but when lines get blurred and friendship turns into something more, they cannot deny their pull towards one another. Their chemistry is off the charts and their banter definitely keeps that cheeky smile planted on my face throughout this story.

I do love slow burn stories but I’m so impatient and need them to collide together
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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review****

What can I say other than Gillian has devastated me with this book. We knew there was feelings between Kami and Keaton we just never knew the depths of their feelings. These two are so perfect for each other that’s it’s hard to watch them struggle with their emotions and and not let the other know. The underlying chemistry that they bring out in each other is beautiful to watch. I love how neither wanted to be without the other but didn
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Sheryl
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Dud Muffin and the Hellcat... what a fantastic story!

If there was ever a time when two people needed to listen to their hearts instead of their heads and the voices of others, this is it! I've never wanted to shake the crap outta someone like I wanted to do with Keaton and Kami. Everyone can see they belong together... EVERYONE!! Except for those two of course.

I loved the banter, the attraction, the late night texts, the coffee mugs... Son-of-a-cake-baker it was INKredible!

Gillian Jones can
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Natasha Carrere
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Gillian Jones makes it so easy to fall in love with her words! This is a slow burn romance but definitely worth it! I loved Kami and Keaton and couldn’t wait for them to finally admit their feelings for each other. And once they do wholly heck is it worth the wait!

Well written and will make you keep reading so that you don’t want to stop. I look forward to the next book by Gillian Jones!

Crystal Felker-Onions
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Childhood romance bloomed, sister gets into his head. The chemistry and attraction between Kami and Keaton is so tense. The story unfolds in ways that make you squirm and squeal then cry out in pain cause your heart is broken too. Eastlyn and McCoy have some serious comp in the frustration dept here. Thank you Jillian this point of view not only gave us the Kami❤Keaton story but more of Eastlyn and McCoy and I loved that! ...more
Kerry Fletcher
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dawwwwww AT LAST!!!! I'm so happy these two got the ending they deserved.

We met Keaton and Kami in book 1. The brother and the best friend. Their flirting has always been there and now it's about to come to a head.

Kami is frustrated with herself. She's loved Keaton for pretty much as long as she can remember but she can't seem to force herself to share her feelings. She's too worried about what her best friend will think but more so she's worried about losing her friendship with Keat.

Keaton has
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