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Love Block

(Love Lock Duet #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  86 reviews
I’m screwed.
Pippa just showed up uninvited with plans of staying the weekend.
I can hardly handle an hour with her, let alone two days.
Despite more than a year of dodging her, nothing has changed.
She’s the only woman I want.
Smart and sexy and bold.
My best friend’s little sister.
Denying my desire for her is torture.
And she doesn’t make it easy; she wants me too.
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published August 22nd 2019 by SMW Books
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ⭐'s

This is an intriguing start to a duet about a brother's best friend and his little sister.

Drew and Pippa have know each other almost all their lives and have been crushing on each other for almost as long whether they realized it or not.

As of late, it's been really hard on Drew, so much so, that he's gone to extremes and just not seen Pippa for over a year. He buys a house by the lake and everyone is coming to help him fix it up. Lucky for them, Pippa is also best friends with Drew's si
S.M. West
Feb 23, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
A sexy, angsty forbidden romance between Pippa Raine, a bubbly sports therapist, and her older brother's best friend, Drew Hayes, a do-good lawyer.

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Kim Bailey
★💜★ NOW LIVE!!! ★💜★

Best friend's older brother romance filled with steamy forbidden moments. I adore Drew and Pippa and cannot wait for the second book of this duet!

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Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 LOVE STARS!! I loved this sweet forbidden, full of angst story. Pippa Drew are perfect...they should not want each other, but they can't stay away from each other. Their story is a quick read and will put a smile on your face. You will love it, so go ahead and 1-Click.
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Pippa & Drew or my very favorite couple! ♥ I mean these two are should have been together for a long time! I knew them when they were teenagers in Made to Love. I've loved witnessing how these two gets together. Drew resisting and Pippa pushing over and over again! They are practically family. Them being together is both an evidence but also a risk. What if something goes wrong?

Wait for the angst! If you love it, you'll have it plenty. Love Block is a terrific start for this duet! All you'll wa
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I seriously loved this one. I've missed Suzanne's writing and stories like this are why.

Witty banter, great chemistry and genuine emotions pouring from the page. In love with her older brother's best friend Pippa has been pining for Drew for years. Complicated histories have kept them apart and I have to say there were moments I wanted to punch her brother Finn square in the face! An easy read with plenty of fun moments I definitely recommend.

I received an arc of this book.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sara ~

I wanted to throw my phone after finishing the first couple pages I don’t think I have ever been so mad at a book before I really didn’t think I could finish but I am glad I did. I was devastated to learn what had happened but also happy Pip was happy. Only to have my heartbreak for her 2 chapters in, I wanted to crawl in and just hug her. I was furious at Drew and could have kicked him in real life but once he came to the rescue my feelings changed. Pippa has had a hard few years and I do
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Suzanne West has an amazing talent or presenting the 'real life's' motions, emotions and situations through out angsty and steamy filled out plot, in this case, the "forbidden-off limits-best-friend's-little-sister" romance...

Now, Pippa Raine (the little sister in question) and Drew, her older brother's best friend...

The unrequited love on one side, cause of the sense of loyalty and the 'unfortunate' event in the past that caused the very traumatic experience for the older brother...

It's all ver
Sep 09, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick well written read that is engaging and riddled with angst that feeds the intensity of your emotions throughout this amazing read that I enjoyed and am looking forward to reading more of this series.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMGee, this is the absolute best first half of a duet!! I usually abhor a book where the end is not the end, but this one didn’t leave me feeling robbed, instead leaving me with a sense of satisfaction and gleeful anticipation. Oh sure, there are plenty of conflicts and fireworks to come, but there’s some definite contentment with at least some of these characters being left in a good place at the end of the first half of Drew and Pippa's story.

Drew and Pippa’s families have been friends for yea
Debra Phiri (Dragon Nanny)
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is kind of tragic because of a situation that happened in the past for Pippas brother and Drew’s best friend. The hot factor with these two is off the charts. But can Drew show Pippa he really wants forever by fighting that past with her brother!

The dynamics of these two characters and the people around them is gripping and you will want to get to the end to see if they can make it work. They have a true friendship; a long time denied chemistry and love. Drew keeping away from being
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I really liked the blurb about this book. Best Friend’s little sister is a trope I love to read. And I love to try new authors, so this seemed like a great fit. This book is also not a standalone-it is written as a two part book, so leaves the reader without a solid ending.

Love Block is about a woman in love with her brother’s best friend, or the man’s best friend’s little sister. They’d tried denying the feelings due to age and other circumstances, but despite it all, they are drawn to each oth
Jeeves Reads Romance
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tense and steamy, Love Block is a best friend’s little sister story that ratchets up the emotion by making it clear that our couple is in love from the very beginning. A mysterious event from their past means Drew knows without a doubt that Pippa’s brother will never accept him as a suitable partner for his little sister. It’s this fact that holds him back - Pippa makes no attempts at keeping her feelings for Drew a secret, so it’s all up to Drew to move the relationship forward. When Drew buys ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A best friend's older brother romance you won't want to miss.

