Like Lovers Do
Like Lovers Do
By Tracey Livesay
Tracey Livesay continues her fun-filled Girls Trip series with this romance that will tug at your heartstrings.
Sometimes faking it can lead to the real thing…
Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic’s gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations. But when she disciplines an intern—a powerful donor’s son—a prestigious fellowship she’s awaiting is placed in jeopardy.
Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he’s not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won’t be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic—even if she’s had him re-examining his edict…more than once.
When Ben’s status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She’ll spend the week with Ben on Martha’s Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend—but only if he’ll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won’t lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be?
But as they’re about to discover, they’ve sorely underestimated their true feelings for each other…
I love a good friends to lovers romance and Like Lovers Do is that book! Nic and Ben have been friends for years and Nic’s career is about to take her away from that friendship. However, a threat to her career as a doctor is a chance for Ben to step in and help. Nic has a hard time appearing weak and accepting help so in exchange, she agrees to go on vacation with Ben and pretend to be his girlfriend to deter an annoying ex. What I especially liked is that Ben was going to help Nic no matter what. Their friendship is strong but a drunken text exchange brings their simmering attraction to the forefront! I really enjoyed that the foundation of their relationship is a deep friendship that moves to more. Ben is the type of hero that I just love. He is supportive of Nic, even though he though he has family trauma about the medical profession. Nic is a great heroine; she is determined and career driven but still does what she can to support and help her friends.
Tracey Livesay has crafted great characters and an enjoyable story. The characters are both relatable and lovely. The attraction between them is steamy and so freaking sexy! All I have to say is hammock sex! What I especially loved is that Nic and Ben were both willing to take risks in support of the other person. They really let their love for each other show, even when they were in denial about it. I really needed a book about two characters who just simply loved and supported one another and Like Lovers Do is that story. I highly recommend this book as well as the previous book in the Girls Trip series!
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.