In love with her older brother's best friend Drew, Pippa has been pining for Drew for years but has no idea that Drew wants her just as bad. The only thing keeping them from pursuing one another is Pippa's older brother Finn who has expressly forbidden his friends from ever dating his sister. Drew even goes so far as to avoid Pippa entirely for over a year to tamp down his temptation. But when the two are left alone for a few days whi
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it

Are you after a sweet HEA? If so then this one is for you. Finn and Pippa have been friends forever or so it seems as Finn is best friends with Pippa's brother. Pippa's brother has made it very clear that Finn and Pippa and together is the last thing that he wants. The more Finn and Pippa spend time together and since they are both unattached the harder it is for them to deny the feeling they have for each other. A week spent together working on Finn's now lakeside house may just be too many tem
Cee Cee Houston
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Block is the first book in a duet by S.M. West and at first glance seems like your usual trip down the forbidden love trope. But this ‘best friend’s sister’ novel has a slightly different edge to it. Drew hasn’t been warned off his best friend, Finn’s sister just because of the ‘bro code’. There’s an underlying current of angst and emotion devastation that makes Finn act the way he does.
His sister Pippa has known Drew all her life, but after she hit her teens, her familial feelings toward h
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Block is the beginning of Pippa Raine, a sports therapist, and her brother's best friend, Drew Hayes, an attorney. Pippa has always had a thing for Drew, but he's never gone there because her older brother is his best friend. Her brother also reminds him on a regular basis that his sister is off limits. Drew is now a single man, and Pippa is coming with his sister to see his new cabin that he purchased. He's flipping out because he's not sure how the hell he will keep her at arms length. So ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This first installment of the duet is a warm hearted love story with some 'will they, won't they' thrown into the mix. You find yourself becoming invested in the story of Drew and Pippa as they try to navigate their way through all the reasons why they shouldn't be together; the biggest one being Pippa's brother, Finn. My heart went out to them both because they've denied their feelings for each other for so long and despite trying to get on with their lives, the heart knows what it wants. You'r ...more
Amy  Crull
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
So I love books like this, when the characters all interact and are one big family. This is the case with Pippa and Drew. It's forbidden but neither can deny their feelings. I give Drew props for hiding his feelings(the best he could anyway), standing his guard and respecting his friends rule. He knew he had feelings for Pippa but kept his distance.He even had a girlfriend for years but couldn't stop thinking about Pippa. Being thrown together while working on his cottage stirs up lots of emotio ...more
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What a great read! Love Block is filled with angst and suspense. I spent most of the book waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Pippa is sweet, hard working, and single minded. She’s the kind of person I would like for a friend. Drew is incredibly sexy and the most loyal friend you could imagine. It’s clear from the beginning that they belong together.

The plot has a slow, steady build up. I found myself getting impatient with Drew, waiting for him to finally realize what had to be done. Their situa
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Drew and Pippa. She's his little sister's best friend's and his best friend's Lillie sister. Yeah crazy right. But they have been friends forever and there has always been a connection, but due to a past almost tragedy, Finn won't allow Drew to even consider Pippa. So got the last year Drew has avoided her at all cost. Not she shows up with his sister to work on his new cottage. Pippa had always wanted more with Drew ...more
Jill Kerich
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drew and Pippa have been drawn to teach other for years and their families are intertwined in a way that made it almost impossible to avoid each other and their feelings. When Drew buys a cottage and friends start to come help him renovate, him and Pippa find themselves left alone. Although they both know Drew’s best friend and Pippa’s brother, Finn, will not approve, they finally act on their feelings. This story was so well written with dual POV that gives readers insight one what both Drew an ...more
Love Block is book one in the duet Love Lock and for those of you who don’t enjoy duets due to the cliffhanger, this is one that you should be ok with. It leaves you happy, but patiently anticipating the other story of what is yet to come. This story is about a forbidden romance between siblings BF’s. It was told from a dual POV, so we get to see the emotions of how both Drew and Pippa are handling this new territory as I will call it. You will love these characters, well okay may not Finn (Pipp ...more
Gwen Shafer
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one was quite interesting. The first one I have read from this author. It was very intense and interesting storyline. Drew has wanted Pippa a long time. But out of respect for her brother he has stayed away. For a year he has ignored and avoided her. But then she shows up on his door step with her sister and ends up staying for a week to help him with his new house. Things between them heat up even if Drew knows that they shouldn't because of Finn her brother. But that doesn't stop Drew fro ...more
Terry Babb
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So enjoyed this lovely read. It had everything to tick the boxes for me, caring & kindness, irresistible sexual tension which translated to high heat in the bedroom. There were anxious moments, tender moments & some fabulous feel good humour & banter. Add an irritating over protective toxic elder brother into the mix & there could be trouble still to come for this lovely couple but destiny is irrefutable & they are determined to own it. Can't wait for the second book! I received an arc & this is ...more
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book by S.M. West. If you enjoy forbidden romance between best friend and brother's little sister, then you definitely want to read Love Block. Pippa (great name btw) has been in love with her brother Finn's best friend since she was a teenager. Drew knows he shouldn't be having feelings for Pippa but he just can't get her out of his head. He has even avoided her for a year to hide his feelings. But his feelings are no going away. Finn has made it clear his sisters are off limit ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
Pippa and Drew are a delight! This is a somewhat angsty brother’s best friend romance that is a slow burn with a delicious payoff.

She’s the little sister of his best friend, who long ago declared that Pippa was off-limits. She’s also friends with his little sister, so there is a double sneaking around for a while. But nothing is keeping these two apart.

It is part 2 in a duet, and though it is a cliffhanger, I didn’t feel disappointed at the end. Pippa and Drew are in a good place, and the antici
Emeline Kelly
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
To be honest, it has been a bit since I actually became so invested in characters like these. You can hear the heat and frustration. Their lust turned to love. You can feel it. The plot accurately depicts what you are in for, it’s then just brought more to life. As an added bonus, S.M. West provides you with a playlist to go with the book. Extra score!

There is also so much suspense and just when you get to what you were waiting for… BAM, cliffhanger!!

I can’t wait for the next one!!!!
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was fun to read I really liked Drew and Pippa both. This book had some drama, funny moments and some hot moments. These two have a crazy chemistry that I was surprised her brother didn't pick up on. I will say that Drew honored Finn longer than I thought he would and had a ton of respect for him. Pippa pushed him over the edge big time she is determined to get what she wants. These two are super cute together.
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